PHOENIX (AP) - Attorneys plan to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically racially profiled Latinos. The decision yesterday marks the first finding by a court that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office racially profiles people. The judge also ruled Arpaio's deputies unreasonably prolonged the detentions of people who were pulled over.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a wheelchair-bound woman fatally struck by a vehicle while leaving a high school graduation in Tucson. Northwest Fire District officials say 82-year-old Dorothy Penrod died Thursday night. Penrod was in a group crossing a street without a crosswalk or lights.
PHOENIX (AP) - A proposed zoning change that would allow Chandler residents to keep chickens in their backyards has been tabled until July. The proposed ordinance would allow as many as five hens in residential neighborhoods. The city currently prohibits chickens or any animal that isn't considered a household pet within 200 feet of a residence.
PHOENIX (AP) - Firefighters had to herd horses and other animals to safety while battling a blaze that broke out among some makeshift barns in west Phoenix. KPHO TV says a fire truck was able to maneuver to the barns, chicken coops and other structures and used a jet gun on top of the truck to knock down the flames.
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