Hot Links: Homeowner Shot, Mercury Win, and Brophy's Flu

A distraught homeowner was killed by police after he fired shots at officers from inside his home. The man, whose name has not been released, was reportedly upset that his home -- near 31st avenue and Bell Road -- had been sold at auction, and had fired shots at the winning bidders when they showed up on the property...At least 50 applicants have applied for the position of Mesa Police Chief. The city hopes to have a new chief in place by early next year. Since the departure of former Chief George Gascon, Vicki Meyers has served as interim chief...In the first game of the WNBA finals, the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Indiana Fever 120-116 in overtime. Mercury players Penny Taylor and Diana Taurasi (this year's league MVP), scored 23 and 22 points, respectively. The game was the highest scoring game in WNBA history...

Phoenix firefighter Mike Schroeder could be facing a felony marijuana possession charge. On September 19, Schroeder was arrested at a home near 19th avenue and Union Hills, after his girlfriend called police to report he'd barricaded himself inside her house. Police found a handgun and marijuana in a backpack at the scene...Bengie Molina slammed two home runs to help the San Francisco Giants defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 last night...Brophy College Prepartory school has seen a drastic decline in attendance during flu season, with as many as 140 students a day not attending classes because of illness. The school has put a letter to parents on its Web site, asking them to keep their children home if they are sick.

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