BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Trial has been scheduled May 1 for a homeless woman in Bismarck who is accused of not properly caring for her children.

Thirty-four-year-old Ruthann Mountain has pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse or neglect charges that could land her in prison for up to 15 years if she's convicted.

Authorities allege that Mountain had been living in an apartment building hallway and did not properly care for her 1-, 3- and 7-year-old children.

More From 103.3 US Country