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2020 Election Fight Still Alive in Arizona—and It's Heated

Audit is underway, but Republican election officials in Maricopa County call out 'insane lies'

(Newser) - If you thought the fighting over Election 2020 was over, think again. It's not only still underway in Arizona—tensions have reached a boiling point. But this isn't about Democrats pushing back against GOP claims. It's about GOP election officials in the state's most populated county...

Arizona Republican Calls Trump's Claim 'Unhinged'

Elections official wants 'insane lies' about 2020 results to stop

(Newser) - The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer on Saturday called a Trump...

Trump Supporters Gather at Arizona Election Office

They chanted 'Count those votes!'

(Newser) - Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered outside a vote-counting center in Phoenix Wednesday night to urge workers to do what they were already doing. The Arizona Republic reports that at least 200 protesters gathered outside the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center and yelled "Count those votes!" They also...

Stepdad of Teen Missing Since 2001 Arrested for Her Murder
Teen Vanished in 2001 on Last
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Teen Vanished in 2001 on Last Day of School. Now, an Arrest

Michael Turney, stepdad to missing 17-year-old Alissa Turney, has been charged

(Newser) - In 2001, a high school junior from Phoenix disappeared on her last day of school. Now, nearly two decades later, a suspect is in custody, thanks to her sister's perseverance and dogged investigative work. Arrested Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., and charged with second-degree murder in the case of Alissa...

Cops: Girl Filmed Mom Driving Drunk. Mom Calls Girl 'Heroic'

Stephanie Davis, 31, was arrested Saturday in Glendale, Arizona

(Newser) - An Arizona mom who allegedly drove home from the movies drunk with three kids in the car didn't just have the police to contend with. The Arizona Republic reports Stephanie Davis, 31, was arrested shortly after 4pm on Saturday after cops who arrived on the scene in Glendale say...

Joe Arpaio Wants to 'Make Maricopa County Safe Again'

87-year-old is running for sheriff

(Newser) - The man who used to call himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" now appears to be America's most tenacious ex-sheriff. Joe Arpaio, who lost his bid for re-election in Arizona's Maricopa County in 2016 and was pardoned by President Trump the following year after being convicted of criminal...

1 Big Fall, 2 Broken Legs, 3 Rattlesnakes in Arizona
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He Broke Both Legs in Fall. Then Came the Rattlesnakes

Arizona man rescued from 100-foot mine shaft after 2 days

(Newser) - An Arizona man should be a bit more comfortable in a hospital bed having spent two days stuck at the bottom of a 100-foot mine shaft. Believed to have been descending into the gold mine shaft near Aguila, 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, when he fell Monday, 62-year-old John Waddell...

Arizona's Notorious Outdoor Prison Is Shutting Down

'Circus' is over, new sheriff says

(Newser) - There's a new sheriff in Arizona's Maricopa County, and he's shutting down his predecessor's notorious "Tent City." Sheriff Paul Penzone, who defeated Sheriff Joe Arpaio in November's election, announced Tuesday that he's getting rid of the open-air facility, where inmates are given...

Sheriff Joe Faces Up to 6 Months in Jail

His trial begins Dec. 6 in Phoenix

(Newser) - It's official: Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona has been criminally charged with federal contempt of court and could face up to six months in jail if convicted. The case stems from December 2011 when a federal judge barred the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office from conducting Arpaio's signature...

Man Accused of Plotting Terror Acts in Arizona

Mahin Kahn held without bond after cops say he made threats against gov't buildings

(Newser) - A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on Arizona government buildings, reports the AP . The Attorney General's Office says 18-year-old Mahin Khan appeared before a Phoenix judge Saturday morning. He was ordered held...

DoJ Investigating Long Lines 'Fiasco' in Ariz. Primary

Complaints allege unacceptable waiting times in minority-heavy areas

(Newser) - Long lines at polling sites in Arizona's March 22 primary led Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to call the night a "fiasco"—and the Justice Department to now investigate whether there were civil rights violations regarding what Stanton called "unacceptably disparate distribution of polling locations," Reuters...

Cops: Man Left Granddaughter, 5, in Desert With Loaded Gun

He reportedly told her to 'shoot any bad guys'

(Newser) - After downing a cheeseburger and a handful of drinks Sunday evening, Paul Rater called home and ordered his wife to come get him, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says, per the Arizona Republic . But instead of his wife showing up at the South Buckeye Equestrian Center, the cops did—...

Homemade Shotgun Backfires on Kid, 13

Teen built gun with instructions found online: police

(Newser) - An Arizona teen underwent surgery on Sunday after accidentally shooting himself with a homemade shotgun he'd assembled with instructions found online. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the 13-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he tried to fire the weapon and was hit in the rib cage by a projectile...

Cardinals' Dwyer Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Wife

Running back is among spate of NFLers in trouble

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing today in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.

Arizona Deputy May Have Blackmailed Immigrants

Records found in Arpaio deputy's home following suicide

(Newser) - Investigators think a former Joe Arpaio deputy who killed himself recently may have been shaking down illegal immigrants, according to newly released court records. While searching Ramon "Charley" Armendariz's home last week, investigators found 900 hours worth of tapes of traffic stops Armendariz had conducted, along with hundreds...

Sheriff Joe: Flag-Trashing Inmates Fed Bread, Water

ACLU blasts Arpaio's 'publicity stunt'

(Newser) - The controversial sheriff who considers himself "America's toughest" is trying to make jails in Arizona's Maricopa County more patriotic, with the national anthem played regularly—and harsh punishments for inmates who desecrate the US flags that hang in each cell. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says inmates who mess...

Steven Seagal Eyes Run for Ariz. Governor

Says he's discussed it with Sheriff Joe

(Newser) - He wouldn't be the first actor to trade the silver screen for the governor's mansion: Steven Seagal is making noises to KNXV-TV about running for Jan Brewer's job in Arizona. In conversations with BFF Joe Arpaio , with whom he teamed for reality show Steven Seagal—Lawman: Maricopa ...

Judge: 'Sheriff Joe' Guilty of Racial Profiling

Federal ruling calls strategy by Maricopa County's Arpaio unconstitutional

(Newser) - Joe Arpaio of Arizona bills himself as "America's toughest sheriff," but a federal judge has ruled that he doesn't understand America's own Constitution. In a blistering 142-page decision, US District Court Judge Murray Snow wrote that Arpaio engaged in racial profiling against Latino drivers and...

Someone Sent Explosives to Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Package intercepted, device defused

(Newser) - Sheriff Joe Arpaio is perhaps the most controversial sheriff in America—and apparently he really got himself on someone's bad side. Law officers in Arizona have intercepted an explosive device that was earmarked for the Maricopa County Sheriff, authorities said last night. The device was contained in a package...

New Trainer for Joe Arpaio Posse: Steven Seagal

Actor runs simulated school shooting in Maricopa County

(Newser) - When "America's Toughest Sheriff" needs someone to train his "posse," who does he turn to? Steven Seagal, apparently. The aging action star was in Maricopa County over the weekend to train Sheriff Joe Arpaio's armed volunteers on how to handle a school shooting. Arpaio already...

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