Hot Links: Al Melvin, Basis Scottsdale, and Financial Fest

The boy from St. Johns, Arizona who pleaded guilty in  the shooting deaths of his father and another man could be facing prison time. The prospect caused an uproar when Judge Michael Roca announced he would reject probation in favor of incarceration. The boy, 8 at the time of the murders, has even received support for probation and rehabilitation from prosecutor Michael Whiting...Tucson lawmaker Al Melvin has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The 65 year-old Republican senator announced he had cancer yesterday, and seems optimistic about being cured and making a recovery with chemotherapy...Business Week has ranked Basis Scottsdale as the top school in the state. Opened in 2003, Basis Scottsdale has about 600 students, in the fifth through twelfth grades...

A judge ruled that a Phoenix church cannot feed the homeless. CrossRoads United Methodist Church has been serving meals to the homeless on their lawn for months, and is in violation of city zoning ordinances because it's operating as a charity dining hall, according to the judge. CrossRoads has until November 24 to appeal the decision, which they say they will do...A former law student and beauty queen at the University of Arizona could be sentenced to 40 years in the alleged assault of her ex-boyfriend. According to the victim, he was held captive for 10 hours, robbed, and tortured. The suspect, Kumari Fulbright, goes to trial in February...Radio station KFNN 1050 a.m. will hold a free "Financial Fest" next weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center. The fest will feature more than 50 exhibitors and seminars by experts in money management, real estate, and stocks.  

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