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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is Now a Convicted Criminal

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, August 4, 2017, In : Local News 

It looks like the political leftists who targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio has won their battle against the respected Arizona law enforcer:

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found Arpaio, the former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff, guilty of criminal contempt of court, finding that he willfully violated a federal judge’s order.

Arpaio issued a statement Monday saying he will appeal the ruling and will continue to press for a jury trial.

The sentencing phase will begin Oct. 5. Arpaio f...

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Man pantsed by spiked fence, found hanging upside down near school

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 30, 2017, In : Local News 

As the great John Wayne is said to have said, “Life is hard; it’s harder when you’re stupid.” That’s why life is so hard for the criminal class, which is mainly made up of morons. For example:

TUCSON, AZ - A man in Arizona learned a valuable lesson about jumping spiked fences in baggy pants.

According to a safety report, a locksmith working at the school spotted a man trying to get into a couple of rooms.

When the man saw the locksmith he ran and tried to jump back over the school...

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Clown Lives Matter March Cancelled Due to Death Threats:

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, October 9, 2016, In : Local News 


When #ClownLivesMatter has been trending on Twitter, you know you are living in 2016. Fittingly, considering the political situation, America is under siege by creepy clowns, whose antics range from unnerving pranks to actual assault:

People have been arrested. Schools have sent out warning letters. Social media is crawling with creepy, homemade clown videos. And it came up at the White House media briefing this week.

Disproportionate black...

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Sheriff Joe Sells Seized Guns To Buy $140K Of THIS For An Armed Posse

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 30, 2016, In : Local News 

Sheriff Joe made a huge move that has liberals screeching. What did he decide to do with the seized crime scene guns? He turned it around to help prevent those crimes in the first place. Here’s how…

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is using money from the sale of seized crime scene guns to buy $140,000 in ammunition and radios for his volunteer posse.

The total garnered from the sale–$257,443–is being divided between the ammunition purchase and a $102,656 purchase of radios for ...

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Hate Hoaxing Lesbian University Instructor Punches Herself in the Eye

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 13, 2016, In : Local News 

After publicly sharing the details of an alleged attack motivated by her sexual orientation in August, a Central Michigan University instructor was sentenced last month for filing a false police report regarding the assault.
While attending a Toby Keith concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort on Aug. 19, a man imposed on Mari Poindexter and her family’s personal space then spewed bigoted slurs at Poindexter, including calling her a “cross-dressing fag,” Poindexter told the M...

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Border Patrol Agents Will Be Terminated If They Try To Enforce The Law

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Local News 

A top Border Patrol agent revealed Thursday that if border agents follow the law and ask illegal aliens why they are coming to the U.S. they will be terminated.

The Border Patrol previously had a policy of “catch and release” that drew the ire of Border Patrol agents: “These orders are called Notices to Appear (NTA). The only problem, however, is that these official orders are usually ignored; so much so that Border Patrol Agents have dubbed them Notices to Disappear,” Brandon Ju...

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Local NAACP President Uses F-Word While Apologizing for Using T-Word While Demanding Apologies Over N-Word

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Local News 

Don Harris, the president of the Maricopa County [Arizona] Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, had just finished an event at Tempe Union High School District to discuss an incident at the school in which several girls wore black t-shirts bearing the letters “N-I-*-*-E-R” on them.

The miscreants:

They were suspended for 5 days for the stunt. But that wasn’t enough to please Harris, who barked;

“This hurtful use of a racial slur is a complete di...

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Phoenix City Council to Allow Local Satanists to Deliver Meeting’s Opening Prayer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, January 31, 2016, In : Local News 

A satanic group will deliver the opening prayer at a Feb. 12 meeting of the Phoenix City Council in a controversial move that has sparked debates about religious freedom.

Michelle Shortt and Stu de Haan, members of the local Satanic Temple in Phoenix, have been tasked to administer the invocation at the upcoming meeting following their group’s request that it be allowed to take part in the City Council meetings, according to Arizona Republic. The council’s decision to allow them to p...

