Naked body in Tempe remains mystery
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities hope an autopsy will give clues to the identity of a woman whose naked, lifeless body was found Saturday in a Tempe street.
Tempe police spokesman Mike Pooley said the victim was "brutally murdered" but declined to give details beyond that she suffered from "severe trauma."
Police believe the woman was killed elsewhere and dumped Saturday in a quiet, middle-class Tempe neighborhood, for unknown reasons.
Authorities say investigators have received a number of tips but none have led to a suspect.
No arrests have been made.
Police: 10-year-old killed in Ariz. crash
SCOTTSDAL, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after a minivan crashed into a light pole in Scottsdale.
Police say the boy died at the scene early Tuesday and two other suffering minor injuries. According to police, the boy was a passenger in the vehicle.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said an adult male grabbed the wheel of the minivan causing the female driver to lose control and slam into the light pole.
According to Graves, the female driver did not have any type of medical condition which would have caused the passenger to grab the wheel.
The crash remains under investigation.
Arizona guardsman sentenced on Mass. drug charges
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SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A sergeant in the Arizona National Guard who served in Iraq has been sentenced to three years in a Massachusetts prison after pleading guilty to his role in a scheme to move $1 million worth of cocaine from Mexico to Canada.
Gerardo Flores of Tucson was sentenced Monday in Salem Superior Court on drug charges.
The 29-year-old Flores was 1 of 3 men arrested at a Peabody hotel in December 2011 by Massachusetts police acting on a tip from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The cases against the other two men are pending.
Authorities say they were moving nearly 25 pounds of cocaine.
The Salem News reports that the judge took into account Flores' military service at sentencing.
Flores' lawyer called his client's involvement in the scheme an "aberration."
ACLU to unveil app on Ariz. immigration law
PHOENIX (AP) - Want to report immigration abuses in Arizona? There's an app for that.
KPHO-TV reports that a new mobile app aimed at reporting abuses stemming from the state's harsh SB1070 immigration law is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
The app is part of a bilingual campaign to encourage state residents to report abuses under Arizona's anti-illegal immigration.
Other facets of the campaign include multimedia presentations, videos and interactive Web features for people to report abuses.
The ACLU set up a community hotline for people to report cases of racial profiling and illegal detention after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a section of the law a year ago.
Rosemont Mine's water permit upheld
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - An administrative judge has ruled that opponents have failed to prove that a proposed new open pit mine near Tucson would harm groundwater supplies.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Law Judge Thomas Shedden upheld last week the Rosemont Mine's aquifer protection permit from the state. He said opponents didn't show that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's granting of the permit was "arbitrary, unreasonable, (or) unlawful".
The permit allows Rosemont Copper Co. to discharge materials if it can show that it's using the best-known technology to prevent pollutants from reaching groundwater.
Shedden's ruling dismisses 19 issues raised by 11 individuals and five environmental groups opposing the proposed mine. They contended the state permit will allow Rosemont Copper to pollute local groundwater supplies.
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