Phoenix PD released a report that rules the shooting death of 16-year-old Alexander Wilson by a still unnamed DPS officer was justifiable. The police report states that the officer feared for his life when Wilson tried to flee in an SUV and was therefore justified in the shooting. But the repo ... More >>
A look at court and police records shows a fuller portrait of Alexander Wilson, a kid shot by a DPS officer more than a week ago at a West Phoenix Chevron gas station. A press release sent to Valley news media says Wilson was wanted on a warrant for armed robbery but did not use a weapon to co ... More >>
Phoenix police say they've solved a rape case from 2004 with the arrest of a convicted sex offender. That's the good news, which must bring tremendous relief to the victim, who was 17 when Keith Edward Allen broke into her home and subjected her to a lengthy, horrific attack. But the bad news, as ... More >>
Maya DukmasovaExecutive Chef Stephen Toevs in the kitchen at Bistro 24Stephen Toevs (pronounced tay-vz) is the new Executive Chef at Bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton. Originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, from an ethnically Portuguese family, Toevs cycled through a variety of jobs and career pro ... More >>
Zach Fowle The tender: Trent RobertsonThe bar: The Vine Tavern (801 E. Apache Blvd., 480-894-2662)The pedigree: Robertson got his bartending start in Kansas, working mostly, he says, at "Applebee's-type restaurants." A fortuitous coin flip led him to Tempe and the Vine ten years ago, where ... More >>
MCSO Gary BahnsGary Allen Bahns told Mesa police yesterday that he planned to sell the stolen van in which he was found sleeping and use the proceeds to buy crystal meth.You might be thinking "it's 2011 -- who would buy a minivan?" If you ask Bahns, the answer's "a Mexican," that's who.Bah ... More >>
James KingThe Chevron station on the corner of McDowell and 51st Avenue is giving away discounted gas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, which has caused hundreds of people to flock to the station -- some even got in line last night -- and the cops aint happy about it. Ready for the best part -- many ... More >>
Maricopa County officials voted yesterday to give their lawyers permission to file a lawsuit over a $456,000 bus the Sheriff's Office bought to transport inmates. County officials question the legality of the purchase, because it wasn't put out for competitive bidding. Sheriff Joe Arpaio defe ... More >>
The Arizona Legislature advanced an abortion bill yesterday, while delaying a concealed weapons bill. The abortion measure, which requires final passage before moving to the Senate, would require health care personnel who treat women with complications from abortions to submit a report to the sta ... More >>
Where: The Chevron Station located just West of the stop and about two minutes on foot. Drink: Grab 24 ounce can of Budweiser for $2.09. It's the official beer of gas station drinking (as far as we're concerned) and what the hell, grab a moon pie too. Microwave action is a necessity. Scene: There ... More >>
by Amy Silverman Ice, ice baby. Well, maybe not. I know ice is all any of us want, right about now, but beware. After my gross discovery last week, I decided to focus on ice and drinks (and the stuff that they come out of) as a theme this week. Makes me want to stick to my bottles of Propel, ... More >>
Second annual show applauds disabled artists
The recent gas crisis should inspire reform
The guy behind the high octane, glow-in-the-dark energy drink Liquid X is working overtime to create a buzz - in the market, and in your brain.
Years ago, a dispute over money and power split the Valley's Sikh community. Then one of their own was gunned down after September 11. Will the bloodshed be enough to put them back on the same path?
From the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
A Phoenix cop gunned down Alfonso Celaya four months ago. His family still waits for justice, or at least an explanation.
No blue-plait special for this horse braider
You don't have to be traveling to eat at D'Atri's
From the week of November 16, 2000
The five largest oil companies doing business in Phoenix sell more than 90 percent of the gas in town
Where have all the lessee dealers gone?
An old-time Zia man goes up against Brad Singer's old company -- using the lessons he learned from Brad Singer
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
The Republic of Gannet, and Disfelicity
Modified's contribution to "Sites" offers work of three diverse Arizonans
Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass
In the hear of Phoenix lies a suberranean sone where day fades into night nearly without notice, where the city doesn't shut down with the sunset, and where, for some, the day begins with the night. Welcome to the night watch.
Scottsdale PD officers charge onto the reservation, spark grand jury investigation
Recovering from a badly produced debut, the Promise Ring finally delivers the goods
Wild Bill Mahoney owns Wyatt Earp's patented mining claim in Tombstone. All that prevents him from turning it into a tourist attraction are the dozens of people living on it.
Domestic Insurrection-Control Intelligence Dossier