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  • Marriott Headquarters Construction Starts in Bethesda

    People who live, work and drive through Bethesda will have to navigate around heavy equipment and a lot of activity after construction of Marriott's new headquarters began Thursday. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

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  • See Who's Running for Montgomery County Executive

    Voting for a Democrat for Montgomery County executive? Here's a quick look at each of the six candidates. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

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  • FBI Recreates Scene of Deadly Park Police Shooting

    Investigators with the FBI have returned to the scene where U.S. Park Police officers shot and killed a man in Fairfax County, Virginia, seven months ago. Fort Hunt Road was shut down Thursday morning as the investigators recreated the scene. They positioned a Jeep Grand Cherokee similar to the one 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar was driving the night of Friday, Nov. 17 in the same spot where he was shot inside his SUV. Ghaisar, of McLean, was shot after a minor car crash on the George Washington...

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  • Md. Father Sentenced to Life for Killing 2-Year-Old, Her Mom

    A Maryland man who killed his 2-year-old daughter and the child's mother after he was ordered to pay $600 in monthly child support was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison.  Daron Boswell-Johnson was sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 40 years, for killing NeShante Davis and Chloe Davis-Green in 2016. Davis was 26. Her daughter never got to celebrate her third birthday. Guilty: Md. Father Convicted of Killing Child, Her...

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  • Bounce House Therapy Aims to Help Kids With Special Needs

    Who knew a bounce house could be therapeutic? A company that uses indoor bounce facilities to help children with special needs began operating in the D.C. area on June 19. Here's a look at what they do. Go to sensorybounce.com to learn more. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sensory Bounce Therapy

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  • Woman Critically Injured in Maryland Dog Attack

    A woman was critically injured after a large dog attacked her in Huntingtown, Maryland, police say. The attack happened Thursday morning at a home on the Cherry Hill Road. The 28-year-old vicitm was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  Application Approved for White Nationalist Rally in DC Maryland State Police say the dog was shot and killed, but it's not clear who shot the dog. Investigators did not indicate the dog's breed. No further information has been released.  Family Meets...

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  • About 1,000 D.C. Public Schools Teachers Are Unlicensed

    Approximately 1,000 D.C. Public Schools teachers do not have a D.C. teaching license, according to a yearlong investigation by the News4 I-Team. An I-Team analysis of databases obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from D.C. Public Schools and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education show approximately one of every four D.C. Public Schools teachers worked without licensure during the 2017-18 school year. Application Approved for White Nationalist Rally in DC The unlicensed...

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  • Verizon Customers Without 911 Service in Parts of Va.

    A regional outage is affecting Verizon customers in parts of Northern Virginia, and some customers may not be able to contact 911.  The outage is affecting residents in Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William and Fairfax counties. The outage is also affecting ten-digit dailing. Application Approved for White Nationalist Rally in DC Authorities in all three areas says Verizon customers can text 911 as an alternate or call from another service provider.

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  • African American Museum Acquires 'Black Panther' Items

    Wakanda is coming to Washington.  Items from the box-office hit "Black Panther" are coming to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum announced Wednesday. Application Approved for White Nationalist Rally in DC The superhero costume Chadwick Boseman wore as the Black Panther will be on display, as well as scripts used by the crew and behind-the-scenes photos. The items will be on display during the museum's inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival in...

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  • 2 Injured After Fire Tears Through Gaithersburg Home

    A home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was completely destroyed after a fire tore through the structure Thursday morning, forcing one person to jump from the second floor.  The fire started in the 9200 block of Oriole Place just before 5 a.m. Two people were injured in the fire, fire officials say. One of the occupants jumped from the second floor to safety.  Application Approved for White Nationalist Rally in DC Both people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The...

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  • Woman Seriously Hurt in Hit-and-Run on I-95 Shoulder

    A Virginia woman is recovering after a driver rammed his pickup into her on the shoulder of Interstate 95 and then fled. News4's Shomari Stone spoke with the woman's parents who say it was a hate crime.

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  • DC Area Traffic Still Snarled Hours After Deadly Crash, Fire

    Traffic is a nightmare in the D.C. area Wednesday night after a fiery crash that closed the Woodrow Wilson Bridge earlier in the day. The Wilson Bridge — and thus a section of the vital Capital Beltway — was completely closed in the aftermath of the crash that happened just before 11 a.m.  Roller Coaster Riders Rescued From Ride at Six Flags in Md. As of 9 p.m., the effects of the crash were still rippling throughout the Capital Beltway, particularly in D.C. and Virginia, WTOP reports. An NBC...

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  • Contractor Accused of Being Fraudulent Company Sued by DC AG

    A local contractor accused of preying on the elderly is being sued by the D.C. Attorney General's Office. Newton Gaynor and his company, Xquisite Basements & Kitchens is accused of a number of violations, including working without a license and proper permits. Roller Coaster Riders Rescued From Ride at Six Flags in Md. For three months, 71-year-old Rae Allen trekked up and down two flights of stairs throughout the day to use the bathroom. She said she hired Gaynor, who gutted her upstairs...

