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  • Ted Cruz Forced Out of DC Restaurant by Kavanaugh Protesters

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was forced out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant Monday night by a group protesting embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cruz and his wife, Heidi, were eating at Fiola, an upscale Italian restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue, when a group of protesters approached them.  Girl Swinging on Hammock Killed After Tree Falls on Her In a video posted on Twitter by Smash Racism DC, the group can be heard chanting, "We believe survivors," as Cruz and his wife sit down at a...

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  • DC Nears 2017 Homicide Total After Violent Weekend

    After a spate of shootings over the weekend, D.C. is just one homicide away from matching last year's total number of homicides.  The violence continued Tuesday morning, with a shooting at a gas station in Northeast Washington. Girl Swinging on Hammock Killed After Tree Falls on Her Police say a man was shot multiple times in the 6200 block of Eastern Avenue NE. It's not clear whether the man was shot in the parking lot of the gas station or somewhere nearby.  The man was in cardiac arrest...

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  • 'This Has to Stop:' Shooting Erupts Near NE DC Crime Walk

    Police responded to four shootings in the District on Monday, one of which erupted during a Northeast neighborhood's anti-crime walk. Gunfire rang out on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on Monday night. It's the same block where four people were struck in a shooting around 11 p.m. on Friday. Four men and a woman survived the attack. Police released video of two men walking near the scene who are suspected of assault with intent to kill. Girl Swinging on Hammock Killed After Tree Falls on Her ...

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  • Prominent Member of DC Arts Community Dies in Italy

    J. Watkins, a prominent designer who created settings for three presidents, died trying to help someone struggling in Lake Como, Italy.

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  • Changes at Maryland Jail After Recent Inmate Suicides

    The Montgomery County Correctional Facility is taking away sheets from the inmates to reduce the risk of hangings after two recent inmate suicides. Scott MacFarlane reports they are also trying to keep two inmates in each cell to avoid isolation.

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  • Evidence Technicians Testify in Mansion Murders Trial

    In court Monday, jurors heard from a number of investigators who collected evidence from the scene of the D.C. mansion murders. The jury also heard testimony from an expert about one of the victims' cars found set on fire miles away in Prince George's County. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. (Courtroom sketches by Bill Hennessy.)

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  • Legionnaires' Disease Confirmed at DC Retirement Communit

    One resident of a Northwest D.C. retirement community has been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, prompting concern that other residents are at risk from a dangerous, pneumonia-causing bacteria that can spread through a building’s plumbing. Residents of three buildings in the Ingleside at Rock Creek senior community on Military Road were instructed to take precautions. The condition of the person diagnosed is unclear. Girl Swinging on Hammock Killed After Tree Falls on Her The D.C....

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  • Family, FBI Plead for Tips on 1984 Killing of Va. Trooper

    A Virginia family and the FBI are pleading for information in the 1984 cold case death of a Virginia State Trooper.  The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the killing of Johnny Rush Bowman.  Funeral Held for Va. Trooper Killed in Helicopter Crash Bowman was off duty at his home in Manassas, Virginia, when he answered the doorbell in the middle of the night on Aug. 19, 1984. When he opened the door, he was stabbed 45 times. The 31-year-old father...

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  • Photos: Rescue Dog Wins DC 'Wiener 500' Dachshund Race

    And they're off! Dozens of dachshunds raced in the seventh annual Wiener 500 in D.C.'s Yards Park on Saturday. The winner was a 2-year-old dachshund named Tony.Photo Credit: On Tap and Mike Kim

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  • Man Found Inside DC Senior Home 5 Days After Fire

    A man was found Monday inside a collapsed seniors home in D.C.'s Navy Yard neighborhood, five days after a devastating fire ripped through the building. The senior citizen was found Monday morning inside the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments, a D.C. fire department official said. Sources told News4 the man was a resident of the building. Fire Engulfs Apartment Complex for Seniors Near Navy Yard The man, who officials did not identify, was rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening...

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  • 7-Year-Old Girl Killed in Hammock Accident in Loudoun Co.

    A 7-year-old girl was killed in a hammock accident in Loudoun County, Virginia over the weekend. The girl and another child were swinging in a hammock that had been fastened to a tree when the tree collapsed and fell onto them, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said. It happened during a family gathering at a home in the 37800 block of St. Francis Court in Purcellville about 6 p.m. Saturday. The little girl was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital. She later died of her injuries. She has been...

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  • Cyclist Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash in Downtown DC

    A driver left the scene after striking a cyclist in downtown D.C. Monday morning. The cyclist was hit at 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. The person's condition is unknown at this time. There was no description of the striking vehicle immediately available. However, police said they'll be checking red light camera footage in a search for the driver. Roads are closed in the area. Stay with NBC Washington for more. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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  • Most Inner Loop Lanes of Beltway Closed at Rockville Pike

    Most inner loop lanes on the Capital Beltway are closed at Rockville Pike after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the roadway early Monday, taking out about 100 feet of guardrail and spilling fuel. Only the right lane is getting by. Fire Alarms in Navy Yard Seniors Home Didn't Work: Rescuers The tractor-trailer was carrying 8,000 to 9,000 pounds of meat when it hit a slick spot on what one highway worker called the most dangerous stretch of the Beltway, and skidded off to the side of the road,...

