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10 Theater Shows Worth Seeing This Winter in the DC Area


Created: Fri, Jan 27 2023 09:39:22 AM

Author: Tommy McFly, News4 Scene Reporter and Sophia Barnes

The marquees at theaters across the DMV are certainly a bright spot in the dead of winter. Seriously, what better time to get reacquainted with D.C.’s theater scene? If not for yourself, do it for Ella Fitzgerald, whose jazz ballads are powering a cabaret at Signature Theatre Jan. 31 to Feb. 5; Alanis Morisette and her “Jagged Little Pill” musical...

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Gov. Moore Highlights Tax Break Proposal for Military Retirees


Created: Fri, Jan 27 2023 07:53:11 AM

Author: Associated Press

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore wants to expand state tax relief for military retirees. The governor highlighted the “Keep Our Heroes Home Act” in his legislative agenda during a roundtable with veterans on Thursday. It calls for expanding the military tax exemption to $25,000 of income in tax year 2023 and $40,000 in tax year 2024. Now, the state allows any individual receiving military retirement, including surviving spouses, to deduct the first $5,000 from their taxable income if they are under 55 and $15,000 if they are 55 or older. The governor’s proposal expands the amount and eliminates the age distinction.

Read more: Gov. Moore Highlights Tax Break Proposal for Military Retirees


Man Convicted of Murders of Sister, 6, and Cousins, 6 and 9, in Maryland


Created: Fri, Jan 27 2023 12:22:20 AM

Author: Matthew Stabley

A man was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbings of his 6-year-old sister and 6- and 9-year-old cousins in Prince George's County, Maryland, in 2017.

Read more: Man Convicted of Murders of Sister, 6, and Cousins, 6 and 9, in Maryland


Exhibit Tells Story of Emmett Till's Murder and His Mother's Activism


Created: Fri, Jan 27 2023 12:17:35 AM

Author: Walter Morris

A powerful exhibit opening Friday at D.C.’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library tells the story of Emmett Till's murder and his mother’s activism, which helped launch the civil rights movement.

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Volunteers Get High to Demonstrate Marijuana Impairment for Police


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 11:25:59 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen

Medically certified patients consumed marijuana to demonstrate impairment for police in Montgomery County, where recreational marijuana soon will become legal.

Read more: Volunteers Get High to Demonstrate Marijuana Impairment for Police


Uptick in DC Carjackings Likely Linked to Pandemic, Police Say


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 08:56:39 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter

Children as young as 13 years old are among the suspects involved in a growing number of carjackings in D.C., and police believe the crimes involving teens spiked during the pandemic. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, there have been 41 carjackings so far this year. In 66 of those cases, the suspects were armed. Police have arrested three teens...

Read more: Uptick in DC Carjackings Likely Linked to Pandemic, Police Say


MCPS Admits Making Mistakes in Magruder High Shooting


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 08:22:20 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer

Montgomery County Public Schools admitted mistakes were made following the shooting at Magruder High School that critically injured a student last year.

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Man Charged in Attack on Jewish Man at Montgomery County Giant


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 07:47:20 PM

Author: Paul Wagner, News4 Reporter

A D.C. man has been arrested and charged in an attack on a Jewish man inside a Giant grocery store in Montgomery County, Maryland, and police say the man could face hate crime charges. The victim told police he was shopping inside the store on Flower Hill Way in Gaithersburg Wednesday afternoon when he saw a group of young men...

Read more: Man Charged in Attack on Jewish Man at Montgomery County Giant


No-Loiter Zone Around Woodbridge 7-Eleven Cuts Job Access for Day Laborers


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 07:26:23 PM

Author: Julie Carey

A recent outbreak in violence around a 7-Eleven in Woodbridge, Virginia, is leading to big changes in the area. Around-the-clock police patrols and other steps have helped clear the trouble spot, but the crackdown also means dozens of day laborers are suddenly without a place to pick up work.

Read more: No-Loiter Zone Around Woodbridge 7-Eleven Cuts Job Access for Day Laborers


DC Police: All Hands on Deck for Possible Protests After Memphis Police Murder Charges


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 06:18:13 PM

Author: Matthew Stabley

D.C. police fully activated all sworn members in preparation for possible protests following charges against five fired Memphis police officers in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop. Video of the Jan. 7 traffic stop will be released to the public Friday evening. Nichols’ family and...

