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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week



In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) Arizona's One of the Most Stressed-Out States, by One Measure

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

Arizonans might be some of the most stressed-out people in the United States.

That is, if working long hours or being unemployed, commuting a long way, not having health insurance, spending too much on housing, and living in a densely populated area are things that cause stress.

See also: Arizona's One of the Most Stressed-Out States, by One Measure

 

4.) Joe Arpaio's Deputy Charley Armendariz Implicated MCSO "Command Staff," Says Activist Lydia Guzman

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

More than a year before his alleged suicide by hanging on May 8, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Detective Charley Armendariz reached out to Phoenix human-rights activist Lydia Guzman, telling her he had information to share, and implicating MCSO supervisors in illegal activity.

Guzman says Armendariz approached her on February 28, 2013, as she was giving an interview to a Spanish-language TV news outlet in front of one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails. They went to a local Jack In The Box, where for the next hour, he opened up to her.

"He had just been disciplined or talked to because of some sort of work behavior," Guzman remembers. "He was talking about how his supervisors were ganging up on him...because he told them that he was not going to participate in their illegal activity anymore."

See also: Joe Arpaio's Deputy Charley Armendariz Implicated MCSO "Command Staff," Says Activist Lydia Guzman


 

3.) See Video of Tempe Gamer Home Invasion Robbery

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

A Tempe home invasion caught on video as a woman played a video game can be seen this morning on YouTube.

A police bulletin picked up by various news media organizations around the Valley reported the home invasion, which took place early this morning in a west Tempe apartment complex -- but the other media apparently hasn't found the actual video yet.

See also: See Video of Tempe Gamer Home Invasion Robbery


 

2.) Catholic Priests Attacked at Phoenix Church, One Killed

Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix
Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix
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Two Catholic priests were attacked Wednesday night at their church in Phoenix.

Father Kenneth Walker, an assistant pastor, was shot and killed, while Father Joseph Terra, a pastor, was hospitalized.

See also: Catholic Priests Attacked at Phoenix Church, One Killed

 

1.) 10 Worst Rejected Custom License Plates in Arizona

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

If you think custom license plates are generally dumb, then you should see the ones that the Motor Vehicle Division doesn't approve.

Late last year, we acquired the list of more than 27,000 rejected custom license plates in Arizona, and now that we've finally gone through them all, we've chosen the 10 absolute worst plates that people tried to get:

See also: 10 Worst Rejected Custom License Plates in Arizona

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