VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 14   |  April 6, 2016

By Linda Bentley | april 6, 2016

Lipsky resigns over town manager vote

Jankowski squeaks through 4-3 split council vote with one-year contract

CAVE CREEK – Call to the Public brought Bill Allen to the podium to advise council Tony Geiger was now chair of the Water Advisory Committee and Betsy Wise was vice chair. He also said there were two or three people who have come forward with interest in serving on the committee that will be brought to council for consideration.

By Linda Bentley | april 6, 2016

Carefree eliminates permits for open house signs

CAREFREE – With no one wishing to speak during Call to the Public and no updates for Current Events, Mayor Les Peterson began Tuesday night’s meeting by announcing all the members of council signed their acknowledgement of the recently passed Code of Conduct ordinance and said copies are retained on file with the town clerk.

By Linda Bentley | april 6, 2016

Cave Creek Bike Week opens to fatality and lane closures

CAVE CREEK – A motorcyclist identified as Scott Edwards Jr., 36, of Glendale was transported to Honor Health Deer Valley Hospital on Sunday with life-threatening injuries, and where he was later pronounced dead, following an accident at the intersection of Cave Creek and School House roads.

By Linda Bentley | april 6, 2016

Cruz may have bamboozled the citizens of Texas in 2012 Senate bid

One cannot be considered both ‘naturalized’ and ‘natural born’

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – On March 10, Attorney Stephen Pidgeon, lead counsel for the North American Law Center sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos on behalf of a legal citizen and voter in Texas, as well as in the public interest of the nation, questioning if, when Cruz ran for, was elected and certified by the Texas Secretary of State as the new U.S. Senator representing the people of Texas, he was a legal citizen of Canada.

By Linda Bentley | april 6, 2016

Ducey signs bill requiring aliens serve same sentences as citizens

PHOENIX – Last week Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2451, pertaining to the release of prisoners with deportation orders, into law.

HB 2451 repeals A.R.S. § 41-1604.14, which allowed the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) to release certain prisoners to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after serving only half of their sentences, providing they were convicted of a lower level class 3, 4, 5 or 6 felony, not convicted of a homicide related or sexual assault offense, and not a repeat or dangerous offender.

By Linda Bentley | april 6, 2016

May 17 Special Election approaches to amend AZ Constitution

‘… let’s stop paying lawyers and start paying teachers’

PHOENIX – Early voting begins on April 20 for the May 17 Special Election during which voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject two constitutional amendments via propositions 123 and 124.

Prop 123 proposes amendments to Article X, Section7 and Article XI of the Arizona Constitution by adding Section 11, relating to education finance.

april 6, 2016

Call of Election

Public Notice Of Town Of Carefree

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Carefree will hold elections as follows:

*Primary Election: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

april 6, 2016

Failed smuggling attempt results in two fatalities

On the night of March 28 a failed smuggling attempt resulted in the tragic death of two in an attempt to evade law enforcement.

At approximately 7:45, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents observed a group of suspected illegal immigrants exiting a desert area and running to a vehicle parked in a gas station parking lot near Andrade, California. The suspects entered the vehicle and fled the area. The suspect vehicle subsequently collided with a semi-truck on Interstate 8, causing injury to four individuals and two fatalities. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. The alleged driver of the vehicle, a 30 year-old U.S. citizen, is currently under investigation for alien smuggling.

april 6, 2016

Border Patrol Agents apprehend man convicted in 2001 drive-by-killing

TUCSONTucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national during the Easter weekend who had been deported after serving 11 years in prison for his involvement in a drive-by shooting in Tucson in 2001.

april 6, 2016

Mexican officials report cross-border tunnel extends approximately 30 feet into U.S.

TUCSONTucson Sector Border Patrol agents, acting on information provided by Mexican authorities Monday, investigated a cross-border tunnel that extends approximately 30 feet into the United States east of the Morley Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona.