August 10, 2020

Legal Beat

Former Caretaker in Mohave County Sentenced to 5 years for Escape and Theft

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 65-year-old Michael Thomas DeArmond, a former caretaker who worked in the Kingman area, was sentenced to five years in prison for Escape and Theft. In 2018, DeArmond was originally arrested for violating the terms of his probation stemming from a 2015 case (CR-2015-00159). DeArmond was released from custody in May

National

NAU professors examine the role racial disparities play in mortality rates of rural, urban residents

Researchers have long found that general mortality estimates for whites and African Americans have consistently shown that black death rates exceed white rates. However, there is limited information on historical trends in mortality rates between older black and white adults living in urban societies compared with rural communities. A paper recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

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