PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a nurse who works in the downtown Phoenix jail has been arrested for allegedly giving contraband to an inmate.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says 37-year-old Lytonya Hickbottom was arrested Tuesday.
He says the woman apparently was romantically involved with a maximum-security inmate she met while working in the jail.
Arpaio says several phone calls between the inmate and Hickbottom were monitored.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
Localized drenching thunderstorms will develop across New Mexico and western Texas through the end of the week.
The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta began on Saturday morning, but stormy conditions could cause trouble through Tuesday.