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  • Bomb Threats Reported in DC Area; Similar Messages Across US

    Police in at least four D.C.-area jurisdictions are responding to bomb threats Thursday amid a nationwide outbreak of similar threats Thursday. In Virginia, Arlington County Police say two buildings received threats via email: one in the 4300 block of Wilson Boulevard in Ballston and one in the 1900 block of S. Eads Street in Crystal City. Occupants of the buildings self-evacuated.  Employee Reports Being Shocked Twice at MGM National Harbor Arlington police said the threats were not credible...

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  • Employee Reports Being Shocked Twice at MGM National Harbor

    An employee at MGM National Harbor reported being shocked twice at the resort this month and was taken to a hospital the second time. The employee said he felt what he “described as a static electric shock” when he pushed an elevator button Dec. 4, according to a statement from MGM. He was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene. Some DC Middle Schools Fall Short in Science, Social Studies The elevator was shut down for inspection, but no issues were found, according to MGM. Wednesday...

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  • Taco Bell Serving Alcohol, First in DC Area, Opening in Va.

    A Taco Bell that serves alcohol — the first in the D.C. area — is headed to Old Town Alexandria. Taco Bell Cantina is set to open at 417 King St. on Friday, Dec. 21, a spokesperson said.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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  • New Effort in Maryland to Combat Upsurge in Fentanyl Deaths

    A new effort in Maryland to prosecute more fentanyl cases in federal court is designed to help combat an alarming increase of fatalities caused by the potent synthetic opioid that's fueling the deadliest overdose epidemic in U.S. history. Fentanyl — a synthetic opioid both cheap to produce and up to 50 times more powerful than heroin — was the driving force behind Maryland's all-time high number of drug fatalities last year, rising from 1,119 in 2016 to 1,594 in 2017. But this year's projected...

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  • Woman Hit by Truck in Va. Pushes Stroller Out of Harm's Way

    A woman pushing a child in a stroller near the Key Bridge in Arlington, Virginia, was hit by a dump truck Thursday morning but managed to push the stroller out of the way. The woman was seriously hurt, but the child was unharmed, Arlington police said. Driver Who Hit Stroller, Killed Baby Sentenced to 1 Year The rush-hour crash occurred at Fort Myer Drive and Lee Highway, just south of the Key Bridge. Officers were dispatched to the scene about 9:25 a.m. A red-and-black stroller remained on...

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  • Rolling Thunder Says Next Year's Ride Will Be Its Last

    Rolling Thunder, the annual ride that brings thousands of bikers to the National Mall to honor military members who were missing in action or prisoners of war, is preparing for its final run. Next year's event on May 26, 2019 will be the last ride, Pete Zaleski, the vice president of Rolling Thunder, Inc., confirmed, citing costs and ongoing communication issues with the Pentagon Police Department. Woman Hit by Truck in Va. Pushes Stroller Out of Harm's Way Zaleski says the cost of putting on...

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  • Man Accused of Stabbing Arlington Pedestrian Arrested in DC

    Police have arrested a man they believe stabbed a woman as she walked down an Arlington County road. Isiah Hill, 61, of Washington, D.C. was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated malicious wounding and abduction, Arlington County police say. Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church Police say the victim was walking in the area of Fort Myer Drive Saturday evening when she was approached by Hill. Hill allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her before leaving the...

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  • Metro to Vote on Restoring Late-Night Hours

    Could late-night hours return to Metro? Metro's board is set to vote on the issue Thursday. News4's Justin Finch is live at the Navy Yard Station in Southeast. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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  • Del Monte Recalls Cans of Corn Because They Could Spoil

    Del Monte has recalled more than 64,000 cases of corn because they could spoil and lead to life-threatening illnesses if eaten.  The company the cans of Fiesta Corn seasoned with red and green peppers were shipped to 25 states, including Maryland and Virginia.   Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church The cans of corn were under-processed during the sterilization process, which could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens.  The company has not received...

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  • Zoo Investigating Red Panda's Sudden Death

    Officials at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are trying to figure out what caused the sudden death of a red panda at its facility.  Henry, a 4-year-old red panda, died on Dec. 5, the Smithsonian National Zoo announced Wednesday.  Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church The red panda had been in good health before his death, officials say. There were also no signs of trauma or injury.  Red pandas typically live eight to 10 years in the wild. Red pandas who...

