Category: Arizona Sports

Tyler Fillis Found

The 24-year-old Peoria man who was reported missing has been found. Lieutenant Ken Morley with the  Prescott Police Department says Tyler Fillis left his Peoria home on July 29 and drove his Jeep station wagon to a campground in Prescott.  A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy found Fillis walking in the   wooded area off of Copper Basin Road, west of Prescott.  Morley says Fillis was disoriented and not sure how he came to be in the area.  Tyler was in good physical condition and released to his father.  The 1998 Jeep Fillis was driving has not been located.  So far, there in no indication anyone else was involved in the incident. — Kris...

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Animal Hoarding Arrests; One Suspect Dead

A check welfare call to a mobile home in Wittman has deputies running into a foul odor, a resident dead inside and a pet hoarding situation.  Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy Joaquin Enriquez says, 78 year old Jerry Brown’s  body was discovered   along with dozens of dogs and cats.  Enriquez says Brown’s body was partially eaten by the pets. Otherwise, he appears to have died of natural causes about a week ago.  Enriquez says an added dilemma involves housing the 50 dogs and cats at Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s MASH Unit for animals.  He says the pets must be screened first before they join other healthy animals at the facility to ensure they’re not carrying any infectious diseases. Brown and two other women arrested are suspected of animal hoarding.  Sixty-one-year-old Heather Phillips (pictured right) was arrested at her New River home after deputies seized 24 of 30 miniature horses, many of which suffered from hooves in such bad condition they could barely walk.  One horse had to be euthanized. Fifty-five-year-old cat rescue worker Sharon Anne Weber (left) of Fountain Hills was also arrested after, M-C-S-O says, she did not obey orders to shrink her cat population.  Deputies found 50 cats in her home and reported being bombarded by such an overpowering stench of cat urine, they had considered bringing in a hazmat team.  Deputies also claim they had to trudge through...

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Boy Igniting Wood Starts House Fire

It could’ve been a lot worse for a Tucson family and their home after a 12 year old boy set fire to wood piles with a lighter Tuesday night. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Tucson Fire department says the boy soaked wood sticks in gasoline located near the wood, but he did not expect the flames to flare up as they did as the porch caught fire. Goldberg says  the panicked boy ran to tell his grandmother about the fire and she called 9-1-1. Fortunately, fire crews snuffed out the flames before they could enter the home.  The fire left minor smoke damage inside the home, but structurally it’s intact, although the porch which took the brunt of the fire is a shambles. Goldberg emphasizes this incident is a good lesson in making sure children have no access to ignition sources.    –Barbara Villa   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;...

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Free Immunization Shots For Kids

It’s Back To School time and parents are in a mad dash to get their kids vaccinated.  The Phoenix Fire Department has come to the rescue again by offering the “Baby Shots” Immunization Clinic.  The Phoenix Fire Department is providing vaccinations to children with no health insurance or the underinsured. Fire Captain Ruben Saavedra says “the goal is to immunize as many children as possible to prevent any serious childhood diseases.”    The Phoenix firefighters, along with trained nurses and healthcare workers, will be on hand to give your child important vaccination shots this Thursday, August 7 at the Deer Valley Community Center.  “Baby Shots” will be offered to children from six-weeks-old to 18-years-old between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Saavedra warns lines could be long. Vaccinations will be given to protect kids from 15 childhood diseases such as measles, mumps and tetanus.   — Kris Dugan...

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Botched Ballot Lawsuit

A Peoria City Council candidate takes legal action after Maricopa County Elections officials leave his name off the ballot for a second time.  Dr. Ken Krieger’s legal team filed a lawsuit in Federal Court today in an effort to Postpone the election.  Attorney Kory Langhofer says “we filed a lawsuit in   Federal Court to stop the election and a special election in November.  The election as it’s proceeding right now is irretrievably flawed.” Krieger’s name was mistakenly left off the original ballot and new ballots were printed.  An error made by the printer left off Krieger’s name for the second time.  Langhofer held an impromptu press conference on the steps of the court house after filing the six-count complaint.    He says “no one can look at this and say that there is some way of unconfusing the voters  of correcting the mistakes that have happened so far.”  He says Dr. Krieger does not believe it’s a conspiracy against him or that his name being left off twice was intentional.  However, in order to rectify the situation and make it a fair election, a judge is going to have to step in and postpone the election.  The government can’t just stop an election as its going and move the date that’s set by statute – not by ordinance to another time – you can’t do that.”  Langhofer went...

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