Young Champions, a Valley-based youth organization that teaches kids karate, cheerleading, and other activites, wants you to know it's back in action following a horrific 2009 arson fire.
Tomorrow, (March 31), the company will host a grand-opening celebration for its new Scottsdale office at 1645 ... More >>
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The last of the three surviving karate instructors who burned down the Phoenix headquarters of a youth-instruction firm has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Murillo's MySpace pageMoniza Murillo
Moniza Murillo, 20, received the lightest sentence of the ... More >>
Jeff Otto is the last one of three surviving arsonists to plead guilty in the June 14, 2009 torching of the Young Champions of America headquarters in PhoenixThe third member of a group of karate instructors who burned down the Young Champions of America headquarters last June, ... More >>
Jonathan AntonucciJonathan Antonucci, (at right), one of three suspects in a deadly fire at the Young Champions of America building in Phoenix, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and arson.
Like Moniza Murillo, who took a plea in the case a few weeks ago, An ... More >>
Image: Murillo's MySpace pageOne of three suspects in a deadly arson fire that destroyed the headquarters of a youth activity firm has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and arson of an occupied structure.
Moniza Murillo, 20, (pictured right), had been facing first-degree murder charges ... More >>
The arson fire of June 14 at the Young Champions of America headquarters burned up every scrap of administrative records and melted scores of awards and trophies amassed over the years. Rory Hood, the company's owner, considered quitting the business "for about an hour." Then he heard t ... More >>
Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's OfficePolice made two more arrests last night in the case of a fatal arson fire last month at a Phoenix business, Young Champions of America.
Josh Robsinson, 28, a karate instructor at the company, was killed in the blaze that he helped start,  ... More >>