The World Meteorological Organization recently announced world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It’s the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has included specific events, like a cyclone that killed 300,000 people. Randy Cerveny, an Arizona State University professor of geographical science and urban planning and chief Rapporteur of Climate and Weather Extremes for WMO and keeper of the world’s weather extremes, will tell us more about this fascinating topic.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, while colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the country. Dr. Roscoe Nelson of the Arizona Center for Urology will discuss prostate cancer and free screenings his office will be providing and Dr. Neeraj Singh of Valley Surgical Clinics will give us details about colorectal cancer.
We are on the brink of summer, and the return of killer heat. Last year, 139 people died of heat-related causes in Arizona. Arizona Department of Health Services director Will Humble will talk about the killer heat, along with Arizona State University researcher David Hondula, who has a new report that studied the correlation between hospital room admissions and higher temperatures.
A discussion about the scheduled execution of convicted killer Jeffrey Landrigan with John Todd, an Assistant Arizona Attorney General for the Capital Litigation Section of the AG’s office; and James Belanger, an attorney who has successfully defended over a dozen death penalty cases.
Phoenix police continue to hunt for the men who have terrorized the valley for months. And with the recent death of a Mesa woman, authorities are beefing up security and asking all residents, English and non-English speakers alike, to stay alert and assist with their capture. Tonight we get an update from City of Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris.
Valley citizens concerned about two killers who continue to dodge law enforcement and watchful citizens. Police are calling them the baseline killer. And the serial shooter. They are thought to be responsible for a series of violent crimes involving robberies, sexual assaults and homicides. Some of the shootings have also been directed at animals. The crimes have taken place from May of last year to this month in Phoenix and Tempe.