Three people were killed yesterday when a dump truck hit a group of motorcyclists in north Phoenix.
Eight motorcycles were stopped at a red light near 27th drive and Carefree Highway when the dump truck hit them from behind, pinning three people under the truck. Six more people were taken to the hospital, and Carefree Highway was closed for several hours...The city of Mesa is conducting a fraud investigation into the Mesa Arts Center.
Investigators are looking into claims that a temporary employee was paid for work he didn't do, that some employees let people take classes for free, and that donated funds were misused. The city disciplined some employees, and the police are recommending criminal charges against the temp employee...The Surprise City Council voted last night to fire City Manager Randy Oliver.
Oliver's contract was terminated without cause, which will cost the city about $200,000. Interim Assistant City Manager George Kolb will act as city manager until a replacement is found for Oliver...