Hot Links: Mesa Meth, MSCO Officer Busted, and Pink Cabaret

As we reported yesterday, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin was fired. Now, it looks almost certain his replacement will be Director of Player Development, A.J. Hinch. An official announcement will be made today at a 3 p.m. press conference...Mesa police arrested four illegal immigrants and confiscated 16 pounds of meth on Wednesday, in what's being called the largest meth bust in Mesa's history. Police were acting on a tip from a concerned citizen when they made the raid, which also turned up $31,000 in cash...An MSCO detention officer was arrested Thursday in a prostitution sting. The officer, Jillian Lybarger, has been with the MSCO for about a year, and has been placed on administrative leave...A young bear that wandered through a neighborhood in Kingman, Arizona, banging on home doors, was shot and killed by police officers on Thursday. The officers say they shot the bear to keep the neighborhood safe...Police are investigating a shooting at Pink Cabaret in Glendale early Friday morning. The suspect reportedly fired shots at the club from inside a vehicle, then drove into a truck while fleeing the scene...Don't mix your Tupperware fetes with coughing fits: An idea circulating on the Internet that proposes having "swine flu parties" to deliberately contract the illness to protect against stronger future strains is a bad idea, says Richard Besser, acting director for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. 

Hinch expected to replace Melvin

4 arrested in Mesa's largest meth bust

Detention officer busted in prostitution sting






















Bear roaming Arizona town, hitting windows of homes is shot


























Driver shoots at Glendale cabaret, hits truck while fleeing















'Swine flu party' a bad idea: U.S. Health official




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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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