Maricopa County

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

One of the men who’s accused of slinging rocks at cars and people in the Phoenix-area says he wasn’t trying to copy the gunman who’s been shooting at cars on freeways recently. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the three friends face several charges, including assault and criminal damage.

Maricopa County officials are urging residents to take measures in the wake of two mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.

Thousands of Votes Yet to be Counted in AZ Races

Nov 8, 2012

Arizona’s Secretary of State announced late Wednesday that upwards of 600,000 ballots have yet to be processed in Arizona.

The Department of Justice on Thursday leveled charges of unconstitutional policing against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation into civil rights abuses by Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been going on for more than three years.

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department accused the sheriff’s office of racially profiling Hispanics and unlawfully arresting them. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez called the sheriff’s office "broken" as he laid out the allegations.