At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, we suggest better alternatives for our alleged offenders. Enjoy.
Arizona prison escapee John McCluskey's murder trial gets underway today in Albuquerque for the slaying of an Oklahoma couple during a three-week crime spree in 2010. Linda and Gary Haas, both 61, were General Motors plant workers on their annual trip to Colorado in August of 2010 when they're beli ... More >>
My general rule when it comes to drinking is that I do mine at home. Life is so much simpler that way. It's a bit of wisdom two of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys in beige might profit from: MCSO Lieutenant Aaron Brown and sex crimes detective Stephen Palmer, both of whom are charged with driving while i ... More >>
By Dave Good It's hard not to notice: Indie bands seemingly soundtrack just about every sitcom, film and television commercial today. But why? Influential music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas swears it's not just about cheap labor. "It's far more of a creative decision than a monetary one," she say ... More >>
Everyone geeks out for something - as evidenced by the throng of classic and custom car enthusiasts who will descend on the Barrett Jackson Auto Show this week to slobber over dual overhead cams and bored-out-twin-turbo... something or other (check out today's slideshow here).Truly, I don't unde ... More >>
Linda and Gary HaasAs if the story of an Oklahoma couple -- who authorities believe were murdered in New Mexico by escapees from an Arizona prison -- couldn't get any worse... Turns out the couple was about to have a grandchild.Authorities believe escapees Tracy Province -- who was taken in ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara Here's our smoker. Yes, we're serious. "Don't let your mouth write a check that your tail can't cash" -- Bo Diddley, coining an age-old axiom. "Props to [Karnivorous BBQ Team] for having brisket when everyone else was out, even if that intensely-dry brisket tasted a lot l ... More >>
Image: www.local-motors.com Rally Fighter A custom car company plans on producing off-road vehicles from a "micro-factory" somewhere in the Valley as soon as next year. Local Motors Company, based in Massachussetts, is already taking orders for its first car, the Rally Figh ... More >>
With budget cuts of biblical proportions being proposed to deal with a multi-billion-dollar state revenue shortfall, Arizona State University is contemplating the end of its East Valley Polytechnic campus.But hold on -- Mesa was banking on the vitality of the satellite campus to help prop up progre ... More >>
We couldn't help but raise an eyebrow when we saw the Economist's headline "City of the Future" and realized it referred to Mesa, the rather bland, ultra-suburban neighbor of Phoenix. But the international weekly seems to really dig Mesa's at ... More >>
Totally not fair
reZurrection says to hell with it
'Cuz there's Panic! on the streets of Scottsdale
It's Kingsley versus Connelly in a heart-rending real estate battle
They've got the parents. Now the Rolling Stones are out for the kids.
Chevy rules Mexico's roads
Ex-Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood, now with Eyes Adrift, rambles on for the sake of rambling
Hap's Real Pit BBQ
Arizona shutterbug offers the world a wild gift of X photos
Deconstructionalist Linda Lewis' work needs focus but is headed in the write direction
Ken Burns wants you to know why Jazz is America's music
Trophy Husbands, Grave Danger to debut new platters
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth
Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass
Transit-plan backers say they see a bus in your future--so how come they've been working on the railroad?
A Valley company finds a thriving market for used Soviet-bloc fighter jets
TRW's air-bag plant was closed because of chronic explosions. Mesa officials weren't ready for the political explosion that followed.
Conflicting financial statements from 1990 may leave Symington vulnerable to creditors and prosecutors
ARIZONA'S REPUBLICAN LEADERS WANT THE STATE TO BUCK FEDERAL LAWS ON CFC PRODUCTION. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WEIRD SCIENCE MIXES WITH WACKY POLITICS.