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SCOTUS preserves access to abortion pill
June 15, 2024, 3:14 am | Source
Washington (DC News Now) -- The Supreme Court ruled to preserve access to the abortion drug, Mifepristone. The unanimous decision came Thursday, continuing the trend of significant decisions the court has made regarding women's health. The Hill's Courts and Legal Reporter, Zach Schonfeld, joins Capitol Review to discuss what this could mean for states to [...]

What's Next for Hunter Biden, Trump after guilty verdicts
June 15, 2024, 3:11 am | Source
Washington (DC News Now) -- This week President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was convicted on 3 felony counts for illegally possessing a gun and lying about this drug use on a federal background check. This came just over a week after former President, Donald Trump, was convicted for falsification of business records. The Hill's [...]

Love is in the air: Captain Obvious officiates Nationals superfan's wedding at Nats Park
June 15, 2024, 2:31 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Love is in the air at Nationals Park as one superfan got her wish to get married there. As the crowd shuffled into the center field gate waiting for the action on the field, the real show was in section 242. "All rise. Here comes the bride," announcers said at [...]

DC police investigating shooting that injured girl
June 15, 2024, 2:15 am | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- D.C. police was investigating a shooting that left a girl injured Friday night. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said it was investigating a shooting in the 5100 block of Southern Ave. MPD said the girl was shot in Prince George's County, along the border between the county and D.C. She [...]

DC man hit, killed by car had 'heart of gold,' mother-in-law says
June 14, 2024, 11:46 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- The family of a 62-year-old man, who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Southeast D.C. and dragged under a car, said Friday that he was a special man. Alton Kelly's mother-in-law said in an interview with DC News Now, that he had a heart of gold and cared deeply [...]

DC police investigating double shooting near Safeway in Northwest
June 14, 2024, 11:32 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- D.C. police were investigating a double shooting that happened Friday evening near a Safeway in Northwest D.C. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said it happened in the 3800 block of Georgia Ave. There, officers found a male and female, both had been shot but were still conscious. MPD said to [...]

House GOP passes defense bill that Dems say is poisoned
June 14, 2024, 8:36 pm | Source
House lawmakers passed the annual defense spending bill Friday. But several amendments created controversy for a bill that typically has large bipartisan support.

How to beat the heat, save cash during warmer months
June 14, 2024, 8:17 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Facing the unbearable heat? Feeling scorned by a scorcher? Consumers can turn down the temperature during the summer months while saving cash on energy bills and air conditioning units. Temperatures this week hovered near 90 degrees and are slated to increase next week. Among ways to stretch your dollar: taking [...]

DC News Now marks Founder's Day of Caring throughout DMV
June 14, 2024, 8:08 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Members of the DC News Now Team spread out across the DMV on Friday to mark our parent company's Founder's Day of Caring. Each year in June, Nexstar Media Group employees set aside time to provide assistance to non-profit groups in our communities. In 2023, 5,700 Nexstar employees across the [...]

DMV Dating: Navigating the second date
June 14, 2024, 5:43 pm | Source
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) -- Did you have your first date last week? If you did and it went well, you may be hoping for a second. Relationship coach Tisia Saffold joined DC News Now Friday morning to offer second-date dating tips. Saffold said she "always likes to see if the chemistry holds itself after [...]


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.