Amy Ennis was charged last June with one count of child abuse with a special domestic-violence allegation of causing great bodily injury.
She made an open plea Thursday in Pasadena Superior Court. By making an open plea, Ennis did not strike a deal with the court. Ennis could face up to 12 years in prison.
* A Superior Court Judge ruled Wednesday that a former Glendale Police officer accused of soliciting a date online from an undercover law-enforcement agent posing as a 13-year-old girl will stand trial.
Arthur Crabtree was charged in February with one felony county of attempted lewd acts on a child, three felony counts of attempting to send harmful matter over the Internet, four misdemeanor counts of attempted child molestation and one misdemeanor count of child molestation.
Crabtree, 43, of Santa Clarita, sent a bus ticket in January to an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl and arranged a rendezvous in downtown Los Angeles.
He allegedly preyed on several other agents posing as five different victims during the past three years.
Crabtree worked for the Glendale Police Department for more than 15 years, and left the force on Feb. 29, 2000.
He will return to court Feb. 8 for an arraignment.
* Grand View Memorial Park reopened its gates Saturday morning after being closed for a week because of insurance restrictions.
The cemetery was forced to close Dec. 24 per orders by Grand View's insurance carrier.
On Dec. 30, officials were able to ensure the necessary insurance needed to keep the grounds open, allowing for the cemetery to reopen Dec. 31.
Grand View is under investigation by the state for the alleged mishandling of thousands of cremated remains and several skeletal remains.
Rovers take a licking, but keep on ticking
Designed, built and managed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA's twin Mars Rovers keep going and going -- way past their 90-day guarantee.
Rover Spirit landed on the Red Planet on Jan. 3, 2004, followed by Opportunity 21 days later.