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  • Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer to Race Javelina Jundred 100K

    10/26/2019 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 25, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    A year ago, Secret Service Special Agent Rod Wellman never thought he’d be tapering for a 100K race. The distance was never something he thought would cross his path. He thought the same thing about lung cancer. Yet, on October 4, 2018, Wellman found himself at an urgent care center for a cough that hadn’t gone away after several weeks. Some scans and X-rays revealed the cause. “I’ve never been that sick before,” Wellman told Runner’s World. “I thought it was just a chest cold. Then, they told me I had stage 4 cancer in my lungs.” By the time...
  • PD: Doctor arrested for allegedly pointing gun at anti-abortion protestors

    10/18/2019 9:48:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    ABC15 ^ | October 19, 2019 | staff
    PHOENIX — A Phoenix doctor is accused of pointing a gun at a small group of protesters outside Acacia Women's Center on Thursday, October 10, according to Phoenix police. Doctor Ronald Yunis was arrested by Phoenix police on Friday, October 18, on charges of aggravated assault, according to the Phoenix Police Department. A YouTube video posted by Apologia Studios depicts a group of anti-abortion protesters outside the Acacia Women's Center on October 10. As Dr. Yunis pulls out of the women's center parking lot, he appears to brandish a weapon, briefly pointing it at the protesters. ABC15 reached out to...
  • WATCH: Abortion Doctor Allegedly Pulls Gun on Pro-Life Protester Outside Phoenix Clinic

    10/18/2019 4:32:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Faithwire ^ | October 18, 2019 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    In footage released Friday afternoon, it appears an abortion doctor pointed a firearm toward a pro-life demonstrator from inside his vehicle as he left a clinic in Phoenix earlier this month. Apologia Church, the group behind the pro-life demonstration at the Acacia Women’s Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, posted the video to YouTube, urging viewers to contact the Phoenix Police Department to demand action be taken against Dr. Ronald Yunis, the physician who allegedly pulled a gun on protester Elvis Kesto. The altercation took place around 11 a.m. as Kesto was packing up to leave the clinic. Yunis, who only...
  • Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan

    10/07/2019 6:25:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The SanTan Sun News ^ | October 4, 2019 | Kevin Reagan
    Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home. It might be an earthquake, he thought, until he looked outside and discovered a pack of wild horses running by his property on the Gila River Indian Community. Animals have free reign on the reservation, he said, and that’s the way Kyyitan likes it. He’s hopeful state officials will keep wildlife in mind as they plan a possible widening of Interstate 10 through the reservation. “We know it’s a need,” Kyyitan said, adding that he doesn’t want the project to interfere...
  • Phoenix police: Man upset at upstairs neighbors fires gun into ceiling, shoots himself

    10/07/2019 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    AZ Republic LINK ONLY | 10/07/2019 | Gabriella Khalaj
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  • Road Runner: Arizona transportation officials defend Interstate 10 against 'most dangerous' label

    10/06/2019 9:08:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | September 16, 2019 | Shaq Davis
    A new report ranking the deadliest highways in the nation calls Interstate 10 the “most dangerous” in Arizona. But Arizona highway officials say the ranking is incomplete and overlooks a variety of efforts made to make the highway that links the two most populous metro areas in the state as safe as possible. There were 100 fatalities on Arizona’s nearly 400 miles of I-10 from 2015 to 2017, according to ASecureLife’s report, which used statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company, which mainly deals in security systems, said it seeks to report on everyday issues affecting consumers....
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably won’t get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the region’s growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups won’t just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. “Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • I-11 opponents in Hidden Valley find accord with Finchem (Arizona)

    09/22/2019 1:41:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    In Maricopa ^ | August 27, 2019 | Raquel Hendrickson
    Republican Mark Finchem and Democrat Tom O’Halleran agree on at least one thing regarding Interstate 11. Both expect to be deceased before the proposed roadway becomes a reality. Finchem, a District 11 state representative spoke to Hidden Valley residents last week in a gathering attended by Blanca Varela, a representative from Congressman O’Halleran’s office, at Mountain View Community Church. The proposed interstate is a long-range goal of Arizona Department of Transportation and is expected to pass through Hidden Valley south of Maricopa. While Finchem has been outspoken against I-11, O’Halleran has remained neutral. Varela said the congressman had expressed to...
  • PD: Mesa mom arrested after bringing child to burglary

    09/22/2019 1:23:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    abc15 ^ | Sept. 22, 2019 | Joe Enia
    MESA, AZ — A Mesa mother was arrested after she allegedly brought her son with her as she committed a home burglary. Mesa police report that on September 15, officers responded to a burglary at a home near Hawes and Broadway roads. Police say a woman, later identified as 30-year-old Brittany Shante Eason, entered the house through an open garage window after leaving her grade school-aged son outside. Eason allegedly stole multiple pieces of jewelry and credit cards and placed them in her car. When the victim arrived home, they reportedly found Eason in their garage and escorted them out,...
  • Local man sues American Airlines, claims racial discrimination

    09/02/2019 12:06:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    kwtx10 ^ | Aug. 29, 2019 | Brandon Hamilton
    Holcomb was on his way back in April to Austin from Las Vegas after celebrating his birthday, but had a connecting flight in Phoenix. He says he had an allergic reaction to a support dog belonging to another passenger. American Airlines, in a statement, says it makes accommodations for dogs “American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals,” a statement read. Holcomb says the passenger offered to switch seats but after no one volunteered, a flight attendant and a pilot got involved. Holcomb says he questioned why he had...
  • Hostages Fight Back After Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Convenience Store

