It’s August in the desert, and dangerously hot, so anyone looking to avoid certain death is taking a little more precaution when planning their summer outings and errands in the Phoenix Valley. But still, week after week, neglectful parents continue to be charged with child abuse for leaving their small children to bake inside of parked cars. Like clockwork, these stories are appearing around the Valley, and in this latest occurrence, 25-year-old Chanelle Fatali has been arrested for leaving her 2-year-old child locked inside a running car outside of her home in Peoria, AZ. Neighbors spotted the child and notified

About a year ago, Yanira Maldonad, an American citizen and mother of seven, was accused of smuggling drugs into the United States from Mexico. She had been targeted as a “blind mule” and had drugs hidden under her seat on a public bus. When the drugs were found by authorities, she explained she had no clue how they ended up there. Luckily for her, she was proven innocent because of a surveillance recording. But most travelers are not as lucky as Maldonado. Often times, those who are caught trafficking drugs end up behind bars, even if they were targeted as

Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Arrested for Super Extreme DUI

P.J. Tucker, a Phoenix Suns player, was arrested in May of 2014 for a super extreme DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tucker was pulled over by a police officer after he drove through a stop sign in his 2011 Mercedes Benz near North Buckboard Trail and East Camelback Road at 12:30 AM on May 10.  He continued to drive while straddling two lanes northbound on Scottsdale Road. Thick and Slurred Speech Tucker’s speech was considered “thick and slurred” when he talked to the police officer and there was reportedly a strong alcohol odor emanating from him.  He was ordered to do

Korean Baby Dies While Parents Played Video Game

Every day children tragically die. Many times, these children are suffering from parental neglect, which leads to a life lost at a young age. One story of neglect caught film maker, Valerie Veatch’s attention. Love Child Valerie was in Rome when she heard of a Korean baby that had starved to death because his parents were too busy playing video games. Sarang (meaning “love” in Korean) was only three months old when he died as a result of his parents’ video gaming addiction. Valerie looked deeper into the story to create a film, Love Child, which recently premiered in Korea.

Will Banks Be Funding Legal Marijuana Businesses?

As of 2012, the states of Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.  In addition, medical marijuana is legal in 23 states, including Arizona, and in the District of Columbia. According to the Huffington Post, 12 more states are expected to legalize marijuana very soon.  The industry is expected to grow tremendously with predicted growth by the end of 2014 reaching $2.3 billion. However, marijuana businesses are having a difficult time receiving funding from banks to be able to provide for the increased support of legalized marijuana. House Bill to Fund Marijuana Businesses A bill recently passed in

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