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Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 04:22 PM EST

All-Star Dad Tells How He Helps Daughter With Cancer

All-Star Dad Tells How He Helps Daughter With Cancer

News4's Leon Harris talks to Joe Alexander, who has a special relationship with his daughter Julia, who was diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago. Joe said he always make sure to stay attentive, taking...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:21 AM EDT

Group Teaches Writing by Letting Kids’ Imaginations Run Wild

Group Teaches Writing by Letting Kids’ Imaginations Run Wild

A local organization lets children’s imaginations run wild in order to develop them into strong writers.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 06:50 PM EST

Children's Science Center Gets Kids Excited About STEM

Children's Science Center Gets Kids Excited About STEM

An interactive museum in Northern Virginia provides hands-on learning to get children interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 06:42 PM EDT

Mother of Autistic Son Has Helped Hundreds of Children

Mother of Autistic Son Has Helped Hundreds of Children

After a local mother learned how to provide therapy for her autistic son, she decided to helps hundreds of other kids as well.

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 10:07 PM EST

Phoenix Bikes Teaches Kids All They Need to Know About Bikes

Phoenix Bikes Teaches Kids All They Need to Know About Bikes

A Virginia organization promotes cycling by teaching children everything there is to know about bikes.

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1-2 Inches Rain Possible Saturday, Followed by Bitter Cold
1-2 Inches Rain Possible Saturday, Followed by Bitter Cold

We're looking at a wet weekend, followed by a blast of bitter cold.

Women's March Returns Amid Shutdown and Controversy
Women's March Returns Amid Shutdown and Controversy

The Women's March was returning to Washington on Saturday, bracing for inclement weather, coping with an ideological split and reconfiguring its route due to the government shutdown. The original march in 2017,...

Expect DC Road Closures for March for Life, Women's March
Expect DC Road Closures for March for Life, Women's March

D.C. police are warning drivers to expect road closures and parking restrictions. Vehicles that break the rules can be ticketed or towed

Mueller Disputes Buzzfeed Story on Cohen Testimony
Mueller Disputes Buzzfeed Story on Cohen Testimony

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a rare public statement Friday night that disputes a BuzzFeed News report that President Donald Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, NBC News...

Parents Upset Virginia Preschool Back Open After Sex Abuse
Parents Upset Virginia Preschool Back Open After Sex Abuse

A day care in Prince William County, Virginia, has reopened just a few months after a worker there pleaded guilty to molesting preschoolers.

Dog Walker Badly Beaten During Attempted Armed Carjacking in DC
Dog Walker Badly Beaten During Attempted Armed Carjacking in DC

Two suspects are wanted for beating a 69-year-old dog walker with a pipe in broad daylight during an attempted carjacking in Northwest D.C., police say.