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April 21, 2021 in

18-year-old Edward Crocker dies after speeding driver crashes car in south Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ - A teen is dead after a driver lost control of his car and hit a pickup truck in south Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon. Police said a 19-year-old and two 18-year-olds were in a Nissan Altima heading west when the driver lost control and went into the eastbound lanes, hitting a Chevy...
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April 15, 2021 in

Sanchez family of four hospitalized after getting hit by suspected drunk driver near Dewey-Humboldt

DEWEY-HUMBOLDT, AZ - A family of four, including two young children, are recovering at hospitals in Phoenix after getting hit by an alleged drunk driver near Dewey-Humboldt on Easter Sunday. Dewey-Humboldt is located in the high desert of Northern Arizona and is 85 miles north of Phoenix and 12 miles east of Prescott. According to...
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April 12, 2021 in

Couple Recovering from a Food Truck Explosion in Queen Creek

GILBERT, AZ - Amber and Robert Everson are lucky to be alive after their food truck burst into flames while they were inside of it. The couple owns the Bama BBQ 4 Ever food truck. On Thursday, April 8th, 2021 they were working at an event in Gilbert. At the end of their shift,...
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April 6, 2021 in

Family mourns loss in US 60 wrong way crash that killed five people

MORRISTOWN, AZ - Family and friends are confirming the names of four of the five people killed in a fiery wrong-way crash late Friday, April 2, 2021. DPS says 37-year-old Michael Glen Sytsma was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the U.S. 60 when he slammed into an SUV near Morristown, killing all...
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March 28, 2021 in

Seven children taken to valley hospital after serious crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ - Seven children were hurt in a serious crash in Phoenix Sunday evening. Three of them are in critical condition.  The 2-car accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. on March 28, 2021, near 71st Avenue and Buckeye Road.  Video taken by our crews at the scene showed a silver minivan-type vehicle turned...
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March 25, 2021 in

Motorcyclist Ethan Voorhees from Mesa was killed on Loop 202

MESA, AZ - Ethan Voorhees died after a motorcycle crash on the freeway in Mesa, Arizona on Thursday, March 25, 2021. It happened on the southbound side of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway near Elliot Road sometime before 6 p.m.  The Department of Public Safety says 18-year-old Ethan Voorhees was speeding with a group...
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March 3, 2021 in

Nairah Johnson, 4-years-old, killed in Glendale Walmart parking lot after being hit by a truck

GLENDALE, AZ - A 4-year-old girl was killed, and three other family members were injured after they were struck by a truck in a Walmart parking lot in Glendale. The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on March 3, 2021, in the parking lot near 56th and Northern avenues. City of Glendale spokesperson...
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March 2, 2021 in

Semi-Truck and SUV collide, At least 13 people killed in crash west of Yuma

IMPERIAL, CA - Yuma news outlets KYMA and KECY say at least 13 people were killed in a crash near Imperial, California just west of Yuma on March 2, 2021, at about 6:00 a.m. According to the El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), 25 passengers were riding in an SUV that crashed into a...
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February 25, 2021 in

Queen Creek community mourning the loss of Ava Mericle, 15-years old, killed in a car crash

QUEEN CREEK, AZ  - Devastation and heartbreak consume the Casteel High School community after a 15-year-old student died in a car crash on Feb. 16 on her way to school. "Of course, I'm going to miss her," said Ava Mericle's friend, Noah Mayer. "Ava always had a smile on her face," said Carly Burton,...
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February 25, 2021 in

Why we don’t talk about sexual violence against boys — and why we should.

On February 28, the Washington Post magazine will include an in-depth story from reporter Emma Brown – excerpted from her upcoming book To Raise a Boy.   The article includes prominent coverage of Adele Kimmel’s Title IX work at Public Justice. Our attorneys Stanley Marks and Richard Traulsen, have a decades-long commitment to Public Justice.     Adele has worked...
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