<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSat, 27 Aug 2016 02:29:48 -0400Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:29:48 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Students Surprise Injured Coach With Heartwarming Tribute]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:31:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082616+brian+schmidt.jpg
A high school coach who was seriously hurt in a bike crash got a big surprise Friday as the new school year begins -- hundreds of students and staff members leaped to their feet at a pep rally held in his...

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<![CDATA[Watch Out for School Buses as School Year Begins]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:54:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000015913625_1200x675_752156739943.jpg
Drivers should expect more traffic congestion as the school year begins, Montgomery County police say. And officials are warning drivers to stop for school buses or risk getting tickets for as much as $570 each....]]>
<![CDATA[Kerry: US, Russia 'Close' on Syria Agreement]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:30:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Kerry-Lavrov-Syria-Talks-AP_897609403882.jpg
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the U.S. and Russia are close to a deal that could end the fighting in Syria, NBC News reported."Today I can say we achieved clarity on the path forward,"...

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<![CDATA['Phenomenal': 10-Year-Old Md. Boy Recovers From Rare Disease]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:47:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jackson+Gilmore.jpg
A Maryland family is celebrating what they describe as a miracle as a 10-year-old boy has regained his ability to walk, talk and eat nearly two years after he was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stabbed on Metrobus; Suspect in Custody: Police]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:26:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metrobus+Pennsylvania+Avenue.jpg
A man has possibly life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on a Metrobus Friday evening, Metro Transit Police say.

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<![CDATA[Trump Campaign CEO Under Scrutiny for 1996 Charge]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:23:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16233666241411-stephen-bannon-trump-campaign.jpg
Stephen Bannon's appointment as chief executive of Donald Trump's campaign has drawn scrutiny to his personal history, including a 1996 arrest in a domestic-violence case that was ultimately dismissed, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Dwyane Wade Cousin Fatally Shot]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:48:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Aldridge0825.JPG
A woman was shot to death while pushing a child in a stroller on Chicago's South Side, police said Friday, and family identified the victim as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. The 32-year-old woman, whom family

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Police Escort]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:41:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0E8A0898.JPG
Four-year-old Jackson Scherlen didn't have his father at his side on the first day of pre-K in Texas this week. But he did have about 20 of his father's brothers and sisters from the Amarillo Police Department...

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<![CDATA[What Is Being a Police Officer Like? A Look Behind the Badge]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:46:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082616+david+culver+police+simulation.jpg
The Arlington County Police Department will offer "behind the badge" simulations at mini police academies on Saturday. News4's David Culver suited up and participated in some training scenarios.

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<![CDATA[Re-Imagine National Monuments Through Virtual Reality]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mount+Rushmore.jpg
All day Saturday, CyArk will give visitors a one-of-a-kind view of Mount Rushmore as part of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary celebration on the National Mall.

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<![CDATA[3 Medical Education Campuses in DC Area to Close]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:04:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Radians+College.jpg
The U.S. Department of Education took enforcement action against three schools that specialize in medical education as hundreds of local students scramble to find somewhere else to go.

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<![CDATA[Prince George's School Board Chair Vows to Stay On]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:16:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160826+Segue+Eubanks.jpg
The chairman of the school board in Prince George's County says he's not stepping down despite allegations of abuse and neglect in the county's Head Start program that led to the loss of a $6.5 million...]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Man Jumps Out of Moving Ambulance on Beltway]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:29:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Man+Ambulance.jpg
A man jumped out of an ambulance, tumbling directly in front of oncoming traffic during peak rush hour on the Capital Beltway, police say.

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<![CDATA[Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/harold-bornstein-trump-doctor.jpg
Donald Trump's personal physician said he wrote a letter declaring the Republican nominee would be the healthiest president in history in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside...

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<![CDATA[DC Govt. Event Tickets Record Keeping Remains Incomplete]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:33:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bruce+Springsteen+Points.jpg
Washington, D.C.’s mayor and the D.C. Council are receiving another round of scrutiny over their usage of special suite tickets at the Verizon Center and Nationals Park.

