In the News @ 9

Another “Heat Advisory” is issued for our area…

At Noon a “Heat Advisory” will take effect in the entire WHUR listening area until 8 tonight. It will feel like 105 to 110 this afternoon. Limit outdoor exposure and if you have to go out wear light colored clothing and drink lots of water.

Rescue efforts turn to recovery efforts in Silver Spring apartment explosion…

Montgomery county first responder’s are no longer looking for survivors. Two bodies have been pulled from the debris at the Silver Spring apartment complex that exploded this week. It’s unclear how many people are still unaccounted for. The cause remains under investigation but some residents believe natural gas could be to blame.

Two African American women strike goal in Rio…

In Rio, Simone Manuel has made history. She is the first African American woman to win an individual swim medal. The 20 year old from Houston, TX said she struggled with the pressure of being one of only a very few black American swimmer. She also said that she wants to be an inspiration to other & looks forward to the day “when it is not Simone the black swimmer”. African American Simone Biles won gold in all around gymnastics and Md swimmer Michael Phelps won his 22nd gold.

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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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