<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Local News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington https://www.nbcwashington.comen-usFri, 23 Feb 2018 23:30:50 -0500Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:30:50 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ocasek Brings Art Tour to Town]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:24:37 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Famer_Ocasek_Brings_Art_Tour_to_Town.jpg
A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who had a string of classic hits in the 1970s and 1980s is touring again, but this time with his.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Killing Teacher Sought Trial Delay]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:45:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/091417+laura+wallen+tyler+tessier+split.jpg
A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave hoped his trial date would get pushed back so the public would forget his crime, he suggested in a jailhouse call prosecutors...

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<![CDATA[Suspects Abduct, Sexually Assault 16-Year-Old Girl in Md.]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:43:55 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/Generic+Charles+County+Sheriff+Car+Generic.jpg
Charles County, Maryland, authorities are searching for four men who forced a teenage girl inside an SUV, held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her.

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<![CDATA[Va. Elementary Teacher Wishes She Could Take Gun Inside]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:31:18 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022318+sierra+collins+teacher+and+gun.jpg
Amid a national conversation over whether teachers should be able to carry guns in schools, a teacher in the Washington, D.C., area says she's more than ready to take a firearm into her classroom.

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<![CDATA[New Law Would Close Loophole, Save DC Homeowners Thousands]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:43:54 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Council+Hosing+Committee+Meeting+022318+IMG_1595.jpg
A new law is in the works to save thousands of dollars for Washington, D.C., homeowners and keep renters from holding up home sales.

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<![CDATA[Police, Civilians Line Streets to Honor Fallen Md. Officer]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:38:30 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022318+Mujahid+Ramzziddin+All+In+One.jpg
First responders and civilians lined the streets of Prince George's County on Friday to honor Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin, who was killed in the line of duty Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Woman Rams Van Into Security Barrier at White House]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:36:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Car+into+security+barrier+022318.jpg
The woman who rammed a security barrier at the White House with her van was arrested for trying to climb the White House fence twice in 2017.

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<![CDATA[West Virginia Will No Longer Use Controversial Guardrails]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:46 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2_New_Lawsuits_Against_Guardrail_Manufacturer.jpg
The West Virginia Department of Transportation said it will no longer use a controversial guardrail that’s been linked to a number of deaths.

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<![CDATA['My Dad's a Hero': Funeral Held for Slain Md. Officer]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:33:29 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022318+Mujahid+Ramzziddin+casket.jpg
A funeral was held Friday for the Prince George's County police officer who was killed helping a neighbor who was being threatened by her estranged husband.

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<![CDATA[Police: US Marshal Shot Suspect at Dumfries Hotel]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:14:59 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022318+Days+Inn+Shooting+Image.jpg
A man trying to flee through a hotel room window Friday morning fought with a U.S. Marshal, who shot him, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Educators React to Calls to Arm Teachers]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:39:20 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Local_Educators_React_to_Calls_to_Arm_Teachers.jpg
As the country grapples with the issue of school safety, some local school officials are calling for tougher gun laws. The Fairfax County School Board weighed in on the debate Thursday night. News4's Megan...]]>
<![CDATA[Trial for Man Accused in Pregnant Girlfriend's Death Moved]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:23:56 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/091417+laura+wallen+tyler+tessier+split.jpg
The man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave will go on trial for the crime in June.

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<![CDATA[For Your Weekend: 5 Things to Do in DC]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:09:35 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FYW+Feb+23.jpg
The first cherry blossom bloomed in D.C., bringing hope for spring (and fears of tourist season). This weekend, get out and enjoy those blooms, along with some amazing stage shows, free comedy events and...]]>
<![CDATA[DCist to Return in Spring After WAMU Acquired Site]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:49:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DCist+logo+web+thumb.jpg
The popular D.C. local news website DCist is set to return after the public radio station WAMU partnered with other stations across the country to purchase the website.
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<![CDATA[Va. Governor Signs 2 Child Abuse Laws After I-Team Report]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:48:55 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022318+ralph+northam.jpg
Two bills designed to protect children and drafted as a direct result of a News4 I-Team investigation have been signed into law by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

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<![CDATA[Eun Yang Visits a Museum That's All About Coffee]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:19:01 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/News4_s_Eun_Yang_Visits_a_Museum_That_s_All_About_Coffee.jpg
News4's Eun Yang found an entire museum that's dedicated to coffee.]]>
<![CDATA[Athletes Wrapping Up Olympic Experience]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:17:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Athletes_Wrapping_Up_Olympic_Experience.jpg
As the Olympics come to a close, News4's Eun yang talked with some athletes about their Olympic experience.]]>
<![CDATA[Art Teacher Paints Her Way to a Successful Small Business]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FINCH+DREAMS+INTO+DOLLARS+RILEY+PKG+-+00004224.jpg
A former elementary school art teacher has painted her way to success. Riley Sheehey turned her love of watercolors into a full-time business that's captured the attention of customers around the country. ]]>
<![CDATA[Simulator Prepares Virginia Officers for School Shootings]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:56:52 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/simulator3.jpg
Since the deadly school shooting in Florida, local law enforcement are keeping focused on their training and one Virginia department is using a high-tech simulator to put its officers in realistic shooting...

