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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 12.04.2014 | 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...

David Lohr

Firefighters Charge Family Nearly $20,000 After Home Burns Down

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.11.2013 | Weird News

An Arizona couple recently left homeless when their mobile home burned to the ground couldn't believe their eyes when they received a bill for nearly ...

Joe Arpaio To Fight Racially-Charged Ruling

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Attorneys for hard-line Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's ruling ordering the appointment of a monitor to...

Buy It, and They Will Come: How Land Grows People

Anita Verma | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Anita Verma

I recently had the privilege of meeting Judd Herberger, a family name that is well known in all of Arizona. While I had attended performances at the H...

With Liberty and Justice for All? Not in Maricopa County

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 09.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

Looking within my home state, I am reminded of how far we have to go to fully actualize the dream that generations of leaders like our Founding Fathers, Dr. King, and thousands of others have fought so hard to make a reality.

WATCH: Jails Go Vegetarian

Posted 09.26.2013 | Crime

A jail going vegetarian almost sounds like a progressive move -- perhaps the Meatless Mondays folks have made a strong impression? But no, Sheriff...

Sheriff's Employee Shot In Driveway, Wounded

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX -- Police say a detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona has died after being shot in the driveway of his home. ...