<![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-usSun, 11 Dec 2016 08:47:13 -0500Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:47:13 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fire Displaces Dozens of Alexandria Apartment Residents]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/Alexandria+Fire2.jpg
Residents in about eight to 12 apartments will not be able to go back home tonight, fire officials said.

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<![CDATA[Freezing Rain Expected for North, West of DC]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:58:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Freezing+Rain.png
Freezing rain gives way to clearing, which gives way to a wintery mix and cold temperatures.

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<![CDATA[11 Ways to Prevent Christmas Tree Fires]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:13:06 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2015-12-16_1141.png
Christmas trees and other holiday decorations are an annual tradition for many, but misuse and neglect can lead to deadly consequences.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Board Approves Airbnb Regulations]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:31:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Airbnb7.jpg
The board voted Saturday to approve regulations requiring Airbnb hosts to apply for a newly created "accessory homestay" permit.

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<![CDATA[People Brave Cold for MGM National Harbor Opening Weekend]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:49:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017024569_1200x675_830029891704.jpg
People visiting National Harbor in the hopes of going to the new MGM casino or doing their holiday shopping bundled up against the cold Saturday. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Warehouse Manager Refuses to Answer Safety Questions]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1205-2016-DerickAlmena.jpg
The man who founded and ran the artists' collective at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland said he is grief stricken and "incredibly sorry" after the tragic fire that took his home and many of his friends. But

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<![CDATA[More Than 1,000 Chicago Flights Cancelled as Winter Blast Rolls East]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:35:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-462670228.png
More than 1,000 flights were canceled at Chicago's O'Hare airport Sunday as a winter storm swept through the Midwest on its way east, threatening to bring more snow to parts of Ohio, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Santa Makes Special Visit to Arlington]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:15:32 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017024731_1200x675_830094403878.jpg
Santa and Rudolph danced along with some other characters in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday. The special performance was part of a toy drive held by the Arlington County Police Department.]]>
<![CDATA[1 in Critical Condition After Fire in Hyattsville]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:59:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Firetruck9.jpg
Firefighters rescued two people from the apartment building, including one person who has been taken to a burn unit.

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<![CDATA[Man Charged with Murder in Death of 16-Year-Old Girl]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:23:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Breyona+McMillian+Saeve+Evans+2.jpg
Saeve Evans, 30, turned himself in to police on Nov. 29 after he was wanted in connection to the death of Breyona McMillian, 16.]]>
<![CDATA[Silver Spring Facility Offers Relief for Area Homeless]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:51:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017024602_1200x675_830038083716.jpg
A new facility opened Saturday in Silver Spring, Maryland. It will offer shelter, food and resources to many of Montgomery County's homeless. News4's Derrick Ward spoke with residents and county leaders...]]>
<![CDATA[News4's Angie Goff Explores DC-Area Businesses Open 24/7]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:00:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Angie+Goff+Business.jpg
From a tire repair shop to a spa, News4's Angie Goff explores an array of D.C. area businesses that are open while most of us are sleeping.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested, Breaks Handcuffs, Flees, Re-Arrested]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:40:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-12-10_0738.png
Officer Tyler Hunter said the man was arrested after a traffic stop for an open warrant on possession charges around 9:45 p.m. Friday. He was taken into custody to be transported to the county jail.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Gives Federal Workers Larger-Than-Expected Raise]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:38:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/120916+cash+money+generic.jpg
Many federal employees will get a small Christmas gift from President Barack Obama.Obama authorized a 2.1 percent pay raise for civilian agency employees so their raise will match that of Defense Department...

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<![CDATA[DC's Carnegie Library Could Become Apple Store]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:12:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20161209+Carnegie+Library.jpg
The Carnegie Library, built in 1902 on K Street in D.C., is expected to become an Apple Store.]]>
<![CDATA[Muslim Teen Harassed on NYC Subway Found After Going Missing]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:50:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FOR+ALIYU+MISSING+MUSLIM+TEENS+WITH+PUSH++-+01000926_WNBC_00000.jpg
A Muslim teenager who went missing after she said she was harassed on a train last week has been found, Nassau County Police officials said Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Arctic Blast Brings Coldest Air of the Season]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Wind+Chills.jpg
Bundle up! The first arctic blast of the season will send temperatures plummeting in the D.C. area Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Says Blacks Who Didn't Vote 'Felt Good About Me']]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:21:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP16345080011808_opt.jpg
Donald Trump at a rally on Friday said African-American voters who didn't show up to the polls felt good about him."The African-American community was great to us," Trump said.

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<![CDATA[Maryland Rape Victim Speaks After Attacker Sentenced]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:55:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017022518_1200x675_829655619754.jpg
A man who attacked and raped a student six years ago at Montgomery College will spend the rest of his life behind bars. News4's Jackie Bensen spoke with the victim who explains how she has found the will...]]>
<![CDATA[MGM National Harbor Tells Visitors to Come Another Time]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MGM+Casino+Crowd.jpg
The casino reached full capacity for a second time on Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Loudoun CEO Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Wife]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:52:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Castillo.png
A Loudoun County CEO was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 16 years for killing his estranged wife. He staged the mother of five's death to look like a suicide, prosecutors have said.]]>
<![CDATA[Pr. George's Liquor Board Chair Charged With DUI Near MGM]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:46:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/120916+charles+caldwell.jpg
The chair of the Prince George's County liquor board was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday night after a three-car crash outside the MGM National Harbor Casino.

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<![CDATA[Dog Says Goodbye to Dying Owner in Heartbreaking Video]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:11:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hospital-Generic-Stock.jpg
As a California man lay dying in a hospital bed last month, his family wanted to make sure his beloved dog had one last chance to say goodbye.Ryan Jessen, 33, had suffered a ventricular brain hemorrhage...

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<![CDATA[Federal Report Highlights Power Safety Concerns for Metrorail]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:00:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Metro+Stop1.jpg
The Federal Transit Administration has released a new report recommending upgrades and improvements to the system that powers Metro trains. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Sentenced to 12 Years in Crash That Killed 3 in Md.]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:45:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/River+Road+Fatal+Crash+022716.jpg
Olgucan Atakoglu, of Potomac, Maryland, was driving his father's turbo-charged BMW like a bullet when he slammed into a family's car along River Road.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Board to Weigh Proposed Airbnb Permit]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:49:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017021741_1200x675_829465667912.jpg
Airbnb hosts in Arlington, Virginia, may soon have to apply for a permit in order to rent out rooms. News4's David Culver takes a look at the new proposed regulations and meets a couple that rents out a portion...]]>
<![CDATA[Trauma Survivors Reunite With Doctors, Nurses]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:26:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/120916+andrew+rossiello.jpg
People who survived life-threatening trauma got a chance Friday to thank the medical professionals who treated them when they needed help most.

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<![CDATA[Military Families Say Stress of Deployment is Unsustainable]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:02:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017021731_1200x675_829472835626.jpg
Researchers Blue Star Families recently surveyed more than 8,300 active duty service members, family members and veterans. And 72 percent of those surveyed said the current rate of military actions is...]]>