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Ugly French tourists wanted for luring, kicking squirrel into Grand Canyon

Needless to say the little guy didn’t make it. The tourists are described as two French-speaking men, wearing only cowboy hats and boxer shorts. The stunt was obviously intended to be funny, but provoked outrage from onlookers, who were as surprised at the men’s actions as was the hapless squirrel, who was friendly and accustomed to humans.

The Jodi Arias Trial

When the trial opened on January 2, 2013, prosecutors portrayed Travis Alexander as a "good man." They asserted Jodi Arias seduced him, stalked him when he broke off the relationship, and finally murdered him in a jealous fit when she discovered he was dating other women. Prosecutor Juan Martinez stated, "This is not a case of whodunit. The whodunit sits in court today."

Jonathan Doody convicted of Arizona Buddhist temple Massacre, again

Janathan Doody, who has been serving a 270-year sentence for the cold-blooded 1991 murders on nine Buddhist monks who witnessed a robbery, has been found guilty, again. His sentencing is set for March 2014. A look back now at the case of a burglary that turned into a mass murder.

Police: Teacher stripped developmentally delayed child as punishment

A teacher in Mesa, Arizona, who was arrested on January 15, 2014, is facing 25 counts of indecent exposure and one count of child abuse after, police say, he stripped the shirt off a developmentally delayed kindergarten girl as a form of punishment.

The man convicted of infecting 45 patients with Hep C is sentenced

Sometimes we report about a case and never get to hear about it’s conclusion. This time, however, in the case of a traveling hospital worker with a drug habit, who knowingly infecting 45 people with the hepatitis C virus, we are glad to say he will be locked away for a very long time.

Armed robbers lose car keys during heist

It was all going so well for the two Phoenix, Arizona, brothers, who allegedly robbed a restaurant, that is until they had make their getaway without their car.

Arizona cop resigns over love affair with MDMA dealer she investigated

An undercover Arizona detective allegedly blew her cover when she had a love affair with the dealer she was investigating.

Watch: Dashboard cam of alleged Facebooking trucker’s collision with police

Police have released the dash-cam video of trucker Jorge Espinoza, allegedly on his smartphone at the time of this deadly May 2013 police roadblock crash in Arizona. Officer Tim Huffman was killed and six vehicles totaled, including Espinoza’s employer’s brand new semi-tractor trailer. This video seems to support the allegation that Espinoza’s driving was distracted by his technology.

Arizona man arrested for selling someone else’s house on Craigslist

From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Arizona man has been arrested for selling a home on Craigslist. The problem? It wasn’t his home.

Records show driver on Facebook at time of deadly crash

A deadly Arizona crash that left a police officer dead prompted investigators to look into the cell phone records of the driver. Sure enough, he was on Facebook when the collision occurred. The records are that precise.

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