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Meymo Lyons

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Meymo Lyons brings 27 years of experience in broadcast news to WAMU 88.5. Meymo served 8 years as news director, anchor, and reporter at radio station WITL in Lansing Mich., where she earned The Associated Press "Top Ten Contributor" award for seven consecutive years. The station earned more than 40 awards from the AP and Michigan Association of Broadcasters under Lyons' leadership. Most recently, Lyons was the assignments editor at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich., and before that the managing editor at WILX-TV in Lansing, Mich. Lyons served 13 years as a member of The Associated Press Association of Michigan, and was president of the board for five years.


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A dozen exotic animals are now missing after the second break-in at a West Baltimore nature center. Police say someone came into the Carrie Murray Nature Center through an unlocked window overnight and stole two chameleons.Over the weekend, 10 exotic animals were taken from the nature center. They include an iguana, two gec...
The Justice Department is offering a reward for information about the person who shot at several military-related buildings in the Washington metropolitan area. The FBI's Washington field office announced the $20,000 reward for material that leads to an arrest and conviction.There have been five incidents, beginning with shots fired on the Pentagon on the night of Oct. 16-17. O...
Click HERE for an update on this story.Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago, formally told Judge Gerald Fisher morning that he does not plan to testify in his own defense.Guandique, an immigrant from El Salvador, is on trial for the 2001 murder of Levy, whos...
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Henrico County Republican Del. John O'Bannon says his constituents requested it, and he has filed legislation to establish a "Don't Tread On Me" license plate.The plate features the rattlesnake emblem and yellow background of the historic Gadsden Flag, which has become a symbol for the Tea Party movement.Before a specialty plate can be issued in Virginia, 350 prepaid app...
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In the District, grief counselors are offering support to Spingarn High School students grappling with the senseless death of one of their own. D.C. school officials say one Spingarn High School student was killed and another wounded in a shooting.Police say two teens were shot last night shortly before 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of Holbrook Street, Northeast. That's in the Trini...
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Hypothermia season is officially underway for D.C.'s homeless population. The city is one of the few jurisdictions that guarantees shelter during the colder months.But a recent report found 10 percent of the families seeking shelter were not from the District. The D.C. Council is now considering a plan to set up residency requirements at city shelters.Some advocates for ...
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Hypothermia season is officially underway for D.C.'s homeless population. The city is one of the few jurisdictions that guarantees shelter during the colder months.But a recent report found 10 percent of the families seeking shelter were not from the District. The D.C. Council is now considering a plan to set up residency requirements at city shelters.Some advocates for ...
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Virginia is among 13 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing employers of illegal immigrants.The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on a 2007 Arizona law that allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.The Missouri attorney general's office is leading the coalition sup...
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The developer of a planned casino near the Arundel Mills Mall south of Baltimore is asking the state to seize two race tracks from the Maryland Jockey Club and sell them to the developer. Maryland's horse racing industry warned for years that the long tradition would come to an end without the legalization of slots gambling in the state.They just never imagined the slots casino...
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The state's supreme court says a defendant can be forced to admit guilt as part of his probation, even if he's allowed to withhold such an admission at a plea hearing.The Commonwealth's highest court upheld an Arlington County judge's decision to revoke probation and impose a five-year prison term for a sex offender who refused to admit guilt during court-ordered group therapy....
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The state's supreme court says a defendant can be forced to admit guilt as part of his probation, even if he's allowed to withhold such an admission at a plea hearing.The Commonwealth's highest court upheld an Arlington County judge's decision to revoke probation and impose a five-year prison term for a sex offender who refused to admit guilt during court-ordered group therapy....
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Virginia is among 13 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing employers of illegal immigrants.The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on a 2007 Arizona law that allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.The Missouri attorney general's office is leading the coalition sup...
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Virginia is among 13 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing employers of illegal immigrants.The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on a 2007 Arizona law that allows business licenses to be suspended or revoked when employers knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.The Missouri attorney general's office is leading the coalition sup...
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The developer of a planned casino near the Arundel Mills Mall south of Baltimore is asking the state to seize two race tracks from the Maryland Jockey Club and sell them to the developer. Maryland's horse racing industry warned for years that the long tradition would come to an end without the legalization of slots gambling in the state.They just never imagined the slots casino...
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The FBI is linking a shooting at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge, Va., to four other similar incidents at military-related buildings in the Washington area.The FBI says "all five incidents are linked" because "the weapon matches" in all of the incidents. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin is not releasing details about the type or caliber of the weapon.But...
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The National Park Service is offering free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington through an online lottery.This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 9 in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree.The ticket lottery opens online at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday and runs thr...
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The National Park Service is offering free tickets to the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington through an online lottery.This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 9 in front of the White House. The president traditionally lights the tree.The ticket lottery opens online at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday and runs thr...
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An inmate has testified that his former cellmate, who is on trial for murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy, confessed to the killing.Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran immigrant, is charged with the murder and attempted sexual assault of Levy in 2001. Levy's disappearance became international news after she was romantically linked with then Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif). He was on...
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The FBI is linking a shooting at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge, Va., to four other similar incidents at military-related buildings in the Washington area.The FBI says "all five incidents are linked" because "the weapon matches" in all of the incidents. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin is not releasing details about the type or caliber of the weapon.But...
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The FBI is linking a shooting at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge, Va., to four other similar incidents at military-related buildings in the Washington area.The FBI says "all five incidents are linked" because "the weapon matches" in all of the incidents. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin is not releasing details about the type or caliber of the weapon.But...