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Max Hall arrested on shoplifting, cocaine possession allegations — Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall was arrested Friday over possession of stolen items and cocaine, Gilbert police said. Gilbert police were called to the Best Buy near Loop 202 and Williams Field Road at about 11:30 a.m. Friday where they found Hall in possession of "several stolen items from Best Buy and a nearby Walmart," according to a Gilbert police spokesman.
Sep 02, 2014

Gilbert HS offensive coordinator Max Hall arrested on shoplifting, cocaine possession allegations via @azcentral

Sep 02, 2014

I feel like the Internet isn't properly responding to Max Hall getting arrested, wearing BYU t-shirt in mug shot.

Sep 02, 2014

Police said they found former AZ Cardinals QB Max Hall w/ "several stolen items from Best Buy and a nearby Walmart"…

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Aeromexico ends Phoenix flights — Aeromexico has ended service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, effective this week. The Mexican carrier offered one daily non-stop flight to Hermosillo, Sonora. US Airways still offers non-stop flights to Hermosillo. Aeromexico did not publicly announce the end of service but Phoenix is no longer listed as a U.S.

Police report: Girl said Uzi was too much for her — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

911 calls show desperate attempt to save gun instructor accidentally shot w # Uzi last wk by 9-y/o girl.

Sep 02, 2014

Police report: 9-y/o girl said Uzi was too much for her by @meganrcassidy

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Jodi Arias objects to limited TV coverage of her retrial — Arias said, "There is more damage that can be done," as the reason why TV news should not be allowed to air trial footage on newscasts. Prosecutor Juan Martinez said he did not object.
Sep 02, 2014

Wait, what? Jodi Arias objects to limited TV coverage of her retrial via @azcentral Never saw that coming.

Sep 02, 2014

Jodi Arias objects to limited TV coverage of her retrial via @azcentral

From free gas to cat rentals, crazy bank promotions lure customers — Forget toasters. Financial firms now offer everything from college basketball brackets to drawings for electronic devices. Forget toasters. Banks and other financial firms sometimes show much more creativity when promoting checking and savings accounts and even mortgages. Many large banks including Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America occasionally offer $50 or $100 credits for people opening new savings or checking accounts.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @QuillenKim: A Russian bank is renting cats to walk around the homes of new mortgage customers. Yes, this is true.

Sep 02, 2014

A Russian bank is renting cats to walk around the homes of new mortgage customers. Yes, this is true.

Divorce or child-support questions? Lawyer volunteers can answer them today — Call 602-258-1212 from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The State Bar of Arizona and 12 News will team up today to help answer legal questions about divorce and child-support issues, for free. Arizonans who have divorce and child-custody questions can call 602-258-1212 from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Sep 02, 2014

Need help with a divorce or family-law issue? Call Lawyers on Call today at 5 pm in program hosted by 12 News.

Sep 02, 2014

Have divorce, child-support questions? Lawyer volunteers can answer them today. Details here #lawyersoncall #12News

9/4: Beth McDonald marks 30 years on KEZ — Most radio personalities have transitory careers, moving from market to market, station to station. Then there's Beth McDonald, who will celebrate 30 years at KESZ-FM (99.9 KEZ) on Thursday, Sept. 4. Not only is McDonald still a star - "Listeners treat her like royalty," producer and co-host Chad Mitchell says - she is also a trailblazer.

Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist — BEIRUT - An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.

West Valley public safety agencies face experience drain — Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick worked construction jobs in the early 1980s, but soon after that his son was born and he knew he needed to find something more stable. Burdick responded to a newspaper advertisement for the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department, but didn't make it.

Migrant kids' 2,500-mile trek leads to Arizona schools — Not long ago, a walk to the store could get Candido Linares Garcia killed. Living in San Pedro Sula, a city in Honduras with the highest murder rate in the world, the teenager was attacked by a group of gang members one day last January.
Sep 02, 2014

Some of the Central American kids crossing the border illegally are arriving in Arizona schools. via @azcentral

Sep 02, 2014

So what did YOU do this summer? AZ Republic reports on migrant children starting high school after 2,500 mile trek:…

Sep 02, 2014

Youths' 2,500-mile trek from Central America to Arizona schools: @azdangonzalez on @azcentral

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Phoenix aims to balance cost, need for interpreters — Selena Nguyen's family arrived in Phoenix as Vietnamese refugees with few valuables in the 1980s. One day Nguyen came home to find that her parents had been in a car accident. They didn't speak English, and could not explain what happened to the police.

Southwest "mega-drought" chance now 50% — A study done by the University of Arizona, Cornell University and the Geological survey suggests a mega-drought could be coming to the Southwest. It could keep the area dry for more than 10 years.

MD Helicopters in Mesa launches new attack chopper — MD Helicopters recently completed live testing on its newest attack chopper, the 530G Scout Attack Helicopter, set to go into full production this year. Hovering over the rugged, sun-soaked desert terrain, a dark-green attack helicopter fires one of four laser-guided rockets, striking a target more than 3 miles away and sending a plume of dust and smoke high into the air.
Sep 02, 2014

A dark-green attack helicopter fires a laser-guided rocket. Iraq? Nope. Afghanistan? Nope. #Mesa? Yup:

AZ Fact Check: DuVal voted for tuition hikes — WHO SAID IT: Republican Governors Association THE TARGET: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal THE COMMENT: "Lobbyist Fred DuVal voted to increase college tuition on the Board of Regents. Under DuVal, tuition and fees rose 99 percent, doubling the price of college and costing Arizona students nearly $5,000 more a year."

The Heat Index's look at the Heisman Trophy race — Week 1 is in the books. So, let's take an early - very early - look at how the Heisman Trophy race is shaping up. 5. Jameis Winston Last season's Heisman Trophy winner had some great moments but also struggled at times in Florida State's 37-31 win over Oklahoma State.
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