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'America's Got Talent' Finalist Credits DC Roots to Success | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 18, 2018
Electric violinist Brian King Joseph is just one performance away from winning "America's Got Talent", but the self-taught musician got his start here in Washington, D.C.
'Turn Me Loose' Tells Story of Comedian Dick Gregory | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 18, 2018
A no-holds-barred drama on the life of comedian Dick Gregory is now playing at the Arena Stage. Actor Edwin Lee Gibson plays the comic legend and stopped by News4 to talk about the show.  
Lester Holt to Give Howard University Convocation Speech | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 18, 2018
NBC News anchor Lester Holt will deliver the keynote address at Howard University's opening convocation this week, marking the beginning of the academic year.Photo Credit: Getty Images
1 Dead in Serious Crash Along I-66 in Virginia | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 18, 2018
One person was killed in a crash that shut down Interstate 66 for a few hours Tuesday morning.
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
Both Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will testify next Monday in a public hearing—pushing Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote ahead a week and teeing up what’s expected to be an emotional and dramatic appeal before Congress. Oh, and you think this news cycle ...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
Summer Shepherd and Ben Deal ran on the same cross country team for three years in high school. Summer remembers thinking that Ben’s “crazy blonde hair” was pretty cute. However, it wasn’t until they crossed paths at a mutual friend’s birthday party over summer break during college that th...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
Join us September 21 at 11 AM to chat with Ann Limpert. Have questions about DC’s buzzy new steakhouse? The dishes you should grab before summer ends? Or maybe you just need a dinner recommendation. Leave a question below, and Ann will get to as many as she can. Loading… Don’t mis...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
What you should know about the famous neighborhood—right now. What’s New Wawa on Wisconsin The Pennsylvania convenience-store chain with a cult following opened its first DC location in December, and in less than a year its kiosks and lines for hoagies have been packed every day at lunchtime. No...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
Georgetown University students Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru opened their first Sweetgreen in 2007 in a little building on M Street in Georgetown. Since then, the salad chain has grown to 80 locations nationwide. The trio is now converting that original location into the Tavern, a...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
Sarah Lyon loves her Dupont Circle apartment, which she lives in with a roommate. They’re close to the Metro and downtown, where they work, and as 20-somethings, they’re sure to take advantage of all the bars, shops, and restaurants in the area—not to mention their roof deck, which t...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
Michelin just released its third guide to DC—plus Virginia’s newly anointed, one-and-only three star The Inn at Little Washington. The 2019 red book includes 19 new Bib Gourmand restaurants (moderately priced eateries where you can get a meal for $40 or less), and two new one-star entries: m...
Washingtonian | September 18, 2018
On Sunday, Johnny Mathis will perform at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in support of Child Justice, a Silver Spring legal aid organization that helps kids who are “lost in the system.” “The legal system has a gap in it,” Mathis says. “Who looks out for the child...
Kavanaugh Accuser's Bethesda School Alumnae Express Support | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
More than 200 alumnae of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda are said to have signed a letter supporting a classmate who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were both...Photo Credit: News4 This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here ...
Assistant of Mansion Murders Victim Testifies on Leaving Cash | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
Jordan Wallace, the assistant of Savvas Savopoulos, testified Monday about following Savopoulos' orders to get $40,000. He said he didn't know the Savopouloses and their housekeeper were in danger.
Dulles Airport to Sell 424 Acres for New Development | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Monday plans for data company Digital Realty to purchase 424 acres of undeveloped land west of Dulles International Airport for $236.5 million, but local...
1 Dead in Richmond-Area Building Collapse; Tornado Reported | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
One person died in a building collapse near Richmond, Virginia, after reports of multiple tornados.Photo Credit: Courtesy Jared Barmoy
DC Council to Decide Fate of Initiative 77 | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
In June, D.C. voters approved Initiative 77, which would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers. But the D.C. Council will decide the bill's fate during a hearing on Monday. News4's Darcy Spencer reports both
Feds: Maryland Man Stole Hurricane Victim Funds | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
A Maryland man is charged with a scheme to use the deadly 2017 hurricanes to pocket taxpayer money. Tare Okirika stole identities of Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims and used the information to register for and...Photo Credit: Getty Images
Woman Airlifted to Hospital After Vape Pen Explodes in Va. | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
A woman was airlifted to a hospital with burns after her vape pen exploded in Northern Virginia on Saturday, officials say.Photo Credit: NBC Washington
Map: After Accident, See Which Schools Have Room Partitions | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
After a 9-year-old boy was crushed to death by a motorized room partition in his Northern Virginia school this spring, a News4 consumer investigation found that nearly 500 of the partitions are located...Photo Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click h...
Man Accused of Rubbing Produce on His Butt in Grocery Store | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
A man was arrested at a Northern Virginia grocery store after he was seen pulling down his pants and rubbing produce items on his buttocks, police say.Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Officer-Involved Shooting Reported in Temple Hills | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
Prince George's County police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Temple Hills, Maryland.
2 Dead, 3 Injured in Silver Spring Murder-Suicide | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
Montgomery County police believe a dispute between a man and a woman led to a shooting that left the couple dead and three other family members injured.
