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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.


Articles Written by Meymo Lyons

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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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Maryland's constitutional convention ballot question appears to be short of the support needed to hold a convention so far, but the question remains unclear with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.With nearly all precincts reporting on Wednesday, almost 55 percent of people who voted on the question supported holding a constitutional conve...
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Maryland's constitutional convention ballot question appears to be short of the support needed to hold a convention so far, but the question remains unclear with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.With nearly all precincts reporting on Wednesday, almost 55 percent of people who voted on the question supported holding a constitutional conve...
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One day after riveting testimony from former California Rep. Gary Condit, prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have switched their focus to highly technical hair, fiber and DNA evidence.Prosecutors have very little physical evidence to work with in their case against Salvadorian immigrant Ingmar Guandique, who is accused of killing Levy.Her disappearance made hea...
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One day after riveting testimony from former California Rep. Gary Condit, prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have switched their focus to highly technical hair, fiber and DNA evidence.Prosecutors have very little physical evidence to work with in their case against Salvadorian immigrant Ingmar Guandique, who is accused of killing Levy.Her disappearance made hea...
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The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be...
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Someone hung a doll from a noose in front of an African-American church on Laurel Park Drive in Maryland sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning. A maintenance man discovered the doll hanging from a tree in front of the City of Zion Church.Public Information Officer Jim Collins says this was not an impromptu prank--someone spent time on the details. The large, brown clot...
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Someone hung a doll from a noose in front of an African-American church on Laurel Park Drive in Maryland sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning. A maintenance man discovered the doll hanging from a tree in front of the City of Zion Church.Public Information Officer Jim Collins says this was not an impromptu prank--someone spent time on the details. The large, brown clot...
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The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be...
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The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be...
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Maryland voters get one chance every 20 years to decide whether they want to hold a convention to rewrite the state's constitution, and the question is now before them on the ballot.The threshold for approval is high. The proposal would need support from a majority of voters, not just from those weighing in on the issue alone. It's a significant qualifier because many people of...
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Maryland voters get one chance every 20 years to decide whether they want to hold a convention to rewrite the state's constitution, and the question is now before them on the ballot.The threshold for approval is high. The proposal would need support from a majority of voters, not just from those weighing in on the issue alone. It's a significant qualifier because many people of...
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A Prince George's County police detective accused of reselling guns seized from criminals has been indicted on 13 counts of theft and misconduct in office. Juan Carter was suspended last year. He has been ordered held on $200,000 bond.The indictment stems from an internal investigation into the theft of several confiscated guns. Chief Roberto Hylton says investigators believe C...
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Detectives in Montgomery County, Md., are investigating the death of an American University professor. The body of Sue Marcum, an A.U. accounting professor at the Kogod School of Business, was discovered in her home in the 6200 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda this morning.A release from the Montgomery County Police Department says a preliminary investigation revealed ...
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Maryland's first casino is on a winning streak bringing more than $2 million in revenue from the get-go. That's according to the Maryland Lottery, which says the Hollywood Casino Perryville brought in more money than state officials expected--at least during its first four days of operation.The casino opened on Sept. 27, three days earlier than scheduled. It has 1,500 slot mach...
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Virginia must come up with nearly $1 million to care for patients at a state-run geriatric psychiatric center this month after losing its certification from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.The federal agency pulled the Medicaid funding after Eastern State Hospital's Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center failed to get re-certified by Tuesday. The agency de-certified ...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson has agreed to testify on behalf of residents attempting to block the construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield in northern Virginia.McPherson will testify that the Wal-Mart site in Locust Grove was blood-soaked ground in the Battle of the Wilderness and not simply a staging area for the 1864 ...
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By Meymo LyonsThe director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says localities can't opt out of a federal program to identify illegal immigrants using fingerprints from arrests. ICE Director John Morton says the agency's agreement for the Secure Communities program is with the state, not the indi...
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By Meymo LyonsMaryland is becoming the first state in the nation to make absentee ballots available online. The University of Maryland's Center for American Politics and Citizenship is making the ballots available in a partnership with the Maryland State Board of Elections.Ballots will be available on the Maryland Elections Center We...
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By Meymo LyonsMontgomery County police say they have arrested a man they believe has been involved in a series of tire-slashings that appear to target Hispanic residents. 52-year-old Steven Ray Armstrong of Silver Spring, is accused of vandalizing the cars of 21 different people.Police say the majority of the victims were Hispanic. One victim, a 36-year-old man, told pol...