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The Auburn Police Department arrested three teenagers on charges of third degree burglary and second degree theft of property. Police say that they arrested Demarcus M. Giddens, Jeffery B. Martin, Jr.,More >>
The Auburn Police Department arrested three teenagers on charges of third degree burglary and second degree theft of property.More >>
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Whole Foods Market confirmed Wednesday it will be opening a store in Montgomery. According to the company's third quarter report, Whole Foods recently signed 11 new leases, including one in Montgomery. WholeMore >>
Whole Foods Market confirmed Wednesday it will be opening a store in Montgomery.More >>
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A Smiths Station High School teacher has been released from the hospital and is recovering after a devastating train collision on Monday, July 28. More >>
A Smiths Station High School teacher has been released from the hospital and is recovering after a devastating train collision on Monday, July 28.
Twisted metal, airbags deployed, and personal items scattered everywhere are all that's left of the SUV that Vivian Martin was driving when she crossed the path of a train running parallel to Lee County Road 430.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:09:13 GMT
With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.More >>
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -
The jury in the Jodi Arias trial decided Arias is eligible for the death penalty after they convicted her last week of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend.
The jury spent part of Wednesday afternoon deliberating whether the murder of Arias' former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, was cruel enough to warrant the death penalty.
They announced the verdict at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, deciding that there were aggravating factors in the case.
The jury got the case after a morning of testimony Wednesday during which prosecutors tried to prove the murder was committed in an especially cruel and heinous manner.
Defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi maintained the state can't prove its argument beyond a reasonable doubt.
Last week, the Arias defense team filed a motion to try prevent the victim's family statements from being read live in the courtroom, requesting instead that they be pre-taped to "prevent outbursts," they said.
Judge Sherry Stephens denied the request. Also, Arias won't be talking to reporters again anytime soon.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was slapped with a court order Tuesday, prohibiting it from approaching Arias with requests for media interviews.
Sheriff's officials said they would comply.
On Monday, Arias was taken off suicide watch and transferred back to the all-female Estrella Jail.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Arias will remain there "on closed custody status." She is alone in a cell and is being allowed out one hour each day to access phone calls and showers.
Minutes after her conviction last Wednesday for killing Alexander, Arias told KSAZ-TV she would "prefer to die sooner than later," complicating matters for defense lawyers who hope to spare her life during the penalty phase of the trial.
The case was scheduled to resume May 9, but court officials postponed the penalty phase until Wednesday without explanation.
Despite Arias' comments that she would rather die than be in prison for life, she cannot choose the death penalty. It's up to the jury to recommend a sentence.
The judge will then make the final decision.
Arias was charged in the June 2008 killing of Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities said she planned the attack in a jealous rage.
Arias initially denied involvement, then blamed it on two masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Alexander in self-defense.
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