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  • Missing Woman's Car Found in Great Falls Park, Police Say

    Montgomery County police are searching for a 69-year-old woman whose car was found in Great Falls Park.  Carla Bianca Pettinelli was last seen at her home on the 8000 block of Maple Ridge Road in Bethesda. Police say a home caregiver reported seeing her between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church Pettinelli's family believes she could be in the area of Great Falls Park. During a search, police found her empty vehicle parked in the...

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  • Vigil Held for 19-Year-Old Woman Gunned Down in DC

    A 19-year-old woman who dreamed of becoming a hair stylist and makeup artist was shot and killed in D.C. A local rapper is accused of killing her. News4's Shomari Stone spoke to her family at a vigil that honored her life.

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  • Md. Child Reunited With Parents After School Bus Mishap

    A family in Montgomery County is breathing a sigh of relief after they were reunited with their child who wound up going all the way to Baltimore on a school bus Wednesday. Spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools Derek Turner told News4 that the child was picked up at Rockville High School Wednesday afternoon and was supposed to be dropped off in Silver Spring. Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church Turner said it's not yet clear if the bus didn't stop in...

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  • Teen Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Flung Over Bridge in Va.

    A teen is recovering in the hospital after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver and fell over a bridge in Manassas, Virginia, police say. It was just starting to get dark the night of Friday, Dec. 7 when 18-year-old Ethan Sugden was out jogging on Lake Jackson Drive. Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church A car hit him in the area of Dumfries Road and the impact was so hard, it flung him over the bridge and onto a rocky embankment below, police said. The pine trees...

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  • Demonstrators Protest Dulles Toll Road Rate Increase

    Virginia residents are protesting a rate increase set to take effect in January on the Dulles Toll Road. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

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  • Md. Families Accused of Lying to Attend DC Schools for Free

    D.C.’s attorney general filed lawsuits against six Maryland families accusing them of defrauding the D.C. government by lying about where they lived in order to get their kids into high-demand public schools without paying tuition. Parents from Maryland and Virginia lying about where they live so they get their kids into high performing D.C. public schools like Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Hardy Middle School and McKinley Tech has been a problem for years. Facing Deportation, Woman Takes...

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  • Movie About Early Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Premieres

    A new movie about the early life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg premiered in D.C. News4's Tommy McFly spoke to the film's stars were starstruck by the "Notorious RBG."

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  • The Future of Landmark Mall

    Landmark Mall has sat nearly-vacant for years, but plans are finally in place for a completely new development. News4's David Culver explains.

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  • Facing Deportation, Woman Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church

    Rosa Gutiérrez Lopez moved to the United States 13 years ago and had three American-born children. She recently checked in with immigration officials and was ordered to return to her home country of El Salvador. She bought a ticket but, fearing for her safety, opted to take refuge in a church in Bethesda, Maryland. Trump's Immigrant Roundups Increasingly Net Noncriminals On Monday, Lopez moved in to Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. She and a network of...

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  • An Aerial Look at a Potential Silver Line Problem

    Officials have a new concern about the concrete used in the extension of Metro's Silver Line. News4's Adam Tuss explains and takes a look from Chopper 4.

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  • Shoppers Worried About Safety After Wheaton Mall Stabbing

    A day after a stabbing Tuesday at Westfield Wheaton mall, some shoppers say they're concerned about safety there. "There's always something happening over there," one man said. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald

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  • Judge Impedes Effort to Put Initiative 77 Back on DC Ballot

    A D.C. Superior Court judge has ruled against an effort to put an initiative that would raise the base wage for tipped workers back on the ballot. D.C. Council members overturned Initiative 77 in October — months after voters approved it. Steph Curry Doubts Moon Landing, NASA Offers to Show Proof Supporters of the pay increase went back on the streets and gathered more than 25,000 valid signatures in just six days to repeal the council's repeal. A DC Superior Court judge issued an injunction...

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  • Man Arrested in Abduction, Sex Assault of Maryland Woman

    One of two men sought in the abduction and sexual assault of a Maryland woman last week is in custody, but the manhunt for the second suspect continues. Nick Savoy, 25, of Southeast D.C. turned himself in to police in Roanoke, Virginia, Tuesday. Police are searching for 29-year-old Mark Blue of the 1200 block of Floral Street in Northwest. Steph Curry Doubts Moon Landing, NASA Offers to Show Proof “Surveillance camera video was helpful,” D.C. police Cmdr. Leslie Parsons said. “I believe...

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  • DC-Area Chefs Make Gingerbread Versions of Local Sites

    In honor of National Gingerbread House Day, pastry chefs at hotels in the D.C. area spent weeks creating houses inspired by historic local buildings.Photo Credit: Fairmont, Washington, D.C.

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