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Shooting Reported Outside Verizon Center

nbcwashington.com — D.C. police responded to a shooting outside the Verizon Center in D.C. Friday night.
Oct 31, 2014

@jadaagraves You weren't kidding about it being scary "out there" MT @nbcwashington police investigating shooting bit.ly/1wmcOBr

Oct 31, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: JUST IN: DC police investigating another shooting at 3rd and H streets NW, blocks from Verizon Center triple shooting bit.ly/1wmcOBr

Oct 31, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: JUST IN: DC police investigating another shooting at 3rd and H streets NW, blocks from Verizon Center triple shooting bit.ly/1wmcOBr

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Armored Truck Sheds Money in Crash on Interstate 270

nbcwashington.com — An armored truck lost an undisclosed amount of money in a crash in Maryland Friday morning, and authorities are now searching for it alongside the road.
Oct 31, 2014

Armored Truck Sheds Cash on Interstate; Drivers Scoop Up Funds | NBC4 Washington nbcwashington.com/news/local/Arm… via @nbcwashington

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WendyWarren: "Sure" MT @nbcwashington: Cash flows from armored truck; police "reminding" drivers they are "welcome" to return $ bit.ly/108j9UB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WendyWarren: "Sure" MT @nbcwashington: Cash flows from armored truck; police "reminding" drivers they are "welcome" to return $ bit.ly/108j9UB

Oct 31, 2014

"Sure" MT @nbcwashington: Cash flows from armored truck; police "reminding" drivers they are "welcome" to return $ bit.ly/108j9UB

Ax-Wielding Man Tries to Attack D.C. Police Officer

nbcwashington.com — In a brazen attack, a man wielding an ax tried to hurt a D.C. police officer early Friday morning, striking his vehicle and getting into a struggle with the officer. The officer wasn't struck by the ax, but hurt his shoulder in the altercation as he tried to tackle the assailant.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: ICYMI: Man wanted for striking DC cop's car this morning with an ax is still on the run --> bit.ly/1sTfNvk http:…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: ICYMI: Man wanted for striking DC cop's car this morning with an ax is still on the run --> bit.ly/1sTfNvk http:…

13 Injured, Including 4 Children, in Sandy Spring, Md. Crash

nbcwashington.com — Four children were injured -- two of them seriously -- in a four-vehicle crash that hurt 13 people in Montgomery County Friday afternoon. Seven of the victims, including the children, were sent to hospitals. The two children with the most severe injuries were sent via medical helicopter, according to Pete Piringer with Mongtomery County Fire and Rescue.
Oct 31, 2014

13 Injured, Including 4 Children, in Sandy Spring, Md. Crash | NBC4 Washington nbcwashington.com/news/local/13-… via @nbcwashington

Travon Bennett Sentenced to Life for Killing Teen Walking to School

nbcwashington.com — A Prince George's County man spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a high school honor student as the teen walked to school. A jury found Travon Donnell Bennett, 21, guilty of second-degree murder and armed robbery in August. The jury found him not guilty of first-degree murder.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: JUST IN: Man gets life in prison+30 years for fatally shooting Prince George's Co. teen as he walked to school --> http:…

Attorney for UVa. Suspect Jesse Matthew Requests Psychiatric Evaluation at Fairfax Court Hearing

nbcwashington.com — An attorney for the man accused of kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is asking that his client undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Jesse Matthew, 32, appeared in Fairfax County court Friday morning for an arraignment in a separate case. He was indicted earlier this month on three felony charges in connection with a Sept.

Federal Government Made $20 Billion in Secret Purchases in Recent Months

nbcwashington.com — The federal government has spent at least $20 billion in taxpayer money this year on items and services that it is permitted to keep secret from the public, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. The purchases, known among federal employees as "micropurchases," are made by some of the thousands of agency employees who are issued taxpayer-funded purchase cards.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @storm_paglia: Huge THANK YOU to @MacFarlaneNews and the i-Team for doing this investigation. Disgusting misuse of taxpayer funding. nbcwashington.com/investigations…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Protectaxpayers: Feds made $20Billion in Secret Purchases over last few months… Starbucks included: nbcwashington.com/investigations… (via @MacFarlaneNews)

Oct 31, 2014

Federal agencies don't have to tell us about "micro-purchases" @NBC4ITeam reports. bit.ly/1q7Qjun

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Marijuana-Laced Candy Seized in Prince George's County

nbcwashington.com — Each piece of the candy contains 100 milligrams of THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.
Oct 31, 2014

Spending my Halloweens in DC area MT @nbcwashington: Marijuana-laced candy seized by police in Prince George's County bit.ly/1zlY9J5

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Stump for Brown in Maryland

nbcwashington.com — Hillary Rodham Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama will visit Maryland to rally for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's bid for governor just days before Election Day. Clinton is scheduled to attend the rally at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Thursday. The event in Ritchie Coliseum is taking place five days before Election Day.

Nationals Decline Options for Rafael Soriano and Adam LaRoche, Now Free Agents

nbcwashington.com — The Washington Nationals have declined options for Rafael Soriano and Adam LaRoche for the 2015 season. They are both now free agents.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: JUST IN: Nationals decline options for Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano --> bit.ly/1nTHqZB

Mom Accused of Suffocating Kids Indicted in Maryland

nbcwashington.com — A Maryland woman accused of suffocating her two young children has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, Prince George's County State's Attorney announced Thursday. Sonya Spoon, of Cheverly, was arrested on Sept. 7 after admitting to police that she suffocated 1-year-old Ayden Spoon and 3-year-old Kayla Thompson.

Two Prince George's Police Officers Indicted in Separate Incidents

nbcwashington.com — Two Prince George's County police officers have been indicted in separate incidents that occurred while they were on-duty. Officer First Class Charles Pickard faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Police Chief Mark Magaw says the allegations occurred while Pickard was on duty on Nov. 12, 2013.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: Two Prince George's County police officers indicted in separate incidents that occurred while they were on-duty bit.ly/1E63STl

Ebola Gold Rush for Lobbyists

nbcwashington.com — The Ebola threat triggered a wave of business for Washington, D.C.-based government lobbyists, according to a review by the News4 I-Team. More than a dozen pharmaceutical companies and health organizations have registered to formally lobby the federal government about Ebola-related issues since July.

Tatiana Moore, 16, Missing From Gaithersburg

nbcwashington.com — A 16-year-old Gaithersburg girl has not been seen since Oct. 23. Tatiana Moore of Fernhollow Way was reported missing by her family. She is five feet two inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, and has black hair in cornrows and brown eyes. Montgomery County Police are asking for the public's help in finding her.

D.C. "Masseuse" Accused of Sex Assault Flees Country

nbcwashington.com — A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a masseuse earlier this month at a Glover Park massage parlor who has fled the country. News4's Shomari Stone spoke with the woman Wednesday, who wanted to remain anonymous.

Sherwood's Notebook: Vote, Vote, Vote

nbcwashington.com — Will Democrat Muriel Bowser sweep to a commanding win for mayor by a 15 to 20 percent margin over competitor David Catania? Her top supporters believe so. Will Catania - boosted by motivated black and white voters who want a more activist mayor - pull off a stunning upset in this Democratic town?

Maryland Education Officials Delay New Exam Graduation Requirement

nbcwashington.com — Education officials in Maryland have decided to delay a plan that would have required students to pass new state standardized tests in order to graduate from high school. The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to delay for two years a graduation requirement of passing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams in English 10 and Algebra I.
Oct 29, 2014

Maryland Education Officials Delay New Graduation Requirement | NBC4 Washington nbcwashington.com/news/local/Edu…

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