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  • February 21, 2011

    PHOENIX – “He took a father, and a son and a brother.” You can hear the frustration and anger in Dollie’s voice. Her son, 34-year-old Danny Cooper, was murdered on a Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2010. Cooper was riding in the passenger seat of a suburban, his 9-year-old in the back seat behind him. Dollie […]
  • Pat McMahon: Pinned

    I went to high school in Iowa. And not only is it a great place to get an education, it's a state where high school sports is king.
  • Pat McMahon: Sick

    Some things just make me want to throw up. When the news broke a few days ago that the immensely successful founder of the Wild Oats natural foods chain was arrested in a Phoenix child prostitution sting, I experienced a combination of anger, wonder and nausea.
  • Pat McMahon: Have a heart

    Boy! Just last night did i get to the heart of my personal health -- and yours too. I participated in a public forum on Cardiovascular Health put on by the Arizona Heart Institute.
  • February 14, 2011

    PHOENIX – BANG! This robber found that a gunshot was a good way to get everyone’s attention as he walked into the Cricket store at 18th Street and Van Buren. The robbery took place just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, according to Phoenix police sergeant Darren Burch. “The suspect walks in and […]
  • McMahon: Suits

    You know, I try and I try to keep an accurate estimate of how broke we in Arizona really are.
  • McMahon: Tongue lashing

    Yes, yes, yes. I believe in free speech. In fact, I'm such a zealot about it that I probably believe in freer speech than most. I think people should be able to say anything or write anything that is not directly harmful to anyone else.
  • Pat McMahon: Ignition

    It's the kind of story that is so beyond real life that screen writers will only have to quote the news accounts.
  • Feb. 7, 2011

    It's time to warm up a really cold case: the murder of two 19-year-old women back on May 27, 1996.
  • Pat McMahon: Cheers!

    Wow! What a way to spend a Sunday. Big screen TV at my house. Favorite food that I had picked out long before the event itself. A variety of grown-up beverages.
  • February 7, 2011

    It's time to warm up a really cold case: the murder of two 19-year-old women back on May 27, 1996.
  • Pat McMahon: Jobs

    Considering the fact that almost everybody in America is seriously considering "jobs" as the No. 1 topic of discussion and the No. 1 problem to solve, I couldn't believe what I was reading in the Career Builders section of The Arizona Republic.
  • Pat McMahon: Whose union?

    Well, we can all agree that there are a lot of unanswered questions about one news story. The State of the Union? No. We found out where the Republicans stand as soon as the speech was over, and the address has already been microscopically analyzed by the people who do that.
  • Pat McMahon: Nearly super

    The Bears were hibernating, the Packers were packing and their weapons were not concealed. Green Bay looked like a Super Bowl team from the beginning series of this first playoff game Sunday and Chicago looked like it had played in Jamaica all year and suddenly found itself in Siberia.
  • January 24, 2011

    PHOENIX – There are three things going for this case that just might get it solved: the suspect’s shirt, the suspect’s car and the great surveillance pictures of him. The man committed his crime on Friday, September 17th, 2010 at a little market on Van Buren near 16th Street. It was just after 8 a.m., […]
  • McMahon: Jacked Pot

    I must confess a personal prejudice. I've always had this aversion to people who profit from other's efforts or good fortune without lifting a finger themselves.
  • January 10, 2011

    CHANDLER, Ariz. – “They need justice.” Phoenix police sergeant Darren Burch is talking about the family of 34-year-old Ricardo Ayala. On Monday, August 23, 2007, Ricardo was shot at about 11 p.m. in Chandler at the Wishing Well Mobile Home Park where Ricardo lived. “That night he was out with friends outside his mobile home […]
  • December 27, 2010 [SOLVED]

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The cockiness of this gang of thieves makes them extremely dangerous. Phoenix police sergeant Darren Burch said that at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010, the thieves hit a cell phones store. “Four males ranging in ages from 17-24 years of age go into a T-Mobile store in Goodyear,” Burch […]
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  • McMahon: Chess pieces

    Tell you what. Let's make a deal. If I say something that you totally and completely disagree with, you won't shoot me. And, if I find that you and I are at opposite ends of every debate -- politically, philosophically, religiously -- I promise not to try to ruin your family or say unkind things about your mom.