The City of Mesa has created a series of new restrictions for massage parlors, in an attempt to crack down on parlors that may be fronts for illegal activities. Among the changes is a requirement that massage-parlor owners register their employees with the city, and work logs that detail therapists' daily activities...Valley attorney David Decosta has been arrested and charged with four felonies after police say he tried to smuggle heroin and meth to one of his clients during court proceedings. Decosta allegedly agreed to deliver the drugs to his client, a member of a Mexican Mafia prison gang, in exchange for sexual favors...Prescott Valley police and the Humboldt Unified School District are investigating accusations that a 7-year-old girl was left unattended in the nurse's office at Coyote Springs Elementary School after staff left for the weekend. The girl's mother said a janitor from the school found her daughter Friday and called her. The girl has since been moved to another school...
Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler and her husband Scott Hoefle have filed for divorce in Coconino County Superior Court. Presler says the divorce is "amicable" and declined to elaborate...A deputy in Florence has been arrested on domestic-violence charges. Pinal County Corporal Able Porras is accused of hitting a female in the face and not allowing her to call 911. Porras was also placed on paid administrative leave...William Epps Jr. has been named the new CEO of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross. Epps most recently served as CEO of the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Florida.
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