In the News @ Noon

President Obama take up this issue of extremism at the White House

Right now, President Obama is hosting a White House summit on countering violent extremism. Today’s meeting will focus on domestic and international efforts to prevent such acts here at home.

A manhole explodes in the district…

A manhole exploded in the District this morning and surprisingly no one was hurt. It happened around 7:30 at the intersection of 17th “L” Streets in NW. Fire crews had to put out an underground fire.

Today’s Ash Wednesday….

It’s Ash Wednesday for millions of Catholics today. Today marks the start of Lent season which run until Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is April 5th this year. The Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria is offering “Ashes to go” drive up services from Noon to 1 and 6 to 7pm.

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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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