<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington https://www.nbcwashington.comen-usWed, 13 Dec 2017 08:19:10 -0500Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:19:10 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sherwood's Notebook: More Than Just Ballou, Of Course]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:56:35 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/112917+ballou+high+schoo.jpg
Three different tracks of reaction have arisen in the wake of the Ballou story.

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<![CDATA[Md. Teen Found Dead May Have Been Drinking, Police Say]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:42:01 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/121117+navid+sepehri+woods.jpg
A Maryland high school student who was found dead in a wooded area Sunday may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of his disappearance, police say.
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<![CDATA[Shooting Victims Run into Maryland McDonald's For Help]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:44:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Shooting_Victims_Run_into_Maryland_McDonalds_For_Help.jpg
Dinner at a Montgomery County McDonald's went from calm to chaos when a bullet ripped through a window. and two men with gunshot wounds ran inside for help. News4's Shomari Stone reports.]]>
<![CDATA[WaWa Opening First Store in DC ]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:52:45 -0500
Although founded in Pennsylvania, the D.C. store is the largest in the company with 9,200 of square feet of space.]]>

Although founded in Pennsylvania, the D.C. store is the largest in the company with 9,200 of square feet of space.]]>
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With stores in Maryland and Virginia, WaWa, the Philadelphia-based chain of convenience stores, will open its first store in D.C. Thursday with a ribbon ceremony at 9 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Jumbotron Facing US Capitol Shows Stories of DACA Immigrants]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:42:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dream+act+jumbotron.jpg
For the next two weeks, a Jumbotron facing Capitol Hill is featuring stories of young undocumented immigrants, known as DREAMers, to prompt lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act-Development, Relief and Education...

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<![CDATA[VA Asking Veterans to Return Benefit 'Overpayments']]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:26:09 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/VA_Benefits_Overpayment.jpg
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending thousands of overpayment notices telling veterans to pay back their benefits.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Maryland Women to Spend Christmas Helping Puerto Rico]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:32:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2_Maryland_Women_to_Spend_Christmas_Helping_Puerto_Rico.jpg
Two best friends from Montgomery County will spend their Christmas holiday helping hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.]]>
<![CDATA[Rosenstein to Testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:22:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Rosenstein_to_Testify_on_Capitol_Hill_Wednesday.jpg
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller to investigate Russian influence on the 2016 elections, will testify Wednesday before a Congressional panel.]]>
<![CDATA[Gift Ideas for the Foodies on Your List]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:21:42 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Gift_Ideas_for_the_Foodies_on_Your_List.jpg
Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan shares some gift ideas for the foodies on your list.]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Man Rides Truck on Route 28, Causes Cars to Crash]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:25:19 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Route+28+Naked+Man.jpg
A naked man walking on Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia, caused cars to crash Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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<![CDATA[Bundle Up! Single-Digit Wind Chills Across Area Wed. Morning]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:07:50 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/206*120/2017-12-13_0707.png
Grab your winter gear! Wind chill temperatures are in the single digits for most areas Wednesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Found Dead in NE DC Identified as Missing Person]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:51:56 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/205*120/2017-12-12_1052.png
A woman who was found dead near a Northeast Washington home on Tuesday was identified as a woman who was reported missing last month, police said.

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<![CDATA[Metro Finds Cable Problem; Red Line Service Delayed]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:14:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/178*120/Fort+Totten.jpg
Metro Red Line trains are going to be limited after the transit agency discovered a problem with a communication cable that is used to transit train speed and locations.

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<![CDATA[Bill Would Ban Panhandling on Medians in Montgomery County]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:49:57 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Montgomery_County_Panhandling_Rules.jpg
Montgomery County Councilman Craig Rice introduced a bill that seeks to ban panhandling on road medians and in streets. David Ortega, a man who asks for money on Rockville Pike, asked, "What am I to...]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Hanukkah! National Menorah Illuminated]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:23:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-891205600.jpg
The world's largest menorah was illuminated during a ceremony on the Ellipse Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah.

