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2 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Phoenix police recover $56,000 in stolen computers

Phoenix police recover $56,000 in stolen computers The Phoenix Police Department recovered dozens of computers after a teenage suspect led them to where they were stored.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Family, Teenagers

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KYTX-TV News

For mom, leaving kids in car a 'moment of desperation'

PHOENIX - A mother, who gained national attention for leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job, said her decision was made in a true moment of desperation.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Matt Lauer, Scottsdale, AZ

USA Today

Man who tried to behead mother sentenced in Phoenix

Michael Lee Hansen, the Phoenix man who admitted to trying to behead his mother, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison on Thursday for attempted second-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Cybercast News Service

ACLU, NAACP Seeking to Overturn Arizona's 'Racist' Ban on Race-Based AbortionsCNS

The ACLU claims that the The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 "relies on harmful racial stereotypes to stigmatize, shame, and discriminate against Black women and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who seek abortions."

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Related Topix: ACLU, Asian-American, Abortion, US Governors, Jan Brewer

The Arizona Republic

Ruling may scrap MCCCD at-large election

Ruling may scrap MCCCD at-large election Court rules that law expanding Maricopa community-college board is unconstitutional Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1rEms1t The election for two new at-large seats on the Maricopa County Community College District board is likely off after the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the law ... (more)

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Phoenix New Times

Joe Arpaio Supporter Danny Hendon Pleads Guilty in Identity Fraud Case

Danny Hendon, owner of the embattled Danny's Family Car Wash chain and a longtime supporter of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, pleaded guilty today in federal court to identity fraud, the Associated Press is reporting .

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The Arizona Republic

First West Nile Virus death confirmed in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed an East Valley man in his early 60s has died from West Nile virus, the first death First West Nile Virus death confirmed in Maricopa County The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed an East Valley man in his early 60s has died from West Nile virus, the first death ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

ABC15.com

Maricopa County confirms first West Nile death

Excessive Heat Warning issued July 24 at 2:29AM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma Excessive Heat Warning issued July 23 at 7:52PM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: Maricopa Excessive Heat Warning issued July 23 at 5:52PM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: Pinal Excessive ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Phoenix New Times

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz's Scottsdale Mansion Is Source of Political Trouble

Katz has been raked by Canadian media in the past couple of days over reports that he collected two $600 tax credits for the home because it was listed incorrectly in Arizona as his primary residence.

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Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

Valley business donates cooler to sheriff's animal shelter

Dogs housed in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's MASH Unit can enjoy the facility's rooftop park all summer long thanks to a Valley air conditioning company.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

ABC15.com

Dogs in MCSO jail shelter receive A/C for park

Dogs housed in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shelter will now be able to play outside thanks to a donated cooling system.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Republic

10 new Arizona laws that will affect residents

The Arizona Legislature passed and Gov. Jan Brewer signed 278 new laws this year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer

KTVK Phoenix

Chandler man pleads guilty in prostitution bust

A man accused of operating a house of prostitution inside his Chandler apartment has pleaded guilty in the case.

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Related Topix: Chandler, AZ

KTAR

Shelters preparing for high demand during excessive heat warnings

Originally from southern California, I began working in radio in 2010 at my community college station DJing late night shows on the school's jazz station, 88.5FM KSBR.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, Central, AZ, Weather

KFYI-AM Phoenix

Changes In The Works for Upcoming Elections

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office says this year's primary and general elections should go a lot more smoothly than the general election in 2012, when it took two weeks to verify and count the over 7,000 provisional ballots that were cast.

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Examiner.com

Phoenix rescue offers assistance with 79 hoarded cats in Gilbert

The former owner had not yet vacated the premises, despite the sale of the home, and when investors came to begin renovations, they found the cats living in deplorable conditions.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Animal Rights

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Cats rescued from Gilbert home up for adoption Thursday

Police announced Tuesday that the woman suspected of hoarding 79 cats in her Gilbert home will be facing multiple counts of animal cruelty.

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Related Topix: Gilbert, AZ, Animal Rights

The Arizona Republic

West Valley residents divided on water-rate remedy

West Valley residents divided on water-rate remedy The Arizona Corporation Commission is seeing one of its fiercest water-rate arguments in a long time.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Republic

Your guide to the Gilbert Town Council election

Your guide to the Gilbert Town Council election Here's what you should know about the Gilbert Town Council election.

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KTAR

Electronic pollbook should ease problems for Maricopa County voters

County Recorder Helen Purcell said Tuesday that each polling place in the Valley will have an electronic pollbook, which should reduce the hassle of provisional ballots.

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