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Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, February 28, 2015, In : Local News 

Incident raises concerns a domestic or international terrorist could tamper with U.S. infrastructure

Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those familiar with the situation. The incident is raising concerns about the safety of U.S. infrastructure.

The outage shut down critical services across large parts of the state, preventing individuals from using their phones, bank and...

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Parting Shot: Outgoing Arizona Gov. Brewer calls Obama a ‘failed president’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, December 26, 2014, In : Local News 

Brewer is not letting up on her criticism of the president.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, stepping down after six years in office where she was a perpetual thorn in the side of the Obama administration, is leaving with a parting shot — calling President Obama a “failed president.”

“He’s been a very big disappointment to me,” Brewer told Fox News in an interview. “I think he has done things that certainly we would never have expected any president to do — by executive order and ...

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US Border Patrol Erects More Rescue Beacons for Illegals in Distress

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Local News 

The U.S. Border Patrol recently erected more desert rescue beacons near Tucson, beacons aimed at saving the lives of illegal aliens in distress.

Reports revealed on Friday that the new beacons are part of an effort dubbed the Blue Light of Life campaign. The effort is designed to alert illegal immigrants to the dangers of crossing the desert-like stretches of our southern border and to give them aid if they face life threatening situations while doing so.

"With assistance from the Arizona...

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Illegal Immigrants Intentionally Surrendering to Border Patrol to Gain Entry to US

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Local News 

Illegal immigrants are reportedly signaling federal officials to detain them once they are near the U.S.-Mexico border, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have declared they may not pursue all illegal immigrants who do not show up for hearings after they enter the country.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Yoselin Ramos, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was with "20 other families with children," actually "had looked forward to being caught," telling the out...

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Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane Katrina

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Local News 

Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.

“How do you prepare for that?” says Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition. “You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact; I think we saw that after Katrina. It’s relocation services that are really taking place. In the case of Katrina, most of them were United Stat...

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Scores of undocumented migrants dropped off in Arizona

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 31, 2014, In : Local News 

Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas, officials acknowledged.

Andy Adame, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson, confirmed that over the weekend federal officials flew about 400 migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Tucson to be processed. He said the migrants were flown to Arizona because th...

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Border Patrol Terrorizes US Citizens in "Constitution Free Zones"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : Local News 

While the Obama administration allows tens of thousands of violent illegal immigrants to go free in the United States without deportation every year, an American woman and her two children were terrorized by Border Patrol agents who threatened to taser her if she did not consent to a search of her vehicle before slashing her tires.

The video clip above, posted by the ACLU, describes the experience of Clarisa Christiansen, who has lived in the Sierrita Mountains near Tucson, Arizona for 1...

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Video Shows Cop Slamming Young Girl Into A Steel Bench

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : Local News 

New video posted online late Sunday appears to show a police officer blindside a woman as students became unruly following the University of Arizona basketball team’s overtime loss in the NCAA tournament.

In the video, an individual appearing to be a police officer dressed in riot gear slams a woman into a bench. The video was titled, “Innocent girl gets taken down by Tuscon police officer during Arizona riot” on YouTube.

The girl shouts in pain and a nearby individual shouts, “Wh...

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The Truth On Religious Liberty: Arizona Gets it Right and NY Times Gets it Wrong Again

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, In : Local News 

The headline reads “A License to Discriminate.” And the New York Times editorial board goes on to claim that Arizona has just passed “noxious measures to give businesses and individuals the broad right to deny services to same-sex couples in the name of protecting religious liberty.” The Times got it wrong. The proposed legislation never even mentions same-sex couples; it simply clarifies and improves existing state protections for religious liberty. And as the multitude of laws...
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NRA Video Hammers Gun Grabbing Obama; Highlights Violent Mexico/US Border

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, In : Local News 

It’s a deadly turf war: rival Mexican drug cartels battling for control of smuggling routes, power and money. The violence is not just coming here, it is here. Government’s first job is to secure the border … and Barack Obama has failed. Now he’s using that failure as an excuse to force more gun control laws on the lawful Arizonans, New Mexicans and Texans his policies abandoned.

