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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reverses course, will allow ICE agents to pick up migrants inside jails

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:43:28 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening that his agency would begin transferring inmates potentially in violation of federal immigration law to ICE officers within the confines of the county jail.


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Medical providers, ACA supporters rally for health care at McCain, Flake offices in Phoenix

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:10:43 -0500

Phoenix's Healthcare Professionals Protest was part of more than a dozen similar events held around the country Saturday.


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It may be the desert, but you can still fish

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:22:02 -0500

Families flocked to Kiwanis Park to participate in the annual 'Just for Kids' Fishing Festival.


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State orders organizers of homeless camp for veterans to vacate Mesa site

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:24:06 -0500

State officials have ordered the veterans who organized a homeless camp to abandon their site near Loop 202 near Mesa.


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Phoenix toddler rushed to hospital after possible drowning

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:03:53 -0500

A 3-year-old is in critical condition following a water-related incident in Phoenix, according to fire officials.


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Arizona animal shelters derail effort to regulate veterinarians

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:31:55 -0500

Three of Arizona's biggest animal-welfare agencies opposed efforts to regulate veterinarians in shelters.


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3rd arrest made in case of toddler hit by broom handle at Phoenix day-care facility

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:55:44 -0500

Phoenix police arrested a south Phoenix day-care's owner, direct employee, owner after a 21-month-old boy was struck twice by a broom handle, suffering a 4-inch cut on his face, according to police and court documents


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ADOT having a blast on state highway between Globe, Winkelman

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:07:13 -0500

ADOT has started a controlled-blasting project along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman.


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9 Phoenix-area road projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:49:48 -0500

Avoid Phoenix-area traffic slowdowns this weekend by steering clear of these roadways.


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Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:18 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.


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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office: Teen dead after Laveen shooting

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:29:41 -0500

A 16-year-old boy was found dead in Laveen on Friday night, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.


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'Let's go shoot guns,' he said, and then it got real

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:50:10 -0500

We were headed into the desert to shoot guns all Charlie's Angels style, but as the bullets thudded into the dirt, it suddenly wasn't anything like TV.


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Phoenix crews put out first-alarm fire at mattress and cabinetry store

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:29:18 -0500

Phoenix fire crews responded to a first-alarm industrial complex fire near Grand Avenue on Saturday morning, but were able to quickly put the fire out.


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Spring training kicks off with pitch-perfect spring weather

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:27:17 -0500

The weekend was expected to pitch us perfect spring weather for the kickoff of spring-training games. 


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More than 600 pounds of marijuana seized in bust, Pinal County Sheriff's Office says

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:21:59 -0500

Six-hundred-thirty-three pounds of marijuana were seized by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Thursday on Highway 77.


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Backers seek state money for Giffords shooting memorial

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:14:26 -0500

Supporters of a planned memorial honoring the victims of the January 2011 mass shooting near Tucson seek $2.5 million from the state.


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Central and northern Arizona Goodwills to merge

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:13 -0500

Goodwill of Central Arizona will merge with Goodwill of Northern Arizona, officials say it will benefit previously scaled back programs.


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A blink, a frown: Finding hope after Buckeye grad's massive stroke

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:21:15 -0500

A fundraiser on Saturday at Verrado High School will go to help cover Andrew Ochoa's unrelenting medical costs.


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Former Phoenix police officer pleads guilty to killing wife, man who stopped to help her

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:30:32 -0500

A former Phoenix police officer who was charged in the shooting deaths of his wife and a motorist near Loop 202 last summer pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Friday.


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Penzone to Homeland Security: Give me a 'responsible, ethical and legal solution' on holding migrants

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:23:57 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking for guidance from the director of the Department of Homeland Security about "courtesy detainers" for suspected immigration-law violators and other areas of immigration enforcement.


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Buckeye teacher pleads not guilty to sexual conduct with foreign-exchange student, 17

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48:49 -0500

A Buckeye elementary school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old foreign-exchange student pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.


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Police: Scottsdale woman goes missing in San Diego

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:22:03 -0500

A 30-year-old Scottsdale woman disappeared Sunday morning while on a weekend trip to San Diego, police said.


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Scottsdale utility rates may rise for 2nd time in 3 years

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:48:45 -0500

City officials propose raising water and sewer rates by about 2.8 percent beginning in November.


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Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:57:20 -0500

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane discussed the controversial Desert Discovery Center project during his "State of the City" speech.


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Phoenix activists to Mexico: Halt U.S. corn imports to protest Trump policies

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:58:01 -0500

A Phoenix group has started a movement to pressure Mexican lawmakers to stop buying corn from the United States in response to Trump administration policies they see as hostile toward Mexico and undocumented immigrants.


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Blind husky, Alaska, among adoptable dogs at Scottsdale show

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:30:29 -0500

Lucky Dog Rescue brought several dogs to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show Sunday in search of new homes.


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I-10 reopens after crashes near New Mexico border

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:33:53 -0500

Three crashes on Interstate 10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border closed the highway in both directions Sunday afternoon.


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Man shot during Glendale fight

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:39:31 -0500

A man was shot during an altercation late Sunday morning in Glendale, authorities said.


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Motorcylist, 58, killed in collision in SE Valley

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:44:29 -0500

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday evening in the Southeast valley, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 


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Tucson man dies in southern Kansas apartment fire

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:03:31 -0500

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Fire officials say an Tucson man was killed in an apartment fire in southern Kansas' Hutchinson.


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Man in serious condition after Phoenix shooting

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:15:56 -0500

A man was in serious condition early Sunday morning after a shooting in Phoenix, authorities said.


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Deported Arizona mom: Victim or convicted felon?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:22:20 -0500

Immigrant advocates have portrayed the Mesa mother quickly deported to Mexico as a victim of President Donald Trump's sweeping new deportation priorities. Others see another side to the story.


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Arizona's DCS: Why are kids taken away? Too often the answer is unknown

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:02:36 -0500

When state workers took away Maribel Ontiveros's three children, she kept asking what seemed a simple question: Why? She isn't alone in finding information gaps in Arizona's child welfare system.


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The mysterious saga of an Arizona arms dealer

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:06:57 -0500

This story, full of spooks and political misdirection, twists the mind. The CIA is involved. Also Bulgarian arms manufacturers, Benghazi terrorists, Libyan rebels and U.S. political operatives.


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Cashier’s checks, $3,000 in cash, a consultant and a pastor

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:53:28 -0500

Bishop Monty Moody leads a church in a building behind his Peoria home. And he is a major donor to candidates running for elected office -- in Phoenix.


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What made this Phoenix woman shoot her husband dead?

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 10:25:24 -0500

On the evening of July 31, 2012, Rebekah Mellon killed her husband in the living room of their Phoenix home. The question no one has answered yet is why.


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To build a home: The Navajo housing tragedy

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 01:15:48 -0500

The Navajo Nation is in dire need of homes. The tribe's housing agency has wasted huge sums. And it has a quarter-billion dollars in tax money sitting unspent.


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'Everybody Loves Somebody' star José María Yazpik talks bilingual rom-com

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:10:01 -0500

The actor, a star in his native Mexico, talks about making his first romantic comedy.


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