An Arizona woman on trial in the hammer-beating death of her husband five years ago carried out the attack in a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy, a prosecutor said, urging jurors to reject her claim that she was defending herself against a sexually abusive husband.
A judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff's office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday, telling them he's unimpressed by what he called their apparent "double dealing" for mischaracterizing his findings.
Tens of thousands of people who rely on buses to get around Phoenix's eastern suburbs will have rides again Monday after drivers reached a tentative agreement with a national bus company to end a four-day strike.
YARNELL — With no way out, the 19 elite firefighters did what they were trained to do when trapped by a wildfire: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground.
An Arizona man on trial for sending his 16-year-old nephew into a busy intersection last summer with a fake grenade launcher was convicted Monday of endangering the teen's life and carrying out a terrorism hoax.
A federal judge who ruled an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos delayed instituting remedies Friday to allow parties time to agree on options, but he indicated a court-appointed monitor likely would be assigned to assure the agency is complying with constitutional requirements.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Arizona law enforcement head who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns — and other law enforcement officials who followed his lead are expected to eventually back away, too.
A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix has failed. Recall organizers said Thursday that they couldn’t collect enough voter signatures to bring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the ballot again.
A judge has rejected an Arizona salon owner's claims that her constitutional rights were violated when cosmetology regulators forced her to stop offering pedicures that use fish to nibble the dead skin off people's feet.
PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that criticized a decision by his jail officers to force pink underwear onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed jailers were trying to rape him.
A report examining more than 400 sex-crime cases that were inadequately investigated or not looked into at all by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office attributes the failures to understaffing and mismanagement, including hundreds of pieces of evidence intended for storage that were instead left in offices or taken home by detectives.
A body found early Thursday among bushes in the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shops at Mesa Riverview has been positively identified as the man who killed a company CEO and critically wounded a lawyer a day earlier, police said.
A former Arizona legislator will be sentenced Wednesday for felony convictions for seeking and accepting bribes while he was a Tempe city councilman and misleading donors about a scholarship fund that benefited his relatives.
A civil trial began Monday in a case by an Arizona salon owner who is challenging an order from cosmetology regulators that forced her to stop offering pedicures that use fish to nibble the dead skin off people's feet.
The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools in an effort to guard against shootings like month's attack that left 26 people dead at a Connecticut elementary school.
Before leading the way for other states to pursue immigration laws, Arizona passed a ban on human smuggling in 2005 that has led to more than 2,100 arrests and drawn criticism for a tactic in which people who pay to be sneaked into the country are charged as conspirators to the crime.
PHOENIX — The family of a prisoner who died in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging officers beat the mentally ill man and shot him with a stun gun in an unprovoked attack that marked another example of the "culture of cruelty" in the lockups.
Elizabeth Johnson, the Valley woman whose infant son vanished nearly three years ago avoided what could have been a lengthy prison term of nearly 30 years after a jury failed to reach a verdict on the most serious charge against her, instead convicting her of a lesser count of unlawful imprisonment Thursday.
An Arizona woman charged in the disappearance of her infant son more than two years ago was consumed with anger over the demise of her romantic ties with his father and used the boy as a pawn in their disputes, a prosecutor said Tuesday in closing arguments at the woman's trial.
PHOENIX — The personal stories of people who said they were racially profiled in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration sweeps took center stage Wednesday at a trial aimed at settling allegations over whether the lawman's trademark patrols disproportionately single out Latinos.
PHOENIX (AP) — There were no TV cameras, no scrum of reporters, no protesters — and there was no swagger inside the courtroom when the typically brash Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand to face critics who say he and his deputies racially profile Hispanics.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-illegal immigration patrols took center stage Thursday in federal court as a group of Latinos set out to prove that his deputies racially profiled them as part of a systemic policy of discrimination.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Four drug smuggling tunnels equipped with lighting and ventilation — including one with a railcar system — have been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border in less than a week, the latest signs that cartels are building sophisticated passages to escape heightened detection above ground.
Federal authorities sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step after months of negotiations failed to yield an agreement to settle allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.
PHOENIX -- Arizona's schools chief ordered that a portion of a
Tucson school district's state money be cut off after he issued a
decision Friday that the district's ethnic studies program violated
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- whose office
has been accused of a wide range of civil rights violations -- has
conditionally agreed to take part in discussions with federal
officials about ways to correct the alleged violations.
PHOENIX — The federal government's decision to stop an Arizona
sheriff from checking inmates' immigration status will allow
criminals to be released into the community, Maricopa County's top
prosecutor said Friday as he asked the president to order Homeland
Security officials to restore access to federal systems revoked a
PHOENIX -- A scathing U.S. Justice Department report released
Thursday found that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office carried out a
blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos and held a
“systematic disregard” for the Constitution amid a series of
immigration crackdowns that have turned the lawman into a prominent
national political figure.
Prosecutors plan to seek a retrial for a man whose conviction
for killing nine people at a Buddhist temple was overturned after
the U.S. Supreme Court refused to reverse a decision that threw out
A 1-year-old boy being cared for by his grandmother was fatally
shot early Monday morning in Mesa after two masked men came to her
backdoor and started a confrontation that ended with one of the men
firing at least one gunshot.
An examination in Arizona's Maricopa County has found that the
sheriff's office, widely known for efforts against illegal
immigrants, inappropriately spent $99 million from two jail funds
over the last eight years to pay for other law enforcement
operations — including immigration patrols.
A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence to launch a formal
disciplinary case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew
Thomas for allegedly basing a lawsuit and criminal investigations
of county officials on his animosity toward them.
Republican Sen. John McCain framed the porousness of America's
borders as both a national security concern and a human rights
issue Sunday in the only scheduled general election debate in
Arizona's U.S. Senate race.
Maricopa County officials will subpoena records that Sheriff Joe
Arpaio's office has refused to turn over to U.S. Department of
Justice lawyers who are investigating the police agency over
allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches.