Child protection worker charged with rape

PHOENIX, May 21 (UPI) -- A veteran Phoenix police officer and an employee of Arizona Child Protective Services have been charged with sex crimes involving children.

Judge blocks deportation of comatose woman

PHOENIX, May 11 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge has blocked a hospital from sending a comatose woman, who is in the United States legally, back to her native Honduras, papers show.

Police: DMX arrested after brief standoff

PHOENIX, May 10 (UPI) -- Rapper DMX was arrested in his home near Phoenix Friday after allegedly ignoring police officers' attempts to serve a search warrant, police said.

McCain courts Latino vote

PHOENIX, May 6 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is trying to woo Latino voters while trying to assure conservatives he'll fight illegal immigration, observers say.

Arizona sheriff pulling town's protection

GUADALUPE, Ariz., April 19 (UPI) -- The Arizona town of Guadalupe is going from intense attention from the Maricopa County sheriff's office to no attention at all, officials say.

Phoenix mayor seeks probe of sheriff

PHOENIX, April 13 (UPI) -- The mayor of Phoenix is calling for a federal investigation into the controversial and politically powerful sheriff of Maricopa County.

Lawsuit challenges Arizona bail law

PHOENIX, April 8 (UPI) -- An Arizona law denying bail to illegal immigrants charged with felonies has been challenged in federal court.

Arizona man charged with TB exposure

PHOENIX, March 25 (UPI) -- An Arizona man said his indictment for having tuberculosis is retaliation for a lawsuit he filed over his involuntary quarantine.

Ariz. divorces spike on Valentine's

PHOENIX, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An analysis of divorces filed in Maricopa County, Ariz., has found the county averages 19 more divorces on Valentine's Day than any other day of the year.

Sex offender could get 500 years in prison

LAVEEN, Ariz., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A former Laveen, Ariz., church worker could be facing a prison sentence of more than 500 years after he was convicted of multiple sex crimes.

Dozens of illegal immigrants found

TOLLESON, Ariz., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- About three dozen illegal immigrants were found in the back of an abandoned semi-tractor trailer early Sunday in Arizona.

500th human smuggling case prosecuted

PHOENIX, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona's Maricopa County, which has prosecuted at least 500 human smuggling cases, uses a unique statute aimed at squelching illegal immigration.

Tyson sentenced to one day in jail

PHOENIX, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Boxer Mike Tyson was sentenced to one day in jail, three years probation and fined $3,600 Monday for a felony drug-related charge in Arizona.

Coroner: Death in airport cell accidental

PHOENIX, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A woman detained at the Phoenix airport died of accidental asphyxiation while handcuffed in a holding cell, a coroner's report released Friday said.

Ariz. family reeling from fatal dog attack

PHOENIX, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A family in Maricopa County, Ariz., is struggling to understand why their family dog turned on 4-year-old Tori Whitehurst and mauled her to death.

Bomb found in nuclear worker's truck

PHOENIX, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A contract employee has been detained after an explosive device was found in his truck as he tried to enter an Arizona nuclear power plant, police said.

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Woman gets 10 years for sex attack

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Tempe, Ariz., woman who stabbed her lover during sex to drink his blood has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Seven alleged human smugglers arrested

PHOENIX, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A recent raid of a Phoenix home resulted in the arrest of seven people accused of smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States, police said.

Lawyer hired in Phoenix airport death

PHOENIX, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A prominent Phoenix lawyer has been hired to represent the family of a woman who died in police custody after a disturbance at the city’s airport.

Handcuffs may have strangled irate flier

PHOENIX, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A woman who died in an airport holding cell may have been strangled while trying to free herself from handcuffs, Phoenix police said.

Mike Tyson enters guilty plea

MESA, Ariz., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson pleaded guilty Monday to felony drug possession and driving under the influence in Arizona.

8th grader suspended for gun doodle

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- An eighth-grader has been suspended from his Maricopa County school for doodling a picture of a gun on an assignment, the Arizona Republic reported Thursday.

Clinic investigated in liposuction deaths

ANTHEM, Ariz., July 13 (UPI) -- An Arizona medical clinic is under investigation after three people died following liposuction surgery.

'Hopeless' coma victim awakens

PHOENIX, June 27 (UPI) -- A Phoenix man who was injured so badly in a car accident his wife wanted to discontinue life support has regained consciousness and basic communications.
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