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In the summer of 2013, one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history killed 19 firefighters from Prescott. The Granite Mountain Hotshots were cut off from their escape route and the shelters they carried could not withstand the fire’s heat. Their story is now immortalized in the film “Only The Brave."
The Lost Lake music festival kicks off in Phoenix today. It’s expected to attract tens of thousands of people and festival organizers say they’re taking security concerns seriously in light of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap segment. This we we feature former legislative leader and former gubernatorial chief of staff Chris Herstam and Jon Gabriel, editor in chief of Ricochet.com and an Arizona Republic contributor.
VidAngel, a streaming service that altered copyrighted works to edit out adult language, nudity and violence, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The announcement has created a void in the niche industry to provide similar entertainment services.
A federal judge has rejected former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request to throw out a court ruling against him. Arpaio attorney Jack Wilenchik said because of the pardon, the former sheriff will never have the chance to appeal the ruling, leaving him open to future lawsuits.
Last year, a jury found former El Paso lawyer Marco Antonio Delgado guilty of funneling millions from an electrical project in a border town just across from Arizona. The money was intended for a contract for power turbines in Agua Prieta, Sonora. Instead, Delgado diverted the money into his personal accounts in the Turk and Caicos Islands.
Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic aggregate reviews of movies to give people an idea of whether or not a film is worth their time. But in 2016, Fandango bought Rotten Tomatoes and began posting its “Tomatometer” scores. Well, since then, studio execs have started to worry that those Rotten Tomato ratings matter more than they used to, according to Alissa Wilkinson, film critic with Vox.