Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:44 GMT
You can help those affected by the deadly, severe weather that hit Oklahoma Monday. Over the weekend, Missouri, Iowa, Kasas and Illinois also experienced severe weather.The American Red Cross is acceptingMore >>
Learn how you can help victims of severe weather recover in the Plains States...More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:54:16 GMT
Desmonte Leonard the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer will have a status hearing on October 15th. At the last meeting both parties had expressed intentions to meet in AugustMore >>
Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer still has no expectation on when he will go to trial.More >>
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:17:00 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.More >>
A man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a 41-year-old Chandler woman found dead inside a vacant home in 2010 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Jaime Coronado of Chandler pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to first-degree murder in the death of Michelle Melinda Morales after a plea agreement with prosecutors that allowed him to avoid the death penalty.
He was sentenced by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville on Wednesday, according to a court spokeswoman.
Police said they received a call from the woman who owned a vacant home near Frye Road and Arizona Avenue in Chandler in early March 2010. She had been alerted by neighbors that there was a commotion at the house.
The victim's son had also contacted police to report he received several phone calls at his home from a man demanding money or his mother would be harmed, police said.
Sylvia Perez, who identified herself as the victim's cousin, said the victim, Michelle Melinda Morales was homeless but sometimes stayed inside that house. Perez said her cousin never bothered anyone and kept to herself.
U.S. Marshal Service Task Force arrested Coronado the same day.
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