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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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February 23, 2021 in

3 people are attacked in Gilbert, Pit bull gets out of backyard

GILBERT, AZ - A roaming dog attacked three people in Gilbert on February 15, 2021.  The dog owner, Avauntee Andrepoint, believes her 12-year-old son did not close the gate properly and her two dogs, a huskie, and a pit bull, escaped. The victims range from a 16-yr-old girl to a man in his 70's....
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February 22, 2021 in

Bobby Kramer killed in wrong-way crash on Interstate 10

CHANDLER, AZ  – Bobby Kramer was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 10 near Chandler Boulevard.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety says it happened at 12:30 a.m on February 10, 2021. Troopers received multiple calls of a wrong-way driver in a silver sedan traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-10 near...
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February 22, 2021 in

3 people are in critical condition after two vehicles crashed in North Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ - Three people are in critical condition after a suspected impaired driver caused a crash in north Phoenix Tuesday night. It happened around 7:30 PM on February 16, 2021, at Seventh Street and Clinton Street, which is just north of Peoria Avenue. According to Police the driver of a silver car crossed...
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