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Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

PHOENIX, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Major League Baseball player Mark Grace reported to Maricopa County Jail Sunday to begin serving his four-month term for driving drunk.

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Seagal leads school security training

PHOENIX, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Star Steven Seagal, 60, led members of an Arizona sheriff's volunteer group through a simulated school shooting, officials said.
Group launches Arpaio recall effort

Group launches Arpaio recall effort

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A campaign to recall Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio has begun, a co-founder of an activist group said.

Arpaio to put armed volunteers in schools

PHOENIX, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Controversial Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to send armed volunteers into schools that fall under his jurisdiction.

Arizona pastor allegedly a drug pusher

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old Arizona preacher allegedly sold drugs to "bring people closer to God," authorities say.

Maricopa jail fugitive recaptured

PHOENIX, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An inmate considered extremely dangerous who escaped from the Maricopa County jail's psychiatric unit in Phoenix Sunday was recaptured, authorities said.
Sheriff Arpaio wants to talk to Hispanics

Sheriff Arpaio wants to talk to Hispanics

PHOENIX, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who won a sixth term in office Tuesday, says he wants to try to explain his controversial policies on immigration to Latinos.

Flake wins Kyl's Senate seat in Arizona

PHOENIX, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Republicans held on to Jon Kyle's U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and added Arizona's 11 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's total.

Ariz. sex-crime cases poorly probed

PHOENIX, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The sheriff's office in Maricopa County, Ariz., says it will do more investigating on 28 sex-crime cases prosecutors said weren't solid enough to prosecute.

DNC: 4 times more House members than RNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Four times as many U.S. Democratic House members will have top roles in their party's convention than House Republicans had in theirs, the schedule indicates.

LA mayor: More Hispanics for Obama in 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Democratic National Convention Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa predicted Sunday President Obama will get 70 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Feds drop Arpaio investigation

PHOENIX, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Federal authorities in Phoenix says they have concluded a probe of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials and will not charge them.
Witness says data doesn't show Arpaio bias

Witness says data doesn't show Arpaio bias

PHOENIX, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Whether deputies of an Arizona sheriff discriminate against Hispanics cannot be determined through data about their traffic stops, an expert testified Tuesday.
Arpaio takes stand in profiling trial

Arpaio takes stand in profiling trial

PHOENIX, July 24 (UPI) -- Lawyers in Arizona's racial-profiling trial used Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's public statements against him as he testified Tuesday.
Racial-profiling trial begins in Phoenix

Racial-profiling trial begins in Phoenix

PHOENIX, July 19 (UPI) -- Hispanic drivers pulled over by Phoenix-area sheriff's deputies were more likely to have their names checked and were held longer, an expert said Thursday.
Arpaio again doubts Obama birth document

Arpaio again doubts Obama birth document

PHOENIX, July 17 (UPI) -- Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his investigators said Tuesday they think President Barack Obama's birth certificate was altered.

Cyanide found in dead defendant's car

PHOENIX, July 11 (UPI) -- Cyanide was found in the car of a former investment banker who died minutes after he was convicted of torching his Phoenix mansion, investigators said Tuesday.

Arpaio defends county's Tent City jail

PHOENIX, June 24 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters rallied Saturday to demand an end to the Tent City jail in Phoenix.
Arpaio to shut down jails Saturday

Arpaio to shut down jails Saturday

PHOENIX, June 22 (UPI) -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Friday his office will shut down all six of its jails Saturday because of a protest expected in Phoenix.

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Elderly cat hoarder arrested, charged

WITTMAN, Ariz., May 24 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old woman was arrested in Arizona and faces 26 counts of animal neglect and cruelty charges, police said.

N.C. newspaper pulls candidate endorsement

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer has pulled its endorsement of a congressional candidate aligned with those who question President Obama's place of birth.
Do Arizona, Obamists even like each other?

Do Arizona, Obamists even like each other?

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- With so many major decisions ready to drop at the U.S. Supreme Court before the justices rise for their summer recess in late June, it's easy to forget that one of the biggest disputes, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's stringent immigration law, has yet to be heard.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
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