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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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  • DC Police Raid Storefront Where Suspects Sold Marijuana

    D.C. police officers raided a storefront in Northeast where they say people were selling pot out in the open. News4's Jackie Bensen spoke to members of the community who said they don't want that kind of activity in their neighborhood.

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  • Md. 'Psychic' Sentenced to 6 Years for Scamming Clients

    A Maryland woman who said she was a psychic and scammed customers out of $340,000 to cure them of "curses" has been sentenced to six years in prison. Gina Marie Marks, who identified herself as Natalie Miller in her meetings with clients, stole from five people who sought her help over the course of more than two years.  Florence Flood Breaches Power Plant Dam, Coal Ash May Spill Marks pleaded guilty to felony theft in February. "I'm not a monster. I'm a good person," Marks said in court...

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  • Md. Man Found Dead After Going Missing in Hawaii: Friend

    A Potomac, Maryland, man who vanished after going for a hike during his honeymoon in Hawaii has been found dead, a longtime family friend tells News4. Stephen Kramar and Jeffanie Kramar went to the island of Molokai after getting married on Sept. 8 in Falls Church, Virginia. Stephen went missing Monday after setting out alone to find a hiking trail. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System A longtime friend of Jeffanie Kramer confirmed a report from NBC affiliate KHNL that...

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  • A Wednesday's Child Reunion, 2 Decades After Adoption

    When D.C. police officer Ernest Landers was just 5 years old, he was a little boy looking for an adoptive home. Twenty-two years later, he recently reunited with NBC4's Barbara Harrison, who helped him find that home.  Landers said he remembered being featured on the show and thought it was his "lucky day" because it led to his adoption by his two fathers. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System His dads, Arnie Landers and Anthony Hutcherson, knew they wanted to raise a...

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  • Painted Baby Turtles Detained at Dulles Airport

    Four baby turtles with painted shells were detained at Washington Dulles International Airport earlier this month.  Customs officers seized the turtles from a family returning from a trip to China on Sept. 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said in a statement Friday.  Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System The family apparently purchased the turtles from a street vendor. They declared the turtles to customs officers at Dulles. The family was referred...

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  • Woman Violently Raped in Her Virginia Apartment

    Arlington County police shared security video of a man wanted for the violent rape of a woman inside her apartment. Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver has the story,

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  • Semi-Pro Football Coach Helps Players Get Into College

    The coach of a D.C.-area semi-professional football team uses his own money to help his players go to college. Montgomery County Rams coach Qunicy Royal's mission is to get a college education for all of his players even if he has to go broke doing it. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System “I called Coach Q up, and he wanted to know my whole life story, had me over for dinner and accepted me on the team,” said Michael Joseph Harsanyi, who has been Royal’s team for a few...

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  • Maryland Teen Missing After Going to NYC With Boyfriend

    An honors student from Maryland has been missing since early September, and the search for the teen is growing more urgent by the day. Fifteen-year-old Janee Monique DeVille disappeared from DuVal High School in Lanham on Sept. 4. She took a bus to New York City with her boyfriend, who was the last person to see her, police say. The 17-year-old boyfriend returned to Maryland, but she did not. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System "Janee, if you see this, we love you, we...

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  • Taylor Gourmet to Close All Stores

    Say goodbye to Taylor Gourmet. The D.C. sandwich shop will close all locations after Sunday, Sept. 23, a company representative confirmed. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System Known for its large hoagies with fresh ingredients, Taylor Gourmet has 10 locations in D.C., plus others in Maryland, Virginia and Chicago. Sources told Washingtonian, which was first to report the news, that the company would file for bankruptcy. A company representative declined to comment on...

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  • Smithsonian Receives Rare Red Topaz Donation

    A rare, fiery red topaz that's nearly 49 carats is now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The giant gemstone called the Whitney Flame Topaz was privately owned for decades until philanthropist Coralyn Wright Whitney recently gave it to the museum along with a $5 million endowment, the Smithsonian announced in a news release. Government Fines MD $30K for Delays Installing Safety System “We are indebted to Coralyn Wright Whitney for her generosity and her...

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  • 11-Year-Old Girl Dies After Maryland Murder-Suicide

    Days after police say a Montgomery County, Maryland, man shot four members of his family, another of his children has died. Mina Kim died Thursday after being shot in her home, officials announced Friday. She was 11. Md. Man Killed His Wife and Son, Injured Daughters: Police Yong Mun Kim shot the 11-year-old, his wife, his 10-year-old son and his 22-year-old stepdaughter and then killed himself, police said.  Police responded to a call at the 100 block of Amberlaigh Drive just after midnight...

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