Here are our picks for the top five local stories you should know about as you start your day.

A man’s bizarre death is under investigation in Prince William County after he jumped out of a hotel window and darted through traffic Thursday.

One year after tragedy, a Fairfax woman is back in her running shoes. Holly Mitchell‘s husband died during last year’s Ragnar Relay. This weekend, she’ll run in his honor.

With thefts involving culprits on bicycles on the rise, police in the Columbia Heights area are stepping up enforcement and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is urging everyone to rethink an old law.

Police are asking for help locating a missing Maryland teen. Ana Landaverde Anorve, 16, was last seen in Spencerville Sept. 18, according to Montgomery County police.

Verizon charged Fairfax County $3.1 million in bogus phone bill fees over the last six years, county auditors claim.

Stick with PostLocal today as we bring you more news from around the region, including everything you need to know to deal with this traffic this weekend.