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Union Defends Officers That Watched Man Drown

They weren't trained in water rescues, Tempe union says

(Newser) - Police officers in Tempe, Ariz., who refused to rescue a drowning man were following their training, which doesn't include water rescues, their union says. "Attempting such a high-risk rescue could easily result in the death of the person in the water and the officer, who could be pulled...

Cop to Drowning Man: 'I'm Not Jumping In'

Three officers in Tempe, Arizona, on leave after they watched a man drown

(Newser) - Three officers in Tempe, Arizona, have been placed on administrative leave after a transcript of their body cam video revealed a chilling scene: They ignored the pleas of a drowning man as he died on May 28, reports Fox10 . "I'm going to drown. I’m going to drown,...

Horniest US City Has Appropriately Hedonistic Name

While Texas cities suffer from a lethargic libido

(Newser) - It looks like Nevada's Paradise is aptly named, at least for those who are yearning for physical human contact after a long year of lockdowns. The city sits at the top of LawnStarter's list of America's "horniest" cities, published in advance of National Sex Day on...

'Hero' NFLer Saves Elderly Woman From Sexual Assault
NFLer Was Walking in a Public
Park. Then, Screams for Help
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NFLer Was Walking in a Public Park. Then, Screams for Help

Patriots lineman Justin Herron, bystander helped stop attempted sexual assault on elderly woman

(Newser) - Police are calling NFL player Justin Herron a hero after he intervened to save an elderly woman from an attempted sexual assault. The 25-year-old, who just wrapped up his rookie season with the New England Patriots, was walking in a public park in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday when he heard...

'Scene From Hell' as Train Derails on Bridge

Crew survives Tempe derailment without injury

(Newser) - A train derailment, massive fire, and partial bridge collapse in Arizona left what one witness describes as a "scene from hell"—but no injuries were reported. Authorities say the Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in the Phoenix suburb of...

Looking for a Paycheck? Here's Where the Jobs Are At

With a relatively low national unemployment rate, it's a good time to be looking for work

(Newser) - New year, new you—and if that revamped version of yourself includes seeking out a change in employer, WalletHub has some suggestions on where you might want to look. The site examined more than 180 major US cities, looking at more than 30 metrics in two main categories: a city'...

After Cops Asked to Leave, #DumpStarbucks Ensues

Coffee chain apologizes to Tempe police department

(Newser) - Starbucks is finding itself in grande trouble with the police department in Tempe, Ariz., after a branch asked six cops to leave on the Fourth of July after a customer complained that they were making him or her uncomfortable, reports ABC News . "Don't appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe...

Uber Not Liable in Self-Driving Crash That Killed Woman

But the driver could still face charges over fatal crash in Arizona last year

(Newser) - An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber isn't criminally liable in a crash last year in which one of its self-driving SUVs fatally struck a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix. But it's not known whether prosecutors are considering charges against the driver in the March 18 crash in Tempe...

A Self-Driving Uber Killed Her. Her Family Targets Where She Died

$10M claim says city of Tempe, Ariz., had brick path that encouraged people to jaywalk

(Newser) - Family members of the first American killed by an autonomous Uber vehicle have settled with Uber itself, but now they're going after an Arizona city for the homeless woman's death. Per the Arizona Republic , Elaine Herzberg, 49, was killed March 18, 2018, in Tempe by an Uber Volvo...

Officer Shoots Teen Who's 'Got a Handgun'—But Didn't

Antonio Arce, 14, was running down an alley

(Newser) - An Arizona police officer Tuesday shot dead a 14-year-old boy who was running away carrying an airsoft gun, CNN reports. The Tempe Police Department officer, identified to media only as Jaen, was responding to a suspicious vehicle in an alleyway when he saw the teen step out of a gray...

Arizona Has Chilly Response to Uber After Self-Driving Crash

Collision-avoidance tech disabled before deadly crash

(Newser) - Uber voluntarily pulled its self-driving cars from Arizona roads after a fatal accident earlier this month but when—or if—they return will be up to the state. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the suspension of the company's self-driving car test program Monday, accusing Uber of not putting public safety...

Uber's Self-Driving Car Was Going 40mph, Didn't Slow

The latest on the crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg

(Newser) - The death of a 49-year-old pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., on Sunday night is being called the first time a person has been killed by a self-driving vehicle, and Wired provides some perspective: "Human drivers kill just 1.16 people for every 100 million miles driven. Waymo and Uber and...

Proposal for City's Stinky Water? Add Pumpkin Spice

It appears petition in Tempe, Ariz., is a joke, but the water can smell and taste awful there

(Newser) - Residents of an Arizona city with foul-smelling, unpalatable drinking water have proposed a solution that would make Starbucks proud: have the water company infuse it with pumpkin spice flavoring. The Arizona Republic reports on Tempe's tap-water woes, which are so pervasive the city is forced to acknowledge them on...

ASU to Get a High-Profile Coach: Michael Phelps

Tempe apparently agrees with him

(Newser) - With 22 medals and 39 world records under his belt, swimmer Michael Phelps is set to retire (again) after Rio 2016 this summer, the Washington Post reports. So, what's next for the most decorated Olympian of all time? Phelps has signed on to be a Arizona State University volunteer...

Camera Captures World's Slowest Image

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats cooks up another doozy

(Newser) - A low-tech camera installed on a terrace in Tempe, Arizona, is busy taking a photo—that should capture one image over the next thousand years, the Arizona Republic reports. Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats says his device will actually show 10 centuries of change in a single shot: "The photograph...

13 Hurt in Shooting Outside Tempe Nightclub

Two are seriously wounded

(Newser) - An altercation outside a nightclub in suburban Phoenix erupted in shooting, leaving 13 people wounded and two in serious condition. Police are looking for two young men as possible suspects. Tempe Sgt. Steve Carbajal said they fled after the shooting, which occurred shortly before midnight in the parking lot of...

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