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Man jailed in tuberculosis case

PHOENIX, April 12 (UPI) -- An Arizona man who contracted drug-resistant tuberculosis in Russia is living in legal limbo in a Phoenix jail cell.

Inmates to sing for judges' consideration

PHOENIX, March 22 (UPI) -- Singing like a canary is a good thing for six contestants in the Maricopa County, Ariz., jail "Inmate Idle" competition.

Phoenix's county is fastest-growing

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Arizona's Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, is the fastest-growing area in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Alleged Ariz. killer to face death penalty

PHOENIX, March 17 (UPI) -- A prosecutor in Arizona's Maricopa County says the prosecution will seek the death penalty in suspected serial killer Mark Goudeau's upcoming trial.

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Condo burns as man shops for extinguisher

CHANDLER, Ariz., March 10 (UPI) -- An Arizona man's condo was nearly burned up while he ran off to Wal-Mart to buy a fire extinguisher. Maricopa County authorities said 19-year-old Jonathan Zaltel of Chandler apparently started the blaze himself while cooking up a batch of methamphetamine

Fugitive priest arrested

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest is being held in Phoenix on charges that he assaulted a woman who worked at his Las Vegas church.

Arizona battles immigrant smuggling

PHOENIZ, Ariz., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona faces a number of court battles in what could turn out to be illegal efforts to crackdown on immigrant smuggling by following the money trail.

Serial shooter suspect takes overdose

PHOENIX, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- One of the suspects in Arizona's serial shooter case apparently tried to kill himself by taking an overdose of over-the-counter antihistamines.

No charges for Billy the Kid disinterment

PRESCOTT, Ariz., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Several former local officials from New Mexico will not be prosecuted in Arizona for disinterring one of the men who claimed to be Billy the Kid.

100 migrants found in Arizona desert

PHOENIX, July 20 (UPI) -- A sheriff's deputy found almost 100 illegal immigrants in the desert 50 miles west of Phoenix when they begged him for water.

Priest charged with sexual molestation

PHOENIX, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest in Phoenix who founded an international organization for young people 20 years ago has been charged with molesting teenage boys.

Emergency contacts needed for mobile users

PHOENIX, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Qwest Communications is encouraging all wireless-device users to enter emergency-contact information under the title "ICE," for "in case of emergency."

Sheriff sticks to story of throttle stick

PHOENIX, May 30 (UPI) -- A Phoenix sheriff insists damage to a car he was driving was caused by a sticky throttle, despite a mechanic's analysis to the contrary.

Arizona trailer fire kills four children

BUCKEYE, Ariz., April 11 (UPI) -- Four children were killed in Arizona early Monday when fire tore through their mobile home.

Two Arizona deputies wounded in shootout

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Gunfire met Arizona police trying to serve a search warrant early Thursday, leaving two Maricopa County sheriff's deputies and the alleged gunman injured.

Judge nixes immigration measure challenge

PHOENIX, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge Thursday dismissed a challenge to a ballot measure aimed at restricting illegal immigrants' access to state social services.

U.S. election sparks absentee frenzy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Absentee and early ballots for the U.S. presidential election are being reported in record numbers from sea to shining sea.

Sheriff's's Web cam ruled humiliating

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A three-judge federal appeals court panel in San Francisco has ruled Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Department's Internet cameras humiliated prisoners.

Phoenix power supply pinched

PHOENIX, July 12 (UPI) -- Residents sweltering in the Phoenix area were asked to reduce their electricity consumption Monday in order to avoid possible outages.

West Nile in L.A; first death in Phoenix

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- The first death from West Nile virus in the Phoenix area was reported Friday and the first case in Los Angeles.

Dems seek to keep Nader off Ariz. ballot

PHOENIX, June 24 (UPI) -- Arizona Democrats have filed suit claming petitions to place independent candidate for president Ralph Nader on the state's ballot are invalid.

Phoenix firefighters charged with arson

PHOENIX, May 19 (UPI) -- Arson charges have been filed against three Arizona firefighters suspected of torching a $1.1 million family home in Phoenix five days before Christmas.

Glen Campbell pleads guilty to charges

PHOENIX, May 11 (UPI) -- Country musician Glen Campbell has pleaded guilty to extreme drunken driving and leaving the scene of a minor traffic accident in Phoenix.

Water allegedly diverted from Phoenix

PHOENIX, April 28 (UPI) -- An Arizona utility is seeking a court order to block what it says is the illegal diversion of Verde River water that should be going to Phoenix.
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