Hot Links: Light Rail, Meth Salon, and Pelosi's Capitol Cats
A spokesman for APS says the company's seen a 45 percent increase in power thefts, with people running cables to utility lines or neighbors' homes. APS says high jacking power is not only illegal, but dangerous, and vows to prosecute power thieves. SRP, on the other hand, reports that power thefts are down because of "smart meters" that detect possible power thefts faster...A light rail train hit a car at Central and Highland last night, after the car reportedly turned in front of the train. No injuries were reported, but the train was said to have skidded 25 feet after the collision before coming to a stop...City officials in Glendale want the light rail path that's planned for the west side to run to Glendale's stadiums, rather than to downtown Glendale. But Phoenix officials say they can't provide funding to redirect the route...the Arizona Cardinals have re-signed linebacker Clark Haggans to a three-year contract. Haggans signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in 2008, after playing eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers...Would you like some crappy speed made from household chemicals with that perm? A Tempe couple, Gary Scott Newton and his wife Tracy Ann Kiser-Flotto, faces numerous charges after being arrested for allegedly selling meth out of their salon, 2 Doors Down, off Mill Avenue and 10th street...Analysts say politicians have fumbled in their attempts to post videos to Internet site YouTube's official Congress channel, leaving rambling monologues and bizarre snippets like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's video showing the Capitol Building through the eyes of two pet cats, and to the tune of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." One analyst likened the Pelosi video to "watching one's head disappear in a pool of quicksand."
The light rail's bound for downtown Glendale, but the city wants routes to its stadiums instead.
A Tempe couple is being charged with selling meth out of their salon.
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