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Chandler Police are going back to school this fall, as officers plan to ride school buses to ensure drivers obey the laws around school buses, and stop when buses activate their "stop" signs. The penalty for a first-time violation is a $250 fine...A Mesa-based company called Dixon Golf has created a "green" golf ball that's supposedly more eco-friendly than your average golf ball. The ball, called the Dixon Earth, contains no potentially toxic metals and has been approved by the U.S. Professional Golfer's Association...Fountain Hills residents will meet at a local community center today to show their support for victims of possible hate crimes. Over the holiday weekend, some black residents of the town found graffiti with racial slurs and images painted on their vehicles. The incident was similar to one that occurred in Fountain Hills in July, when residents found racist imagery painted on more than a dozen cars...

Angela Simpson, the Phoenix woman who confessed to to the torture and murder of a disabled man named Terry Nelly, has pleaded 'not guilty' to the crime in court. Simpson says she believed Nelly was "a snitch"...A mentally ill Valley man reported missing September 2 has been found alive and well in California. Andrew Rendo, 24, made a "conscious choice to leave Arizona," according to police. Rendo suffers from schizo-affective disorder and hadn't taken his medication since February...A robbery suspect in Ohio was arrested after he returned to a home he'd allegedly robbed to ask the female victim out on a date. Stephfon Bennett, 20, was one of three men who reportedly robbed a couple's house late Sunday. He was arrested in front of the home.  

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