Lloyd Welch Won’t Face Charges in Montgomery County for Lyon Sisters Case; Police Foundation Donates Backpacks of School Supplies

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Man who pleaded guilty to Lyon sisters killing won’t face additional Montgomery County charges

Lloyd Lee Welch, 60, pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder charges related to the 1975 killing of the Lyon sisters. The plea took place in Bedford County, Virginia, because that was where witnesses allegedly saw him throwing two blood-stained duffel bags into a fire on his family’s property. Montgomery County prosecutors will not pursue additional kidnapping charges against him, at the request of his family. He was sentenced to 48 years in prison through the plea deal. The Washington Post describes the investigation that lead to his capture, including what Welch told police about the abduction of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, then 12 and 10, from Wheaton Plaza mall. [WTOP/Washington Post]

Police foundation donates backpacks through back-to-school event

Montgomery County police officers gave about 200 backpacks to middle school children at the Silver Spring Civic Center this week. The Montgomery County Police Foundation donated the backpacks, which were full of notebooks and school supplies. [Montgomery County police]

Rockville mayor gives “State of the City” address

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton is speaking to an audience in Rockville this morning for a “State of the City” address. The event, at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, includes questions from residents and input from City Manager Rob DiSpirito. [Rockville]

City of Takoma Park nominates City Council, mayor candidates

Takoma Park residents nominated candidates for city office in an event at the Community Center Tuesday night. Incumbent Mayor Kate Stewart was the only mayoral candidate nominated, while several City Council seats will have competition. [MCMedia]

Showers, with less rain after the afternoon

Showers could continue until 3 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. Chance of precipitation drops to about 20 percent after that, though some rain is still possible into the evening.

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