Man Charged With Murdering Lyon Sisters Also Indicted in Sex Assault; High Schooler Reports Kidnapping Attempt Near Bus Stop

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Man charged with killing Lyon sisters also accused in Virginia sex assault

A man accused of murdering two Montgomery County sisters decades ago has also been indicted on charges of raping a 6-year-old girl in Northern Virginia in 1996, according to court records. Authorities last year charged Lloyd Lee Welch, a former carnival worker, in the disappearance of Katherine and Sheila Lyon from a Wheaton shopping mall in 1975. Sheila was 12 and Katherine was 10 at the time they vanished. The unrelated case made public Tuesday accuses Welch of sexually assaulting a young girl on a houseboat in Prince William County. [Washington Post]

Detectives look into attempted kidnapping near Gaithersburg school bus stop

Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping in Gaithersburg after a high school student said a strange man walked up to her and tried to put a black bag over her head on Monday. The Watkins Mill High School student said she was heading to her bus stop near Cider Mill Apartments at about 7 a.m. when the man approached her. The man, who was wearing black pants and a black, hooded sweatshirt with a red logo, ran away when she screamed, according to police. [Montgomery County Police Department]

Bravo mulls discontinuing reality show based in Potomac

The second season of The Real Housewives of Potomac could be the show’s last. The Bravo reality program began filming in April, but sources say the premier date has been pushed back. The first season aired beginning in January and averaged more than 2 million viewers. However, the network’s decision-makers are concerned that the show isn’t interesting enough to hold an audience, according to sources. [Washington Post]

More than 1,500 vow to patronize D.C. pizzeria targeted by gunman

Hundreds of people have pledged to support the popular D.C. pizzeria invaded by a gunman on Sunday. After a standoff at Comet Ping Pong in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, police arrested Edgar Maddison Welch, who said he’d targeted the eatery because it was the subject of a false conspiracy involving unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, authorities say. Welch, 28, of North Carolina was charged with assault. In a Facebook event, Stand With Comet, more than 1,500 people have vowed to patronize the eatery on Friday. [NBC4]

Forecast shows sunny, mild day ahead

The skies will be mostly sunny Wednesday, and highs will reach about 52 degrees, with winds gusting up to 22 mph, the National Weather Service reports. Cloud cover will increase Wednesday night, and temperatures will fall to about 35 degrees.

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