FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An Indiana man convicted of child abuse for forcing his grandsons on a grueling hike in the Grand Canyon is seeking relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. The federal appeals court had rejected Christopher Carlson's argument that the evidence was insufficient and that the jury wasn't instructed properly. Carlson was convicted on three counts of child abuse stemming from a 19-mile hike in August 2011 and sentenced to 27 months in prison.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A man and woman have been arrested in a series of shoplifting incidents involving baby formula at Scottsdale-area grocery stores since May. Scottsdale police say Jose Gonzalez and an unidentified woman are accused in connection with 22 instances where baby formula was stolen from various stores and then sold for a profit online. Police say the two admitted to selling the formula to support $100-per-day drug habits.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican man is in custody for trying to smuggle nearly one ton of marijuana into southern Arizona in a shipment of squash. Border Patrol agents say the man was stopped Monday at the Port of Nogales, where a drug-sniffing dog alerted to pot inside the shipment. Officers found three pallets of weed worth nearly $1 million.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - It wasn't the kind of rescue Yuma firefighters usually handle. This one involved a cat with its head stuck in a dog food can that was brought to Station No. 4 by two women who found the cat in the street. KNXV-TV says the women told fire crews the cat was walking blindly and was nearly hit by a car. A firefighter cut off the can and freed the cat. The women took the feline to see if they could find its home.
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