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More Women Reporting Domestic Violence in Frederick Co. — One of the fastest-growing counties in Maryland is also facing a growing problem: More women are coming forward as victims of domestic violence. More than 30,000 women in Frederick County will be abused at some point in their life, and many will never tell.

Water Main Break Closes Alexandria Elementary School — An Alexandria elementary school will be closed Tuesday after a nearby water main broke. Douglas MacArthur Elementary School announced that it would be closed just after 5 a.m. It's one of 100 customers without water because of the break. Water burst from the 8-inch water main Monday, washing out the ground underneath the pavement.

Northern Va. HOA Protests Man's Van With Patriotic Tribute — Alan Bennett lost a brother in the Vietnam War, and has since dedicated his life to the non-profit "Wreaths Across America;" laying wreaths at the graves of service members nationwide. In an effort to display his commitment and tribute to the troops, he had his van covered in patriotic images, including a photo of his brother, Kim.

Jury Deliberates D.C. Police Whistleblower Lawsuit — A jury will resume deliberations in the D.C. police whistleblower civil lawsuit at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. In closing arguments Tuesday, Capt. Hilton Burton's attorney told the jury Chief Cathy Lanier lied. "How can Chief Lanier protect you if she's lying to you?"

Chief Lanier: MPD Escorts Approved if Public Safety a Factor — D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier testified Monday the Metropolitan Police Department considers celebrity escorts on a case-by-case basis and approves them only when public safety is a factor. Capt. Hilton Burton filed a lawsuit after he was demoted from commander of the Metropolitan Police Department's Special Operations Division.

Dupont Circle Nail Tech Hung Nguyen Accused of Inappropriately Touching Clients — A Dupont Circle nail technician is accused of inappropriately touching three of his clients between November 2013 and August 2014. The incidents were reported at Color Nails and Spa on P Street NW near Dupont Circle.

Howard University President Proposes Tuition-Free HBCUs — Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick wants the White House to take its free community college proposal a step further and include historically black colleges and universities. Howard senior Kevin Peterman, who is the first in his family to go to college, wants to see others get the same benefits of higher education.

Parents: Howard Middle School Teachers Fired for Teaching Black History — Three social studies teachers at a D.C. public charter school were fired for teaching black history lessons beyond what's in the curriculum, students' parents told News4. "It's about the history of who we are and where we came from," said Michelle Payne, whose son is in the eighth grade at Howard University Middle School of Math and Science.

Water Main Mess in Dupont Circle — R Street was closed Wednesday evening between Connecticut Avenue and 21st Street NW due to a water main break. Crews were working to repair the break during the evening commute. DC Water told News4 repairs will take several hours. Crews must first replace the broken water shut off valve before they can begin to repair the broken pipe.

Potomac Woman Stole Jewelry at Open Houses — A Potomac woman pretended to be interested in buying houses, only to walk away with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Sally Spaisman, 58, walked through several open houses of people trying to sell their homes in 2013 and 2014. Wednesday, a judge sentenced Spaisman to one year in jail with five years of probation.
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Feb 22, 2015

RT @nbcwashington: Icy road conditions causing numerous school delays for Monday. @AmeliaSegal has full forecast coming up on #News4at11

Feb 19, 2015

"I'm not angry at him. I'm sad, but I'm not angry," daughter of woman hit by car and killed in Silver Spring. Next on #News4 @6:45

Feb 19, 2015

"I miss her, but I thank her," Vanessa Dixon's daughter tells me. Dixon hit, killed by car in Silver Spring. Our report News4 @5:30

Feb 19, 2015

Emotional conversation w/family of DC woman hit by car and killed, walking to job interview in Silver Spring. Vanessa Dixon was 49.

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