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Couple Threatened by Phoenix Cops: Apologies No Good

Iesha Harper, Dravon Ames want officers involved fired after disturbing video circulates

(Newser) - Iesha Harper and Dravon Ames, a black couple with two young children seen in a video that emerged last week showing cops in Phoenix screaming at them, guns drawn, after an alleged shoplifting incident , have since received apologies from the city's police chief and mayor—but they're not... More »

CBP: Girl From India Dies in Desert on Way to US

Death took place in 'dangerous and austere location' in Arizona

(Newser) - The body of a 7-year-old girl believed to be from India was found this week in a remote part of the Arizona desert just over the border with Mexico, a death that a Border Patrol official is calling "senseless," reports the Daily Beast . Per a Customs and Border... More »

Did He Help or Harbor Migrants? The Jury Is Hung

Scott Warren is in the clear—for now

(Newser) - An Arizona man says he helped two migrants out of the kindness of his heart. Federal prosecutors say he conspired to transport the men while shielding them from Border Patrol agents. And jurors can't decide who they believe. The case, in which 36-year-old geography teacher Scott Warren faced up... More »

Woman Rescued by Chopper May Never Want to See One Again

Things literally spun out of control

(Newser) - An elderly woman who got hurt while on a hike near Phoenix is likely grateful she was pulled out of harm's way by a helicopter, though she also may be likely to never want to see a helicopter again. A video from ABC15 Arizona shows the chopper operated by... More »

Arizona Teacher Hits UK Mogul With Big Accusation

Sir Philip Green is up on 4 misdemeanor assault charges

(Newser) - No, slapping and groping aren't part of Pilates. That's why Arizona prosecutors have charged British retail giant Sir Philip Green with four counts of misdemeanor assault for allegedly groping his instructor in class, CNN reports. "I felt very taken advantage of and like, you know, just a... More »

Eighth-Grade Cornerback Gets 2 Incredible Offers

It probably helps having a coach for a dad

(Newser) - At 5'9" and 160 pounds, Cole Martin has two offers to play Division I football, though "I have a long time before I have to make that decision where I'm going to go to college." That's because the Arizona teenager is—get this—still in... More »

Stan Lee's Ex-Manager Arrested

Keya Morgan faces multiple felony charges

(Newser) - A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend, the AP reports. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony... More »

Man Pulled Over With Dead Wife in Passenger Seat

'Cause why stop the road trip?

(Newser) - A 70-year-old man told police his wife died on a road trip, so he strapped her in their car's passenger seat and continued on. The explanation came Monday as Rodney Puckett of Oklahoma was pulled over for a traffic violation along Interstate 10 in Arizona, reports the Arizona Republic... More »

Teacher Posted Salary. Then Came the Amazon Boxes

Arizona's Elisabeth Milich welcomes stranger's 'amazing blessing'

(Newser) - Elisabeth Milich wasn't exactly thrilled with her $35,000 salary in 2018 and made that known in a Facebook post. Still, the second-grade teacher at Phoenix's Whispering Wind Academy felt lucky: "I have my husband's income where I can buy [lunch] for kids that don't... More »

Teen Dies After Boy Scouts Run Out of Water

16-year-old showed signs of dehydration on hike

(Newser) - A 16-year-old died on a Boy Scout hike in Arizona after the group ran out of water. The group hiked the 1,500-foot Picacho Peak last Saturday, officials said, and drank the last of its water at the top, the Arizona Republic reports. The boy reportedly showed signs of dehydration... More »

Sanctuary Founder After Tiger Attack: My Bad

Arizona's Jonathan Kraft has broken bones, but no ill will toward the animal

(Newser) - "My fault." That's what the founder of an Arizona wildlife sanctuary had to say Wednesday after surviving an attack by a Bengal tiger. Staff at Valentine's Keepers of the Wild Nature Park were moving big cats so they could take shelter from a severe thunderstorm Monday... More »

Woman, 70, Falls to Her Death in Grand Canyon

This was the 3rd falling death in 4 weeks

(Newser) - A third visitor in four weeks has fallen to their death in the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon National Park authorities say the 70-year-old woman died after falling around 200 feet at the canyon's South Rim, NBC reports. The park said in a statement that rangers received a report around... More »

Woman Accused of Sending Man 159K Texts: I'm in Jail?

Jacqueline Ades dismisses the texts as 'weird things'

(Newser) - An Arizona woman who allegedly broke into a man's home and hounded him with over 159,000 texts doesn't get why she's stuck in jail, USA Today reports. "I just think it's ridiculous," says Jacqueline Ades. "I can't believe that it... More »

He Tried to Yank Out a Hive. The Bees Became 'Agitated'

51-year-old Arizona man dead after insects attack him in yard

(Newser) - The wife of Epigmenio Gonzalez was stung, as were several first responders and police officers, after the 51-year-old Arizona man tried to yank a beehive out from behind a couch in his Yuma yard. But Gonzalez ended up "covered with bees"—and it proved fatal, ABC News reports.... More »

Cops: Armed Witness Thwarted Kidnapping of 11-Year-Old Girl

Phoenix suspect is still at large

(Newser) - Police in Phoenix say an armed witness prevented the kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl who was on her way to school. Police say the suspect grabbed the girl from behind, pulling her arm behind his back and putting his arm over her face, Fox 10 reports. The witness then intervened... More »

2nd Visitor in 2 Weeks Falls to Death at Grand Canyon

67-year-old man fell from South Rim viewing spot

(Newser) - A man who fell to his death from a viewing point at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon Wednesday morning was the third visitor to die in the space of eight days. The Grand Canyon National Park Service says park rangers found the body of the 67-year-old man around... More »

Amazon Is Making Big Changes at Whole Foods

New round of price cuts takes effect Wednesday

(Newser) - Whole Foods is taking steps to change its "Whole Paycheck" image with another round of price cuts. According to documents seen by the Wall Street Journal , the Amazon-owned grocery chain is planning to cut prices on more than 500 items, mainly produce and meat, as of Wednesday. Sources tell... More »

British Band, Manager Die in Fiery Crash on US Tour

It was 'almost home time for the lads'

(Newser) - The music has tragically ended for up-and-coming British band Her's days after it was featured by BBC Music . Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick, 24, and Audun Laading, 25, were killed in a car crash 75 miles west of Phoenix, Ariz., early Wednesday along with their manager, Trevor Engelbrektson, according to record... More »

Cops Raid Arizona Home, Take Sick Toddler at 1am

Parents, seeking to regain custody of 3 kids, describe 'a very traumatic experience'

(Newser) - Guns drawn, police officers in tactical gear kicked down the door of the home after 1am and found their target: a 2-year-old boy thought to have a fever. It was "an abuse of power," Arizona Rep. Kelly Townsend tells KNXV of the scene in Chandler last month. The... More »

Woman in Pursuit of Selfie Attacked by Jaguar in Arizona

Incident happened Saturday at Wildlife World Zoo

(Newser) - "Please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight." So reads a Saturday night tweet from Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo in the wake of an incident involving a guest and a jaguar. The Litchfield Park zoo says that same evening a female... More »

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