Hot Links: Employer Sanctions, Snowbirds, and Coyote Attacks
Two years after the employer sanctions law went on the books, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has filed its first case against a Valley business. County prosecutors say the Scottsdale Art Factory knowingly hired illegal immigrants. The county attorney has asked that the business fire all of its illegal employees and that its business license be suspended for at least 10 days...Snowbirds, according to the Arizona Republic, are heading back to the Valley. After seeing a decline in snowbirds over the past three years, industry professionals are saying that advance reservations at area RV parks are up, an indication that this winter will be a stronger snowbird season...An unlikely arrest was made as part of the sheriff's most recent crime-suppression sweep. During a traffic stop, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested three soldiers in the U.S. Military after they found about 680 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of their car...Residents in Valley neighborhoods are reporting an increase in coyote attacks.
Residents in "major" Phoenix neighborhoods say the attacks on their animals have become far more frequent, and the coyotes are becoming more aggressive than they've been in the past...Scottsdale police are looking for a man that held up a credit union Tuesday afternoon. Police say the robber may have been wearing a fake nose, when he held up the Dessert Schools Federal Credit Union...A new judge will hear the case of the 9-year-old St. Johns boy convicted of killing his father's friend last year. The boy's attorney claimed that the original judge was biased after holding discussions with the boy's probation officer, without having lawyers present.