News at Noon, 11-5-14

The search is on for another missing teen in Maryland

Investigators in Takoma Park, Maryland are looking for 18 year old Aesha Richardson who was last seen on October 13th near her home on Hudson Avenue. She was wearing a white jean jacket and black pants.

MD’s Republican Governor elect holds a news conference

Maryland Governor Elect Republican Larry Hogan held an early morning news conference to discuss his creation of a transition team.  Hogan who is a political newcomer shocked the analyst everywhere with his strong win over Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown last night.  Hogan vowed to work across party lines and he admitted that he has already talked to state leaders on both sides.

The District of Columbia has a new leader

Later today newly elected DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will hold a news conference today to unveil some of her plans for the city.  Bowser who gained more votes than all of her challengers combined, becomes the first female Mayor of the District of Columbia in two decades.

Virginia’s Senate race is still up in the air

Fairfax County leaders are recounting the votes in the hotly contested race.  Despite the fact that the State Board of Election has not certified all the votes in the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, Democratic Incumbent Mark Warner is claiming victory over challenger Ed Gillespie.  The two candidate are about 12-thousand votes apart with Warner leading the count.

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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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