<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usWed, 26 Apr 2017 10:25:30 -0400Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:25:30 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[DC-Area First Responders to Hold Emergency Terror Drill Wed.]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:07:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-lights-day-shutterstock_1430470311.jpg
Law enforcement agencies from across the region will participate in a full-scale emergency terror drill Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Metro Workers Threatening 'Sick Out' This Weekend]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_1981087703.jpg
Metro workers are threatening a "sick out" for this weekend. Sources tell News4 that Metro employees have been telling their supervisors they will not be going to work Friday.

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<![CDATA[Joe Biden to Speak at GMU Sex Assault Awareness Event]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:23:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Croped+Biden%29.jpg
Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak Wednesday at a campus sex assault awareness event at George Mason University.

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<![CDATA[Key Things to Know Ahead of Trump’s Tax Reveal]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:16:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumpfeeuerherdIB.jpg
President Donald Trump plans to release a broad outline of his tax plan Wednesday, three days ahead of his 100th day in office.Trump has suggested his plan will include "maybe the biggest tax cut we've...

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<![CDATA[Slain Officer’s Child Treats Another Cop to Surprise Dinner]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:11:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mikayla+raji.jpg
The 8-year-old daughter of a New Jersey police officer killed in the line of duty seven months before she was born stunned a random cop in a local pizza and pasta shop by anonymously buying him dinner last week....

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<![CDATA[Marine Shot to Death in Ind. McDonald’s Drive-Thru]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/JustinLampkins.jpg
A man has been charged with fatally shooting a Marine in the drive-thru of a McDonald's in Bedford, Indiana, according to police and NBC affiliate WTHR.Justin Lampkins, 25, was in a truck with his friends...

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<![CDATA[DC Missing Teens: How Social Media Helps, Hurts Police]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:16:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/2017-04-25_1334.png
When Commander Chanel Dickerson took over the District's Youth and Family Services Division, she made it her mission to make sure every missing person case got the attention it deserved.
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<![CDATA[Betsy DeVos Visits Manassas Elementary School]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:24:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042517+betsy+devos+school+visit.jpg
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Ashland Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia, on Tuesday. Supporters and demonstrators who called her unqualified stood outside the school with signs.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 13, Reported Missing in Upper Marlboro]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:33:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/2017-04-26_0629.png
Prince George's County police are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: A Side-Eye to Sidewalk Ban ]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:43:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/white+house+fence.jpg
Last week, the U.S. Secret Service announced that the sidewalk adjacent to the White House fence no longer would be open to the public.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle Reports Payment System Was Hacked]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:25:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/chipotle9.jpg
Mexican fast food chain Chipotle announced Tuesday that its customer payment system had been breached, CNBC reported.In a statement on the company's website, Chipotle said it detected "unauthorized activity"...

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<![CDATA[DC Lawmakers to Debate Regulating Airbnb Rentals]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:23:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042517+kenyan+mcduffie.jpg
D.C. Councilman Kenyan McDuffie has proposed regulating commercial Airbnb operators seen to harm the city's supply of affordable housing. News4's Tom Sherwood reports. Look here to see the entire bill.

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<![CDATA[She Said Yes! Man Proposes at Dulles With Huge Poster]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:05:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042517+airport+proposal.jpg
A man waiting for his fiancee to arrive in Virginia from Brussels Tuesday night welcomed her with a huge poster -- and a "second" wedding proposal after they had been separated for nearly three years.

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<![CDATA[Md. Residents Worried About Health Effects of Phone Tower]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:55:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000018566809_1200x675_929674819723.jpg
Greenbelt, Maryland, reisdents said at a community meeting Tuesday night that they are concerned about the health effects of a planned cellphone tower. One man said he plans to move his family out of the]]>
<![CDATA[Beware of 'Slamming' by Third-Party Utility Suppliers]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:48:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/gasmeters.jpg
While many consumers sign up for third-party gas and electricity suppliers because they promised big savings, some people are without their knowledge – an illegal practice called “slamming.”

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<![CDATA[Missing 7-Year-Old Last Seen Stepping Off Bus Found Safe]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:02:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/20170425+Karmari+Wells.jpg
A 7-year-old boy who went missing after he was last seen getting off a school bus in Woodbridge, Virginia, has been found safe.]]>
<![CDATA[Moms of Children with Autism Work to Teach Acceptance]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:33:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042517+autism+acceptance.jpg
For the past eight years, Yolie Carrasco and Mildred Rivera have talked with children in Alexandria, Virginia, about autism. Carrasco has a son with autism who is 19. Rivera's identical twins are now 14.

