Based on an anonymous tip, sheriff's deputies last week arrested Justin Daniel Curran, 19, but charges were dismissed for lack of evidence. Curran, who denies involvement in the shooting, remains a suspect.
Marsh Myers of the Animal Cruelty Taskforce reports that Bullet, estimated to be 2 years old, is expected to make a full recovery. Although he still has shrapnel in his body, "he's in good spirits and doing well," says Myers, who adds that Bullet has overcome some heart problems. To make a contribution to Bullet's medical bills, call the Humane Society at 321-3704, ext. 141.
Myers adds that he's been informed that information on the shooting continues to come in on the 88-CRIME tip line. Authorities are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the reprehensible SOB(s) who shot the dog.
"By working hard, using our most successful teachers and principals as models to improve Arizona schools, teachers and curriculum, I believe we can ultimately bring success to every Arizona student," Horne said.
Horne also announced a massive effort to help high school students pass the AIMS test so they can graduate this spring. He said the state had established a new AIMS hotline, (866) 688-AIMS, which will answer questions about the test and point students in the direction of tutors.
Earlier this week, Horne took issue with Gov. Janet Napolitano's claim in her State of the State address that the state didn't have a system for professional development for teachers.
"The Arizona Department of Education is the hub of the statewide system for professional development for Arizona teachers, and every division in the department has a professional development component," said Horne in a statement. "One unit alone had 24 academies serving more than 2,000 teachers, and that's just the tip of the iceberg."
The courts will also work to identify "effective treatment models" and work with various agencies to "identify the best way to handle DUI cases and enhance public safety."
"This is the first time anyone has taken a comprehensive look at how DUI cases are processed statewide," McGregor said in a statement. "This comprehensive approach allowed us to examine how the courts and law enforcement can work together better and move the Arizona's judicial branch from 'Good to Great.'"
We'll drink to that!
Under the previous schedule, full commercial impact fees would not have been collected until 2011.
"The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who, quote, 'divide my land.' God considers this land to be his," Robertson told viewers of The 700 Club. "You read the Bible, he says, 'This is my land.' And for any prime minister of Israel who decides he's going carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No. This is mine.'"