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In an effort to increase efficiency and turnaround time, the Biology Unit at the Mesa crime lab, which analyzes DNA, switched to an electronic system as of January 2013.
The Phoenix Suns have a chance to begin their ascension from the ashes this summer. With one lottery pick safely earned among the top five and another still possible — unless Kobe Bryant is intent on dragging the Los Angeles Lakers’ lifeless carcass to the postseason for a public funeral at the hands of San Antonio or Oklahoma City — the first seeds for resurgence are at hand.
By Cecily Markland
Chandler puts the focus on science this week to encourage students and their families to learn more about potential future careers.
Christopher Brock and his nine students in the "honors biotechnology 2" career and technical education class at Williams Field High School in Gilbert this school year have achieved a feat normally associated with professional researchers and scientists.
Southeast Regional Library will hold its first Genealogy Fair Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 for teens and adults.
NEW YORK — Once upon a time, Carrie Bradshaw was a virgin.
A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.
"The Central Park Five" takes an emotionally charged subject — the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of five black and Hispanic teenage boys for the rape of a white female jogger — and makes its case in a straightforward, detached manner.
The Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control is investigating a Tempe bar where Arizona State University student Jack Culolias was last seen during a fraternity-sponsored pledge event attended by dozens of university underclassmen.
Jodi Arias' MySpace page seems frozen in time. There are still pictures of her and one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, scattered throughout the page. The pictures are from happier times, documenting their travels together and their intense, even obsessive relationship lasting five months in 2006 and 2007.
Right now, a red Vans tennis shoe is the strongest lead that Tempe police have in the case of missing Arizona State University student Jack Culolias.
Q: What is Metadata? And after the scandal of General Petraeus, are our emails private from government agencies? - Jeremy
The word rape strikes terror in the hearts of women who are most often the targets of a rapist. Rape, often called sexual assault, is one of the vilest crimes that can be committed. It’s a crime I found in my career that can be uglier than a murder and often more difficult to investigate and solve.
Stacked in police warehouses across the Valley, there are thousands of rape cases with DNA samples that have never been tested, an ABC15 Investigation found.
Guided by executive producer John Lasseter, Walt Disney Animation Studios has clearly devoted significant resources and talent to "Wreck-It Ralph," recruiting a top-notch cast and a diverse array of animation, visual effects and lighting artists to contribute to the distinct and varied vid-game styles. With a mix of retro eye-candy for grown-ups and a thrilling, approachable storyline for the tykes, the film casts a wide and beguiling net.
PHOENIX – For 25 years, Joella Moore wondered what became of her brother after he ran away from his family’s home in Riverside, Calif., at age 16. She came to fear the worst but hoped he had started his life over somewhere.
Additional DNA evidence has enabled Tempe Police to make an arrest in a murder case from 12 years ago, police announced Thursday.
LOS ANGELES — Mike Birbiglia, a stand-up comic with a sleep disorder, stars in, co-writes and makes his directing debut with "Sleepwalk With Me," which is about ... a stand-up comic with a sleep disorder. He plays a Brooklyn bartender simultaneously juggling his desire for onstage success with the girlfriend (Lauren Ambrose) who wants him to commit to her offstage. Then there is the pesky sleepwalking problem that plagues him no matter what he does.
Imagine for a moment you’re a child. Your life isn’t normal. It’s controlled by fear and pain. It’s that way because you’re being raped by your 43-year-old uncle who lives in your home with you and your family.
PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a girl who was sexually abused by a relative is seeking $30 million from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for failing to investigate the case for nearly five years.
Capping off the summer box office with explosive action, "The Expendables 2" offers the send-off that adrenaline junkies are seeking before the more sedate pace of fall releases. As he proved with the original installment, Sylvester Stallone grasps the action-oriented DNA of the films' badass cast of reprobate mercenaries with an intuition derived from dozens of genre roles.
If Mesa police suspect you’re up to no good and want to identify you quickly on the street, it turns out they’d like you to just give them the finger.
Last month I highlighted Jacqueline Winspear’s “Maise Dobbs” series and this month is dedicated to Canadian author Louise Penny and the wonderful world she has created in the fictional setting of Three Pines, a rural Canadian village south of Montreal, just kilometers from the Vermont border.
Every cell of the body continuously carries out biochemical processes that require oxygen. The overall term for this on-going process is metabolism. By-products of this cellular metabolic process are unstable electrons called oxidants or “free radicals.” Unfortunately, these free radicals are not harmless. Their chief danger comes from the damage they incur upon internal cellular structures such as DNA.