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Couple pleads for the safe return of their pups as thieves target dog owners district-wide
November 29, 2023, 2:47 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- A couple in Southeast, D.C. are pleading for the safe return of their three French Bulldogs. “It’s really hard to deal with,” said Jordan Williams. “You’ve had your pet for forever and then one day they’re not there. It’s just weird, it’s a super hard adjustment.” Williams said her boyfriend [...]

"Jobs, not Guns" draws crowds to DC Armory
November 29, 2023, 2:29 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- 18-year-old Leonna Lewis is looking for a job, not only to improve her life but the life of her child. "I also have a two-year-old," Lewis said. "So what I do also impacts are also." Lewis is among those who are looking for employment at the D.C. Armory, the site [...]

DC councilwoman tackles crime with two proposed crime bills
November 29, 2023, 1:29 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- D.C. Councilwoman Brianne Nadeau on Tuesday announced two public safety bills that she thinks will help stem the crime and homicide wave plaguing the District. The council member proposed a bill to increase reward money from $25,000 to up to $50,000 that leads to an arrest and provide witness protection, [...]

17-year-old boy arrested for armed robbery in Northeast DC
November 29, 2023, 12:51 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said a teenager was arrested on Tuesday for an armed robbery that happened on Nov. 16 in Northeast, D.C. Police said that at about 3:50 p.m. that day, the suspect approached someone in the 500 block of 55th St., N.E. The teenager pulled out a [...]

Holiday cheer: Events in the DMV to celebrate the season
November 28, 2023, 11:38 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- The holiday season is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the season than with some festive events right here in the DMV? Below is a list of some events in D.C., Maryland and Virginia to get your holiday spirit on. Washington, D.C. Enchant Christmas Enchant Christmas is a [...]

DC's National Christmas Tree topples over in wind days before lighting ceremony
November 28, 2023, 11:04 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Two days before the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the tree in D.C. toppled over in the wind on Tuesday. The National Park Service (NPS) said that the National Christmas Tree fell over Tuesday afternoon during a strong wind gust. As of 6 p.m., the tree had been uprighted and [...]

Lawmakers debate aid for Israel
November 28, 2023, 10:26 pm | Source
Lawmakers say they are ready to tackle their new challenge: finding agreement between the House and Senate on how to help U.S. allies overseas.

Dog reunited with owner after stolen by man with taser in DC
November 28, 2023, 8:59 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- A French Bulldog puppy named Hendrix has been reunited with his owner after he was taken by a man armed with a stun gun over the weekend, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) confirmed Tuesday. The owner, Teffiney Worthy, said the man threatened to kill her at her Northeast D.C. doorstep [...]

Tribute service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter
November 28, 2023, 3:49 pm | Source
A tribute service will be held for former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Tuesday.

DC News Now official media partner of 2023 Military Bowl
November 28, 2023, 1:31 pm | Source
(WASHINGTON) -- DC News Now will serve as the Official Media Partner for the 2023 Military Bowl presented by and will sponsor multiple Military Bowl Foundation events in 2024. The Military Bowl is the National Capital Region’s college football postseason bowl game featuring a matchup between teams from the ACC and the American [...]


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.