Va. will consider standardized testing earlier in student’s academic careers and a new law delays a trial in the killing of a Md. correctional officer. These are the morning headlines from around the region.

Examiner

Va. tops region in slashing impaired-driving crashes

WAMU

Va. to consider earlier standardized testing

Arlington considers future of its last dairy farm

WJLA

Two homes badly damaged in Montgomery County fires

WTOP

D.C. under ‘constant threat from al-Qaida’

Baltimore Sun

New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer