GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Charges expected Monday in Jayme Closs case
Jake Thomas Patterson, accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, has his initial appearance in Barron County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon. Patterson is expected to be charged with two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. It's unclear if Patterson will physically appear in court Monday. His attorneys are requesting that he be there, but he could make a video appearance instead. There will not be a plea in court Monday, according to Patterson's attorneys.
This partial government shutdown is the longest in our nation's history. One major concern is airplane inspections at airports. An airway employee from Rochester says some workers are not inspecting cockpits or parts for airplanes. He said inspections are now falling onto airlines to complete, so projects and certifications are on hold. Another concern is paying salaries at the Minnesota Federal Courthouse. If the shutdown lasts past Friday, some employees will have to work without a paycheck. Also, some civil court cases will be postponed.
In response to staggering statistics, the American Academy of Pediatrics studied over 5,300 kids (aged 11-17) and their parents, recruited by a pediatric health network in Philadelphia. Half of the parents who were surveyed had no idea that their teenagers had ever had a suicidal thought. More than 75 percent of the parents did not know that their teens were having recurring suicidal thoughts. Because of this lack of communication between teens and their parents, the AAP now recommends a "personalized approach" when pediatricians are screening their patients.