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JanuaryHacienda nurse arrested in sexual assault of patient who gave birthNathan Sutherland, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare, was arrested Jan. 23 for allegedly raping an incapacitated patient at the Phoenix facility who gave birth in December. FebruaryPhoenix Police dispute Cindy McCain’s claim of human trafficking at airportPhoenix Police disputed Cindy McCain’s claims that she witnessed human trafficking at Sky Harbor International Airport. MarchScottsdale medical worker charged with sexually assaulting patientA medical worker at a Scottsdale pain treatment center was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a patient. AprilSuspect arrested in Phoenix road rage shooting that killed 10-year-old girlJoshua Gonzalez, 20, was arrested April 4 in connection to the murder of 10-year-old Summer Brown. May2 Arizona eateries named to list of nation’s best Mexican restaurantsTwo Arizona eateries were named to a food and drink website’s list of the nation’s best Mexican restaurants. JuneAuthorities shut down Loop 202 West in Phoenix after report of shots firedAuthorities shut down part of westbound Loop 202 near 32nd Street in Phoenix on June 5 to investigate reports of shots fired during a carjacking. JulyAmber Alert canceled for 2 children taken from Arizona DCS custodyAn Amber Alert was canceled July 16 for two children who were taken from Arizona DCS custody then found safe in Louisiana. AugustSister makes emotional plea to veteran who went missing in ScottsdaleThe twin sister of a veteran who was having suicidal thoughts when he went missing in Scottsdale in August pleaded for him to come home. SeptemberTornado appears to touch down north of PhoenixA tornado touched down north of Phoenix amid heavy thunderstorms on Sept. 23. OctoberWatch founded in Phoenix measures blood sugar, lifting techniquesA watch created in a Phoenix lab can measure blood sugar levels and assess a person's metabolic rate. NovemberEnergy drink maker to open enormous production facility in PhoenixBang Energy said it plans to add more than 300 jobs when its facility in Phoenix fully opens. DecemberHail blankets parts of north Phoenix ahead of evening commuteNorth Phoenix looked like a winter wonderland Dec. 9 after hail blanketed areas near the Loop 101 and State Route 51 interchange.