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Some Breathe Sigh of Relief in DC After Chauvin Is Convicted


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 08:57:35 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

People who gathered in D.C.’s Black Lives Matter Plaza hoisted their fists into the air when they learned a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd. Others just cried.  “Black Lives Matter!” some said with tears in their eyes as they stood outside the White House Tuesday evening. People gathered...

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Fire Breaks Out at Baltimore's Iconic Domino Sugar Factory


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 10:48:48 PM

Author: Associated Press and NBC Washington Staff

A fire at the Domino Sugar plant sent white smoke billowing over the Inner Harbor in Baltimore

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MGM National Harbor to Open New Outdoor Gaming Terrace This Week


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 09:39:41 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins

The view of Virginia and D.C. from MGM National Harbor is one of a kind, and now gamers can enjoy it while playing the slots on a terrace that opens this week, one that overlooks the Beltway above the theater.

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Plea Bargain Discussed for 2 Girls Charged in Fatal DC Carjacking


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 11:01:36 PM

Author: Cory Smith and NBC Washington Staff

A plea bargain was being negotiated on Tuesday for two girls, ages 13 and 15, who were charged with murder after they allegedly carjacked 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar in D.C. last month, used a stun gun against him and caused his car to flip.

Read more: Plea Bargain Discussed for 2 Girls Charged in Fatal DC Carjacking


Home Site of Harriet Tubman's Father Confirmed Found in Maryland


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 04:33:28 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

Archeologists say they found evidence of a home that belonged to Ben Ross, Harriet Tubman's father, more than a century ago.

Read more: Home Site of Harriet Tubman's Father Confirmed Found in Maryland


Marijuana Legalization in Virginia: What You Need to Know


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 10:56:54 AM

Author:

Here's what you need to know about marijuana legalization in Virginia.

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Mass Vaccination Clinic to Open in Tysons, Virginia: How to Get a Shot


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 12:19:00 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A new mass vaccination clinic is set to open at the old Lord & Taylor store at Tysons Corner Center.

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DC Braces for Chauvin Trial Verdict; 250 National Guard Troops to Patrol


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 11:37:49 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

Police are stationed around downtown D.C. and National Guard troops will stand guard as the District braces for potential demonstrations once a jury reaches a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.  Metropolitan Police Department officers were on patrol Tuesday, with some on foot and some on bikes, including in...

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DC to Resume Parking Enforcement in June


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 06:54:32 PM

Author: Matthew Stabley

D.C. will resume parking enforcement suspended because of the pandemic beginning June 1.

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Watch: Dispatcher Surprises Dad With Promotion to Battalion Chief


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 10:51:12 PM

Author: Adam Tuss

A touching moment between a local family posted to TikTok has exploded on social media.

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13-Year-Old Fatally Shot at Maryland Shopping Center; 12-Year-Old Charged


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 04:48:33 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen and NBC Washington Staff

A 13-year-old boy died and a 12-year-old boy is charged with murder after what police believe was a clash Saturday between two groups of young people at a shopping center in Prince George’s County. King Douglas, of Upper Marlboro, died, police said Monday.  The 12-year-old suspect, a D.C. resident, was arrested and charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder. His...

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Official Calls for New Look at 1986 Hanging Death of Black Maryland Man


Created: Tue, Apr 20 2021 02:35:42 AM

Author: Darcy Spencer

The sister of a young, Black man who was found hanging from a tree in Silver Spring in 1986 has been calling for a new look into his death for years. Recently, Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Reimer joined her in making that request.

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Social Media Platforms Aren't Doing Enough to Police Domestic Extremists, Report Finds


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 10:52:26 PM

Author: Jodie Fleischer

A new report from Digital Citizens Alliance and The Coalition for a Safer Web says social platforms need to do a better job cracking down on domestic extremists who continue to use digital platforms to recruit new members, spread misinformation and glorify their violent acts. The 56-page report, released Monday, calls on Congress to enact new penalties for domestic terrorism....

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Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died of Strokes After Jan. 6 Riot


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 09:13:25 PM

Author: NBC Washington, Associated Press and Scott MacFarlane

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick suffered strokes and died of natural causes the day after he defended the Capitol against an insurrection on Jan. 6, D.C.’s chief medical examiner ruled.

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Maryland State Police Search for Driver in Hit-And-Run That Killed Boy, 14


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 07:39:03 PM

Author: Associated Press

Maryland State Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit and run crash in Wicomico County.

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DC Area's ‘Halal Foodie' Scene Is Setting National Trends


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 07:02:02 PM

Author: Andrea Swalec

Visitors to a food hall in Northern Virginia can order from a peri peri chicken menu, a steakhouse menu, a Chinese food menu or an Afghan/Pakistani menu — all while staying halal.  As trendy food halls with multiple vendors have a big couple of years in the D.C. area, an all-halal food hall called Spice Village recently opened in Herndon...

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Amateur Genealogist Admits to Botching Maryland Grave Cleaning


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 06:03:35 PM

Author: Lilly Price, Capital Gazette

An amateur genealogist has come forward to admit she scrubbed scrubbed roughly 200 gravestones at a Maryland cemetery in a way that left them damaged

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Alex Smith Announces Retirement From NFL


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 03:43:36 PM

Author: Peter Hailey

Alex Smith announced on Monday that he's ending his NFL career, which started all the way back in 2005.

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 19


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 04:39:27 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

Here's what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area.

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Report: Blacks, Hispanics Underrepresented in Va. Colleges


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 02:24:09 PM

Author:

A new report from an educational reform group has found that Black and Hispanic students are woefully underrepresented in Virginia's public colleges.

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Ocean City Seeks to Shush the Boardwalk a Little


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 01:56:03 PM

Author: Associated Press

The Town of Ocean City is considering a new noise ordinance this week to tighten up on loud music and shouting on its iconic boardwalk

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1 Juvenile Dead, 1 Hurt in Clash at Ritchie Station Shopping Center


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 02:19:03 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Editor’s Note (April 19, 2021, 1 p.m. ET): Police identified the victim and charged a suspect. Go here for updates. One juvenile died and another was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after a clash Saturday night at a shopping center off the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County.  The name of the person who died was not immediately...

Read more: 1 Juvenile Dead, 1 Hurt in Clash at Ritchie Station Shopping Center


Family Honors Man Fatally Struck After I-270 Crash


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 12:35:11 AM

Author: Derrick Ward

Family and friends of DeCarlo Thomas made a solemn pilgrimage to a spot adjacent to Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg to put up a memorial in his memory.

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Sikh Community Gathers in Rockville to Honor Victims of Indianapolis Shooting


Created: Mon, Apr 19 2021 02:56:43 AM

Author: Darcy Spencer

Outside the Sikh Spiritual Center in Rockville, people gathered on Sunday to honor the eight victims of a mass shooting in Indianapolis, four of whom were Sikh, at a candlelight vigil.

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 18


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 05:38:37 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

Here's what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area.

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DC Protesters Arrested in Chinatown; Columbus Statue Vandalized


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 12:59:57 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Three adults and a 15-year-old were arrested in D.C.’s Chinatown late Saturday at a march over recent police shootings in the U.S. Protesters clashed with police and vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue and fountain outside nearby Union Station.  Dramatic video shows fireworks going off in close proximity to Metropolitan Police Department officers near the Chinatown arch. Officers can be seen...

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Hundreds of Civil War-Era Gravestones Scrubbed, Defaced in Maryland


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 04:02:25 PM

Author: Lilly Price, Capital Gazette

Editor’s Note (April 19, 2021, 2:05 p.m. ET): An amateur genealogist said she scrubbed the gravestones to make them easier to photograph for a website. Go here for updates. Bridget Blake walked through the historic cemetery behind All Hallows Episcopal Chapel in Davidsonville and cried. She didn’t grieve for the loss of a loved one but for the destruction to...

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Black Soldier Mistreatment Common Even Before Virginia Case


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 11:02:00 PM

Author: Ben Finley and Tom Foreman Jr.

Videos of a Black and Latino Army lieutenant who was pepper-sprayed and handcuffed during a traffic stop in rural Virginia have been viewed millions of times

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Man Accused of Killing Target Coworker in Fairfax County


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 07:09:39 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

A man was found dead near a stairwell in a Fairfax County parking garage and a person of interest is in custody, police say.

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Video Shows Virginia Boy Sucked Under Peloton Tread+; CPSC Warns Customers About Potential Dangers


Created: Sun, Apr 18 2021 02:59:14 AM

Author: Darcy Spencer

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning Peloton customers about the potential dangers of the company’s Tread+ treadmill, after several incidents were reported of children, objects and a pet being sucked under the machine.

Read more: Video Shows Virginia Boy Sucked Under Peloton Tread+; CPSC Warns Customers About Potential Dangers


Private School Students Walk Out in Support of Black Teacher in Baltimore


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 10:42:20 PM

Author: Associated Press

Nearly 100 Baltimore private school students and teachers walked out of class Friday to show support for a Black teacher who resigned after posting a video describing her interaction with a white student

Read more: Private School Students Walk Out in Support of Black Teacher in Baltimore


Family Searching for Mom Who Went Missing on Her Birthday in DC


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 10:34:30 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer

Kim Williams, 53, was last seen in Southwest D.C. on Friday, April 9. "This is not like her," her sister said.

Read more: Family Searching for Mom Who Went Missing on Her Birthday in DC


Stop Asian Hate: Why It's Personal for News4's Eun Yang and Aimee Cho


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 07:55:40 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Anti-Asian hate is personal for News4’s Eun Yang and Aimee Cho. They sat down for a candid conversation about the bias and discrimination they have been subjected to in their daily lives.

