Articles Tagged with Arizona

Is The End Of The Death Penalty Near? Just Look At Texas

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The State of Texas carried out its tenth death penalty sentence of the year last night as Miguel Paredes was executed by lethal injection for the murder of three men in 2000. There are no other executions planned for the Lone Star State in 2014. While ten is almost a rate of one per month,… Read more »

Arizona Firefighters Rescue Horse Trapped In A Swimming Pool! [Video]

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Firefighters from the Mesa Fire and Medical Department in Mesa, Arizona, responded to an unusual rescue call on Saturday when they were called in to rescue a horse that had fallen inside a backyard swimming pool. According to AZ Central, the incident came to light after a homeowner residing near Val Vista and University called… Read more »

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Through Arizona [BREAKING]

Around 10pm Saturday a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook through Arizona.

Saturday night, just before 10pm, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook through southeast Arizona. It was reported at a depth of 5 kilometers. The U.S. Geological Survey has noted it is likely the second most powerful earthquake ever felt in Arizona. “Arizona has experienced earthquakes before,” said U.S. Geology Survey geophysicist Jana Pursley. “There was a… Read more »

Prison Teacher Raped By Sex Offender While Giving A Test

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An Arizona prison teacher was raped after being left alone in a room full of rapists, child molesters, and other sex offenders. An Associated Press report about the sexual assault at the Eyman Prison in the Meadows Unit also noted that the incident highlighted “major security lapses” at the correctional institution. The Florence, Arizona prison’s… Read more »

Arizona Power Grid Attacked With Homemade Bomb

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The Arizona power grid was attacked last week when an unknown suspects, or suspects, placed a homemade bomb by a diesel fuel tank. If the device had functioned as the maker had planned, more than 30,000 Nogales area residents would have been left in the dark. The bomb left at the Arizona substation was placed… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants Dropped by the Hundreds at Arizona Bus Stop by Feds

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Illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border in Texas at the Rio Grande Valley are being moved to the Phoenix Greyhound bus station located at 2115 E. Buckeye Rd. This isn’t just a small transporting of a couple illegal immigrants. Arizona news station KPHO notes that over the Memorial Day weekend the bus stop was… Read more »

Firefighters Fight Fire With Fire In Arizona As Wildfire Rages On

In Arizona, firefighters fight a wildfire with backburn.

Firefighters in Arizona have been working tirelessly to quell the flames of a wildfire that began on Tuesday afternoon between Flagstaff and Sedona. Firefighters spilled into Arizona in an attempt to keep the wildfire contained. There are close to 1,000 firefighters currently battling the blaze. So far, the Arizona wildfire is currently only affecting Oak… Read more »

BLM Responsible For 460 Million Acres Of Public Lands

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The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) wields power over about 460 million acres of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States of America. The federal agency which folks in western states deal with on a routine basis was largely unfamiliar to residents in other parts of the nation until the Cliven Bundy… Read more »

Second Amendment: Arizona Approves Four Pro-Gun Laws

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Arizona lawmakers just gave approval for four “major” pro-guns laws in the state senate. The state house of representatives approved Second Amendment related bills which allow concealed carry permit holders to take their firearms into government buildings which do not have security measures. HB 22339, the gun bill which would allow concealed carry permit holders… Read more »

Jodi Arias Trial: Sheriff’s Office Bans Defense From Jail

Jodi Arias Defense Aide Banned From Jail

Jodi Arias, a 33 year old ex-waitress convicted of first degree murder, escaped the death penalty during the 2013 trial which gripped the nation. The murder, which occurred in 2008 in Arizona, is one of the more gruesome scenes depicted in a courtroom in recent history but the jurors could not reach a decision regarding… Read more »

Jan Brewer Attacked From GOP Right For Anti-Gay Bill Veto

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Jan Brewer, Arizona’s Republican governor, yesterday vetoed a controversial anti-gay bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people under a broadly expanded definition of “religious freedom.” Before Wednesday was out and continuing into today, Brewer became a whipping post for right-wing members of her own party. Though Brewer, 69, herself has… Read more »

Gabby Giffords To Mark Shooting Anniversary By Skydiving

Gabby Giffords Skydives On Third Anniversary Of Injury

Gabby Giffords plans to go skydiving to mark the third anniversary of being injured by a gunman. The former Arizona Democratic House Representative says the jump will serve to mark how far she’s come since being shot. In 2011, a mass shooting claimed the lives of six and injured 12 along with Gabby Giffords in… Read more »

Remember Amy’s Baking Company? They’re Getting A Reality Show (Maybe)

Amy's Baking Company is back

Scottsdale, AZ – How could anyone forget Amy’s Baking Company, the infamous restaurant that Gordon Ramsay walked out on because… well… that ^? Samy and Amy Bouzaglo, the owners of the infamous restaurant, have announced on their Facebook page that they are now hiring yet again, but not for another grand re-opening. This time, they’re… Read more »