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Dc Mayor Bowser launches an investigation into EMS response time at L’Enfant Plaza

There are still more questions than answers in Mondays fatal smoke incident at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. NTSB officials are still searching for the cause. Many passengers trapped on the trains say it took help 40 minutes to an hour to get to them. On Tuesday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she was launching an investigation into the emergency response efforts. A report on their findings will be released to the public next week.

Items left on train on Monday are available for pick up

Metro says commuters who left personal items on the metro trains that filled up with smoke at the L’Enfant Plaza on Monday are now available for pickup at Metro Headquarters. Commuters can also call Metro’s Lost and Found at 202-637-7000.

Funeral arrangements are being made for the passenger who died in this weeks metro incident

Funeral arrangements are being made for Carol Glover. The 61 year old is the only person to die in Mondays Metro train incident. She leaves behind two adults sons and a grandchild. Glover who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, grew up in DC and graduated from Eastern High School before obtaining a Computer Science Degree from Drexel University. She was working as a government contractor in DC at the time of her death.

IRS is making historic cuts to their services, officials warn of delays in tax refunds

The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historic low levels. The tax agency says only about half of the 100 Million people who are expected to call this IRS this year will actually be able to speak to a live person. Additionally the head of the IRS is warning of delays in tax refunds.

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