In the News @ 9

Several roads are closed for today’s 4th of July celebrations…

All of the road around the National Mall are closed to traffic this hour. It will remain that way until 10 tonight. The Independence Day parade begins at 11:45 down Constitution Ave, The Concert on the West Lawn of The Capitol begins at 8 tonight, the gates open at 3. The fireworks for now are scheduled to begin at 9:10 weather permitting.

Fireworks maim two people ahead of the holiday…

The public is also being reminded about firework safety. In Compton a 9 year old girl lost her left hand, several fingers from her right hand and suffered injuries to her face after playing with an illegal fireworks over the weekend. In New York, a 18 year old from Fairfax County, Va accidentally stepped on a homemade firecracker in Central Park and lost his foot. Conner Golden remains in serious but stable condition.

Metro’s next “Safe Track Plan” starts tomorrow…

Metro’s Phase III “Safe Track Plan” begins tomorrow at 8 pm until July 11th. There will be no service between Braddock Road and Reagan National on the Blue and Yellow lines.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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