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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Video of Arizona Man Killed by Cops with His Hands Up

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : Local News 

When did it become ok for police to execute unarmed men that have their hands raised in the air in  the act of surrender. Are the police now taking on the roles of judge, jury, and executioner? What ever happened to our right of due process, and a jury trial. Welcome to the new America, ( The New China of the 21st century.)

For absolutely no reason other than “because they could”, cops in Pinal County, Arizona executed a suspect who was standing there, not near any of the officers, w...

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Arizona bill would nullify EPA regulations

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Local News 

More than three-dozen Arizona state lawmakers have signed onto legislation meant to free the state of all regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

In seeking to nullify the EPA’s rules, the bill cites the Tenth Amendment, which holds that powers not delegated to the federal government are "reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

The argument has increasingly been used – albeit unsuccessfully – to contest a variety of federal regulations.

Late last y...

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Omnibus Budget Bill Cuts Funding for Jailing Illegal Alien Criminals

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : Local News 

The omnibus spending bill that just passed the U.S. Congress slashes the budget of a program that pays to incarcerate illegal aliens who have committed crimes in the United States, the Arizona Republic reports.

“A massive 2014 federal spending bill passed this week by Congress would cut nearly $60 million--or about 25 percent--from a federal program that reimburses states and local governments for the cost of incarcerating undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes,” the Arizona Rep...

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Steven Seagal says he may run for Arizona governor

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, January 5, 2014, In : Local News 

PHOENIX (AP) -- Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.

The "Marked for Death" actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state's highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America.

The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series "Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County."

Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that ...

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Veteran Arizona state cop resigns after discovered to be illegal immigrant

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Local News 

A detective for the Arizona state police resigned this week after it was revealed she isn't a U.S. citizen and had — perhaps unknowingly — misrepresented where she was born on application documents, officials said Wednesday.

Former detective Carmen Figueroa — who worked 13 years for the Arizona Department of Public Safety and once served as the state police force’s spokeswoman — had stated in a required written affidavit when hired that she is a U.S. citizen. She later told inv...

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Arizona police officer asked not to wear uniform at daughter’s school

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 5, 2013, In : Local News 

A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school’s principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.

Scott Urkov is a police officer for the Coolidge Police Department. The department told him not to comment to media inquiries, but immediately after he received the no-uniform request, he posted on Facebook.

“Nothing like your kids school calli...

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Voter Anger Explodes At McCain's Town Hall Meeting

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : Local News 

A number of Sen. John McCain’s constituents are not happy with the Arizona Republican’s support of President Barack Obama’s plan to take military action against Syria. Voters made that much perfectly clear when they confronted him at a town hall in Phoenix on Thursday.

“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war,” one man said to applause.

Another man told McCain Congress is ignoring its duty to represent voters.

“This is what I think of Congress,” h...

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Kansas and Arizona file suit to change voting laws

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 24, 2013, In : Local News 

Kansas and Arizona filed a lawsuit jointly against the federal government Wednesday over requirements needed to register to vote.

The lawsuit demands that the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission modify the federal voter registration form in both states so it would allow for proof of citizenship when people sign up to vote.

The federal form doesn’t require proof of citizenship. It only requires prospective voters to declare that they are citizens.

“A mere oath without concrete evidence...

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Concern rises after border-vigilante standoff

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : Local News 

The arrest of a border vigilante accused of pointing a gun at a Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy during a confrontation in a desert smuggling zone shows that the “minuteman” militia movement is still active in Arizona and a growing threat to public safety, law-enforcement officials say.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has recently issued safety briefings for its employees about heavily armed groups in the Vekol Valley area, where the weekend confrontation occurred. The groups ha...

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AZ Sheriff Scolds Rubio On The Border: 'You Know Nothing...'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 15, 2013, In : Local News 

SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels doesn’t mince words. He’s angry that local law enforcement and the citizens who call the Southwest border home have been left out of the decision making process when it comes to security and immigration reform.

