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19 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Recession delayed Phoenix flood-control plans

Recession delayed Phoenix flood-control plans Phoenix shelved hundreds of drainage projects amid the recession to avoid raising property taxes or cutting basic services. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1tPU61A Rising water swallowed up cars at Interstate 10 and 43rd Avenue this week.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KTAR

Arizona university students opening health clinic for homeless

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.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Central, AZ

The Arizona Republic

Peoria City Council incumbent sues heading to run-off

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.

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Related Topix: Peoria, AZ, Palo Verde, AZ

KOLD-TV Tucson

Sentencing set for man convicted of mailing bomb

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.

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Phoenix New Times

Bill Montgomery's Anti-Muslim Instructor John Guandolo Calls for ...

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's desperate attempt to gin up controversy and milk the just-passed anniversary of 9/11 by employing a controversial ex-FBI agent to teach cops and prosecutors about Muslim extremism has taken a wacky turn. John Guandolo , the ex-FBI agent who reportedly left the bureau after admitting to an inappropriate sexual relationship with a confidential informant , according to several outlets, fired back in his blog today against the ACLU of Arizona and local Muslim groups that are calling on Montgomery to cancel a scheduled a September 19 training session , in which Guandolo is a featured participant.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MIX969.com

Arizona Prison Inmate to Have Sentence Commuted

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.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

Arizona dance teacher gets jail for student sex

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.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Education Etc.

Phoenix New Times

Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Tattoos of Children's Artwork

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.

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Business Journal

Phoenix's future depends on altering problematic present

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.

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Phoenix New Times

Bill Montgomery Lowers Expectations on Charging Decision in Green Acre Dog Deaths, Ticks Off Sheriff Arpaio

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Gilbert, AZ

Business Journal

Former Maricopa County prosecutor turned conservative talk show host sanctioned over investments

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tea Party, US News

Business Journal

Former Maricopa County prosecutor turned conservative talk show host sanctioned over investments

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tea Party, US News

The Raw Story

Az Gop vice-chair calls for sterilizing poor women: If you want a baby, get a job

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.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Healthcare Law, Law, Drug Testing

State Press

Valley remembers 9/11 with Healing Fields

US Army Sgt. Major Aaron Buelow looks down at the thousands of flags scattered across Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, AZ on Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ, US Military, US Army, Chandler, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ

ABC15.com

VIDEO: Track down fugitives with Phoenix police

In an ABC15 exclusive, we went behind the scenes with an elite unit of Phoenix Police to shine a light on the police work you don't see or hear about. The Major Offender Unit works behind the scenes to protect your family from the city's most dangerous and wanted criminals.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

KTVK Phoenix

Valley father arrested for breaking infant's bones; mother speaks

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.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Arizona Republic

Oklahoma man convicted for Arpaio mail bomb

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KTAR

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office dropped from US military surplus program

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.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, Payson, AZ

ABC15.com

PD: PHX security guard arrested for child porn

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.

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ABC15.com

PD: Child porn found at Phoenix man's home

Sgt. Trent Crump said detectives with the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were called to a home near 15th and Grovers avenues around 6:30 a.m. Detectives served a search warrant and found still numerous photographs and videos depicting child pornography on the man's computer and external drive, according to a Phoenix police. Andres Miguel Pena, 33, was arrested at the scene and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

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