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State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
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.
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.
A late-night pursuit through Chandler and Phoenix concluded with the arrest of four people allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting.
Police say the second officer wounded in a shooting Monday has been released from the hospital.
Phoenix police described their fallen detective, who died after a Monday shooting, as a "well-rounded, respected and professional" police officer in a Tuesday morning news conference.
Det. John Hobbs, 43, served in the Phoenix Police Department for 21 years. He leaves behind a wife and three children, ages 10, 8 and 6.
The shooting that led to his death happened Monday afternoon at 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
A Phoenix police officer has died in the line of duty after a shooting in west Phoenix.
Tempe Police Department’s Mounted Unit will conduct training of new mounted officers on Feb. 25 and 26.
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.
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.
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.
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.
A man says someone stole his truck and trailer carrying more than $250,000 worth of exotic pottery.
“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.
A worker with the state of Arizona died Friday while cleaning out an area near a run-off canal in Chandler, according to authorities.
A local animal rescue organization will be hosting the Spay Pride Parade 5K Run/Walk on Jan. 25 at the Kiwanis Park Lake in Tempe.
“To all the victims of human trafficking out there: We have not forgotten you. To the criminal traffickers, say: Your days are numbered.”
To me, a hero is someone who does something they don’t have to knowing their selfless actions could cost them greatly and that includes loss of life and limb.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
The last 12 months in Tempe were filled with new projects that will benefit the region’s economy coming in, a successful season from the Arizona State University football team, the reimagining of ASU mascot Sparky, and even the completion of a triathlon by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, making her the first member of Congress to do so in office. And all of that just scratches the surface of a busy year in the city.
Authorities have identified the suspect in an overnight carjacking and armed robbery who attempted to evade police by jumping off a Valley freeway bridge last week.
Gov. Jan Brewer is weighing whether the troubled Child Protective Services needs to be split into a separate agency headed by someone who reports directly to her.
Singer Eddie Money is pretty much everything you’ve read about him — funny, gregarious, candid and still a wild man at heart.
The Mesa Police Department is looking for two people who allegedly defrauded businesses in Mesa, Chandler and Phoenix throughout November.