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AZ kennel owner allows 17 dogs to die in the heat, tells owners dogs ‘ran away’

An Arizona kennel owner is under fire after calling pet owners telling them their dogs had escaped his care only for the owners to discover that the dogs had died from heat exhaustion in his home. Thursday night, Arizona authorities discovered 17 dogs had died at a Gilbert, Arizona, boarding…

Arizona man arrested after trying to literally shoot the moon

Police arrested an Arizona man after he apparently tried to shoot the moon. Cameron Read was taken into custody Friday after his girlfriend told police he fired several shots from the window of their home, reported KPHO-TV. Officers said the 39-year-old Read told police he had smoked marijuana and admitted…

Ariz. Gov. Brewer calls special session on $60 million overhaul for child services

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has called the state legislature into special session to create a new child-welfare agency, after the current agency was rocked by revelations that workers never investigated nearly 6,600 hotline reports of potential child abuse and neglect. Brewer said she wants…

Small plane with French tourists aboard crashes in Arizona, one dead

A small plane carrying a group of French tourists crashed in Arizona on Saturday, killing one person and injuring at least four, one critically, local television reported. The Cessna plane, owned by Salt Lake City-based American Aviation, which provides sightseeing tours, was approaching Page Municipal Airport when high winds pushed…

Arizona Gov. Brewer signs law punishing ‘revenge porn’ with prison sentences

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a law on Wednesday making it a felony to post intimate images of others online without their consent, one of the harshest such measures in the nation. The law is intended to crack down on attempts to humiliate former…

Ariz. Supreme Court: Marijuana traces in the system aren’t enough for DUI charges

(Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors cannot charge pot users for driving under the influence of marijuana simply because traces of the drug remain in their bloodstream, without evidence of actual impairment, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The 4-1 decision by the Arizona Supreme Court comes as states are increasingly…

New Tesla gigafactory may get greener raw materials from Arizona

Southwestern States like Texas and New Mexico aren’t the only ones vying for a piece of the Tesla Gigafactory pie. Last week American Manganese Inc., a new Arizona company with the only domestic supply of electrolytic manganese metals (EMM), announced……

Video contradicts police statement about fatal shooting of unarmed suspect

Police in Pinal County, Arizona, claimed that the shooting death of a suspected car thief two weeks ago came after the man had turned to reach for a weapon. But video surfaced this week from a bystander, showing that the suspect had turned his back to officers, with his hands…

Flesh-eating Russian opiate drug called ‘krokodil’ arrives in Arizona

A potentially lethal, flesh-eating narcotic compound is catching on in parts of Arizona. Users inject the drug to get high, and the scaly, rotten patches of necrotic flesh it can leave behind have led to the drug being named “krokodil” by its Russian originators, the word for “crocodile.” According to…

Arizona man accused of beating girlfriend because she was too sick for sex

An Arizona man was arrested over the weekend after police said that he beat his girlfriend because she was too sick to have sex with him. According to The Arizona Republic, Mesa police said that 33-year-old Jose Perez assaulted his girlfriend after arriving home drunk on Sunday morning at around…

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