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Alice Cooper has opened a thrift store in Scottsdale, Arizona, last week, giving his fans a chance to own his old clothes.

Alice Cooper’s Attic & Thrift Store will be stocked with pieces from the rocker’s personal collection.

Alice Cooper told AZCentral.com: “I’m a shopaholic. When I’m on tour, I come home with 10 suitcases full of clothes. So I just go through and say, <<OK, store, store, store, store>>. A lot of good labels. Everything that’s mine was worn.”

Alice Cooper's Attic & Thrift Store will be stocked with pieces from the rocker’s personal collection

Alice Cooper’s Attic & Thrift Store will be stocked with pieces from the rocker’s personal collection

A portion of the proceeds from the store will benefit Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center, which is across the street from his new store.

Alice Cooper continued: “Eventually what I’d like to do is since we teach music and art and everything, we should also teach retail. We should teach them (kids) to run a cash register because a lot of kids that aren’t musically inclined, it’s another way of training them. It’s sort of, like, anything you can do to get them away from the street life. Because the street life, there’s only two endings for that. In jail or dead. Anytime you can give a vocation to a kid, that’s what you do.”

Alice Cooper’s Attic and Thrift Store is located at 13627 N. 32nd Street on the southeast corner of 32nd Street and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico state line on late Saturday.

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico state line

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico state line

There were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.

According the US Geological Survey, the quake struck at 10 p.m. PT (1 a.m. ET Sunday) and was centered about 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico, and about 179 miles east-southeast of Phoenix. The epicenter was shallow and was in a sparsely populated area north of Interstate 10 and just south of the small town of Duncan, Arizona.

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An extended heat wave has hit western US states, with temperatures threatening to break the all-time high recorded on Earth.

In Phoenix, Arizona, the mercury hit 116F (47C) on Friday, and in the desert of Death Valley, California, the thermometer approached 124F (51C).

The heat wave is expected to last through the weekend.

Cities in the region are opening cooling centres and officials fear the heat could delay air travel.

Most large aircraft can operate in temperatures up to 125F (52C), but readings as low as 116F (47C) could affect liftoff conditions.

A US Airways spokesman said the airline would be monitoring temperatures in Phoenix “very closely”.

Michael Fedo of Scottsdale, Arizona, said his family was spending less time outdoors as the temperature rose and that he had taken to going to the grocery store in the middle of the night.

“I’ve installed blackout shades on every window in my house,” he said.

“I’m a fourth-generation native of Phoenix so I expect it to be hot. But when it goes above 113F [45C] it hurts to breathe. The heat sucks the energy from your core.”

The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for several parts of the region, including Las Vegas, until Monday morning. Parts of five states including Colorado and Utah will see temperatures higher than 98F (37C) over the weekend.

“We’ll be at or above record levels in the Phoenix area and throughout a lot of the south-western United States,” meteorologist Mark O’Malley said.

An extended heat wave has hit western US states, with temperatures threatening to break the all-time high recorded on Earth

An extended heat wave has hit western US states, with temperatures threatening to break the all-time high recorded on Earth

Temperatures in Death Valley in the California desert are forecast to reach 127F (53C) over the weekend. The hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth, 134F (57C), was marked there almost 100 years ago on 10 July 1913.

Weather officials say the extreme weather is caused by a high-pressure system stuck over the area.

Scientists say the North American jet stream, the path of air that influences weather patterns, has become more erratic in the past few years, making weather systems more likely to become stuck in place.

But they disagree on whether global warming is the cause of the jet stream’s behavior.

The US Border Patrol’s search, trauma and rescue unit has added extra personnel this weekend as the threat of exhaustion and dehydration rises for those attempting to cross the US-Mexico border illegally on foot.

At least seven migrants were found dead in Arizona’s desert last week in lower temperatures. Border officials in Tucson, Arizona, rescued more than 170 people suffering from the heat during a thirty-day period in May and June.

Utility officials planned to monitor electricity usage closely over the weekend but were not immediately concerned about overloads.

