An 18-year-old girl who was run over by a Mesa school bus yesterday has "survivable" injuries, Mesa police say.Wynnona Brooks had been walking eastbound on Crismon Road in a crosswalk at about 6:50 a.m. when the bus, carrying about 20 students and driven by Kenneth Bischof, 59, struck her during a t ... More >>
An American missionary from Arizona has reportedly been arrested in North Korea. Robert Park, 28, traveled into communist North Korea via China last week, on a mission to improve human rights. North Korea's Korean Central News Agency said an American was being detained after entering the country ... More >>
Nearly 20,000 workers at Valley Fry's and Safeway grocery stores could go on strike if a contract deal between the companies and workers' union is not reached by 6 p.m. next Friday. Spokesmen for the grocery chains say the companies have tried to negotiate a fair deal, and plan to hire tempo ... More >>
Border Patrol agents seized nearly 1200 pounds of marijuana from a truck near Yuma. Agents say they spotted the vehicle using night vision equipment, and used deflation devices to cripple the truck's tires. The driver and passenger fled on foot, leaving behind their haul, which has an estimated s ... 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 >>
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WHEN ITS YOUTHS FALTERED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE TRIBE LOOKED WITHIN
SLIPSHOD BACKROUND CHEDKS, SCHOOL BOARDS THAT CUT DEALS, AND COLLEAGUES WHO PROTECT THEIR OWN. WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHERS WHO MOLEST, THE BIG PICTURE ISN'T PRETTY.
NO ONE IN FLAGSTAFF COULD BELIEVE THE CHARGES AGAINST THE TOWN'S FAVORITE MUSIC TEACHER. THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN MESA.