Hot Links: Light Rail, Swine Flu, and Running Nuns

Weekend revelers in the Valley might be pleased to know that Metro light rail may be extending its weekend hours. The last train currently leaves at 11 p.m., but officials are considering extending the last run on weekends until 2 a.m....ASU announced on its Web site that two students have "probable" cases of swine flu. The students are voluntarily isolating themselves until the Centers for Disease Control either confirms or debunks the cases...Firefighters in Laveen are battling a huge mulch fire. The blaze started Sunday and has already burned 10 acres...Dodge Theatre has surpassed the 2 million mark for attendance. The venue, which held its first show on April 11, 2002, with Harry Connick, Jr., has hosted numerous sold-out shows, including Cheech and Chong and Dave Chappelle...The Cinco de Mayo DUI Task Force has made 112 arrests so far since it began patrolling the Valley on Friday. The task force continues until Tuesday, May 5...Men and women dressed as nuns ran a marathon in the U.K. for the "Nun Run" event, benefiting children's programs. There may have been some cutting at the start line, but luckily, none of the nuns had rulers.

Light rail considering late weekend hours

2 ASU students may have swine flu

Huge mulch fire burning in Laveen

Dodge Theatre hits 2 million in attendance since 2002

Arizona Cinco de Mayo DUI Task Force arrests reach 112

'Nuns' Race Through London for Charity

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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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