Read more: DC Police: All Hands on Deck for Possible Protests After Memphis Police Murder Charges


The Weekend Scene: Theater Shows Worth Seeing & More Things to Do Around DC


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 02:45:36 PM

Author: Tommy McFly, News4 Scene Reporter and Sophia Barnes

Subscribe to The Weekend Scene newsletter to get our picks in your inbox every Wednesday. The marquees at theaters across the DMV are certainly a bright spot in the dead of winter. Seriously, what better time to get reacquainted with D.C.’s theater scene? If not for yourself, do it for Ella Fitzgerald, whose jazz ballads are powering a cabaret at...

Read more: The Weekend Scene: Theater Shows Worth Seeing & More Things to Do Around DC


Virginia Democrats Defeat Bills Limiting Abortion Access


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 11:37:30 AM

Author: Sarah Rankin

A Democratic-led Virginia Senate panel has defeated several bills that would have restricted abortion access in the state. Among them was a measure that was a priority for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The Senate Committee on Education and Health voted the measures down without debate Thursday morning after a subcommittee had previously recommended that they be defeated. The votes were not a surprise. Democrats control the state Senate and have promised since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year to defeat any effort to curtail abortion access. That includes a push by Youngkin and Republican lawmakers for a 15-week ban with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother.

Read more: Virginia Democrats Defeat Bills Limiting Abortion Access


‘Gut Punch': PGCPS Seniors Rush to Finish Graduation Requirement After Glitch


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 08:21:54 AM

Author: Walter Morris, News4 Reporter

Prince George’s County Public Schools said nearly three dozen high school students are missing a class credit they need to graduate after a glitch. As school administrators scramble to put students in a fast-tracked, evening class to complete the requirement, one family tells News4 they are demanding answers. “It kind of felt like a gut punch. I was pretty quickly...

Read more: ‘Gut Punch': PGCPS Seniors Rush to Finish Graduation Requirement After Glitch


3 Carjackings Reported in Downtown Silver Spring in 2 Weeks


Created: Thu, Jan 26 2023 07:39:21 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

A person was carjacked while waiting for a food order in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, Wednesday, police said, in the third such crime in under two weeks.  

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Howard University Student Becomes Most Recent Victim of Violent Assaults for Canada Goose Jackets


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 10:53:54 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen, News4 Reporter

A Howard University student became the most recent robbery victim targeted for his Canada Goose winter jacket on Tuesday.

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Sharp Rise in Teen Overdoses Reported in Montgomery County


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 08:22:54 PM

Author: Paul Wagner, News4 Reporter

Overdoses involving young people in Montgomery County, Maryland, have increased more than 75% from 2021 to 2022, authorities say.

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‘Happening Way Too Often': Secret Service Report Delves Into Mass Attacks


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 06:13:47 PM

Author: Rebecca Santana

A new report on mass attacks calls for communities to intervene early when they see warning signs of violence. The report also encourages businesses to consider workplace violence prevention plans and highlights the connection between domestic violence, misogyny and mass attacks. The report comes from the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center. The center's report analyzed 173 mass attacks carried out over a five-year period from January 2016 to December 2020 in public or semi-public places such as businesses, schools or churches. The U.S. is experiencing a particularly deadly start to the new year with 39 people dead in six mass killings.

Read more: ‘Happening Way Too Often': Secret Service Report Delves Into Mass Attacks


Luck Runs Out for Suspects in Fairfax County 7-Eleven Gaming Machine Thefts


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 05:32:23 PM

Author: Drew Wilder, News4 Northern Virginia Reporter

Police arrested two men suspected of stealing gaming machines at several 7-Eleven stores across Fairfax County.

Read more: Luck Runs Out for Suspects in Fairfax County 7-Eleven Gaming Machine Thefts


Video: Suspect Steals Gorilla Statue From Maryland Antiques Shop


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 05:08:29 PM

Author: Aimee Cho, News4 Reporter and Gina Cook

Montgomery County police are searching for a suspect who stole a gorilla statue from an antiques store earlier this month. About 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, the suspect drove up to Design Emporium Antiques on Howard Avenue in Kensington in an older model Chevrolet Colorado Z71 pickup truck. Surveillance video shows the suspect, who was wearing a dark-colored hooded...

