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Deadly virus plagues Md. turtles; little Grammy love for local artists (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your Monday:

View Photo Gallery: Biologists say an alarming number of turtles rescued from the path of the Intercounty Connector’s construction have died of a virus they fear could devastate Maryland’s ecosystem.

Fear for the turtles. Biologists studying survival rates of box turtles rescued in Maryland have uncovered a deadly virus that is threatening the population.

Police investigate death near Lincoln Memorial. Authorities believe the man committed suicide.

No Grammy love for local artists. Aside from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, artists registered with the Washington chapter of the Recording Academy were completely shut out.

Coming up today on

— Live updates as George Huguely’s trial in the murder of Yeardley Love enters its second week.

— Keith Little, who fatally stabbed his boss at Suburban Hospital, and two defendants in the Army Corps of Engineers fraud scandal are expected to be sentenced Monday.

— President Obama is scheduled to present his budget proposal.

Dr. Gridlock chats at noon about Metro, traffic and transportation.

View Photo Gallery: The Recording Academy celebrated some of music’s biggest names.


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