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Downtown Mesa soon will get an influx of artists. Here's why.

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:54:41 -0400

Artspace Lofts, a 50-unit artist colony, broke ground in downtown Mesa and will bring housing options for artists and their families to live and work.


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Immigration arrests in Arizona soar under President Donald Trump

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:13:50 -0400

ICE arrested 1,770 immigrants in Arizona during the first 100 days of Trump's administration, an increase of nearly 12.6 percent.


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Man with 4 guns, knife arrested at Phoenix Comicon; costume props now banned

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:47:04 -0400

Phoenix police arrested an armed man at Phoenix Comicon after a struggle Thursday afternoon.


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Oust Mesa Councilman 'Wasted Winkle,' Arizona Republican Party says

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:45:18 -0400

The Arizona GOP launched a petition calling for Councilman Ryan Winkle's resignation.


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Arizona wildfires: Drones hinder fight vs. Pinal Fire; 1 operator cited

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:36:06 -0400

Find the latest news about wildfires across Arizona, including road closures, evacuation orders, fire weather alerts and what to watch for day by day.


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Arizona Summit Law School told to create financial safety net for students as precaution

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:06:10 -0400

State board that authorizes for-profit schools is monitoring law school after American Bar Association put school on probation in March.


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$20M to help fund new Great Hearts charter school

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:59:43 -0400

The new school will be built using as much as $20 million in tax-free bonds recently approved by Maricopa County's Industrial Development Authority and donor contributions.


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Utility owner, ex-regulator, lobbyist indicted on bribery, fraud charges

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:57:56 -0400

Former Corporation Commission member Gary Pierce, utility owner George Johnson and two others were indicted on bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges.


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Father of suspect in 'Serial Street Shooter' case has ties to Mexican pop music and 'Breaking Bad'

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:32:21 -0400

The latest plot twist in Phoenix's 'Serial Street Shooter' case is worthy of a 'Law and Order' episode.


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Documenting Hate: Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:59:28 -0400

We want to get a handle on hate crimes and bias incidents in Arizona and the nation. Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident.


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6 Arizona young women are taking on the STEM gender gap

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:00:01 -0400

Six young Arizona women look to close gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields.


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He walked in to a Phoenix Circle K to buy cigarettes, walked out with cash register drawer

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:00:37 -0400

After a Circkle K clerk refused to sell him cigarettes, the man walked behind the counter and demanded that she open the cash register.


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Woman shot at graduation party in Phoenix

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:03:18 -0400

Witnesses told police the woman was shot by a man she had been arguing with early Thursday.


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Casino gambling's effect on Arizona education: $45 a year per kid

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:54:49 -0400

Tribal casinos give Arizona about $45 million a year to help fund education for the state's 1.1 million kids in public schools.


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Take that, Philly: Phoenix reclaims title of 5th-largest U.S. city

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:31:46 -0400

Phoenix earned two national distinctions with U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday: 5th-largest city and fastest-growing city.


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Mountain Ridge High School wrestlers tied to 5 assault reports in Glendale

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:42:20 -0400

Wrestlers from Mountain Ridge High School have been tied to at least five reports alleging assault on or near campus during the current school year, Glendale police records show.


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Why Scottsdale is, and isn't, a hub for fake news

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:00:42 -0400

Dozens of fake news websites are registered in Scottsdale, but that doesn't mean the people running the sites are Scottsdale residents. Here's why.


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Man dies after being pulled from Phoenix canal

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:58:06 -0400

Crews performed CPR on the man but he was pronounced dead after being transported to Banner Estrella Medical Center.


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Man arrested after Avondale apartment fire

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:02:56 -0400

Officials said the incident is being investigated for "possible criminal activity."


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Lifeblood of Phoenix: 7 things to know about canals

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:59:51 -0400

Everyday, thousands of Phoenicians drive over canals that crisscross the metro area, likely without ever realizing it.


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Phoenix armed robber hits 6 stores in 3 weeks

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:43:10 -0400

Police are searching for an armed robber who has stolen money and cigarettes from six different locations.


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Comicon incident press conference

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:15:57 -0400

Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune discusses the incident with an armed man who was arrested at Phoenix Comicon on May 25, 2017. Kellie Hwang/azcentral.com


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Man with multiple guns arrested at Phoenix Comicon

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:31:53 -0400

Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested after making menacing social-media posts about officers and had weapons inside the Convention Center. Azcentral's Kellie Hwang brings you the story from the scene. Patrick Breen/azcentral.com


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Phoenix armed robber shown at convenience store

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:27:16 -0400

Phoenix police are seeking an armed robber who struck at several convenience stores between March 27, 2017, and April 17, 2017. Here is surveillance video from some of the robberies.


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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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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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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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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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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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