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Statue of Black Man on Horse Unveiled in Virginia


Created: Wed, Dec 11 2019 02:23:32 AM

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Virginia is home to more Confederate memorials than any other state. For many, they are reminders of a painful history. But a new statue in Richmond is designed to offer a different take on who should be atop a monument. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.

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Stand on Left Side of Escalator, DC Tourism Campaign Says


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 10:51:43 PM

Author: Andrea Swalec and Gina Cook

Does it drive you crazy when someone stands on the left side of an escalator? Maybe you just need to “live a little.” A new ad promoting “staycations” urges D.C. residents to imitate tourists and stand on the left side of Metro escalators. “Stay left, stay relaxed, stay local, DC,” the ad says. The 30-second video published Tuesday morning on...

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2 Security Guards Injured in National Shrine Attack


Created: Wed, Dec 11 2019 02:28:58 AM

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Two guards were injured in an attack at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Reception. Pat Collins reports a woman was struck by a car and a man was stabbed.

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Boy Pleaded With Gunman ‘Don’t Get Me’ After Mother Shot, Killed in DC Apartment, Family Says


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 04:18:15 AM

Author: Gina Cook and Pat Collins

A relative of a woman who was shot and killed inside her Northeast D.C. apartment says her young son was inside at the time and pleaded with the gunman to spare his life. Vaughn Alexander Kosh, 48, opened fire inside the apartment in the 1700 block of Capitol Avenue NE early Saturday morning, killing 38-year-old Alayna Dawnielle Howard and injuring...

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Water Main Break Floods NE DC Home


Created: Wed, Dec 11 2019 11:51:28 AM

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Water flooded the basement of at least one Northeast D.C. home overnight Wednesday after a water main burst open on South Dakota Avenue. Homeowner Etienne Vainquer and his nephew awoke to the sound of water. “When I go on down, it is full. The basement is full of water. All of it,” said Vainquer. Video from the basement shows the...

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Snow, Slick Spots During DC’s Morning Commute


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 12:22:11 PM

Author: Storm Team4

Get ready for a very active week of weather, with very little sunshine and a chance for snow.

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Guard Stabbed at National Shrine in DC; 2nd Guard Hit by Car


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 02:43:33 PM

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D.C. police are investigating a stabbing in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue NE in the area of the National Shrine.

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Metro No Longer Single-Tracking


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 10:39:17 PM

Author: Matthew Stabley

Metro trains single-tracked in three places during the Tuesday evening commute. A track problem near the Woodley Park station forced single-tracking between the Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations after 5 p.m. Smoke was reported. That issue was resolved by 6 p.m. Then another track problem was reported near the Van Ness station. Trains single-tracked between Van Ness and Friendship...

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Here Are the Links You Heard About on News4


Created: Wed, Oct 31 2018 09:45:33 PM

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These are the links we promised to share on News4.

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Bedford County Joins List of 2nd Amendment ‘Sanctuaries’


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 07:16:10 PM

Author: Associated Press

Another county in Virginia has officially declared itself a sanctuary for Second Amendment rights as Democrats take control of the state government in Richmond. The News & Advance in Lynchburg reported that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved the sanctuary resolution Monday night at a meeting attended by more than 1,000 people. More than 40 people spoke during the...

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Driver Had 92 Liquor Minibottles in Car When She Struck Teen: Police


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 06:29:17 PM

Author: Associated Press

A woman accused of driving off the road and killing a teenager in Maryland had two bottles of whiskey and 92 minibottles of liquor in the car, police said.

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Virginia Beach Mass Shooting Led to 450 Workers’ Comp Claims


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 03:23:57 PM

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Workers' compensation claims have emerged as another yardstick for measuring the devastation of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

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DC Democratic Party Asks Councilmember Jack Evans to Leave Role


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 12:05:17 PM

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The D.C. Democratic party voted to pass a resolution asking Jack Evans to step away from his leadership role.

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Postal Service Truck Hits, Kills 81-Year-Old Woman in Maryland


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 10:51:37 AM

Author: Shomari Stone

A woman was fatally struck by a USPS truck Monday night in Maryland.

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Former Inmates Claim Maryland’s Prison System Ignores Disabilities Act


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 04:42:41 PM

Author: Associated Press

Six former inmates claim in a federal lawsuit that Maryland’s prison system fails to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Baltimore Sun cited allegations in the the lawsuit on Tuesday that included prison guards making a one-legged man walk into the showers with no support. The case was filed in October in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The...

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Housekeeper Sentenced for Taking $35K Ring at Historic Hotel


Created: Tue, Dec 10 2019 04:33:04 PM

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A former housekeeper at a historic Virginia Beach hotel was sentenced this week to 30 days in jail for stealing a guest's $35,000 diamond ring.

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Watch News4 Live


Created: Tue, Jun 30 2015 10:27:22 PM

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Join News4, Washington D.C.'s news leader, for live streams of our weekday news shows here on NBCWashington.com.

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SUV Driver Dead After Crashing Into Home in Maryland


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 12:30:36 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins and NBCWashington Staff

A driver who was trying to evade police crashed into a Maryland home and died, authorities say.

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Mother in Coma After Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Charles County


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 11:36:58 PM

Author: Aimee Cho and Gina Cook

A mother is in a coma after a driver going the wrong way struck her car head-on in Charles County, Maryland, over the weekend. Late Friday night, Zenobia Sharp, 40, was driving on Route 301 on her way to visit a friend. Maryland State Police say a 17-year-old boy drove a Jeep the wrong way, striking her Hyundai Elantra head-on....

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Maryland Police Officer Accused of Excessive Force Goes to Trial


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 10:55:49 PM

Author: Meagan Fitzgerald

The trial of a Maryland police officer accused of using excessive force against a restrained suspect began Monday. Video appears to show Montgomery County Officer Kevin Moris kneeing Arnaldo Pesoa in the head while Pesoa was on the ground July 3 in Aspen Hill. In opening statements, prosecutors told jurors Moris and other officers were trying to arrest Pesoa for...

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Strasburg Agrees to $245M, 7-Year Deal With Nationals


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 10:55:19 PM

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract, NBC Sports Washington reported. The World Series MVP had opted out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his contract earlier this offseason. Strasburg returns after pitching a league-leading 209 innings in 2019. He was dominant in the postseason. He has spent his entire...

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Juvenile Shot, Wounded in Columbia Heights


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 08:28:30 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A juvenile boy was shot and injured in Columbia Heights Monday morning, police say. The boy was shot in the leg in the 1300 block of Park Road before 10 a.m., police said. He was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. Another person was injured, but information was not released on whether a gunshot caused that injury as...

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High School Athletic Directors Earn Most in Maryland County


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 04:50:39 PM

Author: Associated Press

The four highest-paid teachers in one Maryland county are high school athletic directors, each earning more than $114,000 per year. The Capital reports the directors are employed by four separate high schools in Anne Arundel County. The county’s 10 highest-paid employees are all administrators, with the top earner being the superintendent, who is set to make nearly $280,000 in fiscal...

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Lessons Learned From Amazon’s Growth in Seattle


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 04:32:32 AM

Author: Erika Gonzalez and Patricia Fantis

Amazon is coming to Arlington, Virginia, filling up to 400 new jobs by the end of the year. When the news first broke last year, some were excited, others were not. “I think people looked at what was going on in Seattle and they were concerned,” said Ashleigh Wehmeyer, a realtor with Compass. “Seattle had some different challenges than we have....

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Fairfax Connector Workers Reach Agreement With Transdev to End Strike


Created: Mon, Dec 09 2019 03:26:07 AM

Author: Gina Cook and NBC Washington Staff

Fairfax Connector bus drivers who were on strike have reached an agreement with Transdev and are expected to return to work Monday. More than 500 members of the ATU Local 1764 began picketing early Thursday, calling for for better pay, benefits and working conditions. The strike shut down nearly 85 percent of Fairfax Connector service, according to the union. About 30,000...

