Category: Arizona Sports

Brother Shoots Brother, Commits Suicide

A man shoots his brother and turns the gun on himself.  Spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto with Peoria police says police were called out to the Lake Pleasant Village Apartment complex just before midnight about a family altercation.  Jacinto says a 45-year-old man was in town from California with his mother   visiting his younger brother.  A heated argument broke out between the two brothers and the younger brother pulled a gun and shot his big brother.  The younger brother then turned the gun on himself.  The 36-year-old brother was airlifted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The older brother is listed in critical condition and is expected to survive.    Jacinto says the mother and two family friends were in the home and witnessed the shootings. It’s unknown what the fight was about and the investigation is ongoing. LISTEN HERE — Kris...

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Rash of Burglaries Occurring In Sun City-Area

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning Sun City-area residents to be on the look out for burglars who’ve committed a rash of home break-ins lately. The Sheriff says there have been 40 such burglaries so far in Sun City and Sun City West. Arpaio says the crooks kick their way into victims’ homes through a front, side or back door while the residents are gone. They move quickly, taking off with flat-screen T.V’s or other electronics, jewelry or firearms. Witnesses report two to three suspects but their race is unknown, although one is said to be a hispanic female. Reported getaway vehicles include a red or maroon hatchback S-U-V,  a tan Chevy Malibu or Impala, and a faded blue and green car of unknown make and model. If you can have any information on these burglaries you’re asked to call M-C-S-O at 602-876-1011. –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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Governor Brewer Endorses Candidate Smith

Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Smith’s campaign gets a huge endorsement Thursday morning  from none other than Governor Jan Brewer.  The Governor joined Smith, the ex Mesa mayor who stepped down this year to run for Governor, at Mesa Cubs Stadium to make the announcement. The venue is significant in breaking the news because it represents the long-fought triumph of both in preventing the Chicago Cubs spring training from leaving Arizona. The Governor says Smith is like her politically:  a man who adheres to the truth even at the cost of incurring the wrath of fellow G-O-P conservatives.  Brewer cites her own battles with tea party Republicans who fought her on issues like the Prop 100 tax hike for education and Medicaid Expansion.  Smith was an ally on both issues. She also says he’s got the experience making him battleground-tested for the job of succeeding her. The Governor’s public support for Smith comes slightly less than three weeks before the August 26th election and some polls showing him lagging behind opponents.  But both say Brewer’s endorsement is not too late in the game and, if anything, it will only bring momentum to Smith’s campaign and bolster funding as well. –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;...

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Hikers Fall At Echo Canyon

Three people have been injured after dropping 30 feet off Echo Canyon.  Fire Captain Mark Vanacore with the Phoenix Fire Department says three hikers were rappelling down Echo Canyon’s Mountain Trail from about 200 feet when they dropped leaving two people unconscious.  One adult male and one teenage boy were found unconscious and suffered serious injuries.  The third hiker, a teenage boy, suffered minor injuries and is listed in stable condition.  Vanacore says Echo Canyon will be closed for the most of day while authorities investigate the accident. — Kris...

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Hit and Run Investigation

Tempe police are investigating a serious hit and run.  Lieutenant Michael Pooley says a 29-year-old man was crossing the street at Scottsdale Road and Webber when a red Dodge Durango ran him over.  Pooley says the driver knew he hit someone as he “slowed down momentarily and then continued at a high rate of speed.”  The victim is listed in serious condition.  The victim was not using a crosswalk and crossed mid-block.  Pooley notes if the driver had remained on scene, chances are he would not have been cited for the accident as the victim was at fault.  But now that the driver took off from an accident scene, the suspect will be facing more serious charges. Police will be canvassing local businesses in the area with surveillance cameras looking for video footage of the accident. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a red Dodge Durango with front-end damage, especially on the hood. If you have any information, contact Tempe Police.  — Kris...

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