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Burst of Gunfire Hits Homes, Cars in Alexandria Neighborhood


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 07:34:34 PM

Author: Julie Carey, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief

Some residents who live near the Braddock Road Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia, were shaken up when a burst of gunfire sent bullets into homes and cars in the area Thursday night.

Read more: Burst of Gunfire Hits Homes, Cars in Alexandria Neighborhood


301, 240 … or 227? Another Maryland Area Code Is Coming Next Year


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 06:32:42 PM

Author: Nuria Diaz Munoz

The remaining supply of available phone numbers in the area is expected to run out in the second quarter of 2023.

Read more: 301, 240 … or 227? Another Maryland Area Code Is Coming Next Year


Opening of Metro's Potomac Yard Station Delayed; Closure of 6 Stations South of DCA Extended


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 04:15:32 PM

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The new station was expected to open this fall; however, Metro announced Friday that Potomac Yard will not open this calendar year.

Read more: Opening of Metro's Potomac Yard Station Delayed; Closure of 6 Stations South of DCA Extended


‘Get Him Out!': DC Firefighter Accused of Assaulting Nationals Park Usher


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 03:33:03 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter and Andrea Swalec

A D.C. firefighter faces an assault charge after he punched an usher in D.C.’s Nationals Park during a game Tuesday, authorities said and video from a fan appears to show.

Read more: ‘Get Him Out!': DC Firefighter Accused of Assaulting Nationals Park Usher


Maryland Court Says Mail-In Ballot Count Can Start Saturday


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 02:49:17 PM

Author: The Associated Press

A Maryland appeals court has rejected a request by Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee to delay counting of mail-in ballots that could start as soon as Saturday. An order Thursday by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals denied an emergency request by lawyers for Dan Cox to halt a prior court order allowing the counting of mail-in ballots before Election Day. This week’s one-paragraph order was signed by Judge Douglas Nazarian on behalf of a three-judge panel that considered the motion. A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge had previously granted the Maryland State Board of Elections’ request to allow local elections officials to begin canvassing mail-in ballots on Oct. 1, instead of waiting until after Nov. 8.

Read more: Maryland Court Says Mail-In Ballot Count Can Start Saturday


New Laws Take Effect in DC, Maryland Oct. 1


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 02:20:18 PM

Author: Gina Cook

New laws that begin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in D.C. and Maryland affect paid leave, car seat safety measures, employer non-compete restrictions and more. Here’s a breakdown of what’s changing. Paid Leave: Moms and dads who work in D.C. can receive a month more of paid parental leave come Oct. 1, and D.C. employees who need to care for...

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Off-Duty DC Officer Hit in Maryland Parking Lot, Seriously Hurt: Police


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 12:53:06 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer, News4 Reporter, Andrea Swalec and Sarah Mattalian

An off-duty D.C. police officer is seriously hurt after being hit by a vehicle in a shopping center parking lot in Prince George’s County, Maryland, authorities say. 

Read more: Off-Duty DC Officer Hit in Maryland Parking Lot, Seriously Hurt: Police


Hurricane Ian to Spur Heavy Rain, Soaking Wet Weekend in DC Area


Created: Fri, Sep 30 2022 06:07:04 AM

Author: Storm Team4 and NBC Washington Staff

Grab an umbrella Friday and hold onto it tight: What’s left of Hurricane Ian will bring several days of soaking rain to the Washington, D.C. area.

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Md. Move Over Law Expanding to Include All Vehicles Stopped on Highway


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 11:37:11 PM

Author: Walter Morris, News4 Reporter

Drivers in Maryland will have to change lanes or slow down if they can’t move over when they pass any vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the highway with its hazards on starting Saturday.

Read more: Md. Move Over Law Expanding to Include All Vehicles Stopped on Highway


Woman, 73, Found Dead in Northwest DC Home


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 11:26:11 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen and Matthew Stabley

A 73-year-old woman was found dead inside her Northwest D.C. home shortly after noon Sunday.