Dannels has lived along the border since 1984. He remembers when the dangers from smugglers circumventing the rocky, mountainous terrain were few and far between. Now, he says, a different breed of narcotics traffic...

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Feds deny Arizona’s request for disaster relief funds to help wildfire victims

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : Local News 

The federal government has rejected Arizona’s request for a disaster declaration for the Yarnell Hill fire, which killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 structures in late June and early July.

Governor Jan Brewer said Friday she was “deeply troubled” by the Obama administration’s “misguided decision” to deny the state’s request for a disaster declaration and access to a federal assistance program for individuals.

“The State of Arizona continues to mourn this tr...

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arms Officers With AR-15-Style Rifles After Comrade Was Killed in Driveway

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, August 11, 2013, In : Local News 

PHOENIX — A detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office died Thursday after being shot in the driveway of his Arizona home while he prepared to head to work. Now, all officers in the department are being armed with rifles by the direction of Sheriff Joe Arpaio for added protection.

Jorge Vargas, 27, was rushed to a hospital after the 4 a.m. attack and died a short time later, Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said.

No one was in custody yet and there was no information o...

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Arizona Gov. to Obama: Our Borders Are Not Secure—They’re a “Nightmare”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : Local News 

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is tired of the Obama administration asserting that the border is more secure than ever. In an interview with Politico, Brewer said “It’s Jay Leno comedy every other week,” referring to President Obama’s upcoming trip to Phoenix and California, where he’ll tape an interview with Leno.

Although Brewer said some areas in her state are relatively secure, she described Tucson as a "nightmare," and noted that Arizona is the gateway:

    “We don’t even know...

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Arizona college suspended student because she wanted English-only classes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON, ARIZONA - A nursing student at Pima Community College (PCC) has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was illegally suspended after she complained that her classmates were speaking in Spanish and orally translating English to Spanish so excessively that she was failing to learn.

In early April, the student, Terri Bennett, formally requested a rule limiting classroom discussion to English. Nursing program director David Kutzler allegedly responded by called her a “bigot and a bitch,” re...

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Procession Brings Home Fallen Ariz. Firefighters

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : Local News 
Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time, their bodies traveling in individual white hearses in a somber caravan for 125 miles through Arizona cities and towns.

The nearly five-hour-long procession Sunday began near the state Capitol in Phoenix, went through the town where the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed and ended in the mountain community of Prescott, where they lived and will be laid to rest this week.

Thousands of people from across the stat...

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Tucson Schools to Take $465,000 from Arab Charity with Muslim Brotherhood Ties

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 5, 2013, In : Local News 
Last week, the governing board of the Tucson Unified School District asked the school board to accept a $465,000 curriculum grant from the Qatar Foundation International, a global philanthropic organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of the terrorist group Hamas.

The grant money is intended to implement “innovative curricula and teaching materials to be used in any Arabic language classroom,” reports the Arizona Daily Independent.

Two Tucson schools,...

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Is Tucson Trying To Be The Next Detroit?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : Local News 
The Tucson, Arizona city council has rejected a proposal that would locate a satellite campus of decidedly Christian Grand Canyon University on a site that is currently home to the city’s El Rio Golf Course.

“Despite the many positives of Grand Canyon’s move to El Rio, I have always believed in listening to everyone,” said Councilwoman Regina Romero, according to the Arizona Daily Independent. “After hearing sincere concerns from my friends, allies and colleagues on this issue, I hav...

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Names of the fallen firefighters released

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, In : Local News 

Lives lost fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona:

    Andrew Ashcraft, age 29
    Kevin Woyjeck, age 21
    Anthony Rose, age 23
    Eric Marsh, age 43
    Christopher MacKenzie, age 30
    Robert Caldwell, age 23
    Clayton Whitted, age 28
    Scott Norris, age 28
    Dustin Deford, 24
    Sean Misner, age 26
    Garret Zuppiger, age 27
    Travis Carter, age 31
    Grant McKee, age 21
    Travis Turbyfill, age 27
    Jesse Steed, age 36
    Wade Parker, age 22
    Joe Thurston, age 32
    William Warnek...
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Visit to Mexico turns into nightmare for Phoenix family

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Local News 
Gary and Yanira Maldonado, who live near Phoenix, Ariz., traveled to Mexico last week to attend a family funeral. On their way back to the U.S. their bus was stopped at a military checkpoint where soldiers ordered all passengers off the bus.

