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Marion Barry’s body will lie in state at the Wilson Building

The medical examiner has ruled the cause of death for Former DC Mayor Marion Barry as the result of problems with his heart, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Funeral arraignments for the 78 year old loving called the Mayor for Life has not been announced. DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson says his body will lie in state in the Wilson Building. The “Washington Post” is reporting that Barry’s funeral could be held at The Verizon Center or The Washington Convention Center. Tomorrow’s Ward 8 turkey give away will run as planned from 9am to 1pm, on a first come first serve basis at Union Temple Baptist Church in S.E.

The Ferguson grand jury begins deliberations again today

The Ferguson, Missouri grand jury will once again meeting to discuss whether or not to file criminal charges against Ferguson Officer Darrin Wilson. Wilson is reportedly in final talks to resign. President Obama has released a statement asking for “Peaceful protest” no matter what they decide.

The Salvation Army’s DC Headquarters may be moving, out of state

Officials at the Salvation Army Headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in NW, say for the first time they are actually considering offers they have received to sell their 33, 750 square foot prime site. The non profit was bought back in 1998 for $6 million. It’s now reportedly worth $16 million. Leaders are looking at relocating to Northern Virginia if the right offer is made to buy the site.

Washington drops to 3 – 8 for the season and dashes all hopes for a play off spot

The Washington NFL team is now 3 -8 after Sunday’s loss on the road to the San Francisco 49ers 17 – 13. Robert Griffin the third had five sacks during the game and he finished 11 of 19 for 106 yards for the Burgundy and Gold. The next match up is next week against the Colts.

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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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