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Charges dismissed in tot’s death

Craig Rettig was at work the night Peoria police came to his office and took him to the ground. You’re under arrest, they told him, for the murder of Cameron Whetstone. It was all over the news the next day. But a funny thing happened after his high-profile…

Online-gaming case in jeopardy

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Thursday sent gambling-ring charges back to the grand jury because a county prosecutor failed to inform the jury of certain legal facts in getting the indictments. Last Friday, Judge Roland Steinle also threw out all…

Politicians of Sports-Friendly Glendale, Arizona Indicted

Glendale, Ariz., a Phoenix suburb that has become a professional sports mecca through aggressive bond financing, was enveloped in a political dust storm yesterday after four City Council members and the city clerk were indicted on felony charges…

Glendale Officials Face 16 Felony Charges

Glendale’s reputation as a city on the rise was tarnished Tuesday when a majority of its City Council members were hit with felony charges that they had falsified financial-disclosure documents and tried to cover it up. The city had been riding high after…

2 Charged in $10 Mil Investing Scheme

They were the oddest of couples. One had been a Mormon seminary teacher. The other an ex-con. Despite their disparate backgrounds, former Mesa resident Dennis D. Cope and Edgar M. Bias of Houston worked…

Escort Service Co-Owner, Manager Plead Innocent

Two men pleaded innocent in state district court Monday to charges of racketeering and extortion stemming from an investigation into an escort service that has locations in four major cities including Albuquerque. The judge,…

Sermon on the Mount

The drive from Phoenix to Safford can take three and a half to four and a half hours, depending on the traffic and your respect for speed limits. Not because it’s that far; it’s well under 200 miles. But the roads are narrow and treacherous, and the speed…

Pro-Life-Choice

Last month was the 25th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the war over women’s right to abortion is no nearer to being over than it was in 1973. The discourse has been pretty static, barely moving on over 25 years. It’s an ideological war in…

MM&A PRODS., LLC v. YAVAPAI-APACHE NATION

In 2008, MM&A filed a complaint against the Yavapai-Apache Nation, its tribal gaming board, the tribe’s Cliff Castle Casino, and the casino’s board of directors collectively, the Nation), alleging breach of a 2006 “Exclusive Entertainment and Production Agreement”…