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A fire broke out at the Boeing plant in Mesa early this morning. Believed to be caused by a generator, the fire was quickly contained by firefighters and a sprinkler system. No injuries were reported...The Phoenix Fire Department may be cutting some programs to avoid laying off firefighters. The department could be forced to cut 15 percent of its budget, and if that happens, department leaders say fire-prevention and public-education programs could be eliminated. The department is already operating with an estimated 125 positions frozen...An off-duty Phoenix police officer shot and killed a shoplifting suspect while working security at Food City, near 35th Avenue and Van Buren. The suspect reportedly tried to run over the officer with his vehicle when the cop attempted to stop him. The suspect allegedly left the scene, returned, and pointed a gun at the officer. The officer, who has not been named, returned fire...

Five employees from four Fry's grocery stores in the Valley have filed complaints against the company and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, alleging unfair labor practices. The workers say Fry's is continuing to deduct labor-union dues from their paychecks even though they resigned from the UFCW. UFCW Local 99 president Jim McLaughlin says the legal action is baseless...Human remains were found along the side of the Beeline Highway, also known as State Route 87. Maricopa County sheriff's investigators were called to the scene on Saturday, after receiving reports of a severed limb in the road. Homicide detectives say it's difficult to determine the gender of the victim because of the limb's advanced stage of decomposition...Two people were injured after getting shot outside a Valley bar this weekend. Police arrived at The Nugget near 83rd avenue and Indian School Road about 1 a.m. Sunday and found the two shooting victims on the street. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and refused to name the shooter, so police could not identify a suspect for arrest.

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