A man from Phoenix was arrested by detectives from the Department of Public Safety, after a two-month investigation into an alleged scam. The man is accused of stealing invalid amusement-park passes from Valley retailers and then selling them for hundreds of dollars on web site Craig's List. Authorities have not named the man, because they hope more victims will identify him through a photo lineup...Gilbert resident Todd Sparks has settled a lawsuit with the Chandler Police Department for $50,000. Sparks sued after an on-duty police officer crashed a pickup truck into the back of his car in 2007. John Lucas, the officer who hit Sparks, remains on the Chandler police force...Arizona Department of Transportation crews will be repairing sections of Interstate 10 near Casa Grande this week. They'll be working Wednesday and Thursday to fix part of the roadway that melted during a multi-vehicle crash on December 23. During repairs, traffic will be restricted to one lane...
Health officials in Pinal County have issued a rabies advisory. It comes after two separate animal attacks on two men near Oracle and San Manuel, and the discovery of a dead bobcat that tested positive for rabies. Both men have been treated to prevent possible rabies infections...A husband and wife are recovering after being hit by a car while they were out jogging. The accident happened about 9 p.m. near Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard. The man suffered head injuries and broken bones. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident...Six people escaped from a van just before it slid over an embankment at the Grand Canyon. Authorities say the accident was reported at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, and they found the van 25 feet below the rim at the park's Navajo Point. No life-threatening injuries were reported.
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