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Hiker Dies After Being Smothered by Bees in Arizona

Louisiana man received more than 1K stings during hike on Mesa trail

(Newser) - A young man from Louisiana surrounded by bees during a hike in a Mesa, Ariz., park died from what a medical exam says was 1,000-plus bee stings. Alex Bestler, 23, was hiking the relatively easy Merkle Memorial Trail in Usery Mountain Park around 9am Thursday with a woman IDed... More »

Man Shot in Mesa Took the Time to Take a Selfie

Isaac Martinez is lucky to be alive after gunman demanded his car keys

(Newser) - Isaac Martinez wasn't able to literally dodge a bullet, but he's thankful to still be here after getting caught in the middle of yesterday's shootings in Mesa, Ariz. , which left one dead and five injured. The 20-year-old restaurant worker says suspect Ryan Giroux came into Bistro 13,... More »

Neo-Nazi Arrested in Mesa Shootings

Skinhead gang member has long criminal record

(Newser) - The man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a Mesa, Ariz., shooting rampage has been identified as Ryan Giroux, a 41-year-old who has been in and out of prison over the last 20 years. Giroux—who has white supremacist tattoos, including "Skin Head" over his... More »

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Mesa Shootings; Suspect Caught

Motel argument reportedly preceded first shootings

(Newser) - Shootings at multiple locations in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa left one person dead and five others injured today, police say. A suspect is in custody after an hours-long manhunt. He had been described earlier as a white man in his 30s or 40s. The first shootings took place about... More »

Man in Wheelchair Shot Dead During Arrest

Cops say he reached for his gun, struggle ensued

(Newser) - A man in a wheelchair was fatally shot by a cop in Mesa, Arizona, as he and several officers struggled over a gun he was carrying, reports the Arizona Republic . Police say they stopped the man—later IDed as Chris Allan Chipman, 49, reports Fox 10 —on the sidewalk,... More »

Ariz. City Gets a Do-Over

Officials annex extra 5 miles for Mesa's new downtown

(Newser) - Mesa, Ariz., is getting a do-over. The financially battered city experienced explosive growth for more than half a century, and municipal leaders hope to recover that vitality, reports the Economist. Their solution? Start building, but not in the strip-mall-and-tract-home model so familiar in the Sunbelt. The city has annexed 5... More »

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