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  • Arizona authorites probe vandalism that cut off Internet, phones for hours

    02/26/2015 8:00:39 AM PST · by dware · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02.26.2015 | AP via Fox News
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Officials say all services have been restored following act of vandalism that left people across northern Arizona without the use of the Internet, cellphones and landlines for several hours. During Wednesday's outages, businesses couldn't process credit card transactions, ATMs didn't function, law enforcement databases were unavailable, and even weather reports were affected in an area stretching from north of Phoenix to Flagstaff, about 100 miles away.
  • Ex-NFL star Warren Sapp arrested in Phoenix (solicitation, assault, NFL network contract terminated)

    02/02/2015 4:43:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL lineman and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested Monday on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and allegedly assaulting two women, Phoenix police said. Hours later, the NFL Network announced that it had terminated its contract with Sapp, who had been working as a broadcaster and was in Arizona for Sunday's Super Bowl in suburban Glendale. Sapp, 42, was taken into custody at a downtown Phoenix hotel and booked into jail, police said. It wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.
  • Tim Tebow Wins The Phoenix Golf Open Celebrity Par-3 Tourney (Video)

    01/29/2015 2:47:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Pro Sports ^ | 01/29/2015 | by: Penn Collin
    Active NFL players weren’t the only ones making headlines this week. Tim Tebow, existing on the seedy outskirts of the sport as a host for the SEC Network, wrestled himself an invite to a celebrity golf tournament in Phoenix in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.The good news: Tim Tebow won. The bad news: It was a golf tournament, not an NFL game. The worse news: It wasn’t even a real golf tournament. It was the Phoenix Open Celebrity par-3 tournament, which is sort of a step up from Putt-Putt. Sort of.He played the Phoenix Open Pro-Am with...
  • Days before Super Bowl, Arizona gets the measles

    01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Fred Imbert
    Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves ... Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday. Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
  • Immigrant accused of killing store clerk in Ariz. was out on bond

    01/27/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 27, 2015 | AP
    PHOENIX — Federal authorities say an immigrant was out on bond and awaiting deportation hearings when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, pleaded guilty in 2012 to a burglary charge but did not serve time in prison. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took Altamirano into custody on Jan. 3, 2013, after learning of his conviction in Maricopa County in Arizona. But after reviewing his case, ICE found he was eligible for bond, a spokeswoman said in a statement issued Monday.
  • Canal Murders: Suspect arrested more than 20 years later

    01/18/2015 5:13:46 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.fox10phoenix.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | unknown
    For the third day in a row, detectives combed through mounds of trash and other items at the Phoenix home of the canal murders suspect Bryan Patrick Miller. Because of the hoarding like conditions, that process will take several more days. And as all this police work continues we're learning more about Miller's violent past and several run-in's with the police. Miller was arrested last week in connection with the brutal murder of two women in Phoenix in the early 90's. Court documents reveal details about two other stabbing incidents involving weapon taking place before and after those canal murders....
  • Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets

    01/18/2015 10:21:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 17, 2015
    PHOENIX -- A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday. Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said. "They were transporting her from the surgery to whatever room, and she was still unconscious at that point. So, no, she never got to see them," Todman said. Morales was about seven months into her pregnancy when she delivered three girls and one boy Thursday, according to Todman....
  • Obama Heckled During Arizona High School Speech [VIDEO]

    01/08/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    During a speech on the middle class and housing at a Phoenix, Arizona high school, President Obama was heckled by a member of the audience. (VIDEO: Christie Shouts Down Heckler: ‘Sit Down and Shut Up!’) Halfway through Obama’s speech at Central High School, considered part of a pre-State of the Union tour to sell his policies, the heckler began yelling. “Is this about housing?” Obama asked, before the shouting stops. WATCH: (starting at 58:21) It’s difficult to make out what the heckler was yelling about in the official White House video, but local media indicate that she was shouting something...
  • International Business Times: Jews, Israel Behind Paris Shooting

