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.

Jury deliberates in Arizona Buddhist temple massacre retrial

PHOENIX, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Phoenix jury began deliberating Tuesday in the retrial of Jonathan Doody, charged with killing nine people at a Buddhist temple in 1991.
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Maricopa County
Mike Tyson, pictured in a mug shot taken by the Maricopa County Police Department, was arrested outside of a night club in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 29, 2006. The former heavyweight champion is charged with drunk-driving and drug possession after nearly crashing into a police car as he left the night club, Arizona police said. (UPI Photo/Maricopa County Police Department)

Maricopa County (pronounced /ˌmærɨˈkoʊpə/) is located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of July 2008, its population was 3,954,598, which ranks fourth among the nation's counties and is greater than the population of 24 states. The county seat is Phoenix, which is Arizona's largest city and capital. The center of population of Arizona is located in Maricopa County, in the town of Gilbert. It is by far Arizona's most populous county, encompassing well more than half of the state's residents.

The population explosion is evident in a 2007 Forbes study which ranked four of Maricopa County's municipalities in the top ten fastest-growing cities in the nation. Those included Buckeye as the 2nd-fastest-growing city, Surprise and Goodyear as 3rd and 4th, and Avondale as 9th. All four of these cities are located in the booming "West Valley" which is the area of Maricopa County to the west of the City of Phoenix.

There are five Indian reservations located in the county. The largest of these are the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (East of Scottsdale) and the Gila River Indian Community (South of Phoenix), both of which have casino gambling.

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