Read more: Woman, 73, Found Dead in Northwest DC Home


How Buying a Puppy Led to a ‘Rent-a-Bank' Loan at 134% Interest


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 10:48:33 PM

Author: Susan Hogan, News4 Consumer Investigative Reporter

Although many states have laws against charging high interest rates, some lenders are finding loopholes.

Read more: How Buying a Puppy Led to a ‘Rent-a-Bank' Loan at 134% Interest


Almost 140 Unclaimed People to Be Buried in Congressional Cemetery


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 10:19:46 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins, Rick Yarborough and Jeff Piper

Every year hundreds of people who die in the District are considered unclaimed. They have a name but had no means – nor did their families – for a burial. That number reached an all-time high during the pandemic.

Read more: Almost 140 Unclaimed People to Be Buried in Congressional Cemetery


Historic Plantation's Artist-in-Residence Highlights Craftsmanship of Enslaved People


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 10:09:46 PM

Author: Julie Carey and Nuria Diaz Munoz

In recent years, historic plantations in Virginia have worked to refocus attention on people who were enslaved. Over the past month, Belle Grove Plantation near Winchester found a special way to do that. 

Read more: Historic Plantation's Artist-in-Residence Highlights Craftsmanship of Enslaved People


New Metro HQ to Reduce Transit Agency's Costs


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 08:13:18 PM

Author: Mark Segraves

Metro celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Southwest D.C. Thursday, which will help the transit agency save millions of dollars over time.

Read more: New Metro HQ to Reduce Transit Agency's Costs


‘Walking While Black': DC Man Sues Park Police for $1M After Arrest


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 05:31:25 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer, News4 Reporter and NBC Washington Staff

A Northwest D.C. man sued U.S. Park Police for $1 million on Thursday after he says officers chased him and used Tasers on him this summer. 

Read more: ‘Walking While Black': DC Man Sues Park Police for $1M After Arrest


School Bus Used to Train Drivers Slams Into Gas Station in Prince George's County


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 04:38:57 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins, News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief

A school bus used to train drivers slammed into a gas station in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Thursday morning. Just before 11 a.m., the bus crashed into a Shell gas station on Forestville Road in Forestville. Photos show the entire front end of the bus in the building. Authorities say no children were on board the bus, which a group...

Read more: School Bus Used to Train Drivers Slams Into Gas Station in Prince George's County


Victim's Family Plans to Appeal Adnan Syed's Release in ‘Serial' Case


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 04:23:57 PM

Author: Associated Press

The family of a young woman who was killed in 1999 will appeal a Baltimore judge’s recent decision to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, the man imprisoned for decades for Hae Min Lee's death.

Read more: Victim's Family Plans to Appeal Adnan Syed's Release in ‘Serial' Case


DC Bill Would Let Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 01:58:33 PM

Author: Dario Lopez-Capera and Sarah Mattalian

Legislation proposed by D.C. Council Member Charles Allen seeks to allow non-citizen immigrants including green-card holders to vote in local elections.

Read more: DC Bill Would Let Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections


The Weekend Scene: Indoor Activities and More Things to Do in the DC Area


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 01:37:04 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and Tommy McFly, News4 Scene Reporter

Things to do, events and free picks for this weekend in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia on the weekend of Sept. 30 to Oct. 1.

Read more: The Weekend Scene: Indoor Activities and More Things to Do in the DC Area


Boxer Tells Why He'll Fight After Father's DC Murder


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 01:23:17 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer, News4 Reporter and Nuria Diaz Munoz

Professional boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison is set to headline the Beltway Battles on Saturday, one week after his father was fatally shot in Southeast D.C.

Read more: Boxer Tells Why He'll Fight After Father's DC Murder


Storm Ian to Affect DC Area: What to Expect and How to Prepare


Created: Thu, Sep 29 2022 07:23:34 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Storm Team4

What’s left of Hurricane Ian is set to pour rain down on Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and some areas could see flooding.

