Happy Leap Day! Here are our picks for the stories you should read this morning:
Expanding alerts: Metro is offering a new email and text alert system for Metrobus service disruptions, much like the system already in place for Metrorail.
Md. county official caught speeding: A Prince George’s County Council member was driving at more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway when she was ticketed for an unsafe lane change last week, law enforcement officials said.
Coming up on PostLocal.com:
--A sinkhole has closed the westbound lane of Annapolis Road at Route 1 in Bladensburg. Follow Dr. Gridlock for traffic updates.
--Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner of Fairfax, the highest-ranking official to die during the war in Afghanistan, will be buried today at Arlington Cemetery. Check back for our coverage this afternoon.
--Weather is a mixed bag today, from chilly rain this morning to possible thunderstorms this afternoon. Watch the Capital Weather Gang’s blog for updates.