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Stabbing Investigation Briefly Blocks Traffic on I-270 in Bethesda


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 11:59:28 PM

Author: Gina Cook

Some lanes were blocked on Interstate 270 in Bethesda, Maryland, Sunday night for a stabbing investigation. Montgomery County police said one person was stabbed in the northbound lanes of I-270 before Old Georgetown Road. The right side of I-270 was shut down and traffic was backed up about a mile. All lanes are now back open. Police later said the...

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Teen Driver Killed in Wrong-Way Maryland Crash: Police


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 01:33:16 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

State police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash A 17-year-old driver died early Saturday after going the wrong way on Route 301 in Maryland and barreling head-on into another car, police say. The teen was driving a 1994 Jeep Wrangler southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 301 near Faulkner Road in Charles County after midnight when he collided...

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Woman Killed, 2 Hurt in Northeast DC Shooting: Police


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 06:50:12 PM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

A woman was killed and two others were injured during a shooting inside a home in Northeast D.C. Saturday morning, police say. Officers found a man suffering from gunshot and stab wounds across the street from the apartment in the 1700 block of Capitol Avenue NE when they arrived about 5:15 a.m., police said. While speaking with him, officers heard a...

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Jury to Decide If Killing of Maryland Student, Army Lt. Was Hate Crime


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 05:37:48 PM

Author: Associated Press

Three friends were waiting at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus around 3 a.m. on a Saturday when a stranger approached them, screaming. “Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you,” the 22-year-old white man told the friends, according to police. “No,” one of the friends, a black man, said before the white man...

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Virginia Family Has Fostered 150 Kids, and in Retirement Adopted 5 More


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 03:03:48 PM

Author: Ana Ley/AP Exchange

By her estimation, Linda Rhue has fostered 150 children in her 68 years of life. It’s not a precise figure — she thinks it may be higher, actually — but what is clear is that she really, really, really likes kids. “The Lord speak to me and tell me to do this,” Rhue said one recent evening, sitting on her...

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Maine Wreaths Are Headed for Arlington National Cemetery


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 03:00:32 PM

Author: Associated Press

Maine-made wreaths are starting the long journey to Arlington National Cemetery. Tractor-trailers loaded with wreaths departed Saturday from Down East Maine. The national president of American Gold Star Mothers Inc., Mona Gunn, will lead the caravan as grand marshal. About 250,000 wreaths will be displayed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec.14. Wreaths are also being shipped to veterans...

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Carbon Monoxide Leak During DC Holiday Boat Parade Sends 8 to Hospital


Created: Sun, Dec 08 2019 02:59:49 AM

Author: Gina Cook

Eight people, including three children, went to the hospital Saturday night after a boat participating in a parade at The Wharf leaked carbon monoxide, fire officials say. Firefighters rescued 16 people from the boat in the Washington Channel about 7 p.m. after getting a report that someone on the boat was unconscious and others were feeling ill. Medics took eight...

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3 DC Teens Arrested in Armed Robbery at Charles County CVS


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 11:57:03 PM

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Three D.C. teens tried to rob a CVS in Charles County, Maryland, Friday, but were thwarted thanks in part to an off-duty federal police officer, authorities say. At 4:41 p.m., 18-year-old Alonzo Lamont Gholston, 17-year-old Barry Tyson and 18-year-old Blake Joshua Isiah McKinney went into a CVS on Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said....

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Tenants of DC Apartment Building Go on Rent Strike Over Pests, Damages


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 05:47:26 PM

Author: Shomari Stone

Mice, bed bugs and damaged walls and floors are the reasons cited for why residents of a Columbia Heights apartment building say they will refuse to pay their rent. More than 40 people have banded together to demand their landlord to fix the problems. “It’s frustrating,” Maresa Hernandez says. She told News4 that the unit she shares with her mother inside the...

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The Weekend Scene: What to Do Around DC Dec. 6-8


Created: Wed, Dec 04 2019 03:50:40 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Here are the best ways to enjoy this weekend around the D.C. area.

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Sues CBS for Airing Sexual Assault Accusations


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 05:09:30 PM

Author: Associated Press

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says he’s done everything he can to clear his name after two women accused him of sexual assault: he’s requested police investigations, taken a lie-detector test and begged the media to report on evidence he says exonerates him. On Friday, he tried another approach as he went to federal court in Alexandria to pursue a libel lawsuit...

