The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars for the ALS Association, but some people question whether it's safe. One local teacher/business owner has banned her employees from participating after one of her students experienced adverse health effects following the challenge.
Mike White's eyelids are half-shut. His breathing is slow, heavy. Two days ago, he was hospitalized with pneumonia. He's still taking drugs to combat the illness and he blames the medicine for sapping his energy. Despite his weariness, White rolls up in his $45,000 motorized wheelchair to Pilgrim R ... More >>
A man who crashed his car into a tree and a wall on the side of Interstate 10 earlier week, killing one passenger and injuring another, was extremely drunk, according to police.According to court documents obtained by New Times, 34-year-old Edwin Hurt had a blood-alcohol level of .317, which is just ... More >>
Karl Wallinger has been conspicuously absent from the music scene the over the past decade -- and with good reason. The former Waterboy and World Party founder suffered a debilitating brain aneurysm in 2001 that left him unable to walk and talk, let alone sing and play any of the many instruments he ... More >>
See also: Scottsdale Police Used Excessive Force in '08 Shooting of Man Left as Paraplegic, Judge Rules After writing Tuesday about the troubling case of David Hulstedt, the mentally ill man shot in the back by Scottsdale police, we obtained the full video (see below) of the incident from Hulstedt ... More >>
See also: Zach Booher of Pop-Punk Band While We're Up Killed in Car Accident Steven Rouk of Tempe acoustic pop-punk outfit While We're Up, and Trevor McCoy have been released from the Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, following the fatal accident that claimed the life of Mesa-native Zach Bo ... More >>
A 30-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Thursday evening after a serious accident while jumping at the newly opened Skypark Indoor Trampoline Park in Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood."He was not breathing and had no pulse," says Captain Scott Walker of the Phoenix Fire Department.Walker expects to ... More >>
Jennifer Schuerman, the daughter of Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley's secretary, will appear on the Dr. Drew "Lifechangers" Show today to talk about her recovery after a stroke.Schuerman was celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas when an undiagnosed hole in her heart allowed a blood cl ... More >>
This past Saturday Michael J.Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, held his annual charity benefit, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's. While at the New York fundraiser, Fox busted out a guitar and reenacted the popular scene from 1985's Back To The Future where Marty ... More >>
MCSOLuis Mejia OrtizAdmitted pederast Luis Mejia Ortiz was in Maricopa County Superior Court today, where he was sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he molested his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter on several occasions.In all, Ortiz pleaded guilty to one count ... More >>
James KingApparently, a "99-percenter" who goes by the name "Haight Ashbury" is responsible for the above protest sign calling Governor Jan Brewer a "lying whore" with Alzheimer's.In our account of the "Occupy Phoenix" demonstration in downtown Phoenix earlier this month, we used the above image ... More >>
Admitted pederast Luis Mejia Ortiz was in Maricopa County Superior Court today, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he molested his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter on several occasions.In all, Ortiz pleaded guilty to one count of child molestation and three counts of attempted child molestat ... More >>
Image: Channel 3 (KTVK-TV) News videoJohn Woods, a former minor-league umpire who suffered a brain injury in 2004, was wrongfully fired from his job as a server at Metrocenter's Outback Steakhouse, says an EEOC complaint.John Woods, a former umpire recovering from a brain injury, was fired from a ... More >>
Donald Edward BeatyKid-killing rapist Donald Beaty is scheduled to be put to death on May 25 at the state prison in Florence for the 1984 murder and rape of 13-year-old Christy Ann Fornoff. Let the last-minute appeals commence.Beaty's attorneys filed a motion yesterday to have his death sentence ... More >>
UnivisionJose Gutierrez, who is in a vegetative state, with part of his skull removedSaint Joseph is traditionally the patron saint of workers and immigrants. The latter is because the father of Jesus was forced to flee to Egypt to save the Christ child from Herod the Great's wrath. Once King Herod ... More >>
It's a shame that we have to report that Exene Cervenka, known for her role in X, The Knitters and the Original Sinners has canceled her Saturday night show at the Yucca Tap Room due to health concerns, according to a press release by her label, Bloodshot Records.
An organization called Epilepsy Action got YouTube to take down Kanye West's new music video for his song "All of the Lights," according to Stereogum.After receiving numerous calls about people being affected by epilepsy after watching Kanye's video, Epilepsy Action took a stand and made som ... More >>
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords could begin rehab as early as Friday.Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be moved to a hospital in Houston as early as Friday to begin rehabilitation after being shot through the brain 11 days ago. "The congresswoman's family wants to ensure she receives t ... More >>
Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own, doctors say.Doctors treating Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said this morning that the congresswoman is now breathing on her own after a bullet, allegedly fired by 22-year-old Jared Loughner, went through her brain.Giffords remains in critical c ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Gabrielle Giffords, following her 2010 election victory. In the aftermath of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, many people are wondering about her chances of recovery. They're the best they can be, given advances in brain surgery, according ... More >>
Chandler Police DepartmentSergio Thomas"I hit her really, really hard."That's what a Chandler dad told police about his 7-month-old daughter, who died at an area hospital this morning after suffering a skull fracture likely caused by her father, 21-year-old Sergio Thomas.According to court docume ... More >>
So hot and so sweet
Artist Vincent Valdez captures the Passion in the ring
Mayweather and Mosley battle on the big screen
Cards Receiver Sean MoreyArizona Cardinals receiver Sean Morey, who has already committed to donate what's left of his concussion-rattled brain to science, admitted Thursday that he played in last week's game against "Da Chicago Bears" with another concussion.
Trunk Space gets a little rude
A Valley woman is using YouTube and a Web site to accuse local doctors and hospitals of fraud and of CPS of wrongly removing her child from her home.Leanna Roberson-Smith writes on her site that CPS officials accused her of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy and placed her daughter in a foster home follo ... More >>
Performance artists run out of ill will after 23 years
By Joseph Golfen On Saturday morning, thousands of walkers turned up at Papago Park out to raise money to help fight Multiple Sclerosis during the "MS Walk on the Wild Side." Little did participants know that waiting for them was a battalion full of scum and villainy. The Empire’s troop were th ... More >>
Theater troupe wants to blow your mind
All pics by Lilia Menconi AG Terry Goddard entering as I'm being escorted out by Chagolla.
County prosecutors have a history of seeking long prison sentences for drivers who cause injury accidents. That is, unless those drivers are cops.
Richard Post was taken to jail in his wheelchair for mouthing off in a bar. Joe Arpaio's detention officers saw him as such a threat, they strapped him into a medieval restraint chair--and broke his neck.