Phoenix police find more than 1000 pieces of stolen luggage

(CNN) Ever flown through Phoenix, Arizona, and had your bag go missing?

Well, Phoenix police may know where it is.

Detective James Holmes on Tuesday said police have recovered more than 1,000 bags from the home of a couple in a western suburb of the city. In helicopter video shot by CNN affiliate KNXV, dozens of pieces of black luggage were seen lined up in the front yard of the home in the shade of palo verde trees.

The bags were inside the home Keith Wilso omega watches n King and Stacey Lynne Legg King in Waddell, he said.

They were arrested Monday afternoon.

Phoenix Police Officer Luis Samudio said that during an investigation into missing luggage, they spotted King walking out of the Sky Harbor International Airp omega watches ort with luggage that allegedly did not belong to him omega watches and arrested him.

Officers later saw him back at the airport walking away with luggage again. They followed him to his home and executed a search warrant.

According to CNN affiliate KTVK, neighbors said they weren’t surprised and actually were waiting for something to happen. They said the 62 year old King would leave with a omega watches horse trailer at night and come back with it packed full. The neighbors said they never saw any horses.

King was arrested on a felony count of burglary and Legg King, 38, is being held on a felony count of tampering with evidence as well as additional charges.

Phoenix Open upping security for 2014 golf tourney

Waste Management Phoenix Open spectators face new security measures next week during the 2014 tournament. The PGA t omega watches our made changes to all of its tournament locations as a result of its yearly security measure review, according to the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman Tom King.

King said PGA officials told the Thunderbird organization, the group that hosts the tournament, that there may be some updated omega watches security measures due to events such as the Boston Marathon bombing. However, King said he was planning on improving security regardless. The Phoenix Open, set for the week of Jan. 27, generally draws more than 500,000 golf fans.

“We felt strongly enough that we need to do this anyway because we’re so big,” King said. “Even if they said, ‘We recommend you to do it, but not it’s not mandated,’ we would have it done anyway.”

King said his organization received input from the Scottsdale Police Department, Homeland Security, and Michael Bidwill, the Arizona Cardinals team president. The overall cost of the increased security measures was over $100,000, according to King.

Security screenings this yea omega watches r will begin in the general admission parking lot, King said.

The main difference this year will be the bags spectators are allowed to bring in, according to PROEM Chief Operating Officer Brady Castro. PROEM helps with security for the event.

Fans cannot bring in opaque bags larger than 6 inches in any direction. Clear tote bags may be slightly larger. Security will let attendees know if their bags are not permissible and provide approved, clear plastic bags for their use. By the time spectators are on the shuttle, they will be considered screened omega watches and will be allowed to enter the main gate using an express lane.

Phoenix nurse fashions hospital discards into totes

For four decades, Donna Dalsing watched as colleagues threw heaps of blue medical wraps in trash bins.

The Phoenix Baptist Hospital nurse said the waste bothered her. After all, the wraps clothlike polypropylene that bundles surgical utensils used in operating rooms weren dirty or mangled. She would take some of it home for personal use, but she couldn figure out how to stop the problem on a larger scale.

was like a lightbulb went off, Dalsing said. is what we can do with the blue wraps. founder of the Abrazo Health Hospital Phoenix Baptist green team, shared the idea with her team members and they started sewing.

The bags were a hit. Officials have given them out at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and I Recycle omega watches Phoenix events. The New York Times reported that many medical industries started to confront the amount of waste generated in 2010.

The nation hospitals produced nearly 6 billion tons of waste per year, according to the fall 2011 Medical Waste Management News, a quarterly publication that serves health care facility waste management workers. The publication estimated that 19 percent of the waste is blue wrap.

Blue wraps omega watches seal surgical instruments, and hospitals generally dispose of them once opened.

Focus on recycling locally

Other Arizona hospitals have recycling initiatives focused on blue wraps as well.

Jeremy Owens, St. Luke Medical Center director of material management, said the hospital reduced its use of blue wraps last year. The operating room now uses sterilization containers instead of blue wraps.

Workers wash, clean and sterilize the containers before they reu omega watches se it to bundle surgical utensils.

The change cut down on the use of blue wraps by 75 percent, Owens said.

IASIS Healthcare, which operates 20 hospitals across the nation, including St. Luke in Phoenix, recycles other medical products and diverts 22 tons of material from landfills, Owens said. The Phoenix hospital started recycling about 2005, he said.

Abrazo Health has six hospitals in the Valley,including Phoenix Baptist. The hospital started its recycling program in 2011.

The hospital green team consists of staff from Phoenix Baptist, Maryvale and Arizona Heart hospitals.

The team works with national groups with similar goals, such as Practice GreenHealth and HealthCare Without Harm. The green team collects general information on sustainability in the medical industry and networks with other sustainable medical staff throughout the nation.

Making the blue totes

Dalsing, a northwest Phoenix resident, took the helm of the hospital green team in 2011.

She is a lifetime recycler both at home and work. Before Phoenix Baptist embraced recycling, Dalsing collected recyclable material, such as soda bottles and cardboard boxes, at work and took them home to recycle.

Today, Dalsing mission is to boost the hospital recycling program.

Dalsing estimates that Phoenix Baptist throws away about 33,576 varied size sheets of wrap per year.

Her group wants to lower those numbers significantly. Once she discovered how to sew blue wraps into tote bags, she worked with the hospital officials for permission to collect the material. The team now takes some of the wraps home and sews them into bags.

One large sheet of blue wrap can create three to six ba omega watches gs, depending on their thickness and size. The shoulder bags are about 17 inches long and 15 inches wide, with a 32 inch long strap.

The bags take about 30 minutes to cut and sew.

Most recently, the green team sold handbags for Earth Day to the hospital staff. They earned about $60, which they will use to finance other recycling efforts.