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Jodi Arias says she got hepatitis C in jail

Jodi Arias says she got hepatitis C in jail

PHOENIX, April 19 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias says she's been denied medical care in jail and wants restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Nancy Grace.
Danielle Haynes
Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., retires, will not seek 12th term

Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., retires, will not seek 12th term

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor, an 11-term congressman from Arizona, Thursday became the 21st U.S. House member to announce retirement.

Pack of stray chihuahuas harass Phoenix residents

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Residents of a Phoenix neighborhood said a pack of Chihuahuas have been wandering the streets for the past year and harassing residents.

Gunman claims self-defense in Arizona Walmart shooting death

CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Chandler, Ariz., say the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting that stemmed from a checkout line fight at a Walmart store is claiming self-defense.
Ariz. sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

Ariz. sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

PHOENIX, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County said inmates who defaced American flags in their cells will be fed only bread and water for a week,

Jonathan Doody convicted in 1991 Buddhist temple massacre

PHOENIX, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- An Arizona jury Thursday found Jonathan Doody guilty in the 1991 slayings of nine people at a Buddhist temple west of Phoenix.

Arizona judge won't bar retrial for woman released from death row

PHOENIX, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge ruled Wednesday she would not prohibit a retrial for a woman who spent more than 20 years on death row before her conviction was overturned.

Jodi Arias penalty phase retrial will begin March 17

PHOENIX, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A second attempt to determine the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias will begin with jury selection March 17 in Phoenix, a court spokeswoman said.
Buddhist temple murder case deliberations begin

Buddhist temple murder case deliberations begin

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The fate of the second suspect in the 1991 mass murder of nine people at an Arizona Buddhist temple is once again in the hands of a jury.
Gabrielle Levy
Actor Steven Seagal mulls running for Arizona governor

Actor Steven Seagal mulls running for Arizona governor

PHOENIX, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Movie star Steven Seagal told a Phoenix television station he was considering running for governor of Arizona.
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office reforms to cost $21.9 million

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office reforms to cost $21.9 million

PHOENIX, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Reforms to end racial profiling by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office will cost at least $21.9 million, documents submitted by the sheriff say.

Catholic church in Phoenix sued over alleged rape by youth leader

PHOENIX, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A young Arizona woman says a Catholic youth leader failed to keep his promise that he would refrain from future assaults if she did not report him for rape.

Arizona jails' Christmas music cut from 24 hours to 4 hours

PHOENIX, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Arizona sheriff said he reduced his tradition of playing Christmas music in jails 24 hours a day to only four hours per day after complaints from inmates.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio cuts back Christmas music at Phoenix jails following complaints

Sheriff Joe Arpaio cuts back Christmas music at Phoenix jails following complaints

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio cuts back around-the-clock Christmas music to just four hours a day at Phoenix jails after complaints.
Evan Bleier

Maricopa County, Ariz., to house veterans together in same jail

PHOENIX, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Military veteran inmates in Maricopa County, Ariz., will be housed together and provided with services to ease back into the community, the sheriff said.

Air passenger proves to be uninfected with tuberculosis

PHOENIX, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A man pulled off a plane in Phoenix because of fear he was carrying tuberculosis was tested and found to be free of infection, officials said.

Passenger removed from flight at landing, reportedly for TB

PHOENIX, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Paramedics boarded a plane in Phoenix to remove a man who possibly suffers from tuberculosis, passengers said. Officials did not confirm the TB report.
Jodi Arias retrial to be blocked from TV

Jodi Arias retrial to be blocked from TV

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Arizona judge overseeing the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias has barred live television coverage from the courtroom, doing a complete about-face after allowing unfettered access during the original trial back in May.
Gabrielle Levy

Breach of data at Arizona college not revealed for seven months

PHOENIX, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The personal or academic data of 2.5 million people was compromised in an April hacking incident at an Arizona community college, officials say.

Tom Horne, Arizona AG, files lawsuit over alleged defamatory ads

PHOENIX, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance over ads the group ran about an FBI investigation.

Arizona judge dismisses murder charges over prosecutor 'misconduct'

PHOENIX, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Citing "a pattern and practice of misconduct" by prosecutors, an Arizona judge has freed a man charged nine years ago in the death of his son.

Two-tier voting system hopes to bypass ban on citizenship requirements

PHOENIX, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Arizona has joined Kansas in setting up a dual registration system that allows some voters to cast ballots in some races but not in others, officials say.
Arpaio security tab stretches to $120K in OT

Arpaio security tab stretches to $120K in OT

PHOENIX, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Arizona taxpayers have shelled out more than $120,000 in overtime pay in 12 months for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's security detail, records show.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department to be monitored for racial profiling

PHOENIX, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge's ruling released Wednesday requires a monitor look over Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's shoulder to watch for any racial profiling by his staff.

Maricopa County jails in Arizona to transition to vegetarian meals

PHOENIX, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that his eight Maricopa County jails in Arizona will transition to serving only vegetarian meals to save money.
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