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  • It Begins: Memorial Bridge Lanes Drop From 6 to 3

    Commuters who use the Arlington Memorial Bridge woke up to a major change Monday morning — one that will last for years. The bridge has shut down half of its lanes and one sidewalk for ongoing repair work, following an announcement from the National Park Service (NPS) Thursday. Bear Cub With Bucket on Head Rescued After 3 Days Crews created a new traffic pattern overnight. For the next two years, there will be one constant eastbound lane and one constant westbound lane, with a third lane that...

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  • Alexandria City Council Approves Stadium Lighting

    High school football under the lights could soon be a reality in Alexandria. The city council overwhelmingly approved the ordinance over the weekend after a public hearing.

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  • Suspect Posed as Driver, Sexually Assaulted Man on H Street

    D.C. police are trying to find a suspect who pretended to be a rideshare driver and sexually assaulted a man. A man got into the suspect's car about 3 a.m. Sunday believing it was a vehicle for hire, police said. Bear Cub With Bucket on Head Rescued After 3 Days The suspect then stopped the vehicle in the 1300 block of H Street NE and sexually assaulted the man, police said. Police described the suspect as a black man in his late 20s to early 30s with balding hair and a thick beard. He was...

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  • Woman Dead After Dog Attack in DC Home

    A woman has died Sunday night after a dog attacked her inside of a home in Southeast D.C., police say. D.C. Fire and EMS said the dog attacked her at a home in the 1300 block of Dexter Terrace SE just before 7 p.m. Bear Cub With Bucket on Head Rescued After 3 Days Medics took her to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she died a short time later. The Humane Rescue Alliance responded to the house after the attack and took the dog out of the home. Multiple workers with the shelter...

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  • National Zoo Animals Welcome Fall with Pumpkins, Treats

    A handful of critters from the Smithsonian's National Zoo celebrated the return of fall and Halloween with carved pumpkins and delicious snacks.

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  • Virginia Jewish Community Celebrates Unity After Vandalism

    A Jewish community in Annandale, Virginia, celebrated a message of love and unity a week after their community center was vandalized with anti-Semitic symbols. News4's Darcy Spencer has the latest.

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  • Wuerl Leaves Letter for Worshipers Following Resignation

    Parishioners at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle attended their first Sunday Mass since Pope Francis accepted Archbishop Cardinal Wuerl's resignation. News4's Derrick Ward reports Wuerl left a letter to worshipers at the church.

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  • Uber, Lyft to Provide Free Trips to Polls on Election Day

    As political campaigns enter the last stretch of the midterm season, Uber and Lyft are serious about getting voters to the ballot box on Nov. 6. Ride-hailing company Uber announced it's offering free rides for Uber users who need transportation to their polling places on Election Day. Who Will Win in Maryland, Virginia Midterm Elections? The company will display a “Get to the Polls” button on the Uber app to help users find their designated polling place and allow users to book a free ride....

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  • Norman Intercepts Newton, Redskins Beat Panthers 23-17

    Josh Norman bounced back from his prime-time benching by intercepting former teammate Cam Newton and forcing a fumble, and the Washington Redskins held on to beat the Carolina Panthers 23-17 on Sunday.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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  • Motorcyclist Dies in Montgomery County Crash

    A 56-year-old motorcyclist died after a collision with an SUV Saturday night in Montgomery County, Maryland, police say. Police say the man was riding a 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Ashton Road in Ashton about 7 p.m. as the driver of a Toyota RAV4 was heading west. The two vehicles collided on a curve between Ashland Drive and Tucker Road, although Montgomery County Police are still investigating why. Pennsylvania AG Critical of Cardinal Wuerl Resignation The motorcyclist was taken...

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  • 'SNL' Opens With Kanye West WH Visit; Meyers Returns as Host

    Rapper Kanye West's bizarre White House meeting with President Donald Trump and former NFL player Jim Brown was the subject of this week's "Saturday Night Live" cold open.Photo Credit: SNL This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Cooler Weather Catches DC by Surprise

    Just a couple of days after temperatures in the 80s, D.C. is seeing much chillier weather. News4's Aimee Cho ventured to The Wharf where people said they were surprised the weather changed so quickly.

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  • H Street Festival: Music, Food, Art and More

    The H Street corridor was jam packed with food, live, music artists and local artisans on Saturday for the annual H Street Festival. The vendors lined 11 blocks in the Northeast neighborhood for the 12th celebration of the event.

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  • National Law Enforcement Museum Opens

    The National Law Enforcement Museum is now open at Judiciary Square in D.C. The museum's goal is to show you what it's like to walk in the shoes of a law enforcement officer. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

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  • Grand Opening Held at National Law Enforcement Museum

    A new museum in the District devoted to law enforcement opens Saturday. News4's Derrick Ward reports creators of The National Law Enforcement Museum want to give visitors understanding of what's it's like to be in law enforcement.

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  • Veteran's Auto Business Robbed

    A veteran who has an auto detailing business in Prince George's County, Maryland, says someone stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment from his van. News4's Nicole Jacobs reports.

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  • Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes During Culpeper Air Fest

    A small plane crashed in Culpeper, Virginia, Friday night, during an air show, killing the pilot, authorities say. Virginia State Police said the plane crashed just after 8 p.m. near the Culpeper Regional Airport. Veterans Affairs Appoints New Director of DC VA Med Center The plane was doing an "aerobatic act" as part of the Culpeper Air Fest, organizers said in a statement. The pilot didn't survive. No other injuries were reported. Pope Francis Accepts Archbishop Cardinal Wuerl's...

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  • Tough Pumpkin Season Bumps Up Prices

    You may have noticed there are fewer pumpkins to pick from this fall -- and the price of pumpkins seems to have gone up. News4's Derrick Ward explains why.

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  • 'Greater appreciation' of law enforcement aim of new Washington museum

    The museum seeks to give visitors the chance to “walk in the shoes” of law enforcement officers.

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  • 'Greater appreciation' of law enforcement aim of new Washington museum

    The museum seeks to give visitors the chance to “walk in the shoes” of law enforcement officers.

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  • Man Sentenced to 70 Years for Stabbing Pregnant Girlfriend

    A man who tried to kill the mother of his unborn child has been sentenced to spend the next 70 years in prison. Dakota Brothers strangled and stabbed Samuela Wolfe in 2016 on a path near the Crossway Community Montessori School in Kensington, Maryland. Wolfe was 19 years old and six months pregnant at the time. Baby Girl in Critical Condition After Pregnant Mom Stabbed Two school teachers nearby heard Wolfe scream and ran to help, likely saving her life and the life of her unborn baby. "A...

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  • Woman Hit by Pickup, Seriously Hurt in Downtown DC

    A woman who had just bought a cup of coffee and was crossing the street was hit by a pickup truck and seriously injured Friday morning in downtown D.C. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

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  • Maryland Program Mentors Boys Who Lack Positive Male Figures

    For 13 years, a Maryland organization has been helping boys who don’t have a positive male figure in their lives. “We call it a village because we know it takes a village to raise a strong young person, you know, girls or boys,” said Daon Johnson, program director for the non-profit Community Youth Advance. Veterans Affairs Appoints New Director of DC VA Med Center Its Mentoring to Manhood program has helped kids at risk of falling through the cracks realize their full potential. “I like that...

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  • History Professors Work to Get Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

    President Barack Obama said Harriet Tubman's face would appear on the $20 bill, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump have suggested it's not a priority. News4's Aimee Cho reports on two Virginia history professors who are working to keep the effort alive.

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