Read more: Storm Ian to Affect DC Area: What to Expect and How to Prepare


Romance Novel Model Pleads Guilty to Dragging Officer Down Capitol Steps on Jan. 6


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 10:24:27 PM

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Barnhart, 41, admitted that he grabbed an officer by the vest on the back of their neck and helped drag the officer "in a prone position" down the stairs and into the crowd, and later pushed officers and struck at them with a flagpole.

Read more: Romance Novel Model Pleads Guilty to Dragging Officer Down Capitol Steps on Jan. 6


Man Stabbed, Killed Outside Hyattsville McDonald's


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 10:23:40 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen, News4 Reporter

A man was fatally stabbed just steps away from a McDonald’s drive through in Hyattsville, Maryland, on Wednesday.

Read more: Man Stabbed, Killed Outside Hyattsville McDonald's


Maryland Governor Candidate Dan Cox Takes Tough Questions at Morgan State Forum


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 08:28:42 PM

Author: Tracee Wilkins, News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief

Maryland GOP gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox answered questions Tuesday night at a Morgan State University forum, which Democratic nominee Wes Moore declined to attend. Students with the campus newspaper and NBC News Correspondent Antonia Hylton covered an array of topics, including why Cox attended the Jan. 6 rally near the Capitol and bused others to the event. Cox said he...

Read more: Maryland Governor Candidate Dan Cox Takes Tough Questions at Morgan State Forum


Person Shot in Foot at Union Station


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 08:00:04 PM

Author: Matthew Stabley

Someone was shot in the foot at Union Station just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Nearby U.S. Capitol Police officers caught two suspects near North Capitol Street and H Street and recovered a handgun, police said. The victim suffered a minor injury. D.C. police assisted the investigation, which is being led by the Amtrak Police Department.

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‘The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers' Exhibit Now Open in Baltimore


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 05:00:05 PM

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The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore has opened a new exhibit that spotlights the journey enslaved people took on their way to freedom along the city’s physical railroad tracks. The new permanent exhibit is called “The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers.” It shares the journey of 27 people who “are documented as having used the B&O Railroad during their journeys” to...

Read more: ‘The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers' Exhibit Now Open in Baltimore


‘It's Not All in Your Head': Woman Gets Answers on Heart Condition Doctors Missed


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 04:01:13 PM

Author: Doreen Gentzler, News4 Anchor and Patricia Fantis

D.C.'s MedStar Washington Hospital Center is among the first hospitals in the country with new technology to diagnose coronary microvascular dysfunction. It's more likely to affect women and can lead to a heart attack but is hard to diagnose.

Read more: ‘It's Not All in Your Head': Woman Gets Answers on Heart Condition Doctors Missed


Maryland GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Appeals Early Mail-in Ballot Count


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 03:42:00 PM

Author: The Associated Press

Attorneys for Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee say they're challenging an order allowing the counting of mail-in ballots before Election Day. C. Edward Hartman, an attorney for Dan Cox, said a notice of appeal has been filed and they will also seek a stay of a judge’s order issued last week. On Friday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge James Bonifant granted the Maryland State Board of Elections’ petition allowing local elections officials to begin canvassing mail-in ballots on Oct. 1, instead of waiting until after Nov. 8. With so many mail-in ballots, Bonifant wrote, local boards of election couldn’t verify the vote count within 10 days of the general election as required.

Read more: Maryland GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Appeals Early Mail-in Ballot Count


How Hurricane Ian Will Affect the DC Area


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 01:36:23 PM

Author: Storm Team4 and NBC Washington Staff

Rain and strong winds linked to Hurricane Ian are set to affect the D.C. area this weekend. Here's the Storm Team4 forecast.

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Fall on the Farm: Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and More Near DC


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 12:48:02 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes, Nuria Diaz Munoz and Sarah Mattalian

Corn mazes, apple orchards and pumpkin patches — plus apple cider donuts and hayrides — are some of the best things to do during fall in the Washington, D.C., area.

