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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Arizona’

Mesa Shooting Victim Has Ultimate But First, Let Me Take a Selfie Moment

I most certainly require medical attention, but first let me take a selfie. One way to document a traumatic ordeal is to Snapchat it and send it to your friends. Isaac Martinez, who was one of the people shot in the Mesa, Arizona shooting spree on Wednesday, took that route. Arizona Republic reporter Yihyun Jeong tweeted out Martinez’s selfies, one …

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Everyone Must Get a Selfie with This Gold Van Double Parked at a Walmart

In Maricopa, Arizona, there’s a new local celebrity. It’s not a person, but an old, gold van that’s terribly parked in the local Walmart parking lot. For some reason, the golden Oldsmobile Silhouette is the must-selfie location of the year. There’s even a 500+ member Facebook group devoted to discussing and posting selfies with the van. “This group was made …

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Jodi Arias Trial: Death Penalty A Possibility

Jodi Arias could be facing the death penalty if prosecutors of her case have their way. Arias is tied up in an ongoing retrial of the sentencing portion of her 2012 conviction for murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. She claims she did it in self-defense, but prosecutors say Jodi Arias murdered him in a jealous rage after Alexander ended their …

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Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Shot By 9-Year-Old; Should Kids Be Allowed to Handle Guns?

A shooting range instructor from Arizona died on Monday after being shot accidentally by his 9-year-old student. Charles Vacca was training the girl to use an Uzi. In a time when many lawmakers are trying to tighten gun control measures, this accidental shooting has a lot of people questioning whether young children should be allowed to use guns. Vacca was …

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Arizona Botches Execution, Inmate Gasps

Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after his execution commenced Wednesday, and his attorney said that he gasped for breath for much of that time. Wood was convicted of murder in 1989, after killing his estranged girlfriend and her father. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said she was concerned with the amount of time it took for …

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Nancy Pelosi Challenged by Ranchers: Come to Border

Nancy Pelosi kicked up a bit of a fuss when she went recently visited a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. The facility that she was visiting houses unaccompanied children that have managed to come across the U.S. border. While there, Pelosi talked about the humanitarian crisis in Central America that is driving children across the U.S. border. The issue …

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Lake Mead Water Levels Dangerously Low

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States, but Lake Mead is low, and that has some folks worried. Lake Mead was formed by the Hoover Dam, and sits between Nevada and Arizona. It is 112 miles long and supplies water to much of the Southwestern United States. Lake Mead is nearing an all-time low. While that may …

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Amy Van Dyken Rouen Severs Spine in ATV Accident

Amy Van Dyken Rouen, six-time Olympic gold medalist, severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident near her Scottsdale, AZ home on Friday. Van Dyken, 41, and husband Tom Rouen were coming home from dinner Friday night when the ATV she was driving hit a curb in a restaurant parking lot and tumbled down a five- to seven-foot embankment. …

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Military Jet Crashes In Desert: What Went Wrong?

It was a very close call for a pilot who crashed a military plane in the Arizona desert on Friday. A Marine Corps Harrier jet reportedly went down on tribal lands belonging to the Gila River Indian Community. The crash is believed to have occurred at about 2:30 pm MST. According to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor, the wreckage …

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GoDaddy Exec Wants To Be Arizona’s Next Governor

GoDaddy execs are not exactly the kind of people you’d expect to see running for office. After all, the company has made a name for itself with silly ads. While the company itself may not put on a serious front, those who worked behind the scenes are as serious as can be. Christine Jones, a former GoDaddy exec, announced that …

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GoDaddy Executive Running for Arizona Governor

A former GoDaddy executive filed nominating petitions last week to enter the Republican primary for governor of Arizona. Christine Jones, a former legal counsel for the Scottsdale-based website hosting company, submitted her paperwork on Tuesday, the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary. Jones, who calls herself an “unapologetic conservative,” endorses gun rights, border security and …

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Gangs of Chihuahuas Invade Arizona Town, Hunt Kids

Satan. Satan with four legs, aka, tiny chihuahuas are causing chaos in the Phoenix suburb of Maryvale, Arizona. Alongside their mega poop parties, furious lip licking orgies, and chasing school children, the humans over at animal control fear their rapid reproduction tactics. This year, over 6,000 calls were made to animal control concerning the wild little hellions. “We compared the …

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