A controversial bill that would separate livestock abuse from other forms of animal cruelty moved through the House Agriculture and Water Committee yesterday.House Bill 2587 has generated backlash from organizations ranging from animal-rights groups to Sheriff Joe Arpaio since its introduction. At t ... More >>
If Scott Graham is responsible for all the missing cats in a Mesa neighborhood, then it's safe to say that he messed the wrong people's cats.Now that Graham was sentenced to house arrest in the case -- which involved the murders of up to 40 cats -- people are protesting outside his home.
Twenty chefs, hundreds of people, and thousands of caramels -- Smeeks and Chow Bella's Caramelpalooza 2013, held Friday night at Biltmore Fashion Park, was (if we say so ourselves) the biggest and best yet. Stay tuned this week for a complete caramel play-by-play by judge JK Grence, who writes Cho ... More >>
Tomorrow night's the night, people! Caramelpalooza 2013 is here: Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. (and don't dawdle, the caramel's gone fast in previous years). If you haven't already bought tickets, no worries -- there will be plenty for sale at the event: $10 for five tickets, with proceeds benefiting the ... More >>
Who knew we had so many poets out there? You wowed us with your sweet words about caramel, Phoenix, but there can be only one winner in our contest to choose a judge for Friday's fourth annual Caramelpalooza, and that person is . . . See also: - Caramelpalooza 2013: Buy Tasting Tickets Now - Annou ... More >>
Polish off that sweet tooth, Phoenix, because Caramelpalooza 2013's just a little more than a week away. Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual caramel tasting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- a new location but the same sugar rush (more, in fact) you've enjoyed in years past. F ... More >>
We are practically in a sugar coma, just thinking about the line-up for Caramelpalooza 2013 -- the biggest and best ever, if you ask us. See also: - Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners!
Sugar lovers, rejoice. We can't believe it's already time to announce the details for the sweetest event of the year, Chow Bella and Smeeks' fourth annual Caramelpalooza, coming Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. See also: - Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners! - 5 Sweet Spots for Valentine Treats in Metro P ... More >>
If you're wondering who would steal their neighbor's cat and smash it up behind a strip mall -- 39-year-old Scott Graham would, according to Mesa police.Once he was caught in the act lifting another neighbor's cat, police say he tossed that one out of his window and drove off.
Danny Abromovitz, 32, of Phoenix punk band West End Crooks died in his sleep the morning of Tuesday, July 17. Abromovitz, best known as Danny American, was West End Crooks' bassist and an active member of the local punk community.
A recovering heroin addict took his cat to the Arizona Humane Society for treatment earlier this month after the cat was injured while crawling through some razor wire. That turned out to be a mistake -- because Daniel Dockery was unable to immediately pay for the cat's treatment, the AHS killed ... More >>
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Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Ramon Leyva, 58, of Phoenix, was arrested on April 17 on suspicion of owning roosters for cockfighting. A Phoenix man was arrested last week on suspicion of cockfighting following an investigation conducted in part by Arizona Humane Society e ... More >>
What do you call a dog with two legs? Who cares, it still won't come when it's called (badop-ching).Yet the Arizona Humane Society has got itself a 6-week-old female chihuahua that needs a little help."Rue," as staffers are calling the pooch, was born with only its two hind legs and brought t ... More >>
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that the city of Glendale must reveal records by Friday that show what incentives it's offering to a new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey team. Among the potential team buyers are Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and Daryl Jones o ... More >>
How do folks do it these days? You know, run a small business, keep a stable of thugs in line, figure out which home to invade next and still save energy for Saturday night's big cockfighting event? Just thinking about all the work that police say went into operating a south Phoenix tire shop makes ... More >>
Courtesy of the Sergeant Tommy Thompson, public information officer for the Phoenix Police Department, we bring you this warm holiday tale. Thompson did such a fine job writing this one up, we'll pass it along as is: MEDIA ADVISORY Last night and today a story has been running in the media con ... More >>
Let's get this straight: Lots of voters think Janet Napolitano's a closeted lesbian, but she's against Prop 107 and gay marriage?!
Well, you know, we all want to change careers
Not-so-softly with their songs
Mending Wall illustrates dangers of emigration
Revamped kids' museum views the pooch
The family of a murdered society matron says she took up with the wrong man
Acting workshops spread the drama bug
Fur is flying over whether one of the most popular animal charities in town has gone to the dogs
From the week of August 23, 2001
Public pressure gives the campaign for no-kill animal shelters a new lease on life
County officials dog Arizona Humane Society
While society frets over the threat of school massacres, a more insidious and lethal rampage mounts on the streets, unacknowledged
June 17 - 23, 1999
Yesteryear's Big Eye art is still raising eyebrows
Voters seem certain to do what the Arizona Legislature has repeatedly refused to do--ban cockfighting, and hasten the death of a way of life
Why you shouldn't own a dog that won't fit under the seat in front of you
SPCA official has retriever put to death before owner knows what's pup
With the Humane Society refusing to accept healthy stray dogs, the county pound is expected to overflow
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM GOES ASTRAY