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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.) Blond Speeder's Smirk Doesn't Work in Grand Canyon Arrest for Going 36 MPH

Dina Matlock has a need for speed.
Dina Matlock has a need for speed.
Image: Facebook

 

Grand Canyon rangers wrestled an employee of the national park to the ground during an arrest last week after she reportedly refused to cooperate during a stop for speeding.

Dina Matlock, a blond woman in her early 20s known to officers as a frequent speeder, appears to have ticked off law enforcement Ranger Rick Blair by smirking and refusing to hand over her ID.

See also: Blond Speeder's Smirk Doesn't Work in Grand Canyon Arrest for Going 36 MPH


 

4.) Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Bikini Lounge, Posh, and the MIM

The Bikini.
The Bikini.
Andrew Pielage

 

Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For now, stay tuned to Valley Fever for more installments and be sure to share your suggestions in the comments section. Today, Robrt Pela presents the next 10 items on the list.

Go to Bikini Lounge with a Twentysomething It's the ultimate hipster hangout, and manages to pull off being retro and up-to-the-minute trendy at the same time. Corner-tabled in the Bikini's murk, one can easily imagine it's 1966, when Grand Avenue was chockablock with similarly divey bars, and that the festively tiki-themed surroundings are new and all the rage. People "of a certain age" hang here, too, and for the best Bikini blast, a late night on the patio with DJ Shane and a bunch of people who were recently teenagers is a real Grand experience.

See also: Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Bikini Lounge, Posh, and the MIM


 

3.) Gangs of Chihuahuas Are Not Running Maryvale

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
By Matthew Hendley

 

Several national news-media outlets are claiming that gangs of stray Chihuahuas are "terrorizing" or "taking over" the West Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale.

With tales of packs of up to a dozen Chihuahuas attacking children as they walk to school, we decided to check it out firsthand.

See also: Gangs of Chihuahuas Are Not Running Maryvale


 

2.) Brawl Inside Chandler Walmart Ends in Fatal Shooting

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
Walmart via Flickr

 

A 36-year-old man was fatally shot inside a Walmart store in Chandler Sunday after getting into a fight with another customer.

According to Chandler police, it appears that the men didn't know each other before getting into a dispute at the service counter in the store, near Warner and Alma School roads.

See also: Brawl Inside Chandler Walmart Ends in Fatal Shooting


 

1.) 10 Biggest Myths About Phoenix

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week
By Bigmikebmw via Wikimedia Commons

 

There are a whole lot of myths and urban legends about Phoenix.

Strap on your helmet just in case your mind gets blown by our picks for the 10 biggest myths about Arizona's capital:

See also: 10 Biggest Myths About Phoenix


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