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  • Strangers Send Good Christmas News to Virginia Woman

    Lacey loves to thumb through newspapers, especially on days when coping with epilepsy and cerebral palsy are extra tough. News4's Cory Smith reports that strangers from Alaska to New York stepped up to help deliver the 22-year-old a special Christmas surprise.

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  • Red Flag Gun Law, Bump Stock Ban Pass DC Council

    Gun laws passed Tuesday by the D.C. Council take aim at high-capacity firearms and create a way for police to seize guns from people who may harm themselves or others. The red flag law gives the police authority to seek a judge's permission to remove guns from someone if a loved one or health professional warns police that the person poses an imminent threat to themselves or others — even if the gun owner has not committed a crime. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland "A family...

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  • Video: See DC's Naked Mole Rat Queen

    The District now has a naked mole rat queen. See her in all her wrinkly splendor. News4's Derrick Ward has the story. Go here to see photos of the rodents.

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  • DC Zoo Has Naked Mole Rat Queen After Birth of Tiny Pups

    The Smithsonian National Zoo now has a naked mole rat queen. The wrinkly, nearly hairless mammal gave birth to four pups on Monday, making her the sole breeder in the zoo's naked mole rat colony. Photo Credit: NBC Washington

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  • Woman Hit With Car, Shot in Falls Church Murder-Suicide: PD

    A 30-year-old mother died Tuesday after being run down by a car and shot in Falls Church by a man who then shot himself dead, police say. Katherine Martell was killed by Christopher Brooks, 30, police say. The two had a child together. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Martell was in the parking lot area of her condo building on the 3100 block of South Manchester street in the Falls Church area of Fairfax Country when Brooks arrived and drove toward her. She was struck, police...

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  • Police Make Arrest in DC Killing of Gerald Watson, 15

    D.C. police are expected to announce that they have made an arrest in the shooting death last week of 15-year-old Gerald Watson. Watch live video above of a police news conference.  Watson, a student at Anacostia High School, was chased and shot in Southeast D.C. on Thursday.  Map: At Least 21 Children, Teens Shot in DC in 2018 About 3:30 p.m. Thursday two suspects wearing masks chased the teen into a stairwell at the Langston Lane Apartments on Knox Place SE and shot him multiple times,...

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  • Redskins Player Charged in Drunken Virginia Attack: Sheriff

    Washington Redskins player Montae Nicholson is accused of assaulting a man early Tuesday in Loudoun County, Virginia, the sheriff's office says. Nicholson, 23, was charged with assault and battery, and drunk in public. A woman he was with, 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore, also was charged. Skins Claim Rights to Player Accused of Domestic Violence According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to a report of a fight at the One Loudoun shopping center in Ashburn just before 2 a.m....

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  • Boy Bullied for Having Trump Last Name Gets Medal of Courage

    An anti-bullying organization is offering some encouragement to a middle-school student who has been teased because his last name is Trump. The News Journal reports that Pennsylvania-based national nonprofit Teach Anti Bullying awarded Joshua Trump the Teach Anti Bullying Medal of Courage at a ceremony in his Delaware home Saturday. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Brandywine School District officials have said Joshua's parents raised concerns about their son's safety with...

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  • Man Found Dead in Stairwell at New Carrollton Amtrak Station

    A man who was found dead in the stairwell of an Amtrak station in New Carrollton, Maryland, fell backward and hit his head after climbing up the down escalator, an Amtrak spokeswoman said. The man's body was found just after midnight Tuesday. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Surveillance footage showed the man climbing up the down escalator. When he reached the top, he fell backward and hit his head. Pieces of clothing could still be seen at the bottom of the escalator hours...

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  • Man Accused of Killing Roommate Inside Maryland Group Home

    A man living at a group home in Lanham, Maryland, has been charged with murder after police say he killed his roommate.  Robert Jackson was arrested Saturday and charged with the death of 25-year-old Bryant Stigall. Prince George's County police say the men lived in a group home for adults with mental health disorders.  Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Officers were called to the home on the 6000 block of Trexler Road just before 6 a.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing....

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  • Metro to Refund Customers Who Arrive 10 Minutes Late

    Metro is planning to refund customers if they arrive 10 minutes late to their destination during rush hour, tightening the previous promise to refund riders who had to wait. The Rush Hour Promise policy previously refunded customers if they left their destination station more than 15 minutes according to an estimated trip time. Roughly $1 million has been refunded directly to Smartrip cards since Jan. 26. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says...

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  • 2nd Man Arrested in Abduction, Sex Assault of Maryland Woman

    A second man has been arrested in the abduction and sexual assault of a Maryland woman. D.C. Police confirm that Mark Blue, 29, of the 1200 block of Floral Street in Northwest, was arrested Monday in the Winston-Salem area. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland The other suspect, Nick Savoy, 25, of Southeast D.C. turned himself in to police in Roanoke, Virginia, on Dec. 11. “Surveillance camera video was helpful,” D.C. police Cmdr. Leslie Parsons said. “I believe Prince George’s...