Later soldiers told the couple that marijuana was found under her seat and the seat next to hers…and Yanira was arrested, KPHO-TV said.

Yanira’s brother, Brandon Klippel, said the couple were the only U.S. citizens on the bus – and if drugs were truly...

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to appeal ruling in racial profiling case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Local News 
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal judge's ruling that his agency systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.

Tim Casey, the lead attorney representing America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in the case, said an appeal of the finding that the agency racially profiles people was planned in the next 30 days.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoeni...

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Sorry, but this story isn't quite over yet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : Local News 
Jodi Arias told a jury Tuesday that she reconsidered her past statements on preferring the death penalty for her murder conviction, saying she hopes to contribute to society if allowed to live, by starting literacy, recycling and other programs in prison.

Arias addressed the jury in the penalty phase of her trial as the panel considers whether to sentence her to life in prison or execution.

"Life in prison is most appealing outcome I could think of," she said inside the Phoenix courtroom Tuesda...

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ICE admits hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records released

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Local News 
Hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records were released earlier this year as the Obama administration prepared for budget cuts, according to newly released data that challenged claims the program involved "low-risk" individuals.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the figures to two top senators, after a three-month delay and under the threat of congressional subpoenas.

Of the 2,226 detainees that were released in February, the department revealed, "622 have been identifie...

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What an Arizona Cop Did to a Teen She Found Walking 9 Miles

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Local News 
An Arizona teenager working at a fast food restaurant had to walk nine miles home if he missed the last bus of the evening.

Christian Felix still had several miles to go when Phoenix Sgt. Natalie Simonick spotted him around 11 p.m. last month. When she pulled over thinking he was breaking curfew, she learned he was 18 years old and thus not in violation, but she also learned a few other things about the young adult, ABC News reported.

At a press conference last week she said she saw a strong wo...

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Boy stung 100+ times stable following rescue

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Emergency medical personnel responded to multiple hikers who were stung by bees during a morning hike on an Oro Valley trail.
Capt. Will Seeley with Golder Ranch Fire District tells KGUN9 that rescue crews, search and rescue volunteers and Pima County deputies are teaming up to rescue and assist five hikers who were attacked by bees Sunday morning.
One of the hikers who was attacked is a 6-year-old boy, according to Pima County deputies.
Peine tells KGUN9 that the boy w...

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Yuma man arrested in death of Arizona DPS officer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Local News 
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A Yuma man has been arrested on numerous charges in connection with a crash that killed a state Department of Public Safety officer earlier this week.
Detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety arrested 33-year-old Jorge Espinoza at his home on Friday. He was booked into the Yuma County jail.
DPS spokesman Bart Graves says Espinoza is facing one count of manslaughter, 14 counts of endangerment and seven counts of criminal damage.
It's not clear whether Es...

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GUILTY: Jodi Arias Convicted of Murdering Ex-Boyfriend

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Local News 

                           Going                                                          Going                              Going                Going        Going      Gone!
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Police arrest man in 1976 Arizona murder case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Local News 
Tucson police say 66-year-old Bruce McCullough has been charged with first-degree murder in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna Smith. Authorities say the two had been living together as a couple.

Detectives reviewing cold cases were able to track McCullough to San Diego and arrested him at his home last week. They say he avoided law enforcement for decades by using a fake identity but recently had been using his own name.

Tucson police say McCullough is awaiting extradition to southern A...

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Arizona returning to gold rush roots with bill making gold legal tender

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Local News 
Arizona is returning to its gold rush roots with a bill that would make precious metals legal currency.

The GOP-led Senate gave final approval Tuesday to the bill that could make Arizona the second state in the nation to recognize gold and silver as legal tender. If signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, the measure would take effect in 2014.

