Hot Links: Canyon Rescue, Shootings, and Joan Rivers Day

National Park Service officials at the Grand Canyon rescued a Colorado man after he fell on his head during a hike. A helicopter airlifted the man to Flagstaff Medical Center, but NPS officials declined to say what the man's condition was...A Phoenix mother accidentally shot her 12-year-old daughter Sunday night. The girl's mother told a dispatcher she was cleaning her gun at 7:15 p.m., when the gun went off. The girl was shot in the upper left shoulder and chest area, and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries...The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is considering options for the 60-year-old Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Queen Creek. Current options include restoration or demolition...In honor of Joan Rivers' Valley appearance June 28 at Gila River Wild Horse Pass Casino to raise funds for the Southwest center for HIV/AIDS, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has proclaimed June 28 "Joan Rivers Day"...Phoenix police are looking for Erick Lampert, 35, whom they believe is responsible for the murders of his 14-year-old nephew and his grandmother. The teen's body was found in a garbage can behind the grandmother's home, while the grandmother was found dead inside. Police say both victims died of blunt-force trauma to the head...Tiger Woods found himself taunted by drunken fans at the U.S. Open. When Woods tried to "shhh" the hecklers, one reportedly said, "Suck it up, you've got your own video game!"

Man rescued after Grand Canyon fall

Mother critically injures daughter after accidental shooting

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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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