“While it’s hot, people tend to leave town and some businesses aren’t open, so that has a tendency to mitigate demand and is why we typically don’t set records on weekends,” said spokesman Scott Harelson of Phoenix-area utility Salt River Project.

And zookeepers at the Phoenix Zoo were expected to keep outdoor animals chilled with water hoses and concrete slabs cooled by internal water-filled pipes.

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George Loader from Arizona has been accused of killing and chopping up a man he suspected of molesting his daughter.

George Loader, 34, is alleged to have scattered the dismembered body parts in the desert after first trying to dispose of them by burning them.

Police found the victim’s head and limbs in separate bags which had dumped on a dirt road in rural Kingman in Arizona.

When police searched George Loader’s home they found a bag of human hair, a box of blood-soaked towels, multiple knives, and a shotgun.

The grisly killing is alleged to have been carried out at the home George Loader shared with girlfriend and three year old daughter and three other children.

A family member tipped off police George Loader had allegedly killed a man called “John” who was staying at his home.

George Loader from Arizona has been accused of killing and chopping up a man he suspected of molesting his daughter

George Loader from Arizona has been accused of killing and chopping up a man he suspected of molesting his daughter

The relative told police George Loader “lost it” when his three-year-old daughter told him that John had touched her in a sexual manner.

George Loader is alleged to have killed the man, who police believe was recently released from prison, in the garage by blasting him at close range with a shotgun.

The victim’s remains were burnt before being placed in trash sacks and dumped.

“The remains were badly burned, and the victim had been decapitated and had limbs removed from his torso,” court documents stated.

Police spokeswoman Trish Carter said the sheriff’s office was withholding the victim’s identity until the medical examiner’s office could positively identify the remains.

George Loader has been charged with first degree murder.

The children living with George Loader have been taken into care by social workers.

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Shayna McEntire, a 16-year-old girl from Arizona died in an apparent suicide after she and her boyfriend broke up.

Shayna McEntire’s death has been ruled a suicide by local police officials.

“Subsequent investigation revealed she had jumped in front of a vehicle that was westbound on Elliot in an effort to end her life,” police spokesman Sgt. William Balafas reported.

Shayna McEntire, a 16-year-old girl from Arizona died in an apparent suicide after she and her boyfriend broke up

Shayna McEntire, a 16-year-old girl from Arizona died in an apparent suicide after she and her boyfriend broke up

Shayna McEntire’s boyfriend remains unidentified, but his mother told a local reporter that the news of Shayna’s death lead him to try to take his own life as well. He has since been hospitalized.

On the outside, Shayna McEntire seemed to have a lot to live for. Known for her smile and good grades, she planned to graduate and go to college.

In recent weeks, friends noticed that she had been going through a tough time.

“She was just upset,” Shayna’s mother Shannon McEntire told a local paper.

“I don’t think she expected what happened.”

Friends and family members who knew Shayna McEntire were surprised by the news, remembering her as a vivacious and happy girl.

“I’ll remember her by that smile,” said friend Tim Lawrence. “It was something that could warm the absolute coldest hearts.”

Shayna McEntire was a junior at Gilbert High School about a half hour outside of Phoenix, Arizona, where she had a 3.75 grade point average.

The school’s principal notified students and said that grief counsellors would be made available.

“We are all saddened by this loss,” principal Charles Santa Cruz said in the email.

This was Shayna McEntire’s first year at the high school and while her mother said there was a difficult transition period initially, she had moved on and was hoping to play on the school’s basketball team.

“She had a flair for the dramatic. She had a beautiful smile. She was a good girl,” Shannon McEntire said.

“I just want to hear her voice and just hold her and hug her.”

Friends made a makeshift memorial on the side of the road where she died, collecting notes and photos. Some left a Bible that they signed, paying tribute to Shayna McEntire’s religious upbringing.

Shayna McEntire was hit by a male driver who was coming back from the hospital where he was visiting his father.