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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

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Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) Anonymous Target Ryan Reed Arrested for Alleged Molestation of Savannah Cross

 

The Phoenix man who was temporarily cleared of murder and child-abuse charges in a 2-year-old girl's death was back in jail Thursday, after nearly two months of freedom.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times 27-year-old Ryan Reed was arrested Thursday night on two counts of child molestation.

See also: Anonymous Target Ryan Reed Arrested for Alleged Molestation of Savannah Cross

4.) Bill Montgomery's Bad Advice on Medical-Marijuana Law Results in Less County Control

 

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's bad advice to County Supervisors on medical marijuana has resulted in less county control of dispensary locations.

The county is now prohibited from imposing any of its own restrictions on a planned dispensary for Sun City because the county failed to comply with a previous ruling on medical-marijuana zoning rules, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon ruled Wednesday.

Gordon's latest ruling follows a November 15 decision by the state Court of Appeals that seems to bode well for the future of Arizona's voter-approved medical-marijuana law.

See also: Bill Montgomery's Bad Advice on Medical-Marijuana Law Results in Less County Control

3.) Anti-Medical-Marijuana Arizona Republic Eviscerated by Local Doctor

 

The Arizona Republic published a TKO of its editorial board this weekend, after the writers declared that the state's voter-approved medical-marijuana program was "one of the biggest cons around."

Dr. Gina Mecagni, a local emergency physician, simply annihilated the Republic's assertion that most medical-pot patients probably are fakers.

See also: Anti-Medical-Marijuana Arizona Republic Eviscerated by Local Doctor

2.) Joe Arpaio's Thanksgiving Meal for Inmates Sounds Horrific

 

It seems that inmates at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails will be going hungry this Thanksgiving, because the Turkey Day menu at gulag de Arpaio sounds absolutely inedible.

In years past, Arpaio used to make a song and dance about ponying up an extra six cents an inmate to serve them something that resembled a Thanksgiving meal. Not this year.

See also: Joe Arpaio's Thanksgiving Meal for Inmates Sounds Horrific

1.) Phoenix Tilted Kilt Employee Killed at Work

 

An employee of the Tilted Kilt restaurant in Downtown Phoenix was killed at work.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times the killing is apparently the result of a fight between two members of the kitchen staff.

See also: Phoenix Tilted Kilt Employee Killed at Work

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