Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one step closer to facing contempt charges for not following a federal judge’s orders after that judge found the sheriff’s office had systematically racially profiled Latinos.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has arrested seven people in what it says has been a series of targeted burglaries. The Sheriff’s Office said the burglaries were targeting the homes of seasonal visitors to Arizona City and those of people listed in the obituaries.
State health department epidemiologist Jessica Rigler says the H3N2 strain is mutating, making the vaccine ineffective against it about 50 percent of the time, but there is no sign of the strain in Arizona so far.
The federal judge presiding over the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to start contempt proceedings against the sheriff for failing to comply with his orders. But the judge has invited lawyers from both sides to weigh in first.
A fun run sponsored by the Tempe Police Department scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. The Tempe Police chief cited recent incidents in Ferguson, New York City and other cities across the country for the cancellation.
Officials from the U.S. Census Bureau are preparing for a data collection test in Maricopa County next year. They’ll reach out to 1.6 million homes in the Valley in an attempt to try out new technology and management practices.
Congress today voted to approve the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds the Defense Department. More than a thousand pages into that bill is a provision authorizing a land exchange, which would allow a mining company to drill for Copper near Superior.