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Colorado baker sued again over alleged LGBTQ bias

A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple went on trial Monday in yet another lawsuit, this one involving a birthday cake for a transgender woman. Autumn Scardina attempted to order the birthday cake on the same

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YCSO Seeking Suspect who shot at Occupied Vehicle during Road Rage Incident

On March 19, 2021, just after 2 pm, deputies responded to a reported road rage incident that occurred on Walker Road near the South Shore entrance to Lynx Lake, Prescott, AZ. The suspect vehicle is described as a late 1990’s to early 2000’s white Toyota-4 Runner, slightly lifted, with white bumpers towing a single axle

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EXPLAINER: Chauvin’s lawyer is outnumbered, but has help

As trial approaches for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, the early proceedings suggest it’s not exactly a fair fight. No fewer than four attorneys have appeared for the prosecution so far, compared to a single attorney to defend Derek Chauvin. Many other lawyers are working for the prosecution behind the

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Deputy’s Foot Pursuit leads to the Arrest of Warrant Suspect in Yarnell

On March 15, 2021, deputies in the community of Yarnell arrested 25-year-old Jessica Nodal after a brief foot pursuit and Taser deployment. Deputies were aware Nodal had 2 warrants, one out of Arizona and the other from California for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Deputies were alerted by a 911 call to Nodal’s location in

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Ex-politician in prison in adoption scam gets 5 more years

A former Phoenix politician already in prison on a six-year sentence for operating an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands was ordered to serve another five years behind bars for defrauding Arizona’s Medicaid system in a scam to get taxpayer-funded health coverage for the birth mothers, even though he knew they didn’t

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