In the News @ Noon

A brand new Women’s Shelter opens in DC…

DC Mayor Bowser’s plan to end homelessness take a big step forward today. Right now she is taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the a new women’s shelter. The Patricia Handy Place for Women which will house 213 women is located in Ward 2 at 810 5th Street in NW. Tonight at 6:30 the Mayor will deliver remarks honoring the 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet.

DC EMS Medical Director steps down after 7 months, toxic culture is one reason why…

DC EMS Medical Director, Dr. Jullette Saussy is leaving her post after 7 months on the job. In her resignation letter to the Mayor she wrote, “People are dying needlessly and quite frequently. She also stated there’s a toxic culture and a lack of accountability. Saussy’s last day is Friday. A spokesman for the Mayor says the agency will be reformed.

A parents meeting is planned for tomorrow to discuss the arrest of a Volunteer Prince George’s County Teacher’s Aide…

Officials at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary are planning to hold at 6:30 parent meeting tomorrow night at the school to allow parents to discuss the recent arrest of a volunteer teachers aide. 22 year old Deonte Carraway has admitted to videotaping students performing sex acts together and on him at the school and other locations.

After winning in New Hampshire Bernie Sanders heads to Harlem…

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were the clear winners in the
important New Hampshire primary. The focus for all the Presidential
Candidates is S.C. There primary is next on Feb. 20th, however
Sanders is expected to head to Harlem, New York today to meet with Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton.

“Ashes to Go” today on Ash Wednesday…

Today is “Ash Wednesday” and at the top of the hour Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va are hosting “Ashes to Go”. All you have to do is pull up to the front of the church on South Alfred Street for curbside service.

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