In the News @ Noon

Police remain on the scene of a barricade situation in Silver Spring

Police are entering the third hour of a barricade situation near a landscaping business in Silver Spring in the 8900 Block of Brookville Road. We have reports that a shot or shots were fired. No one was injured and there’s no reports of anyone being held against their will. The suspect is reportedly talking with police.

DC leaders move forward with making marijuana legal

The DC City County is moving forward with plans to legalize small amounts of marijuana. Leaders are holding two hearings this hour to discuss how to tax and regulate marijuana. The District moves forward knowing the Republicans in Congress are still working to block the law. Congress has until the end of the month to take action against the measure that was approved by voters last November.

A new Cancer research center is coming to the Metropolitan area

Inova Hospital held a press conference to announce the begin construction of a new Cancer research facility. The 100 acre site is located in Merrifield, Virginia next to the beltway. Officials hope to have the site up and running by 2017.

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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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