In the News @ Noon

The family of Sandra Bland say they have no prior knowledge of an attempted suicide…

The family of Sandra Bland are standing firm on their believe that she did not commit suicide after being arrested in Texas. On ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning her sister Sharon Cooper says she knows nothing about a prior suicide attempt, as Bland noted on her intake form in jail.  Cooper says there are a lot of inconsistencies. The media has released a vociemail left by Sandra Bland one day after she was arrested, on it she seems like she’s in disbelieve she’s in jail, facing a $5thousand dollar bond for failing to signal a lane change.

Tennessee police ask for patience as they work to uncover why an unarmed A.A. teen was shot and killed by a white police officer during a traffic stop…

Police and the D.A. in Shelby County, Tennessee are asking the public not to rush to judgement and allow them to fully investigation the death of a A.A. teen shot and killed by a white police officer during a traffic stop for a headlight violation. 19 year old Darrius Stewart was actually a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped. He was ordered to sit in the back of the police cruiser and that is were he was shot and killed by 26 year old Officer Conner Schiling. The D.A. is asking for a private investigation into the incident.

A former Baltimore Police Officer want to do a black face performance to raise  money for the officers charged in the Freddie Gray murder…

A former Baltimore Police Officer is planning to put on a black face performance to raise money for the 6 Baltimore Police Officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Bobby Berger who has been black face shows for a while now has already sold more than 600 tickets. The venue in Glen Bernie has canceled the contract and a lawyer for the officers say they are not in support of the black face performance and they will not accept money from the event.

There’s a push to get the minimum wage in DC to $15 an hour …

DC residents may get a chance to decide if the city’s minimum wage increase to $15 an hour. Supporter’s of the big hike have to now collect 23,000 signatures to submit to the Board of Elections to have the issue placed on the 2016 general election ballot. Right now the minimum wage is $10.50 and scheduled to increase to 11.50 an hour next year.

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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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