Maricopa County officials voted yesterday to give their lawyers permission to file a lawsuit over a $456,000 bus the Sheriff's Office bought to transport inmates.
County officials question the legality of the purchase, because it wasn't put out for competitive bidding. Sheriff Joe Arpaio defended the purchase, saying he has the power to use special jail funds...A vehicle with three children inside was carjacked early this morning near 24th Street and McDowell Road.
The white Ford was stolen from the parking lot of a convenience store; it's not clear if the thief knew the children were inside. After a massive search, police found the children near 12th Street and McDowell Road. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a red hoodie...An 8-year-old girl who was almost kidnapped Monday evening near Cactus Road and 19th Avenue is safe.
According to police, the girl was skateboarding when a man grabbed her shirt and tried to pull her over the fence. The girl's family heard her screams, and the man ran away. Police found him hiding in a nearby wash...