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<![CDATA[Suspect in Officer's Shooting Had Eluded Deputies for Weeks]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:43:16 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022218+Mujahid+Ramzziddin+and+Glynn+Tyndell+side+by+side.jpg
The man accused of killing an off-duty police officer in Prince George's County on Wednesday eluded law enforcement officials for weeks after he violated a protective order his estranged wife got against...

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<![CDATA[Md. Gov. Larry Hogan Weighs In on Guns in Schools]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:11:21 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/One_on_One_With_Maryland_Governor_Larry_Hogan.jpg
Should teachers or school faculty be allowed to carry guns in Maryland schools? Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said, "I think that's a decision for local school boards to make." News4's Mark Segraves spoke...]]>
<![CDATA[It Could Soon Be Baby-Making Time for National Zoo Pandas]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:37:09 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mei+Xiang+Giant+Panda.jpg
We could be expecting another giant ball of love at the National Zoo!

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<![CDATA[College Athlete Dies Weeks After He Was Shot]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:14:03 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/010218+larry+aaron+wbal.jpg
A college football player has died weeks after a stray bullet struck him in the back at a New Year's Eve party in Maryland, paralyzing him, police say.

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<![CDATA[Fairfax Co. Teachers React to Proposal for Guns in Schools]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:23:54 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fairfax_County_Teachers_React_to_Proposal_for_Guns_in_School.jpg
Could armed teachers protect students in the event of a mass shooting? News4's Julie Carey spoke with teachers in Fairfax County about the prospect, proposed by President Donald Trump.]]>
<![CDATA[Many DC-Area Schools Already Have Assigned Police Officers]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:54:52 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/101217+students+generic.jpg
Amid a national conversation about whether more officers and teachers should be armed in schools, data compiled by the News4 I-Team shows many schools in the Washington, D.C. region already have dedicated...

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<![CDATA[Hand It to Handly: A Look Inside a DC Chocolate Factory]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:03:30 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Hand_It_To_Handly_Inside_A_Local_Chocolate_Factory.jpg
Willy Wonka who? News4's Jim Handly got a look inside the D.C. factory of the chocolate company Harper Macaw, in his latest "Hand It to Handly" segment.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Raid Home in Glover Park; 1 Arrested on Drug Charges]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:26:35 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022218+w+street+arrest.jpg
D.C. police have raided a home in the Glover Park neighborhood and arrested a man on drug charges as part of a crackdown on marijuana sales.

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<![CDATA[Former Uber Driver Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault in Md.]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:54:44 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Prince+Georges+County+Courthouse.jpg
A former Uber driver accused of committing a sexual offense while he was on the clock was found not guilty of second- and fourth-degree sexual assault Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[First Cherry Blossoms Have Bloomed on National Mall]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:22:54 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Cherry+Blossoms+Early+2.jpg
Storm Team4's Chuck Bell spotted the season's first cherry blossoms on the National Mall this week.

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<![CDATA[Late Billy Graham to Lie in Honor in US Capitol Rotunda]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:05 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-57064510.jpg
The body of the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor next week in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building.

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<![CDATA[Defense: Md. School Gun Suspect Didn't Have Grievances List]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:51:49 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Alwin+Chen.jpg
Attorneys for the 18-year-old student accused of taking a loaded gun to his high school in Montgomery County, Maryland, say the list of grievances prosecutors accused the suspect of possessing doesn't exist, and...

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<![CDATA[Delegate to 1988 Olympics Talks About Experience]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:08:00 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Delegate_from_1988_Olympics_Talks_About_Experience.jpg
Rose Harper speaks with News4's Erika Gonzalez about leading the first-ever African-American youth delgation to the Olympics to study the behind-the-scenes business of the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. ]]>
<![CDATA[Community Worried About Fairfax School Threat]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:22:47 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Fairfax_School_Threat.jpg
News4's Megan McGrath speaks with parents and students about threats made on social media against Fairfax High School. ]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Shoots Man After Fight at Md. Liquor Store]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:49:06 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2018-02-22_1210.png
A police officer from the Town of Edmonston shot a man after he was assaulted outside a liquor store in Bladensburg, Maryland, Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Person Struck by Red Line Train at Metro Center]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:12:42 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/metro_train_generic_lovelorn.jpg
A person was struck by a Red Line train at the Metro Center station Thursday morning.

<![CDATA[US Women Beat Canada for First Hockey Gold Since 1998]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:57:50 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/usa_celebrate.jpg
The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey. It was 2-2 after three periods and 2-2 through five shooters in the tie-breaker.

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<![CDATA[Tight Security Expected at Va. School After Threat]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:19:34 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/School_Threats.jpg
Tighter security is expected at all schools in the City of Fairfax after someone tweeted a threat against Fairfax High School. News4's Megan McGrath is live outside the school with more about that threat.]]>
<![CDATA[Large Fire in Logan Circle Sends Plumes of Black Smoke Into Air]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:55:26 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/2018-02-22_0719.png
A roaring fire at a Logan Circle rowhouse sent plumes of black smoke billowing into the air and forced two people to jump to safety.

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<![CDATA[2 Injured in Silver Spring Condo Fire; 2 Pets Killed]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:50:47 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2018-02-22_0653.png
Two people were injured and two pets died when a condo building in Silver Spring, Maryland, caught fire early Thursday morning.

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