The family of murdered Nairn banker Alistair Wilson are believed to have raised a complaint in the way his case has been investigated.
A car collided with a lamppost in Maryburgh at around 5pm on Friday but then left the scene and failed to report the damage.
Owen Grant made no plea to the murder charge before being led out under a blanket by three guards.
A health industry executive from Muir of Ord who hit 115mph on a major Highland route landed a hefty fine and ban.
Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant as a group of scammers have been reported to be operating in Ross-shire and Sutherland.
Police officers were threatened with violence when they asked a Dingwall man to turn down his music. A sheriff took a dim view of his behaviour.
Vandals are being hunted by police after "substantial damage" was caused to a vehicle in Easter Ross last week.
Thieves have stolen cash from an Easter Ross charity which runs a lifeline food bank helping some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
A Ross-shire chef will be sentenced next month after admitting downloading a total of 685 indecent images of children.
A teenager has appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court accused of attempting to murder a police officer in Easter Ross.
Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of Ross MacGillivray (36) in Inverness just over a week ago.
The men, aged 21 and 28, are due to appear before Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday.