Something interesting was happening last Saturday during Country Thunder in Moonshine Willy's women's bathroom, because DPS officer Steven Svestka refused to leave it.Pinal County Sheriff's Department received a call around 10 p.m. saying that Svestka, 41, was "being disorderly and refused to leave the women's restroom area," according to a report. More »
A look at court and police records shows a fuller portrait of Alexander Wilson, a kid shot by a DPS officer more than a week ago at a west Phoenix Chevron gas station.
A press release sent to Valley media says Wilson was wanted on a warrant for armed robbery, but Wilson used no actual weapon to commit the crime, and the warrant was issued because he missed a probation hearing, according to records.More »
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Alexander Wilson's family wants to know why the 16-year-old had to die after a DPS officer stopped him while driving a stolen vehicle.
On Thursday, more than 30 people marched at the Capitol and demanded answers. They swarmed the normally quiet hallways wearing shirts that read, "Fuck the Police." When they returned outside and a DPS officer parked next to their demonstration, they surrounded the car and put their signs in front of, and on top of, the squad car.More »
Peoria PD is looking for an arsonist with a grudge against a beauty school.
A fire broke out Wednesday night around 11 in the 11000 block of North 99th Avenue and destroyed the school and several other buildings beside it in the strip mall.More »
Millions of gallons of sulfuric acid soon could be spewed into underground crevices near Florence following that town's rescinding of a ban on the substance for mining.
Last August, the Town Council in the Southeast Valley burg, mostly recognized for its prison complex, passed an ordinance that prohibited large-quantity use of sulfuric acid for mining, a putative move toward halting a contentious $500 million copper project by Curis Resources of Vancouver.
The ordinance labeled the massive use of acid as a nuisance and "nauseous, offensive, and unwholesome business."
Now, it appears it's as American as apple pie.More »
State Attorney General Tom Horne says he'll file a federal action to halt a Bisbee ordinance legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples if the City Council approves it tonight.
Image: Ray Stern Tom Horne, state Attorney General, says he'll sue in federal court to stop Bisbee from enacting an ordinance that grants marital rights to same-sex couples.
The proposed ordinance (see full text below) would grant same-sex couples who enter into an official civil union the same legal benefits as married couples. The council passed the measure unanimously during a first reading last month.More »
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