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For high school students, being a part of a team can really make a difference in kids’ successes, and Hamilton High School’s Anthony Campo is among several who chose to join a team to gain an opportunity.
When I saw the Nov. 7 KPNX Channel 12 news story headlines, “Cop cover up? Did Chandler police officers tamper with evidence after a Mesa SWAT sergeant’s DUI?” I thought, not another dirty cop!
A Mesa police motorcycle officer has been released from the hospital after he was hit by an impaired, wrong-way driver, said authorities.
Tempe police officers and Maricopa County Sheriff deputies are teaming up for a major law enforcement crackdown near Arizona State University beginning this week.
In an effort to assist officers with the daily grind of safeguarding the communities they serve, East Valley police departments are home to various volunteer programs that provide much-needed leverage to the departments’ time and budgets.
Let’s not let Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act get in the way of the “War on Drugs”, which is basically a full employment jobs program for cops.
The Gilbert Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday decided to recommend that the Town Council designate an arts, culture and entertainment district in the downtown Heritage District.
A man accused of stealing an ambulance outside the Chandler Police Department after his release from custody on a misdemeanor citation is now facing several charges.
Arizona's high court has given those charged with drunk driving a new tool to try to defeat charges against them.
Last month, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that all 50 States adopt a cutoff of .05 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) as the maximum percentage of blood alcohol that a person could have in their system and legally drive.
Arizona's statewide DUI enforcement efforts resulted in 367 DUI arrests during the recent holiday. More than 870 officers participated across the state, including the East Valley.
From Tempe to Tucson, law enforcement officers across Arizona will be out in full force looking for drunken drivers during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Voters who have seen how medical marijuana works in Arizona may get a chance to extend the ability to use the drug to all other adults.
You can’t pick up the paper or turn on the news without hearing about yet another Arizona police officer being fired or investigated for a crime or violating their department’s rules of conduct.
Police cannot use the state's traffic laws to draw blood from suspected drunk drivers without a warrant absent their specific permission at the time of the test, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled last week.
Authorities say a Mesa man is in custody for allegedly biting a police officer’s finger.
The Mesa Police Department will participate in the East Valley Memorial Day DUI Task Force. This DUI Task Force is in cooperation with the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety. A combination of DUI saturation patrols and a sobriety checkpoint will be used throughout the Memorial Day weekend, day and night. The command post will be spread out over various locations.
AAA is urging party-goers to include a safe ride home in their Cinco de Mayo plans. However, should a motorist have too many margaritas and find themselves without safe ride home, AAA will provide a Tipsy Tow. Service will start at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, and will run through 6 a.m. Monday, May 6.
A recent rise in the number of arrests for drug-related DUIs is related to the misuse of prescription drugs, officials say.
It was no surprise a 20-year-old man was arrested over the weekend for stabbing another man at the Country Thunder music festival in Pinal County. News reports tell of an argument escalating into violence. I’d bet excessive and criminal alcohol consumption played a part in this crime.
Week of March 25 through April 1
Tempe Police Department has been awarded an $80,000 grant by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, led by Director Alberto Gutier.
Words struggled to exit her throat: “They let us see him. I sat there, behind the curtains and sobbed and hugged my son’s leg. I pleaded, Oh God, Oh God! How can I live without him?” Ten years ago, this month, this East Valley mother buried her only son.
“Mr. Basha used to be a neighbor of mine, although I did not know immediately know it. My son, about 13, came home one day from carousing in the neighborhood. I asked where he had been. He replied ‘we were at Eddie’s house playing tennis.’ You know where this story is headed. It was Eddie Basha. He was like that, a kind man who was for the kids. Needless to say, I did not mind my son going there to play tennis. R.I.P. Mr. Basha.”
As the percentage of alcohol-related driving under the influence offenses continue to decrease in Phoenix, the number of drug-related driving offenses have increased in recent years.