UPDATE: Michael Marin has been transported to a hospital. He collapsed shortly after the verdict was read.A jury found "Burning Man" Michael Marin guilty of arson of an occupied structure today for burning down his Biltmore Estates mansion in July 2009. Marin gave his explanation to New Times writer ... More >>
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Bruce Cohen reversed field yesterday, ruling that I can sit in his courtroom and report on what's happening in the quirky arson case of State of Arizona v. Michael Marin.Earlier in the week, the judge booted me out of court at the request of Marin's defense team ... More >>
Phoenix New Times walked away with nine first place awards Saturday night at the state Press Club's 2010 Best Journalism in Arizona contest -- including for the paper's comprehensive immigration series, "Amongst U.S."The newspaper received more than 30 awards for work during 2010.Sarah Fenske, ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll
In case you missed it, New Times reporter Paul Rubin was on Fox 10 last night, where he discussed the investigation into Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll -- and a death threat Puroll says was made against the reporter's life.
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Deputy Louie Puroll has been placed on administrative leave following last week's New Times story.Since our earlier post about Deputy Louie Puroll's getting placed on administrative leave, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office has given us a statement from Sheriff Paul Babeu, p ... More >>
In case you missed it, ABC World News -- like several other national news outlets -- picked up on New Times' cover story this week, "Pinalcchio."We watched as a camera crew interviewed the story's author, Paul Rubin, for about a half-hour outside of our downtown Phoenix offices.Excited to see ... More >>
Deputy Louie PurollYesterday, New Times acquired an Arizona Department of Public Safety report on its crime-scene investigation into the alleged clash between Pinal County sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll and what many believe was a group of drug-smuggling undocumented ali ... More >>
Paul RubinIn this week's print edition -- and in a story posted online today -- New Times staff writer Paul Rubin has an exclusive interview with Sue Krentz, who was widowed when her husband, Rob, was shot on the family's ranch near the U.S./Mexico border in March.Krentz's murder, which is ... More >>
This just in: Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is about to announce the issuance of search warrants in the 2006 assisted suicide of a mentally ill Phoenix woman.
The case, which involved volunteers coming to town to help 58-year-old Jana Van Voorhis kill herself, was firs ... More >>
It's one of our favorite times of the year, and not just because of all the great food and the blessed relief that temps under 100 degrees can bring.
No, we're talking about the Arizona high school football championships, and all the goofy color and pagentry that the homestretch games can pro ... More >>