Read more: Video: Suspect Steals Gorilla Statue From Maryland Antiques Shop


Don't Eat These Enoki Mushrooms: Maryland Department of Health


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 03:26:20 PM

Author: Allison Hageman

The Maryland Department of Health issued a consumer advisory on Wednesday for enoki mushrooms potentially contaminated with listeria, according to a release.

Read more: Don't Eat These Enoki Mushrooms: Maryland Department of Health


SUV Crashes, Flips Over Onto High School Baseball Field in Montgomery County


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 02:54:51 PM

Author: Gina Cook

A teenager is in the hospital after the SUV they were driving went through a fence, down a ravine and flipped onto its roof on a baseball field at a high school in Montgomery County, Maryland, Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Read more: SUV Crashes, Flips Over Onto High School Baseball Field in Montgomery County


Teen Charged in Assaulting Woman Along Arlington Boulevard Trail


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 02:20:44 PM

Author: Allison Hageman

A 17-year-old has been charged with assaulting a woman running along a trail in Arlington, Virginia, police say.

Read more: Teen Charged in Assaulting Woman Along Arlington Boulevard Trail


Lawyer: Virginia School Admins Warned 3 Times the Day Boy Shot Teacher


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 12:45:53 PM

Author: Denise Lavoie

Concerned teachers and employees warned administrators at a Virginia elementary school three times that a 6-year-old boy had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before he shot and wounded a teacher, a lawyer said Wednesday.

Read more: Lawyer: Virginia School Admins Warned 3 Times the Day Boy Shot Teacher


Driver Going 100 MPH in Fairfax Station Crash That Killed 2 Teens: Police


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 10:18:18 AM

Author: Allison Hageman

The Jan. 10th crash claimed the lives of two teenage girls, the third remains hospitalized.

Read more: Driver Going 100 MPH in Fairfax Station Crash That Killed 2 Teens: Police


A 4-Day Workweek in Maryland? Bill Would Push Employers to Try


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 10:06:06 AM

Author: Derrick Ward, News4 Reporter and Laura Wortman

New legislation in Maryland’s General Assembly proposes incentives for private and public sector employers to try a four-day workweek.

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GOP-Controlled House Passes Youngkin Tax Cut Agenda


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 08:27:10 AM

Author: The Associated Press

The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has signed off on a slate of business and personal income tax-reduction proposals from GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The measures would increase the standard deduction and reduce the rate on the top income tax bracket. They would also reduce the corporate tax rate and allow for new deductions for small businesses. The bills will now head to the Democrat-controlled Senate for consideration, where they face less certain prospects. Youngkin campaigned on a pledge to cut taxes and signed about $4 billion worth of cuts into law last year. He celebrated the bills’ passage out of the House on Tuesday.

Read more: GOP-Controlled House Passes Youngkin Tax Cut Agenda


Weather Alert: Wintry Mix Falls North & West of DC; Rain to Soak Metro Area


Created: Wed, Jan 25 2023 06:58:12 AM

Author: Chuck Bell, Meteorologist and Sophia Barnes

Storm Team4 has your forecast plus weather radar for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Read more: Weather Alert: Wintry Mix Falls North & West of DC; Rain to Soak Metro Area


18-Year-Olds Arrested After Pursuit, Trying to Hide in an Outdoor Freezer: Police


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 11:40:38 PM

Author: Briana Trujillo

Two 18-year-olds were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly led a police pursuit and then tried to hide in an outdoor restaurant freezer in D.C., U.S. Capitol Police said. 

Read more: 18-Year-Olds Arrested After Pursuit, Trying to Hide in an Outdoor Freezer: Police


Student Revived With Narcan After Possible Overdose at Wheaton School


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 10:56:14 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen, News4 Reporter

A student at a high school in Wheaton, Maryland, may have experienced a fentanyl overdose Tuesday afternoon before she was revived with Narcan nasal spray.

Read more: Student Revived With Narcan After Possible Overdose at Wheaton School


Man Found Dead Outside Lanham Apartment Complex


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 09:26:31 PM

Author: Mauricio Casillas, News4 Reporter

A man was found dead outside an apartment complex in Lanham, Maryland, on Tuesday, according to Prince George’s County police. 

