Crime and Safety

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The controversial verdict that cleared a former Mesa police officer of murder in a dramatic shooting captured by a body cam spared Philip “Mitch” Brailsford from a potential prison sentence, but the case is far from over for Mesa taxpayers.

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A 15-year-old underaged driver smokes marijuana and plows into a motorcyclist, who suffers third-degree burns as his bike catches on fire and second-degree burns as he skids on the pavement.

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Massage Envy therapists in the East Valley have been accused of sexual assault multiple times over the past decade, joining the spate of customer complaints across the country.

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More than a year after a young Chandler woman was struck and killed by an accused red-light runner, her grieving mother’s quest for justice will continue for at least another month as the case percolates through Chandler City Court.

Other Local News

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A plan to preserve Falcon Field’s rich history as a World War II training base seemed so simple and laudable on the surface – but it’s still encountering a bumpy ride.

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Mesa author Dan Baldwin is being nationally recognized for two of his books – one harkening to the Old West and the other reflecting one of his other preoccupations – chasing ghosts. 

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Several months after swastikas were posted outside Perry High School, students are displaying an alternative message by building a giant menorah. 

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Franki Buckman has taken charge of one of the nation’s foremost performance driving schools with the energy of the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats in her stable of racing machines.

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Two Chandler Republican legislators and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are taking the first steps to craft legislation to ensure that Arizonans with preexisting conditions can still buy health insurance if federal courts strike down the Affordable Care Act.

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The farm-to-table philosophy takes on a literal meaning when Greenhouse Gardens serves up its own produce for a five-course dinner party on Nov. 17. 

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TUCSON — Acknowledging it hasn’t quite worked as promoted, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take a new look at legislation he signed three years ago that pretty much stripped cities of their ability to regulate vacation rentals.