A veteran Gilbert police officer was shot and killed last night during a traffic stop
. According to police, Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler was pursuing suspects during a high-speed chase with other officers along the U.S.-60. Police fired several shots at the vehicle, and the suspects returned fire. Shuhandler was reportedly hit by one bullet, and died at a local hospital...Gilbert Town Manager George Pettit announced his retirement yesterday
. Pettit, who has been in his position for eight years, will serve his last day March 1. Gilbert Fire Chief Collin DeWitt will serve as interim town manager while a nationwide search is conducted for Pettit's replacement...A small plane crashed near Deer Valley airport yesterday
. The pilot, alone in the single-engine plane, was killed. No one on the ground was hurt, and a spokesman for the FAA said the cause of the crash was unknown...
Police are looking for two men suspected of involvement in a shooting at local gay strip club Dick's Cabaret
|Dick's Cabaret, site of a shooting Thursday night.|
. The shooting, which wounded one patron, occurred Wednesday night, after the men reportedly inquired about job applications at the venue. The gunmen reportedly fled in a dark-blue sedan...A suspicious device in a student's backpack forced a lock-down at Red Mountain High School in Mesa yesterday
. Police were called, and a bomb-squad robot determined the device was not a bomb; students were allowed back in class about 1 p.m. There's no word yet on whether police have identified the student who brought the device to the school, and the investigation continues...Authorities believe human remains found in Kingman may be those of a diabetic man missing since last month
. James Jay Keefer, 55, disappeared after telling friends he was off to explore the mountains near Kingman. Keefer was reportedly in the company of his roommate, Greg Hawkins, a "person of interest" in the December 21 shooting death of a jogger in Glendale. Hawkins committed suicide in California after a 10-hour standoff with police.