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Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 09/21/2011

A.M. Buzz: This morning’s top 5

Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

Two Prince George’s police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony assault charges in the March 3, 2010, beating of an unarmed student.
Two Prince George’s officers have been charged in the beating of an unarmed University of Maryland student during the 2010 College Park riot. (Watch a video of the beating here.)

A memorial service and candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday for Dominique Frazier, the 18-year-old Bowie student who was fatally stabbed last week in her dorm room.

Some Metrobus riders will have to pay more starting Sunday when a 20-year-long discount ends on several bus lines in Anacostia.

Hot on Hurricane Irene’s heels, Tropical Storm Lee dumped rain and whipped up twisters across the East Coast. (Associated Press)
After a year marked by hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes, the threat of a federal shutdown once again looms as parties spare over disaster relief.

Heavy rains have hurt pumpkin crops across the Northeast, but Maryland farmers are confident the state’s jack-o-lantern supply isn’t in jeopardy.

Stay with PostLocal today as we bring you the latest news from around the region, including more on the special election in Prince George’s County and live tweets from Wednesday’s airports authority meeting.

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