Here are our picks for the top local stories this morning:

View Photo Gallery: A jury convicted the former U-Va. lacrosse player in the 2010 death of his onetime girlfriend Yeardley Love and sentenced him to 26 years in jail.

George Huguely found guilty. A jury convicted the former U-Va. lacrosse player of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love.

Charlie Sheen received a police escort from the MPD last April. (Christopher Polk/GETTY IMAGES)

Va. GOP backtracks on forcing invasive ultrasounds. With Gov. McDonnell retreating from the proposed mandate, the abortion bill’s fate is uncertain.

Coming up today on

— The Postal Service is expected to announce facility closures Thursday. Thousands of postal employees should know by day’s end whether the facility they work at is slated to close.

Maryland’s same-sex marriage debate will begin Thursday morning in the state Senate. A final vote is expected to come this week, less than one week after the House of Delegates barely passed the bill.

— An Army private accused of leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is expected to enter a plea at an arraignment Thursday afternoon at Fort Meade.