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A man is in custody after leading police on a chase and then crashing a truck into a Tempe building. The accident happened shortly after 6 a.m. at 48th street and Southern Avenue. Police received reports that a man saw someone drive off in his truck. After plowing into the building, the driver was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported...A couple from Apache Junction won $1 million this week in the Arizona Lottery's millionaire holiday drawing. Roger and Deanna Phillips thought they'd only won $1,000 each, but when they drove to the Arizona Lottery office, they learned they were the grand prize winners. The couple almost went to the gym instead of the lottery offices, and Deanna Phillips was quoted as saying, "If I would have known I was going to be a millionaire, I would have changed out of my gym clothes"...
Chandler police say a woman was raped twice by the same man in about four years. They say the woman doesn't know the man, but he's approached her twice outside the rapes. The first assault occurred in Gilbert in 2005; the second happened Monday night in Chandler. The accused rapist is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, with a three-inch scar on his right cheek. A police spokesman says the alleged attacker might be named Tony...Boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor won't be running for 10 days this month because of construction on a new visitors' center. Boat tours will be suspended January 11-15 and February 1-5 while crews finish construction of the new $58 million center in Honolulu...Phoenix police are looking for a man and a woman they say tried to run over an off-duty police officer in a truck. The officer was working security for Fry's at 51st Avenue and Baseline when the couple, shoplifting suspects, tried to run him down. The officer received a bump on his head but is expected to be okay. The suspects' truck is described as a brown, late-80s-model Chevy truck with an extended cab...A player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers college football team was arrested at a Scottsdale nightclub early Friday, after a scuffle with security guards. Kevin Whaley was reportedly being escorted out of the club for harassing female patrons when he assaulted two security guards. He was booked on counts of assault and disorderly conduct.
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