Happy Monday, everyone. Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about this morning.
Are jack-o-lanterns in jeopardy? We’re still more than a month out from Halloween, but you may want to get your gourds early this year. Farmers are saying that pumpkin crops took a beating this summer from Hurricane Irene and other storms.
In what may be the saddest story of the morning, a one-year-old baby drowned in a bathtub in a hotel room in Reston Sunday night. Fairfax County police are investigating the death.
Women, long under-represented in the tech world, are playing catch-up at start-ups across the region.
An accused serial bank robber has already been charged in seven bank robberies, and police suspect the Landover man was the gunman in several more heists in Montgomery, Arlington and Alexandria.