Accused Baseline Killer Mark Goudeau: The Exclusive Jailhouse Interview – Times Publications, October 2010

The heavy steel door of a secured cell inside Phoenix’s Fourth Avenue Jail slowly creaks open, and I get my first glimpse of inmate #P209966, Mark Goudeau. The accused Baseline serial killer is flanked by imposing armed guards in matching beige corrections officer uniforms. Each guard grasps Goudeau by the back of the arm, guiding […]

Fatal Exposure – Times Publications, August 2010

By Shanna Hogan The story of the murder of motivational speaker Travis Alexander, and the beautiful, young suspect who will stand trial for the crime.   As 20-year-old Dallin Forrest climbed the stairs of Travis Alexander’s five-bedroom Mesa home, he was filled with a sinking sense of dread. It had been days since anyone had […]

No Man Left Behind – Times Publications, July 2010

Five decades after Lt. William Weber went missing in action during WWII, Ken Moore uncovered his uncle’s true fate. Now he’s on a mission to bring each and every fallen American solider home.   By Shanna Hogan It was November, 20, 1943, two years into WWII, and the U.S. had just begun its campaign across […]

Drive-Thru Guru – Times Publications, June 2010

Thick incense smoke clouds the grimy television-repair shop, the last storefront still open on this rundown neighborhood block. Junked televisions and broken VHS players sit stacked on shelves, blanketed in a heavy layer of dust. A dingy section of artificial grass serving as a rug covers the cracks in the cement floor. Inside the crowded […]

Brace for Impact – Times Publications, May 2010

The sky grew dark as pilot Jim Hawley navigated the small propeller plane through the murky clouds about fifty miles off the coast of Baja, Mexico. As the plane flew deeper into the graying sky, it began to shudder violently. Extreme turbulence jolted the aircraft, tossing the passengers around inside the cramped cabin. It was […]

Still Standing – Times Publications, January 2010

State Treasurer Dean Martin suffered an unthinkable tragedy last May when his wife lost her life while giving birth to their only son, who also later died. He recently sat down with The Times to discuss the tragedy, and gathering the strength to carry on.   As Dean and Kerry Martin arrived at Scottsdale Healthcare […]

Jailed Love – Times Publications, April 2010

For many women, having a lover locked safely behind bars is the perfect relationship therapy.   In the two years Amanda Ceja and Ralph Peratti have been engaged, they have never shared a private intimate moment. Never once have they been on a date. Any kisses have been chaperoned, their phone conversations recorded and monitored. […]

Frostbitten – Times Publications, December 2009

After gaining access to Alcor’s inner circle, Larry Johnson has now gone public with several shocking allegations in his book, “Frozen: My Journey into the World of Cryonics, Deception and Death.”   For eight months in 2003, Larry Johnson worked as a paramedic for the recently de-animated. As the clinical director for the Alcor Life […]

Big City Shakedown – Times Publications, November 2009

Legal experts say the ever-expanding photo-radar enforcement program often violates citizens’ rights. Looks like they’re right. Just ask somebody who’s been hauled in for unknowingly driving on a suspended license.   For 53 years, Scottsdale grandmother Eleanor Johnson had a spotless driving record. She was never once involved in a car accident and never received […]

Bizarre Bounty – Times Publications, October 2009

Howling winds tore through the Juniper trees of northern Arizona’s high desert, about 50 miles south of the Grand Canyon. As thunder rumbled from the storm-blackened skies, Larry Jenkins heard heavy raindrops spattering against the aluminum siding of his narrow 8- by 20-foot cabin. Secluded on 40 acres of rocky desert at the edge of […]