Vol. 14 Issue No. 33 | August 13 – 19, 2008

breaking newsCave Creek Murder Update

Justin Wade Lunsford, indicted for the July 8 murder of Mary Elizabeth Hermann, was released from custody July 30 on $600,000 bond. On Aug. 4, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sally Duncan granted Lunsford a 30-day extension to challenge the grand jury proceedings on the grounds his counsel had been unable to obtain a copy of the grand jury transcript. On Friday the state requested a change of judge and the case has been reassigned to Judge Michael Jones for all further proceedings.

Fire Coverage Advisory Committee to go on field trip

By Linda Bentley | August 13, 2008

fireprotectionHow many people shop by sales tax when going out to dinner?
CAVE CREEK – When the Citizens Fire Coverage Advisory Committee met Monday afternoon, they were presented with a letter from Cave Creek Merchant’s Chamber of Commerce President Marc Peagler stating an emergency occurred, preventing him from attending the meeting as he had planned.

John Washington out, Bill Crawford in race for mayor

By Curtis Riggs | August 13, 2008

Transportation issues key in battles for council, mayor
SCOTTSDALE – With the Sept. 2 primary just a few weeks away there have been a few changes in the race for mayor.

Court dismisses Desert Advocate bankruptcy

seemeyerBy Linda Bentley | August 13, 2008

Karen Seemeyer finds out if blonds have more fun
PHOENIX – While we’ve heard from a number of people Karen Seemeyer has bleached her hair blond, it apparently wasn’t enough of a disguise to foil Saab Financial Services, which finally repossessed the convertible Seemeyer had been hiding.
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Initiatives with marginal signatures to be placed on ballot

By Linda Bentley | August 13, 2008

County recorders claim not enough time to complete verification prior to ballot printing deadline
PHOENIX – On Monday, Secretary of State Jan Brewer provided an update on the qualification of the statewide ballot initiatives submitted.
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illegal12The watch continues at GSOTHEC

Day worker pickups made July 31 and August 9.