Hot Links: Casinos, a Deadly Bar Fight, and Rain

Officials broke ground this morning on a domestic-violence shelter in downtown Phoenix. The Chrysalis Women's Shelter costs $3.1 million and will expand services to children and women who are victims of domestic violence. The 24,300-square-foot facility will have 50 beds and is scheduled to open in the fall...The first of several winter storms hit the Valley last night. The first wave came around midnight and dumped more than an inch of rain in North Phoenix. The rain is expected to continue through this afternoon...An Arizona soldier was killed in Afghanistan Saturday. Defense Department officials say 19-year-old Robert Donevski of Sun City was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire...Governor Jan Brewer is asking the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation to abandon plans to build a casino in West Phoenix. The tribe is planning on building some of the casino on non-tribal land,

something Brewer says voters didn't approve when they approved tribal gambling measures...An 18-year-old man was shot at a Litchfield Park apartment complex yesterday. Maricopa County Sherriff's officials say crews were called to the scene near Indian School and El Mirage roads about 5:30 p.m. The victim was shot in the abdomen. The extent of his injuries is unclear...A Tucson man was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight at a bar yesterday. Police say 26-year-old Matthew Vital was trying to stop a brawl between two women, when another man shot him in the head. Police are investigating gang involvement because of the victim's ties to local gangs.

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