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Some of Arizona's university students will get a taste of real-world experience this weekend, all while helping those in need. The group of about 70 students from Arizona's three public universities -- Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona -- are part of a group called the Student Health Outreach for Wellness initiative.
Peoria City Council incumbent sues heading to run-off Peoria City Council incumbent heading to run-off election for longtime seat. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1rZHI2L Peoria resident Sabin Sturz, a supporter of fellow Mesquite candidate Ben Toma, challenged Krieger's candidacy, claiming he didn't have enough valid signatures and that his paperwork didn't specify which council district he was running for.
PHOENIX - A Dec. 1 sentencing date has been set for an Oklahoma man convicted on federal charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A jury convicted Gregory Lynn Shrader of Jay, Oklahoma, on charges of making a threat by means of explosive material, transportation of explosive material, mailing an injurious item and possession of explosive materials by felon.
Under terms of an agreement offered by Maricopa County prosecutors, 62-year-old Ray Chatman's original conviction will be vacated and he'll be eligible for release in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of second-degree murder. A county Superior Court judge approved the plan Friday as part of a resolution to reduce Chatman's sentence to time served.
A volunteer dance teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his Phoenix-area high school students for more than a year has been sentenced to jail. Maricopa County prosecutors say 27-year-old David Trujillo was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and lifetime probation for two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
At the end of the week , we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.
Whether Phoenix's future path is as a global commercial hub or a second-tier domestic market depends on how the state and region deal with current challenges ranging from immigration and venture capital to education and land use. It's a song that has been sung before.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery lowered expectations for charges in the Green Acre dog-death case this week, sparking a brief tiff with Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A Republican elected in 2010 and 2012 with Arpaio's support, Montgomery apparently sounded too uppity for the sheriff in a news conference on Wednesday and in online comments.
A former criminal prosecutor turned conservative talk show host and Tea Party advocate has been ordered by state regulators to pay $79,000 in restitution and fined $20,000 for selling unregistered investment contracts and then allegedly only investing half of investor funds. Shane Krauser previously worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
A former criminal prosecutor turned conservative talk show host and Tea Party advocate has been ordered by state regulators to pay $79,000 in restitution and fined $20,000 for selling unregistered investment contracts and then allegedly only investing half of investor funds.
The recalled Arizona senate president who proposed the state's controversial anti-immigration law said he could fix public assistance programs by forcibly sterilizing women who receive aid and by requiring drug tests for all recipients. "You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I'd do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations," said Russell Pearce on his weekly talk radio program.
US Army Sgt. Major Aaron Buelow looks down at the thousands of flags scattered across Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, AZ on Thursday, Sept.
A Valley father was arrested this week and charged with child abuse. Andrew Salazar was arrested for allegedly shaking his 2-month-old baby boy, breaking several bones.
Oklahoma man convicted for Arpaio mail bomb Gregory Lynn Shrader mailed the device while driving to the Grand Canyon last year. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1tEqh3J A federal jury took less than three hours to find that an Oklahoma man accused of trying to mail a homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was guilty of all charges brought against him.
The federal government dropped the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office from the program that funnels surplus military equipment to police departments because the Arizona agency cannot account for some weapons, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday. The sheriff, whose agency patrols unincorporated areas of the county that includes most of the Phoenix area, said he recently received termination letters from the U.S. Defense Department and the program's coordinator for Arizona.
A security guard at a Phoenix business has been arrested after child pornography was found on his work computer, according to Phoenix police. Sgt. Trent Crump of Phoenix police said the 55-year-old man was arrested while at work near 3rd Street and the Interstate 10 Wednesday in downtown Phoenix.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:33 am
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