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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.) Senator Kelli Ward Hosting Forum "To Address Community Concerns About Chemtrails"

Condensation trails left behind by a Boeing 747.
Condensation trails left behind by a Boeing 747.

 

Republican Senator Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City has organized a forum in her district to address concerns about "chemtrails."

"Chemtrails" are them white trails left behind by them there aero-planes up in the sky, used by the gubmint to poison us common folk, conspiracy theorists say.

The trails of condensation formed behind planes, actually named "contrails," are harmless streams of vapor, and actually aren't part of a CIA mind-control experiment or whatever the conspiracy theorists believe they do.

See also: Senator Kelli Ward Hosting Forum "To Address Community Concerns About Chemtrails"


 

4.) Joe Arpaio Not Buying Account from Jeff Flake's Son and Daughter-in-Law of How 20 Dogs Died

A shed that held the bodies of the dogs that died at the Green Acres dog boarding facility.
A shed that held the bodies of the dogs that died at the Green Acres dog boarding facility.
MCSO

 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the explanation given by the caretakers and owners of a Gilbert dog-boarding facility where 20 dogs died over the weekend "seems unreasonable."

The Sheriff's Office initially described the dogs' deaths at the Green Acres Boarding Facility as an accident, wherein a dog chewed through electrical wiring, killing the electricity and thus the air conditioning, leading to many of the dogs overheating by Friday morning.

Arpaio then announced at a press conference yesterday that MCSO actually had a lot of work to do on the case, including re-interviewing everyone involved. The Sheriff's Office later issued a press release declaring that Arpaio didn't believe the story provided by the owners, and the people who were supposed to be taking care of the dogs, Senator Jeff Flake's son and daughter-in-law.

See also: Joe Arpaio Not Buying Account from Jeff Flake's Son and Daughter-in-Law of How 20 Dogs Died


 

3.) Photos: Inside the Gilbert Dog-Boarding Facility Where 20 Dogs Died

The electrical wiring supposedly gnawed-through by one of the dogs.
The electrical wiring supposedly gnawed-through by one of the dogs.
MCSO

 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has released photographs of the Green Acres Boarding Facility, where 20 dogs died late last week.

The dogs supposedly died from a lack of air conditioning, and several of the photos show the dead dogs arranged in a shed on the property.

See also: Photos: Inside the Gilbert Dog-Boarding Facility Where 20 Dogs Died


 

2.) Border Officers Find Accordion Full of Meth in Nogales

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
CBP

 

Today in Found at the Border: Officers at the border in Nogales found 4.5 pounds of meth hidden inside an accordion.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an 18-year-old Mexican citizen attempted to take the accordion through a pedestrian gate on Monday.

See also: Border Officers Find Accordion Full of Meth in Nogales


 

1.) 10 Before-and-After Photos of Downtown Phoenix Captured by Google Maps

A current view of CityScape.
A current view of CityScape.
Google Maps

 

Downtown Phoenix has changed quite a bit over the last seven years.

Since Google first sent its Street View cameras through the streets of downtown Phoenix in 2007, buildings have gone up, others have come down, and other areas have completely changed. Now that the Street View car came back through Phoenix this year, we can compare the changes over the years. Check out 10 before-and-after photos of downtown, as captured by Google Street View:

See also: 10 Before-and-After Photos of Downtown Phoenix Captured by Google Maps


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