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Fla. GOP congressman sides with 'birthers'

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman from Florida said Tuesday he is not convinced President Barack Obama's birth certificate is legitimate.

New trial ordered in pink underwear death

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (UPI) -- The death of a mentally ill inmate forced to don pink underwear could result in liability for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., a court said.
Arpaio still pushing Obama birth 'fraud'

Arpaio still pushing Obama birth 'fraud'

PHOENIX, March 1 (UPI) -- Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday he believes President Obama's birth certificate might be a "forgery."
FBI raids home of 'TargetingCops' blogger

FBI raids home of 'TargetingCops' blogger

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Agents in Portland, Ore., raided the home of a blogger suspected of threatening Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the FBI and Arpaio said.
Asian-Americans urge Arpaio to resign

Asian-Americans urge Arpaio to resign

PHOENIX, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Asian-American groups in Arizona have asked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign, saying his office racially profiled immigrants.

Slain Arizona killer's motives unknown

SEDONA, Ariz., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Arizona say they may never know why Drew Maras, who died in a shootout after killing a deputy, shot and killed a New Hampshire couple.

Phoenix deputy killed in burglary shootout

ANTHEM, Ariz., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A burglary suspect and a sheriff's deputy were killed Sunday in a brief gunfight at a Phoenix-area medical plaza, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced.
Arizona sheriff to run for sixth term

Arizona sheriff to run for sixth term

PHOENIX, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to run for a sixth term in Maricopa County, Ariz., despite allegations his department engages in racial profiling.
Black leaders call for Arpaio to resign

Black leaders call for Arpaio to resign

PHOENIX, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- National Urban League and NAACP leaders in Phoenix have joined the Hispanic community's call for the resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Hispanic leaders demand Arpaio quit

Hispanic leaders demand Arpaio quit

PHOENIX, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Hispanic leaders in Phoenix say Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should resign following a court ruling that his officers engage in racial profiling.

Ariz. sheriff denies profiling

PHOENIX, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio denied during a court hearing his office engages in ethnic profiling in enforcing human smuggling laws.

U.S. cites bias in Ariz. sheriff's office

PHOENIX, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department accused the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office of unconstitutional racial profiling in traffic stops and arrests of Latinos.
Steven Seagal mulls defamation lawsuit

Steven Seagal mulls defamation lawsuit

PHOENIX, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Steven Seagal says he is considering a lawsuit against a suspect who claimed the actor killed his puppy while working as a special sheriff's deputy in Phoenix.

Tent City prison turns 18

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Tent City prison compound set up by Maricopa (Ariz.) County Sheriff Joe Arpaio commemorated its 18th year in operation Wednesday.

U.S. wants sheriff ordered to cooperate

PHOENIX, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Dept. is seeking a court order to force Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio to cooperate with a federal civil rights investigation.

Feds stick to deadline in Arizona probe

PHOENIX, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it expects Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio to meet a deadline for turning over documents on his policies toward immigrants.

U.S. threatens to sue Arizona sheriff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say they have threatened to sue Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he refuses to cooperate in a discrimination investigation.

Woman, 80, had more than 100 cats

PHOENIX, July 29 (UPI) -- An 80-year-old Arizona woman could face felony charges for keeping more than 100 cats in her Phoenix-area house, officials said.

Arpaio promises new immigration 'sweep'

PHOENIX, June 16 (UPI) -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will conduct another of his controversial crime sweeps the day after Arizona's new immigration law takes effect.
Phoenix sheriff vows to uphold SB 1070

Phoenix sheriff vows to uphold SB 1070

PHOENIX, June 6 (UPI) -- The sheriff in Phoenix promised to enforce Arizona's controversial immigration law when it takes effect next month despite public opposition to the measure.

Jail inmates pedal to power TV

PHOENIX, April 6 (UPI) -- The sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County said he has introduced a new fitness tool to jail inmates -- televisions that run on pedal power.
Rapper DMX jailed for probation violation

Rapper DMX jailed for probation violation

PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star and actor DMX has been jailed in Arizona for violating his probation by using drugs such as cocaine, the Maricopa County Sheriff's office said.
Ex Rep. Hayworth to challenge Sen. McCain

Ex Rep. Hayworth to challenge Sen. McCain

PHOENIX, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Radio host and former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth announced Monday he would challenge Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Phoenix march protests immigration policy

PHOENIX, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- About 10,000 people marched through Phoenix in a peaceful protest Saturday against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's efforts to sweep up illegal immigrants.

U.S. investigates Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

PHOENIX, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Arizona is looking into allegations the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio abused power, county officials said.
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