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WILMINGTON, DE (AP) – Five new homeowners have moved into the Village of Eastlake in northeast Wilmington. The mixed-income development replaces the crime-plagued Eastlake housing project that was torn down four years ago.

Eastlake Village is a twenty-nine-million-dollar experiment that puts people of different incomes in identical housing units. First-time homeowners will live side-by-side with renters.

The federal government is betting that homeowners will care for their property and pressure neighboring public housing tenants to do the same.

RICHMOND, VA (AP) – A state commission recommended that Governor Mark Warner form a task force to study the Department of Defense's proposed changes to Virginia's military installations.

Topping the list of the Virginia Commission on Military Bases' concerns is the potential loss of leased office space in northern Virginia, primarily Arlington and Alexandria.

The Defense Department wants to relocate nearly 23,000 jobs to other installations, primarily Fort Belvoir in southern Fairfax County.

EASTON, Md. (AP) – An Easton, Maryland man has been returned to the Eastern Shore to stand trial for murder.

Easton Police say 21-year-old Paul Wynn was extradited from Henrico County, Virginia, Wednesday and was formally charged with first- and second-degree murder.

Wynn is accused of shooting and critically wounding Corey Broadnax last month in Easton. The Salisbury man died of his injuries last week.

Wynn was arrested over the weekend.

He's being held without bond in the Talbot County Detention Center.

Cumberland, MD (AP) – An Allegany County judge has granted a change of venue for the murder trial of a 40-year-old Cumberland man.
The decision was announced Monday and was forwarded to an administrative judge to determine exactly where the trial will be held.
Mark Preston is charged with first-degree murder, theft, robbery and assault in the February strangling death of Carl Natale.
The victim was found dead at his home on West Third Street. Charging documents say Preston used a phone cord to strangle Natale, then took money from his wallet.

Delaware City, DE (AP) – A federally-funded flood wall in Delaware City is ready, just in time for hurricane season.
The removable structure wa built along Canal Street last year and and tested in the spring.
Delaware City sits at the intersection of the Delaware River and C&D Canal. The town began planning flood mitigation plans in 2000.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency contributed $585,000 for the wall.
town manager Paul Morrill says emergency crews are able to erect the convertible wall in about an hour.

Alexandria, VA (AP) – The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions of a former couple sentenced to more than two years in prison for supplying alcohol to teenagers at their son's 16th birthday party.
In the 2 to 1 decision, the judges dismissed George and Elisa Robinson's argument that police conducted an illegal search of their August 2002 party.

Trappe, MD (AP) – A state trooper is OK after a Tuesday morning scuffle with a suspected drunken driver overnight on the Mid-Shore.
Police say it happened about 1 am near Trappe, when Trooper Scott Moore spotted a car that appeared to be parked in the travel lanes of Route 50.
Moore followed the car into a convenience store parking lot and began to arrest the driver, 24-year-old Ryan Michael of East New Market. But that's when police say Michael began to struggle and struck the trooper.

RICHMOND, VA (AP) – Just five months into his job as Richmond Mayor, Douglas Wilder is expected to get a 20 percent pay raise.
The former Virginia governor's salary would increase by $25,000 to $150,000 a year.
The City Council added the raise to a list of their amendments to Wilder's budget, expected to be adopted Monday. Wilder did not ask for the raise in the budget he submitted to council and said he had not discussed it with council members.

Newark, DE (AP) – A restaurant near the University of Delaware is testing technology to better detect fake IDs.
It could be an added protection against underage drinking.
Shaggy's on Main Street in Newark is the first Delaware business to use the electronic verification system. Each customer's ID is swiped through a machine to verify that the ID is legitimate. Then a printer generates a color-coded wristeband imprinted with the date and the customer's information.

PALMER PARK, MD (AP) – Prince George's County Police are identifying another suspect wanted for a recent homicide.
Police say 24-year-old Terrell Bush of Laurel is wanted in the shooting death of a Landover Hills man on April 30. Police say a warrant has been issued for Bush's arrest.
Thirty-five-year-old Charles Craig was gunned down on Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel.
Police have also identified four other suspects wanted for murders committed in the past few months. One of them --Kevin Jackson--was arrested Monday after he turned himself in.

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