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Mom of Missing Arizona Girl Charged with Murder

Mom of Missing Arizona Girl Charged with Murder

Hemera/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — The mother of Jahessye Shockley, a 5-year-old Arizona girl who has been missing for nearly a year, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse and first-degree murder for her daughter’s death.”For the past 11 …

Judge Rules in Favor of Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision

Judge Rules in Favor of Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Authorities in Arizona will shortly begin enforcing the “show me your papers” provision of the state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled on Wednesday that after stopping …

Arizona Hospital’s $80,000 Bill Stings Worse Than Scorpion Venom

Arizona Hospital’s $80,000 Bill Stings Worse Than Scorpion Venom

Hemera/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — An Arizona woman was shocked when her brush with a scorpion led to a stinging $83,046 hospital bill.Marcie Edmonds, 52, called the poison control center an hour after a bark scorpion stung her in the stomach while she was …

Caught on Tape: Arizona Man Hit by Truck Survives

Caught on Tape: Arizona Man Hit by Truck Survives

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHANDLER, Ariz.) — Police in Chandler, Ariz., are looking for two teenage girls who they say are responsible for a hit-and-run that injured a 26-year-old man.Luckily, Steven Bright only suffered a broken right hand and bruised ribs…

Five Arizona Siblings Marry Same Day in ‘Mega Wedding’

Five Arizona Siblings Marry Same Day in ‘Mega Wedding’

Altrendo images/Thinkstock(Mesa, Ariz.) — All eyes might have been on France this weekend for the rumored wedding of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie that went bust, but a pretty spectacular wedding took place Friday in Mesa, Ariz. Not one, not two, …

Jared Lee Loughner Expected to Change Plea to Guilty

Jared Lee Loughner Expected to Change Plea to Guilty

Pima County Sheriff’s Department(TUCSON, Ariz.) — The man accused of going on a shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., last year is expected to change his plea to guilty in federal court Tuesday.Jared Lee Loughner is charged with killing six people on Jan. …

Jared Lee Loughner Reportedly Set to Plead Guilty

Jared Lee Loughner Reportedly Set to Plead Guilty

Pima County Sheriff’s Department(NEW YORK) — The man accused in the January 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including former Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is set to plead guilty in court…

Arizona Pediatrician Cured of Frustrating Facial Twitch

Arizona Pediatrician Cured of Frustrating Facial Twitch

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — An Arizona doctor is thrilled to be still after surgery to stop a spasm in the muscles of his face.Dr. Vic Oyas said the spasm started more than 20 years ago as a tiny twitch in his left eye.”I didn’t pay much attention to it at…

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Racial Profiling Trial Begins

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Racial Profiling Trial Begins

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A civil rights trial against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-styled “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” began Thursday in which Arpaio and his department stand accused of racially profiling Latinos in Mar…

Immigration Groups File Suit Against AZ Immigration Law

Immigration Groups File Suit Against AZ Immigration Law

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Staying true to their promise, immigration groups are asking a federal judge to block Arizona’s “show me your papers provision” from going into effect.The provision, which the Supreme Court up…

Border Patrol Applicant Admits to Molestation, Bestiality in Job Interview

Border Patrol Applicant Admits to Molestation, Bestiality in Job Interview

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office(YUMA, Ariz.) — Cody Slaughter may have been a little too forthcoming while interviewing for a job with the border patrol.The 22-year-old from Somerton, Ariz., was arrested last week after U.S. Customs and Border Protection…

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Challenges George Lopez

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Challenges George Lopez

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., responded to George Lopez’s profanity-filled tirade against him by telling the comedian to come meet with him.“Get some guts, come down here and meet me …

Betty Smithey, Longest Serving Female Inmate, May Get Parole For 1963 Murder

Betty Smithey, Longest Serving Female Inmate, May Get Parole For 1963 Murder

Arizona Department of Corrections(NEW YORK) — Betty Smithey has been in prison for 49 years, convicted of killing a baby. Until now she was without the possibility of parole, but the “old code lifer” has been granted a chance at freedom by Arizona Gov…

Naked Carjacker Is Former English Teacher, Real Estate Exec

Naked Carjacker Is Former English Teacher, Real Estate Exec

ABC News(PHOENIX) — An Arizona man who allegedly went on a naked carjacking spree that left seven people injured and caused several crashes has worked as a real estate executive and was once a high school English teacher.John Brigham, 45, was ordered …

Mom Accused of Giving Toddler Beer at Restaurant

Mom Accused of Giving Toddler Beer at Restaurant

ABC News (PHOENIX) — A Phoenix mom was arrested after she allegedly put beer in her toddler’s sippy cup and a witness claimed the child fell out of his chair in a possible state of intoxication.Officers arrested Valerie Marie Topete, 36, after t…

Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

Comstock/ThinkStock(PHOENIX) — An Arizona millionaire who died minutes after he was convicted of arson appeared to have put something in his mouth while in the court room, sparking an investigation into whether the convicted arsonist had poisoned hims…

Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking Spree

Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking Spree

ABC News(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — Police in Scottsdale, Ariz., are trying to figure out what caused a 45-year-old man to go on a naked carjacking spree that left seven people injured, caused several crashes and shut down nearby roads.Around 1:30 p.m. on F…

Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

Arizona Businessman Convicted of Arson Appears to Commit Suicide in Courtroom

Businessman Michael Marin appears to swallow something following his conviction at an Arizona courthouse. (KNXV/ABC News)(PHOENIX) — An Arizona millionaire who died minutes after he was convicted of arson appeared to have put something in his mouth w…

VP Beat: Contenders on Arizona Immigration Ruling

VP Beat: Contenders on Arizona Immigration Ruling

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — PORTMAN WEIGHS IN ON IMMIGRATION: ABC News’ Gregory Simmons reported on Sen. Rob Portman’s take Monday night on the Supreme Court’s immigration decision, saying he believed “the federa…

Arizona Wins College World Series

Arizona Wins College World Series

Harry How/Getty Images(OMAHA, Neb.) — After 26 years, the Arizona Wildcats can celebrate again as the team has won the College World Series after defeating South Carolina 4-1 on Monday night.Arizona truly showed their dominance throughout the tourname…

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