<![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 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:57:03 -0500 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:57:03 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[4-8" of Snow Expected in D.C. Area Thurs.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:05:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/200*120/2015-03-04_0728.png
Winter is coming back... with a vengeance. After a rainy Wednesday, another round of winter weather is expected to dump several inches of snow on the D.C. area Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Suspect in NSA, ICC Shootings in Custody]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:16:36 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_nsa_central.png
A suspect believed to be responsible for separate shooting incidents on the ICC and near the NSA at Fort Meade -- as well as other locations in the D.C.-Baltimore area over the last two weeks -- is in custody.

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<![CDATA[Protesters Few, Crush of Media as Trial Begins]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:36:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-03-04+at+10.09.41+AM.jpg
Only one protester showed up for the start of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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<![CDATA[Boston Bombing Trial: What to Know]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:40:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TLMD-tsarnaev-maraton-boston-sketch-jane-collins.JPG
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a jury on charges that he detonated bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon killing three and injuring others.
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<![CDATA[Poll: Unvaxxed Kids Shouldn't Go to School]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:43:44 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/little+girl+vaccine.jpg
Most Americans feel children who have not been vaccinated should not be allowed to attend school, a new Quinnipiac University poll reveals.

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<![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: An End and a Beginning …]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:39:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/milkulski-AP120716033168.jpg
There were two big announcements Monday.

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<![CDATA[New Coach After NJ Hazing Scandal]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:19:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sayreville+high+school+football+team+coach1.jpg
The Sayreville board of education has moved to put its troubled 2014 high school football season behind it Tuesday night by naming a new head football coach to replace George Najjar, who last week was demoted to...]]>
<![CDATA[Ambulance Slides on Ice During Response, Strikes Pedestrians]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:49:31 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/0303-moco-truck.jpg
A Montgomery County ambulance slid across an ice patch late Tuesday evening, striking the two pedestrians it was responding to for help.

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<![CDATA[Teen: Teacher Called Me "Rag Head"]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:39:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/030315+rag+head+taliban+wardani.jpg
The father of a South Florida high school student is demanding the firing of a teacher who he says called his Muslim son a "rag head Taliban." Youssef Wardani, the father of 14-year-old Deyab-Houssein Wardani...]]>
<![CDATA[911 Butt-Dial Prompts Drug Arrests]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:04:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Marijuana+Generic1.jpg
Scores of pot plants were seized and three people were arrested after one of them accidentally "butt-dialed" 911 and a dispatcher overheard their incriminating conversation about drugs, sheriff’s officials say.

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<![CDATA[Sinkhole Opens Up in NE D.C. Neighborhood]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:35:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/0303-sinkhole.jpg
A giant sinkhole consumed a neighborhood street in Northeast Washington Monday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Dueling Protests Outside Capitol During Netanyahu's Speech]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:46:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009663323_1200x675_407794755503.jpg
Dueling protests were held outside the U.S. Capitol during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Little League Whistleblower Arrest]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:45:37 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/chris+janes.jpg
The rival Little League coach whose accusations cost Chicago's Jackie Robinson West their U.S. championship title was arrested early Tuesday after police say he chased a stranger into her home.

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<![CDATA[No Arrest Yet in Fairfax Police "Spotlighting" Incident]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:45:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/0303-ffx-chopper.jpg
Fairfax County Police said they've identified the man who trained his spotlight on a police chopper last week.]]>
<![CDATA[A First for Fairfax in Helping Inmates Transition to the Outside]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:12:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009664915_1200x675_407781955975.jpg
Fairfax County held its first inmate resource fair at the adult detention center]]>
<![CDATA[Winter Weather Brings Pothole Nightmares Across Metro]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009664620_1200x675_407738947633.jpg
The snow and ice over the past week is making potholes more of a problem across the DC Metro. News4 Transportation reporter Adam Tuss takes a look at some of the worst areas and what's being done to fix...]]>
<![CDATA["Black Hat Bandits" Leave Footprints in Snow]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Black+Hat+Bandit+Falls+Church+Wells+Fargo+030215.jpg
Two bank robbers known as the "Black Hat Bandits" for their disguises are believed to have struck again in Falls Church, Virginia.

