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1 hr ago | GPB.org

Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

A dust storm reported to be more than 3,000 feet high hit Phoenix Friday, limiting visibility and threatening to reshape landscapes and leave a coating of grit in its wake.

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Related Topix: Weather

5 hrs ago | KTAR

Rabbits' deaths at boarding facility investigated

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of two rabbits at a Gilbert pet boarding facility where more than 20 dogs died recently.

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Related Topix: Gilbert, AZ

5 hrs ago | Verde Independent

Independent voters could impact Arizona primary

A new statewide poll by the Behavior Research Center shows that a third of all independents questioned say they intend to participate in the upcoming primary, whether through early ballots or simply showing up at the polls on Aug. 26. And another quarter said they're not sure yet.

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Related Topix: Pima County, AZ

7 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Candidate Fonseca wants Tempe residents to have greater say

Candidate Fonseca wants Tempe residents to have greater say Tempe City Council candidate Ernesto Fonseca is focused on empowering voters.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ, Avondale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

12 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Mom Who Left Kids in Car for Job Interview Glad for 'Second Chance'

The Arizona mom arrested after leaving her kids in a hot car while she went on a job interview said she's "extremely grateful" for a second chance, a week after reaching a deal with prosecutors that would drop criminal charges against her.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Scottsdale, AZ, Parenting

15 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Jury selection complete in Martini Ranch stabbing trial

Trial to start Monday for man accused of killing a former Arizona State University football player who was stabbed at Martini Ranch.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ

17 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: From Bad to Worse

At the end of the week , we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail.

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21 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

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