Hot Links: Gas Prices, Helicopters, and the Arizona Legislature

A husband and wife each sustained numerous stab wounds during a domestic dispute in Avondale yesterday. When police arrived on the scene, they heard screaming and a woman crying for help from inside the house. They forced entry and found the wife with numerous stab wounds on her body. The husband was found lying face down, non-responsive, and covered in blood. Both were taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition...The federal government has rejected Arizona's request for money to help homeowners and businesses rebuild after big storms hit the state in January. The feds told the state this week that there was not enough damage to provide the individual money...Boeing announced that production of its unmanned A160T Hummingbird helicopter has moved to Arizona. The move to Falcon Field from Irvine, California, will bring about 40 jobs to Mesa, the company claims...

A Scottsdale man has been sentenced to five years in prison for marketing an illegal sexual-enhancement drug. The U.S. Attorney announced Thursday that 48-year-old Timothy Keay Isaac was also ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution for conducting four overlapping felony scams...Arizona gasoline prices are at an 18-month high and keep inching closer to the $3 a gallon mark at the pump. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said yesterday that motorists are currently paying $2.89 on average across the state for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That's up a half-cent from last week...Arizona lawmakers adjourned their regular session last night. A final Senate vote sent Governor Jan Brewer a bill reversing previously approved cuts for two healthcare programs. This year's session began in January, with early months devoted to the state's budget crisis.

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