In the News @ Noon

DC’s Mayor announces free college classes at HU for are students…

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Howard University President Wayne Frederick announced a big change as it pertains to access to higher education for DC students. Starting next Fall students at Banneker and McKinley Tech will be able to take college course at Howard University for free. The credit will go on their high school record and be transferrable to any college of their choice.

Rushern Baker endorses Chris Van Hollen for Senate …

In Maryland, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has endorsed Chris Van Hollen for Senate. Baker’s constituent Donna Edwards is also running for the Senate seat that will soon be vacated by retiring Barbara Mikulski.

Peaceful protest continue in North Charleston…

Peaceful protest are underway in South Carolina this as the FBI and Justice Department looks into a North Charleston police office charged with murdering an unarmed African American. Investigators say a witness has come forward with a cell phone video that show that 50 year old Water Scott was running from him and not threatening his life like Officer Michael Slager said. It’s believed that Scott ran because he was behind on child support payments and he didn’t want to go back to jail.

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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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