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Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Supermarket smartphone app; stray potbellied pig; cocaine-stuffed bed knobs (A.M. Buzz)


Franklin Kameny, one of the founding fathers of the gay rights movement, died Tuesday in his D.C. home. (Jahi Chikwendiu - The Washington Post)
A leading gay rights activist has died, U.S. officials said terrorists backed by Iran plotted an assassination in D.C. and Occupy D.C. protesters might be allowed to stay in Federal Plaza through Dec. 30.

Here are five more local stories you should read this morning.

Expired plates in D.C. could land you in jail. The District might be the only place in the nation where police are authorized to arrest drivers if their license plates are more than 30 days out of date.

A stray pig needs a new home after he was found wandering in Prince William County. See video of Wilbur, a potbellied pig who loves dog treats.

A new supermarket app lets local shoppers check out using their smartphones. Wegmans, Giant and Food Lion are among the participating stores.

Grab your shovels. Today is National Fossil Day on the Mall.

Cocaine-stuffed clams, cocaine-stuffed soup packets and a heroin-stuffed man have all failed to pass through Dulles Airport. Now, we bring you cocaine-stuffed bed knobs.

Stay with PostLocal today as we bring you Round 3 of the Post’s Work Advice contest and news from around the region.

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