Hot Links: Pat Murphy, Ballers Out, and a Sweat Lodge Rescue

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Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies say they are investigating after someone painted "Kill Obama" in purple spray paint across a pair of political signs in Cave Creek. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the Secret Service has been contacted, and asks anyone with information to contact his office...Arizona State University baseball coach Pat Murphy says he lost almost $100,000 to a condo rehab scheme during the state's housing boom. He has filed a complaint in U.S. District Bankruptcy Court, in hopes of recovering his losses...The Mesa paintball facility Ballers Arena has closed. Owner Steve Fitch says the arena couldn't generate enough revenue to expand and attract more customers. The $2.5 million complex opened in December 2007...Rescuers had to pull at least 10 people from a sweat lodge in Sedona, after receiving reports of people getting sick after leaving the lodge. Four patients were flown to Flagstaff by helicopter for treatment, and investigators said at least two of the victims had stopped breathing. There's no word yet on the condition of those rescued...

Police are looking for a gray or silver sports car, in connection with a string of early-morning robberies in the Valley on Friday. Police say two men approached several random victims, demanding their wallets and cell phones. One suspect is described as an Hispanic male. The other suspect, believed to be the driver of the sports car, is described as a white male between 25 and 35 years old, wearing jeans and a red shirt...University of Arizona officials are probing the disappearance of 10,000 copies of the campus newspaper, the Arizona Daily Wildcat. The papers had been delivered to news stands on campus yesterday morning, and disappeared within hours. The Wildcat is reporting that it's received several tips that a fraternity is responsible. 

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