🌱 Vehicle Arson Incidents + Judge’s Motion to Discard DNA Evidence


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But first, today’s weather:

Plenty of sunshine. High: 64 Low: 33.

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Here are the top 3 stories in Scottsdale today:

  1. The Scottsdale police are investigating a series of vehicle arson attacks in the area. After two previous reports earlier in January, the police are investigating two more recent incidents that took place on January 17 and 21. Luckily, no injuries have been reported. There are currently no suspects. (AZ Central)
  2. The judge in the Alison Feldman murder case is moving to discard DNA evidence because it was obtained without a warrant, instead being matched to blood samples that should have been destroyed. The judge is calling the police’s behavior reckless and a violation of the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights. Prosecutors are trying to appeal the judge’s decision. (12news.com KPNX)
  3. On February 4, the 69th Annual Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Historic Parade and Trail’s End Festival will make its way to Old Town Scottsdale beginning at 10:00 A.M. One of the longest running community events in the city, the parade will feature the Scottsdale Charros, 150 floats, riders, horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, wagons, and stagecoaches. Celebrating different cultures, such as Mexican, Native American, Arabian, and Western, the parade route will run along Drinkwater Boulevard, to Scottsdale Road, and ends at Brown Avenue. After the parade, the Historic District will host the Trail’s End Festival from noon to 4 p.m. (Signals AZ)

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Today in Scottsdale:

  • Desert Safety with Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary At Fountain Hills Branch Library (10:00 AM)
  • 11th Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival At Talking Stick Resort (11:00 AM)
  • Mah-Jongg Tournament At Linda Senior Center (12:00 PM)
  • Fountain Hills Matinee – TOP GUN: Maverick At Fountain Hills Branch Library (2:00 PM)
  • L.A. Theatre Works: Lucy Loves Desi—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom At Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Little Red Schoolhouse, home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum will reopen on Wednesday February 1. The museum has been closed for three years. (City of Scottsdale – Government via Facebook)
  • Author David Bushy will give a talk on his book, The World Looked Away: Vietnam After the War, and the story behind it on February 2. The event will take place from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at the Civic Center Library. (Scottsdale Public Library via Facebook)
  • SPOT 127 will host a digital photography skills workshop on January 30. All levels are welcome to join. (SPOT 127 via Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update.

Michelle Paul



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