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Undercover Video Of Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Bestiality

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested by undercover deputies in Arizona after traveling across the country to have sex with a horse, a sheriff's spokes...

Christina Wilkie

So Many Want To Hear Donald Trump Speak, They Need Bigger Venues

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The size of the crowds who want to hear Donald Trump speak has pushed organizers to find larger venues for two upcoming events in Arizon...

Sheriff Arpaio Admits Violating Court Order In Racial Profiling Case

AP | Jacques Billeaud | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for immigration crackdowns and a defiant political style has offered to publicly apologize and fork out mone...

David Lohr

The Next Chapter Of The Jodi Arias Saga Has Yet To Be Written

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.05.2015 | Crime

Jodi Arias will pay for killing her ex-boyfriend -- but will that crime cost the 34-year-old woman her life? The Arizona jury now deliberating ove...

Arpaio To Seek Seventh Term

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Jan 30 (Reuters) - Controversial Phoenix area sheriff Joe Arpaio told supporters Friday he would run for a seventh term at the helm of law enforceme...

Arias Sentencing Retrial Delayed Again

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Testimony that was expected to resume Monday in Jodi Arias' sentencing retrial was postponed to let lawyers interview a witness whose...

Taxpayer Costs For Arias' Defense Top $2.7 Million

Associated Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — The cost to Arizona taxpayers for Jodi Arias' defense now tops $2.7 million, and the figure will keep rising as her penalty phase ret...

Joe Arpaio May Face Contempt Charges

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge moved a step closer to pursuing possible contempt charges against Arizona la...

Witnesses For Arias Won't Testify In Open Court

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for Jodi Arias have asked a judge to take the death penalty off the table at her sentencing retrial because three witnesses o...

Court Tosses Ruling That Shielded Arias Witness

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has thrown out a ruling that barred the public from watching the first witness called by Jodi Arias at the convicted...

Officer Shoots Inmate Who Escaped Hospital

AP | Posted 12.28.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A sheriff's detention officer shot and killed a jail inmate in Phoenix who slipped out of his restraints, ran away and struggled with...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Once Again Stares Death In The Face

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

The sex life of Jodi Arias took center stage at her murder trial, and most of the lurid details -- the sex games, the role playing, the dirty pillow t...

Jury To Be Seated In Arias Penalty-Phase Retrial

Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be sworn in next week as prosecutors again seek a death sentence...

Arias' Day Of Reckoning Nears

Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers began individually questioning prospective jurors for the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the next st...

Potential Jurors Return To Court In Arias Retrial

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers began individually questioning prospective jurors for the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the next st...

Attorneys Work To Pick Jury In Arias Retrial

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potent...

Arias Defense Costs Top $2.5 Million

Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers have topped $2.5 million and will continue to mount during a second penalty phase aime...

Jury Selection Resumes In Arias Retrial

Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence. On M...

Dozens Of Possible Jurors In Arias Case Dismissed Over Media Blitz

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a...

Joe Arpaio Calls For Felony Charges Against Jeff Flake's Son

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

(Updates with quotes from Arpaio, lawyer for dog owners) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An Arizona sherif...

Mother Of Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson Released From Prison

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

Elizabeth Johnson, an Arizona woman convicted in the Christmastime 2009 disappearance of her son, Gabriel Johnson, has been freed from prison. John...

Why It's More Important Than Ever to Keep an Eye on Health Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

After writing a couple weeks back that we need to keep an eye on profit-hungry health insurers to make sure they are not refusing to pay for medically necessary care, I got a flood of emails and tweets from people with stories to share.

Member Of Arias' Defense Gets Banned From Visiting Jail

Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime

An Arizona sheriff's office barred a member of Jodi Arias' defense team from visiting her in jail, because the aide allegedly tried to smuggle a drawi...

Arpaio Sticks It To Inmates On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has planned a particularly economical meal for the roughly 7,500 to 10,000 inmates in his jail system thi...

Counties That Send The Most People To Death Row Show A Questionable Commitment To Justice

Radley Balko | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Last week, I looked at a recent study by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) which finds that the vast majority of executions and death row in...