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The Phoenix Catholic Diocese announced yesterday that former Monsignor Dale Fushek has been defrocked, and will no longer act as a priest. The penalty, which the Diocese says was imposed by order of Pope Benedict, is not open to appeal. Fushek has been charged with assault, indecent exposure, and five counts to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, violations he allegedly incurred while serving as pastor of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Mesa...A man reportedly committed suicide last night inside a Motel 6 in Tempe, after barricading himself inside his room and having a standoff with police. According to the man's girlfriend, he had been depressed recently. Following the incident, police closed Priest Drive from Broadway Road to 14th street, but it has since reopened...After more than four decades with Salt River Project, SRP board president John Williams announced he will retire. Williams is also the owner of John M. Williams Farms in Laveen. SRP board Vice President David Rousseau will run unopposed for Williams' seat.