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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.) Joe Arpaio Releases Memo Defending His Pricey Security Detail

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, after the sidewalk outside of his office nearly assassinated him.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, after the sidewalk outside of his office nearly assassinated him.
MCSO

 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio released an internal MCSO memo in an attempt to defend his pricey security detail.

According to the guys "protecting" Arpaio from a series of not-so-credible death threats, everything they do is completely necessary for the sheriff's safety. Then again, most people would say whatever the hell they have to in order to defend being paid as much as $24,000 in overtime in a year.

See also: Joe Arpaio Releases Memo Defending His Pricey Security Detail


 

4.) Top 10 Arizona-Themed Halloween Costumes, Part Two

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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With Halloween just a couple weeks away, we have more Arizona-themed costume ideas for you.

We told you our first 10 choices for Arizona Halloween costumes last week, so here's part two, including our next 10 favorites:

See also: Top 10 Arizona-Themed Halloween Costumes, Part Two


 

3.) Phoenix Burglar Breaks Into Home, Leaves with Nothing but an Ass-Kicking by Two Brothers

This burglar probably wishes he got punched out -- he got smacked with a baseball bat instead.
This burglar probably wishes he got punched out -- he got smacked with a baseball bat instead.
Daniel Novta via Flickr

 

Phoenix burglary suspect Jose Luis McInturf is lucky he wasn't shot dead after allegedly breaking into a home last week with the residents still inside.

Instead, McInturf, 21, got a well-deserved ass-kicking from the teenage brothers inside.

See also: Phoenix Burglar Breaks Into Home, Leaves with Nothing but an Ass-Kicking by Two Brothers


 

2.) Yarnell Hill Fire Investigation Ignored Major Mistakes by the State

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
Illustration by Justin Renteria.

 

Former Yarnell Fire Chief Peter Andersen sat under a tree in his front yard having his morning coffee on Sunday, June 30, when the Granite Mountain Hotshots drove past his Glen Ilah home.

"At 8:03, [their] two buggies went by," Andersen says. "Right after they went by, the leaves started to blow. I shook my head. [The state] didn't listen to me."

Andersen, who resigned as Yarnell chief in 2011 after 12 years of service, was aggravated because he had warned an Arizona Forestry Division fire manager the night before that it was crucial to attack the steadily expanding fire in the hills above Yarnell at dawn, before prevailing southwesterly winds picked up about 8 in the morning.

See also: Yarnell Hill Fire Investigation Ignored Major Mistakes by the State


 

1.) Anonymous Seeking Justice After Charges Dropped in Brutal Killing of 2-Year-Old

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
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People associated with Anonymous, the collective of Internet activists, have their eyes on Phoenix.

A press release from Anonymous introduces "Operation Justice4Savannah," which points out that murder and child-abuse charges were dropped against the two people accused of being responsible for the brutal death of 2-year-old Savannah Cross.

See also: Anonymous Seeking Justice After Charges Dropped in Brutal Killing of 2-Year-Old


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