Today's Mesa Arizona Headlines...
Jodi Arias trial: Jury beginning deliberations on sentencing
PHOENIX --A jury has been sent to begin deliberating Jodi Arias' fate, deciding whether she should be sentenced to life in prison or execution.
4 hurt after car crashes into building in Mesa
Four people were injured after a woman drove her car into a fabric store in Mesa on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
It appears that the woman thought she put the car into park before driving it into a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store near Main Street and Recker Road, said Sgt. Tony Landato, a spokesman for the Mesa Police Department.
Defense in Arias case denied bid for mistrial
In a short but tense hearing Monday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court, Jodi Arias' lead defense attorney played his poker hand.
7-year-old Mesa music prodigy wowing audiences with piano, violin, conducting virtuosity
Whether Jonathan Okseniuk's musical ability is genetic, God-given or simply the result of his extraordinary dedication to practicing violin and piano is a mystery to the Mesa boy's parents and teachers. What is clear to them is that his talent is rare.
A family video of Jonathan at age 3 "air conducting" a Beethoven symphony went viral on YouTube and resulted in a two-week scholarship to the prestigious St. Petersburg International Music Academy in Connecticut.
Mesa business profiles
A look at some Mesa businesses recently profiled in The Republic:
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Column: Not so long ago, Mesa roads were narrow, traffic sparse
Sometimes while running late and cursing the stubbornly stuck traffic, I think back to earlier times.
Back in the mid-'60s -- 1960s not 1860s -- the region looked entirely different. There was only the Black Canyon Freeway.