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<![CDATA[Fredericksburg Police Hand Out Gift Cards for Good Deeds]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:52:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fredericksburg_Police_Hand_Out_Gift_Cards_for_Good_Deeds.jpg
In Fredericksburg, Virginia, this week, police officers are focused on something positive, catching citizens being good. News4's Julie Carey reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Coyote Suspected in Attack on Dog in Fairfax County]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:42:59 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fairfax+county+coyote1.jpg
Police said the dog had been let out in the backyard of a home in the 7000 block of Bradley Circle in Annandale, Virginia, to use the bathroom. The owner later found the pet dead just outside the yard.]]>
<![CDATA[Toddler Found in Northeast DC; Parents Located]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:44:44 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/missing+toddler.jpg
A child of 2 or 3 years old was found in Northeast D.C. Tuesday morning, hours before police were able to locate her parents.
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<![CDATA[Marine Found Beaten Outside Bar Left Kids Alone: Police]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:04:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/POLICE+SIREN6.jpg
A U.S. Marine who was found badly beaten outside a Stafford, Virginia, restaurant is facing child neglect charges after police say they learned he left his young children at home to go to the bar.]]>
<![CDATA[Parents Lose Trust in Prince George's Co Schools Leadership]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:18:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Parents_Lose_Trust_in_Prince_Georges_Co_Schools_Leadership.jpg
Parents said they don't know what is happening inside Prince George's County classrooms. They're concerned after a state audit found widespread grade changing in the school system.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Marines Test Fly Helicopters Without Pilots]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:09:58 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Marines_Test_Helicopters_With_Pilots.jpg
News4's Chris Gordon checks out some new military technology that allows helicopters to be flown without a pilot inside. "Ordering an Uber, ordering a pizza, it's that simple," one Marine said.]]>
<![CDATA[Fredericksburg Police Hand Out Holiday Cheer]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:56:16 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fredericksburg_Police_Give_Gifts_Instead_of_Coal.jpg
Fredericksburg police tried something new for the holidays this year: instead of coal (or tickets!) for acting naughty, they handed out gifts for being nice. News4's Julie Carey reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Victims of Home Burglaries Car Thefts, Speak Out]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:49:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Victims_of_Home_Burglaries_Car_Thefts_Speak_Out.jpg
Prosecutors said two teens broke into people's homes and stole their cars in Prince George's County. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tuesday Trend: Fitness, Girl Scout Cookie Yogurt, Ugly Nails]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:54:32 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Tuesday_Trend_Getting_Fit_Cookies_Ugly_Nails.jpg
MAJIC 102.3's Vic Jagger has your guide to accomplish your New Year's resolution of getting fit. Maybe Girl Scout cookie flavored yogurt should be part of your diet? Also, Vic Jagger shares a new...]]>
<![CDATA[Join the Fresh FM Family in Placing Wreaths at Arlington]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:44:07 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Arlington+National+Cemetery+Wreaths+GettyImages-460412910.jpg
Join 94.7 Fresh FM's Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis and the Fresh Family in placing 6,898 wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday.

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<![CDATA[New Construction at Reagan Airport May Cause Traffic Delays]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:45:48 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/New_Construction_at_Reagan.jpg
You may experience some traffic delays the next time you fly out of Reagan National Airport. Lane closures are coming to the area in the new year as the airport begins construction on a new terminal and security...]]>
<![CDATA[Archdiocese Files Appeal After Court Denies Christmas Bus Ad]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:33:23 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/112817+archdiocese+ad.jpg
The Archdiocese of Washington has filed an appeal after a federal court denied its request to put Christmas ads on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority buses.

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<![CDATA[How to Take Care of Your Car in Cold Weather]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:31:13 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cold_Weather_Car_Care.jpg
Cold air will be moving into the region on Tuesday afternoon, dropping temperatures rapidly. News 4's Justin Finch has some tips on how you can care for your car in the cold.]]>
<![CDATA[Common Teen Behaviors Can Be Red Flags for Dating Violence]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:07:29 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tdv2.jpg
Relationship violence is not limited to adults, and several behaviors familiar to many teenagers can be red flags, experts say.

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<![CDATA[Conservative Minister Joins Senate Race to Challenge Kaine]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:38:10 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/110816+virginia+flag.jpg
A conservative minister announced he's joining the fight for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018.

