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ICE calls Sheriff Paul Penzone's new Maricopa County jail policy a 'dangerous change,' but judges across U.S are ruling against immigration detainers

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:14:27 -0500

What a difference an election can make. Rather than leading the charge against illegal immigration, Maricopa County likely is now the only county in the state to reject one of ICE’s key partnerships with local jurisdictions.


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Sheriff's Office: Man kills mother, self in Sun Lakes murder-suicide

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:11:47 -0500

The bodies of two people were found in a Sun Lakes home on Saturday in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.


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Former Phoenix fire captain dies of 2009 traffic-accident injuries

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:11:03 -0500

A retired Phoenix Fire Department captain died Saturday night of injuries suffered in a 2009 line-of-duty car accident, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.


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Arizona weather update: More rain, snow into Sunday

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:37:01 -0500

A storm system moving through Arizona is expected to bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall during the weekend.


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Tucson mayor carjacked at gunpoint, city-owned Prius stolen

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:14:47 -0500

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday morning and his city-owned Toyota Prius was stolen, according to Tucson police officials.


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Woman approached by men, shot in face in Peoria parking lot; victim in critical condition

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:33:51 -0500

A woman remains in critical condition after being shot in the face after being approached by three men in a Peoria parking lot early Saturday morning.


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Residents protest Sen. Jeff Flake in Mesa, demand town-hall meetings

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:21:00 -0500

People took to the streets Saturday in Mesa to protest U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s decision to not hold town hall meetings.


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San Tan Valley man Tyler Kost released from jail after 3 years in teen sex-crimes case

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:00:07 -0500

Tyler Kost was freed from jail Friday and back home with his family, three years after the former Pinal County sheriff labeled him a teenage serial rapist.


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Syrian sweets sales offer bakery owner a way to give back, Arizona refugees chance to thrive

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:35:31 -0500

The program helps Syrian refugees bake and sell traditional pastries for income, while introducing them to the wider community.


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Smithsonian commissions Chandler Navajo designer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:27:44 -0500

Jared Yazzie started by screenprinting shirts and selling them at flea markets. Now his work is in a Smithsonian museum.


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U.S. 60 reopens following fiery crash

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:04:15 -0500

U.S. 60 westbound near Mill Avenue was briefly closed Saturday after multiple vehicles collided and one caught fire.


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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office: No more 'courtesy holds' for federal immigration agents

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:01:39 -0500

Kavanagh said he was "very disappoin, a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1070, said he believes Penzone's action violates the provisions of that law that still stand requiring local law enforcement to cooperate with federal agents in immigration enforcemetn


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'It's just horrible': Dragging death of Great Dane under investigation in Pinal County

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:55:33 -0500

The dragging death of a dog is under investigation in Pinal County. Officials say it appears to have been an accident.


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Flash-flood watch issued for Phoenix area, rain to continue all weekend

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:42:50 -0500

A flash-flood watch was issued for the Phoenix area from 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday afternoon, as heavy rains that began pounding Southern California earlier in the day take aim for Arizona this weekend.


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She had to sit in the back of the movie theater in Phoenix in 1943. Then she watched the city change

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:02:52 -0500

Jean Williams made a life in Phoenix at a time when she couldn't even try on a bathing suit in some stores. A lot of things changed since then but not enough for young people to stop working for more.


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I-10 on-, off-ramps closed at 16th Street in Phoenix for protest

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:58:08 -0500

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and Phoenix police blocked the freeway ramps just before 4 p.m.


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2 brothers indicted in 2016 Glendale murder

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:38:46 -0500

An Arizona grand jury indicted 2 brothers in connection with a Glendale murder that has gone unsolved for more than a year.


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Mesa Fire takes longtime supporters for a ride

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:48:53 -0500

Mesa Fire officials took longtime supporters Betty Lee, 90, and former mayor Wayne Pomeroy, 94, for a ride along


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Suspected shooter arrested in death of Phoenix teen

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:54:46 -0500

Police say Nathaniel Stokes, 19, shot and killed 17-year-old Carlos Villareal and left a 15-year-old critically injured.


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Surprise aims to become 'college town' with Ottawa University expansion

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:38:40 -0500

Officials from Surprise and Ottawa University announced Friday that the private, non-profit Christian university based in Kansas will develop a 35-acre campus next to the city's civic center.


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Phoenix woman, 'soft-hearted and loving,' slain in Florida double homicide

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:14:15 -0500

A Phoenix native who was killed in the Florida panhandle was remembered Friday by her father for her strength as a person and her loving nature.


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Update: Former Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd begins serving his 24-day sentence in Maricopa County Jail

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:44:33 -0500

Michael Floyd has begun serving a 24-day sentence in jail, to be followed by more than three months of house arrest, for an extreme DUI, records show.  


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Buckeye's Verrado to get Fry's Marketplace

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:23:34 -0500

A Fry's Marketplace with a Starbucks, wine-tasting bar and in-store chef will open in Buckeye's Verrado


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Chandler women cancel Nordstrom accounts for Ivanka Trump, go viral

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:34:46 -0500

A group of Chandler women posted a Facebook video of themselves cancelling Nordstrom accounts in support of Ivanka Trump.


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Cow struck by 'parking ot sweeper' in west Phoenix, dies

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:59:07 -0500

On February 17,2017 just before 4:00 am officers responded to the area of 4300 W. Van Buren Street reference a cow laying on the roadway. Officers arrived and it appeared as if the cow had been struck by a vehicle.


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Glendale police arrest 'trench coat flasher' suspect

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:10:09 -0500

Ezequiel Gardea Diaz, 34, is accused of flashing several high-school aged girls near a bus stop at 65th Ave and Bethany Home Road.


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Higley Unified School District offering preschool for 'highly gifted' toddlers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:57:18 -0500

The Higley Unified School District will offer "highly gifted" preschool for 4- and 5-year-olds with IQs of 130 or higher.


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Scottsdale and other Arizona cities put cash into Final Four

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:45:13 -0500

Scottsdale says the return on investment comes from booked hotel rooms and a share of the spotlight


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Former death-row inmate turned prisoner advocate: 'Hate the crime but still love the person'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:40:51 -0500

Takeaways from a lecture by one-time death-row inmate turned prisoner-rights advocate Shujaa Graham.


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See how 'Day Without Immigrants' protest affects Arizona

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:34:45 -0500

A third of students skipped class in Phoenix-area schools and Arizona businesses were closed for "Day Without Immigrants."


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Chandler crew member of crab boat lost in waters off Alaska remembered

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:35:26 -0500

A Chandler man who was aboard a commercial fishing vessel that sank off the coast of Alaska was memorialized on Facebook


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Tempe Fire, VA partner to help vets with in-home health care

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:07:55 -0500

The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department and the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System have created a "telemedicine" program for veterans living in Tempe. 


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Phoenix church turns to paint to express hope for peace

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:05:39 -0500

Dozens of people painted messages about hope and peace on canvases at a church on Roosevelt Row.


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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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