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Teen accused of killing parents, sister appears in court

Nov. 20, 2019 4:59 PM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A teenager charged with shooting and killing his parents, sister and a family friend when he was 16 has made his initial appearance in adult court. Monmouth County prosecutors announced Friday that Scott Kologi’s (kah’-LOGE’-ee) case would be moved out of family...

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

Nov. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said the city exceeded its authority in 2018...

Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

Nov. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. "MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD," he ranted in a notebook. "Then rinse...

Teen accused of killing family to stand trial in adult court

Nov. 15, 2019 10:14 AM EST

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A teenager who allegedly shot and killed his parents, sister and a family friend on New Year's Eve in 2017 will stand trial in adult court. Monmouth County prosecutors made the announcement Friday. Scott Kologi faces four counts of murder and a weapons charge. He was 16 when the...

City clerk ordered to pay $42K for refusing records request

Nov. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri city clerk must pay a $4,000 fine and nearly 10 times that amount in attorney fees for refusing to honor a woman’s public records request, a state appeals court ruled in a decision that could have important implications for how such requests are handled going...

Pocatello to pay $1.1 million to lawyers in utility lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A judge says the city of Pocatello must pay $1.1 million in legal fees to the attorneys who represented residents in a class-action lawsuit over illegal utility fees. The Idaho State Journal reports 6th District Judge Stephen Dunn ruled this week that the city would pay $1.1 million...

Oklahoman indicted on murder charge in Indian Country death

Nov. 7, 2019 1:35 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City has indicted a Carnegie man on a murder charge in a 2018 beating death on American Indian land. Court records show 34-year-old Isaiah Whitefox Redbird was charged Wednesday for the death of Byron Tongeamah Jr. and with assault with intent to commit...

American among 3 drug prisoners in escape from Thai court

Nov. 5, 2019 10:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An American man was among three prisoners who staged a violent escape from a courthouse in the town of Pattaya in eastern Thailand, prison officials said Tuesday. Corrections Department Director-General Naras Savestana said in a statement that the three, who were shackled, escaped Monday...

Governor appoints Salt Lake City lawyer to judgeship

Oct. 31, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Salt Lake City lawyer Kristine Johnson as a judge for the state district court that serves Salt Lake, Teoele and Summit counties. Johnson is a shareholder with the Parsons Behle & Latimer law firm and she has practiced law since 1995. Herbert's...

Man ordered to pay fine for discharging firearm at gun show

Oct. 26, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Devils Lake man charged with discharging a firearm during a gun show in Bismarck has been fined and placed on probation after entering a guilty plea. The Bismarck Tribune reports 71-year-old Eugene Serumgard pleaded guilty to a charge of discharging a firearm in city limits....