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An American missionary from Arizona reportedly has been arrested in North Korea. Robert Park, 28, traveled into communist North Korea via China last week, on a mission to improve human rights. North Korea's Korean Central News Agency said an American was detained after entering the country illegally, but did not name the man...Utility company SRP is considering raising rates for customers. The proposed 4.9 percent increase will equal an average annual increase of $5.95 per month per customer, and would take effect in 2010. SRP is holding public open-houses for comments on January 20 and 21...Glendale police shot and killed two pitbulls as they chased after a little boy on a bike. The incident happened near 71st Avenue and Orangewood on Monday afternoon. Police say the dogs have a history of roaming the neighborhood, and their owner will be cited...

The number of homeless students in the East Valley continues to grow, according to school districts. As of December 5, 1,401 students have been referred to a homeless family liaison for the Mesa Unified School District. Some of those students will be put on the National School Lunch program, while others will be referred to social workers...A woman was tossed from her car in a wreck on the eastbound Loop 202 in Gilbert early this morning. The accident was a single-car crash, and the woman was airlifted to a local hospital, but there was no immediate word on her condition...Revance Therapeutics, Inc., which counts Phoenix-based Medicis among its customers, has raised $26.5 million in funds. The funds will be used to develop new products for skin treatments.

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