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Surveillance Cameras May Catch Texting Drivers in Montgomery County


Created: Sat, Dec 07 2019 04:52:31 PM

Author: Associated Press

A new set of eyes may soon be watching some Maryland roads: Surveillance cameras that can see if drivers are using their cellphones. Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker asked Democratic Maryland Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher Monday to file a bill that would allow the county to use automated cameras to catch distracted drivers and issue tickets. If implemented, it would be...

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DC Climate Activists Hold Gridlock Protest Again on Friday


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 11:33:54 AM

Author: NBC Washington staff

Climate protesters plan to disrupt traffic in downtown D.C.

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13 Shoppers Food Stores to Be Sold; 4 More to Close, Owner Says


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 08:48:07 PM

Author: Carissa DiMargo

The company that owns Shoppers Food & Pharmacy announced plans Friday to sell 13 locations in the D.C.-Baltimore region and to close four others.

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A History of Shootings at Military Installations in the U.S.


Created: Mon, Sep 16 2013 05:13:36 PM

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The history of gun attacks at military facilities in the United States in many ways reflects those in society at large: they run the gamut from domestic attacks and drunken fights to politically motivated massacres, including the 2009 killing of 13 at Fort Hood, Texas. But unlike the rest of society, the people who live and work on these posts often suffer from stresses caused by the trauma of war and serving in the armed forces. They often end in suicide.

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Virginia Halts Policy After Prison Guards Strip Search 8-Year-Old


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 06:50:01 PM

Author: Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that he’s suspended a policy that allowed prison officials to strip search an 8-year-old girl who was visiting her father. “I am deeply disturbed by these reports — not just as governor but as a pediatrician and a dad,” Northam told The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in a statement. “I’ve directed the Secretary of Public Safety...

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Fire Ant Quarantine in Virginia for 7 Counties, 11 Cities


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 02:40:33 PM

Author: The Associated Press

Virginia officials say an imported fire ant quarantine has been expanded to include a total of seven counties and 11 cities.

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DC Woman Recalls Dangerous Escape From Fire With Grandchildren


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 03:38:05 AM

Author: Shomari Stone

A grandmother is sad her home was destroyed by fire but grateful her grandsons are OK.

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DUI Driver Strikes 6 Highway Workers on I-66, Police Say


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 11:14:12 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Six highway workers were struck by a suspected DUI driver on I-66 Thursday, police say.

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National Christmas Tree Lighting: How to Watch, Road Closures to Know


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 12:30:33 PM

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The National Christmas Tree outside the White House was illuminated during a ceremony with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Thursday evening.

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Police Response Times Could Affect Development in Parts of Prince George’s


Created: Fri, Dec 06 2019 03:01:13 AM

Author: Tracee Wilkins

Slow police response times could temporarily stop new development in southern Prince George’s County, Maryland, according to a memorandum from the county’s planning department.

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Effort to Recall Embattled DC Councilmember Jack Evans Fails, But Expulsion Vote Looms


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 05:19:58 PM

Author: Mark Segraves

While this is the first good news for Evans in a long time, the D.C. Council is still poised to vote to expel its longest-serving elected official. That vote could comes as early as Dec. 17.

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Fairfax Connector Workers Striking on Thursday


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 03:19:29 AM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

Fairfax Connector on Sunday schedule as Transdev workers strike.

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Young Men Emerging: Inside the DC Jail’s Experiment to Prepare Inmates for Freedom


Created: Thu, Dec 05 2019 07:10:36 PM

Author: Scott MacFarlane, Katie Leslie, Steve Jones, Jeff Piper and Evan Carr

Young Men Emerging offers group counseling, one-on-one mentoring, job training and educational programs — all to help prepare the participants for their potential release from custody.

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In Historic Vote, DC Council Committee Recommends Expulsion of Jack Evans


Created: Tue, Dec 03 2019 07:40:32 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

In a historic vote, every member of a D.C. Council committee voted Tuesday to recommend the expulsion of Council Member Jack Evans, who repeatedly has been accused of ethics violations.

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