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Maricopa County

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Top Maricopa County Articles

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  • Fast-food playlands under scrutiny

    Fast-food playlands under scrutiny
    On a humid Monday morning, Erin Carr-Jordan was crawling through the tubey slides of a McDonald's PlayPlace on the West Side. When she got to the top of the colorful structure, she peered through a cloudy plastic window and mouthed the words: "This is...
  • Arizona, Nevada sue Bank of America over loan modifications

     
    In a lawsuit echoing recurring complaints about mortgage lenders, Arizona accused Bank of America Corp. of failing to implement anti-foreclosure measures it had promised in March 2009 to settle accusations that its Countrywide Financial unit had defrauded...
  • Serious trouble for the Fiesta Bowl

     
    The 1987 Fiesta Bowl, in which Penn State defeated Miami 14-10 for the national championship, is credited for changing college football's landscape so significantly that it produced the BCS. Now, the bowl's curator has been fired, and the bowl itself........
  • Checking in on the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Ariz.

     
    Arizona has been full of arguably bad ideas for many years. I should know, I grew up in Tucson and lived through the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham and the release of the Public Enemy hit "By The Time I......
  • Border effort let guns into criminal hands

    Border effort let guns into criminal hands
    By Kim Murphy, A federal operation that allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so they could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been...
  • 19-year-old Lancaster Mom Found Dead, Missing Baby Located

    19-year-old Lancaster Mom Found Dead, Missing Baby Located
    LANCASTER, Calif. ( KTLA) -- Sheriff's officials say they have located a 7-month-old girl whose mother, a Lancaster resident, was found dead along a roadside in Arizona. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Heaven Marie Smith was...
  • Online Dish: Old Lady Accused of Groping Female TSA Agent

    Online Dish: Old Lady Accused of Groping Female TSA Agent
    How you like them apples? I mean melons! An old lady gives it right back to a TSA agent and gropes her! 61-year-old, Yukari Mihamae, was flying back to Colorado from Arizona when she allegedly sexually assaulted a TSA agent at Sky Harbor Airport in...
  • Mug Shot Du Jour

    Mug Shot Du Jour
    Wow, that`s one ugly mug! and it belongs to a prisoner at the Maricopa County jail in Arizona. You can go to the jail website cast your vote on who you think should be the `mug shot of the day` and you can even vote on whether or not this kind of...
  • Relatives Charged in Murder of Girl, 10, Who Suffocated in Box

    Relatives Charged in Murder of Girl, 10, Who Suffocated in Box
    PHOENIX, Arizona -- Relatives of a 10-year-old girl who suffocated inside a footlocker used to punish her for taking a popsicle without permission pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murdering her. John and Samantha Allen, both 23, entered not guilty pleas...
  • Steven Seagal Sued For Killing Puppy

    Steven Seagal Sued For Killing Puppy
    If actor Steven Seagal was born to raise hell, he's doing a good job of it! The actor turned actor/lawman for his reality TV show Steven Seagal Lawman has come under siege for his participation in an Arizona raid. Seagal was out for justice alongside...
  • Arizona Fugitive Arrested for Meth, Kidnapping & Armed Robbery in Van Buren Co.

    Arizona Fugitive Arrested for Meth, Kidnapping & Armed Robbery in Van Buren Co.
    Narcotics Detectives in Van Buren County say they've arrested a fugitive wanted out of Arizona for kidnapping and armed robbery. Authorities in Maricopa County, AZ notified detectives in Van Buren County that 30 year old Noel Saldana may be in the...
  • Tougher rules on policing illegal immigrants

    Tougher rules on policing illegal immigrants
    Luz Maria Diaz knew what happened to illegal immigrants at the Wake County jail. But her teenage daughters didn't. So when the girls were arrested after fighting on their high school campus in September, they freely admitted that they were born in...