In the News @ Noon, Nov. 13, 2014

New help is offered in the case of two missing Clarksburg children

The family of two missing toddlers from Clarksburg last seen with their mother, Catherine Hoggle held a press conference this hour.  The family announced that the Victims’ Rights Foundation is setting up an online fund for the public to make donations to go towards whomever finds the two children.  Two year old Jacob and Three year old Sarah have been missing now for two months. Their mother who is in a psychiatric hospital contends that they are alive but she has failed to tell police where they are.

A juvenile murder suspect remains on the loose in Virginia

A fourth suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a Woodbridge High School student on Monday continues this hour. Three other suspects, two adult males and one juvenile have been arrested. They will be arraigned later today. Investigators beleive the killing was drug related and that the victim knew the gunmen.

Supporters in Ferguson, Missouri call for a boycott this holiday

Community leaders and some polictical leaders are asking local residents to put off making any holiday purchases until after Black Friday. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is calling the boycott, “No Justice, No Profit”. the are demanding the officer who shot and killed the unarmed teen be charged with murder. A grand jury looking into the shooting is expected to make a decision any day now.

Metro is looking at a new and SMART way to pay your fare

Metro transit is looking at allowing customers to use thier smart devices, like mobile wallets to pay for their fare. Right now the transit agency is looking for about three-thousand customers who would like to take part in the pilot program, which starts in Janauary. The link to register is

The Wizards win at home

The Washington Wizards defeated the Pistons last night at The Verizon Center, 107 to 103. The Wizards host the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

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