The Mesa Unified School District plans to lay off 210 teachers today. The cuts do not include personnel with one-year contracts who may not be hired back anyway. A district spokesperson says the cuts will save the school district "30 to 60 million dolllars"...Rawhide Western Town will get new management on June 1, as two companies called Western Destinations and AZ Banquet and Events take the reigns from Starwood Hotels and Resorts...The Peoria Police Department has installed a new safety device for police dogs: a heat-warning system that detects if a police dog is left in a vehicle. The system leaves the engine and air conditioning running if it senses a dog, and sets off a siren if the vehicle's interior temperature rises above 90 degrees...Picture this: Custom and Border Protection officers in Douglas, Arizona found 90 pounds of marijuana hidden in six large picture frames. The man driving the vehicle carrying the paintings was arrested after a police canine took an interest in the frames, and an X-ray revealed the cannabis inside...Tucson police shot a suspected child molester after he reportedly pulled out a handgun when officers approached his door. The suspect, Stanley Laverne Barr, was pronounced dead shortly after midnight...Officials at NYU aren't amused that someone sent out acceptance letters to 489 graduate school applicants on April Fool's Day. The university sent out a second e-mail to those applicants an hour later, informing them they'd actually been rejected. Psych!
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