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Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Metro checks all defibrillators after rider’s fatal heart attack; things to do on 4/20; how to celebrate Earth Day (A.M. Buzz)

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

Tragic DUI crash divides Montgomery County community. Kevin Coffay, the young drunk driver who killed three of his friends in a 2011 car accident, is trying to get his 20-year sentence cut.

Metro defibrillator failed during rider’s fatal heart attack. The agency is launching a systemwide check of its defibrillators following the death on a Yellow Line train this week.

4/20: Things to do on April 20. From movies to beer to late-night munchies, the Going Out Gurus found plenty of events that seem perfectly suited to this stoner holiday.

Md. man rewrote the book on dinosaurs. Ray Stanford’s home — a.k.a. the Stanford Museum — is overflowing with fossilized dinosaur prints. But one thing eludes him. (Photos // Video)

Coming up on PostLocal:

— Kevin Coffay, the drunk driver behind the wheel in a crash that killed three of his friends, will ask a judge to cut his prison sentence. His hearing in Montgomery County Circuit Court is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Karen Toles, the Prince George’s County councilwoman caught traveling at more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway, is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing at 9 a.m.

— Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday with Cheap Trick, oyster feasts and and plenty of other festive and eco-friendly options .

— Weekend forecast: Will the sun stick around, or are we destined for a wet weekend? Capital Weather Gang has the latest.

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