In the News @ Noon

5 students burned during a lab experiment at Woodson H.S. in Va…

Five students at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia have been hurt in a fire there. Two had to be air lifted to a hospital. It’s believed that they may have been working on a science lab project at the time. Keep it right here on WHUR for the latest on this story of 5 students being burned at W.T. Woodson High School in Virginia.

White House decides to increase military force in Iraq…

NBC News is reporting that the White House is preparing to announce a shift in strategy in Iraq. Sources this hour are reporting that the U.S. will increase U.S. military forces on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

6K drug offenders set to be released today…

The justice department is set to release over 6,000 non violent drug offenders today. It’s the largest one -time release of federal prisoners in the U.S. history. The early release is the result of new sentencing guidelines.

DC Area Sober ride kicks in…

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program “Soberride” begins tomorrow night at
10 pm and continues until 4am for those who may have had too much to drink to celebrate Halloween. WRAP President Kurt Erickson said last year they provided free rides for 278 people. The number to call should you need a free ride home is
1-800-200-TAXI.

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Growing up in a military family, Taylor Thomas lived overseas until she was 16 years old. She called places such as Great Britain and the Philippines home. For a time, Taylor even spoke with a British accent. Well now she resides in the DC area and for the past three years has worked as the news anchor for The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WHUR. Recently, Taylor has adopted the Washington Redskins as her most loved pro sports team.

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