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1 dead, teen injured after gun shots erupt at massive Halloween party — One person is dead and a teen is in the hospital after a massive Halloween party took a violent turn. Phoenix police said between 400 to 500 people were at a party taking place on a large vacant lot on the corner of 67th Ave and Van Buren when just after 4 a.m.
Nov 02, 2015

Afraid to be labeled a snitch? Despite hundreds at party, PD say no credible witness to murder. via @12News

DEA agents raid Phoenix LA Fitness gym — A north Phoenix LA Fitness gym was the site of a search warrant served by federal drug enforcement agents early Friday morning. The gym is located at 22nd and Northern avenues in Phoenix. Drug Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations Agents were seen removing boxes of evidence from the gym.
Aug 28, 2015

LA Fitness DEA raid UPDATE: company says bodybuilder's juice bar inside gym was target

Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters — PHOENIX -- There are now reasons to believe that when Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson headed to Dallas with an intent to kill, one of them was already a target of an open investigation. According to the New York Times, the F.B.I.
May 06, 2015

RT @USATODAY: Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters

May 07, 2015

Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters via @USATODAY

May 07, 2015

Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters via @USATODAY

Illegal labor on industry radar — Metro Phoenix's largest homebuilders are aware of illegal employment practices likely contributing to construction of their houses, labor regulators say. But it's unclear what steps homebuilding companies are taking to address the growing problem. "There is a dialogue between national builders and the Department of Labor on this issue, and the industry is aware," said Eric Murray, Phoenix district director of the U.S.
Apr 01, 2015

Top Wage & Hour fed enforcer in PHX talking misclassified construction. Background:… #12news

Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer — PHOENIX - The facts surrounding Rumain Brisbon's death - the ones that could be agreed upon as of Wednesday evening - follow a narrative familiar to a nation still reeling from the racially charged police incidents in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and elsewhere.
Dec 04, 2014

Never seems to end: Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer via @usatoday

Dec 04, 2014

RT @deborahblum: Never seems to end: Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer via @usatoday

Dec 04, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An unarmed black man was shot and killed Tuesday night by a white Phoenix police officer. via @arizonarepublic

Dec 04, 2014

RT @byrondobson: Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer via @usatoday

Dec 04, 2014

Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer. Local leader: Seems like "open season for killing black men."

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Ahwatukee residents forced from homes after natural gas leak — Eight Ahwatukee homeowners were driven from their homes after a contractor discovered a natural gas leak by chance last week, forcing the residents to evacuate with no return date in sight. It's the second time this year that a natural gas leak has forced southeast Valley residents from their homes for at least a week.

Are violent gang members among migrant children? — Volatile, politically charged news stories such as the child-migrant crisis are usually accompanied by rumors and half-truths. So what are we to make of the current "red alert" from pundits and politicians that MS-13 gang members are embedded with the masses of Central American teens turning themselves in at the Texas border?
Jul 15, 2014

Ok, so what's reality? Are violent gang members among the immigrant children at the border? My blog:…

Brazil, soccer, ABC futebol — After spending two days with the talent development unit of the ABC Futebol Clube, I understand a little better why the phrase "the club" wields so much influence. ABC is in its 99th year of league play in Natal. It ranks in the top 35 clubs in Brazil out of more than 400 in terms of attendance.
Jun 19, 2014

Last night's story -- World Cup hopefuls born in Brazilian soccer clubs. @abcfutebolclube…

Heroin's hidden journey — NOGALES, Ariz. - The driver of a blue Dodge Durango appeared unusually nervous to a Customs and Border Protection officer working one of the eight lanes at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry, among the busiest entrances into the U.S. from Mexico.
Jun 16, 2014

Heroin's hidden journey into U.S., across the southern border, this part of our special report is by @paulgiblinariz

Jun 16, 2014

MT @jkelly3rd: Heroin's hidden journey into U.S., across the southern border; special report ; by @PaulGiblinAriz

Jun 16, 2014

Heroin's hidden journey: Nearly all heroin fueling US resurgence enters over the 1,933-mile Mexico border

World Cup fuels Brazil's brand of occupy protests — ( AZ Central) -- In the days leading up to the World Cup, you can feel both electricity and anger in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On one street, rows of green-and-yellow ribbons are strung overhead with banners celebrating the upcoming games.
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Nov 26, 2015

See video and article: Iconic Buffalo Chip Saloon burns down in suspicious fire…

Nov 26, 2015

Buffalo Chip Saloon in Cave Creek AZ a favorite among #PackerNation #GreenBayPackers fans. More on fire #12news

Nov 26, 2015

Cave Creek's famous Buffalo Chip Saloon gutted by fire. Follow updates on #12news today.

Nov 24, 2015

Watch my story on #12News 10pm: @DeptVetAffairs ambassador searches for homeless in Valley.

Nov 24, 2015

Local Veterans Affairs social workers fulfill warrior's motto: Leave No Man Behind.

Nov 24, 2015

RT @12News: ADOT testing new wrong-way driver plan for freeways

Nov 24, 2015

RT @meganrcassidy: Is there anyone who knows more about AZ water than @CaitMcGlade? Read abt a county's battle for water-farm pay

Nov 23, 2015

RT @RobbyBaker12: Two-straight #SNF wins for your #AZCardinals ! Cards beat the Bengals 34-31 on last second FG #12Sports

Nov 22, 2015

WATCH #12News for Cards coverage after the game & join me for news headlines, including a gathering of Syrian refugees in Scottsdale today.

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