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FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, Led Zeppelin bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. From left are John Bonham, Robert Plant, Denny and Jimmy Page. A federal appeals court on Monday, March 9, 2020, restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.” (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Zeppelin wins latest battle of the bands in ‘Stairway’ fight

Court handed win to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, dealt blow to estate of Randy Wolfe

FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, Led Zeppelin bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. From left are John Bonham, Robert Plant, Denny and Jimmy Page. A federal appeals court on Monday, March 9, 2020, restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.” (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Daniel Coogan, who is accused of killing his brother last year in the apartment they shared at Prevost Place (pictured), will be back in court on March 23 to set a trial date. (File photo)

Daniel Coogan to stand trial in death of his brother

Back in court on March 23 to set trial date

Daniel Coogan, who is accused of killing his brother last year in the apartment they shared at Prevost Place (pictured), will be back in court on March 23 to set a trial date. (File photo)
Jamboree organizer Edward Vandeyck with a 100-foot-tall radio tower brought in for the annual jamboree at Camp McLean. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Former B.C. Scouts leader charged with child porn had ‘direct contact’ with children

Charges were sworn against Edward Johannas Vandeyck on Feb. 28

Jamboree organizer Edward Vandeyck with a 100-foot-tall radio tower brought in for the annual jamboree at Camp McLean. (Black Press file photo)
Harry Sadd, 73, received an eight year sentence for eight charges related to sexual abuse of minor boys between 1970 and 1984. Based on time served, Sadd will serve six years, eight months. (RCMP)

Victoria substitute teacher sentenced to eight years for sexual abuse of young boys

Harry Sadd, 73, abused some victims hundreds of times

Harry Sadd, 73, received an eight year sentence for eight charges related to sexual abuse of minor boys between 1970 and 1984. Based on time served, Sadd will serve six years, eight months. (RCMP)
The father paid nothing to his former spouse until a December 2019 interim court order forced him to start paying $210 a month. Black Press file photo.

B.C. dad with pricey motorcycle, $7K watch ordered to pay years of retroactive child support

Mother to receive over $55,000 in back payments, additional $1,500 in monthly support pay

The father paid nothing to his former spouse until a December 2019 interim court order forced him to start paying $210 a month. Black Press file photo.
David Andrew Riddell.

Lawyer gets house arrest for possessing child porn

Maple Ridge resident gets nine-month term

David Andrew Riddell.
B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

Encounter also led police to a home where 100 guns and explosives were found

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison
Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts

Weinstein’s lawyers said they would accept a partial verdict, but prosecutors said no

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

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Daniel Coogan, who is accused of killing his brother last year in the apartment they shared at Prevost Place (pictured), will be back in court on Feb. 24 for a preliminary inquiry. (File photo)

Duncan court round-up: murder, arson and animal cruelty cases in court this week

Daniel Coogan accused of killing his brother last year

Daniel Coogan, who is accused of killing his brother last year in the apartment they shared at Prevost Place (pictured), will be back in court on Feb. 24 for a preliminary inquiry. (File photo)
Lawyer Michelle Stanford (left) and Thompson Rivers University law professor Ruby Dhand outside the Kamloops Law Courts. The pair is among a group working toward establishing a mental-health court locally. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

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Lawyer Michelle Stanford (left) and Thompson Rivers University law professor Ruby Dhand outside the Kamloops Law Courts. The pair is among a group working toward establishing a mental-health court locally. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Top judge says judiciary must decide what training needed after sex assault training bill

Top judge says judiciary must decide what training needed after sex assault training bill

Bill C-5 revives a private member’s bill introduced several years ago by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose,

Top judge says judiciary must decide what training needed after sex assault training bill
Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. (Facebook)

Chilliwack man convicted after failing to disclose HIV-positive status to partner

Steven Gauthier convicted in BC Supreme Court after he did not disclose status to sexual partner

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. (Facebook)
Kevin Timothy back in court Feb. 18 on animal cruelty charge

Kevin Timothy back in court Feb. 18 on animal cruelty charge

Chemainus resident faces animal cruelt charges in Hope the dog case

Kevin Timothy back in court Feb. 18 on animal cruelty charge
Jail time for Chilliwack driver in crash that killed pregnant woman

Jail time for Chilliwack driver in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman convicted under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Jail time for Chilliwack driver in crash that killed pregnant woman
Duncan man acquitted of sexual assault. (File photo)

Duncan man has sexual assault conviction overturned

Abraham Louie was convicted in 2018

Duncan man acquitted of sexual assault. (File photo)
A murder charge was laid after an assault in an apartment in Prevost Place, on Cowichan Lake Road, on May 4, 2019 led to a death of a 23-year-old man. Pictured is a police car outside the building on May 6, 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Preliminary inquiry dates set in Duncan court for Coogan murder case

Lawyers for the man accused of killing his brother inside the apartment…

A murder charge was laid after an assault in an apartment in Prevost Place, on Cowichan Lake Road, on May 4, 2019 led to a death of a 23-year-old man. Pictured is a police car outside the building on May 6, 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Neale Heath admits to assault causing bodily harm in attack last September

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford
UPDATED: Cowichan Valley woman files sexual harassment suit against former Mountie

UPDATED: Cowichan Valley woman files sexual harassment suit against former Mountie

Burkett is also being sued by two other women for sexual harassment

UPDATED: Cowichan Valley woman files sexual harassment suit against former Mountie
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers