Homicide suspect escapes from tribal jail
PARKER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a homicide suspect who remains at large after escaping from the Colorado River Indian Tribes jail in Parker in western Arizona.
Authorities in La Paz County say 25-year-old Mickey Anderson was among three men who escaped Sunday by assaulting a detention officer but that the others were apprehended within hours.
A La Paz County Sheriff's spokesman referred questions about the homicide case to a jail police official, Capt. Stuart Harper, who did not immediately return a call Tuesday.
Anderson is described as Native American with close-cropped brown hair or a shaved head and brown eyes. He's 6-foot-1 and weighs 155 pounds.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of Anderson.
Anthem doctor pleads guilty in sex case
PHOENIX (AP) - An Anthem doctor has pleaded guilty to several charges in a sex case involving a child.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman says Dr. Lewis Underwood faces an April 14 sentencing after pleading guilty to sexual conduct with a minor, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted molestation of a child.
Authorities said Underwood was arrested in December 2010 on suspicion of molesting a former employee's then 9-year-old son and that investigators found pornography at his home.
Lawyer accused of murder released from jail
PHOENIX (AP) - A California divorce lawyer accused of murder in Arizona has been released from jail after his case was dismissed.
The release of Robert Fischer of Irvine on Monday night stemmed from a Feb. 28 decision by a judge who concluded the case's evidence didn't support a jury's guilty verdict against Fischer, threw out the conviction and granted a new trial.
Prosecutors are still pursuing the case and plan to appeal the Feb. 28 ruling.
Nearly three months ago, Fischer was convicted of second-degree murder in the December 2010 shooting death of his stepdaughter's husband, 49-year-old Norman "Lee" Radder, in Queen Creek
Fischer was visiting the family when Radder died of a single shot from Fischer's handgun into Radder's right eye after an evening of drinking.
Man sought in case involving faked accident
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the father of a man convicted in the killing of a beating victim whose death was staged as a fatal hit-and-run accident.
A Mohave County Superior Court judge issued the warrant for 52-year-old Todd Sterling Tracy after he failed to appear for a hearing Monday on charges of aggravated assault and hindering prosecution.
Tracy is the father of 23-year-old Jade Sterling Tracy, who pleaded guilty last October to second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of Michael Clayton Clark.
According to the Kingman Daily Miner, Clark's body was found on a road but authorities said it was dumped there after he was beaten elsewhere.
Authorities said Clark was beaten because he's insulted the girlfriend of Todd Tracy, whose charges stem from the killing.
Arizona House to reconsider 2 rejected bills
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House of Representatives will reconsider two Republican bills that members have previously voted down.
Legislators are scheduled to again vote on House bills 2465 by Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler and 2541 by Rep. Kelly Townsend of Mesa on Tuesday. Both bills were voted down last week.
The bill by Mesnard would reduce income taxes once the state is allowed to collect internet sales taxes. Democrats say the taxes are already owed, so the change only closes a loophole.
The Townsend bill would allow Arizona cities and towns to enter restricted federal land without permission in emergencies.
Townsend says she brought back her bill because she thinks she can get the votes needed this time around. Several members were absent the day of the vote.
Arizona ski area says snowmaking saved its season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Faced with one of the area's driest and warmest winter on record, managers of the Arizona Snowbowl ski area outside Flagstaff says its new snowmaking capability saved its season.
The San Francisco Peaks' snowpack is just 57 percent of normal, with winter snowfall of only 90 inches compared with the average of 260 inches.
Snowbowl had its snow guns running often in November and December. The ski season that began Nov. 29 was Snowbowl's first full one for using treated effluent to make snow.
The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the ski area stopped snowmaking operations last week.
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