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

For Washington sports teams, the skies are clearing. The Capitals’ Game 7 victory, the Redskins drafting Robert Griffin III and a fast start by the Nationals are giving D.C. sports fans reasons to smile.

Police warn residents near Petworth: Three attacks, one fatal, may be linked.

Yeardley Love’s mother sues George Huguely V. She’s seeking $30 million in damages from her daughter’s ex-boyfriend and convicted killer.

“Don-kayyyy!”: Shrek wages legal battle on take a child to work day. Spider-Man was the ogre’s lawyer for the mock stolen-identity trial, as a D.C. law office opened its doors to teach kids about what lawyers do. Did you take your kids to work? Share your photos.

View Photo Gallery: Dozens of children visited the D.C. law firm of Crowell and Moring on Thursday for take your kid to work day programs.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— The space shuttle Enterprise is expected to leave Dulles airport in just a few hours for New York, where it will do a flyover of the region Friday morning.

— More than 40,000 people are expected to come to Nationals Park Saturday night to hear evangelical phenomenon Joel Osteen.

— Plan your weekend: Weather, movies and the Going Out Guide’s “best events,” including the Sweetlife Festival.