<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:37:52 -0500 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:37:52 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lawsuit: Principal Was Warned About Child Porn Suspect]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:35:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Deonte+Carraway+020816.jpg
Parents and teachers raised concerns about an elementary school volunteer and youth choir director accused of recording "vile sexual acts" between children on school grounds, but the principal took no action...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Denies Russian Claim That It Bombed Syrian City]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:34:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_32596541331-korea.jpg
The State Department dismissed on Thursday Russia's claims that two American warplanes bombed the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, NBC News reported. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that two U.S.

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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:07:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday...

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<![CDATA[Repairs After Balcony Collapse]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:43:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP543125309084.jpg
Inspections performed in the wake of last summer's deadly balcony collapse near the University of California, Berkeley revealed more than 400 buildings with balconies, stairways, decks and landings in need...

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<![CDATA[Bitter Cold Could Break Records Valentine's Day]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cold+weather2.jpg
Lovers, snuggle up. Millions of people from New England to Florida will be in the path of an Arctic blast this weekend, with possible record lows predicted for Valentine's Day. The Northeast will register...

<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of Man, 19]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:23:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dilshad+Dosky.jpg
Fairfax County police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man.]]>
<![CDATA[Customer Tries to Shoot Barber: PD]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/barber+shop+0210+2016.jpg
A woman who said she was unhappy with her haircut returned to a San Diego salon and tried shooting her barber, but the gun jammed and employees tackled the woman, police and the barber told NBC 7. The incident...

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<![CDATA[Sheriff's Dept. Sex Scandal]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:56:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/goforth-harriscounty.jpg
The Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas has fired two deputies accused of having sexual relationships with a slain deputy's alleged mistress, a witness to the killing. Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in the...

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<![CDATA[Iran Marks Revolution With 'Death to America' Chants]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:44:40 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509517246.jpg
Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in Tehran's Azadi Square Thursday, chanting "Death to America and Israel" and waving anti-Western placards on the 37th anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Family Massacred]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:40:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Gage+Park+4.png
Three "edge weapons" were used to carry out a gruesome slaying of six family members in their home in the Gage Park neighborhood of Chicago, police said. Police found the bodies around 1 p.m. last Thursday when

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<![CDATA[5 Charged in NYC Explosion: Sources]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:37:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fire-NY-East-Village.jpg
Five people are facing criminal charges in connection with the gas explosion that leveled three buildings and killed two people in Manhattan's East Village in 2015, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Zika Virus]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:17:44 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TH-AP_191300382996.jpg
The director of the Centers for Disease Control will testify before a senate committee Thursday morning to discuss the threat of the Zika virus. CDC director Tom Frieden along with Anthony Fauci from the...

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<![CDATA[Man Found in Wooded Area Was Murdered: Police]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:36:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
Prince William County police are investigating the death of a man whose remains were found in a wooded area of Manassas last month.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Tumble Amid Global Sell-Off]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/206*120/AP_20200337636.jpg
U.S. equities fell sharply Thursday as investors digested a massive global sell-off, CNBC reported. The Dow Jones industrial average was about 190 points lower by midmorning trading after briefly falling...

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<![CDATA[Fargo Officer Shot During Standoff Not Expected to Survive]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jason+Moszer.jpg
A police officer who was shot amid a domestic disturbance standoff is not expected to survive his wounds, authorities in North Dakota said early Thursday. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to the home...

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<![CDATA[Hotline for Potential Victims of School Volunteer Opens]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:49:45 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013653767_1200x675_620904003753.jpg
A hotline for children who may have been victims of a Prince George's County school volunteer opens Thursday. The accused teacher's aide, 22-year-old Deonte Carraway, had children openly perform sexual acts...]]>
<![CDATA[MD Officer's Family Fights for In-Car BAC Testing Law]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:15:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/021016+rich+leotta.jpg
"It's not a Democrat or Republican issue. It's not a polarizing issue," the frustrated father of a police officer killed by a suspected drunken driver said.]]>
<![CDATA[23 Winter Weather Tips for Your Home, Car and Pets]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:11:47 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/very+cold+woman+walking.jpg
Bundle up! Dangerously cold weather has arrived in the D.C. area, and it will stick around for the next few days.

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<![CDATA[N. Korean Leader Had Military Chief Executed: Sources]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:03:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/KIMAP_802299039765.jpg
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed a top military chief in his army for corruption and other charges, according to various South Korean officials. "(Army General) Ri Yong-Gil stopped appearing at...

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<![CDATA[Cleveland Wants Tamir Rice Estate to Pay $500 Ambulance Bill]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:02:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NBC-Tamir-140117-tamir-rice-1847_75878790a4527a9d3f3d341b45f2ca9d.nbcnews-ux-600-600.jpg
The city of Cleveland is seeking $500 in reimbursement from Tamir Rice for the ambulance ride that he was on after being fatally shot by police in 2014. Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the creditor's...

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<![CDATA[Michigan Governor Includes $195 Million for Flint in New Budget]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/RICK_GettyImages-507090446.jpg
Michigan's lawmakers are welcoming a proposal that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made on Wednesday to send hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update...

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<![CDATA[Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DEMENT_GettyImages-472947990.jpg
Researchers have found a small piece of good news for people at high risk of some kinds of dementia: it might be possible to delay it or even prevent it. They found falling rates of vascular dementia in...

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<![CDATA[Twitter User Growth Stalls in Fourth Quarter But Company Still Optimistic]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:31:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/222*120/503572706.jpg
Twitter shares fell in Wednesday after-hours trading as the company revealed that its user numbers had declined sequentially. The company reported fourth quarter earnings of 16 cents per share on $710 million in...

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<![CDATA[Some Federal Employees Are Owed Settlement Funds]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:10:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013650372_1200x675_620778051769.jpg
Not every phone call that says money is headed your way is a scam. News4's Susan Hogan reports on an ex-federal employee who learned she's owed $5,000 in unpaid overtime after a class action lawsuit...]]>
<![CDATA[Charles Co. Sheriff Speaks on Making a Difference]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:32:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013649305_1200x675_620618819628.jpg
The first African American sheriff in Charles County, Maryland, just finished his first year on the job. "We are continually Investing in our communities and ... creating that wonderful partnership between...]]>
<![CDATA[App Aims to Arm College Students Against Sexual Assault]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000013650484_1200x675_620791363891.jpg
The app U ASK relaunched Wednesday with new features at D.C. colleges and universities. It aims to keep students connected with friends to keep them safe, and provide resources related to sexual assault. News4's]]>
<![CDATA[19-Year-Old Stabbed, Killed in Northern Virginia]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:30:15 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Crime+scene+tape+generic.jpg
A 19-year old man died Wednesday after he was stabbed in Springfield, Virginia, police say.

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<![CDATA[Trump Makes Electability Pitch Since N.H. Victory]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:11:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TrumpSouthCarolina-AP_446723142501.jpg
Donald Trump is making his first pitch of electability after a landslide victory in New Hampshire. Trump told nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina that he could win beyond the Palmetto State, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Homeowners Told to Make Property Changes for Purple Line]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:52:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/081315+Purple+Line.jpg
Construction on the Purple Line connecting Prince George’s and Montgomery counties could begin this year, and homeowners who live along the planned route have been told to make major adjustments to their...]]>
<![CDATA[Gunman Wounded After Killing 2 Women in Alabama]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:37:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/police+lights+%282%291.jpg
Police wounded a gunman in Alabama who fatally shot two women with whom he had business ties Wednesday morning, NBC News reported. The victims were shot outside a law office and at an accounting firm, according...]]>