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Mesa could be first city in Arizona to privatize jail operations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:36:35 -0400

Mesa is considering contracting CoreCivic to transport and house misdemeanor offenders as Maricopa County jail costs rise.


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Final Four brings familiar 'big event' feeling to Phoenix area

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:46:31 -0400

Super Bowl: Check, check, check. College football championship game: Multiple checks.


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Self-driving car involved in Tempe accident

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:57:11 -0400

A self-driving car was involved in an accident in north Tempe on Friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, Tempe police said.


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Anti-Trump billboard in Phoenix uses PlayStation ad image

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:02:16 -0400

A closer look at the Phoenix billboard calls into question whether the design adheres to copyright law


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Insiders rip power agency over theft, threats

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:55:55 -0400

Whistleblowers: Embezzlement and security flaws endanger power grid under Western Area Power Administration.


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'I called them to help': Mother of man fatally shot by Phoenix police

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:41:08 -0400

The mother of a Phoenix man who was shot and killed by police said her son was troubled and in need of help.


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Loving a foster child and never letting her go

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:14 -0400

We made a family with this little girl, aunts and uncles and cousins, none of us really related. And when she found her own family, there was room for all of us.


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1 killed, 3 injured after car plunges onto Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:40:50 -0400

A 65-year-old man was killed after the car he was driving plunged onto Interstate 17 near an overpass in Phoenix.


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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar victims of immigration patrols from testifying at contempt trial

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:30:11 -0400

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar Latinos who were illegally detained from testifying at his upcoming trial.


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Deadline extended for free media innovation summer camp for high-schoolers

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 03:16:40 -0400

The application deadline has been extended to April 7 for the first ever High School Media Innovation Camp at Arizona State University.


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Man arrested after co-worker shot in the face in Scottsdale

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:38:47 -0400

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting a co-worker in the face as the two were waving guns around in the north Scottsdale business they worked at, police said.


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Police assistants could boost shrunken Phoenix force

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:19 -0400

Civilian workers — not sworn police officers — could soon handle some non-emergency calls to the Phoenix Police Department


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Phoenix terror suspect bonds out of jail

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:26:06 -0400

A Phoenix man who was arrested on terrorism-related charges after federal authorities found hundreds of incriminating Web searches last year was released from jail this week as he awaits trial. 


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Phoenix man killed in police shooting identified

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:02:27 -0400

Phoenix police have identified the man killed in Thursday evening’s fatal officer-involved shooting as 24-year-old Francisco Valdez.


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A Chandler sports bar 10 years in the making

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:02:09 -0400

Construction began on a Chandler building 10 years ago and wrapped up this year, opening as Blue 32 sports bar.


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Arizona lawmakers want to tighten rules for law enforcement on asset seizures

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:24:25 -0400

The senate has moved forward a bill that would tighten rules on how police can seize civil assets and spend RICO funds.


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'I will never forget you': Landen Lavarnia remembered with handwritten notes, kind words

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:05:30 -0400

On Thursday, the ranch-style house near 35th Avenue and Cactus Road wwas desolate with the exception of black garbage bags full of yellow crime-scene tape overflowing on the sidewalk as a reminder of the horrific event that occurred earlier that week


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2 MCSO detention officers hurt after Cadillac plows into transport van in Phoenix

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:47:01 -0400

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of endangerment and aggravated assault in the collision.


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Worker who stole $120K from Tolleson schools gets 18 months in prison

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:38:15 -0400

A former Tolleson Union High School District worker who embezzled $120,000 from her employer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.


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I-17, Loop 101 projects to snarl weekend travel

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:29:18 -0400

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


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Environmental reporting from The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:17:09 -0400

Arizona is a grand place to live and play. But it takes work to keep Arizona grand, to protect the canyons, the rivers, the mountains, the wildlife, the wide desert skies. That’s why we’re here to inform you about Arizona’s land, air and water, the natural resources we all care about.


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Landen Lavarnia shooting: What we know, what we don't

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:40 -0400

The fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in Phoenix, which resulted in murder charges against his parents, leaves multiple questions.


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'Like something you would see in Grand Theft Auto': Scottsdale road-rage driver sentenced

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:14:08 -0400

Man who repeatedly crashed car into female driver in Scottsdale is sentenced to year in jail, five years' probation in road-rage case.


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WAPA director downplays thefts, touts reforms since employees' misuse of government purchase cards

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:36:49 -0400

Mark Gabriel, director of Western Area Power Administration, talks about embezzlement, alleged mismanagement, and whistleblowing at the Desert Southwest office in Phoenix.


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Who's been kicked off Maricopa County voter rolls? Lawsuit resolution may tell

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:37:34 -0400

A national voting-rights group will get copies of 2 million Maricopa County voter registrations, opening door to see if voters kicked off rolls.


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Feds scrutinize Navajo housing agency; new records suggest remodeling costs $1M per unit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:01 -0400

After a 2016 Republic investigation, Navajo Housing Authority comes under HUD scrutiny as new questions arise on costs to fix, build reservation homes.


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Mesa may privatize jail operations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:46:50 -0400

Mesa could be the first city in Arizona to privatize its jail operations. Jessica Boehm/azcentral.com


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Bitten by the collecting bug: Arizona couple's insect collection valued at $10 million will go to ASU

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:04:34 -0400

A Green Valley couple who spent 60 years collecting 1.25 million insects are donating their specimens to ASU.


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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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A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:06:00 -0400

In a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents are suing the federal government for failing to educate their children.


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Is uranium mining near the Grand Canyon safe? The answer may be in the water

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:35:23 -0500

Beneath the Colorado Plateau, valuable uranium is laced amid ancient rock, waiting to be mined. Alongside it seeps the water that feeds the Colorado River and the cities of the Southwest. Life and death, environmentalists warn, are connected underground.


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8 killings in just over a mile, and other facts: A closer look at Phoenix-area's spike in homicides in 2016

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 10:01:02 -0500

A swath of deadly violence in the West Valley snakes from Interstate 10 north to Bethany Home Road, largely between 51st and 67th avenues.


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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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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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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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