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Cops Stop Bicyclist With Girl Taken From Home

Suspect tells police he went into wrong home

(Newser) - A 4-year-old Phoenix girl is safe after a bizarre incident involving a suspected kidnapper, reports MyFoxPhoenix . A police officer on his way to a burglary call about 3am stopped a bicyclist who was riding with the pajamas-clad girl in his lap. Daniel Luna, 37, first said he came across the... More »

Passengers Save Baby Who Stopped Breathing on Plane

One happened to be a CPR instructor

(Newser) - A little relief from all the depressing air-travel news this week: Two passengers helped save the life of a baby who had stopped breathing aboard a US Airways flight, reports KTVK . According to others on the flight from Tampa to Phoenix, the drama began when a woman began screaming that... More »

Arizona Dad Charged With Ax-Murdering 13-Year-Old Son

Gary Sherrill tells cops dead boy was a demon

(Newser) - A Phoenix man is behind bars after police charged him with killing his 13-year-old son with an ax. As ABC 15 reports, police went to the home of 51-year-old Gary Sherrill yesterday afternoon after his ex-wife reported that he'd failed to return their son. Sherrill initially told cops that... More »

Gunman Surrenders After ER Bathroom Standoff

Phoenix Baptist Hospital workers evacuated as police negotiated with suspect

(Newser) - Workers had to evacuate the emergency room of Phoenix Baptist Hospital this morning after a man pulled a gun on them, setting off a standoff with police. The suspect, described as a man in his 40s, surrendered around 6am, MyFoxPhoenix reports, but not before an hours-long standoff that saw a... More »

Man May Have Killed 4 People, 2 Dogs Over Barking

Cops say loud barking may have sparked shooting spree

(Newser) - Authorities released details today from a weekend shooting attack that left four family members and two dogs dead at a central Phoenix townhouse before the gunman turned the weapon on himself. Michael Guzzo, 56, killed his next door neighbors in a deadly confrontation yesterday that may have been touched off... More »

Phoenix Dad Charged After 3-Month-Old Son Dies in Car

Police say father was smoking pot outside the vehicle

(Newser) - A Phoenix father whose 3-month-old son died after being left in a hot car is now facing charges. Police say Daniel Bryant Gray has been charged with manslaughter and child abuse, both of which are felonies. Police believe he was smoking marijuana with a co-worker at the front of the... More »

Girl, 6, Dies When Brother, 8, Crashes Car

Phoenix kids stole mom's vehicle after bedtime

(Newser) - An awful story out of Phoenix: Two young children stole their mother's car Wednesday night and took it on a joyride that ended in a deadly crash. The 8-year-old driver received only minor injuries but his 6-year-old sister was killed, NBC News reports. She wasn't wearing a seat... More »

West Is So Hot, Planes Grounded

No end in sight to scorching triple-digit temps

(Newser) - Forecasters called for more supercharged temperatures today as a heat wave gripped the Southwest, leaving one man dead and another hospitalized in serious condition in heat-aggravated incidents in sunbaked Phoenix. US Airways canceled 18 flights yesterday over the heat; planes are certified to takeoff in up to 118 degrees, but... More »

Oops: United Ships Dog to Ireland, not Phoenix

Hendrix is home safe and sound now

(Newser) - Happy St. Patrick's Day, Hendrix. United Airlines accidentally shipped the pooch from Newark to Ireland this week, instead of his home destination of Phoenix, reports CNN via local affiliate KNXV . After the English springer spaniel touched down in Eire, he got to stretch his legs before being sent back... More »

Body of Phoenix Shooter Found

Arthur Douglas Harmon appears to have committed suicide

(Newser) - Arthur Douglas Harmon, the 70-year-old suspected of shooting three people at a Phoenix office building yesterday, has been found dead. Police had been searching for Harmon after he fled the scene; one victim died. The vehicle in which he fled was also found near his body at a shopping center... More »

Phoenix Shooting Suspect, 70, Still at Large; 1 Dead

Legal dispute may have led to assault

(Newser) - One of three people shot this morning in a Phoenix office has died, reports the Arizona Republic . Police have identified the suspect as 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon, who fled the scene in a rental car and remains at large. Harmon apparently went to the building this morning to take part... More »

Girl Pulled From Hospital Safe in Mexico: Parents

Probe continues as leukemia patient speaks to media

(Newser) - A girl whose mom whisked her out of a Phoenix hospital against the advice of those treating the 11-year-old for leukemia is now receiving medical care in Mexico, her parents say. Doctors remain worried about the possibility of deadly infection tied to her chest catheter if she doesn't receive... More »

Woman, With Child in Car, Crashes Onto Runway

She may have been impaired, police say

(Newser) - Police say a woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway last night. The woman reportedly rammed an airport gate around 10pm and started crossing the runway. Police officers forced the car to stop... More »

'Samurai Vigilante' Breaks Up Train Fight

Video of Phoenix train attack has already gone viral

(Newser) - Two men punching and kicking a guy on a Phoenix train a couple weeks ago got a little surprise—when a passenger threatened them with a Samurai sword, the Huffington Post reports. The Bushido vigilante, wearing a baseball cap and headphones, inched forward until the terrified attackers fled the light... More »

Police: 'Suicide Gunman' Had Violent Record

Jodon Romero, 33, killed himself live on Fox News

(Newser) - The gunman whose suicide was broadcast live on Fox News yesterday had just stolen a car and led Phoenix police on a 90-minute chase, the Arizona Republic reports. Police today identified him as Jodon Romero, 33, a violent, convicted criminal who was wanted for parole violation on a weapons charge.... More »

At-Home Bible Study Lands Man in Jail

City says pastor was violating zoning laws

(Newser) - Gang-member-turned-pastor Michael Salman found himself behind bars after holding a Bible study at his home, reports Fox News . Authorities say Salman violated zoning laws, and thus his probation, when he gathered some 80 people at his four-acre home, but the Phoenix man and his family are crying foul, saying his... More »

Big Find in Case of Arsonist Who Died After Conviction

Canister marked 'sodium cyanide' recovered from Michael Marin's car

(Newser) - Michael Marin, the convicted arsonist who dropped dead minutes after his guilty verdict was read in a Phoenix courtroom, most likely took a homemade cyanide pill, say police. After his dramatic death, a member of Marin's family received a delayed email from the former Wall Street trader saying that,... More »

Arsonist Drops Dead After Guilty Verdict

Speculation swirls that he killed himself

(Newser) - An Arizona man collapsed in court yesterday, minutes after a jury pronounced him guilty of arson—and many are speculating that he poisoned himself. Courtroom video appears to show defendant Michael Marin swallow something just after the verdict is read, My Fox Phoenix reports. Several minutes pass uneventfully, and then... More »

Teen Babysitting His Siblings Shoots Intruder

Cops praise boy, 14; suspect will be booked when he recovers

(Newser) - A Phoenix teenager babysitting his siblings shot and critically wounded a home intruder, police said. The unidentified 14-year-old boy was in charge of his younger siblings, 8, 10, and 12 years old, when first a strange woman, then a man pounded on the door of the home. He raced upstairs... More »

Pot-Smoking Mom Puts Baby on Car Roof, Drives Off

Catalina Clouser has been arrested for child abuse, DUI

(Newser) - Apparently it is not enough to protect babies with a good car seat: Catalina Clouser had her 5-week-old baby strapped safely in a car seat when she drove home just after midnight yesterday. Unfortunately, the mom, who unsurprisingly admits she was smoking pot beforehand, left both babe and car seat... More »

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