www.artfiles.comIn the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown, Robert DeNiro's character walks into an apartment and finds Bridget Fonda's flakey blonde character watching television with bong in hand. He says to her: "You know that shit will kill your ambit ... More >>
www.midwesthuntersoutlet.comCobra .380-caliber handgun A California woman who is five months pregnant will serve one year in a federal prison for buying 17 guns from a Valley store and selling them to a drug dealer. Federal prosecutors say 23-year-old Clementia Robles Maldonado of San Fernando, Cal ... More >>
This anti-meth artwork of three Valley kids will be incorporated into a widely distributed poster following a contest by the state Attorney General's Office: First Place: Alison Calabrese, Wigwam Creek Middle School, Litchfield Park (above)
Third Eye Blind: Still alive.Did you know that Third Eye Blind is still around? Yeah, me either, but the "Semi-Charmed Life" guys (they were crystal meth before crystal meth was cool!) are still a band and still touring, apparently at venues as large as the Marquee. Go figure. What other bands you u ... More >>
The Mesa Unified School District plans to lay off 210 teachers today. The cuts do not include personnel with one-year contracts who may not be hired back anyway. A district spokesperson says the cuts will save the school district "30 to 60 million dolllars"...Rawhide Western Town will get new manage ... More >>
A spokesman for APS says the company's seen a 45 percent increase in power thefts, with people running cables to utility lines or neighbors' homes. APS says high jacking power is not only illegal, but dangerous, and vows to prosecute power thieves. SRP, on the other hand, reports that power thefts a ... More >>
Nathan Gray, a veteran lawman with experience in counter-terrorism and big-time drug smuggling, has been selected to head up the FBI's Phoenix office. The FBI didn't put out a picture of Gray, but posted a bio of him today on its Web site. Gray previously worked here in 2002 as an assistant spec ... More >>
The immigrant rights movement needs Elias Bermudez, only there's a problem: A lot of his own people don't trust him
The Phoenix branch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau is Exhibit A of this country's failed border policies
Maricopa County jail personnel handled an unruly prisoner so harshly that he died. So what else is new?
ODB woulda wanted it this way
The winged wonder on bong laws, a coffee table art book on (yes) Phoenix and the 12-drink minimum at FBR
It's G's up, ho's down at the season's illest event, Snoop Dogg at Cricket Pavilion
Even stoners won't find anything to laugh about in Potluck
Illegal Substance's music may be dumber than you average rap-rock fusion. But dumb sells.
Local lawyer lays down his opinionated tracks
Bang the Drum Thusly
The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay
Letters from the week of December 5, 2002
The King of Rock rolls into town
Investigators say he was bigger than Sammy the Bull. His minions say he ruled the drug trade in the Valley's rave scene. Now, authorities have "English Shaun," the man they claim reigned over a nighttime empire of ecstasy, meth, violence and excess.
Fen-Phen conviction results in prison sentence
Bones goes to the 'hood and digs up every horror cliché it can find
From the week of January 25, 2001
Pickup owner driven to distraction by vehicle forfeiture snafu
Well-researched book fans the flames of the "Kurt Cobain was murdered" theory
Dr. Pietr Hitzig of Maryland has prescribed a fen-phen panacea for all manner of ailments to thousands of patients he has never met. One of them, Alvin Chernov, killed himself.
Sonny Bono's 1967 solo debacle captured the moment when pop music passed him by
Half-Baked requires a bit more cooking time
Gun-toting neighborhood patrol harasses hookers, disturbs druggies--and concerns some decent folk
Sheriff Arpaio's deputies say his vaunted posse does little more than waste money and slake their boss's thirst for publicity
Tribal War plays the reggae music, mon. With a Havasupai flavor, don'cha know.
A hotheaded Border Patrol agent is the only suspect in a double slaying. One of his guns has vanished, and he's still got his job.
RUBEN ORTEGA USED THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PURSUE HIS PERSONAL AGENDA-AND HIS POLITICAL FOES