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As NFL kneels, Chandler senior sits during Pledge of Allegiance

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:06 -0400

A Chandler High School senior's decision to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance has opened a discussion about students' rights.


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Phoenix school's 'Purge' video using water guns stirs controversy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:09 -0400

North Pointe Prep officials defend video, saying it was cleared ahead of time and all in fun.


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Internationally infamous fake-news writer Paul Horner dies in Phoenix

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:03:36 -0400

Many of his hoaxes were picked up by news outlets and political players, including one that he was paid $3,500 to protest Donald Trump.


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1 dead, 2 injured in Phoenix shooting

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:01:54 -0400

One man was fatally shot and two people were injured in a shooting near Bethany Home Road and 43rd Avenue, Phoenix police said.


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Police: Mesa sees 6 percent spike in vehicle thefts, break-ins in 2017

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:58:02 -0400

The Mesa Police Department encourages citizens to lock their vehicles up to avoid being a victim after an increase of vehicle thefts.


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Arizona Diamondbacks 'kind of captured the town' as wild-card tickets sell out in an hour

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:16:17 -0400

Diamondbacks fans swarmed the internet and the Chase Field box office on Monday as tickets to playoff wild-card game on Oct. 4 sold out in an hour.


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Border patrol agents rescue 5 migrants southwest of Tucson

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:17:01 -0400

Border patrol agents rescued five migrants traveling into the U.S. illegally after receiving two separate 911 calls over the weekend.


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Tempe judge arrested in wife's stabbing, disposal of evidence

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:19:59 -0400

Tempe Municipal Court Judge Thomas Robinson was arrested by Chandler police on suspicion of domestic violence and tampering with evidence.


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Injuries reported in wrong-way-driver crash on Loop 101 near Mesa-Tempe border

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:29:18 -0400

A wrong-way-driver crash occurred about 9:10 a.m. Monday on Loop 101 near Guadalupe Road near the Mesa-Tempe border. Injuries are reported.


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The Wall: Sign up for our email newsletter on the border and immigration

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:34:23 -0400

News about the border, immigration and the proposed border wall. Get the latest from the USA TODAY NETWORK. 


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State cracks down on Cosmetology Board director after audit finds questionable expenses

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:08 -0400

The state has taken away the credit cards of Cosmetology Board Director Donna Aune after an audit found inappropriate use of public funds.


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Metro Phoenix's newest comedy club, Stir Crazy, opens in Glendale

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:00:02 -0400

Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District features nationally known comics, including Willie Barcena for the grand opening.


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Burton Barr Central Library's closure creates huge drop in total library users in Phoenix

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:30:00 -0400

Downtown Phoenix's Burton Barr library is closed until summer 2018 due to damaged pipes. Library employees and regular customers are trying to adapt.


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Drivers in intentional car crash at Tempe Marketplace knew each other

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:54:12 -0400

A car crash at Tempe Marketplace, which left one person injured while another fled, was intentional as the drivers knew each other, Tempe police said.


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ASU police: 3 students robbed at gunpoint on Sunday morning

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:08:47 -0400

Three Arizona State University students were robbed at gunpoint at off-campus locations early Sunday morning, ASU police said.


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Arizona groups send supplies to Mexico after 3 disastrous earthquakes

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:43:49 -0400

Volunteers and Arizona organizations sent hygiene products, medical supplies and other goods to Mexico victims affected by September's earthquakes.


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Arizona's 2017 monsoon season

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:02:03 -0400

Arizona's 2017 monsoon season



Veteran shot by Mesa police sought treatment from Phoenix VA, ex-wife says

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:49:26 -0400

The ex-wife of a 28-year-old man Mesa police fatally shot said her former husband struggled with his mental health and sought treatment from VA.


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Cardinals attendees should leave early in time for national anthem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:52:39 -0400

Cardinals game-goers who want to be in Glendale for the national anthem after a weekend of buzz following Trump comments should allow plenty of time.


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Parents, alumni protest Great Hearts Academies' transgender policy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:30:58 -0400

Protesters gathered outside a Great Hearts charter schools fundraiser to call for the reversal of a controversial transgender student policy.


