Weekend wrap-up: Biggest Arizona-related stories from past weekend
PHOENIX — Between the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl, most Valley residents were probably spending too much time outside to pay attention to the news.
(But, with these gorgeous temperatures, who could blame them?)
If you were one of those people, you missed out on a whole host of news. Here are some of the biggest Arizona-related stories from this past weekend.
Man pleads guilty for streaking during Phoenix Open
A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to five days in jail for streaking across the green during the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.
According to Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman with the Scottsdale Police Department, 24-year-old Adam Stalmach was the man behind the stunt.
Stalmach was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to one count of indecent exposure. He will also be ordered to pay $1,500 in fines.
Flu cases in Arizona nearly at level of 2009-2010 pandemic
Flu cases continue to surge in Arizona, with the outbreak so far this season nearly as bad as during all of the entire 2009-2010 season when there was a global outbreak.
The state Department of Health Services said the 1,454 cases reported the week of Jan. 21-27 raised Arizona’s total flu cases so far this season to 19,279.
The total so far this season is dramatically higher than the 2,175 cases reported by the same point last year and about equal with the 19,906 flu cases reported during the entire 2009-2010 H1N1 flu pandemic.
McCain has made ‘crazy amazing recovery,’ daughter says
Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), said her father has made an incredible recovery in his battle with brain cancer.
“He had a sort of rough time at Christmas and he’s made this really crazy, amazing recovery, which I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at because he is so resilient in so many different ways,” Meghan McCain told “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Mesa man who sold ammo to Las Vegas shooter criminally charged
A Mesa, Arizona man was charged with one federal crime on Friday after he sold ammunition to another man who opened fire on a concert on the Las Vegas strip.
Douglas Haig, a 55-year-old aerospace engineer who sold ammunition as a hobby for about 25 years, was charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell illegal armor-piercing rounds after a box with his name and address were found in shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room.
Victim shot in head in Scottsdale was Tempe Fire Department captain
The victim who was found with a gunshot wound to the head in Scottsdale early Sunday morning was 34-year-old Kyle Brayer, an off-duty Tempe Fire Department captain.
Officers discovered Brayer around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Stetson Drive and Civic Center Plaza.
Sgt. Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Department said Brayer was riding on the back of a golf cart when the suspect driving a red Scion coupe began rear-ending the cart. Brayer then exited the cart, approached the driver and was shot in the head.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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