While plaintiffs’ lawyers presented evidence suggesting the sheriff's confidential informant was investigating the judge in the case, Arpaio insisted the informant was primarily investigating alleged bank fraud in which the judge was one of 150,000 victims in Maricopa County.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for parts of northeastern Arizona Friday. Meteorologist Cory Mottice says sustained winds of 20-to-30 miles per hour with higher wind gusts have put that area at risk for wildfires.
Glendale’s relationship with the Arizona Coyotes will likely play a role in the city’s 2016 mayoral race, and one candidate is already criticizing a city council decision that could lead to replacement of the team as manager of Gila River Arena.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand again for an hour on Thursday in the contempt of court proceedings against him. The sheriff fielded questions about the adequacy of his office’s internal affairs investigations and his dealings with a confidential informant who apparently tried to link the judge in the case in an anti-Arpaio conspiracy.