<![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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:50:30 -0400 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:50:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[DMV Fireworks Finder: 2015 Edition]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:42:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_225814846.jpg
There are plenty of places for DMV residents to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. Whether you take a trip to the National Mall to see the monuments light up, or find a viewing spot close to home, the...

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<![CDATA[Getting Around on July 4: Road Closures, Metro Tips]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:05:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_56647909.jpg
Numerous road closures -- as well as some memorial closures -- will be in effect on Independence Day. Public transportation, walking and biking are great options if you're trying to get around, especially since...

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<![CDATA[9 Hurt as Fireworks Hit Crowd in Colo.]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fireworks-Show-Avon-Colorado-3-July-2015.jpg
A set of fireworks malfunctioned at a Colorado fireworks show Friday night, sending fireworks into a crowd of people and injuring nine spectators, fire officials said.

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<![CDATA[Teens Injured by Explosive Device ]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:50:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/203*120/police+line2.jpg
Six teenagers in northern California were hurt Friday night when an explosive device was tossed into a backyard party, according to Manteca police. Officers arrived on the 300 block of Santiago Way at...

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<![CDATA[2 of Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:05:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Pearl-Harbor-Reunion-KNSD-3.JPG
Two of Pearl Harbor's oldest known survivors, veterans Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, share an unbreakable bond. The two met for the first time Friday, sharing the same eyewitness moments and deep...

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<![CDATA[Police Coax Out Man Under Bay Bridge]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:46:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Chesapeake+Bay+Bridge+shutterstock_191102915.jpg
A man was discovered hanging from the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Serial Stowaway Arrested Again For "Disturbance" on Plane]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:02:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hartman-polizon-ohare.jpg
Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway," was arrested again Friday at Midway International Airport in Chicago for causing a disturbance on a plane, police said. The arrest came one day after Hartman...]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Customers Get Water After Main Repair]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011054395_1200x675_476304451590.jpg
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said all customers should have water again after a main break early Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Investigator Killed in World Police Games Crash Honored at Vigil]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:40:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/070215+Investigator+Carlos+Silva.jpg
One competitor died and two others were critically injured in a cycling crash at the World Police and Fire Games, Prince William County police said.

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<![CDATA[Free SoberRides for the Fourth of July]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:57:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_237584965+%281%29.jpg
Sober rides are available for free this Fourth of July through the Washington Regional Alcohol Program.

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<![CDATA[Ministry Furnishes New Home of Family Displaced by Fire]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:05:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Carlins+and+Muhanyis.jpg
A church ministry furnished the new home of a family of 13 displaced by fire last month.

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<![CDATA[Boy Stands on Corner for Days, Asks Drivers to "Honk for USA"]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:58:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/boy+flag+sign.jpg
A 14-year-old New Jersey boy eager to express his patriotism has been standing on a street corner in front of his house with an American flag and a sign reading "Honk if you love the USA," and he says he'll...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Blames Border for SF Shooting]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:14:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/DonaldTrump_Getty_07032015.jpg
Donald Trump on Friday blamed the United States' vulnerable southern border for this week's fatal shooting of a woman at Pier 14 in San Francisco after authorities arrested an undocumented immigrant in...

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<![CDATA[Md. Woman Charged With Giving Children Marijuana]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:37:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cassidy+Tabitha+.jpg
A Maryland woman was arrested Friday morning after police say she gave marijuana to several children, ranging in age from 6 to 14,]]>
<![CDATA[Parents Petition for Full Military Academy at Forestville High]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:40:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/forestville+fight.jpg
Some parents and students in the Forestville High School community say recent changes may be the cause of violent attacks there this year, and they want the school to go back to a full military academy.]]>
<![CDATA[Body Found in Anacostia River]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:12:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Generic+DC+Police+Lights+Close+Up+Generic.jpg
D.C. police are investigating after the discovery of a body in the Anacostia River underneath the Benning Road Bridge Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Water Trickles Back on After Massive Main Break]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011054395_1200x675_476304451590.jpg
News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports on how the water main break impacted local businesses.]]>
<![CDATA[Loudoun Fast-Tracks Safety Improvements for W & OD Trail]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011054475_1200x675_476276291881.jpg
Loudoun supervisors approve safety upgrades for W & OD Trail at Sterling Boulevard.]]>
<![CDATA[People Line Up for a Look at Declaration of Independence]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:45:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Declaration+of+Independence+at+National+Archives.jpg
People line up at the National Archives for a look at the Declaration of Independence. News4’s Zachary Kiesch reports.