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  • Suspicious Package Sparks Illness Reports at Md. Synagogue

    Several people at a synagogue in Baltimore County reported feeling sick Monday after opening a suspicious package, officials say. Medics are evaluating two patients at Beth El Congregation in Pikesville after they opened an envelope in the office , the Baltimore County Fire Department said. No one was immediately taken to a hospital. Unrepentant White Supremacist Gets 2 Years for Vandalism Hazmat crews are scanning the building in the 8100 block of Park Heights Avenue for gasses and...

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  • Prince George's Officers Wounded in Accidental Shooting

    Eleven Prince George's County police officers have been suspended after an accidental shooting at a weekend holiday party with colleagues left two off-duty officers wounded, police said Monday. Several off-duty officers were at a holiday party at a home in Brandywine over the weekend when an officer accidentally fired their personal handgun, the Prince George's County Police Department said. That officer suffered an injury to the hand and a second officer was wounded by ricochet. Stranded Llama...

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  • Maryland Man Charged With Soliciting Minors on Snapchat

    A man was arrested at the University of Maryland campus in Baltimore County after sexually soliciting minors through Snapchat, according to police. James Tyler Patterson, 21, of Adamstown, faces charges including child pornography solicitation, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland The arrest results from an investigation that began in August, when the department was notified about a man sexually soliciting minors...

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  • No Jail Time for Sheriff’s Captain Arrested for Child Porn

    A former sheriff’s captain who was originally charged with distributing child pornography has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, receiving no jail time in turn. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 40-year-old Donny Lewis Dixon entered in a written agreement Wednesday to be convicted on the misdemeanor charge. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Dixon resigned as captain at the Chesterfield County jail following his arrest, the newspaper reports. He was...

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  • Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland

    A llama stirred up a bit of drama over the weekend: crews rescued the animal from a Maryland pasture flooded by heavy downpours. Howard County Fire and EMS tweeted a photo Sunday of rescuers bringing the llama to safety. It had been stranded in a field near the Patuxent River and Mink Hollow Road, a mostly rural area west of Columbia. How WeChat Helped a Chinese Immigrant Land a Statehouse Seat "After crews spent hours last night assisting car drivers out of the water, @HCDFRS assisted the...

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  • Power Outage Leaves DC Memorials in the Dark

    Abraham Lincoln's likeness can be seen glowing from the end of the National Mall every night in Washington, D.C. — but tonight his giant statue sits in darkness. Pepco says a power outage has left the Lincoln Memorial, Memorial Bridge, D.C. War Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial in the dark Sunday night. QB Alex Smith Out of Hospital After Surgery, Infection Street lights on Independence Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway are also out. Pepco said it has narrowed down the cause of the...

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  • Police: 22-Year-Old Fairfax County Woman Missing, Endangered

    A 22-year-old woman from Fairfax County, Virginia, has gone missing and is considered endangered, police say. Ronica Crevecoeur was last seen Sunday in the 8200 block of Franklin Drive in Lorton, Fairfax County police said on Twitter. She is considered endangered due to mental and physical health issues, police said. Crevecoeur is 5 feet 7 inches and 150 pounds. She was wearing a black shirt and black pants and was driving a white 2010 Volkswagen with Virginia tags WWF-2077. Police are asking...

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  • Alexandria Council Names Redevelopment 'Waterfront Park'

    Alexandria, Virginia, will name a redeveloped area once informally named for a founding father who owned slaves to "Waterfront Park." The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously Saturday to combine the site surrounding King Street Park and the already existing Waterfront Park into a single park named Waterfront Park. Volunteers Lay Over 250K Wreaths at Arlington Cemetery Waterfront Park is a large part of the city's revitalization of the Potomac River waterfront. The Washington Post reports...

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  • What Rock Creek's Creatures Say About its Health

    A rare eel sighting has led to more questions about the health of Rock Creek. News4's Derrick Ward explains.

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  • Humane Rescue Alliance Waives Adoption Fees for Many Cats

    The Humane Rescue Alliance is waiving some adoption fees this weekend after an influx of cats came into the shelter's care. On Saturday and Sunday, fees for cats six months and older will be waived. Bowie State Grad Heading to Graduate School at Age 19 The alliance says they decided to waive fees after seizing 11 cats living in deplorable conditions in Northeast, D.C. The large-scale surrender left the shelter and foster parents flooded with 200 adoptable felines. We do not turn animals away,...

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  • Volunteers to Lay Thousands of Wreaths for Vets Despite Rain

    Thousands of people are expected to weather rainy conditions in the Washington, D.C. area, Saturday for Wreaths Across America. The annual event brings together individuals and community groups to lay wreaths on thousands of graves at more than 1,400 sites, including Arlington National Cemetery. Bowie State Grad Heading to Graduate School at Age 19 "In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to...

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  • Meet the Fulbright Scholars

    Even in difficult budget times, the Fulbright Scholars program has received bi-partisan support for more than 70 years. News4's Barbara Harrison explains.

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