    08/20/2019 12:10:19 AM PDT · by Norski · 27 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | August 1, 2019 | Inside Edition Staff
    Cameras caught a suspected killer getting a beatdown from the people he was holding hostage in Phoenix. Footage of the incident is just coming to surface now. It began as a normal day at a Circle K convenience store in Phoenix on May 9, 2018, but then 53-year-old Joel McClean Carson allegedly walked in waving a gun and ordered the clerk to lock the door. Carson then barricaded it. Authorities said Carson immediately shot and killed Efran Hernandez. The staff and customers were then ordered to a corner of the store. But as the suspect wandered the store, a hero...
  • [Retiring A.G. Eric ] Holder aims vulgarity at critics in email

    11/07/2014 11:24:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Tucker
    ".................In one email from March 2011, after being sent a news story about the Fast and Furious investigation, Holder told staff, "I hope there is another side to the story." Later, after the ATF deputy director assured Holder aides that "we did not allow guns to walk," Holder responded to staff with, "Do they really, really know?" That August, Holder was told by staff that about 25 U.S. attorneys was upset that the resignation of Dennis Burke, then the U.S. attorney in Arizona, was announced simultaneously with the reassignment of ATF Acting Director Ken Melson. Holder wondered "why wouldn't we...
  • Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat

    08/01/2019 2:26:47 PM PDT · by Rio · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/2019 | Jana Winter
    The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News. (Read the document below.) The FBI intelligence bulletin from the bureau’s Phoenix field office, dated May 30, 2019, describes “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists,” as a growing threat, and notes that it is the first such report to do so. It lists a number of arrests, including some that haven’t been publicized, related to violent incidents motivated by fringe beliefs. The document specifically mentions QAnon, a shadowy network that believes in a deep state conspiracy...
  • Phoenix mayor apologizes for bad police behavior.

    06/17/2019 4:03:11 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/16/2019 | CNN Wire
    The mayor of Phoenix apologized to a family who said that police drew guns on them after an alleged shoplifting incident at a Dollar Store last month. “I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting with a family and young children,” Mayor Kate Gallego said in a statement.
  • Man shot in the groin with pepper ball at Trump protest suing Phoenix

    06/08/2019 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 6/7/19
    PHOENIX – The man shot in the groin with a non-lethal weapon by police during a protest outside a 2017 Phoenix appearance by President Donald Trump intends to sue the city. Joshua Cobin told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday that seeing Facebook posts by police officers that mocked the incident pushed him to file a precursor to a lawsuit this week. The posts were in the news after this week’s release of the Plain View Project, a database of public Facebook activity by current and former police personnel in eight cities, including Phoenix. The project’s website says the posts and comments selected were...
  • Video: Woman spins wildly during Piestewa Peak helicopter rescue

    06/05/2019 9:08:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    KTAR Phoenix ^ | 6/4/2019 | Kevin Stone
    PHOENIX – The Phoenix mountain rescue of a hiker in her 70s created a stir Tuesday when video showed her rescue basket spinning wildly under the helicopter that carried her to safety. Video of the Piestewa Peak rescue on ABC15’s Facebook page had more than 2 million views within six hours of being posted. First-responders with the Phoenix fire and police departments said extreme spinning was rare during what’s called a hoist rescue, but they’ve seen it before and have a plan for how to handle it. “Sometimes when we bring the helicopter up from the ground, it will start...
  • LET Exclusive – Is Maricopa County Controlled by George Soros?

    05/14/2019 9:19:05 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 5 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 05/14/19 | James E. Lewis
    George Soros contributed at least $2 million to the campaign of Paul Penzone when he challenged Sheriff Joe Arpaio two years ago. Maricopa County and the Phoenix metroplex are large areas… but this was still an election for a county sheriff. You have to wonder why the notorious billionaire would invest so much in Penzone’s campaign. But to answer that question, you only need look as far as Penzone’s Chief of Staff and Special Counsel, Stephanie Fleischman Cherny.
  • State Seeks Public Comment on Proposed New Interstate [AZ]

    05/09/2019 12:49:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | May 7, 2019 | Ariana Brocious
    The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its first-stage environmental review of a proposed new interstate from the border to north of Phoenix. The agency wants the public to weigh in on the controversial proposal, and is holding public meetings in Tucson and Marana this week. Three years ago, the state transportation department began evaluating the possibility of a new interstate highway, called I-11, which would connect traffic from the Mexican border to the Nevada border. In 2015 a federal act identified the route as a high-priority corridor eligible for federal funding. State transportation spokesperson Laura Douglas says her agency...
  • When Loretta Met Bill on the Tarmac

    05/02/2019 12:05:51 PM PDT · by billorites · 72 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 2, 2019 | Eric Felten
    What happened when Bill Clinton met then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the west side of Phoenix Sky Harbor airport between 7 and 8 PM on June 27, 2016? Just days before Hillary Rodham Clinton was to be interviewed by the FBI about her mishandling of classified emails, the former president intercepted the AG on her plane. Was it just a “casual” and “unscheduled” encounter, as the head spokesperson for the Department of Justice maintained? Or was the former president stalking Lynch to urge her to go easy on his wife? We have a new window on what may have gone on...
  • Phoenix: Vision Zero Plan on City Agenda to lower speed limits

    04/19/2019 11:04:31 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 28 replies
    Sal Urgent Alert ^ | 04/19/19 | Sal DiCiccio
    URGENT ALERT: IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DOUBLE YOUR TRIP TIMES AROUND TOWN - AND LIKELY YOUR TAXES - READ THIS AND COME TO COUNCIL NEXT TUES With zero public notice, the City of Phoenix has put a plan on agenda for next week called "Vision Zero". The major policy focus of this plan is a massive reduction in speed limits across ALL city streets. Boston adopted this program a few years ago and reduced all City streets to 25MPH. When that didn't work - and by "work" they mean eliminating ALL roadway fatalities - they developed a plan to...