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Christmas Tree May Have Sparked Md. Mansion Fire

nbcwashington.com — A 15-foot-tall Christmas tree may have sparked a massive fire that killed six family members at an Annapolis-area mansion, sources tell NBC4. Officials will release the findings of their investigation at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. According to a preliminary investigation, the fire was an accident that may have begun in a Christmas tree on display in the family's great room.
Jan 28, 2015

Officials: #Annapolis house fire that killed 6 family mbrs caused by elect. prob; flames fueled by Christmas tree. nbcwashington.com/news/local/Chr…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: WATCH LIVE: Officials to release findings in Annapolis mansion fire that killed six family members bit.ly/1BygmSv

Jan 28, 2015

Tune to News4 at 4 for the latest on the cause of the fatal Annapolis mansion fire. Press conference starts at 4p bit.ly/1BxSKgX

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Jayson Werth to Turn Himself in Friday on Reckless Driving Sentence

nbcwashington.com — Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty to reckless driving in circuit court and will turn himself in Friday to begin serving a five-day jail sentence. Werth was pulled over in July after driving his Porsche 105 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone in Fairfax County.
Jan 29, 2015

hang in there! MT @nbcwashington: Jayson Werth will turn himself in tomorrow to begin sentence: bit.ly/1DkQWYy

6-Year-Old Snowboarder Struck in McLean

nbcwashington.com — A 6-year-old boy was seriously injured after the snowboard he was riding slid in front of a car Wednesday evening.

What's the Future of MCPS Superintendent Starr?

Jan 29, 2015

Montgomery Co. Educators React to Washington Post Article on Future of Superintendent Joshua Starr, @ChrisGordonNews nbcwashington.com/news/local/Mon…

Woman Arrested in Arlington Parking Lot Hit-and-Run

nbcwashington.com — A suspect has been arrested in a double hit-and-run in an Arlington parking lot after several people used cameras to record the incident. The woman was arrested at her home about 6 a.m. Wednesday. Police said Tuesday that a woman driving an SUV drove into a parking lot in the 3600 block of Columbia Pike, struck a car, and while backing out, injured two people.
Jan 28, 2015

Police arrest hit & run driver with help of witness cellphone videos. @David_Culver reports: bit.ly/1yAlIYX pic.twitter.com/u0OsHCFOAx

Jan 28, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: JUST IN: A suspect has been arrested in a double hit-and-run in an Arlington parking lot. bit.ly/1uB82fI pic.twitter.com/2nMx49hsb0

Jan 28, 2015

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Amber Alert for 5-Month-Old Maryland Girl Drew Marie Denny

nbcwashington.com — Maryland State Police have issued an Amber Alert after they say a 5-month-old girl was abducted by her father Tuesday.
Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

(VIDEO) Md. Man Surrenders After Amber Alert; Accused of Abducting Daughter. My @nbcwashington Report. #FirstOn4 nbcwashington.com/news/local/Amb…

Jan 27, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: JUST IN: Man wanted in Amber Alert for abducting infant daughter has turned himself in to police. The child is OK. bit.ly/1Cf2EXz

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Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots vs. Seahawks

President Obama Singing "Uptown Funk"

nbcwashington.com — Some people may remember President Obama showing off his singing voice in 2012, with his rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Now, the President has shown off his vocal skills again -- sort of -- in a rendition of the hit song "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars).

Cancellations, Delays Continue at D.C., Baltimore Airports

nbcwashington.com — Dozens of flights were canceled and delayed at the three major airports in the Washington-Baltimore region as the Northeast recovers from a powerful winter storm. The flight tracking service FlightAware shows that more than 30 flights in and out of Reagan National Airport were canceled Wednesday.

Fla. Cat Hit by Car Crawls Back From Grave

nbcwashington.com — If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one. When 1-year-old Bart was hit by a car earlier this month, owner Ellis Hutson was so distraught he couldn't stand the thought of burying the cat.

Car Falls Into Sinkhole in Maryland

Old Town Alexandria Gas Station Hit by Armed Robber Again

nbcwashington.com — For the second time in less than four months, an Alexandria gas station has been hit by an armed robber. The first time a cashier was shot. Monday night, the robber got away with cash -- but no one was injured. Both crimes happened at the Liberty gas station in the 700 block of N.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @JulieCareyNBC: Old Town gas station is target of 2 armed robberies in 3 months. A look at the latest bit.ly/1K0J3JP http://t.co/mPoaN7XU8y

Jan 27, 2015

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Officials May Decrease Flight Operations at Montgomery County Airpark

nbcwashington.com — Montgomery County officials will review proposals to reduce the number of training flights and the hours of flight operations at the county's airpark, in the wake of a deadly crash in a home near airport grounds in December and amid growing pressure from people who live nearby.
Jan 28, 2015

Major reductions considered at Md airport near site of deadly Dec. crash bit.ly/1D7aUFW http://t.co/vvydblJBbZ

Jan 27, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: ONLY ON 4: Officials exploring proposals that could reduce hours of flight operations at Montgomery County Airpark bit.ly/1D7aUFW

Man Charged for Felony Hit-And-Run in November Crash

nbcwashington.com — A 32-year-old Herndon man is charged with felony hit and run in connection with an accident in November that almost killed a woman. Fairfax County Police had little to go on when they began their investigation but a piece of red car bumper recovered at the scene eventually led to the suspect, Enda Browne.
Jan 28, 2015

Their only clue was a piece of red bumper but @fairfaxpolice track down a hit & run driver. bit.ly/1CfcWqE http://t.co/pOQWMKlc7O

Decreased Speed Camera Revenue May Have Contributed to DC's $38 Million Budget Shortfall

nbcwashington.com — The District of Columbia is facing a nearly $40 million budget shortfall in part because the police department didn't replace batteries in some speed cameras and other traffic enforcement cameras, Mayor Muriel Bowser acknowledged Tuesday. The problem was first reported by the Washington Post.

Contractor Working for Northern Virginia-Based Firm Killed in Libyan Hotel Attack

nbcwashington.com — An American security contractor working for a Northern Virginia-based consulting firm was among the up to five people killed during an attack on a Libyan hotel Tuesday. NBC News reports the contractor worked with Fredericksburg-based Crucible LLC. He hasn't been identified. Guests fled the waterfront Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli after the attack began shortly after 9 a.m.
Jan 27, 2015

this @nbcwashington: JUST IN: American contractor working for Va-based firm killed in Lybia hotel attack. bit.ly/1BvAuVx

Smithsonian Working to Finalize Deal for New Site in London

nbcwashington.com — The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park. Smithsonian officials announced Tuesday that London's mayor and developers have secured $50 million in private contributions to build the facility.

Maryland Graduation Rates Hit New High

nbcwashington.com — More Maryland students earned high school diplomas last year than ever before, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education. The four-year cohort graduation rate reached 86.39 percent in 2014 -- more than 4 percentage points higher than the 81.97 percent registered in 2010.

13-Year-Old Boy Who Fell Into Icy Maryland Pond Has Died

nbcwashington.com — One of four boys who fell into an icy pond outside Baltimore over the weekend has died, authorities said Tuesday. Kyron Aikens, 13, died sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning while being treated in the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Cpl.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: A 13-year-old boy who fell into an icy Maryland pond has died: bit.ly/1D469wL