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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.) Dabbing Hysteria Exposed: Drug-Abuse Educator Slams ABC 15 for Exaggerations

MaryEllen Resendez exaggerated the impact of dabbing on Shane Watson's life, according to Watson.
MaryEllen Resendez exaggerated the impact of dabbing on Shane Watson's life, according to Watson.

 

Anti-drug educator Shane Watson often thinks about his appearance in a viral ABC 15 news story about the "threat" of dabbing.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that for a short period of time, it ruined my life," says Watson, who works for the local drug-prevention organization notMYkid.

He's not talking about dabs, one of several terms for concentrated hash oil.

Rather, it was the September 16 broadcast on ABC-15 (KNXV-TV) that messed him up.

See also: Dabbing Hysteria Exposed: Drug-Abuse Educator Slams ABC 15 for Exaggerations


 

4.) Seven Phoenix-Area Parents Arrested on Child-Abuse Charges Over the Weekend

 

Seven parents were arrested this weekend on felony child-abuse charges in the Phoenix area, which is an unusually high number of arrests.

Based on county booking records, there were 13 child-abuse arrests in the entire month of February, and 18 in March, an average of roughly one child-abuse arrest every other day. Read on for more information about this weekend's cases:

See also: Seven Phoenix-Area Parents Arrested on Child-Abuse Charges Over the Weekend


 

3.) "You Deserve Rape" Guy Takes a Trip to ASU

 

A University of Arizona student who's well-known on that campus for street preaching with a "You Deserve Rape" sign took his act to Tempe.

Dean Saxton, who calls himself "Brother Dean," enjoys telling women that they deserve rape, as you can see in the video below, taken at Arizona State University late last week:

See also: "You Deserve Rape" Guy Takes a Trip to ASU


 

2.) Arizona's 10 Safest Cities

Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert.
Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert.

 

>No surprise here: Phoenix isn't exactly one of the safest cities in Arizona.

Read on to find the 10 safest cities in Arizona, where you might die of boredom but probably not as a result of a violent crime:

See also: Arizona's 10 Safest Cities


 

1.) 10 Most Underrated Aspects of Living in Phoenix

 

Sometimes, it can be easy to lose sight of why living in Phoenix is better than living in so many other cities.

With that, check out our picks for the 10 most underrated aspects of living in Phoenix:

See also: 10 Most Underrated Aspects of Living in Phoenix


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