Hot Links: Police Chase in Mesa, a 17-Year-Old Boy to be Charged With Murder, and a Tempe Shootout

Police say a 17-year-old Mesa boy will be charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing one of his friends last week. Frank Raymond Aguilar, according to police, stabbed 17-year-old Alexander Niazi after he caught the teen kissing his sister...A 3-year-old girl was killed when the lid to a toy box struck her on the head. Chandler Fire Department officials say the girl was reaching for a toy that was inside the box when the lid came down on her head...Scottsdale police say a woman who led police on a high-speed chase yesterday. According to police, 26-year-old Francine Sue Hill led them on a chase that started in Mesa and ended when she crashed into a concrete barrier on Loop 202. Police say she admitted to smoking marijuana before the crash and drinking six 40-ounce bottle of beer with friends...A man who barricaded himself inside his Phoenix apartment Tuesday afternoon ended a standoff with police by killing himself, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports. Police say the unidentified man was served with court papers and barricaded himself in his apartment

near 35th Street and Bell Road. When police arrived and tried to get him to come out, the Sheriff's Office says the man shot himself...An professor at Arizona State University has been nominated to be the ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Raul Yzaguirre, a well-known activist in the Hispanic community, will go on a leave of absence from the university if the Senate confirms his nomination...Tempe police are looking for a man involved in a shootout with another man behind a Days Inn motel in Tempe. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Tempe police at 480-350-8311.

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