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Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Sharrett family, of Oakton, seeks answers after friendly fire death; Metro riders to speak out on proposed fare increase (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for the top local stories this morning and a look at what’s coming up today:

Family wants justice after friendly fire death. The family of Pfc. David H. Sharrett II of Oakton, killed by friendly fire in Iraq in 2008, still has many questions about his death and its aftermath.

Price hike on a plate: Fairfax County is weighing a 4 percent tax on restaurant meals to raise money for transportation projects.

Man crushed while cutting up tree. A Calvert County man died Saturday afternoon when a root ball the size of a small car rolled onto him while he was working on cutting up a toppled tree, authorities said.

Coming up today on

Local high school students face off in a poetry slam for Black History Month.

The Maryland Transit Authority will meet to discuss the Purple Line and Crescent Trail.

At a public hearing Monday night, Metro riders will weigh in on a proposal to increase fares.

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