Arizona Department of CorrectionsSteven JamesThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has tossed out the death sentence of an Arizona death row inmate who was sentenced to die for the brutal 1981 murder of a man he targeted for being gay.Inmate Steven Craig James, 53, who's been on death row for nearly 2 ... More >>
Image: Circle K surveillance videoCops say this is one of three men who helped rob and hold a group of nine people hostage on June 28.
Three hoodlums whose SUV ran out of gas during a June robbery forced one of their victims at gunpoint to use his car to push the vehicle to a gas station ... More >>
I've received a couple of calls from regular readers wondering about the paucity of posts this week in Feathered Bastard. And no, I'm not in rehab or dead. Yet.Rather, I've been hard at work on a special project for my editor, one commanding almost all of my time this week. And, as fate would have i ... More >>
Mike Yevtuck: Not a racist.The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and this newspaper have an (ahem) interesting relationship. Every time we write about the gang (literally every time), the comment section of each blog post erupts with comments from people accusing the group of molesting children, cooki ... More >>
There's a bench warrant out on the son of the most powerful man in ArizonaAccording to a recent minute entry by Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Steven K. Holding, a bench warrant has been issued for state Senate President Russell Pearce's son Joshua Trent Pearce.Holding's minute entry st ... More >>
Drummer Scott Kusmirek -- who did two stints with the Gin Blossoms in the midst of the band's feud with Phillip Rhodes, the drummer they rode to prominence in the early 90s -- has a new project."The Kooze's" new band is called Vinyl Station and an "indie-rock" trio also featuring bassist Darell C ... More >>
Casslyn Welch The hunt is still on for Casslyn Welch and her would-be cous-band, escaped Arizona prison inmate John McCluskey. The first cousins are apparently engaged, despite McCluskey's lengthy prison term, and are currently on the run somewhere in the American Northwest or Canada, autho ... More >>
A professional Phoenix woman wanted to help one poor, "at risk" family. It was the type of private initiative that both political parties say will ease the harsh impacts of welfare reform.
Her three-year experiment in personal responsibility rescued an 1