Hot Links: Surprise Suicide, Yuma's Race, and "A" Mountain
A traffic stop in Surprise ended in suicide Tuesday when the driver slit his throat. According to police, George Lajeunesse, 43, was stopped because he was wanted for questioning in a domestic-violence call. Lajeunesse reportedly wielded a large knife at the traffic stop, and slit his throat after being Tasered by police...The mayor of Yuma lost his re-election bid Tuesday. Initial voter results show that challenger Al Krieger is winning the mayoral race over incumbent Larry Nelson by more than 1,000 votes....Former Phoenix Suns player Phil Lumpkin has died. Lumpkin, who played for the Suns in1975-1976, had been coaching high school basketball in Seattle since 1991. He was diagnosed with pneumonia last week, and his death was announced Monday. He was 57...A 12 year-old boy was rescued from the top of "A" Mountain, next to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe,Tuesday afternoon. The boy climbed to the top of the mountain about 3:30 p.m. and began to experience difficulty breathing. Officials said the boy was taken to a hospital and is expected to be fine...
The owner of Tuffie's Rescue animal shelter in Phoenix was arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies Tuesday morning, and may be charged with 77 counts of animal neglect. According to reports, animals at the shelter had no food or water, were living in excrement, and occupied small cages...Five vehicles reportedly crashed in front Boulder Creek High School in Anthem this morning. A fire official said at least seven people were involved in the accident, and that several students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
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