Read more: Fall on the Farm: Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and More Near DC


Fairfax County Man Charged in Death of 82-Year-Old Father


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 11:38:04 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

An 82-year-old man was found dead at home in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Tuesday, and police say he was fatally assaulted by his son.  Talat Hassanein was found unconscious and pronounced dead in his home in the Franconia Police District, south of the Capitol Beltway, county police said Wednesday.  Samy Hassanein, his 36-year-old son, was arrested and charged with second-degree...

Read more: Fairfax County Man Charged in Death of 82-Year-Old Father


Fairfax County Schools Issue Action Plan After Counselor Investigation


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 11:15:21 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Fairfax County Public Schools is making changes after an independent investigation was conducted into a counselor who was able to work for the school district, despite being arrested.

Read more: Fairfax County Schools Issue Action Plan After Counselor Investigation


When Does the Silver Line's Phase 2 Open? What to Know About Metro's Latest Expansion


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 10:57:32 AM

Author: Carissa DiMargo

The long-awaited expansion of Metro's Silver Line is getting more buzz lately, as Metro has released an updated version of its rail map showing the six stations that are expected to open soon in Northern Virginia — including one at Dulles International Airport.

Read more: When Does the Silver Line's Phase 2 Open? What to Know About Metro's Latest Expansion


Transgender Teacher, Prince George's School District Settle Lawsuit


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 07:49:02 AM

Author: Associated Press

A transgender teacher who said she was harassed by students, parents and colleagues has settled a lawsuit with a Maryland school district with an agreement that includes policy changes and training. Attorneys for Jennifer Eller say the settlement reached Monday with the Prince George’s County Board of Education also includes monetary compensation. Eller says the settlement vindicates her “pleas for help and sensitivity training on LGBTQ+ issues for students and staff.” A schools spokesperson says the district “reaffirms its commitment to promoting and maintaining learning and working environments that are safe, positive and affirming for all students and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

Read more: Transgender Teacher, Prince George's School District Settle Lawsuit


See It: Lizzo Plays President James Madison's Crystal Flute on Stage in DC


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 07:01:46 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Lizzo played former President James Madison’s crystal flute at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Read more: See It: Lizzo Plays President James Madison's Crystal Flute on Stage in DC


Capitol Rioter Kyle Young, a ‘One Man Wrecking Ball,' Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence


Created: Wed, Sep 28 2022 12:22:05 AM

Author: David Pitt

Kyle Young cried as he apologized to a former D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer and said he wished he could take back his actions of that day.

Read more: Capitol Rioter Kyle Young, a ‘One Man Wrecking Ball,' Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence


Maryland Couple Plead Guilty Over Attempt to Sell Secrets About Nuclear-Powered Submarines


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 11:23:44 PM

Author: John Raby

A peanut butter sandwich and a chewing gum wrapper were some of the objects used to conceal memory cards holding the secrets.

Read more: Maryland Couple Plead Guilty Over Attempt to Sell Secrets About Nuclear-Powered Submarines


2 Hurt in Metrobus Crash Outside Southern Avenue Metro Station


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 10:55:36 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Jackie Bensen

Two people had to be taken to a hospital after a crash involving three cars and a Metrobus may have left people hurt just south of the Suitland Parkway, bordering the Hillcrest Heights neighborhood, authorities said. 

Read more: 2 Hurt in Metrobus Crash Outside Southern Avenue Metro Station


Woman Left to Give Birth Alone on Maryland Dirty Jail Floor, Lawsuit Alleges


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 08:22:54 PM

Author: Colleen Slevin

The woman says nurses ignored her screams for six hours while she delivered a baby in a solitary confinement cell.

Read more: Woman Left to Give Birth Alone on Maryland Dirty Jail Floor, Lawsuit Alleges


Alexandria Man Wins $1 Million by Playing Same Numbers 200 Times


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 08:10:35 PM

Author: Nuria Diaz Munoz

Alexandria resident Ali Ghaemi won a $1 million prize in the Pick 4 Lottery game by playing the same number 200 times in one drawing.  Ghaemi, a retired real estate investor, bought 200 plays in the Sept. 6 drawing of the same four-digit combination 0-2-6-5, which is his birth month and year. Each $1 play won the game’s $5,000 top...

