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Circulator bus service on the chopping block as DC faces major budget gap
April 13, 2024, 12:47 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — D.C.’s Circulator Bus is on the chopping block as city leaders consider the upcoming budget. Mayor Muriel Bowser is proposing to cut the bus service after March 2025, as the District faces a $700 million budget gap. “I told the community and council last year that this was a program that [...]

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visiting the DMV
April 13, 2024, 12:12 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Hot diggity dog! You can snag a glimpse of the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile -- and a free whistle -- in the DMV for a few days. The Wienermobile made its arrival in Northern Virginia on Friday, according to its website. It kicked off its visit at the American Horticultural [...]

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade preparations, rehearsals underway
April 12, 2024, 11:08 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) - With less than 24 hours until the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, final preparations and rehearsals are well underway for the big day Saturday. Float builders have been working to build massive pink floral displays at the D.C. Armory for several days, the festival says. "These floats [...]

Woman shot in NE DC shooting slowly recovering in hospital, mother says
April 12, 2024, 10:48 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Angela Truth Jarrett said she felt blessed that her daughter survived a shooting in front of an apartment complex in Northeast D.C. The shooting happened on April 10. 29-year-old Aubrey McLeod of Largo, Md. was killed and five people were injured. In an interview with DC News Now on Friday, [...]

10 years since the Phoenix VA Scandal
April 12, 2024, 10:00 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Phoenix VA scandal. 40 veterans died while waiting for treatment. The Arizona hospital faced a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsifying records to cover those delays. DC News Now's Tosin Fakile talks with John Byrnes with [...]

Black Women in the GOP
April 12, 2024, 9:56 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Black women have made history in several political areas, especially in the Democratic party. But, what about the Republican party? DC News Now's Mark Hall talks with The Hill's Race and Politics Cheyanne Daniels about when we could see this political shift.

DC police searching for suspects who placed card skimmers in stores
April 12, 2024, 9:42 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was looking for suspects who they say used card skimmers in five different District establishments. MPD said in a news release Friday that employees recovered skimmers at the following locations: Officers responded to each location and took the skimmers into evidence. MPD said that the [...]

3 men facing charges for armed robbery spree across DC, Maryland
April 12, 2024, 9:40 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Three men are facing charges for a string of armed robberies and carjackings across DC and Maryland that lasted over a month. A 14-count indictment was filed Wednesday against Kanard Bishop, 26, Edward LeRoy “Shiesty” Brown, 24, and Khalil “Lil Bill” Boyd, 18, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The men [...]

Virginia Tech researchers developing portable COVID tests
April 12, 2024, 9:04 pm | Source
VIRGINIA (DC News Now) -- Imagine being able to walk into a crowded store, restaurant or even movie theater and be able to detect if there’s COVID-19 in the air. It could be a reality in just a few years as a team at Virginia Tech is developing what is essentially a portable rapid test [...]

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade: Route, road, closures, more
April 12, 2024, 8:37 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Nothing says "celebration" quite like a parade, and Saturday, April 13 is the mother of all celebrations when it comes to cherry blossoms. The 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade takes place in D.C. It brings a huge lineup of familiar faces, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the parade's [...]


On May 25, 2022, Nexstar made an announcement. They said they would bring together WDVM-TV and WDCW at WDCW’s Washington location. They had rented extra office space there the previous year, about 29,000 square feet. They also planned to move WDVM-TV’s news production to that place. They decided to call this combined news service DC News Now.

The new DC News Now would keep WDVM-TV’s regional news broadcasts as they were. They would also have news bureaus in Hagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, and Chantilly, Virginia. As part of this expansion, they would start a new news show at 10 p.m. on WDCW.

DC News Now started on July 11, 2022, on both stations.