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Wintry Wednesday? Snow, Ice Possible North & West of DC, But Rain Likely for Metro Area


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 06:17:38 PM

Author: Doug Kammerer, News4 Chief Meteorologist, Amelia Draper, News4 Meteorologist and Carissa DiMargo

A cold, nasty Wednesday is ahead for most of the capital region, although don't expect any snow or ice for the metro D.C. area. However, areas to the north and west of the District — such as Frederick, Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia — could see wet snow, and areas farther out could get some accumulating snow.

Read more: Wintry Wednesday? Snow, Ice Possible North & West of DC, But Rain Likely for Metro Area


Mayor Bowser Says She Feels ‘Anxiety' Over Crime in DC


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 05:50:46 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter

D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser said she feels more anxious about violent crime now than she did in the 90s when the District was considered the "murder capital."

Read more: Mayor Bowser Says She Feels ‘Anxiety' Over Crime in DC


Gov. Moore Names Former Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld Maryland Transportation Secretary


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 05:18:35 PM

Author: Brian Witte

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has named former Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld to be the state’s transportation secretary. The appointment, announced at a news conference Tuesday, is a significant one for the new governor, who has made transportation a top priority of his administration. Wiedefeld led Metro as general manager for about six years before resigning in May. He also has served previously as head of the Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Transit Administration. Moore cited Wiedefeld's experience in announcing the appointment. He also says Wiedefeld understands the importance of public transit and the role that it plays in the lives of Maryland residents.

Read more: Gov. Moore Names Former Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld Maryland Transportation Secretary


Suspect Identified in Carjacking, Pursuit That Ended in Fairfax: Authorities


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 04:44:31 PM

Author: Briana Trujillo

Fairfax County police on Tuesday identified the suspect wanted in a carjacking case that led to a police pursuit in Northern Virginia. 

Read more: Suspect Identified in Carjacking, Pursuit That Ended in Fairfax: Authorities


Plan B Vending Machine Installed at George Washington University


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 04:28:26 PM

Author: Aimee Cho, News4 Reporter

A vending machine that dispenses emergency contraception pills was installed on George Washington University's campus on Tuesday.

Read more: Plan B Vending Machine Installed at George Washington University


Metro to Temporarily Close Some Green, Orange, Silver Line Stations in Summer 2023


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 11:48:52 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Station closures are scheduled to last for 23 to 44 days.

Read more: Metro to Temporarily Close Some Green, Orange, Silver Line Stations in Summer 2023


Teen Pleads Guilty in Brian Robinson Jr. Shooting Case


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 11:22:32 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A 15-year-old from D.C. has plead guilty to attempted robbery in the shooting of Washington Commanders running back, Brian Robinson Jr.

Read more: Teen Pleads Guilty in Brian Robinson Jr. Shooting Case


Check Your Powerball Tickets: $1 Million Lottery Winner Sold in Alexandria


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 10:08:03 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

There’s a new millionaire in Northern Virginia. Someone who bought a lottery ticket at an Alexandria grocery store matched five numbers in Monday night’s drawing — meaning they win $1 million dollars. The winning numbers were 12-31-47-58-60, and the Powerball was 23. The lucky player purchased their ticket at the Giant Food at 5870 Kingstowne Boulevard in Alexandria. It was...

Read more: Check Your Powerball Tickets: $1 Million Lottery Winner Sold in Alexandria


Smith Island Cake, State Dessert, to Get Sign Marker


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 09:37:23 AM

Author: Olivia Minzola and The Daily Times

Maryland’s official state dessert, Smith Island Cake, is set to receive a new sign marker in recognition of its historical significance.

Read more: Smith Island Cake, State Dessert, to Get Sign Marker


Virginia Senate Panel OKs Gun Bills After Campus Shootings


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 08:28:43 AM

Author: Sarah Rankin

A Democrat-led Virginia Senate panel is advancing a range of gun control bills, including legislation meant to address recent campus shootings at the University of Virginia and a Newport News elementary school. The Senate Judiciary Committee signed off Monday on measures that would tighten Virginia’s gun storage regulations and ban most guns from college campuses. But the bills face uncertain prospects in the GOP-controlled House. Leaders there have said they will address mass shootings and gun violence this year by improving the mental health care system, boosting funding for law enforcement and holding criminals accountable. A spokeswoman for GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin didn’t directly address whether he opposed the bill.

