Hot Links: Electric Cars, Bat Mass Murder, and the Cardinals

The Maricopa Association of Governments plans to announce a partnership with Nissan and a Scottsdale-based company called Ecotality Inc. to create charging stations in the Valley for electric and hybrid vehicles. Nissan wants to bring 1000 electric vehicles to Phoenix, and Ecotality Inc. said tax incentives for those who buy the vehicles could be as much as $7500...A Valley driver was allegedly fleeing the scene of one hit-and-run accident when he got into another hit-and-run, striking a pedestrian with his vehicle. The pedestrian died, and the driver now faces charges in both accidents...Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding who is responsible for shooting 89 Mexican free-tail bats in an abandoned mine in the Superstition Mountains. The Mexican free-tail bat is one of 28 bat species in Arizona, and helps to control insect populations and pollinate cactuses...With the NFL draft about a week away, Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt says the team will consider trade offers for receiver Anquan Boldin. Boldin was upset he didn't get a contract extension last offseason, but has recently said he'd be open to staying with the Cards if he got a new contract...A Scottsdale couple took a 32-day cruise, only to have their cruise ship attacked by pirates. In an interview with abc15.com, the couple recounts how the crew handled the attack in an orderly fashion, and no one was hurt...Snakes on a plane! Four baby pythons escaped aboard a passenger plane in Australia, causing the cancellation of two flights. A reptile expert searched for the missing snakes, but didn't find them. It's not known if the snakes were still aboard, or if they somehow escaped after the plane landed.

Public-private partnership to put electric-car stations in Valley

Man accused of 2 hit and runs within minutes; Pedestrian dead

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