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  • Paving Co. Accused of Poor or Unfinished Work, Bait-&-Switch

    A number of people in Virginia claim a driveway paving company vanished before finishing the job. Dave Nelson of Manassas said he has to remove crumbling asphalt from his driveway every day. Roller Coaster Riders Rescued From Ride at Six Flags in Md. A company called Terrafirma Paving and Masonry randomly showed up at his house in unmarked trucks, Nelson said. “He spoke a really good game and said that they've been doing this for 19 years, that they just finished my neighbor down the street...

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  • Application Approved for White Nationalist Rally in DC

    The National Park Service has approved an application for the group behind the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville to host a one-year anniversary rally near the White House in August. Father of Charlottesville Victim: Love, Don't Fight Organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally want to host the event in Lafayette Square Park on Aug. 11 and 12. About 400 people are expected to participate, according to the application filed on May 8. Jason Kessler, the organizer of the rally,...

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  • Remains of Civil War Soldiers Found in Virginia Pit

    More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, researchers have identified the remains of two soldiers at a excavated battlefield hospital in Manassas, Virginia.  The battlefield surgeon’s pit in what is now Manassas National Battlefield Park was excavated in 2014. On Tuesday, the National Park Service Honor Guard provided a color guard as the soldiers' remains were transferred to the Army.  Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separations The National Park Service and forensic...

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  • Family Meets Woman With Long Lost POW Bracelet in DC

    A metal bracelet with a simple inscription brought three women to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Marianne Horn, of Connecticut, says she has no connection to the war -- aside from the bracelet she received 46 years ago. It has the name of Lt. Commander Dennis Pike. Roller Coaster Riders Rescued From Ride at Six Flags in Md. "When I was about 7 or 8 years old my mother brought home the bracelet for me and I wore it and kept it for life," Horn said. She said her...

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  • DC Council Could Reject Will of People on Minimum Wage

    D.C. residents voted on Tuesday in favor of an increased minimum wage for tipped workers. But the D.C. Council could overrule the will of the people. News4's Mark Segraves tells what happened Wednesday and what comes next.

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  • 1 Dead After Large Truck Bursts Into Flames on Wilson Bridge

    One person is dead and multiple are injured after a tractor-trailer burst into flames on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Wednesday morning, sending a large plume of black smoke into the air and trapping three workers underneath the bridge.  The tractor-trailer was on the Outer Loop of the Beltway, traveling toward Maryland when it was involved in a crash near a construction site on the bridge. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said the truck and other vehicles caught fire.  ...

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  • Strong Storms Possible Again Wednesday

    Strong to severe thunderstorms could move into the D.C. area just in time for your drive home Wednesday evening.  Heavy rain, damaging winds and localized flooding will be the greatest threats when storms roll in between 5 and 6 p.m., Storm Team4 says. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are possible. Roller Coaster Riders Rescued From Ride at Six Flags in Md. Weather alerts could be issued later in the day.  The storms may be isolated, with some areas seeing downpours while others stay dry. But Storm...

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  • Prominent Cardinal Abused Teen in NY Decades Ago: Report

    One of the highest-profile Catholic cardinals in America has been found to have abused a teen decades ago and has been removed from public ministry, the Archdiocese of New York said Wednesday.

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  • DC Votes to Include Tipped Workers in Flat Minimum Wage

    D.C. residents voted in favor of raising the minimum wage for tipped workers in Tuesday's primary. Supporters of Initiative 77 said it protects vulnerable populations from discrimination and harassment. D.C. Primary Results Opponents said the law could end up lowering wages and put restaurants out of business. D.C. has been hiking its minimum wage since 2014, and it will continue to rise to $15 by 2020. The minimum wage in D.C. is currently $12.50, but tipped employees are exempt and paid...

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  • Police Seek Help Identifying Human Remains Found in Md.

    Montgomery County police are searching for leads about the death of a teenage boy after human remains were found in a Germantown, Maryland, park in early June.  The death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Human remains were found in a shallow grave in Seneca Creek Park on Black Rock Road, according to a press release. The victim is thought to have been deceased since February or March 2017. Investigators have not been able to identify the victim and are asking for...

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  • White House Fence Jumper Wanted to Make Trump Cry: Police

    The man who jumped a fence at the White House complex Monday afternoon told police he was on a mission from God and wanted to attack President Donald Trump, according to charging documents. Alexander Thomas Miner, 29, of Danville, California, is accused of jumping a concrete barrier with a fence on top of it that separates E Street from the Ellipse on the south side of the complex despite signs reading "Restricted Area, Do Not Enter." Man Climbs Over White House Security Barrier "We were just...

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