Hot Links: Bombs, Business, and Bar Stools

Eight students were treated for chemical burns after a teenager blew up a bottle filled with cleaning chemicals at J.O. Combs Middle School in Queen Creek. The ninth-grade offender was arrested on charges including aggravated assault and disorderly conduct...The William E. Morris Institute for Justice has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Economic Security, claiming the agency does not make timely unemployment payments as required by law...A man named Graham Bussi Gravely, 52, was found guilty of robbing and raping an elderly Tempe woman. He's been sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime probation...NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Phoenix Coyotes will not relocate to another city, but said the team is seeking new investors. The Coyotes are expected to lose $30 million this year...BusinessWeek Magazine named Tempe as the best city in Arizona to start a new business. Tempe mayor Hugh Hallman says light rail and free shuttle service are factors in the city's boom...Stool pigeon: Police arrested an Ohio man for drunk driving -- on a motorized bar stool. Kile Wygle, 28, was arrested after crashing his stool and calling officers for his injuries. That's one way to keep your seat at the bar.

Q.C. schoolyard explosion injures 8 students

Class-action lawsuit demands Arizona unemployment pay up


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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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