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  • Man Killed in Shooting at Popular Md. Playground

    A man has died after being shot near a popular playground in a Bladensburg, Maryland neighborhood that residents say is usually calm. The shooting occured at Varnum Park after 2 p.m. Monday, police said. Barry Trotz Resigns as Washington Capitals Head Coach A man was found with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. "It's scary because now we can't trust anyone around here," Maria Vivar, who lives near the park, said. "It's really shocking." ...
  • DC Debates Higher Wage for Tipped Employees

    Initiative 77 would require restaurants to raise the minimum wage to $15 for tipped employees. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.
  • Get a Sneak Peek at The New National Children's Museum

    Join News4's Aimee Cho for a first look at the National Children's Museum, which is set to reopen in D.C. next year.
  • After 20 Years, Police Hope New Photo Will Revive Cold Case

    Charles County Police hope a new facial reconstruction photo will help them discover the identity of a woman found dead more than 20 years ago. The victim, known as Jane Doe, was found in a wooded area near Crain Highway on June 16, 1998. She wasn't wearing any clothes and had been violently beaten. Police say she died from suffocation. Barry Trotz Resigns as Washington Capitals Head Coach Police checked Doe's information against fingerprint and DNA databases, but couldn't find any matches....
  • DC Renters Need to Make $34 an Hour to Afford a 2-BR: Report

    People who live in the D.C. area need to earn a higher hourly wage to afford housing than those in almost anywhere else in the country, a new report says. An annual report from The National Low Income Housing Coalition says that in the D.C. metropolitan area, a full-time worker must earn $34.48 per hour to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental while spending no more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities. That area includes Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia. Barry Trotz Resigns as...
  • Roller Coaster Riders Rescued From Ride at Six Flags in Md.

    Several people riding a roller coaster at Six Flags America needed to be rescued Monday after the ride got stuck near a peak. Workers at Six Flags America, in Bowie, Maryland, were able to get riders off the Superman: Ride of Steel ride, Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said live on News4.  24 People Rescued From Coaster Stalled at Six Flags Stomach-churning Chopper4 footage shows the ride in place at the peak of a hill, just before it would have raced downward. The...
  • Ellipse Closed After Man Climbs Over White House Barrier

    A man climbed over a security barrier at the White House complex Monday, according to the U.S. Secret Service. Secret Secret officers took the man into custody between E Street and the Ellipse. Marijuana, Edibles, Cash and Guns Seized in DC The person dropped a backpack at the scene. The Secret Service did not say what was in the backpack. The Ellipse is closed, a Secret Service spokesperson said. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic on E Street and the White House fence line is restricted.  ...
  • Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Crash in DC

    A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash with a pickup truck Monday morning in the District. D.C. police and D.C. Fire & EMS were called to New Jersey Avenue NW at F Street about 9:30 a.m. Warner Bros. Crackdown Puts Dark Mark Over Potter Festivals The motorcyclist has been rushed to a hospital. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene. Northbound New Jersey Avenue NW between E and F streets has been closed for the crash investigation. 'Scarface' Producer Martin...
  • Dads & Daughters: Hair-Styling Help

    An upcoming class at First Avenue Hair Design in Silver Spring aims to help dads learn to style their daughters' hair. Photo Credit: NBC4
  • DC Has Mixed Feelings on Initiative 77

    Opponents of a ballot measure that would require restaurants and bars to pay D.C. servers minimum wage say many workers would wind up losing their jobs. But proponents of the measure say that's not true. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.
  • Man Accused of Recording Video of Women in DC Dressing Room

    A man has been arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of voyeurism after police say he tried to record two women changing in a downtown D.C. Forever 21 dressing room. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.
  • Marijuana, Edibles, Cash and Guns Seized in DC

    D.C. police arrested 30 people and seized marijuana, edibles, $10,000 in cash and three guns at a pop-up event in Northeast.Photo Credit: Metropolitan Police Department
  • 2 Maryland Men Killed in Boating Accident on Potomac River

