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A former Phoenix police officer acquitted of sex crimes – allegedly committed while on duty — now says he was the victim of malicious prosecution.
Aug. 25, 2023
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Emergency dispatchers in Arizona will now receive paid counseling for trauma experienced at work after Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bipartisan bill.
Aug. 24, 2023
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Federal prosecutors say 22 people have been indicted for conspiracy to smuggle undocumented immigrants for profit.
Aug. 22, 2023
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Texas installed roughly 1000-feet of giant orange buoys are held together by sharp metal pieces and surrounded by barbed wire earlier this year.
Aug. 21, 2023
The Biden administration evacuated more than 70,000 Afghans from their country on Aug. 15, 2021. Two years on, many are still in legal limbo, caught in a growing asylum backlog.
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Aug. 21, 2023
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A Biden administration program that allows people from Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela and Cuba to apply to come to the U.S. with the help of a sponsor is going to trial this month. That’s after a coalition of Republican states sued to stop it earlier this year.
Aug. 21, 2023
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Traffic was shut down in both directions on Interstate 10 near 16th Street during morning rush hour on Monday because of a person on top of a pedestrian bridge, officials said.
Aug. 21, 2023
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In a unanimous decision, the court held that a jury could find that one of Mesa Air Group's pilots acted in a way that was racially motivated.
Aug. 17, 2023
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Sometimes referred to as the "Doomsday Mom," Vallow was found guilty in May by an Idaho judge for the murders of her two children, Tylee Ryan and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, as well as Tammy Daybell, the late wife of Vallow’s current husband, Chad Daybell.
Aug. 16, 2023
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A group called Street Cop Training is charging about $300 per police officer to attend a class scheduled for Aug. 24 in the far southeast Valley. The company also fights against subpoenas by New Jersey oversight officials in connection with its 2021 October conference in Atlantic City that featured a conservative firebrand.
Aug. 16, 2023
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On Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pima County Public Defense Services is hosting a free legal clinic — with the main purpose of helping people seal eligible criminal records.
Aug. 15, 2023
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Mesa Arts Center is replacing exhibits featuring protest art by local Indigenous artists with a celebration of the city. It’s partially because of a controversy over one piece in a traveling exhibition by a world-famous artist.
Aug. 15, 2023
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The University of Arizona has enacted new safety measures following the shooting of a professor on campus last year.
Aug. 14, 2023
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Four years ago, Arizona lawmakers opened a temporary window for child sex abuse victims over age 30 to sue for damages. Now, the state court of appeals has revived a case against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix brought by an anonymous plaintiff who was 11 years old in 1979.
Aug. 11, 2023
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In November, Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Rabouin conducted interviews on the sidewalk outside a Chase Bank location. Phoenix police said Wednesday that an officer who detained him was not wrong for doing so. The newspaper disagrees.
Aug. 10, 2023
The Show talked more about the dark net with Scott Brown, special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations for Arizona, and the conversation started with the difference between the dark net and the regular internet.
Aug. 10, 2023
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Phoenix police say the officer who detained a Wall Street Journal reporter conducting interviews outside a bank last year will undergo training. And the agency has revised its policy on trespassing after a discovery related to the officer’s conduct.
Aug. 9, 2023
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It’s been almost two years to the day since the U.S. evacuated more than 70.000 Afghans from their country after the American troops withdrew and the Taliban took control. Now many of those evacuees are still in limbo and the clock is ticking.
Aug. 9, 2023
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U.S. House Republicans were back in southern Arizona this week for a remote congressional hearing about what they call a crisis at the border created by the Biden administration.
Aug. 9, 2023
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Chandler is offering a new health tool for its police officers with the goal of preventing and early detection of heart disease.
Aug. 8, 2023


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