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PHOENIX (AP) — In the wake of a former police officer's suicide, Phoenix is creating a task force to consider possible ways to improve the city's programs to help police officers and other responders afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix officials are expected to announce a plan this week to help police officers afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mayor Greg Stanton tells KPHO-TV he asked City Manager Ed Zuercher to appoint a task force to examine how to better support police officers and firefighters with PTSD.
The effort follows last week's suicide of former Phoenix police officer Craig Tiger.
Tiger was fired after a drunk driving arrest in June 2013. The arrest occurred one year after Tiger and his partner were involved in the fatal shooting of a man who was threatening people in a park with a bat.
Police advocacy groups such as the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association say the Phoenix Police Department should have done more to help Tiger.
Star, 4, is the entire kitty package. First, she is a very pretty cat with cool coloring. Star has lovely light green eyes that complement her beige coat. Further adding to her charming looks is a purrfectly white muzzle and dark brown coloring at the top part of both hind feet that provides a neat contrast with her beige coat.
You can’t help but do a double-take when you see Kona, an exceptionally good-looking young man. This 2-year-old Maine coon mix makes quite the striking picture with his dark, striped coat, bushy tail, and deep orange eyes. Lucky for everyone, Kona enjoys having his beautiful coat brushed on a regular basis. He also enjoys petting, especially if head and chin rubs are part of the overall petting experience. When you’re petting him, Kona gets an expression on his face that makes it look like he is smiling. Petting also invokes soft, gentle purrs from Kona. He is quite the explorer. He loves to seek out high places to get a better view of all there is to explore. Kona likes to spend playtime batting at feathers or chasing balls with bells in them. As Kona can be somewhat chatty and is happy to spend time lounging around or playing with other friendly kitties. He is also happy to finish off any leftover food that his kitty friends leave behind in their dishes. And if another kitty hisses at him, cool as a cucumber Kona casually strolls on by as if nothing happened.
One-year-old Crosby is an incredibly handsome little guy with bold orange markings and striking orange eyes. This sweet boy is very friendly yet charmingly shy at the same time. He warms up quickly though and turns into a total pushover once he knows you’re there to pet him or ring the dinner bell.
Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
I’ve said it before, there’s nothing cooler than apes in comics. Comic book publishers know it, readers know it, and even Hollywood has jumped on the ape bandwagon again (see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.) Since Edgar Rice Burroughs first planted poor baby Greystoke in the middle of the Mangani (great apes) tribe off the coast of Africa, spectacular simians have been a huge part of our pop culture heritage; and at the recent Phoenix Comicon I happened to come across one of the most awesome ape adventures of all.
Mesa resident Nina Bezzant is a very active 9-year-old who hikes, swims, rock climbs, participates in a theater workshop, recently learned how to play softball at a camp and is a Harry Potter devotee.
Austin Filiere had a pretty solid junior season for the Hamilton Huskies. The shortstop’s 10 extra-base hits showed he had a little pop in his bat, and he got on base at a very solid .422 clip.
Maddie is a super sweet 3-year-old gal with a super strong purr motor. She greets you the minute you walk into the room with a rub along the leg and if you sit down, she’ll follow that up with a jump into your lap for some snuggle time. Maddie is purrfectly happy to find a comfy spot in your lap to accomplish two of her favorite things — hanging out with the people she loves and getting petted. Maddie is very affectionate — the closer she snuggles to you, the louder her purring becomes. Her purr motor kicks into overdrive when you scratch her chin and rub her ears. She also enjoys being held and likes having her pretty coat brushed. When she’s not busy snuggling, Maddie appreciates a good round of playtime. She loves the challenge of catching the elusive feather wand. She finds them irresistible and loves to bat at them when you wave them in front of her. Maddie is also fascinated by laser light toys and feels certain that if she perseveres, someday she will catch that mysterious red dot. When playtime is over, Maddie is happy to lounge on a high perch in a cat condo. She hopes to have another feline friend in her new family as she loves to hang out and play with other friendly kitties.
Saying there was more than enough evidence to proceed, the state's Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted Thursday to launch a full probe into whether Attorney General Tom Horne has been using state employees and resources to campaign for reelection.
One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
The Torah is the soul of the Jewish people. It is our sacred story, written on a scroll and in our hearts. The Torah, or Five Books of Moses, binds the Jewish people together across place and time. It tells a tale so massive, so all-encompassing, every Jewish person finds him or herself within it.
Predicting the MLB draft and the length of the playing career of those selected is a bit like letting go of a paper airplane from the upper deck of a ballpark.
Chandler-based Baseball Player University, an instructional baseball show aimed at bringing professional-level training to all players, recently announced a partnership with baseball giant Louisville Slugger ahead of the launch of its fourth season.
Welcome family, friends, and graduates, as we come together on this momentous occasion to celebrate all the achievements that have led us to where we are sitting today.
The first year of Adilynn Shook’s life has been a proverbial rollercoaster ride whose twists and dips have come from a confluence of maladies. The most recent turn is a still unknown ailment that has the constantly smiling child stuck at home for the foreseeable future.
When Hamilton's potent bats showed up this year no one in Arizona had a chance. Those bats noticeably were missing much of the Huskies' run to the Division I baseball state championship game, but they resurfaced Tuesday and the script followed suit.
Mesquite's Parker Holland (3) bats during the D-I state championship baseball game between Hamilton and Mesquite at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Hamilton's Austin Filiere (22) bats during the D-I state championship baseball game between Hamilton and Mesquite at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.