    01/08/2015 11:26:55 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/2/2015 | Aurelius
    In a stunningly dishonest, conspiracy-laden, and anti-Semitic article, the International Business Times accused Israel and the “Jewish people” for the horrific terrorist attack carried out in Paris yesterday. Anyone with a basic grasp of the most simple of facts is aware that the attack was carried out by Islamic extremists who were upset over Charlie Hebdo’s drawings of Muhammad. The IBT threw logic and common sense to the wind and blamed Israel in an article titled, “Charlie Hebdo Attack and Mossad Link: Is Israel Venting Its Fury For France’s Recognition of Palestine State?” The first sentence in the article says...
  • Cruelty Case Against Jeff Flake's Son Dropped In Arizona Dog Deaths

    12/24/2014 3:35:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | David Schwartz
    Animal cruelty charges against the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and two others will be dismissed after new information came to light about the deaths of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel in June, prosecutors said on Monday. Authorities said the dogs died from overheating and suffocation caused by sweltering conditions in a cramped room of the pet boarding facility while the owners were away in Florida, leaving the animals in the care of Austin and Logan Flake. However, new evidence brought to prosecutors' attention by defense lawyers after the case was presented to a grand...
  • BLACK BEAR LIVES MATTER

    12/24/2014 8:40:28 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Elusive Animal Choked by Civilization Leaves Hood, Roams Phoenix Suburb
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • These Black Lives Didn’t Matter to their Mother, But They Do to these White Police Officers

    12/19/2014 10:53:30 AM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    TPNN ^ | 12/19/14 | Jennifer Burke
    Earlier this week, 38-year old Brenda Begay was arrested for trying to kill her two children, a girl age 12 and a 13-year old boy. The girl awoke from a deep sleep to her mother stabbing her. After that attack, the mother went into her son’s room and stabbed him. Begay has had a history of child abuse and the children suffered wounds to their chest and wrists in this attack. Begay said she believed it was time for her children to go to heaven, so she decided to kill them. She is believed to be mentally disturbed and friends...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Fast and Furious Crime Scene Photos from Phoenix 2013 Gang-Style...

    12/18/2014 12:20:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 18, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains Fast and Furious Crime Scene Photos from Phoenix 2013 Gang-Style Assault with Rifle Supplied by Obama Justice Department Photos include close-up shots of Fast and Furious AK-47 rifle, blood-stained apartment, victim with massive head wound (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained graphic crime scene photos taken at the site of a 2013 gang-style assault on a Phoenix, AZ, apartment building, including a close-up photo revealing the serial number of the AK-47 rifle used by the assailants. As a result of Judicial Watch’s October 2, 2014, public records lawsuit, the weapon...
  • Plane Diverted To LAX After Woman Gives Birth In Flight

    12/09/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    cbs ^ | December 9, 2014 11:08 AM
    Flight 623, bound for Phoenix, had just taken off from San Francisco when an unidentified woman went into labor.
  • Phoenix police officer shoots dead unarmed black man during scuffle

    12/04/2014 1:34:39 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 156 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/4 | Daniel Wallis
    A Phoenix police officer shot to death an unarmed black man during a struggle and authorities said the officer believed the individual had a gun, in the latest fatal incident amid national turmoil over the policing of black communities. The Phoenix Police Department said Rumain Brisbon, 34, was sitting in a black Cadillac SUV outside a convenience store on Tuesday evening, and that two witnesses told the officer the occupants of the vehicle were selling drugs. With police forces across the country under increased scrutiny over killings of unarmed black men, Phoenix police said in a statement that its officer...
  • APNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director

    11/24/2014 3:16:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 5:29 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans’ hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, was ousted nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the giant Phoenix facility, which treats more than 80,000 veterans a year,...
  • Dr. at Airport with AR15 Cleared: Police said "see if they're willing to be a victim."

