A Phoenix police officer's fatal shooting of Phoenix resident Michelle Cusseaux will be investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Cusseaux, 50, was fatally shot by Phoenix Police Officer Percy Dupra on August 14, after police say she threatened officers with a hammer when they went t ... More >>
A former Tempe cop accused of stealing evidence from the agency's evidence room -- including a refrigerator -- has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.Initially, former Tempe Officer Elliot Campbell was booked on two counts of theft of a credit card, 10 counts of tampering with evidence, and ... More >>
When a cop is busted stealing something from an evidence room, it's often drugs or cash. Not Tempe police Officer Elliot Campbell -- he stole a refrigerator, a washing machine, and various other household items.Campbell, an 11-year veteran of the force, was arrested yesterday after an investigati ... More >>
Following the second highly publicized, unsolved murder of an Arizona State University student in six months, the Tempe Police Department has come under fire for its handling of violent crimes. The department responded to media inquiries about crime statistics by issuing a press release yeste ... More >>
Bill RichardsonYou may be familiar with the work of Bill Richardson. Until recently, Richardson wrote a blog for the Arizona Republic. We got word this week that the Republic axed Richardson's blog and if you ask Richardson, Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff was the cause for the axing.Richardson is an ... More >>
A few years ago, we wrote a wild yarn entitled "I Dunnit," about a Kentucky knucklehead named James Mullins who confessed to a murder he didn't commit--the first known homicide victim of the infamous Baseline Killer. While reporting the piece (that's the cover illustration from the st ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: First Friday Celebration of Al Beadle at Phoenix Metro Retro Incoming: Justin Bieber, Green ... More >>
Researchers from around the world are paid virtually nothing to work long hours week after week in primitive mountain isolation. Their quest? The mysterious rattlesnake called ridgenose.
TWO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HIRED A CHILD MOLESTER WHO CALLED MOLESTER WHO CALLED HIMSELF "THE GOD OF A'S AND F'S." IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.