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  • Md. Police Seek Suspects in Pepper Spray Bus Driver Attack

    Montgomery County Police are still searching for three suspects accused of spitting on and pepper spraying a bus driver near Bethesda's Westfield Montgomery Mall. The three young males boarded the bus on March 7 between Nicholson Lane and Nicholson Court in Bethesda, officials say.  Lawmakers Debate Fining Maryland Drivers $500 for Texting The bus driver told police that the passengers were disturbing other passengers and asked them to stop, but they continued to be disorderly.  The driver...
  • Witnesses Testify on Food Truck Crash That Killed Woman

    The man behind the wheel when a food truck slammed into a family's car in Ashburn in September, killing a woman, is now on trial. Witnesses of the deadly crash testfied Monday. "It was like slow-motion and happening so quickly at the same time. You just saw the front end of a car go away," Sarah DeWees said, her voice trembling. News4's Julie Carey reports.
  • 1,200 Host Families Offer Up Space for Protesting Students

    About 500,000 protesters are headed for D.C. on Saturday for the March for Our Lives, and many are looking for a place to stay for the weekend. News4's Nicole Jacobs reports.
  • Prince George's County Teachers Protest Leadership

    Teachers called in sick to some Prince George's County public schools on Monday in protest. At others, teachers were "working to the rule" -- walking in and out en masse right at the moment they were expected to be on the clock. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports on what they did, why and how it's affecting students.
  • DC 'Hamilton' Tickets Go on Sale to Public Soon

    It's finally time!  Tickets to see “Hamilton” will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 26, the Kennedy Center announced Monday. Lawmakers Debate Fining Maryland Drivers $500 for Texting The Tony Award-winning show is coming to the Kennedy Center this summer. Members of the Center got first dibs on the tickets last month, but starting Monday at 8 a.m., the public also can get their hands on those tickets. Tickets range from $99 to $199, with a select number of $625 premium seats...
  • Bowser, Timberlake Welcome 'March for Our Lives' Protesters

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and singer Justin Timberlake teamed up to welcome the thousands of protesters who are expected to descend on the District for the "March for Our Lives" rally Saturday. "As mayor of Washington, D.C., I’m pleased to welcome students and families supporting the ‘March for our Lives’ this Saturday,” Bowser says in a video posted on Timberlake’s Instagram page. Everything You Need to Know for DC’s ‘March for Our Lives’ Bowser and Timberlake also urged people to get...
  • DC Council Member Blames Jewish Financiers for Climate

    A member of the D.C. Council has apologized after he promoted a conspiracy theory that accuses a prominent Jewish family of controlling the climate. Ward 8 Council member Trayon White posted a video to his official Facebook page in which he said the Rothchild family manipulated the climate to make money. The video showed snow flurries in D.C. as White narrated. Lawmakers Debate Fining Maryland Drivers $500 for Texting “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all...
  • Md. Teen, 3-Month-Old Daughter Missing, Police Say

    Police in Takoma Park are searching for a 15-year-old girl and her 3-month-old daughter. Kiari Moore and her daughter Ahmari Brocksmith were last seen by Moore’s father on the 7600 block of Maple Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to police. Lawmakers Debate Fining Maryland Drivers $500 for Texting Moore was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, gray sweatpants with a black stripe and brown Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. She wears glasses and has two tattoos: a heart on her right leg and one that...
  • More Than 20 Vehicles Involved in Crash Along I-270

    More than 20 vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 270 Monday morning after a tractor trailer carrying stones and gravel lost its load along the busy roadway.  The tractor trailer was traveling along I-270 southbound when it lost its load near Middlebrook Road. The vehicles behind the tractor trailer were not able to avoid the stone and gravel.  Putin Claims Crushing Victory in Russian Presidential Vote All southbound lanes of I-270 are closed at this time.  Two dozen people are...
  • More DC Residents Say They Spent This Winter Without Heat

    Franklin Gray was asleep in his apartment in Southeast D.C. when his niece jolted him awake. There was a fire, she said. They woke up her four young children, and Gray rushed to the living room window. Across the courtyard, in the building attached to theirs, a firefighter on a ladder was rescuing a man from a second-floor window as smoke poured out around him. The man rescued from the fire early Jan. 18 suffered serious injuries, and 19 residents had to evacuate the building and go out into the...
  • The Wait Is Over! Snow Expected in DC Area Tuesday

    After waiting all winter for snow, the D.C. area's best chance for snowfall is coming this week.  Snow will move into the region late Monday night, and it will continue through Tuesday and Wednesday.  Storm Team4 says there's a chance we could get more snow this week than we've had all winter!  Southern Maryland could see an inch or 2 of slushy, wet snow while the D.C. metro area is likely to get 2 to 4 inches od snow. Areas farther north and west will likely get between 3 and 6 inches of...
  • Maryland 5-Year-Old Memorizes Every March Madness Team