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<![CDATA[GW Tests DNA of 4 DC Seafood Dishes, Finds 4 Mislabeled]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:48:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/generic+rock+shrimp+shutterstock_246931030.jpg
Researchers tested the DNA of 12 seafood dishes and found four of them had been mislabeled, including a vulnerable species.

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<![CDATA[Park Honoring Metro Red Line Crash Victims Needs Some Work]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:24:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170425+Legacy+Memorial+Park.jpg
This June will mark eight years since the deadliest accident in Metro history: nine people were killed when two Red Line trains collided in 2009 outside the Fort Totten station in Northeast D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce to Award Scholarship at Howard University]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Beyonce+Formation+Scholarship.jpg
Beyonce will award college scholarships for women at four schools, including Washington's own Howard University.

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<![CDATA[Police Plead for Tips in Virginia Killing of 77-Year-Old Man]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:01:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cong+Huu+Nguyen.jpg
Five days after 77-year-old Cong Huu Nguyen was found dead in his apartment in a retirement community in Fairfax, police say they have no new leads. Nguyen visited the Eden Center every day at...

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<![CDATA[Hot Spots Remain After 5-Alarm Fire in College Park]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:23:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20170425+Maryland+Fire.jpg
More than a day after a five-alarm fire in a vacant College Park apartment building, crews remain on the scene. As News4's Meagan Fitzgerald explains, fire investigators believe the blaze was an accident, though...]]>
<![CDATA[Verification Process Changed After FAFSA Security Breach]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_78409850950.jpg
Millions of high school seniors must decide where they're going to college by Monday, but thousands of them are still waiting on their financial aid packages.

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<![CDATA[Homeowner Says 3rd-Party Gas Supplier Doubled Her Rate]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:58:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Smart+One+Energy+Temporarily+Unavailable.jpg
NBC4 responds to a woman's complaint about her gas bill and uncovers a much bigger issue.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Firefighter Thanks Strangers Who Saved Her Life]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:04:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042517+rescued+firefighter.jpg
A crowd of good Samaritans helped save the life of a D.C. firefighter, and on Tuesday she got the chance to thank everyone who came to her aid.

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<![CDATA[AG: D.C. Landlord Sued for Building's Deplorable Conditions]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:56:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Attorney+General+Karl+Racine+Files+Lawsuit.jpg
Tenants have complained about bed bugs, infestations, mold and no heat.

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<![CDATA[FDA Warns of 14 'Fraudulent' Cancer Cure Companies]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:53:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FDAfakecurecancerdrugs_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters sent to 14 manufacturers, telling them to remove their fraudulent cancer curing products on the internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed in Crash Involving Double Tractor-Trailer]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:46:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police+lights+rain3.jpg
A man was killed in a crash involving a double tractor-trailer and a car, Prince William County police say.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Hurt After Bus Crashes Into Group Home in Kensington]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:01:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/042515+bus+into+group+home.jpg
A small bus has crashed into a group home in Kensington, Maryland, hurting three people, officials say.

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<![CDATA[Some Md. Schools Warn Parents About Netflix Series]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/langfordfeuerherd.jpg
Some schools in Maryland are warning parents about a Netflix series many students are binge watching.

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<![CDATA[Couple Married 69 Years Die 'Hand in Hand': Report]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:36:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/old-hands-generic.gif
An Illinois couple married for 69 years, their love and bond so strong they died minutes apart Saturday, hand in hand, at a Skokie hospital, according to their obit.As both Teresa and Isaac Vatkin, 89 and...

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<![CDATA[Suspect With BB Gun Evades Police on Metro Tracks]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:05:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro-shutterstock_9852473011.jpg
A man who had a BB gun evaded authorities Sunday after jumping onto the train tracks at the U Street Metro station and using an emergency hatch, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Police: College Park Man Flew Drone Near 5-Alarm Fire]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:11:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/drone16.jpg
A Maryland man is accused of flying a drone in restricted airspace near the 5-alarm apartment building fire Monday in College Park, nearly crashing the drone into a police helicopter.

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