YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma man has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly setting his apartment on fire. Agustin Vera, 44, appeared in court and now faces nine felony charges, including aggravated assault and endangerment. The indictment follows charges filed against him last month. Vera, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, has been provided representation from the public defender’s office. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 8th for a case management conference, which will determine if he can be released provisionally during his court proceedings.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – A church in Lawrence, Kansas, is taking its lawsuit against the City of Lawrence to trial. First Presbyterian Church is challenging a development project led by Dallas-based Fountain Residential Partners, which plans to build a 300-bedroom apartment complex on a 9-acre site. The church, located near the proposed development, argues that the city’s approval of the project violates zoning codes. The lawsuit was originally filed in late 2021, dismissed a few months later, and then revived in mid-2023 after a successful appeal. The trial, which was initially scheduled for early January, has … Read more
Santa Clarita, California – Two new statutes, Senate Bill 326 and SB721, have been introduced in relation to decking and catwalks. SB326 specifically applies to homeowners associations (HOAs), while SB721 is targeted at apartments. These regulations aim to address the inspection and repair of exterior decks and catwalks in HOAs and apartments with three or more units. The need for these statutes arose following a tragic incident in northern California where a balcony collapsed, resulting in the deaths of six people. Investigations revealed that rotting timbers and faulty connections were common factors leading to such … Read more
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile apartment complexes in Alabama are facing the challenge of restoring garbage service after a contract dispute between the city and the garbage collection company, according to a lawyer representing the residents. The complexes have been working hard to find a solution to the ongoing problem. Residents in these mobile apartment complexes have been dealing with garbage piling up for weeks, resulting in unsanitary conditions and unpleasant odors. The lack of proper garbage disposal has created a major inconvenience and health hazard for the residents. The lawyer representing the residents expressed their … Read more