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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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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.) Arizonans Love the Worst Drugs: First Cases of "Flesh-Eating" Krokodil Use Reported Here

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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If you thought Arizona's love affair with meth was really as bad as it gets when it comes to drug use, then get a load of this.

Arizona appears to be home of the first reported cases in the country of people using a drug nicknamed Krokodil -- named for the appearance it gives its users. If you've ever seen pictures of Krokodil users, they make meth-heads look like beauty-pageant winners.

See also: Arizonans Love the Worst Drugs: First Cases of "Flesh-Eating" Krokodil Use Reported Here


 

4.) Scottsdale Man Left 1-Year-Old in Car While He Went to Work, Cops Say

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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Scottsdale police say a man left his 1-year-old child in his car while he went to work at the Scottsdale Quarter. The child eventually died.

Coincidentally, the Scottsdale Quarter is less than a mile from the shopping center where a 3-month-old boy died last month after his father allegedly went to work and forgot he'd left the boy in the backseat of his car.

See also: Scottsdale Man Left 1-Year-Old in Car While He Went to Work, Cops Say


 

3.) Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: The Worst Tattoos in Town

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

 

At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.

This week, almost all of our offenders are candidates for the worst tattoos in town. A few others, we just couldn't ignore.

See also: Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: The Worst Tattoos in Town


 

2.) "Tempe" Is the Unfortunate Name Chosen for Drug That Combats Premature Ejaculation

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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In the future, you may have to clarify what you're talking about when you say "Tempe."

Are you talking about the Arizona city that's home to Arizona State University, or are you talking about the penis-spray that was developed to combat premature ejaculation?

See also: "Tempe" Is the Unfortunate Name Chosen for Drug That Combats Premature Ejaculation


 

1.) 10 Arizona Towns With the Best Names

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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Not every town in Arizona has a name its townspeople ought to be ashamed of, as we explored in our list of the 10 Arizona towns with the worst names.

Now, have the list of the 10 best-named towns in Arizona:

See also: 10 Arizona Towns With the Best Names

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