Patti Epler

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  • 12 years ago | News

    A federal judge in Missouri is refusing to admit sworn testimony from Arizona Department of Corrections Director Dora Schriro in a lawsuit brought by an inmate, saying that Schriro and other jail officials can't be trusted to tell the truth becaus...

  • 12 years ago | News

    Union Pacific railroad engineer Michael Coleman has bad luck and worse timing. Last month, a Phoenix jury slammed the railroad with a multimillion-dollar verdict for a fatal accident in which Coleman, who has only one eye, failed to see a 30-ton a...

  • 12 years ago | News

    The Spike got an early Halloween treat on Friday morning when it picked up the Arizona Republic and discovered that New Times and columnist Robert Nelson had been sued in federal court by an attorney for the Diocese of Phoenix. Normally, you'd thi...

  • 12 years ago | News

    Michael Coleman lost his right eye when he was a baby. As an adult, he was turned down for a job as a Navy nuclear propulsion specialist because of his monocular vision. He couldn't join the Air Force. And, even though he holds a commercial driver...

  • 12 years ago | News

    Sammy Writes Bull The Spike loves mail from jail. In fact, The Spike may now have a complete set of those Sheriff Joe Arpaio postcards he makes available so prisoners can help promote his re-election effort -- Joe playing around in the middle of a...

  • 12 years ago | News

    Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley is threatening the careers of two veteran Valley drug enforcement cops in a political power play that appears aimed at protecting his own investigator who acted questionably in a recent drug investigation. The ...