The country music world truly lost one of its biggest badasses today when the legendary George Jones passed away this morning at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital. He was 81 years old.
The Possum, as he was known to countless, leaves behind a towering legacy in country, a long and troubled life fill ... More >>
Arizona House Minority Leader, Democrat Chad Campbell, has offered up some legislative proposals that are supposed to target gun violence -- one of the few plans we've heard of around here that doesn't include more guns.As a whole, his plan's chance of becoming law is zero percent, but let's get an ... More >>
New York PostCoheed and Cambria bassist Mic ToddYou guys heard this one, right? The one about how Michael "Mic" Todd -- the bassist from prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria -- robbed a Massachusetts Walgreens claiming he had a bomb for some bottles of Oxycontin this past Sunday? Yeah, I wish I was ma ... More >>
MCSOMichael Jenks allegedly likes booze, drugs, and little girls.The man pictured is 49-year-old Michael Alan Jenks, of Mesa, and he allegedly likes to give little girls drugs and alcohol, and then feel them up.Jenks got popped on Tuesday for allegedly molesting three young girls, two of whom wer ... More >>
It's no secret -- not really -- that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has a son who is seriously mentally ill.
During her years in the state legislature and as a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, she mentioned it often in passing, and earned a reputation as a big-hearted advoc ... More >>
www.theemptyroom.comCongratulations drug addicts -- doctors hope to prove that the cure for your addiction is the actual cause of your affliction: More drugs!Doctors from around the globe are meeting in San Jose, California, this week to revisit the topic of hallucinogenic drugs used t ... More >>
Despite having the second-worst budget crisis in the country, blistering summer heat, and that whole (gulp!) Sheriff Arpaio problem in its most-populous county, Arizona is among the happiest states in the country, according to a recent survey.The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey ... More >>
As Americans, there are a lot of things we don't agree on. But if there's one thing I think we can all get behind, it's this: British/Irish/Scottish accents make everything better. You could call my mother a dirty slut in your boring old American accent and I'd want to punch you in the face, but ... More >>
From award-winning reporter to street criminal to incarcerated basket case.
That's been the arc of Joe Watson's life in two years.
The former writer for New Times and other local publications has been in the hoosegow since April 2007 for allegedly terrorizing women during armed robberies of ta ... More >>
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.