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“Mesa Mayor Scott Smith praised the investigation as an example of a Mesa police philosophy that targets career criminals who are responsible most crimes. He said crime in Mesa is down to a 40-year low and that street level drug sales are down 19 percent.”
A Chandler woman says surveillance video captured a thief in the act of removing packages from her porch.
Citing everything from protecting women's health to God's opposition to the procedure, state senators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing unannounced warrantless inspection of abortion clinics.
Arizona is on the verge of setting up a system to help track down missing adults in the same way as missing or kidnapped children.
For eight years, both of us have seen the Department of Public Safety (DPS) stand in the back of the line, thankful for anything the state Legislature can provide them financially. However, now is the time to focus on government’s core responsibility — public safety. We are pleased to work on a bill which will help make DPS competitive once again.
Partnership could save each municipality $150K annually
House Republicans failed for a second day Tuesday to reach accord on a new budget even as state senators continued to find new ways to spend money.
House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.
Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes additional cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.
A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to single-handedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to finally have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.
Traffic concerns and speed signs were addressed at the Committee of the Whole in Tempe on Feb. 24 after a citizen brought up the issue to Tempe’s vice mayor.
Authorities say one University of Oklahoma student from China is dead and another injured after a BMW went off a cliff on an Arizona highway.
A $9.2 billion spending plan that trims more than $150 million from Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal was introduced in the Arizona Senate on Monday, but Senate President Andy Biggs' proposal faces an uncertain future in the House and with Gov. Jan Brewer.
A man killed in a shootout with state Department of Public Safety officers and a security guard on a Tempe freeway Monday morning was suspected in one Phoenix-area killing on Sunday and possibly another earlier Monday, police said.
Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died Thursday in Tucson.
On March 4, career criminal William Thornton, who was wanted by police for an outstanding felony warrant and was a suspect in an attempted murder, shot and killed Phoenix Police Detective John Hobbs during an attempt to arrest him. A second detective was seriously wounded.
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.
A couple hundred high school students from across Arizona are competing against one another to create a mobile app to benefit Gilbert’s public safety department.
After I read "Measure would use taxpayer money to fund infrared cameras," I thought to myself, "Here we go again," with another round of border tough talk from another Mesa legislator. Recalled ex-senate president Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) was the king of border crackdown talk until getting tossed out of office by Mesa voters.
Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good – or bad – a job the federal government does in securing the border.
A rape happens every 5 hours and 13 minutes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. About one in four of the rapes are solved. That leaves plenty of rapists out there to attack again and again.
State lawmakers are moving to make sure you know what to have on hand when electronic Armageddon strikes.
Thomas Smith [Arizona Department of Public Safety]
Folks, ya gotta luv ol’ EVT columnist Bill Richardson for being an ever-loyal, ex-Mesa Police Department officer. No criticism of the Mesa PD ever appears in one of his columns. Nope, he saves the criticism for the Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix police departments, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and his two favorite targets, the Maricopa County and Pinal County sheriff’s offices.
Tempe fire has a created a new program that aims to help residents who call for emergency services and at the same time save taxpayers’ dollars.