In the News @ Noon

Big safety changes are coming to Metro

Right now, Metro leaders are behind closed doors this hour with NTSB official discussing a list of important issues including last weeks fatal smoke emergency at L’Enfant Plaza. The transit agency is now planning to place exterior signs on the trains for first responders, add smoke alarms and begin quarterly tests in the tunnels with NTSB officials. Fox News meanwhile, is reporting that DC EMS changed their encryptions on their radio’s and Metro was unaware of it. That has since been changed and tested by Metro. Later leaders will discuss a proposal to increase bus and rail fares by as much as 10 cents and to increase rush hour wait times from 6 minutes to 8 minutes.

Parents of 4 missing children from Annapolis mansion fire release a statement

The parents of the 4 children believed to be in an Annapolis home that went up in flames this week have released a statement. The parents thanked fire and police for their help in trying to put out the fire & find their loves ones. They also thanked the community for their out poor of love. Relatives confirmed at the time of the fire 6 year old Wesley Boone, 8 year olds Alexis & Charlotte Boone and & 7 year old Kaitlyn Boone were inside of the home. Two bodies were removed from the home Wednesday. They have not been identified. The search for a cause continues.

Tens of Thousands of Pro Lifers gather for a March & Rally in DC

Thousand are expected to converge on the National Mall to take part in the 42nd Annual March for Life marking the Roe vs Wade decision. Pro Lifers will host a rally at Noon and begin the walk towards the U.S. Capitol at 1 beginning at 14th street. Look for rolling street closures and massive delays into the afternoon rush hour.

Maryland’s Governor unveils his budget plan for the state

Maryland has a looming $750 million dollar fiscal budget shortfall facing them next fiscal year. Today, newly sworn in Governor Larry Hogan will reveal his budget proposal for the state. If you recall he ran on the campaign of no new taxes and creating jobs.

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