Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day:
Va. priest accused of child abuse. The Rev. Terry W. Specht, who led the diocese’s child protection office, is accused of alleged sexual misconduct with a male minor in the late 1990s.
Md. megachurch pastor fired. Rev. Joel R. Peebles and his congregation learned of his dismissal when they arrived at the locked church for Bible study Wednesday.
Adult recess: Pie fights? Conga lines? In this pressure-filled city, a group in D.C. is pushing adults to let loose.
Coming up today on PostLocal:
— The space shuttle Discovery will be towed to its new home at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center.
— Jury selection in the Roger Clemens retrial will continue.