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Arizona slopes colder than the North Pole

12news.com — Bundled in a parka and headed down the slopes on skis is not the traditional image of someone enjoying our state, but at Arizona Snowbowl, many took to the cold on the last day of 2015 to get in some winter excitement.
Dec 31, 2015

AZ ski slope temperatures rival the North Pole today, tomorrow. #12News 12news.com/story/weather/…

2014 Scottsdale Unified Teacher of the Year arrested

12news.com — Christopher Thomas McKenna was arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor, Scottsdale police said. McKenna is a teacher and track coach with Scottsdale Unified School District. He is suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, beginning in 2014. McKenna was booked into jail on Wednesday.
Dec 10, 2015

Scottsdale "Teacher of the Year" arrested for alleged relationship with student: ow.ly/VID2P pic.twitter.com/WhBTVfACbM

Dec 10, 2015

Scottsdale "Teacher of the Year" arrested for alleged relationship with student: ow.ly/VID2P #12News pic.twitter.com/ILa3SVPc4u

1 dead, teen injured after gun shots erupt at massive Halloween party

12news.com — 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. 12ne.ws/1MqEYPM via @12News

DEA agents raid Phoenix LA Fitness gym

12news.com — 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 12ne.ws/1F3OndN pic.twitter.com/GiuUcmRSVK

Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters

usatoday.com — 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 usat.ly/1Ii0B6D

May 07, 2015

Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters usat.ly/1ReoFeM via @USATODAY

May 07, 2015

Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters usat.ly/1ReoFeM via @USATODAY

Illegal labor on industry radar

archive.azcentral.com — 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: archive.azcentral.com/business/reale… #12news pic.twitter.com/3IkXvttP2S

Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer

usatoday.com — 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 usat.ly/1zUyhAU via @usatoday

Dec 04, 2014

RT @deborahblum: Never seems to end: Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer usat.ly/1zUyhAU via @usatoday

Dec 04, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An unarmed black man was shot and killed Tuesday night by a white Phoenix police officer. usat.ly/1pXUf6a via @arizonarepublic

Dec 04, 2014

RT @byrondobson: Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer usat.ly/1zUyhAU via @usatoday

Dec 04, 2014

Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer. Local leader: Seems like "open season for killing black men." usat.ly/1zUyhAU

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Ahwatukee residents forced from homes after natural gas leak

azcentral.com — 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?

azcentral.com — 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: azcentral.com/story/joedanar…

Brazil, soccer, ABC futebol

azcentral.com — 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 azcentral.com/story/joedanar…

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Feb 07, 2016

Secular coalition for AZ takes to state capitol Monday to make voices heard. #12News ow.ly/XZno6 @seculardotorg @KyleKulinski

Feb 07, 2016

RT @TheOnion: Super Bowl Halftime Show Marred By Functioning Sound System onion.com/1NYWgEj #SB50 pic.twitter.com/qdqITn3Bi1

Feb 07, 2016

Kurt Warner not elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame azc.cc/1T5RlZP via @azcentral

Feb 05, 2016

Atheist lawmaker: policy scheduling invocations at AZ State House "unfair." Another Godless prayer scrap? #12News ow.ly/XZohN

Feb 05, 2016

Here we go again? Questions about atheist prayers at AZ State Capitol. #12News ow.ly/XZno6 pic.twitter.com/2KWXDkcnhS

Feb 04, 2016

RT @ryangabrielson: Don't call secret political cash "dark money." It's "private giving." Nice story, @RobertFaturechi. propublica.org/article/the-co…

Feb 04, 2016

Phoenix City Council likely avoids discrim suit- replaces prayer with silence ... #12news (Sent from 12 News) 12news.com/story/news/loc…

Feb 03, 2016

Watch #12News at 10pm for explanation to why Phx City Council vote is both a victory and defeat for Christians who opposed Satanic Church.

Feb 03, 2016

SATANIC Prayer will not happen on the 17th. Moment of silence begins all meetings effective tomorrow. #12news


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