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Phoenix traffic: 4-car-crash on eastbound I-10 at I-17, 5 injured

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:45:14 -0400

A crash shut down the eastbound Interstate 10 at the Interstate 17 interchange Sunday evening, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.


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40 Sky Harbor flights diverted after fire alarm

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:39:12 -0400

More than 40 flights headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were diverted Sunday after an alarm went off in an air traffic control tower.


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$9.1M project to improve water access to several Navajo communities

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:14:31 -0400

Navajo President Russell Begaye signed legislation last year to fund dozens of water and sanitation projects across the reservation.


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Diamondbacks lawsuit over Chase Field costs county $450,000 in legal fees so far

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:42:05 -0400

Judge offers an "odd" solution to the deadlock between the Diamondbacks and Maricopa County: a mediator to help them agree to an arbitration process.


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Prescott Valley police: Man suspected of sexually assaulting girl over 8-year period

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:05:35 -0400

A 59-year-old former city of Prescott police employee, Neil Campbell, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor decades ago.


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Thomas Robinson's initial court appearance

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:48:12 -0400

Tempe Municipal Court Judge Thomas Robinson at his initial court appearance following his arrest Sept. 22, 2017, on suspicion of domestic violence and tampering with evidence. Maricopa County Superior Court


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Sen. John McCain: Doctors gave me 'poor prognosis' on cancer fight

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:49:31 -0400

On "60 minutes," Sen. John McCain provided new details on his brain-cancer diagnosis and revealed where he wants his memorial service held.


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Graveyard plaque of Doc Holliday's girlfriend was buried, not stolen

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:54:01 -0400

It turns out the graveyard plaque of common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holliday was just buried, not stolen from a cemetery.


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Glendale financial firm BCD Forex Investments LLC faces censure by regulators

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:02 -0400

A tiny Glendale financial company that trades foreign currency derivatives faces a 3-count complaint by a regulatory group over alleged infractions.


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'It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child': Prevent Child Abuse Arizona teaches parents patience

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:02 -0400

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona's Never Shake a Baby program aims to teach parents how to deal with a child's crying and the dangers of shaking.


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Man killed by Mesa police identified

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:32:24 -0400

Mesa police fatally shot Scott Farnsworth near Southern Avenue and Crismon Road in east Mesa.


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CGCC women's basketball team lends a hand to help Phoenix needy

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:26:10 -0400

Chandler-Gilbert Community College women's basketball team volunteered at the Phoenix Rescue Mission for National Women’s Basketball Day of Service.


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The story of Gary Tison's fateful final escape — from those who were there

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:00:01 -0400

Gary Tison spent much of his adult life in an Arizona prison where he spent even more time plotting his escape.


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At Havasupai school in Grand Canyon, fired teacher paints a pattern of neglect

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:31:47 -0400

A teacher who hoped to help students in a Havasupai school in a Grand Canyon village instead found a school that appeared to be failing a community.


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Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:02 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help.


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At Arizona DCS, the phone keeps ringing, but investigations decline

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:06:36 -0400

Calls to the Arizona child-abuse hotline have held steady, but the number resulting in investigations is down. DCS says it's due to better screening.


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12 years after Yuma's La Mesa Street killings, a jury will decide if there is enough evidence to convict the man accused

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:24:28 -0400

The man now on trial for killing a six people in 2005 looks nothing like witnesses' initial description of the killer. But some crucial physical evidence — and the absence of an alibi — may weigh against Preston Strong.


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Arizona gaming agency reverses course, says funding for horse racing on track

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:41:21 -0400

The Arizona Gaming Department, which recently said statewide horse racing might have to shut down due to budget cuts, now says its funding is fine.


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Running wild: A USA TODAY Network investigation

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:01:07 -0400

Tens of thousands of mustangs still roam the American West. As their numbers grow, and homes for them dwindle, the real burden is not on the horses, but on the people.


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The myth of parole in Arizona

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:44:36 -0400

In 1995, Danny Valdez got caught up in a drug deal where a man died. Valdez was charged with murder. He took a plea agreement to avoid the death penalty.


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