4
| Lists |

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

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

5.) Blond Speeder's Smirk Doesn't Work in Grand Canyon Arrest for Going 36 MPH

 

Grand Canyon rangers wrestled an employee of the national park to the ground during an arrest last week after she reportedly refused to cooperate during a stop for speeding.

Dina Matlock, a blond woman in her early 20s known to officers as a frequent speeder, appears to have ticked off law enforcement Ranger Rick Blair by smirking and refusing to hand over her ID.

See also: Blond Speeder's Smirk Doesn't Work in Grand Canyon Arrest for Going 36 MPH

4.) Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Bikini Lounge, Posh, and the MIM

 

Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For now, stay tuned to Valley Fever for more installments and be sure to share your suggestions in the comments section. Today, Robrt Pela presents the next 10 items on the list.

Go to Bikini Lounge with a Twentysomething It's the ultimate hipster hangout, and manages to pull off being retro and up-to-the-minute trendy at the same time. Corner-tabled in the Bikini's murk, one can easily imagine it's 1966, when Grand Avenue was chockablock with similarly divey bars, and that the festively tiki-themed surroundings are new and all the rage. People "of a certain age" hang here, too, and for the best Bikini blast, a late night on the patio with DJ Shane and a bunch of people who were recently teenagers is a real Grand experience.

See also: Phoenix Bucket List - 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Bikini Lounge, Posh, and the MIM

3.) Gangs of Chihuahuas Are Not Running Maryvale

 

Several national news-media outlets are claiming that gangs of stray Chihuahuas are "terrorizing" or "taking over" the West Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale.

With tales of packs of up to a dozen Chihuahuas attacking children as they walk to school, we decided to check it out firsthand.

See also: Gangs of Chihuahuas Are Not Running Maryvale

2.) Brawl Inside Chandler Walmart Ends in Fatal Shooting

 

A 36-year-old man was fatally shot inside a Walmart store in Chandler Sunday after getting into a fight with another customer.

According to Chandler police, it appears that the men didn't know each other before getting into a dispute at the service counter in the store, near Warner and Alma School roads.

See also: Brawl Inside Chandler Walmart Ends in Fatal Shooting

1.) 10 Biggest Myths About Phoenix

 

There are a whole lot of myths and urban legends about Phoenix.

Strap on your helmet just in case your mind gets blown by our picks for the 10 biggest myths about Arizona's capital:

See also: 10 Biggest Myths About Phoenix

Send feedback and tips to the author.
Follow Matthew Hendley on Twitter at @MatthewHendley.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.