    11/09/2014 5:43:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A few months ago, Dr. Steinmetz decided to make a political statement by carrying a slung AR15 type rifle at the Phoenix Airport.  Enforcers at the Airport decided that they would punish his statement.  Because of surveillance video, it became clear that Dr. Steinmetz had not broken any law.   Instead, it was likely that the police had broken the law with false arrest. This did not put Dr. Steinmetz in the clear.  Prosecutors have extremely strong immunity.   They can make your life miserable for months and years, and not face any consequences, especially if they have the backing of...
  • AZ:Phoenix Police Officer Arrested for Pointing Gun at Another Driver

    10/31/2014 10:06:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This is an interesting case.   Jeremy Sweet is not a rookie.   He is 51 years old, close to retirement.  He has been working at the Phoenix Police Department since July of 2007.  He was transporting prisoners at the time of the incident, driving an unmarked police vehicle.    Not only are the prisoners that he was transporting willing to testify to his actions, but at least one bystander called 911.  There may be surveillance video as well.   From azfamily.com: "He did not get on his police radio," Crump continued. "He did not ask for assistance. He did not document this...
  • Riot attempt fails in Phoenix

    10/26/2014 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Nateman · 23 replies
    Nateman ^ | October 26, 2014 | Nateman
    Riot attempt fails in Phoenix.      You can't make stuff like this up! It must have been the perfect storm in the minds of those planning to incite a riot in Phoenix last night. You had Zombies (!) from the 6th Annual Phoenix Zombie March and nearby a huge crowd of rowdy revelers at a heavy metal band concert. Add to the potentially volatile brew the key ingredient of some obscene police hating community organizers then mix and stir . To get a sense of what fine upstanding people the organizers are take a look at this vulgar ad they...
  • Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

    10/16/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    MSN News / Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer. Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. "It's still too early to tell," said Jeanene Fowler, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. "There...
  • Phoenix, Valley recovering from record-setting rain, floods

    09/08/2014 10:26:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Sep 8, 2014, | Tim Gallen
    The Phoenix area is recovering from record-setting rainfall Monday that led to flooding in several parts of the Valley, closing schools, stranding vehicles and snarling commutes. Both Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared states of emergency while other local public safety agencies cautioned residents to be safe and not drive unless absolutely necessary. Several schools closed across the region, including the Maricopa Community College District, which cancelled all classes today.
  • Bus-stop gun ads popping up again in Phoenix

    08/23/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 4:49 PM EDT
    Ads saying “guns save lives” have begun appearing again this month at Phoenix bus stops after being the subject of a four-year battle between city officials and a local activist, the Arizona Republic reported. The ads for a gun-safety training website overseen by gun-rights advocate Alan Korwin have been placed at bus shelters this month in downtown and northeast Phoenix. …
  • Video: Doctor with AR15 at Phoenix Airport Falsely Accused

    08/02/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Unnamed witness:  "at no time was anyone swept." (rifle pointed at them) Dr. Peter N. Steinmetz is director of the Brain Modeling Laboratory  at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.   He is a second amendment advocate who comments on firearms issues on his facebook page.  From his page, commenting on the Navy Yard Shootings in Washington D.C., where the carry of arms by anyone other than government agents is forbidden: Sadly, looks like this may be another case of a mass shooting in an area where all the victims are legally disarmed. He is a passionate supporter of freedom in...
  • Immigration Reform Opponents Gather at AZ Capitol

    07/18/2014 11:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KPHO ^ | Jul 18, 2014 | Steve Stout
    The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. As the immigration debate continues to escalate, protesters from Oracle and other parts of Arizona made their way Capitol to protest the arrival of immigrant children from across the border with Mexico. The protesters started gathering about 6 a.m. Friday and also were directing people to a website called Remember1986.com, bringing up past immigration reform in our country's history. A second day of protest was scheduled for the same time Saturday.
  • Community says farewell to murdered priest; suspect in attack arrested

