June 14, 2001 |
JoAnn Dunn McGuckin has had a brief meeting with her children, two weeks after she was arrested on a child neglect charge. Talks are still underway in Sandpoint that could allow the family to live together in the future, McGuckin's lawyer said. Because of that, a custody hearing set for today was postponed. McGuckin's children visited their mother in the Bonner County Jail in Sandpoint, Powell said.
June 8, 2001 |
Six children who holed up in their squalid home after their mother was arrested for child neglect have been placed in foster care, authorities said Thursday. The six left Bonner General Hospital to temporarily stay with the family, whom they know, Michelle Britton of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said. "We've placed them with a family in north Idaho that has children of their own," Britton said.
June 7, 2001 |
A suitable foster family has been found for six children who remain hospitalized after holing up in their home in a five-day standoff with police, officials said Wednesday. The family has met with the children and agreed to take all six, said Michele Britton of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. It was not immediately known when the children would be released from the hospital.
June 6, 2001 |
An FBI sharpshooter can be prosecuted by the state of Idaho for the killing of white separatist Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, a sharply divided federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday. The 6-5 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed two earlier rulings and held that sharpshooter Lon T. Horiuchi's status as a federal agent did not protect him from prosecution because he has not demonstrated that his actions were objectively reasonable.
June 5, 2001 |
A judge agreed to free a woman whose arrest last week prompted her children to hunker down in their home for five days, but the woman's attorney said she refused to leave jail under the judge's terms. Judge Barbara Buchanan said she would release JoAnn Dunn McGuckin if she agrees to not violate custodial orders involving six of her children and not to contact them without authorization.
June 4, 2001 |
When five armed and frightened children remained holed up in a remote Idaho house last week, lawyer Bryce Powell knew they didn't know whom to trust. So when two envoys went up to the house to win their confidence, he gave them a secret password from their mother: "Wooptiedooperbounce!" That Winnie-the-Pooh phrase, which JoAnn Dunn McGuckin often used with her children, helped win negotiators entry to the house in three days of painstaking efforts that finally brought an end to the standoff.