Hot Links: Inmate Dies, Nash Seeks Raise, and APS Sprays

A female inmate at Perryville state prison died early Wednesday after being left outside in a holding cell for four hours in temperatures above 100 degrees. The inmate, Marcia Powell, 48, was serving a 27-month sentence for prostitution...Phoenix police have released the names of burglary suspects who caused a major crash on Interstate 10 yesterday morning, after going the wrong way on the freeway. The driver is Andrew Padilla, 18, and his passenger was Brittany Rose Doheny, 21. Both received life-threatening injuries in the crash, which also backed up traffic on the interstate for several hours...Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, 35, is seeking a pay raise. Nash's salary for the 2009-2010 season is $13,125,000, and if accepts a two-year extension contract with the Suns, the most he could be paid is $14.5 million...Phoenix police say  young girls sending sexually suggestive photos of themselves to boys via text messages is becoming a child pornography problem. "Sexting," as it's called, usually involves 11- to 13 year-old girls who don't fully comprehend what they're doing, says Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch...Phoenix resident Anthony Ritchie says an APS worker coaxed his dog into coming near the fence outside his home and then pepper sprayed the animal. Ritchie said the dog posed no threat to the APS worker, and APS says the worker is a trainee and the utility is investigating the allegations...Astronauts at the international space station in Houston have begun using drinking water recycled from their urine. It sounds like something out of a B-grade sci-film, but Astronaut Michael Barratt said, "The taste is great."

Female inmate dies after left in outdoor holding cell

Names Released In Wrong-Way Crash

Despite age, Nash might merit raise

Phone "sexting" becoming big problem

Phoenix man claims APS worker pepper sprayed his dog

Drink up: Space station recycling urine to water

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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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