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Video Shows Cop Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man in Hotel

Philip Brailsford was found not guilty of murder, manslaughter this week

(Newser) - Newly released police body-cam footage shows an Arizona officer fatally shooting an unarmed man as he crawls toward officers while crying "please do not shoot me," the Independent reports. According to KPHO , former Mesa Police Department officer Philip Brailsford was found not guilty Thursday of murder and reckless... More »

Joe Arpaio 'Seriously' Thinking About Senate Run

Former Arizona sheriff would replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake

(Newser) - Fresh off a presidential pardon , Joe Arpaio is once again eyeing public office. “I am seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the US Senate," the former Arizona sheriff tells the Daily Beast . Arpaio, 85, says he is looking at running in 2018 to replace the retiring Sen. Jeff... More »

Jeff Flake Plans Senate Speeches on Trump, Truth

'Alternative facts' are damaging democracy, he says

(Newser) - Sen. Jeff Flake is free to speak his mind after deciding not to run for re-election in Arizona —and the Republican plans to do so in a series of speeches on the Senate floor targeting President Trump and stressing the value of telling the truth. Flake tells NPR that... More »

Why All Eyes Are On Elections in a Remote Utah Town

Polygamist FLDS group seems to be losing long-held grasp on the town—including local politics

(Newser) - In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on a remote community on the Utah-Arizona border. "For Hildale mayor vote Donia," reads a sign featuring Donia Jessop, a candidate pictured with a contemporary... More »

Proposal for City's Stinky Water? Add Pumpkin Spice

It appears petition in Tempe, Ariz., is a joke, but the water can smell and taste awful there

(Newser) - Residents of an Arizona city with foul-smelling, unpalatable drinking water have proposed a solution that would make Starbucks proud: have the water company infuse it with pumpkin spice flavoring. The Arizona Republic reports on Tempe's tap-water woes, which are so pervasive the city is forced to acknowledge them on... More »

Jeff Flake Drops Out, Denounces Trump

Arizona senator won't run for re-election, bemoans 'lack of decency' in DC

(Newser) - In a surprise move, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake said Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in Arizona. Flake had tangled often with President Trump and had been seen as vulnerable to a challenge from the Steve Bannon wing of the party. Flake said he was a "traditional... More »

Man Shot During Fight at Doc Holliday's Saloon

Yes, this happened in 2017

(Newser) - Arizona authorities say a saloon shooting in the Old West town of Tombstone put one man in the hospital with a leg wound and another in jail. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the shooting occurred in Doc Holliday's Saloon when the two men struggled following a verbal... More »

Police Find Body of Teacher Who Bailed Man Out

Suspect was arrested in her SUV on Monday

(Newser) - Police in Arizona believe they have found the body of Cathryn Gorospe, the kindergarten teacher who was last seen bailing a man out of Flagstaff's Cocinino County jail on Oct. 6. Police say the manner and cause of the Glendale woman's death is unknown, the Arizona Republic reports.... More »

A Teacher Bailed a Man Out of Jail. Then She Vanished

Search is still on for Arizona kindergarten teacher Cathryn Gorospe

(Newser) - The search continues in Arizona for a missing kindergarten teacher who vanished after bailing a man out of jail last week. The Arizona Republic reports that there's still no sign of 44-year-old Cathryn Gorospe of Glendale, who headed over to Flagstaff's Coconino County Jail on Friday night to... More »

Arizona Senate Race Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will run for seat currently held by Sen. Jeff Flake

(Newser) - Democrats see the Senate seat held by Arizona Republican Jeff Flake as one of their few opportunities in 2018, and it looks like they'll be pinning their hopes on a centrist Democrat with a track record of reaching across the aisle, the Arizona Republic reports. US Rep. Kyrsten Sinema... More »

He Escaped Prison in 1978. Then the Blood Began to Spill

Inside the story of Gary Tison and the Tison Gang

(Newser) - Last Rampage, starring Robert Patrick and Heather Graham, had its limited release on Friday, and as the trailer promises, "blood will spill." It's based on the true story of Gary Tison (played by Patrick), who in 1978 broke out of the Arizona State Prison with the help... More »

Ariz. Man Learns Hard Way That Snakes Are Not Toys

The predictable end to a ridiculous party trick

(Newser) - An Arizona man claims he's finally learned his lesson about messing around with snakes after getting bitten for the second time in his life. Victor Pratt, 48, was holding a birthday party for his kid at home in Coolidge, Ariz., on Sept. 7 when he picked up a rattlesnake... More »

Arpaio to Plead With Judge to Toss Conviction

His lawyers will present oral arguments on Oct. 4

(Newser) - Joe Arpaio has asked an Arizona judge to vacate his contempt of court conviction, arguing a presidential pardon "warrants an automatic vacatur of all opinions, judgments, and verdicts related to the criminal charge." But he'll have to come up with a bit more than that. On Tuesday,... More »

Man Locked Up Under Arpaio Calls Pardon 'a Nightmare'

'Disgusted, dispirited, and disappointed in the American political system'

(Newser) - "There’s evil in the world that’s unrepentant, and I’ve experienced it firsthand," Francisco Chairez writes for the Washington Post . Chairez, a Mexican immigrant, spent time in one of Joe Arpaio's infamous "tent cities" following a 2015 conviction for drunk driving. His experience doing... More »

Trump Has Clapper Worried About Nukes; 2 Reactions

Former national intelligence director leery of president's temper after Phoenix rally

(Newser) - President Trump's Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, during which he unleashed a familiar rant about the media, has brought out his critics in force. But perhaps the critic drawing the most attention is former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. "I really question his ability to be—his fitness... More »

Phoenix Braces for Protests as Trump Visits for Rally

Throngs of protesters expected, and an Arpaio pardon is possible

(Newser) - The city of Phoenix is on edge as President Trump plans to visit for a Tuesday evening rally. The Hill frames the matter thusly: Will there be more supporters inside the city's convention center—it holds 29,000—or opponents outside it? One question in the balance is whether... More »

A Doctor's Visit, a Shocking Find: She Had No Vagina

Kaylee Moats is fundraising for a surgical remedy for genetic disorder

(Newser) - Us Weekly is reporting on the fundraising efforts of an Arizona woman "raising money so she can have sex," though it's more complex than the headline might imply. That woman is 22-year-old Kaylee Moats, who tells Barcroft TV that when she was 18, her 12-year-old sister... More »

Weeks After Baby Rushed to ER, a Diagnosis: Botulism

Arizona's Cole Hansberger started showing symptoms the day before his first birthday

(Newser) - A 1-year-old in Arizona is critically ill after doctors say he tested positive for botulism, the Arizona Republic reports. On Aug. 5, the day before Cole Hansberger's first birthday, his mom, Jackie, noticed a few strange things: first, his drooping head while he was crawling around, then a complete... More »

Jefferson Davis Statue Tarred, Feathered

Police investigating Arizona vandalism

(Newser) - A Jefferson Davis statue in southern Arizona was tarred and feathered in one of the latest actions against what President Trump calls "beautiful statues and monuments" honoring the Confederacy. Police are investigating the attack on the monument to the Confederate president near Gold Canyon on US Route 60; it... More »

Plague Finds its Way to Fleas in One US State

Arizona county is warning residents to leash their dogs and de-flea all pets

(Newser) - The bacterium that wiped out millions in Europe in the Black Death pandemic of the 1300s lives on, and officials say it's resurfaced in fleas in Arizona. Navajo County public health officials warn on Facebook that Yersinia pestis, better known as the plague, can be transmitted to humans and... More »

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