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<![CDATA["Sniper" Killer Wants New Trial]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:27:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Eddie-Ray-Routh.jpg
Attorneys for Eddie Ray Routh filed a motion on Tuesday for a new trial after Routh was found guilty in the murders of "American Sniper" author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad...
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<![CDATA[Md. New Home Rules Could Change After I-Team Investigation]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:52:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Toll+Brothers+Homes.jpg
The News4 I-Team gets results with a new bill in the Maryland legislature dramatically changing the rules about the way new homes are sold in the state.

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<![CDATA[16 Students Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Exposure]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:35:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cesar+Chavez+Charter+School+DC+Fire+and+EMS+20150303_143006804_HDR.jpg
Several students were hospitalized after a pepper spray incident at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in D.C. Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[Confession Out in Teacher Killing]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:09:42 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tlmd_chism_maestra_colleen_ritze.jpg
A judge on Tuesday granted a defense motion suppressing some of the evidence in the case of a Massachusetts teenager charged with raping and killing his high school math teacher in 2013. Among that evidence is...

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<![CDATA[LA Protesters March on Police HQ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:01:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/03-03-2015-skid-row-99+%283%29.jpg
Protesters gathered Tuesday morning at the site where officers shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row, then marched to the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters for a police commission meeting attended...

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<![CDATA[Great Deals on Airfare Available This Week]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:59:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*121/Metro_national+airport.jpg
If this winter weather has you thinking about a nice, warm getaway, here's some good news: There are lots of great deals on airfare going on right now.

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<![CDATA[Isla Vista Families Sue Sheriff]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:23:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/vigils+isla+vista+493689285_10+%289%29.jpg
The families of three young men stabbed to death in last year's Isla Vista massacre are suing the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the apartment housing company, saying they never fully investigated...

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<![CDATA[Shots Fired at D.C. Ticket Writer While on the Job]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:35:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/0303-shooting-ticket-writer.jpg
A Maryland woman licensed to carry a badge and a gun has been charged with shooting at a parking enforcement officer who was ticketing cars in a northeast D.C. neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[D.C. Council Votes to Only Allow Marijuana Use in Private Homes]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:28:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
Just days after legalization went into effect, the D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place new restrictions on where adults may smoke marijuana.

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<![CDATA[Man Found Hiding in JetBlue Cockpit]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:26:49 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/jetblue+generic1.jpg
A flight passenger was found hiding inside the cockpit of a JetBlue airplane that landed in New York from the Dominican Republic early Tuesday after everyone else had exited the plane, authorities say. The...

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<![CDATA[No Serious Injuries After Shooting Along ICC]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:17:34 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/0303-icc-shooting.jpg
A heavy police and ambulance response was reported along the Maryland Intercounty Connector (ICC) around 3 p.m. Tuesday after a disturbance.]]>
<![CDATA[13 Things You May Not Know About the Cherry Blossoms]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:06:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/166043094%282%29.jpg
Don't want to break the law? Tired of tourists? Wondering what FLOTUSes have to do with any of this? Read on.

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<![CDATA[E-Cigarettes Extinguished in Montgomery County ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:24:12 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/March3E-cig.jpg
The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 56-14 on Tuesday that will ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional cigarette smoking is banned.]]>
<![CDATA[Engineer in Los Angeles Train-Truck Collision Dies]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:12:25 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/3-3-15-Glenn+Steele+Metrolink+Engineer.jpg
A train engineer who was hospitalized after a Southern California commuter train derailed after slamming into a truck on the tracks has died, police confirmed Tuesday. The Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles...

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu: Iran, ISIS in a "Game of Thrones"]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:20:54 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000009659430_1200x675_407480899661.jpg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an address to Congress that Iran and ISIS are competing for "the crown of militant Islam," in what he called a "deadly game of thrones."]]>