Just to illustrate how miserable other parts of the country are right now, it feels about 110 degrees warmer in Phoenix than it does in Minneapolis, at the time of this post.It's around -12 degrees in Minneapolis, according to AccuWeather, but it feels like it's about -40 degrees. In Phoenix, it's a ... More >>
The plates may be cleared from the 2013 dining table (don't let the door hit you on the way out, Cronut), but that doesn't mean a new slew of food trends for 2014 aren't already being served up across the country. From the "hottest" to the "most disgusting" to those from industry experts, food and ... More >>
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, a 35-year-old from Scottsdale, was one of six soldiers who died in a helicopter crash this week in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.Silverman is the 49th Arizona native to die in Afghanistan under "Operation Enduring Freedom."
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court to resolve the issue of medical-marijuana extracts for a seizure-plagued boy. Saying an oil from a low-THC strain of marijuana has dramatically reduced the seizures suffered by 5-year-old Zander Welton, t ... More >>
Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.This week, an attorney pleads guilty to driving away from the scene after driving over a woman, an accountant heads to prison, CNN tries to keep cameras on the Jodi Arias trial, and more:
Miley Cyrus keeps breaking records. This week, her polarizing, bizarre, what-drugs-is-she-on? performance at the MTV Video Music Awards caused a Twitter avalanche, inspiring more than 300,000 Tweets per minute and upsetting the slightly classier Beyonce as the title holder of most Tweets in a minute ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. 10 Crazy Ice Creams ... More >>
Buckeye will pay $30,000 to police-brutality victim California resident Jerald Newman in a much-publicized 2011 case of Black Friday mayhem at a Walmart. The payoff is less than the $500,000 sought originally by Newman. But it still provides some justice in a case that saw the Maricopa County Attor ... More >>
Local black leaders will be heading up a "Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally" in Phoenix today.Activist Revered Jarrett Maupin says the rally, to protest the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, will start at 6 p.m. in front of the Department of Justice offices in Downtown Phoenix.
Yanira Maldonado, the mother from Goodyear who was jailed last week on likely bogus marijuana-smuggling charges in Nogales, Sonora, was released from custody, and photographs show her crossing the border back in the United States.With that, New Times checked with the U.S. Department of State, to see ... More >>
A Valley mother has been sitting in jail in Nogales, Sonora, since last week, accused of trying to smuggle a dozen pounds of marijuana on her way back from a family funeral.Yanira Maldonado's family has a seemingly credible account of the U.S. citizen being framed and subjected to corrupt Mexican au ... More >>
Comedian Doug Stanhope, a Bisbee resident, has helped raise more than $100,000 for a woman whose house was destroyed in the Oklahoma tornado last week.Stanhope tells New Times that he started raising funds for Rebecca Vitsmun after her widely-seen interview on CNN, in which anchor Wolf Blitzer asked ... More >>
Jodi Arias asked the jury in her long-running murder trial to spare her life, contradicting previous statements that she preferred the death penalty to life in prison. She failed to apologize for killing ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in her highly anticipated statement to the jury today. See bel ... More >>
Senator Jeff Flake has changed his explanation of why he didn't support an amendment to expand background checks for gun purchases and apparently is willing to vote for expanding background checks.Flake's stance has been confusing, but Flake has offered up a scenario in which he'd vote for the amend ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is at it again -- trying to gin up fear about immigrants running wild, ready to "commit crimes against the citizens in our state." That's what he claimed during an appearance on CNN. He's echoing criticism by Republicans that comes in the wake of Immigration and Cus ... More >>
Editor's note: Every couple weeks, Alan Scherstuhl, the film editor at our sister publication The Village Voice, will be taking a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. We're happy to share his findings. By Alan Scherstuhl Brad Paisley, Southern Comfort Zone Current Billboa ... More >>
It's safe to say that Kick Ass Kakes' designer and owner, Jay Murphy, is a big Lady Gaga fan. How big? Big enough to lovingly render a slightly larger than life in cake, frosting and fondant. See Also: --Lady Gaga, US Airways Center --Do Your Cakes Look as Incredible as They Taste? Enter the 2013 ... More >>
If you're not a thumbsucking moron who only cares about which overzealous rapper impregnated which leg-spreading reality star, you might've heard of this thing called the "fiscal cliff." If not, lemme just clue you in via economist Paul Craig Roberts: "The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts an ... More >>
Despite becoming the butt of jokes for his concerns about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Senator John McCain got his way -- U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told NBC News she's taking herself out of the running for the secretary of state post.In a letter to President Obama, Rice expl ... More >>
So Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to make nice with Latinos now? Pardon me while I laugh till I spit. Though Arpaio's won re-election for an unprecedented sixth term in office, so far, as of Friday, his two opponents together garnered 47.98 percent of the vote. See also: -Joe Arpaio Doc Two Americans ... More >>
Several hundred Democrats gathered inside of a Tucson Marriott conference room are still waiting to hear from U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona and other Election Night candidates. It's about three hours past Carmona's expected arrival, but it's likely he's waiting for results from all voting ... More >>
Word is, Sheriff Joe is freaking out. Republicans who have supported him for years are jumping ship to back his Democratic rival Paul Penzone. As a result, his poll numbers are consistently in the doldrums, under 50 percent. He's been forced to buy up a load of local TV time to run a creepy, disho ... More >>
So why can't a man be prettier than a woman? Look at Brad Pitt. Leonardo DiCaprio. Johnny Depp. David Beckham. And, um, Congressman Jeff Flake. Not that Channel 12's Brahm Resnik is in their league. I mean, he's no Joe Dana. If you ask me, you folks who were outraged by former Surgeon General an ... More >>
President Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in an event last night that was billed as a "debate," and given the nature of the so-called "debate," somebody's got to be the winner.According to the apparent mainstream media consensus, Obama won the debate, to tie the debate record at 1-1.
