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Weber County sent 4 juveniles to Utah State Prison last year

Jan. 20, 2020 11:14 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 17-year-old boy walked into an Ogden courtroom on a sunny June day, shackled and wearing a Weber County Jail uniform. Facing adult charges and prison time, Mario Segura asked the judge for another chance. “Once you’re in the adult system there’s no way of getting...

Court upholds Pinal County sales tax for transportation

Jan. 16, 2020 1:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling Thursday upholds a half-cent sales tax for Pinal County transportation projects, a levy that coujty voters approved in 2017 but that was later overturned by a trial judge. The decision by a state Court of Appeals panel said the scope of the measure complied with...

$7.5M offer could start auction of Hermitage Club assets

Jan. 15, 2020 4:15 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A $7.5 million offer could start the auction process for the properties formerly owned by the Hermitage Club, according to bankruptcy court documents. Rainmaker Mountain LLC has offered $4 million for properties including the Haystack Mountain ski area, two inns in West Dover, and...

Cold storage company purchases NORPAC plants

Jan. 15, 2020 10:31 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The $49 million sale of NORPAC Foods’ Salem, Brooks and Stayton processing facilities to cold storage giant Lineage Logistics was approved Tuesday by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Peter McKittrick, contingent on agreements being reached concerning previous union contracts. The...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo.  Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, acknowledged that its armed forces “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. (Charly Triballeau/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Jan. 14, 2020 9:25 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash. Iran's...

Santa Fe attorney fills vacant judgeship in First District

Jan. 12, 2020 11:07 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe attorney Shannon Broderick Bulman has been appointed to fill a vacant judgeship in the First Judicial District left by the Dec. 31 retirement of state District Judge Raymond Ortiz. Bulman’s appointment was made by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. As the Division...

Mandan Drug / DUI Court celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in the Burleigh County Courthouse in Bismarck with first graduate Rhonda Diede a guest speaker. Diede, above, proudly told a courtroom full of men and women enrolled in Drug Court of her ordeals and triumphs on the path to sobriety.

Bismarck-Mandan Drug/DUI Court celebrates 20 years

Jan. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rhonda Diede was charged with numerous crimes when she was 32 years old -- all of them related to drug and alcohol abuse. “I wasn’t in a very good place at that time,” said Diede, now 50. “I didn’t think I had a problem, but everybody else...

FILE - This undated file photo from a missing persons flier provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, mother of five who went missing in May 2019. Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was arrested by state police Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Farmington, Conn., and faces murder charges. (New Canaan Police Department via AP, File)

Jennifer Dulos case highlights common scourge, advocates say

Jan. 10, 2020 5:04 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Long before she disappeared, Jennifer Dulos told the court handling her divorce case that her husband was verbally abusive and she feared for her life. And well before Fotis Dulos was arrested this week on murder and kidnapping charges, advocates noted the highly publicized case...

Reno judge who survived 2006 assassination attempt retiring

Jan. 9, 2020 12:03 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno family court judge has announced his retirement 12 years after he survived an assassination attempt by a wealthy pawn shop owner who killed his estranged wife and then shot the judge because he was angry about their divorce. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Judge Chuck Weller...

Owner petitions court to close Los Angeles hospital

Jan. 7, 2020 10:33 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bankruptcy court has been asked to give permission for the closure of a Los Angeles hospital following the collapse of a sale. Verity Health System announced its plan to close St. Vincent Medical Center on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. The nonprofit owner said there would be...