    Joaquin Francis Ancheta is 5 years old and, like most kids his age, he loves pizza. But quite unlike other children, Joaquin has an incredible photographic memory. Memorizing all the NCAA basketball teams is his latest accomplishment. Erika Gonzalez reports.
  • Prince George's Co. Teachers to Begin Protest Monday

    Public school teachers are planning a protest in Prince George's County, Maryland, beginning Monday and some teachers may call out sick. The teachers are protesting what they say are "unjustified" pay increases for some central office employees. McCabe Kept Trump Memos, Gave Them to Mueller: Source Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell sent a letter to schools on Friday warning that some employees were planning a "sickout" and schools should prepare for higher than usual...
  • Historic Maryland House Destroyed in Fire

    A historic house in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, went up in roaring flames and a man who lived there for decades has been hospitalized with smoke and burn related injuries. News4's Derrick Ward reports.
  • Boy Shot Inside Prince George's County Home

    A boy was rushed to the hospital Sunday in critical condition after he was shot inside a home in Bowie, Maryland, police say. Prince George's County police officers responded to a home on Woodvale Lane about noon and found the boy with a gunshot wound to his upper body, police said. Police said the boy is at a hospital, where he is stable. The shooting was not random, police said. Stay with News4 and for updates. Photo Credit: Darcy Spencer/Bowie Shooting
  • Extra Police Patrol Clarendon as Crowds Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    Bars and restaurants were crowded with Saint Patrick's Day revelers Saturday. Nicole Jacobs reports police officers were out in Clarendon making sure everyone celebrated safely and responsibly.
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  • DNA Helps Connect Woman With Long-Lost Cousins in Maryland

    Moselle Cullen, 90, has never met her father, so her daughter looked and researched. With the help of DNA services, she and her daughter got to reconnect with long-lost cousins in Landover, Maryland. News4's Derrick Ward reports.
  • Substitute Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Elementary Student

    A substitute teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing a student at an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland, police say. On March 8, the student at Cloverly Elementary School told his parent that his substitute teacher, 59-year-old Steven Katz, touched him in a way that made him feel uncomfortable, Montgomery County police said. During an interview with detectives, Katz admitted to inappropriately touching the student, police said.Police then issued a warrant for Katz's arrest and...
  • Ditch the Straws in Ocean City, Environmental Group Says

    An environmental group is urging you to ditch plastic straws in Ocean City, Maryland, this summer. The Ocean City chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has launched a “Strawless Summer” campaign to help cut down on plastic pollution on beaches and in waterways and oceans. Before Firing, McCabe Kept Memos on Trump: Source The foundation is asking Ocean City restaurant owners, residents and visitors to sign a pledge to say no to plastic straws. A 2017 International Coastal Cleanup report found...
  • Everything You Need to Know for DC’s ‘March for Our Lives’

    The 'March for Our Lives' is scheduled in D.C. for March 24, and will likely bring thousands of activists demanding increased gun control and school safety measures. Students from Stoneman Douglas High School led efforts to organize the protest after 17 students and teachers were killed on Valentine’s Day when a former student rampaged through their school. Whether you’re coming to D.C. for the protest or you’re a resident, here’s everything you need to know before, during and after the...
  • Resident DC Bald Eagles Liberty, Justice Welcome Hatchling

    Liberty and Justice, two bald eagles who constructed the nest in Southwest D.C. near the Metropolitan Police Academy, have welcomed a new hatchling to the nest. The baby bird emerged from his shell Saturday morning, on St. Patrick's Day. The bird and its parents can be seen on the Earth Conservation Corps’ livestream of the nest. Eagle Nest Near D.C. Police Academy Gets Web Cam Liberty laid the egg, called ECC3, on Feb. 7 and the ECC projected it would hatch this week. If you missed the...
  • Blossom Opening Ceremony Rescheduled for March for Our Lives

    The opening ceremony of the Cherry Blossom Festival has been pushed back by one day because of large crowds expected for the March for Our Lives. National Cherry Blossom Festival organizers said that road closures and an expected influx of Metro riders contributed to the decision. Metro Preps for March for Our Lives, Cherry Blossom Fest The opening ceremony is a ticketed event now set for March 25. The ceremony will still be held at The Warner Theatre, organizers said. The theatre is on 13th...
  • DC Moms Organize Free Housing for 'March For Our Lives'

    Hundreds of thousands of students and activists are expected to march in D.C. for the "March For Our Lives." A group of mothers have started an effort to make sure visiting students have places to stay as well as food. Jackie Bensen reports.