Hot Links: Power Down, Wigwam Resort, and Free H1N1 Shots

Crews are busy restoring power to parts of the Valley after yesterday's rain storms. At least 30 signals at traffic intersections and 61,000 residents are without power. A spokesman for APS says he hopes everyone will have restored electricity by noon...Police are looking to build a new station across from Fiesta Mall in Mesa. The current substation is in a state of decay, and the proposed new site is an empty strip mall on the corner of Southern Avenue and Longmore...Former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo and others plan to buy the bankrupt Wigwam Resort for $45 million. The group is also buying two Biltmore golf courses...Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he's suing three men for advertising fictitious businesses in the Tucson Yellow Pages. The lawsuit, which alleges the trio operated more than 45 sham businesses, seeks restitution for victims and a fine of up to $10,000 for each violation of the Fraud Act...

The Mesa Fire Department is offering free H1N1 flu shots. Shots will be administered at Skyline High School from 3 to 7 p.m. today, and at the Mesa Fire Department from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday...A would-be robber wrote an apology note and gave $50 to a convenience-store worker in Long Island. The unsigned note said it was from the man who tried to rob the shop in May, and that he had a new job and a new child. He vowed to stay out of trouble.

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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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