Read more: Alexandria Man Wins $1 Million by Playing Same Numbers 200 Times


‘I Hope I'm Inspiring Black Girls': Maryland Musician, 19, to Perform With Lizzo


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 04:40:07 PM

Author: Mauricio Casillas, News4 Reporter and NBC Washington Staff

A 19-year-old guitarist from Maryland will join music star Lizzo as she performs Tuesday in D.C.

Read more: ‘I Hope I'm Inspiring Black Girls': Maryland Musician, 19, to Perform With Lizzo


DC's First Lidl Grocery Store Opens in Southeast


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 04:18:15 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter

D.C.’s first Lidl grocery store is opening in Ward 7 on Wednesday. It is the first full-service grocery store to open in the area in over a decade.

Read more: DC's First Lidl Grocery Store Opens in Southeast


Man Convicted of Murder for Deadly Shooting Inside Virginia Denny's


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 12:47:30 PM

Author: Julie Carey and Andrea Swalec

A man who shot and killed a food delivery driver and seriously wounded another man inside a Denny’s restaurant in Manassas, Virginia, in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder but avoided a more serious charge. 

Read more: Man Convicted of Murder for Deadly Shooting Inside Virginia Denny's


DC to Inspect All Bridges After Plea for Suicide-Prevention Barriers


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 11:21:42 AM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter and NBC Washington Staff

The D.C. Department of Transportation reversed a previous decision on suicide-prevention barriers on bridges. The agency said in a statement Tuesday they will inspect all bridges to see if barriers are needed.

Read more: DC to Inspect All Bridges After Plea for Suicide-Prevention Barriers


Virginia Students Protest Youngkin's School Transgender Policy


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 09:30:12 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

Students in Virginia were staging walkouts Tuesday in protest of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed restrictions on the rights of transgender students.

Read more: Virginia Students Protest Youngkin's School Transgender Policy


Man Wanted in DC Killing Gets Away After Firing at Officers, Police Say


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 08:00:14 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes and Darcy Spencer, News4 Reporter

A suspect in a killing shot at officers in Northeast D.C. Tuesday and barricaded himself in a residential building, police said.

Read more: Man Wanted in DC Killing Gets Away After Firing at Officers, Police Say


Virginia Company Using AI to Detect Potential Gun Violence


Created: Tue, Sep 27 2022 12:16:36 AM

Author: Shawn Yancy, Rick Yarborough, Steve Jones and Jeff Piper

A Virginia company uses artificial intelligence to monitor video cameras for handguns and rifles.

Read more: Virginia Company Using AI to Detect Potential Gun Violence


DC Committee Approves Bill to Provide Residents With $100 Metro Cards


Created: Mon, Sep 26 2022 11:21:54 PM

Author: Sarah Mattalian

Residents of D.C. could soon be applying for $100 per month on their Metro SmarTrip cards, after the D.C. Council Transportation Committee unanimously supported the proposal in a preliminary vote on Monday.

Read more: DC Committee Approves Bill to Provide Residents With $100 Metro Cards


Fall Maintenance 101: What to Add to Your Home's To-Do List


Created: Mon, Sep 26 2022 07:54:29 PM

Author: Erika Gonzalez and Patricia Fantis

With fall upon us, it’s time to prepare your home for the changing season. Here are some tips from Consumers’ Checkbook’s Kevin Brasler as the weather cools down.  Replace HVAC filters: HVAC filters should be replaced every two-to-three months, depending on the regular use of the HVAC system.  “By doing that, you’re going to save a lot of headaches down...

Read more: Fall Maintenance 101: What to Add to Your Home's To-Do List


Caps Move Forward Without Live Organist


Created: Mon, Sep 26 2022 07:01:06 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter

When Washington Capitals fans return to Capital One Arena next month for the beginning of the new season, the team will no longer have an organist playing for the crowd.

Read more: Caps Move Forward Without Live Organist

 
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