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<![CDATA[NBC Prime Time Shows to Air on Cozi Friday]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:54:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20160826+AmericasGotTalent.jpg
Due to the Redskins' preseason game airing on NBC4 Friday night, NBC's prime time lineup will be shown on Cozi.

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<![CDATA[Va. Woman Shoots Down Drone Near Robert Duvall's Home]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/082616+robert+duvall+Jennifer+Youngman.jpg
A Virginia woman says she shot down a drone after she spotted the device flying over her famous next door neighbor Robert Duvall's house and it veered onto her land.

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<![CDATA[Police: Bank Robber Flees Into 3rd Street Tunnel]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_5628043316.jpg
Third Street Tunnel was partially closed midday Friday after police searched for a man who they believe robbed a bank in Chinatown and then fled into the tunnel.

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<![CDATA[10 Tips for Visiting New Museum of African American History]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480949896.jpg
Here are 10 tips for making the most out of your visit to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening Saturday, Sept. 24.

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<![CDATA[SafeTrack Returns to Northern Va. for Surge 8]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:43:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro+blue+line+10.16.15.jpg
The next phase of Metro's SafeTrack program starts Saturday and has crews returning to northern Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Couple Forced to Live Apart After 62 Years]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:15:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Anita+and+Wolf+Gottschalk.jpg
Anita and Wolf Gottschalk have been inseparable throughout their 62 years of marriage. But for the past eight months, the elderly couple has been forced to say a heartbreaking goodbye over and over again.A...

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<![CDATA[2 Life Terms for Ex-Lawyer in Torture of Va. Couple]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:14:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/061616+andrew+schmuhl.jpg
A former military lawyer convicted of torturing a Virginia couple during a home invasion was sentenced Friday to two life terms plus 98 years.]]>
<![CDATA[More US Companies Pledge Equal Pay for Women]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:04:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/OBAMA_WOMEN_GettyImages-540174764.jpg
Twenty-nine additional employers have signed on to the White House equal pay pledge, which asks companies to conduct a yearly analysis of pay by gender with the goal of eliminating unequal compensation.Apple...

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<![CDATA[Police Release Video of Car in Hit-Run Near Dupont Circle]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:19:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Hit+And+Run.jpg
New photos and a video have been released of a vehicle that police say struck and killed a 29-year-old man near Dupont Circle in D.C.

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<![CDATA[Pet Owners Weigh the Pros and Cons of Their Furry Friends]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:15:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dog-Cat-GettyImages-151350785.jpg
Many a pet owner will tell you that taking home a furry friend is one of the best decisions you can make. But becoming a pet parent is a big commitment and it's important to consider the pros and cons.

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<![CDATA[Months of Recovery Ahead for Louisiana Flood Victims]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:11:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Louisiana+Flooding+McClarty+Backyard.jpg
Clean-up will take months following deadly and devastating flooding in and around Baton Rouge.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Defends Work of Family Foundation]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:23:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ClintonAltRight-AP_16238837035319.jpg
Hillary Clinton is defending the work of her family foundation, saying the organization needs more time to ensure the continuity of their programs. If elected, Clinton said she'll take additional steps to make...

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<![CDATA[Home Invasion Survivor Talks Running for Connecticut Office]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:48:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dr+William+Petit+Today+Show+1200.jpg
Dr. William Petit, the sole survivor of the home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut, opened up during an exclusive interview with NBC's "Today" show about the decision to run for the state House of...

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<![CDATA[2 Women Escape Attack Attempts on W&OD Trail]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:12:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/082516+trail+assault+suspect+sketch.jpg
An off-duty sheriff's deputy fled a potential attack on the popular Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Virginia on Thursday, a little more than a week after two men assaulted a woman nearby.

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<![CDATA[Mother: Head Start Gave No Apology After Son Wandered Off]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:13:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Playground13.jpg
"There was no apology. There was no... there was just no answers," the mother said.]]>