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Best-selling true crime author Ron Franscell has cast his eye on his former home state with the latest in his six-volume series, "Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Arizona," and each brief entry brings out the elements of the crime that make it unique and worthy of retelling Read more»


There may come a day when the name "Brad Schwartz" doesn't instantly conjure up headlines of a talented eye surgeon who had a rival killed. But that day is not likely to come any day soon. Case in point: Schwartz's notoriety permeated the trial of a man convicted of attacking him in prison and is a key element in that man's appeal. Read more»

Former Deputy County Attorney Kenneth Peasley, long one of the most controversial figures in the Pima County justice system, has died at age 64. Read more» 3

In the wake of a request to keep Jared Lee Loughner committed for an extended period of time, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns has ordered the scope of a Sept. 21 hearing altered. Burns said the the BOP has indicated it believes that Loughner can be restored to competency. Read more»

Here's a cautionary tale for those who don't check their bank statements every month: A Tucson man has filed a class-action lawsuit, alleging that his credit card was hit with an unauthorized charge every month for years. Read more»

Daniel Wayne Cook, Inmate 069007, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday after 23 years on death row.

The Arizona Executive Clemency Board voted 4 to 1 this morning against recommending a life sentence for death row inmate Daniel Wayne Cook. "We were really happy we got one vote," said Cook's attorney, Robin C. Konrad of the Federal Public Defender's Office. Read more»

Daniel Wayne Cook, Inmate 069007, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday after 23 years on death row.

Daniel Wayne Cook has never traveled overseas, but a British woman has played an active role in his life for the past two decades and a British anesthetic will have an active role in his scheduled execution Tuesday for the murders of two Lake Havasu men in 1987. Read more» 1