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Past articles by Christy:

Picking up after tornado touchdown in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. (DC NEWS NOW) — Crews are working to clean up the aftermath of a tornado that touched down in Bowie on Tuesday evening. DC News Now spoke to one resident who lives on Stonybrook Dr. who woke up to not one, but two trees completely uprooted from his yard. As of early Wednesday […] → Read More

Girl Scout troop donates cookie sales to Potomac non-profit animal sanctuary

POTOMAC, Md. (WDVM) — A Girl Scout troop is donating their cookie sales to a good cause. Girl Scout troop 33127 will be donating its proceeds to Rosie’s Farm Sanctuary, a new Potomac-based non-profit that takes in rescued farm animals. The organization’s goal is to also educate others on how to care for the creatures […] → Read More

As mothers turn to breast milk during formula shortage, donors call for change

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Baby formula shortages have some desperate mothers turning to breast milk to feed their babies, but equity divides and high costs are making it difficult to get their hands on a bottle. According to the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, donor milk costs about $4.50 an ounce. To put that into perspective, […] → Read More

High gas prices, high travel rates — what to know before you hit the road this Memorial Day weekend

As many Americans plan to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, AAA says travelers should pack their patience and their wallets. → Read More

Woman in critical condition after jumping from apartment building to escape suspect who tied her up

A woman jumped seven stories from an apartment building in D.C. on Thursday evening to escape the father of her child, who had tied her up, police say. → Read More

DC Temple prepares to reopen doors for the first time in 4 years

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The D.C. Temple is a building most of us have only ever seen from the outside — and it’s opening its doors for the very first time since renovations began in 2018. Global church leaders and members of the media were allowed inside on Monday for the first time in years. Soon, […] → Read More

‘Don’t click it’: Verizon customers receive scam text messages that appear to be from themselves

Verizon Wireless customers have been receiving texts messages that appear to be from themselves. → Read More

‘People’s Convoy’ circles around Capital Beltway for second day, truckers set to meet with Congress

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Thousands of truckers made their way back to the D.C. region for the second day of The People’s Convoy, looping around the Capital Beltway to make their voices heard when it comes to demanding an end to COVID-19 restrictions. “These truckers just really want to be out there, make their voices heard, […] → Read More

Loudoun County suspends 29 students for not wearing masks, Youngkin joins parent lawsuit

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Loudoun County Public Schools has suspended 29 students after they refused to follow the schools’ mask mandate. “They were suspended under an existing policy, 8210, for willful or continued disobedience of school rules and school personnel. The issue involved was a failure to follow LCPS COVID-mitigation measures,” said LCPS’ Public […] → Read More

Seven Virginia school boards sue over Youngkin’s mask mandate reversal

VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Seven Virginia school boards filed a lawsuit to challenge the legality of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s (R-Va.) executive order reversing the statewide in-school mask mandate Monday morning, the same day his order took effect. Alexandria City, Arlington County, City of Richmond, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Hampton City and Prince William County are […] → Read More

“Traveling While Black” virtual reality exhibit opens in McLean

MCLEAN, Va. (WDVM) — A new virtual reality experience in McLean is screening Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams’ film, “Traveling While Black,” in an entirely new way. Viewers travel back in time to witness stories from those who experienced racism while traveling throughout the United States. “It’s a continuation of the conversation of the […] → Read More

Martial arts instructor arrested for sexually assaulting juvenile

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A martial arts instructor has been arrested on Friday for sexually assaulting a juvenile. Detectives arrested Kai Rendon, 35, of Alexandria for multiple sexual assaults against a juvenile. Rendon was a martial arts instructor at Potomac Kempo in Kingstowne. Police were notified of the incidents on Nov. 24, after the […] → Read More

Man arrested, charged for stealing Fairfax County fire engine

LURAY, Va. (WDVM) — A Spotsylvania County man has been arrested and charged after stealing a Fairfax County Fire Truck. Nolan Cornell, 24, was arrested and charged for stealing the vehicle Monday morning from a facility in Prince William County. The fire engine was found in the Town of Luray around 11 a.m., after reports […] → Read More

Virginia residents cast their ballots in tight race between McAuliffe, Youngkin

VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Virginia residents are lining up at the polls on Tuesday to determine who will be Virginia’s next governor. The race is neck-and-neck between former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and his opponent, Glenn Youngkin (R). Virginians will also be voting for lieutenant governor, between Winsome Sears (R) and Hala Ayala (D). Current Attorney General […] → Read More

Woodbridge man arrested, charged with rape

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WDVM) — A Woodbridge man has been arrested after police investigated a previously reported sexual assault case. Aariq Michael Austin Nedd, 22, was arrested on Oct. 28. He was charged with one count of rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. The arrest comes after detectives with the Special Victims Unit and […] → Read More

Speed camera program begins in Fairfax City on Nov. 1

FAIRFAX CITY, Va. (WDVM) — New speed enforcement cameras placed near school zones in Fairfax City will be activated beginning Nov. 1. Cameras were installed along Old Lee Highway, Fairfax Blvd. and Jermantown Rd. The cameras are a tactic to protect students who attend the city’s four schools, as well as construction workers. “Portable cameras […] → Read More

FCPS begins COVID-19 screening for students, athletes on Nov. 15

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — COVID-19 screening for students and student athletes at Fairfax County Public Schools will begin on Nov. 15. The school is pushing back the original start time of Nov. 8th in order to “ensure components are up and running and staff are fully trained.” “We also know many student-athletes are currently […] → Read More

Arlington receives new eco-friendly Bird Three e-scooters

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Arlington County is one of the first cities in the DMV to receive new Bird Three e-scooters. The scooters are designed with the goal of reducing reliance on gas-powered vehicles to decrease congestion in the area. Bird Three scooters were designed with sustainability in mind. The new models have smart batteries […] → Read More

LuminoCity Festival selects Roer’s Zoofari for annual exhibit

RESTON, Va. (WDVM) — The annual LuminoCity Festival has selected Roer’s Zoofari in Reston as the home for this year’s annual exhibit. The light exhibit incorporates different cultures in the pieces, inspired by African, Asian and ancient-themed art displays. This year’s festival is the third annual light display, but this is the first year the […] → Read More

Community comes out for cornhole, beer, and charity in Ashburn

ASHBURN, Va. (WDVM) — Beanbags were at the 10th annual Van Metre Cornhole Challenge to raise money for local non-profits. The challenge originated a decade ago by a group of friends who played the game as a pastime in college. “We realized there weren’t a lot of cornhole tournaments, so we decided to have our […] → Read More