After Escape, Authorities Double Overnight Staff At New Beginnings | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

After Escape, Authorities Double Overnight Staff At New Beginnings

Play associated audio
The city's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services operates the New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Maryland.
DC.gov
The city's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services operates the New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Maryland.

Police say they are still looking for the 18-year-old that escaped New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Laurel, Md., on Monday. Authorities say the teenager attacked a guard and then used that officer's vehicle to escape.

Neil Stanley directs the city's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the agency in charge of New Beginnings.

"I can't speak to prior administrations as to why the facility was built the way it was, but I can tell you that the mayor has made it very clear that it is his priority, and we are taking action right now in real time to make sure that incidents like don't happen," Stanley says.

City officials say the escaped teenager has been spotted by police in Southwest D.C.

NPR

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.