Birther attorney and Sheriff Joe Arpaio fan Larry Klayman has filed a federal lawsuit against New Times and our Minneapolis sister paper, City Pages, claiming "defamation."Klayman's lawsuit points to New Times and City Pages blog posts that cite an appellate court ruling from Ohio, a public record, ... More >>
What are the chances that a lawyer who was found by a court to have "inappropriately touched" children would try to stop the recall of a county sheriff whose agency failed to properly investigate more than 400 sex crimes?This is quite the, um, coincidence, as we stumbled across a judgment from an Oh ... More >>
A 10-month-old girl was flown from a Yuma hospital to Phoenix Children's Hospital last week, as it was believed that the girl had been stung by a scorpion.Turns out, there was no scorpion -- the little girl had eaten mom's meth and ecstasy.
A former social worker at Tolleson High School -- and current youth worker with the City of Tolleson -- is accused of sexually assaulting his 23-year-old foster son as recently as last week.Michael David White, 49, became the man's foster father when the alleged victim was 16, although the man had b ... More >>
County Attorney Bill Montgomery and other child welfare experts have been pegged with the task of figuring out how to fix Child Protective Services. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today the members of a task force she's organized to review the state's child-safety policies following a rece ... More >>
Four boys ages 9, 10, 13 and 14 lured an 8-year-old neighbor into a shed at a Phoenix apartment complex, then sexually assaulted her, police say.
The crime happened last Thursday evening, and police were called to the scene after reports of a young girl running out of the shed, half-nude and screa ... More >>
Last week, New Times featured an in-depth look at the hype surrounding the "Craigslist Killings." Much of the controversy and opposition centered on the "Erotic Services" section of the Web site. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook Count ... More >>
Most Arizona voters hate the idea of cutting education to help balance the state's budget, says a new poll by KAET-TV and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Sixty-nine percent of respondents answered "education" to the question, "The one area in which I think cu ... More >>
The case of the battered Avondale quadruplets includes horrific injuries, a misdiagnosis, a mystery witness, a mentally ill mother, a crude police report, missions of mercy rebuffed. Expect it all to get sorted out in a criminal court.
Governor Symington has spoken of helping needy kids and improving the welfare system. His welfare agency, the Department of Economic Security, is famous for astonishing incompetence and children who die.