Hot Links: Mortgage Fraud, a Missing Woman, and Refried Swastikas

After protests at the state capitol over the weekend, vandals smeared swastikas made out of refried beans on the building's windows. The vandalism was found this morning after thousands protested at the capitol over the weekend...About 200 Gilbert teachers are expected to get layoff notices after Tuesday's meeting of the school district's governing board. An estimated 190 teachers are expected to be let go in an effort to cushion the district from a budget deficit that could range from $2.5 million to more than $13 million...A new study finds that Arizona ranks near the top of the list of states when it comes to mortgage fraud. According to a study released this morning by the LexisNexis Mortgage Asset Research Institute, Arizona ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to mortgage fraud, behind California, New York, and Florida...A Prescott woman, who went missing in Mesa on Saturday, has been found safe. According to Mesa Police Department, 74-year-old Dolores Rodriguez was last seen leaving Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa about 5 p.m. Saturday. Rodriguez, who suffers from dementia, was found Sunday night. It's unclear where she went while missing...

The weather in Phoenix will continue to be erratic this week. After several 90-degree days, a series of Pacific storms will move through Arizona again later this week, bringing windy and cooler weather. According to meteorologists, a dry cold front will push through Arizona Wednesday night, bringing wind gusts of 40 miles per hour over much of the state and probably causing wind advisories...A former mayor of Sierra Vista was killed in a car accident over the weekend. Michael Schade, 61, died just after midnight Sunday morning in a three-car crash on Interstate 10. Schade served as a Sierra Vista city councilman from 1979 to 1981 and as mayor from 1981 to 1983. 

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