A group of automotive enthusiasts is trying to prevent any roads and highways in the state from becoming toll roads, including potential toll lanes on highways, which would allow solo drivers to pay to use the carpool lane.The Arizona Automobile Hobbyist Council has until July 3, 2014, to collect 25 ... More >>
Singer/songwriter Angel Olsen skipped out on SXSW 2013. Though she's hardly indignant about it, the industry showcase just doesn't speak to the sensibilities displayed on Olsen's gorgeous noir-folk Half Way Home, released by Bathetic Records in 2012. Those songs, like the wounded but sensual "Lonely ... More >>
A Peoria man is accused of driving off in a police car this morning, after being handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back of the car.Peoria police spokesman Jay Davies tells New Times that today's events started around 6:30 a.m., as 24-year-old Nicholas Wade Fields allegedly broke into a ho ... More >>
Metal legends Metallica recently announced the two-day Orion Music and More Festival, where the band will headline each night by playing a different classic album, Ride the Lightning and The Black Album, in their entirety. There's a super-long video on the festival site featuring an interview with t ... More >>
Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock asked former County Attorney Rick Romley for lawyer advice a month before his wife was arrested for sexually abusing a teenage boy.A month before claiming to be "flabbergasted" by the news that his wife was having a sexual relationship with a teenage ... More >>
Henry Morello was found alive and well over the weekend.Henry Morello, the 84-year-old man reported missing last week, was found alive and well over the weekend, and he apparently survived nearly a week in the desert by drinking diluted windshield washer fluid.Morello was last seen Monday in the ... More >>
If you've seen 84-year-old Henry Morello, call the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in tracking down a missing Cave Creek man.Henry Morello, 84, was last seen in the Cave Creek area. He drives a pale green 2007 Lexus SUV with Arizon ... More >>
Susan Brock faces a minimum of seven years in prison when she sentenced in March. The Chandler Police Department released the full report on the Susan Brock sex scandal this morning, and it's a doozy. Turns out that she, her county supervisor husband, Fulton Brock, and the parents ... More >>
Elvis SaloumA Valley speedster fought that law and actually won.Back in November, we told you about Elvis Saloum, a real-estate agent from Peoria, who managed to rack up 55 photo-radar speeding tickets while driving his mom's Lexus.Saloum got busted speeding on nearly every Valley freeway a ... More >>
www.azsmartblonde.comHere's a new way to potentially beat the dreaded photo-radar cameras: Buy a novelty license plate.This method apparently worked for one Arizona speeder, whose large white Dodge pickup truck went speeding past a photo radar station and the camera snapped a shot of the li ... More >>
Phoenix Police Department This is a sketch of the man police say beat and robbed a 90-year-old woman in Phoenix over the weekendPhoenix police released a sketch today of the man they believe beat and robbed a 90-year-old woman in her Phoenix home over the weekend.On October 10, police say ... More >>
Is it just me, or is MacEachern looking more and more like the old dood from Family Guy these days?Here's a big surprise, the Republic's lead curmudgeon Doug "Mossback" MacEachern doesn't like it that the New York Times recently labeled Cactus Country a "State of Fear," due to our loss of Janet Napo ... More >>
The Kreme Machine lands in Barcelona and parties with the bootylicious Zowie Bowie
Pimping ain't easy
SolFest proves it is easy being green
Can the city's seediest street ever be cleaned up, much less gentrified?
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
At Nantucket Seafood and Raw Bar, there are bivalves dying foryou sins
Letters from the week of June 26, 2003
Spielberg's Minority Report gets good grades until the end
Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket
Life lessons over the Ping-Pong table
Arts groups are discovering that counting heads doesn't really add up to arts success
Jim Jarmusch brings new tricks to samurai-themed Ghost Dog
His body shaven and painted silver, photographer Bob Carey explores upside-down syndrome
Y2K hucksters cash in on fear of cataclysmic calendar crash 'n' burn
Review-proof Star Wars prequel? Jedi set, go!
Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.
N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour
The life and style of Queensbridge, New York, "street journalist" Nas: in his own rhymes
Q: What do you call someone who allegedly forges signatures, takes clients for hundreds of thousands of dollars, lies to police and helps burn down a building in an insurance scam? A: Until very recently, an attorney in good standing.
Starbucks, the high-powered gourmet coffee-house chain, finally finds grounds for expansion into Arizona
High-fashion salesman Dick Kovacic knows how to make women look good. So why are national pundits and congressmen trying to make him look bad?
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