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Police are warning residents of Phoenix and Scottsdale about a carjacking suspect still on the loose. The carjacker struck twice last night -- at 10 p.m. in an Albertson's parking lot in Scottsdale, he demanded a woman's car and was fought off before jumping into a green 1998 Chevy Trailblazer, which police believe was also stolen. Anybody with information is urged to call police...Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman from Apache Junction for reportedly trying to trade her 2-year-old daughter for a gun. Tanya Nareau, was arrested after a man called authorities and said he had the toddler, and had traded a gun for her. Naraeu was charged with unlawful sale of a child, and attempting to buy a gun despite being prohibited by law from doing so...Local athletes and experts say the fake grass so popular for sports fields may not be safe. According to them, it's easier to slip on artificial turf and get injured...
The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Project has received $6 million in federal funds, Arizona Congressman Trent Franks announced. The project aims to widen the two-lane road on the bridge to four lanes, and is expected to cost $240 million. The project might be completed this fall...A couple from Tuba City have been indicted on child-abuse and assault charges. The indictment alleges that Royce and Anna Paddock assaulted a 5-year-old girl they had guardianship of over the past year. Authorities say the girl's injuries included a broken leg, a fractured elbow, pelvic fractures, and a rib fracture...Scottsdale-based business Go Daddy has donated $500,000 to help earthquake victims in Haiti. CEO Bob Parsons was quoted as saying, "Those of us not affected by this disaster need to step up. We at Go Daddy feel it's our duty to lead the way."
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