The Washington Times - April 28, 2011, 08:53AM

THE LAST OF FOUR D.C. YOUTHS who escaped from a private treatment facility in South Carolina has been taken into custody, according to the Associated Press. City officials say the youth was captured Wednesday by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He and the three others escaped April 20 from the Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health Center in Summerville, S.C. The others were apprehended a day later.

THE D.C. OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE has opened an investigation into the use of constituent-services funds by D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat, according to a resident who filed a complaint this month, The Washington Times reports.


THE REDSKINS’ ALBERT HAYNESWORTH slid his debit card into the bra of a waitress and groped her during a private party at the W Hotel in February, according to court papers filed Wednesday. Mr. Haynesworth’s attorney has rejected a plea deal by prosecutors to drop a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge if his client agrees to plead guilty to simple assault, The Washington Times reports.

ERRANT GPS SYSTEMS are stranding semitrailer trucks in a tiny 1940s-era Fairfax County neighborhood tucked between South King’s Highway and Route 1 south of Alexandria, according to the Washington Examiner. A resident says the problems start when tractor-trailers and other enormous vehicles miss a tricky turn from North King’s Highway onto traffic-heavy Route 1. Then GPS technology sends the truckers on a shortcut back to Route 1 — on narrow, steep Pickett and Franklin streets, where trucks and buses simply cannot fit.

CLIMATE-CHANGE RESEARCH at the University of Virginia hasn’t made headlines for a while, but the fight over the research records of a former U.Va. professor continues, according to a Virginian Pilot blog. This week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and other interest groups jointly filed a brief with the state Supreme Court asking it to uphold a lower court ruling that essentially denied state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II’s demand for those documents.

PROSECUTORS SAY THE MARYLAND STATE LOTTERY was used in a money-laundering scheme, the Baltimore Sun reports. Steven Blackwell, one of Baltimore’s most notorious drug dealers, allegedly attempted to laundered profits of his heroin-selling operation in part by purchasing winning Maryland State Lottery tickets from winners, then collecting the money from the lottery agency, according to a revised indictment Wednesday.