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  • Man Arrested in String of DC Burglaries, Couple's Kidnapping

    More than 10 days after a couple was kidnapped at knifepoint from their Northeast D.C. home, police arrested a 33-year-old man also suspected in a string of burglaries. Donte Wilson, who has no fixed address, was arrested by D.C. Police on six counts of burglary and one count of kidnapping while armed. Teen Clings to Back of Moving DC Metrobus in Dangerous Stunt Police say security camera video shows Watson after he jumped over the locked gate behind a house on Morse Street Northeast and...

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  • Former Toys R Us Manager Opens Md. Store With Toy Diversity

    A new brick-and-mortar toy store in Maryland opened by a former Toys R Us manager is seeing success thanks to the diversity of its dolls and toys. Glendon Warner said he worked for Toys R Us when it went bankrupt. He decided to stock all he learned there into something new. Teen Clings to Back of Moving DC Metrobus in Dangerous Stunt Toys, Babies and More in Hyattsville has been open for about two months and has found a customer base during a time when brick-and-mortar stores struggle to...

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  • Virginia Student Orchestra Plays With Famed Red Violin

    Spring Hill Elementary students got the special opportunity to play alongside esteemed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and her famous, more than 200-year-old violin that inspired a film. News4's Angie Goff reports.

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  • 'Great and Terrible:' Capital Gazette Editor on TIME Honor

    Rick Hutzell, an editor at the Capital Gazette, says he thinks every day about his five colleagues who were killed in the newsroom's shooting. Time Magazine included Annapolis' Capital Gazette as one of four covers naming Person of the Year as The Guardians — Journalists who faced repression and violence around the globe. Teen Clings to Back of Moving DC Metrobus in Dangerous Stunt Talking to News4 after the covers debuted, Hutzell and other staff expressed a wish that the horrific massacre...

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  • Watch: Dancing Package Thief Strikes in Georgetown

    Several deliveries were swept off the doorstep of a Georgetown area home in a criminally bold dance performance we're calling the package thief shuffle. It's the latest dance craze we hope doesn't spread, and a surveillance camera captured the entire act. Sting Uses Fake Amazon Boxes, GPS to Catch Would-Be Thieves The suspect, decked out in a blue hooded coat and checkered black and white scarf, strolled into the yard and onto the porch on Sunday afternoon, in broad daylight. They spent some...

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  • Pa. Man Breaches Security at White House: Secret Service

    A Pennsylvania man who crossed police tape outside the White House said “So if I were to kill the president

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  • Watch: Man Clings to Back of DC Metrobus in Viral Video

    Jaw-dropping viral video shows a man clinging to the back of a Metrobus as it coasts down a D.C. street. "Only in DC," noted local artist Rasta Tahj on Twitter, where the video has already been more viewed than 81,000 times as of Tuesday morning. He captured the video (warning: contains profanity) on Benning Road NE a day earlier. Free Cheesecake Day Sparks Chaos in Clarendon "I was driving home from work and I look up, and there's a guy on the back of the bus," Tahj told NBC Washington. He...

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  • Want to Be a Racing President? Here's Your Chance

    If you've ever wanted to "run for president," here's your chance! The Washington Nationals are looking for candidates who want to be Racing Presidents for the upcoming season. DC Debates Legalizing Hedgehogs as Pets But there are some rules. You have to be at least 18 years old, and you must be between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 6 inches tall to apply.  You also need a high school diploma, be able to attend at least 40 percent of the team's home games and be able to run from center field to...

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  • Providence Hospital Plans to End Some Services Friday

    A group of registered nurses plan to protest the shutdown of several departments at D-C's Providence Hospital. On Firday, any department that does not support the Emergency Care Center will be closed. The emergency department -- and services that do support it -- will stay open through the end of April to help patients through the flu season. News4's Darcy Spencer has more on Tuesday's protest.

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  • Rock and Roll Royalty to Play Benefit for Kids of Marines

    A roster of rock and roll royalty, including James Burton and Skunk Baxter, head to Alexandria Tuesday for a concert benefiting the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

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  • Bipawtisan Howliday Pup Party Unites Left Right

    Possibly the cutest holiday party of the year brought Capitol Hill's office dog together — regardless of their political party. Photo Credit: News4

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  • Outbreak of Dryer Fires in Prince George's Sparks Concern

    Winter brings an uptick in the number of house fires every year, and that includes fires caused by dryers. There have been 20 dryer fires over the past ten days in Prince George's County, fire department data shows. DC Debates Legalizing Hedgehogs as Pets One fire on Saturday displaced a number of families in a Calverton apartment complex. Shaun Jones said his neighbor smelled smoke but didn't know where it was coming from until too late. Gruden: ‘My Job Is in Jeopardy Every Week’ "We...

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  • DC Debates Legalizing Hedgehogs as Pets

    Lawmakers in the area have been considering whether African pygmy hedgehogs should be allowed as pets. Colleen McCormick has wanted one for years. Gruden: ‘My Job Is in Jeopardy Every Week’ “I generally just think they are fun, adorable creatures,” she said. When she and her husband looked into getting a hedgehog for their Capitol Hill home, they found out they’re illegal in D.C. Teacher Fired for Refusing to Call Trans Student 'He' She convinced her Council member Charles Allen to try...

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  • Delays After Crash on I-395; HOV Lanes Reopened

    A crash blocked the HOV lanes on I-395 in Arlington, Virginia, causing major delays during the evening commute. At least one lane is moving, Arlington Alert says. Expect significant delays as traffic continues to clear. Gruden: ‘My Job Is in Jeopardy Every Week’ Lanes were blocked from Glebe Road at mile marker 7.7 near Arlington. Traffic maps show delays extend across the 14th Street Bridge and into D.C. Traffic on the lanes flows southbound during the afternoon commute. Teacher Fired for...

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  • Telemundo Exclusive: 'El Chapo’s' Wife Speaks Out Amid Trial

    The wife of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, spoke up for the first time in two years in an exclusive interview with Telemundo.   The former beauty queen and mother of Guzman’s twin girls has not been allowed to speak to or even hug her husband since he was extradited on January 8, 2017, after Guzman was recaptured after escaping a high-security prison in Mexico. However, in this intimate news special titled “The Woman behind El Chapo,” Coronel, 29, opens up...

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  • DC Police Looking for Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

    The Metropolitan Police Department is looking for a 14-year-old girl last seen Thursday. Shani Howard was last scene in the 300 block of First Street in Southeast D.C. about 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Icy Conditions Possible After Winter Storm Dumps Snow Her disappearance was reported Friday. She has a medium brown complexion; long, red braided hair; brown eyes and stands 5-feet-6 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. She was last seen wearing a navy blue windbreaker and blue jeans.  Jury to Recommend...

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  • Get NBC4 Washington on Roku

    NBC4 Washington is now available on Roku. Our new Roku app lets you browse current news videos, get the most up-to-date forecast from the Storm Team4 and watch our top stories on your TV whenever you want.  The app refreshes with new videos throughout the day, giving you access to the latest local story highlights, breaking news, weather and consumer investigative reporting from our award-winning journalists. NFL Security Chief Lanier Addresses Assault Cases You can download the NBC4...

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  • 10-Vehicle Crash Closes HOV Lanes Along I-395

    A crash involving 10 vehicles closed the HOV lanes along I-395 in Arlington and left cars scattered across the roadway Monday morning.  The crash happened in the HOV lanes near Shirlington Circle. It's not clear what caused the crash, but fire officials say 10 vehicles were involved.  Winter Storm Leaves 3-6 Inches of Snow in Parts of Region Fire officials say five people are being evaluated. Crews are now working to control the fluids leaking from the vehicles.  Fire officials apologized to...

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  • Metro's Yellow Line Returns After 2-Week Shutdown

    Service on Metro's Yellow Line returned Monday morning after repairs shut the busy line down for two weeks. The two-week closure allowed crews to complete repairs, especially around the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac.Metro said the bridge was structurally sound, but the rails and tracks needed maintenance. Metro to Close 6 Va. Stations for All of Summer 2019 Metro thanked riders for their patience on Twitter Monday morning.  "The Yellow Line Bridge project is complete. We thank everyone...

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  • Takoma Park Police Dog Bites Woman

    A woman was attacked by a police K-9 that somehow got loose in Takoma Park, Maryland. News4's Derrick Ward spoke with the woman about what happened.

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  • Snowball Express Takes Military Children to Disney World

    Twelve charter flights packed with kids made stops in more than 20 cities — including D.C. — to head to Walt Disney World. News4's Derrick Ward reports the trip was for military children who have lost parents.

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  • Maryland Students Fix Up Old Cars to Sell

    A group of Montgomery County students who learned how to repair cars as part of a high school class sold the cars to real buyers as part of their own discounted dealership. News4's Aimee Cho reports.

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  • How Sexual Consent Is Being Taught to Students of All Ages

    Maryland is now one of the 10 states, plus D.C., that requires public schools to include information on sexual consent in their sex ed curriculum. Here's how one group says the lessons can be taught to students of all ages.

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  • How a Teen Girl Got Sexual Consent Taught in Md. Schools

    News about sexual assault in fall 2016 left 12-year-old Maeve Sanford-Kelly disheartened. She was appalled by the crimes of Bill Cosby and Brock Turner, and how their victims were treated.  But, even at age 12, she wasn't surprised.  "My whole world and my whole life has been: This is what happens. This is how power dynamics play out," said Sanford-Kelly, a Bethesda, Maryland, resident who's now 14.  The middle-schooler considered what she could do to prevent sexual assault and landed on the...

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