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  • 6 Killed in Spurt of DC Weekend Shootings

    Six men died in D.C. over the weekend in a series of shootings that spanned every quadrant of the city. 27-year-old Kajuan Deris Young was taken to the hospital after police found him suffering from gunshot wounds on 900 block of 3rd Street SW on Friday morning. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Md. Man Found Dead After Going Missing in Hawaii: Police Police responded to another shooting on the 5100 block of Southeast about 9:41 p.m. Friday. Two men had been shot multiple times. Terrell...

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  • 2 Men Beaten on U Street in Possible Hate Crime: Police

    Police are searching for five suspects who beat two gay men in the U Street nightlife area, knocking one of them unconscious, in a possible hate crime. The two men were walking westward on U Street about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, crossing New Hampshire Avenue, when a car turning right nearly hit them, according to a police report. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System "The car, you know, almost his us, wasn't anything that crazy," one of the victims told News4....

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  • Woman Meets Firefighter Who Saved Her From DC Fire

    A woman whose senior housing facility caught fire Wednesday got a chance to reunite with the firefighter who saved her from the burning building. The last time Bettye Carter saw Da'Von McRae she was four stories up and climbing out of a window at the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments. Fire Alarms in Navy Yard Seniors Home Didn't Work: Rescuers D.C. fire officials say flames were raging in an attic overhead and heavy smoke made conditions in the hallway dangerous.  Photos from the scene show...

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  • Copperhead Snake Bites Person Gardening in Rockville

    Gardening can be relaxing, but one Montgomery County resident got a shocking  surprise after a venomous snake slithered into the yard.  Montgomery County fire officials say the Rockville resident was busy gardening when a copperhead snake delivered its potentially dangerous bite Saturday afternoon. Fortunately, the bite was dry, which means no venom was released, officials say.  Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System The resident was taken to the hospital with...

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  • 7-Eleven Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man After Dispute

    A security guard at a 7-Eleven store in Silver Spring, Maryland, shot and killed a man after a dispute turned physical, Montgomery County police say.  Deon Christopher McDonald, 27, of Hyattsville, went inside the store on Georgia Avenue just before 4 a.m. Sunday to purchase an item, police say. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System McDonald got into an argument with the store clerk during the transaction, and the on-duty security guard intervened, according to...

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  • UMd. Students Relocated to Hotel After Mold Found in Dorm

    Students living in a dorm at the University of Maryland will be relocated over the coming days after mold was found in the building.  Mold has been reported throughout Elkton Hall, university officials said in a letter to students. The university says there are also isolated reports of mold in other residence halls.  Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System According to a letter posted on the university's website, it appears the school first responded to reports of mold in...

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  • Mother Reunited With Son at Dulles After Year Apart

    An 11-year-old boy was detained while trying to cross the border to join his mother in the U.S. About one year later, they had an emotional reunion at Dulles International Airport.

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  • 8 Hurt After Deck Collapse in Ellicott City

    Eight people were hospitalized on Saturday after a deck collapsed in Ellicott City, sending them tumbling down 12 feet. Twenty people were on the deck on the 4900 block of Bonnie Branch Road when it fell, a Howard County Fire and Rescue spokesman said. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System The entire 20-foot by 40-foot structure detached from an upper floor of the home, photos show.  Several people called 911 and the calls were classified as a mass casualty incident....

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  • Boy, 17, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Gainesville

    Prince William County police are searching for a car that fatally struck a 17-year-old boy in Gainesville, Virginia, before driving away early Saturday morning.  The teenage boy, a family member and another person were finishing work on a driveway in the area of Sudley and Catharpin roads when the crash happened at about 2:29 a.m.  Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System Just before the crash, the teen and his relative were sitting in a work truck that was parked facing...

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  • At Least 6 Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Exposure

    At least six people were taken to the hospital after they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide while operating propane-powered equipment inside a Gaithersburg, Maryland, building.  The workers were operating the equipment inside a building at 15200 Omega Drive Saturday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said on Twitter. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System Piringer said the area were the workers were lacked ventilation,...

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  • Alcohol May Be Factor in Serious I-95 Crash, Police Say

    Maryland State Police believe alcohol may be a factor in a crash that injured two people and shut down part of I-95 for several hours.  The crash happened at 3:21 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of I-95 at MD-200 in Beltsville, Maryland.  Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System Police say a 45-year-old man driving a GMC Yukon rear-ended a woman's car while both vehicles were in motion. The impact of the crash caused the car to run off the road.  The driver of the...

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