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Inyo honors Children’s Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Press release Children and community partners joined Inyo County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools (ICSOS) for the Children’s Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony held on April 27th at the Superintendent of Schools Office. Children’s Memorial Day concludes the April’s Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month Activities by […]

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Dawndee Rossy sentenced to 9 years, must pay over $1.5 million in restitution

Press release from Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy Former Inyo County Health & Human Services Integrated Caseworker Supervisor Dawndee Rossy was sentenced today to nine years in prison to be served at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Ms. Rossy has been in custody at the Inyo County Jail since August 29, 2016, and […]

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Inyo HHS Director Jean Turner to retire

Press release Jean Turner, longtime Director of Inyo County Health and Human Services, has announced she will be retiring in June after three decades with the department. She has served as HHS Director for the past 14 years. Turner started her career with Inyo County in 1986 after vacationing in the area and deciding to […]

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Judge: Dawndee Rossy guilty on 91 counts

By Deb Murphy Guilty on 91 counts. Judge Philip Argento’s ruling on the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial wasn’t that dramatic Monday afternoon at the Independence Courthouse, but that was the gist. Rossy will self-surrender to the Independence jail August 29 by 2 p.m. Her next appearance in court will be October 20 when Argento will […]

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Rossy trial to proceed Monday

By Deb Murphy The trial of Dawndee Rossy is still scheduled to proceed Monday, June 27 in Independence. The trial started four months ago. Rossy, a former supervisor with the Inyo Department of Health and Human Services faced 137 charges with the primary charge of embezzling $1.5 million for H&HS. Initially, appointed Judge Philip Argento […]

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Rx drug abuse common among teens

Inyo County Health and Human Services press release BISHOP, CALIFORNIA – Prescription medicine has become a critical piece of our cultural fabric. All you have to do is turn on the TV, listen to the radio or view ads on the Internet or in the newspaper to see and hear about the latest medicine that […]

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Rossy trial: More on surveillance videos

By Deb Murphy The prosecution continued to connect some of the dots during the fourth day of testimony in the embezzlement trial of Dawndee Rossy. District Attorney Tom hardy called two witnesses to verify the date and time stamps on surveillance videos from Manor Market and Alta One as well as one of the investigators […]

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Opening statements in Dawndee Rossy trial

By Deb Murphy Opening statements were made by the defense and prosecution in the Dawndee Rossy trial Monday morning, outlining what will be proven on the part of Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy and what won’t be proven according to defense attorney David Evans. Hardy talked of a “pattern of criminal behavior,” alleging that […]

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