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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.
Photo-radar vans could be a thing of the past in Mesa, if the City Council has its way.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
The last gasp of the Religious Right.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider a move to resurrect an Arizona law that would have disqualified abortion providers from receiving public funding for other medical services.
Arizona voters have a constitutional right to wrest control of drawing congressional boundaries from the state Legislature, a federal court ruled late Friday.
Lawyers in a challenge to Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law are scheduled to interview Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a March 3 deposition.
An Arizona House panel on Monday gave initial approval to a plan to spend $30 million to install 350 miles of "virtual fence" along the state's southern border with Mexico.
Attorneys representing medical marijuana dealers are hoping new “guidance” Friday by federal officials paves the way for their clients to finally have bank accounts.
Saying they're looking out for women's health, a House panel voted along party lines Thursday to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics despite a 1995 court ruling saying they're unconstitutional.
Warning of federal “atrocities,” former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack talked to a Senate panel on Wednesday into making it a crime for federal agents to operate in Arizona without first getting written approval from the local sheriff.
A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment – and looser regulations – for farmers and ranchers.
For $200 you can go to an electronics story, buy a remote control helicopter, strap a camera to it and fly it over you're neighbor's property and peek through the windows.
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.
State lawmakers sent a warning Monday to local officials: Do anything to help the federal government enforce its guns laws and find yourself out on the street.
If you’ve been called by someone claiming you have an outstanding arrest warrant because of an unpaid ticket or failure to appear for jury duty, it’s likely a phone scam, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Republican standards for immigration reform would benefit businesses
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
I just finished reading Radley Balko’s outstanding book: “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces” and I think I have a solution to ending our drug war and SWAT raids. Require that all SWAT raids be video taped before, during and after, with sound. These tapes must be available to the news media immediately after the raids.
A Senate panel voted late Monday to block state and local police from using information that federal agents obtained without warrants despite claims it could lead to Arizonans dying in terrorist attacks.
Kay Bigelow is Chandler’s new City Attorney.
NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.
“If officer-involved shootings are not investigated and handled correctly and thoroughly, the involved agency, individual officer(s), and entire criminal justice system will likely face severe criticism, loss of public trust and confidence.” -- Crime Scene Handbook, by Dr. Henry Lee, Ph.D., the former director of the Connecticut State Police Crime Lab and a world-renowned forensic scientist.
An independent team named by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to review the state's troubled child welfare agency on Friday called for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the department to focus it purely on child safety.