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DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza to Become Permanent Art Installation

Black Lives Matter Plaza will become a permanent art installation. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement Thursday about the future of the now-iconic downtown street in front of the White House. It was a move that drew international headlines at the height of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations last summer: Bowser had the words painted in enormous bold yellow…

Kids Afraid of Bugs? How to Cope With the Impending Cicada Influx

They’re back! Cicadas have emerged after hibernating for 17 years, and soon billions will be making their presence felt. While it’s exciting for some people, the sights and sounds coming from these red-eyed bugs can be frightening for a lot of people. News4’s Doreen Gentzler joins us with advice for parents of kids who may be nervous about venturing outdoors….

Many DC-Area Shelters See Drop in Pet Surrenders During Pandemic

Many people added furry friends to their families over the past year during the pandemic. Now that restrictions are lifting and people are going back to work, is there a surge in surrenders?  Turns out that’s not the case for most of the shelters we contacted — some even saw a drop in surrenders.  Loudoun County Animal Services and Prince George’s County Animal Services reported…

NBC Washington Rewind: The Case of Chandra Levy, Part 1

It was 20 years ago this month. “There’s a young woman, an intern who’s missing from her apartment in Northwest D.C., and she was having an affair with a congressman.†That’s what News4’s Jackie Bensen heard from a police source in May 2001 before heading into the newsroom. “I [was] not going to be able to report that she was…