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Single-engine plane lands in neighborhood

A plane bound for Henderson Executive Airport made an emergency landing in a residential neighborhood Saturday morning.

The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza landed about 8:30 a.m. on a street near the intersection of Cactus Avenue and Maryland Parkway, just a few blocks north of the airport.

None of the three people on board the plane, which came from Los Angeles, was injured, airport spokeswoman Candice Seeley said.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane is registered to a Meiko Powers from Burbank, Calif.


Rapper DMX arrested at Phoenix mall

Rapper DMX was arrested at a Phoenix mall Saturday on suspicion that he gave a gave a false name and Social Security number to a hospital to get out of paying for medical expenses.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that when DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, went to Scottsdale’s Mayo Clinic in April, he used the name “Troy Jones” and failed to pay a $7,500 bill.

DMX’s Scottsdale attorney, Cameron Morgan, declined to comment.

Arpaio said his office began investigating the charge after a 2007 animal neglect investigation at the 37-year-old rapper’s north Phoenix home. DMX was arrested in that case on felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after authorities seized 12 pit bull dogs and dug up the remains of three others.

The musician/actor has had other recent run-ins with the law, including an arrest at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport earlier this month on outstanding warrants after he failed to appear in court.

The week before, he was arrested in Miami on charges of attempting to purchase cocaine and marijuana.

“He’s back in jail again,” Arpaio said. “I don’t know why judges keep letting this guy out. Every time he goes in there, he gets out on bond.”


Residents to vote on prosecuting prostitutes

A measure that aims to keep prostitutes from facing criminal charges has qualified for the November ballot in San Francisco.

The measure would bar authorities from spending money to investigate or prosecute people for engaging in prostitution.

The measure, which qualified Friday, also would end a local program that allows those caught soliciting a prostitute for the first time to avoid charges if they attend a class and pay a fine.

The Erotic Service Providers Union recently gathered the 12,000 signatures necessary to put the measure on the ballot.

Mayor Gavin Newsom says the measure would hurt the city’s ability to investigate and prosecute sex-trafficking crime

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