Lanham Apartment Building Fire Displaces Residents | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 17, 2018
A fire has erupted at a multi-story apartment building in Lanham, Maryland.Photo Credit: Mark Brady/PG Fire and EMS
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, and that Washington writer Mark Judge was in the room. Both were students at Georgetown Prep at the time. Judge denied the incident to the New York Times, saying “I never saw anything like wha...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
Himitsu has racked up plenty of accolades since the tiny Petworth space debuted two years ago. Chef and co-owner Kevin Tien was a finalist for the James Beard “Rising Star Chef” award this year, while the restaurant landed in the fourth spot on Washingtonian‘s 100 Best restauran...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
Welcome to What’s in My Gym Bag, a look at what trainers, coaches, and other health and fitness pros around DC keep on-hand when they’re living out of a locker. What’s in your gym bag? Email me at kolsen@washingtonian.c...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
The Washington-area all girls school Holton-Arms is lending support to a graduate who went public with assault allegations against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a statement shared by Holton-Arms Head of School Susanna A. Jones Monday, the school says all voices should be e...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
Taking care of a dog is a big responsibility, even with a partner who doesn’t mind cleaning up poop and vacuuming hair off the sofa. But what if you’re a single dog parent—walker and feeder, disciplinarian and cuddler—who’s also trying to maintain a love life? “When you first get a dog, ...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
Connor Smith looks like someone who belongs on a basketball court, not a furniture market outside Paris. But, appearances can be deceiving. “As soon as I saw them, I could picture them at a boho-chic reception,” Connor says, pointing out a new set of chairs just delivered to the Sterling, VA war...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
When you talk about Washington, DC to your friends, family or strangers (even though you’re not supposed to talk to strangers) across the country, during your travels abroad or perhaps even locally, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If it was a game of ‘Jeopardy’ would your answer be...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 BOOKS In the 1840s, Scottish botanist Robert Fortune went undercover as a rich Chinese man (yep) to learn the secrets of the Chinese tea industry and report back to Britain with important intel, like the difference between green and black teas. Author Sarah Rose has documented...
Washingtonian | September 17, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford came forward in the Washington Post on Sunday, telling her story on the record after her confidential letter to Sen. Diane Feinstein leaked. Several Senate Democrats are now calling for Kavanaugh’s Thursday confirmation vote to be delayed, an...
Woman Recounts Escaping From Car Swept Away in NC Floods | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 16, 2018
Jasmine King was pulled from the water after her car was swept away on a flooded roadway in North Carolina, where News4's Jim Handly is reporting live.
How to Help Victims of Florence | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 16, 2018
D.C. groups help with the relief efforts of Tropical Storm Florence. They are calling for animal adoptions, clothes and food collections, blood donations and more.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photos: Top Dishes From DC Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 16, 2018
Michelin's Bib Gourmand DC list features excellent places to eat that offer good-value meals. Here are some of the most iconic dishes from this year's list of honorees.Photo Credit: Bad Saint via Ruth Sandoval/Sababa/Ambar
Hoverboard Sparks Fire at Bethesda Apartment Building | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 16, 2018
A hoverboard burst into flames while it was charging inside of an apartment in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, fire officials said.Photo Credit: Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
5 Adults, 1 Child Hospitalized After Bowie Crash | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 16, 2018
Five adults and a child are in the hospital after a crash in Bowie involving a motorcycle.Photo Credit: News4/Derrick Ward
Survivor of Sex Abuse by Priest Speaks at Mass With Wuerl | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 15, 2018
Embattled Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl and a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest spoke at an emotional Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington Friday.Photo Credit: NBCWashington
DMV Assisting With Florence Relief, Recovery | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 15, 2018
Across the D.C. area, agencies are responding to Florence by welcoming evacuees to the region and sending crews to aid in the recovery effort.Photo Credit: NBCWashington
Fallen Tree in Va. Knocks Out Power, Blocks Georgetown Pike | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 15, 2018
A huge tree fell in McLean, Virginia, Saturday afternoon, blocking Georgetown Pike and knocking out power to about 200 homes.Photo Credit: Darcy Spencer
Crickets: Food Of The Future? | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 15, 2018
A new study from the University of Wisconsin finds crickets may be more beneficial for your gut and overall health than traditional protein sources.
Parking Practice Ends With Car in Montgomery Co. Public Pool | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 15, 2018
Apparently, this driver could use some parking practice.Photo Credit: Courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Cardinal Wuerl Celebrates 'Season of Healing' Mass | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
Amid ongoing criticism for his handling of sexual abuse allegations, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, celebrated a "season of healing" Mass on Friday evening.
UMD Creates 'Safe Space' for White Students to Discuss Race | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
The University of Maryland's counseling center started a group called White Awake to give white students a place to discuss race relations.Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Member of European Parliament Calls for DC Statehood | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
A member of the European Parliament made a case for Washington, D.C., statehood and urged the body to call out disenfranchisement during a parliamentary session Wednesday.Photo Credit: Shutterstock This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web b...
Man Charged in Montgomery County Home Invasion Rapes | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
Montgomery County police have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with a series of rapes that took place in the county between 2007 and 2011.Photo Credit: Montgomery County Police
5 DC Deaths Probed as Possible Synthetic Drug Overdoses | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
More than 260 people have overdosed on synthetic drugs in D.C. in the past 10 days alone, and officials are warning that a potentially fatal batch has hit the streets.Photo Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web bro...
How Parents Can Take Control of Children's Streaming | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
From Netflix to Hulu to Amazon Prime, chances are you subscribe to one of these streaming services.But the convenience of having access to thousands of programs is raising concerns for parents who worry...Photo Credit: AP
Missing Woman Was Last Seen Nearly 2 Months Ago, Police Say | NBC Washington
NBC Washington | September 14, 2018
Police in D.C. are searching for a woman who was last seen nearly two months ago.Photo Credit: DC Police