In The News @ Noon

Charles Severance found guilty…

The Verdict is in in the Charles Severance murder trail. Severance has been found guilty of all 10 charges, including Capitol Murder and several weapons charges. We will have more details tonight on the Daily Drum.

Tomorrow voters in VA head to the polls…

The November General Election is tomorrow for residents in Virginia and 25 other states. Registered voters will cast a ballot for House and Senate seats, Board of Education seats and for Mayor of Alexandria to name a few. The State House is at stake this election. The polls open at 6 am and close at 7pm. To find out about what’s on the ballot and or your polling site go to www.elections.virginia.gov.

Officials say no more homeless at Reagan National Airport…

Starting today the homeless will have to find another place to keep warm overnight instead of inside of the Reagan National Airport. The “Washington Post” is reporting that the number of homeless people staying inside the airport is growing and becoming a problem and leaders have now decided that between the hours of 11:30 pm and 4:30 am anyone inside of the airport must have a ticket for a flight.

Light up Rhode Island Avenue is planned for tonight…

At 6:30 tonight, the group the Rhode Island Avenue N.E. is hosting a “Light Up Rhode Island Avenue” event. Organizers are asking residents and business owners to bring a light source with them to highlight their call for better lighting in the area, this following the recent spike in crime in the community.
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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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