Hot Links: FLDS Land for Sale, D-Backs, and the Shaggy Bandit


A judge in Utah has ordered the sale of Arizona land belonging to a property trust established by followers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs. The trust has about $3 million in debt. The 400-acre parcel of land in northern Arizona will be sold to the highest bidder, but the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints may appeal the judge's decision...The Arizona Diamondbacks face the San Francisco Giants on Giants turf tonight, in the first game of a three-game series. The Diamondbacks snapped their seven-game losing streak with a victory over Houston on Sunday...13 suspects are in custody after a burglary near 39th avenue and Roosevelt early this morning. As officers arrived in the area, they saw a vehicle speeding away. After a traffic stop and foot pursuit, the suspects were arrested. One is allegedly a human smuggler...

Police say a robber dubbed the "Shaggy Bandit" for his resemblance to the Scooby-Doo character is responsible for at least 14 bank robberies in Arizona and Colorado since late June. Authorities assume he's armed, and may have an accomplice in a getaway vehicle...Firefighters from  Mexico trained in Sierra Vista on Sunday, honing their emergency skills with the Sierra Vista Fire Department...Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Pecos Campus will be constructing a $24.5 athletic arena. The arena will include a gym, a sports performance center, and 2500 fixed seats. Construction is slated to begin in late 2010.   



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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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