<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:37:05 -0400 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:37:05 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Investigators: Fire Started After Cat Knocks Over Candle]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:17:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/2015-08-30_1612.png
Two adults were displaced from the home, but there were no injuries.]]>
<![CDATA[Body Found in Shallow Grave in Montgomery Co. Park]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:35:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic21.jpg
Lt. Rick Pelicano, a spokesman for Montgomery Parks, said bow hunters discovered the body in the Great Seneca Stream Valley Park, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[Memorial Service Held for Slain Roanoke TV Journalists]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_141218438885.jpg
A memorial service was held at a Virginia church for two journalists who were slain on live TV this week. WDBJ7, the station where Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked, said the interfaith service was being held...

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<![CDATA[Mother of One Murder Victim Still Hoping for Justice]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:07:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011711977_1200x675_515839555622.jpg
There have been more than 100 murders in the District this year, and some of the families of the victims are still waiting for closure. News4's Darcy Spencer talks to one mother who lost her daughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders, Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:00:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trumpsanders.jpg
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump — the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively — have seen their support...

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<![CDATA[Pope Francis Decries Crimes Against Refugees]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:42:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-485905526-pope-francis-austria.jpg
Pope Francis asked the faithful Sunday to work together to prevent crimes against people who are forced to flee their home countries in search of a better life, NBC News reported. The pontiff made his...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Texas Deputy ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:33:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/policia-asesinado-texas.jpg
Hundreds gathered at a vigil Saturday to mourn the loss of the sheriff’s deputy ambushed at a Texas gas station while filling up his patrol car the previous evening, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Scholarships Memorialize Reporter Slain in Virginia]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:45:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/matan-reporteros_3.jpg
The family of Alison Parker, the TV reporter shot to death during a live report Wednesday morning in Virginia, is asking that people donate to memorial scholarship funds and charities in her name to honor...

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<![CDATA[Huge Fire at Saudi Oil Workers' Compound Kills 7]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:05:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/AP859656548979.jpg
Seven people were killed and more than 200 injured in a giant fire that tore through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia Sunday, The Associated Press reported. Officials said that residents of...

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<![CDATA[Obama Heads to Alaska for Historic Climate Change Tour]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:38:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_586127782641.jpg
President Barack Obama heads to Alaska Monday for a historic Arctic tour aimed at drawing attention to climate change, NBC News reported. The three-day tour will include trips to a receding glacier and...

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<![CDATA[3 Adults Killed, Child Wounded in Tennessee Home Shooting]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:07:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/187062332.jpg
Two men and a woman were found shot to death inside a home in eastern Tennessee Saturday night, according to the local sheriff's office, NBC News reported. A child was also found inside the home with gunshot...

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<![CDATA[Two Dead, One Injured in SE D.C. Shooting]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:39:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2015-08-29_0806.png
Police said the incident occurred on the 4900 block of B Street, Southeast, just before midnight Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[P.F. Chang's Worker Fatally Stabbed]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/PF+Chang+Best+082915.JPG
One P.F. Chang's kitchen worker was stabbed to death Saturday, allegedly by another, at the restaurant in Peabody, Massachusetts. Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said 53-year-old Jaquan Huston...

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<![CDATA[No-Confidence Vote on Lanier Possible]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:34:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082815+cathy+lanier.jpg
All Metropolitan Police Department officers have been pulled from vacation, desk duty and other details Friday through Sunday for an "All Hands on Deck" response to crime, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.]]>
<![CDATA[Montgomery Co. Firefighters Remember Katrina]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:18:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011710683_1200x675_515763267861.jpg
Montgomery Co. firefighters remember their trip to New Orleans to assist after Katrina, and the devastation they found there. They shared the videos they shot with News4.]]>
<![CDATA[Close Encounter With Hammerhead]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:37:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hammerhead-shark-la-jolla.gif
A group of kayakers captured their close encounter with a hammerhead shark off the San Diego coast on Saturday, which prompted lifeguards to close down nearby beaches. Their incredible video shows the 8-...
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<![CDATA[Suspect Charged in Killing of Texas Sheriff's Deputy]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/goforth-harriscounty.jpg
A 30-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the "execution-style" shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, authorities announced Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported. Shannon

