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Mesa Arizona

Astoria Characters: The Gal of Grand Gestures

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.08.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's too hard to sit still, and there's no point to it. Life equals kinetic energy, which is why Verunka Vlkova-Fierro plugs in the 6-foot-long sign as soon as she makes her entrance into the living room.

Can a Red State Turn Green? Arizona Says Yes

Natalie Compagno | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Travel is about breaking down stereotypes, questioning prejudices and exploring new concepts. At least that's my advice to fellow travelers, which of course is meant exclusively for them and not me.

3 Farms That Represent the Community Spirit of Mesa, Arizona

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Katka Lapelosová

Traveling from New York City, where even amongst 8.2 million people it's still possible to feel lonely, Arizona instantly made me feel at home. As a guest of Visit Mesa, I was provided with the chance to experience what this area had to offer, by exploring the unique farming communities in the area.

Arias Defense Focuses On Sex, Secrets, Religion

Associated Press | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense attorneys for convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Wednesday sought to portray the victim as a man torn between his devout Mormon...

A Love Letter To Mesa

Love Letters | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Love Letters

We know that being active is not a hobby but a way of life, with your lakes and rivers and hikes as far as the eye can see. The most common type of rainbow in this town is the one on the side of hot air balloons; you might not have a lot of rain, but you still have a lot of color.

Court Can't Shut Out Media In Arias Case

Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court ruled Monday that the public should be able to watch testimony in the Jodi Arias trial, overruling a judge's...

Arias Judge Bars Public From Witness' Testimony

Associated Press | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in the Jodi Arias trial took the highly unusual step Thursday of barring the public from watching the first witness called ...

David Lohr

Arias Trial Unexpectedly Halted | David Lohr | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX -- The Jodi Arias penalty retrial was halted for unexplained reasons Thursday afternoon. "Ladies and gentleman, we do not need you for the ...

David Lohr

Arias Juror Dismissed After Seeking Out Nancy Grace | David Lohr | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Arizona -- The second juror in two days has been excused from the Jodi Arias penalty retrial. Judge Sherry Stephens excused juror No. 9 We...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias' Defense Attorney Warns Jury About Naked 'Close Up Shots' | David Lohr | Posted 10.22.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Arizona -- The sexual undertone of the Jodi Arias penalty retrial surfaced early on day one, when Arias' defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi, warned...

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LIVE: Updates from The Jodi Arias Trial | David Lohr | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Arizona -- A year ago, Jodi Arias left this courthouse a convicted murderer. Now, she returns to find out if her next stop will be death row....

Monsters and Aliens: Arizona's Alternative Culture

La Carmina | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

Did you expect Arizona to have such spooky culture?

David Lohr

Inside The Mind Of Jodi Arias | David Lohr | Posted 01.24.2013 | Crime

In a few short weeks, Jodi Arias has become the most talked-about criminal defendant since Casey Anthony. The 32-year-old photographer is fighting ...

David Lohr

Accused Murderer Jodi Arias Makes A Killing On eBay | David Lohr | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

UPDATE (Oct. 18): As convicted murderer Jodi Aria's art website continues to generate controversy, a prison official has told ABC News there is little...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'I'm Not The Brightest Person, But I Don't Think I Could Stab Him, I'd Have To Shoot Him' (UPDATED) | David Lohr | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime

Jodi Arias' police interrogation video was played in court again Wednesday as her murder trial continued in Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona....

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'If I Was Going To Ever Try To Kill Somebody, I Would Use Gloves' | David Lohr | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

A video recording of Jodi Arias being interrogated by police was the centerpiece of evidence presented during day seven of Arias' murder trial. "I ...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'If I Killed Travis, I Would Beg For The Death Penalty' | David Lohr | Posted 03.16.2013 | Crime

Monday was a day filled with developments in the trial of Jodi Arias. Nude photos of the defendant were put on display for the jury -- and anyone watc...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Confronted About Stolen Handgun In 2008 Video | David Lohr | Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

Prosecutors at the start of Day Six of Jodi Arias' murder trial focused on a .25 caliber handgun that was stolen from her grandparents' home days befo...

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Arias: 'No Jury Will Convict Me' | David Lohr | Posted 01.11.2013 | Crime

Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial heard a bold statement Thursday that the accused femme fatale made during a television interview. "No jury is...

David Lohr

Arias Told Police She Is ‘Afraid’ Of Guns | David Lohr | Posted 01.09.2013 | Crime

When detectives interviewed Jodi Arias about her ex-boyfriend's homicide, she told them that she was afraid of guns, according to an audio recording p...

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Jodi Arias Had Fling Day After Travis Alexander's Murder, Witness Testifies | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The once-budding love interest of Jodi Arias testified Wednesday that he had a heated make-out session with her just a day after her ex-boyfriend Trav...

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Jury Gets Graphic Details Of Travis Alexander's Slaying | David Lohr | Posted 01.09.2013 | Crime

The jury learned gruesome details about the violent death of 30-year-old Travis Alexander during day three of the Jodi Arias murder trial on Tuesday. ...

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Travis Alexander Told Jodi Arias He Was ‘Nothing More Than A Dildo’ | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Testimony continued to get heated during day two of Jodi Arias' murder trial Thursday, when a prosecution witness read an alleged message in court, in...

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Follow Day 2 Of Trial Of Woman Accused Of Boyfriend's Stabbing, Shooting Death | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

MESA, Ariz. -- Prosecutors presented a phone recording of murder suspect Jodi Arias' first conversation with police in court today on the second day o...

Woman Kills Ex Out Of Jealousy Or Self-Defense? Jodi Arias' Trial Begins

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Jodi Arias broke down crying on the first day of her long-awaited murder trial as a prosecutor described the gruesome stabbing and shooting death of h...