PHOENIX (AP) - A former Tempe Municipal Court judge who stabbed his wife during a domestic violence incident at their Chandler home last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Thomas Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced May 30. Robinson was arrested by Chandler police in September on suspicion of 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with evidence.
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - The city of Maricopa has hired a new city manager. City Council members unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday for Ricky Horst. His start date will be June 25. Horst has been the city manager of Rocklin, California since 2011. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of public administration with 23 years in the position of city manager.
PHOENIX (AP) - Another high-pollution advisory has been issued for metro Phoenix as ozone levels are expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality. Wednesday marks the third consecutive day the advisory has been issued. People with respiratory problems are advised to limit their outdoor activities. Regulators say people are encouraged to drive only when necessary, use carpools and avoid gas-powered lawn equipment.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Tonto National Forest says it has issued hundreds of warnings and multiple citations since implementing fire restrictions. Much of Arizona is under fire restrictions because of dry conditions and warm weather.
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