In the News @ Noon

King Holiday Celebrations…

Today’s The 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, a day of service. Right now WHUR is hosting our annual Dr. King Day of dialog and music. This free event is being held at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. There will be a special performance by Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Earlier this morning there was the annual wreath laying ceremony at the King National Memorial, followed by a peace walk and parade in S.E..

No arrest in triple shooting in Falls Church …

There’s been no arrest in this mornings triple shooting at State Theatre in Falls Church, Va. This is Police Chief Mary Gavin who says shots rang out as a large crowd was leaving the venue. The injuries to the three men were non life threatening.

Hundreds of Reagan National Airport take to the streets to bring attention to their demand for better pay…

Later today some 200 workers from Reagan National Airport will join airport workers in 6 other cities in an act of civil disobedience to demand a pay increase of $15 an hour. Locally workers plan to take to the streets and block traffic starting at Independence Avenue near the MLK Memorial. They will make their way to Kutz Bridge were they are expected to block traffic there.

The WashingtonWizards are home this afternoon…

The Wizards are home today against the trailblazer’s. Tip off is at 2.

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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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