    Divers have recovered the bodies of two men killed in a boating accident on the Potomac River in Charles County, Maryland, police say. The men, Eriberto Ferrufino, 47, and Franklin Ferrufino, 43, both of Silver Spring, went missing Saturday night, Maryland Natural Resources Police said on Twitter. Longtime DC Radio Host Frank Harden Dies at 95 Police began searching for the men after the boat they were riding in was discovered empty and turning in circles near Cobb Island.  Police say they...
  • Longtime DC Radio Host Frank Harden Dies at 95

    Radio host Frank Harden has died after decades on the air in D.C. Harden, one half of the WMAL show "Harden and Weaver," died Friday in Chevy Chase, the radio station announced. He was 95. School Dress Code Unfairly Targets Girls: Fairfax Official "Harden and Weaver" was created in 1960 and covered news, weather, traffic and more. The show featured an array of imaginary characters, played a morning march and once played a morning hymn. Harden is remembered as a familiar voice to many in the...
  • Democratic Candidates for Maryland Governor Face Off

    The leading Democratic candidates for the Maryland governor's race faced off in a News4 forum. The participants were Rushern Baker, Ben Jealous, Richard Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Krish Vignarajah. This is part 1 of the forum. Go here to watch part 2. Go here to watch the candidates respond to more questions about top issues in the state.
  • DC's Public Schools Go From Success Story to Cautionary Tale

    As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country. Now the situation in the District of Columbia could not be more different. After a series of rapid-fire scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, Washington's school system has gone from a point of pride to perhaps the largest public embarrassment of Mayor Muriel Bowser's tenure. DCPS...
  • DC Residents Weigh In on Initiative to Raise Server Wages

    D.C. residents who spoke to News4 say they would still tip servers if the city passes Initiative 77, a law that would raise the minimum wage for wait staff to $15 an hour by 2025. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.
  • 'Furassic World' Is Coming to an Animal Shelter Near You

    A local animal shelter wants to give people a fur-ocious adoption experience. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will be hosting a "Furassic World" adoption event from Tuesday, June 19 at noon through Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m.  'Wonder Woman' Filming Shuts Down Busy Georgetown Road Adopters will crack open a paper mache dinosaur egg for a special discount off their adoption fee. The eggs will contain discounts ranging from 25 percent to 100 percent off, the shelter's daily operations manager...
  • Prince George's County Celebrates Juneteenth

    Residents and visitors of Prince George's County celebrated Juneteenth at Watkins Regional Park on Saturday with live music, artwork and more, paying homage to slaves who suffered trials and tribulations until their freedom on June 19, 1865.
  • Missing Boy May Be Experiencing Mental Health Crisis: Police

    Fairfax County police are searching for a 17-year-old boy who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Charlie Barton was last seen about 6 a.m. Saturday in the 6800 block of Perry Penny Drive in Annandale. 'Wonder Woman' Filming Shuts Down Busy Georgetown Road Barton is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has long, dark hair and brown eyes. He was last seen weating red shorts. He may have been in the area of VA-236 and Braddock Road about noon Saturday, according to...
  • Firefighters Work Through Night After Recycling Plant Fire

    Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish a massive fire at a recycling plant in Rockville, Maryland.  A large pile of cardboard, cloth and paper being prepared for recycling at Georgetown Paperstock Recycling caught fire about 3:30 p.m. Friday. More than 125 firefighters used over 1 million gallons of water to put out the flames.  The fire was contained quickly, but firefighters worked through the night to extinguish hot spots.  No injuries were reported. Plant managers estimate the...
  • Firefighters Investigate Manhole Explosion in DC

    An underground explosion rocked a D.C. street Friday night and lifted an 80-pound manhole cover. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.
  • Friends Say Man Killed by Montgomery Co. Police Was Harmless

    Friends and neighbors of a man shot and killed by police in Montgomery County say their friend was gentle and they can't believe that he would attack an officer.
  • An Inside Look at One of DC's Oldest Auctioneer Shops

    Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers is still run by descendants of the founder after nearly 130 years.