No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a naked meth-head's chase of imaginary people, to a man playing in traffic, to ... More >>
Police say the man who was grabbing butts in East Valley grocery stores has been arrested.According to Tempe PD, 21-year-old Jesse Jimenez was arrested inside his home, and he admitted to committing the assaults.
The man who has grabbed the butts of three women inside Tempe grocery stores has been linked to a fourth attack.Police in Gilbert and Tempe are now working together on the case, as a fourth woman has come forward, detailing her run-in with the butt-grabber at a Target store in Gilbert.
Dedicated Paula Deen supporters are popping up by the thousands to show support for their butter queen. Some 600 thousand fans of the Facebook page "We Support Paula Deen," led by a man named John Schmitt, launched a campaign to send empty butter wrappers to companies that dropped the Food Network s ... More >>
Three years ago, Prince's relationship status with the internet could best be described as "It's complicated." "The internet's completely over," he toldThe Daily Mirror, the UK newspaper which give away copies of his 20Ten album (no, I haven't heard it, either.) "I don't see why I should give my ... More >>
A man who was arrested in September after he and his dog both allegedly bit Mesa police officers inside a Target store has filed a federal lawsuit against that Target store.In the lawsuit, Samkeita Jurden (whose first name was misspelled "Samkeith" in county court filings) pretty much admits to all ... More >>
Now that Ultra Music Festival has past, the next stop festival-wise is Electric Daisey Carnival. There's nothing like the sights: Bright neon colors of green, yellow, pink, and orange tutus running around; spirit hoods turning human heads into those of animals. Beaded bracelets that cover forearms; ... More >>
Editor's note: Every couple weeks, Alan Scherstuhl, the film editor at our sister publication The Village Voice, will be taking a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. We're happy to share his findings. By Alan Scherstuhl Brad Paisley, Southern Comfort Zone Current Billboa ... More >>
Lana Del Rey's "Cola" put some interesting visuals in our heads, especially that line about the particular flavor of her labia - "My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola," she sings. As we've already gone into, local pranksters MAN-CAT took the vulgarity one step further, creating their own ad campaign, com ... More >>
The late, great and totally irreverent comedian Bill Hicks once predicted the ultimate television commercial, describing it as such: "Here's the woman's face. Beautiful. Camera pulls back. Naked breast. Camera pulls back, she's totally naked, legs apart, two fingers right here and it just says 'Dri ... More >>
An American bulldog attacked its owner violently while the two were on a walk last night in Mesa, police say, then ran away after taking a bullet from a cop's gun. Just before 7:30 p.m., neighbors in the area of 11300 block of East Contessa saw the large, brown-and-white dog turn on the 22-year-old ... More >>
A man and his dog are accused of biting Mesa police officers inside a Target store yesterday, in an incident that ended with the man getting tased multiple times, and the dog getting shot by police inside the store.Samkeith Jurden drew attention to himself in the Target store several ways: first, he ... More >>
Campbell's Soup has created a new strategy to get you to buy their 115-year-old tomato soup. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's iconic "32 Campbell's Soup Cans," which made its debut in 1962 and currently hangs at the MoMA in New York, Campbell's has teamed up with the Andy Warhol Fou ... More >>
Lately, we've been a little obsessed with this whole state food question. We've asked readers (who've already narrowed it down) to tell us which they'd choose: Sonoran hot dogs or prickly pear fruit.We're not going to lie, we are pulling for the prickly pear. By way of convincing you, we now p ... More >>
If you're losing your mind with excitement over Jason Wu's diffusion line for Target, which doesn't hit stores until Sunday, but you can't handle waiting any longer, then you're in luck. Pieces from the Taiwanese, Manhattan-based designer's capsule collection have made their way to eBay. There' ... More >>
Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Shopping at Spanish language record shops is a whole lot different than a regular trip to your local Zia Record Exchange. Di ... More >>
A former Tempe cop accused of stealing evidence from the agency's evidence room -- including a refrigerator -- has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.Initially, former Tempe Officer Elliot Campbell was booked on two counts of theft of a credit card, 10 counts of tampering with evidence, and ... More >>
Court officials tell New Times that a Tempe cop accused of stealing evidence from one of the department's evidence rooms has pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and evidence tampering. In total, Officer Elliot Campbell's charged with two counts of theft of a credit card, 10 counts of tampering ... More >>
When a cop is busted stealing something from an evidence room, it's often drugs or cash. Not Tempe police Officer Elliot Campbell -- he stole a refrigerator, a washing machine, and various other household items.Campbell, an 11-year veteran of the force, was arrested yesterday after an investigati ... More >>
rtvchannel.tvCan somebody please tell me why the hell Justin Bieber is the new face of nail polish? Seriously, what has the world come to?According to Just Jared Jr., J. Biebs has teamed up with Nicole by OPI to make the One Less Lonely Girl Collection because "nail polish really makes girls feel ... More >>
Sufjan Stevens The Holiday season can be a stressful time. While it's meant to be the one time in the whole year that everyone is a little bit nicer and a little bit happier, certain things can make you just the opposite. If you're anything like me, you've procrastinated all year long and now ... More >>
Kerby YoungHaving pictures of your nude, female neighbor isn't the strangest thing in the world -- assuming she gave them to you. However, when you get the images by sneakin' around outside her bathroom window with a camera -- without her knowing -- not only is it super-creepy, it's also super-il ... More >>
Image: www.made-in-china.com A short series earlier this week in the Arizona Republic about the murder of a police informant contained an exquisitely horrifying detail mentioned prominently in all three stories: a brutal new use for adult diapers.As one of the accused killers, Edgar Javier ... More >>
You can find a kitchen towel just about everywhere nowadays. The cheap and obvious place to purchase is your local supermarket or Target store. Keep in mind, the local places are going to have cheap weave towels that usually have a tacky floral print or lame color scheme. You can also find expens ... More >>
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By Wynter HoldenWe're down to the wire now, kids. Yes, there's just 6 more shopping days left until Christmas, and if you're shopping for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts, you're similarly screwed. Hopefully, you've already bought your niece or nephew the "It" toy they've been coveting and purchased your ... More >>
If you're like me, then you take your tree-decorating seriously. When I saw the holiday themes out this year (if you haven't noticed, ornaments come and go in cycles) I was less than thrilled. Snowflakes? zzZZZZ. A lodge-style moose, lanterns and flannel ornaments? Seriously, does this look li ... More >>
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