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Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

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Bedford County, Va. Sheriff Mike Brown speaks at a news conference with Commonwealth Attorney Randy Krantz, second left, to discuss developments in the investigation of the disappearance of 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Shelia Lyon in 1975. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Wheaton, Md. Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their homes alone.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Lyon sisters killed to cover up abduction, abuse, sheriff says

Authorities investigating the 1975 disappearance of a pair of Montgomery County sisters said Thursday the girls were abducted with the intent of being sexually abused by their captors and killed to cover up the crimes. Published July 16, 2015

Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy provides an update July 15, 2015, on the investigation into the 1975 disappearance of the Lyon sisters. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Sex offender charged with murder of Md. sisters missing since '75

Police announced Wednesday that one man has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in conjunction with the 1975 disappearance of a pair of young Montgomery County sisters, a case that was among the most high-profile unsolved missing persons cases in the region. Published July 15, 2015

A poster warning of the effects of the drug known as 'Spice' hangs on a wall Dec. 6, 2011, at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. (Associated Press) **FILE**

D.C. mayor signs emergency bill to crack down on synthetic drugs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law Friday harsh new penalties for stores found selling synthetic marijuana as a means to prevent an epidemic from taking hold in nation's capital the way crack cocaine once held city streets hostage. Published July 10, 2015

In this photo taken on Nov. 10, 2014, traffic along Keowee St. in Dayton, Ohio, flows past a photo enforcement traffic camera. Two more Ohio cities are challenging a state traffic camera law they say would restrict the cities' use of the cameras because it requires a police officer's presence to issue tickets, and they are asking the courts to find the law unconstitutional. Dayton and Springfield sued the state in their counties on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Lisa Powell )  LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUT

PG County doles out more camera speed tickets than District

Despite numerous driver complaints about speed-camera citations in the District, Prince George's County for the first time has surpassed the city in the number of speed-camera tickets issued, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Published July 1, 2015

In this June 26, 2015, photo, people begin to enter the Supreme Court in Washington. Meeting on Monday, June 29, for the final time until the fall, the Supreme Court has three cases remaining to be decided (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

D.C. can deny residents concealed gun requests while stay is appealed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday issued a stay pending appeal that will again allow the city to enforce a key provision of its restrictive concealed carry laws -- the requirement that gun owners demonstrate a "good reason" to obtain a permit. Published June 29, 2015