Hot Links: SRP, Wild Burros, and a SWAT Standoff
Electrical workers with the Salt River Project will meet tonight in Phoenix to discuss issues between their union and the power company. Some workers say they're not happy with their contracts and will walk off the job if their demands are not met. The union's Web site says contract talks are under way with the SRP...Authorities in Yuma are offering a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the identification and prosecution of those responsible for killing two wild burros. The burros were shot in Dome Valley, between November 23 and 28. Killing wild burros is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine for each offense...Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had an MRI on his injured right knee, but says he's "sore but OK." Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt says the MRI was just a precaution...
A Valley mother working at a day-care center has lost her job after allegedly driving drunk with her baby in the car. Farren Romero, 26, was pulled over in Tempe on Tuesday night for driving without her headlights on. Officers say she failed several sobriety tests and was taken to jail for aggravated DUI...Two people were arrested in a SWAT standoff in Prescott Valley yesterday. Stephen Smith and Monique Smith were taken into custody after barricading themselves in their home. The couple were charged with several counts each, including resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and child abuse...Nearly 50 firefighters responded to a blaze at a Mesa apartment complex this morning. Crews quickly brought the fire under control after finding it burning through the roof. Twelve people were displaced by the fire, and the cause was uncertain.
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