    06/17/2014 1:49:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cns ^ | June 17, 2014 | Joyce Coronel
    PHOENIX (CNS) -- Clergy, religious and laity jammed into St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Phoenix for a standing-room-only funeral Mass for Father Kenneth Walker June 16. The 28-year-old priest was fatally injured June 11 in an attack at a different church, one that stands in the shadows of the state Capitol buildings. A second priest, Father Joseph Terra, 56, was critically injured. Father Walker died at the hospital, and Father Terra was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. He has since been released from intensive care. Phoenix police announced hours before the funeral Mass that they had a suspect...
  • Scandal-marred Phoenix VA paid millions in bonuses

    06/17/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 17-June-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The embattled Phoenix branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs apparently has paid out $10 million in bonuses during the past three years, far more than previously reported. The Arizona Republic obtained and published the bonus records after seeking them from the VA for months. The documents showed 4,188 bonuses were paid in that period to more than 2,150 employees.
  • Police: Priest Killed in Attack at Phoenix Church

    06/12/2014 5:21:41 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 24 replies
    boston.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Katie Bieri
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) — Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • Arizona Police Arrest Man for Shooting at the Moon

    06/11/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Reuters
    Arizona police arrest man for shooting at the moon PHOENIX (Reuters) - A marijuana smoker was arrested in Arizona after shooting at the moon with a handgun and wrestling with officers who were called by his girlfriend to subdue him, authorities said on Wednesday. Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage son he had seen Halley's Comet. Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said Cameron Read, 39, was arrested...
  • BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal

    06/11/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Since revelations of secret wait lists and veteran deaths at VA medical facilities surfaced two months ago, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have been pressing the Department of Justice to open up a criminal investigation into the ongoing VA scandal. According to CBS News, the FBI office in Phoenix has launched that criminal probe. Phoenix was the first location where whistleblowers exposed potential criminal wrongdoing and stated veterans had died as a result of long wait times for care. As of now, we know the VA scandal includes more than 40 hospitals in dozens of states...
  • VA head says 18 veterans left off wait list have died (Phoenix, Arizona)

    06/06/2014 10:47:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PHOENIX — In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs’ scandal, the organization’s acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said he would ask the inspector general to see if there is any indication those deaths were related to long wait times. If so, they would reach out to those veterans’ families. “I will come personally and apologize to the survivors,” Gibson said Thursday....
  • VA Official Says There Are No Secret Wait Lists

    05/29/2014 10:29:59 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 30 replies
    Defence One National Journal ^ | May 29 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    During a testy and at times emotional four-hour hearing late Wednesday night, an official with the Department of Veterans Affairs told the House Veterans Affairs Committee that reports of secret waiting lists at the Phoenix Health Care System are false. “I was not able to identify any lists that I thought were secret,” the VA’s Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Dr. Thomas Lynch, told members Wednesday. Author Sarah Mimms is a staff correspondent for National Journal Daily, covering Congress. Previously at National Journal, she served as senior analyst for the Hotline, where she covered federal and...
  • IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

    05/29/2014 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 7:15 AM EDT | Brian Skoloff and Matthew Daly
    Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says. A few years ago, the 65-year-old had a lesion on his head. He went to a VA clinic near his home outside Phoenix, but he said the doctor told him it could be two years before he might get an appointment with a dermatologist.So he paid out of pocket to see a private physician. Turns out, he had cancer. […] A probe of operations at the Phoenix...
  • Live Thread: Veterans Administration Health Care Wait List (Phoenix)

    05/28/2014 5:21:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | May 28, 2014 | c-span
    Veterans Affairs (VA) Department officials testified about the alleged destruction of an unofficial patient waiting list associated with the Phoenix VA health care system.
  • 1,700 vets not on official wait list at Phoenix VA facility, preliminary report finds

    05/28/2014 12:26:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    A preliminary report released Wednesday found "serious conditions" at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs facility, including hundreds of veterans who were never placed on an official wait list and faulty scheduling practices that meant some veterans would never see a doctor. "We identified an additional 1,700 veterans who were waiting for a primary care appointment but were not on the [electronic wait list,]" the report from the VA inspector general said. "Most importantly, these veterans were and continue to be at risk of being forgotten or lost in Phoenix [healthcare system's] convoluted scheduling process. As a result, these veterans may never...
  • VA Watchdog Finds 1,700 Veterans Stranded in Phoenix Health Care System

    05/28/2014 12:25:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/28/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A report released Wednesday says the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has discovered 1,700 veterans in the VA’s Phoenix Health Care System (HCS) who are seeking medical treatment, but have yet to be put on a wait list by the VA. That finding is a sign that the VA is continuing to manipulate wait-time data to give the appearance that veterans are not waiting very long to receive health treatment. The VA healthcare scandal started with reports out of Phoenix that said veterans were not being put on the electronic wait list until it was known that...
  • High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook

    05/17/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by windcliff · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-15-14 | Charlene Sakoda
    Barry Goldwater High School’s 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasn’t worth the $60 to $70 price. As reported by KSAZ Fox 10, the school’s yearbook staff has, in the past, won awards, and received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association for their stellar work. Unfortunately, this year’s publication was not their best. The Phoenix, Arizona school’s tome contained misprints, incorrect dates, and capitalization errors. One senior’s photo was printed with a quote over her face. The cover was even printed with the wrong year and volume number.
  • Deadly VA Healthcare Fraud The Model And Future Of Obamacare

    05/10/2014 8:01:26 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    VA Cover-up This week the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee unanimously voted to subpoena all emails and documents from Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki and VA senior leadership. The Committee, headed by Florida Congressmen Jeff Miller (R), has been requesting all documentation pertaining to any “waiting list” abnormalities which are said to have resulted in the deaths of up to 40 Veterans from the Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Background Committee subpoenas were issued in response to a revelation by Dr. Sam Foote, a retired Department of Veteran’s Affairs doctor, that patients had been placed on an...
  • Whistleblower: Phoenix VA Hospital Destroying Evidence

    05/03/2014 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    Whistleblowers say officials have been destroying evidence at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital where at least 40 patients died from delays, despite requests from Congress to preserve records. Dr. Katherine Mitchell came forward to the Arizona Republic with records that show the hospital was using a secret list to hide the long wait times veterans faced. According to the Republic, Mitchell sent the documents to the paper after receiving a call from a coworker that evidence was being destroyed.
  • Disgrace: Phoenix VA Dumps Sick Veterans Into 'Secret Waiting Lists,' Some Die of Negligence

    04/24/2014 6:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Prepare to be enraged by this exclusive investigative report from CNN. As Allahpundit notes, the media has been documenting the VA's egregiously poor treatment of our veterans for some time, blowing the whistle on horrific conditions and scandalously long wait times for care. But the new revelations introduce an additional, more sinister, element into the equation: Lethal, ass-covering corruption. An absolute disgrace: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list

    04/24/2014 2:55:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2014 | Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.
  • Phoenix fire department loses keys for businesses

    04/15/2014 12:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:29 PM EDT | Paul Davenport
    The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed. Deputy Chief David Carter blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there’s no indication they have been used for criminal purposes. “Our accountability isn’t the best here,” he said. …
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Arizona jury to consider again death penalty for Jodi Arias in September

    03/17/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 17 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Monday set a September court date to try again to determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend nearly six years ago, court officials said. Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in...
  • Actor Steven Seagal Calls For Obama’s Impeachment

    02/26/2014 11:10:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Tom Hinchey
    Actor Steven Seagal appeared at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 22, 2014, where he called for the impeachment of President Obama.
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • PCSO Arrest Man deported 10 Times

    12/29/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by exbrit · 7 replies
    Fox News Phoenix ^ | 12/27/13 | News Staff
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  • Arizona high school football player dies after brain injury in lopsided loss

    11/12/2013 4:53:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/12/13
    PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player in Arizona died from an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of a blowout playoff game loss, serving as another tragic reminder of the dangers of head trauma in youth sports. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury Monday at a hospital, the Arizona Interscholastic Association said. He was injured Saturday in Hopi's 60-6 loss to Arizona Lutheran in a first-round playoff game. Youvella scored his team's only touchdown in the game. The death attracted national attention after Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver tweeted a...