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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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The Republican president of the Frederick County Commissioners has his eyes set on the Governor's office, according to the Associated Press. Blaine Young says he has filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections to create a group called Blaine Young for Maryland. The fiscal and social conservative says he aims to secure commitments of at least $300,000 in campaign contribut...
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D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation into how police and fire department files, some of them personnel-related, were destroyed last week. According to an email from a D.C. police staffer, workers were advised about a "file burn,'' one day before personnel records were found on fire in dumpsters. The email obtained by The Associated Press was...
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A government attorney says the fatal stabbing last month of a Marine in the District of Columbia was a hate crime. The fellow Marine accused in the man's death, 20-year-old Michael Poth, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. The prosecution contends the stabbing happened minutes after Poth saw Philip Bushong hug an openly gay friend and that Poth used a gay slur. ...
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A federal audit is scrutinizing the agency that oversees Dulles and Reagan National airports for how it awards contracts and reimburses travel expenses. In particular, financial concerns surrounding the massive Silver Line project are under the microscope. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, otherwise known as MWAA, is facing questions surrounding its management of...
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Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg will decide whether to overturn the convictions of seven men sentenced for a violent murder in 1984 or grant them a new trial. The men's lawyers are in Washington to urge the judge to reverse his decision, saying that during closing arguments of the three-week hearing, the murder was likely committed by one or two people and not the m...
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A man found guilty of shooting an off-duty Maryland state trooper to death will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Cyril Cornelius Williams was convicted in February of first-degree murder in the June 2010 death of Trooper Wesley Brown. Brown was moonlighting as a part-time security guard at an Applebee's in Forestville. Prosecutors say Brown had Williams kicked out of th...
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Maryland's state prosecutor says a consultant for former Republican governor Robert Ehrlich's campaign during his rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley broke the law with election day robocalls in 2010 designed to suppress black voter turnout. Closing arguments are underway. On trial is Julius Henson, charged with influencing or attempting to influence a voter's decisio...
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Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn died at the age of 62 on...
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Cmdr. Chris O'Neil says Adm. Bob Papp was being treated Monday at Walter Reed Medical Center for early stage prostate cancer, which was detected during a routine screening. Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara, the agency's vice commandant is in charge of the Coast Guard while Papp recovers from surgery. Papp became the top Coast Guard officer in May 2010. He succeeded Adm. Thad Allen...
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The Virginia House of Delegates has narrowly voted to override one of Gov. Bob McDonnell's vetoes. The bill would allow localities to increase from $100 to $250 the penalty they can impose on motorists who register their car in another state to circumvent the personal property tax on vehicles. Democratic Del. Mark Sickles of Fairfax says it's a problem in northern Virginia, wh...
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Maryland's property tax will hold steady for now, but Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning about rising debt service obligations in upcoming years. The Board of Public Works on Wednesday held the state property tax to 11.2 cents per $100 of assessed property value, according to the Associated Press. But Franchot noted that debt service obligations will increase in the...
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An electrician from northern Virginia who admitted producing an online propaganda video for a Pakistani terrorist organization has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. A federal judge in Alexandria imposed the sentence upon 24-year-old Jubair Ahmad of Woodbridge, Va. Ahmad pleaded guilty to providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani organization blamed for the...
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Some neglected sites on the National Mall may soon see a makeover, as finalists have been picked in the National Mall Design Competition -- a contest wherein designs were solicited to overhaul some of the Mall's more overlooked locations. The plans include lakeside gardens, underground pavilions at the Washington Monument and grassy new amphitheaters. The competition ...
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Authorities in Frostburg, Maryland are investigating an unusual case: finding the killer -- of a duck. The raft of ducks appeared almost a year ago at the Glendening Recreational Complex in Frostburg, and quickly became local favorites, according to the city's Director of Parks and Recreation, Bryan Vought. "People like to go feed the ducks, just watch them. They've ki...
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Police have arrested 20 people from across the Commonwealth in an undercover sting targeting online child predators. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and other officials touted the the results. Arrests were made in Bedford, Fairfax, Prince William, Virginia Beach, Richmond and Loudoun. Charges include online solicitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography. ...
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Federal prosecutors say that five alleged members of a street gang based in wealthy Fairfax County were running a prostitution business that recruited teenage girls who were threatened if they refused to participate, according to the Associated Press. The five were charged today in federal court in Alexandria. According to an FBI affidavit, the defendants are members of a Fair...
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The parents of two Virginia Tech students killed in the 2007 campus massacre are seeking $4 million in damages in their successful wrongful death lawsuit against the state, according to the Associated Press. Jurors ruled for the families on March 14 after they agreed the state was n...
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A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it's unconstitutional for two Maryland communities to require anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers to post signs stating that they do not provide medical services. Lawyers for the city of Baltimore and Montgomery County urged a three -judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling that ...
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A District of Columbia judge has ordered the release of documents related to police policies and procedures that the department tried to have concealed. Superior Court Judge Judith Macaluso ordered that the documents be made public in a blistering ruling last week in which she accused police of making "transparently false'' s...
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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is questioning whether lawmakers in Maryland will have the appetite for a gas tax increase, especially after they wrestle with taxes under consideration to balance the budget. Miller says it might be better to hold a special session later this year to take up new revenues for transportation to give gas prices a chance to drop. Cha...