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

Md. county votes for buses: The Montgomery County Council is backing a plan to build rapid bus transit system in the I-270 corridor.

(Charles Krupa/AP)

Another alleged airport smuggler: A New York man has been charged with attempting to smuggle heroin through Dulles International airport, the third such incident this month.

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— The University of Maryland will play Duke tonight at the Comcast Center.

— Watch the Capital Weather Gang and Dr. Gridlock for updates on traffic and weather through the day.