For once, two men argued on television, and national media outlets didn't choose the winner for everyone (well, fewer than usual).We're talking about the vice-presidential debate between current VP Joe Biden, and VP-hopeful Paul Ryan, who had their lone debate last night.
A convicted child molester filed a mostly incoherent lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court here, seemingly asking for DNA samples from President Obama, Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein.The convicted child molester is Arnold Begay, whose lawsuit is postmarked out of a low-security federal ... More >>
See also: Rob Koebel Was Allegedly Peeing Outside an Apple StoreSee also: Boob's Tube See also: The Devil's in the Details See also: Below the Belt Former KNXV-TV Channel 15 reporter and Sheriff Joe Arpaio suck-up Rob Koebel finally gave some comment to local media after being arrested for allegedly ... More >>
Word emerged this morning from a "source" in a CNN story that the highly publicized search of a Soho (lower Manhattan) basement for Etan Patz's body has turned up empty.The little boy vanished in late May 1979, and would almost 40 years old now if still-unknown evildoer hadn't snatched him from the ... More >>
Anyone who knows award-winning Phoenix journalist Valeria Fernandez knows that for four years now she and her collaborator, filmmaker Dan DeVivo, have been working on a documentary about Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reign of terror and error in Maricopa County, a film ultimately titled Two Americans.Fernand ... More >>
Actor Steven Seagal added another cameo to his list of appearances with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office last night, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio says Seagal somehow helped real deputies find a bunch of weed.Seagal's starring role in MCSO raids seems to be going down the toilet, as he's gone from r ... More >>
Angela Simpson pleaded guilty today to first-degree murder in the 2009 killing of 46-year-old Terry Neely in Phoenix.Simpson's method of choice: Pulling Neely's teeth out, driving a nail into his head, bashing him with a tire iron, stabbing him around 50 times, and strangling him.Then she chopped up ... More >>
We were happy to get a return call from Zenyata White yesterday. She apologized for not getting back to us more quickly as she'd been busy with new fewer than five different news stations and calls from CNN affiliates after the what happened at District American Kitchen on Sunday.
The Republican Presidential debate in Mesa just wrapped up a few minutes ago, and in the mid-debate words of Mitt Romney, "I didn't follow all of that, but I can tell you this..." Among the few Arizona-related topics discussed included, unsurprisingly, immigration and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Ar ... More >>
Image: James KingMichele Bachmann puckering up for Joe Arpaio. For all of about three minutes, presidential candidate/Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann met with reporters and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this afternoon, during which she gave the sheriff a metaphorical smooch right on ... More >>
www.yourblackworld.comKatt Williams: go back to Mexico, "nigga."If you're unfamiliar with the ongoing Katt Williams saga, allow us to get you up to speed...For starters, let's just clarify who Katt Williams is: he's not Eddie Griffin. He's a D (maybe C-)-list celebrity comedian. He's the type of ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. Five Tequila Cocktails for Grown Ups Eddie Matney Turns Up the bin Laden Heat ... More >>
You remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio, our bete noir before Russell Pearce ascended to the state Senate presidency?Well, Sand Land's smarmy, strutting, pseudo-lawman takes top bill along with little Katherine Figueroa in a recently-released teaser for the documentary Two Americans, which is currently ... More >>