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  • City official charged with murder after shooting alleged shoplifter

    The Florida city commissioner who confronted and shot an alleged shoplifter at a military surplus store earlier this month was charged with murder Friday. Michael Dunn, who serves as Lakeland's city commissioner for the Southwest district, was confronting a man police said had taken a hatchet from...

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  • What Would You Do With $1 Billion?

    The $1 billion Mega Millions lottery has lots of players dreaming up ways to spend that amount of cash. News4's Shomari Stone explains a few ways you can do it.

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  • Man Who Beat, Threatened Wife Sentenced to 40 Years

    A judge exceeded the sentencing guidelines for a man who beat his wife, tied her up and told her he was going to kill her. That man will spend 40 years in prison. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

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  • What happened after an 11-year-old boy was accused of murdering pregnant stepmom

    Jordan Brown said he has "mixed feelings" about what happened to him.

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  • The Women Behind the Curtain at Washington National Opera

    Much has changed in the art world over the centuries since the world's best-loved operas were written. As the Washington National Opera opens its 62nd season, News4's Barbara Harrison reports the women in the footlights aren't the only ones who make news.

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  • The New Whole Foods Is Where? 'South Capitol Hill'

    What do you call the neighborhood east of South Capitol Street and south of Interstate 695? If you’re Whole Foods, it’s apparently South Capitol Hill. The newest grocery store to open in Southeast D.C., Whole Foods South Capitol Hill is selling itself as more than just a market, offering a bar, prepared food and partnerships with local chefs. Woman Harasses Family for Speaking Spanish in Va. Restaurant But it’s the branding behind the new store that is shaking up some neighbors, who wonder...

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  • 'We Owe Them All': Soldiers Who Died Alone Buried in Va.

    A solemn ceremony was held in Culpeper, Virginia, to remember 19 soldiers who died without any friends or family. News4's David Culver reports.

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  • Montgomery County Preparing to Protect Votes

    Montgomery County officials say they are taking extra precautions to protect against hackers during the midterm elections. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

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  • Bright Beginnings Provides Resources for Homeless Families

    Most parents will do anything to keep their children safe and happy, but not every parent has the resources to provide their child with the best life possible, which is why Bright Beginnings has been helping D.C. families experiencing homelessness for more than 25 years. The organization believes to end the cycle of homelessness, the entire family has to be involved, so they provide free childcare and resources for parents to get back on their feet. Donate to Bright Beginnings Three years...

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  • 2 Proud Boys arrested after New York City brawl

    Two members of a far right group have been arrested after allegedly brawling after a political event in Manhattan last week. New York Police Department officials confirmed the arrests of Geoffrey Young and Jay Kinsman in connection to a clash that took place near an event involving the Proud Boys....

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  • Wendy Rieger Dishes With Washington Post Food Critic

    News4's Wendy Rieger sat down with Washington Post Food Critic Tom Sietsema to dish out some of her own home cooking and talk about Sietsema's new fall dining guide.

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  • Former DC Teacher Gets 11 Years for Student Sex Abuse

    A D.C. charter school teacher who admitted to sexually abusing students was sentenced Friday to 11 years and 10 months in prison. Robert Leach, 33, of Silver Spring, was a middle school math teacher at Meridian Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. when he sexually abused four of his students between 2010 and 2013.  DC, Where's My Car? Woman's Car Missing After Being Towed In court Friday, one of his victims said she had believed she was in a relationship with her teacher. They had sex...

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  • Mold Covers Nearly Everything in Man's Public Housing Apt.

    McArthur Terry, 73, doesn’t go anywhere without a hat. "My dad used to wear hats all the time so, I guess I picked that up so I wear hats all the time," Terry said. DC, Where's My Car? Woman's Car Missing After Being Towed But now his hat collection is covered in mold -- along with his clothes, his furniture and almost everything else inside his apartment in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Terry has lived in the public housing building for six years. The apartments house seniors and people with...

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  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears

    The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million. Although...

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  • More remains discovered at funeral home where bodies of 11 infants were found: Police

    The cremated remains were found in a box in the basement, the building's new owner told ABC Detroit station WXYZ.

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  • WATCH: Boy 'humiliated' after woman falsely accuses him of sexual assault

    Jeremiah Harvey's case gained national attention earlier this month when a stranger, later identified as Teresa Klein, claimed he groped her at a convenience store not far from his home.

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  • WATCH: Anti-hazing law named after Penn State fraternity pledge goes into effect

    Tim Piazza died after a fraternity hazing ritual at Penn State in Feb. 2017.

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  • Woman Harasses Family for Speaking Spanish in Va. Restaurant

    A woman was with family visiting from Guatemala when they were verbally harassed by a white woman for conversing in Spanish at a Virginia restaurant. The family was confronted inside Andy’s restaurant in Lovettsville. DC, Where's My Car? Woman's Car Missing After Being Towed “She asked for passports; she said that she knew everybody in Loudoun County to get us out of here, and she started saying that we were supposed to speak English, but we’re not talking to you,” said the harassed woman,...

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  • The Latest: Sessions warns against Chicago police reforms

    The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech in Chicago (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the kind of reforms planned for Chicago's police force will cause a surge in violent crime. Sessions spoke Friday to the Chicago Crime Commission...

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  • WATCH: Veteran fights to keep 'emotional support' tigers

    Karl Mitchell has 10 tigers at his Pahrump, Nevada, home.

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  • Inside DC's Pop-Up Bar Inspired by Real-Life Crimes

    The true crime craze has claimed another victim: This time, a Shaw pop-up bar. The Death Becomes Us Pop-Up Bar opened Oct. 11 to those awaiting a truly horrific Halloween. Dare to enter and you'll find Insta-worthy props including a bloody bathtub and stockades alongside creepy cocktails like the ouijatini ($14) and mass maple hysteria ($12). DC, Where's My Car? Woman's Car Missing After Being Towed True crime tales inspired each of the bar's themed rooms. Walk through the bar's door on...

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  • Police investigating video that allegedly shows teacher duct-taping student to chair

    The Colorado teacher allegedly wrapped the duct-tape around the 7th-grade boy.

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  • Facebook Rumors About Driver Attacks Untrue, Authorities Say

    A false rumor about drivers being attacked on local roads in St. Mary's County, Maryland, has prompted an official response from the local sheriff's office, which denies receiving reports of roadside attacks. The rumor being shared on social media claims that drivers are being attacked after objects strike their cars or they drive over debris and pull over to inspect their vehicles, the sheriff's office said in message posted on their website Thursday. Arlington High School Students Learn How...

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  • Sheriff gets over 1,000 tips as search for Jayme Closs continues for 5th day

    Wisconsin authorities searching for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs are now asking the public for information about her parents, who were shot dead in their home before they say Jayme was abducted. "We are hopeful to learn more about the Closs family to help bring Jayme home," Barron County Sheriff...

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