The state Department of Revenue opposed the measure. It passed in the House only after an amendment was added to exempt the department from having to accept ...

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Craft store's search policy has customers wary

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Is it typical store security or an invasion of your personal privacy?

That's a question being asked by scrapbookers and needle point enthusiasts alike, all because of a new arts & crafts retailer's policy that some say, colors outside the lines.
It's a small sign with big power. "I've never seen that on a shop window before," said one shopper.
Posted on the store's front window on Broadway & Craycroft, the public notice informs Hobby Lobby customers that at any point during...

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Cross-country cat headed home

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : Local News 

TUCSON(KGUN9-TV) - The story that sounded too good to be true has gotten even better.

Ace the cat went missing from his Tucson home ten-months ago. Turns out, he had been doing some traveling.

Tuesday morning, Ace's owner, Joanne Ferguson, got a call from the humane society in Southwood, Wisconsin. How he ended up 1800-miles away is a mystery. The question now? How to get the well-traveled feline home?

Ferguson tells 9OYS a Southwood Humane Society employee volunteered to drive Ace to the Milwua...

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I-10 near Ariz-NM border closed due to dust storms

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Local News 
WILCOX, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say severe dust storms have forced the closure of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico border.
The Arizona Department of Transportation closed I-10 eastbound Wednesday afternoon a few miles east of Wilcox.
That was after the New Mexico Department of Transportation closed a 112-mile stretch of I-10 from Lordsburg to Las Cruces because of severe dust storms.
ADOT officials say there's no immediate timetable for when the closed sections...

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Colorado River the nation's most endangered waterway

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Local News 
LAS VEGAS –  The Colorado River is being called the nation's most endangered waterway.

An annual American Rivers report being released Wednesday doesn't call pollution the problem. It instead cites drought and demand.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation said the same thing last December.

The Colorado River supplies cities including Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The report says that over the next 50 years, the river will run short of supply for the more than 40 million people it ser...

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Local authorities respond in light of Boston explosions

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON, AZ - Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide are stepping up security following explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Following the incidents in Boston, Tucson Police and Tucson Fire officials have been in communication with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) in Phoenix and are monitoring updates from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Tucson police officers in coordination with the University of Arizona are monitoring locations...

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Suspicious package containing explosive material sent to Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 12, 2013, In : Local News 
A suspicious package found to contain explosive material and addressed to Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was intercepted by authorities in Flagstaff Thursday.

The box was addressed to Arpaio at his Phoenix headquarters, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office officials said.

Authorities in Flagstaff, a city in Northern Arizona, x-rayed the box and determined it contained an explosive device. A bomb squad was deployed and neutralized it.

 Flagstaff Police, the FBI and U.S. Postal inspector...

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"I want to die in a fire"; A teacher's punishment taken too far?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 6, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It is a story that will make any parent's blood boil.
Picture this: children, humiliated on a public stage, forced to carry cryptic, disturbing signs through their school.

That was the scene that played out at Alice Vail Middle School near 16th & Craycroft Thursday.

Students tell 9OYS it was a teacher's questionable response to kids dawdling during a fire drill.    
Humiliating: That's how a little girl in tears described her sixth grade teacher's punishment after a fire dril...

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Makes More "Startling" Border Discoveries

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Local News 
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) continued his tour of the U.S.-Mexico border, posting a new round of tweets on Wednesday that further display the need for enhanced border security.

He reported the worst thing he's seen was 60 unaccompanied elementary age children leaving school and crossing the border to go home to Mexico. A supervisor reportedly told Chaffetz that this happens daily.

Of course all of us living here in Tucson already know that happens.

And we all know that is certainly not the wors...

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Suspected high-ranking member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has been extradited

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON - Attorney General Tom Horne says a suspected high-ranking member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has been extradited from Mexico to face charges in Arizona.

Rafael Enrique Araiza and 17 others were indicted in November 2010 by a grand jury on 65 counts that included illegally conducting a drug enterprise and money laundering.

Horne's office says some of the defendants have been convicted, but Araiza escaped to Mexico.

