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  • McMahon: Travel Advisory

    Have you heard about the country where beheadings are a regular thing? Where enemies bodies are found with their hearts cut out? A lawless place whose population doesn't trust the government or law enforcement.
  • June 28, 2010

    PHOENIX – Ed Forst was murdered on June 21st, 2007, but police still don’t know who did it. “It’s not knowing that’s the hard part,” said Ed’s wife, Darcy. That’s why family and friends of Forst have raised a $100,000 reward in this silent witness case. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch said Forst was driving […]
  • McMahon: `Governing’

    One week ago the state of Arizona met four Republicans, each of whom wants to be governor. It was a televised debate Channel 8.
  • McMahon: `Hat trick’

    Common sense prevails. Kid wins battle with school. Rhode Island looks big. Now those are headlines that are rare indeed.
  • June 21, 2010

    PHOENIX – A parent’s worst nightmare: “Some guy called and said that my son had been shot.” On Saturday, May 8, at about 1:30 a.m., that nightmare became a reality for one Arizona parent. Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch says Jesus Gutierrez was leaving the Déjà Vu bar, located at Bethany Home Road and 27th […]
  • McMahon: `Critics’

    Don't you agree that no matter what the issue is, it's harder to accept criticism from an outsider? You know what I mean.
  • McMahon: The Buzz

    It was last Friday morning at 6:30 and my wife and I had decided to forego our regular news programs for a sports spectacle that we would share with much of the rest of the world's population - the opening match of the World Cup, featuring the host country South Africa playing Mexico.
  • McMahon: Southern slurs

    You know, whenever I think that the entire civilized world is holding this state up to ridicule for some reason or another, something comes along that make me appreciate Arizona leaders as towers of reason, wisdom and gentility.
  • McMahon: Red letter day

    June 9th -- a pretty historic day. Johnny Depp's birthday, Secretariat won the triple crown, Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada got married -- and so did I.
  • McMahon: `Cool’

    You know what the most frustrating thing is for me about the Gulf Oil spill? I'm not sure if I've left out somebody to blame.
  • June 7, 2010

    PHOENIX – It’s a busy time of day in downtown Phoenix. Offices are closing, and workers are trying to make their way home. It’s just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24th. A 27-year-old man is walking near 7th Street and Virginia. He’s heading back to his office after cashing his paycheck, when a guy […]
  • McMahon: Role Model

    At last. Someone in sports that we can proudly say is a true role model -- someone to look up to -- someone with values we should all emulate.
  • McMahon: Bye, bye Bill

    Bill Austin didn't come to my house very often, but when he did, he wouldn't go home. A few years ago, after many invitations, he came over for dinner and we finally made him leave at 4 a.m.
  • McMahon: Short Fuse

    Okay. I thought I could wait just a little while to point an accusing finger at the Arizona Legislature after it passed the new legalized fireworks bill into law.
  • McMahon: Remembering

    Did you have a nice Memorial Day? For some reason, I kept thinking of it as just a four-day weekend. Did you display your flag? I'm embarrassed to say we forgot.
  • May 24, 2010

    PHOENIX – There was only one thing that Lavene could see. “Once I saw there was a gun barrel in my chest, I couldn’t see anything else but that gun,” Lavene said. Lavene was sitting in his car, along the curb in front of a house, near 24th Street and Lincoln on the morning of […]
  • McMahon: To a `T’

    Well, Tuesday a "t" party was held in Arizona and a surprising 36 per cent of voters turned out to say convincingly that occasionally when "t" stands for taxes, there are a lot of folks willing to bite whatever bullet is not currently being used in a concealed weapon, and pay for necessary services like education and safety.
  • McMahon: Camp Trauma

    Of all the conditions, injuries and diseases that could send U.S. military personnel to a hospital what do you think would be No. 1 -- fatigue, shrapnel wounds, infections? Nope! Mental health disorders.
  • McMahon: Choosing life

    As far back as I can remember, I was taught to respect authority -- law enforcement, the military, anyone in charge, most especially if it was a member of the Catholic clergy.
  • February 12, 2007 (rebroadcast)

    PHOENIX – The hit television show “Friends” debuted in 1994. So did “ER.” It was the year Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked, “Schindler’s List” won Best Picture and the Bodyguard soundtrack won Album of the Year. It’s been a long time since one Phoenix man was murdered, nearly 16 years, but police still hope […]