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<![CDATA[Sculptor Combines Artwork With Christmas Lights]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:05:59 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000021162704_1200x675_1114271299776.jpg
John Lanouette of East Broad Street in Falls Church adds handcrafted sculptures to his Christmas lights display.]]>
<![CDATA[Md. Woman Killed After Truck Causes Chain-Reaction Crash]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:07:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Taylor+Anne+Halbleib.jpg
A 21-year-old Maryland woman who wanted to become a police officer died after she left the bar where she worked and a pickup truck with two volunteer firefighters inside rammed her car.

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<![CDATA[Police Seek Two in Connection With Metro Station Shooting]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:17:49 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Police_Seek_Two_in_Connection_With_Metro_Station_Shooting.jpg
One person was shot on the platform at the Minnesota Avenue Metro station in northeast. News4's Shomari Stone reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Driving Wrong Way on Beltway Killed in Head-On Crash]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:32:30 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/capital+beltway+crash+arena+drive+outer+loop.jpg
A man died after he drove the wrong way on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway Monday night, officials say.

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<![CDATA[Almost $12K in Marijuana Found in Residence Housing Day Care]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:21:37 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Laurel+Day+Care+Drugs+121017+KAMRAN+AWAN.jpg
Police found almost $12,000 worth of marijuana in a Maryland residence that also houses a day care, police said.

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<![CDATA[Downtown DC Residents Gripe About Street Musician Noise]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:08:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/121117+dc+chinatown+music+complaints.jpg
Dozens of downtown D.C. residents attended a D.C. Council meeting on Monday to ask for relief from street noise. They urged officials to enforce noise laws or pass tougher ones.

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<![CDATA[Va. Students Chat Over Ham Radio with Astronauts in Space]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:14:24 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Students_Chat_with_Astronaut_Aboard_International_Space_Stat.jpg
Students at an Antietam elementary school got a special chance to talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station using a ham radio.]]>
<![CDATA[DC Roads/Sidewalks Exempt From Water Fees But Homeowners Pay]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:29:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/Dakota+Crossing+1.JPG
A new group of homeowners contacted the I-Team saying they are being charged Clean River water fees unfairly, forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars because the roads and sidewalks in their neighborhoods are...

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<![CDATA[Report: 27 Hate, Racial Bias Incidents at UMd. This Semester]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:50:56 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hate+crime+university+of+maryland.jpg
The report, which the university is releasing next week, includes reports to the university police and the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. New policies to deal with the incidents were revealed...

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<![CDATA[Md. Smoke Detector Law Mandates Change for Home Alarms]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:50:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/maryland+smoke+detectors.jpg
The state law went into effect on July 1, 2013, and requires the replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. Homeowners are required to install an alarm that has...

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<![CDATA[Vegas Mass Shooting Victim Tina Frost Home for the Holidays]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:55:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tina+frost1.jpg
The Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre walked out of a rehabilitation hospital Friday, according to her family.

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<![CDATA[Community Comes Together to Help Virginia Family After Fire]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:50:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-12-11_1654.png
A fire on Friday night nearly took everything from an Ashburn, Virginia, family, but their community has rallied to help them bounce back from the blaze.

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<![CDATA[Police: Ride-Share Driver Attacked Woman Near Capitol]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:00:47 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/crime-scene-tape-generic.jpg
A woman says a driver she hired stopped his car in the middle of their trip and viciously attacked her, just four blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.]]>
<![CDATA[Massage Envy Worker Accused of Sex Abuse to Plead Guilty]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:51:39 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2017-12-11_1102.png
The man accused of attacking at least four customers while he was employed as a massage therapist is expected to plead guilty in two of those cases this week, WTOP reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Fatal Fire Claims Life in Loudoun County]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:27:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Loudoun+Fire.jpg
One person is dead after a fire at a home in rural northern Virginia.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: National Zoo Pandas Tumble and Play in the Snow]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:23:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/166*120/5372165463_c280e3e589_z.jpg
Getting some Monday motivation is never easy, but there's one thing that may get you into better spirits: Pandas.

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