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Murder Indictment In Lyon Sisters Disappearance

After more than 40 years, there’s a murder indictment in the disappearance of the Lyon sisters from Wheaton Plaza.  Bedford County, Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz announced today that sealed indictments against Lloyd Welch were handed down last Friday by a grand jury and unsealed today.  The grand jury took up the case of Sheila and Katherine Lyon last October after a search of Bedford County property which belonged to the Welch family.  Authorities say even after 16-thousand hours of work on the case, this is not the end of the investigation.

Two Arrested In Wheaton Metro Shooting

Two teenagers are under arrest in a deadly shooting at the Wheaton Metro station.  Montgomery County police say 19-year-old Douglas Chase and 18-year-old Brent Sanderson murdered 20-year-old Eric Melgar last evening inside the station’s parking garage.  There’s no word on a motive in the case.  The shooting forced Red Line trains to bypass the Wheaton and Silver Spring stations for nearly an hour.

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal

President Obama is talking up the Iran nuclear deal.  In a White House news conference, the President said the historic agreement blocks Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.  The President also challenged critics by asking, “What is your alternative?”  Congress will have 60 days to review the nuclear accord and Obama urged lawmakers to evaluate the deal based on facts, not politics.  He also has vowed to veto any attempt to kill the deal.

Lawmaker Calls For Study On Smoking At MD Casinos

A state delegate from Prince George’s County is calling for a study to determine if lifting a smoking ban at Maryland casinos would help their bottom lines.  Democrat Jay Walker wants state gaming officials to think about allowing smoking inside casinos as a way to increase revenue.  Walker thinks Maryland is losing out on money smoking patrons are currently leaving at other gaming venues outside of the state.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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