In the News @ 9

A 3 day heat wave begins…

Today kicks off a 3 day heat wave, the first for this year in our listening area. We are looking for High’s in the mid to upper 90’s with high humidity as well. We will also be placed under a code Orange Air Quality Alert.

The U.S. is sending more troops to Iraq…

The U.S. is sending 450 more U.S. Troops to Iraq. The men and woman will only train Iraqi soldiers and they will not take part in any ground fighting of ISIS rebels. It’s something that is not sitting well with some lawmakers.

DC’s Mayor takes a stand on synthetic marijuana, giving police more power to shut down businesses in the process…

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to sign a bill today that will give police the power to temporarily shutdown businesses found selling synthetic marijuana. The drugs that often go by the names of Scooby Snax, Spice & K2 target kids. This decision follows multiple overdoses last week.

New chilling details in the NW Mansion murders are released…

Court documents released this morning state what police found when they entered the mansion of the Savopoulos family last month in NW. A bloody baseball bat was found in the room were three bodies were discovered. Savvas Savopoulus had been hit several times in the head and his wife, Amy had cuts to her throat. The families 10 year old son and their maid were also found in the home last month. Only one person has been charged in the case thus far, Daron Wint, but detectives believe he did not act alone. Investigators are still looking into Savopoulos’ driver.

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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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