Saturday, January 22, 2005
Jobless rate down because fewer seeking work PHOENIX -- Arizona's jobless rate dropped sharply in December -- but not because more people are working. Arizona agave could lose protection PHOENIX (AP) -- Wildlife officials want to remove the Arizona agave from the federal endangered species list because the succulent has been found to be a hybrid and not a species of its own.... Body of abducted Wal-Mart clerk found on Texas roadside; surveillance video shows abduction in chilling detail TYLER, Texas (AP) -- The surveillance camera captured the crime in chilling detail: A college student punches out after her night shift as a clerk at a Texas Wal-Mart and walks toward her truck in the parking lot. Suddenly she is attacked by a shadowy figure in a long, dark coat and kidnapped.... New law allows federal recreation areas to charge fees for decade TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Visitors to national forests and other federal lands who had hoped temporary recreation fees would soon vanish will have no such luck.... Report: Equipment failure, miscommunication led to station fire PHOENIX (AP) -- A combination of equipment failure, employee miscommunication and an energy surge led to a power substation fire that ultimately left metropolitan Phoenix at risk for rolling blackouts in the middle of summer, a report found.... A-plant asks OK for use of guns Armed security guards at the Palo Verde nuclear plant could be authorized to shoot and kill intruders believed to be terrorists or anyone else who threatens the nation's largest nuclear power plant, under a bill filed in the Legislature on Thursday. Police hope TV show helps With no new leads and a suspect on the loose, local authorities have turned to America's Most Wanted for help in locating the accused killer of an armored-car guard. Juror says she was pressured to convict A juror who voted to convict boot-camp operator Charles Long of reckless manslaughter now claims her verdict was coerced and other jurors made up their minds before they even began deliberations. Officials urge caution as case of measles confirmed at ASU A case of measles has been confirmed in an adult male visitor to the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Fired cop had porn images on computer A Tucson police investigation of fired Lt. Wendell Hunt's work computer found about 1,100 pornographic images and evidence of pornographic Web sites, according to police reports released Friday.