Read more: Virginia Senate Panel OKs Gun Bills After Campus Shootings


Confederate General's Remains Moved to Virginia Hometown


Created: Tue, Jan 24 2023 08:14:00 AM

Author: Associated Press

The remains of a Confederate general unearthed from beneath a monument at the center of a Virginia intersection have been reinterred at a cemetery in his hometown. Last month, Richmond, which served as the Confederacy’s capital for most of the Civil War, removed the statue of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill and the general’s remains buried beneath after a court battle. The Free Lance-Star reports that on Saturday, hundreds of people, including Confederate reenactors, gathered to pay their respects to the general at a ceremony in Fairview Cemetery in Culpeper, Hill’s hometown.

Read more: Confederate General's Remains Moved to Virginia Hometown


‘They're There Alone': Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers to Support Sex Assault Survivors


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 10:03:46 PM

Author: Mauricio Casillas, News4 Reporter

Montgomery County is in need of volunteers who can assist victims of sexual assault, and ask that comes as the county grapples with an increase in these crimes and a decline in the number of people who are able to help.

Read more: ‘They're There Alone': Montgomery County Seeks Volunteers to Support Sex Assault Survivors


These Were the Most Popular Baby Names in Virginia in 2022


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 09:37:11 PM

Author: Gina Cook

Data shows that parents in the commonwealth mostly stuck with the classics when choosing names for their newborns.

Read more: These Were the Most Popular Baby Names in Virginia in 2022


Charges Dropped After 13 Prince George's Officers Accused in Double-Dipping Scheme


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 07:12:47 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins, News4 Investigative Reporter and Gina Cook

Charges against 13 Prince George's County police officers over an alleged double-dipping scheme have been dropped.

Read more: Charges Dropped After 13 Prince George's Officers Accused in Double-Dipping Scheme


‘Money to Catch Up on Bills': What to Know About DC's Free Tax Services & Credits


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 06:05:49 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter

While many of us may be dreading tax season, Washington, D.C. resident Carla Stewart has been looking forward to it for months.

Read more: ‘Money to Catch Up on Bills': What to Know About DC's Free Tax Services & Credits


These 15 DC-Area Restaurants Are Extending Restaurant Week Specials


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 04:40:52 PM

Author: Patrick J. Maguire

Find the best extended Restaurant Week 2023 deals at All-Purpose, Dirty Habit, Nama Ko and more.

Read more: These 15 DC-Area Restaurants Are Extending Restaurant Week Specials


DC Eyesore: J. Edgar Hoover Building Ugliest in US, Survey Says


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 10:55:52 AM

Author: Allison Hageman

The J. Edgar Hoover Building and the Watergate Complex are considered some of the ugliest budlings in the U.S., according to a new survey.

Read more: DC Eyesore: J. Edgar Hoover Building Ugliest in US, Survey Says


Metro Faces Tuesday Deadline to Prove Rail Operators Meeting Training Requirements


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 08:55:04 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes, Maggie More, Allison Hageman and Carissa DiMargo

An internal investigation has showed operators were certified despite not meeting training requirements.

Read more: Metro Faces Tuesday Deadline to Prove Rail Operators Meeting Training Requirements


Parts of Columbia Pike Closed for Construction in Arlington National Cemetery


Created: Mon, Jan 23 2023 07:29:48 AM

Author: Allison Hageman and Dominique Moody, News4 Reporter

Parts of Columbia Pike will be closed for a construction project in Arlington National Cemetery starting on Monday, according to a release.

Read more: Parts of Columbia Pike Closed for Construction in Arlington National Cemetery


Man Found Fatally Shot Outside Southern Avenue Metro Station: Authorities


Created: Sun, Jan 22 2023 07:24:13 PM

Author: Mauricio Casillas, News4 Reporter and Jared Herr

A man was found shot and killed in the parking lot of the Southern Avenue Metro station in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Sunday.

Read more: Man Found Fatally Shot Outside Southern Avenue Metro Station: Authorities

 
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