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Flu season starts early in Arizona; 4 cases confirmed in Maricopa County

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:39:49 -0400

Flu season is off to an early start, with at least six confirmed cases of influenza in Arizona.


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Phoenix cancer survivor to appeal judge's order to donate her embryos

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:45:49 -0400

Phoenix woman Ruby Torres will appeal a Family Court judge's decision that she and her ex-husband donate frozen embryos.


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President Trump's August rally cost Phoenix taxpayers more than $450,000

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:56:44 -0400

President Donald Trump's stop at the Phoenix Convention Center resulted in a $450,000 expense to the city of Phoenix.


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When is the first day of fall? Hint: It has nothing to do with pumpkin spice

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:16:42 -0400

Officially, fall starts on Sept. 22. However, other factors signal the start of the season in Arizona.


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Captured polygamous leader pleads guilty to escape, food stamp fraud cases

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:08:57 -0400

polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs, recaptured after a year on the run, has pleaded guilty in escape and food-stamp fraud cases.


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Maricopa County sheriff's deputy shoots, injures armed man in Tonopah

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:06 -0400

Maricopa County sheriff's deputies shot an armed man who approached them at a Tonopah, Arizona home where someone had reported a possible homicide.


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Bicyclist dies after being hit by a truck in west Phoenix

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:36:31 -0400

Thomas Road was closed between 46th and 48th avenues while Phoenix police investigate a crash that left a bicyclist dead after he was hit by a truck.


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Surprise City Council appoints Patrick Duffy to District 3 seat

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:19:16 -0400

The Surprise City Council appointed Patrick Duffy to the open District 3 council seat following the resignation of John Williams.


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NAU sophomore dies of meningitis infection that began with sore throat

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:07:13 -0400

A Northern Arizona University student has after a battle with a rare type of meningitis that started with just a sore throat, her grandfather said.


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More charges sought against Hamilton High School principal, former coach

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:54:53 -0400

Chandler police said additional criminal charges are the result of another victim coming forward in the football sexual-assault investigation.


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NBA's Morris twins trial: Defense suggests victim wanted money

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:32:14 -0400

Defense lawyers for NBA players Markieff and Marcus Morris question the assault victim about an alleged plan to seek payments from them.


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Phoenix Zoo welcomes first baby giraffe in 12 years

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:10:26 -0400

The birth of a 150-pound female giraffe at the Phoenix Zoo marks the first calf born in 12 years. The zoo expects her to make an appearance soon.


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Chandler police: 2 people shot, another person arrested

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:49:21 -0400

The shooting occurred about 2:30 p.m., in an area northeast of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard, Chandler police said.


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'It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child': Verde Valley Medical Center focuses on positive parent-child relationship

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:00:05 -0400

Funding from the Child Abuse License Plate program grant ensures Verde Valley Medical Center can provide home visits and other services for families.


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Fatal stabbing closes Thomas Road east of I-17 in Phoenix

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:15:09 -0400

Thomas Road, east of I-17, closed after police say a man called 911 to say he had stabbed someone.


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ASU student invites thousands to 'scream like Goku' at Taco Bell near Tempe campus

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:25:25 -0400

Thousands of people have RSVPed that they might meet up at 2 a.m. Saturday to scream like an anime character.


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Arizona's 2017 monsoon season

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

Arizona's 2017 monsoon season



Ahwatukee icon moves as church makes way for South Mountain Freeway

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:31:48 -0400

By moving its giant cross, Mountain Park Community Church in Ahwatukee took a big step in moving to its new location for the South Mountain Freeway.


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Woman killed in ATV rollover near McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:39:42 -0400

A woman was seriously injured in a rollover ATV accident at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve near Scottdale, causing MCSO to close the road.


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Tempe police video: Van Damme's son asked officer if he wanted 'fame'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:51:19 -0400

Tempe police video shows Jean Claude Van Damme's son being arrested for threatening his roommate with a kitchen knife, police say.


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U.S. 60 reopens after fatal crash investigation

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:40:58 -0400

A man was killed after being struck by several cars on U.S. 60 westbound near Val Vista Drive in Mesa, forcing officials to close the freeway.


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Mesa police: Impairment suspected in fatal weekend crash

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:02:24 -0400

Erich McCarter, 32, was arrested in connection with a fatal collision in Mesa over the weekend, and authorities suspect impairment played a role.


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AAA Arizona offers car-seat tips for Child Passenger Safety Week

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:03:07 -0400

AAA Arizona offers some helpful tips for how to properly install and use child car seats as part of Child Passenger Safety Week.


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Grants from Wishes for Teachers program help make educators' wishes come true

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:55:37 -0400

The Arizona Republic and Fiesta Bowl hope to grant teachers their wishes by giving educators $5,000. Donate to the program from Sept. 24 to Nov. 3.


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The Gaggle: Trump rally cost $450K, same-sex couples get equal rights, Gov. Ducey on 'Obamacare'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:04:15 -0400

The Republic's political team discusses the cost of President Trump's rally to the city of Phoenix, the Arizona Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex couple's rights and Gov. Doug Ducey trying to repeal 'Obamacare.' Johanna Huckeba/azcentral


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New Gilbert school superintendent vows to tackle declining enrollment, low morale

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:54:52 -0400

Former Gilbert Public Schools teacher and administrator Shane McCord is returning to lead the district of some 35,000 students.


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Arizona monsoon 2017 is on its way out

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:38:04 -0400

A cold front is expected to blow away monsoon conditions, resulting in a disappointing season for Phoenix


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Shane McCord at a public forum for Gilbert Public Schools

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:35:31 -0400

Shane McCord has been selected to lead Gilbert Public Schools as its superintendent. At a public forum during the final round of interviews on Sept. 19, 2017, McCord made his pitch to parents, teachers and the community. Lily Altavena/azcentral.com


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Chandler woman who fled fatal collision sent to prison for probation violation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:35:16 -0400

Wanda Snow House had been on probation after pleading guilty to a fatal hit-and run. She was ordered to serve prison time after violating probation.


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How to help earthquake relief efforts in Mexico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:03:32 -0400

Officials are channeling donations to the Mexican Red Cross, while trying to connect families unable to get in touch after the earthquake.


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The flu: What you need to know

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:21:46 -0400

Dr. Devin Minior of Banner Urgent Care talks about the flu and symptoms, prevention and tips on what to do if you contract it. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com


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2017 Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: When and what is it?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:03:23 -0400

Answering some common questions around the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; namely, what is Rosh Hashanah and what is Yom Kippur?


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Silver Alert cancelled for 78-year-old Show Low man with dementia

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:58:05 -0400

Theron Joe Bond Jr., 78, returned home after having been missing since 2 a.m.


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A toxic mess, 'one of the worst,' became Tempe Marketplace

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:49:32 -0400

Only in Arizona: Popular outdoor shopping center built on former industrial site.


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One Bag At A Time

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 17:38:59 -0400
















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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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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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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