Authorities have alleged that Araiza was the head of an illegal drug traffi...

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Arizona Gun Advocates Launch Free Shotgun Giveaway

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Local News 
Will handing out shotguns rid neighborhoods of crime?

Former Tucson mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky thinks so, and he has set out to launch a privately funded program that would arm every Tucson resident who lives in a violence prone neighborhood — and can pass a background check — with a shotgun, the Arizona Daily Star reports. Already, $12, 000 has been donated to McClusky’s cause, so eligible people will begin to receive money and training for the shotguns within 60 days. There is no...

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Navy SEAL dead after parachuting accident in Arizona

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, March 30, 2013, In : Local News 
A Navy SEAL was killed in a training accident in Arizona Thursday after colliding with another SEAL during a parachute jump, Lt. Cmdr. David McKinney confirms to Fox News.

The SEAL was transported to the University of Arizona Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second SEAL was also injured and is in stable condition at the same hospital. A press release with the names of the SEALs was expected Friday night, 24 hours after the family was notified.

The training was taking place at Pinal ...

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Major findings in records about Giffords shooting

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : Local News 
"Something just wasn't right about him."


Artist concept of gunman Jared Loughner being questioned
      [Sorry if this offends, but we refuse to show an actual
                  photograph of this evil human being]

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Mark Kelly AR-15 Purchase Blocked by Tucson Gun Store

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Local News 
Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, will not be laying a hand on an AR-15-style rifle he paid for at a Tucson, Ariz., gun shop earlier this month.

Douglas MacKinlay, the owner of Diamondback Police Supply Co., announced he had determined Kelly's "intent" unworthy of one of his customers.

"While I support and respect Mark Kelly's 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to ...

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Task Force nets 38 arrests in southern Arizona

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON, Ariz. - A three-day operation led by the U.S. Marshals Service in southern Arizona has netted more than three dozen arrests.   

Federal authorities say Operation Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding felony warrants that had been issued in Graham and Cochise counties. The warrants included offenses for violent crimes and drug violations.   

A handful of fugitives were also arrested in Pima and Maricopa counties as a result.   

More than 10 law enforcement agencies teame...

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New TPD policy means more traffic tickets for Tucson

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, March 22, 2013, In : Local News 
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - How many times have you been pulled over and thanked your lucky stars when you got away with a warning, or cursed your luck when the officer comes back with a ticket?

Changes to Tucson Police Department policy may also change your chances of getting that ticket.

You are now four times more likely to get a traffic ticket in the city of Tucson, thanks to a newly instituted mandatory minimum requirement, or quota, for traffic tickets from Tucson Police.

An exclusive T...

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Immigration officials tight-lipped about detainee release

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : Local News 
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said last week it was releasing a "few hundred" detainees to save money ahead of the automatic spending cuts in the “sequester.” A few days later, the Associated Press reported that the move involved closer to 2,000 detainees, who were set free from Atlanta to Livingston, Texas.

As criticism about the move – was it a sequester-related scare tactic by the White House? – rose from politicians like House Speaker John Boehner, ICE contended that...

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Still no expanation for colapse of U.S. 89 south of Page, AZ

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Local News 
PHOENIX - A 150-foot section of U.S. 89 south of Page that buckled and sunk four feet on the 20th of last month might have been caused by a "geologic event," according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The road collapsed at mile post 526 just 2.5 miles north of the intersection with U.S. 89A, about 25 miles south of page, according to an ADOT spokesman. He said the incident was not related to the weather.

The road was closed in both directions and there is still no estimation when th...

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: "I’ll Put Released Illegal Aliens in Tent City!"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Local News 
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has a solution for the Federal government's outrageous mass release of illegal aliens: put them in “Tent City”!

The thousands of mostly criminal illegals were let go as a political weapon by the Obama Administration against Republicans, supposedly due to automatic spending cuts — known as the sequester. But the illegals were released a full week before the potential cuts were even scheduled to take place, exposing the lie of Janet Napolitano's claims.

There is a...

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 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20