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<![CDATA[New 'Beach' Installed at National Building Museum]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:25:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/National+Building+Museum+Beach.jpg
Forget the sunscreen! You can now enjoy a day at the beach -- inside! The National Building Museum built a "beach" using one million plastic balls. Tom Sherwood reports.

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<![CDATA[Missing Tenn. Girl Seen in Va.]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:17:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Benjamin+Shook.jpg
Federal authorities are offering a reward for information on the location of a missing 14-year-old Tennessee girl who is believed to be with a wanted sex offender.

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<![CDATA[Man, 22, Fatally Shot in Alexandria]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:24:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/shakkan+elliot+tibbs.jpg
Alexandria Police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year.]]>
<![CDATA[Howard Grad's Life Was Changed by Brutal Beating]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:48:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Victor+Ehienulo.jpg
Victor Ehienulo is going to work for Microsoft after graduating from Howard University's business school, but his future didn't look so promising before a brutal beating changed his life. Aaron Gilchrist has his]]>
<![CDATA[Fourth of July Traffic, Parking and Metro Service]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:35:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011050498_1200x675_476177475965.jpg
Traffic Reporter Melissa Mollet previews the holiday weekend's traffic and transit.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:33:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates will spend Independence Day courting residents who will vote in the nation's first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Double-Decker Bus Strikes, Pins Man Walking in NYC]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:09:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bus+sightsee.jpg
A double-decker sightseeing bus struck a man walking in New York City's Greenwich Village Friday afternoon, dragging him several feet and pinning him beneath the vehicle, fire officials and witnesses said.

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<![CDATA[JetBlue's First Flight to Cuba]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:55:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/flight+to+cuba.jpg
JetBlue officially began direct flights to Cuba out of New York's Kennedy Airport Friday, becoming the first major carrier to make the trip after travel restrictions were eased by the White House earlier...

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<![CDATA[Selfie-Snapping Thief Sought in Phone Theft]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:27:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/selfie+theft.jpg
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is working to identify a man who stole a woman's cell phone and used the device to take pictures of himself.]]>
<![CDATA[Fourth of July Travel Risks Are Up]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:47:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000011042249_1200x675_475589699992.jpg
Low gas prices, drinking and driving, and possible rain make a dangerous combination for Fourth of July travelers.The National Safety Council predicts about 400 people nationwide will be killed on the road...]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Man Punched by Cop]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:49:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/man+resists+arrest+harlem.jpg
The NYPD says it's investigating a video showing a man getting arrested after a knockout fight with a plainclothes officer Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Fake Valet Swindles Man With Disability Parking Pass]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:39:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/070215+valet+victim.jpg
A man heading to a hotel in Arlington, Virginia thought he was leaving his car with the hotel's valet service -- but a phony valet driver disappeared with his vehicle.

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<![CDATA[Georgia Avenue Reopens After Water Main Break]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:21:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2015-07-01_13271.jpg
Southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue near Shorefield Road in Wheaton had reopened by 10 p.m. Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Group Behind Ads Showing Prophet Muhammad Sues Metro]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:39:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_413603_metro_train_double.jpg
Metro banned all political ads after the American Freedom Defense Initiative submitted an image of Muhammad to run as an advertisement on D.C. buses and train stations.

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<![CDATA[Child Severely Beaten for Taking Birthday Cake]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:59:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/070215+Robert+Leroy+Wilson.jpg
A boy is in critical condition after his mother's boyfriend handcuffed him and beat him severely because he was angry the child took a piece of birthday cake, police say.

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