Photo Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office/NBC 5 News
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<![CDATA[Calif. Hiker Found Alive After Missing for More Than a Week]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:26:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Missing_Hiker.jpg
A 62-year-old woman who vanished while hiking in California was found alive Saturday — more than a week after she was separated from the group she was traveling with, police said, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: Fresno County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Look Back Before Hurricane Katrina Hit New Orleans]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:23:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011706381_1200x675_515512387590.jpg
News4's Chris Lawrence reports from New Orleans upon the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He took a look back at preparations before the devastating storm struck.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:48:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/jerry-reed-backyard-nola.jpg
Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path.

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<![CDATA[Coast Guardsmen Remember Katrina]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:50:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/katrina-coast-guard-rescuers-remember.jpg
As the whole country reflects on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina a decade later, two Coast Guard rescue swimmers who helped save thousands described seeing a submerged New Orleans. Lt.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:01:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/Harris+County+Presser.jpg
Authorities were questioning a person of interest Saturday in the "execution-style" shooting of a uniformed Texas sheriff's deputy, while warning that "dangerous rhetoric" against law enforcement has "gotten out...

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<![CDATA[Police Arrest Missing Convicted Sex Offender]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/James+Alexander+Norris.jpg
Metropolitan police said they arrested a convicted sex offender who disappeared near Landover Hills Thursday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Thai Police Arrest Suspect in Bangkok Tourist Shrine Bombing]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:09:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sketch19.JPG
Police in Thailand arrested a suspect in the deadly Bankok bombing that killed 20 people at a crowded Shrine earlier this month. National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri told Reuters that the suspect...

Photo Credit: Deputy Police Chief, Royal Thai Police]]>
<![CDATA[Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Reporters to Prison]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/451087480.jpg
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison in a long-running trial criticized by press freedom advocates worldwide. Judge Hassan Farid said he issued his verdict in...

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<![CDATA[Obama Appoints First Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:50:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/obama+climate.JPG
President Barack Obama appointed the country's first special envoy for hostage affairs following a review of the government's current hostage policies, the White House announced on Friday. Former State...

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<![CDATA[Sarah Palin Lobs Softballs at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:03:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP342668398395.jpg
Sarah Palin hosted Republican candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on her show, "On Point with Sarah Palin," for a friendly interview Friday that steered clear of the tough questions they faced...

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<![CDATA[College Card Fees, Part II]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:13:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011705577_1200x675_515389507510.jpg
Billions of dollars go toward financial aid for college students every year, and taxpayers contribute to it, but the government has a problem with fees charged to students who access their money, and new...]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Was Justified in Shooting, Wounding Man in Va.: PD]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:26:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
A police officer who shot and wounded a man with a knife in his hand in Prince William County last week was justified in shooting the man, police said Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Loved Ones Mourn Retired Bus Driver Killed in Northeast D.C.]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:16:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082815+Loretta+Carswell.jpg
Carswell was remembered at a vigil in Northeast D.C. Friday night as a pillar of the community. "Loretta was my best friend. She was my sister, she was my neighbor. We all grew up together," Treme Gilliam said.]]>
<![CDATA[Legionnaires Disease Confirmed at San Quentin Prison]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:14:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/prisonmain.PNG
Officials at California's San Quentin Prison confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises. Officials said one prisoner had undergone tests at a hospital outside the prison facility...]]>
<![CDATA[Construction Delays Start of Classes at Stafford High School]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:36:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082815+Stafford+High+School.jpg
Some high school students in Stafford County are getting an extra week of summer vacation because of construction delays. News4 Northern Virgnia Bureau Reporter David Culver explains.]]>
<![CDATA[Services to Be Held for Beloved Gonzaga High Teacher]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:45:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Gonzaga+teacher+dies.jpg
A funeral service will be held next week for a beloved Gonzaga College High School teacher who unexpectedly died earlier this week.]]>