The latest inmate to die in one of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio's jails is 47-year-old Felix Martinez-Torres."No suspicious circumstances are suspected in this case," the Sheriff's Office says in a statement.
Nino MunozThere's no shortage of ways to contribute to efforts benefiting the families of the firefighters killed in Yarnell late last month, but if you were hoping to see Dierks Bentley as part of the arrangement, you're too late: July 22's Dierks Bentley Country Cares concert is sold out. The ha ... More >>
Two small planes collided in midair this morning near New River in the north Valley.Four people, two in each plane, were killed in the crash, Phoenix Fire Department Captain Larry Nunez tells New Times.
Three Camelback hikers who decided to take a side route up a climbing trail encountered a swarm of bees on Monday afternoon, and one man died after falling 150 feet. The other two men were stung about 300 times each, says Captain Scott McDonald, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman. A beautiful, fall ... More >>
Those pesky bees at Camelback Mountain attacked several hikers this afternoon, causing at least one person to become injured in a fall, authorities say. "A bunch of hikers were getting attacked," says Captain Scott McDonald, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, who was still gathering info at the mou ... More >>
A fire on Monday has closed the Matador Restaurant in downtown Phoenix. The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the fire at the over 30-year-old Mexican eatery owned by Mike and Alexandra Anagnopoulos happened around 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon, when the restaurant was closed, and was put out with ... More >>
A 30-year-old man who broke his neck at the Skypark Trampoline Park in Phoenix last Thursday has died. Captain Scott Walker of the Phoenix Fire Department confirmed this morning that the victim, who's name still hasn't been released, died Sunday at a local hospital. Witnesses say the man had jumpe ... More >>
A 30-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Thursday evening after a serious accident while jumping at the newly opened Skypark Indoor Trampoline Park in Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood."He was not breathing and had no pulse," says Captain Scott Walker of the Phoenix Fire Department.Walker expects to ... More >>
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Seattle Food Geek Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Two Days of Overeating for Charity Hey early birds! Drop everything you are doing and get down to Two Hippies Pizza & Burger Joint for their 1st Annual Eat-A-Peace charity e ... More >>
www.myfreewallpaper.netAn unidentified man is dead after he was seen engulfed in flames on a Phoenix street Saturday morning. The man's car was also on fire when police responded to the scene, and authorities want to know what happened.Phoenix police and fire officials responded to a call a ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanThe interior of Nu-Towne Saloon, prior to getting roasted and toasted by a fire.East Phoenix gay bar Nu-Towne Saloon was the unfortunate victim of an devastating fire earlier this week, which reportedly caused "extensive damage" to its interior. Please refrain from making any ... More >>
www.icanhascheezburger.comA cat is dead and a family dog is seriously injured following a Phoenix house fire police suspect is arson.According to the Phoenix Police Department, about 1 a.m. yesterday, officers were called to 3300 West Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix, where there had been an apartment fi ... More >>
Activists unfurl an anti-SB 1070 banner high over downtown PhoenixIn a daring act of civil disobedience in downtown Phoenix this evening, at least four activists occupied a tall crane near Central Avenue and Jefferson Street and deployed a huge banner that read "Stop the Hate," with red lines crossi ... More >>
Phoenix Fire Department officials suspect that last week's blaze that gutted the Blooze Bar in North Phoenix was caused by "electrical issue" in the building's attic. According to Captain Scott Walker, the fire (which swept through the neighborhood bar and live music venue early last Wednesday ... More >>
What's left of the Blooze Bar after this morning's fire.Flames engulfed North Phoenix rock club the Blooze Bar early this morning, leaving the interior of the renowned music venue located at 32nd Street and Cactus charred and largely destroyed. According to the Arizona Republic, the fire b ... More >>
www.indiainfo.comA building fire in a west Phoenix industrial building this morning led fire officials to discover a dead body and police say was the victim was murdered.At about 4:45 a.m., the Phoenix Fire Department responded to a fire alarm that went off in the 1200 block of south 35th Avenue. ... More >>
A huge fire early this morning at a Salt River Project substation sent a big smoke plume several miles to the west. The burning transformer, at the SRP substation near 121st Avenue and Broadway Road, hasn't caused any reported power outages so far. A dozen firefighters battled the blaze through t ... More >>
A fire broke out at the Boeing plant in Mesa early this morning. The fire, believed to be caused by a generator, was quickly contained by firefighters and a sprinkler system. No injuries were reported...The Phoenix Fire Department may be cutting some programs to avoid laying off firefighters. The ... More >>
www.fugly.comA Phoenix man was arrested Monday night after two children under his care got burned while playing with a fire in the man's backyard.The Phoenix Fire Department was called to a house near 83rd Avenue and west Buckeye Road, where there were reports of a burn victim.When fire uni ... More >>
What's left of House Studios.Man, there has been some shady business all up on Roosevelt Row lately.Early this morning, the historic buildings formerly know as House Studios burned.According to the news report by abc15.com, Captain Hugh Chase with the Phoenix Fire Department said the fire seemed ... More >>
Run and hide! The Phoenix bee invasion has claimed yet another victim.Just hours after an 81-year-old woman was attacked yesterday by a swarm of Africanized bees near 33rd Avenue, south of Cactus Road, a 72-year-old man, on the other side of town, was also attacked.Phoenix Fire Department off ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has dropped plans for a special November 3 election on a temporary sales-tax increase. The earliest possible reschedule date for an election is December 8. The Senate is still trying to get enough votes to send a budget package to Brewer...University of Phoenix has opened a 21 ... More >>
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico A fire broke out at Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico restaurant on Bethany Home Road earlier this afternoon, and is still raging as firefighters attempt to put out the blaze. One of the owners reported the fire at 2:02 this afternoon, according to Phoenix Fire ... More >>
The family feud at the Phoenix Fire Department
Park it downtown this July 4
Desert Stages dons Dreamcoat
After decades of failure, the well-intentioned still don't get it
Phoenix's negligence left hundreds sick from toxic fumes. It's only a matter of time before it happens again.
New code extinguishes flaming food
Dry ice missiles? Bomb the mountains? Phoenicians come up with some wacky plans for snuffing out the fires.
Valley celebrations re-create rockets' red glare
Pretzels are a logical -- and safe -- choice at Walker's Cafe
Is it a case of rogue firefighters or meddling city managers? Whatever it is, the Phoenix Fire Department isn't used to the scrutiny it's getting from City Hall.
Veteran fire captain succumbs after long fight with cancer
Investigators check background of firefighter, repeatedly interview thosewho responded to wreck site