Read more: Stop Asian Hate: Why It's Personal for News4's Eun Yang and Aimee Cho


Faith and Family: What Bradley Beal Writes on His Shoes Before Games


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 03:01:09 PM

Author: Chase Hughes

Wizards star Bradley Beal writes messages to honor his family and his faith on his shoes before games.

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Man Arrested in Killing of Mom, Daughter Found in Southeast DC Apartment Fire


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 04:53:00 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Police are searching for Keanan Christopher Turner, 32, of Forestville, Maryland, in the killing of two women in Southeast Washington, D.C.

Read more: Man Arrested in Killing of Mom, Daughter Found in Southeast DC Apartment Fire


Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 17


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 04:09:05 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

Here's what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area.

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‘Inequality in America' Special Takes on Anti-Asian Racism


Created: Thu, Apr 15 2021 01:42:32 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

News4’s “Inequality in America” series continues with an in-depth look at anti-Asian discrimination and hate.  The show examines the recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, the objectification of Asian women, the “model minority” stereotype and much more. Watch in the video player above or on our Roku and Apple TV apps. The special will re-air on NBC4 on Saturday, April...

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Maryland Man Accused of Stealing Over 100 Air Bags


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 12:42:48 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

A Maryland man accused of stealing 100 air bags was arrested Thursday while driving a stolen car, police say.

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‘We Fed Him': Maryland Murder Suspect Was Family Friend, Victim's Parents Say


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 02:55:27 AM

Author: Drew Wilder

The suspect in the death of a Maryland man was a friend of the family, the victim’s parents said at a candlelight vigil Friday evening.

Read more: ‘We Fed Him': Maryland Murder Suspect Was Family Friend, Victim's Parents Say


First Cases of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Identified in Virginia


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 03:34:56 AM

Author: Associated Press

The Virginia Department of Health says the first cases of the so-called Brazil COVID-19 variant have been identified in two samples from residents

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in St. Mary's County


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 03:20:00 AM

Author: Matthew Stabley

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Maryland Friday morning, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ceremony Heralds Opening of WWI Memorial in Washington


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 02:52:22 AM

Author: Lolita C. Baldor

The new World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., will open to the public Saturday, and its launch was marked by a ceremony and flag-raising in honor of the 4.7 million veterans who served in what's known as America's Great War.

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Wedding Reception Gown Sidelined Due to Pandemic Worn to Vaccination Instead


Created: Mon, Apr 12 2021 05:13:34 PM

Author: Megan McGrath and Matthew Stabley

A Maryland woman who couldn’t wear the gown she chose for her wedding reception due to the pandemic decided to wear it to her vaccination.

Read more: Wedding Reception Gown Sidelined Due to Pandemic Worn to Vaccination Instead


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Got 1 Million Calls in First 90 Minutes


Created: Sat, Apr 17 2021 01:02:19 AM

Author: Susan Hogan

FEMA’S COVID-19 funeral assistance program launched Monday. The agency will reimburse as much as $9,000 per funeral, and up to $35,500 to people who have paid for multiple funerals.

Read more: FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Got 1 Million Calls in First 90 Minutes


17-Year-Old Fatally Shot at Frederick, Maryland, Hotel: Sheriff


Created: Fri, Apr 16 2021 11:09:22 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A teen was found fatally shot at a Country Inn and Suites on Spectrum Drive, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Va. Tech Shooting Survivors Launch Nonprofit to Provide Long-Term Care


Created: Fri, Apr 16 2021 09:35:38 PM

Author: Julie Carey

April 16 marks 14 years since one of the worst mass shootings in American history, at Virginia Tech. Almost a decade and a half later, the survivors and victims’ families continue to take action to help others across the country.

Read more: Va. Tech Shooting Survivors Launch Nonprofit to Provide Long-Term Care


Conviction of Ex-DC Firefighter Could Be Thrown Out; Officer Accused of Lying About Arrest


Created: Fri, Apr 16 2021 10:38:56 PM

Author: Drew Wilder

A former D.C. firefighter sentenced to jail for possession of drugs and guns is expected to be freed from jail after evidence surfaced that the officer who pulled him over in Virginia lied about the reason for the traffic stop.

Read more: Conviction of Ex-DC Firefighter Could Be Thrown Out; Officer Accused of Lying About Arrest


Potomac Yard Metro Station Begins to Take Shape


Created: Fri, Apr 16 2021 09:57:19 PM

Author: Adam Tuss

A new Metro station is being built at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia. The construction, which has been planned since the ‘90s, begins to take shape as Metro trains roll through. The expected opening date is in the spring of 2022.

Read more: Potomac Yard Metro Station Begins to Take Shape


Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 16


Created: Fri, Apr 16 2021 08:17:38 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

Here's what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area.

Read more: Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on April 16


DC Celebrates Emancipation Day: What to Know


Created: Fri, Apr 16 2021 01:41:22 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

The history of D.C. Emancipation Day and how you can celebrate.

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