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An Iraq war veteran who says he was stabbed multiple times by a Mesa police officer during his arrest has filed a lawsuit, and is preparing an expert witness list for a federal judge. The veteran, Keith LaVoie, got into an altercation with officers in January, 2007, after a night of drinking...The wide open spaces in Queen Valley, Arizona have been a favored target-shooting spot for gun enthusiasts, but many residents in the area are worried about safety and recently met with local and state agencies to discuss a solution...A man was shot in the butt twice this morning outside the Meadows Apartment complex in Chandler. FOX 10 is reporting that the incident may be the result of a love triangle...Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has put her support behind a copper-mining project in Surprise. She wants federal lawmakers to pass land-swap legislation that would clear the way for the project, which is expected to create thousands of jobs...Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and defenceman Dmitri Kalinin will both play for the Russian team at the upcoming World Hockey Championship in Switzerland. Bryzgalov had a .906 save percentage in 65 games with the Coyotes, and Kalinin scored four points in 15 games with the Coyotes this season...The world's first chocolate-powered car will be launched next month. The vehicle, dubbed the ecoF3, includes a steering wheel made of carrots, and designers mixed vegetable fibers with resin to create the car parts. Seriously.

Iraq vet suing Mesa police over injuries during arrest

Target Practice Spot Causes Controversy

Man Shot in the Rear; Police Search for Suspect

Governor backs deal for mining project

Coyotes' Bryzgalov and Kalinin join Russia at Worlds

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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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