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3 new hotels in downtown Phoenix to bring hundreds of rooms

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:27:57 -0400

Downtown Phoenix is getting hundreds of new hotel rooms from three major brands.


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Phoenix office evacuated for 'brown substance' left on chairs, keyboards

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:57:43 -0400

Hazardous materials crews are investigating a "brown substance" that was left on multiple chairs and keyboards at a Wells Fargo office building in north Phoenix.


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Gilbert budget: More police officers, parks and downtown parking

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:30:04 -0400

Gilbert plans to add more than a dozen police officers, two new parks and a 600-spot, downtown parking garage.


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Maricopa County ups the ante for cops and courts; homeless and animal shelters face budget cuts

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:20:25 -0400

Maricopa County unveils its $2.5 billion budget on Monday. It contains no new taxes and modest increases for a few agencies such as the Sheriff's Office.


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Train, car crash in Glendale at Grand Avenue

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:37:38 -0400

No one was injured when a car and train collided. The intersection of Grand Avenue and Bethany Home was closed.


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On the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth, a new vision for Taliesin West

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:53:59 -0400

With the 150th anniversary of the famed architect's birthday approaching, the foundation that runs his estate and the architectural school in Scottsdale is renewing its commitment to his legacy.


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Terrier saved from Thai dog meat trade now up for adoption

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:29:21 -0400

Danica, a 5-year-old, medium-sized terrier mix, saved from Thailand's illegal dog meat trade, is looking for a permanent home.


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

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:36:02 -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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Cars, guns and pawn shops: The case against the 'Serial Street Shooter' suspect

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:00:05 -0400

Police say ballistics evidence and pawn shop records tie Aaron Saucedo to the "Serial Street Shooter" case.


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Feds seize guns of 8 Chinese students at University of Arizona

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:28:16 -0400

Authorities have cited at least eight Chinese students at the UA for fraudulently obtaining resident hunting licenses, and also seized from them a number of firearms obtained using those licenses.


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Victims identified in separate Mesa homicides

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:57:23 -0400

The Mesa Police Department on Friday afternoon identified the victims in two separate homicide cases as 31-year-old Jorge Alcantar and 20-year-old Cristian Camarena.


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Gilbert superintendent leaving for Hawaii position

Sat, 20 May 2017 23:55:07 -0400

Dr. Christina Kishimoto signed a three-year contract to serve as the Hawaii State Department of Education Superintendent beginning Aug. 1.


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Police: Woman found stabbed at Tempe light rail stop

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:37:48 -0400

A woman was stabbed near a light rail stop Saturday afternoon. Tempe police were looking for the assailant.


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2-year-old pulled from Gilbert pool

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:44:03 -0400

A 2-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being pulled from a Gilbert pool.


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Man sought in Metro PCS robbery in Phoenix

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:09:00 -0400

Unidentified man robs cellphone retailer; Phoenix Police need help identifying. Offering reward for information.


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DES: Clerk sat on Arizona unemployment appeals for years to avoid work

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:15:53 -0400

Officials say a lone Department of Economic Security clerk trying to avoid work hid hundreds of unemployment appeal requests over more than three years rather than filing them with the Arizona Court of Appeals.


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Mother of pregnant woman: 'He watched my daughter die'

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:31:36 -0400

The mother of a pregnant 22-year-old Glendale woman who died in 2014 said she's found some peace following the arrest this week of the man who police said was supposed to love and take care of her daughter but instead let her perish.


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Police: Man who shot at Glendale officer during fight is later found dead

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:39:28 -0400

Police said a group of people were fighting near 63rd and Missouri avenues Friday afternoon when a suspect shot a man and fired toward an officer approaching the scene.


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Police: Man arrested in Peoria in robbery that forced school lockdowns

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:09:54 -0400

Police arrested 24-year-old Shaquille Raglin in connection with an armed robbery on Thursday in Peoria.


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Westgate microbrewery blends beer with bowling

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:00:05 -0400

Tavern+Bowl introduces a microbrewery and bowling to Glendale's entertainment district.


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Iconic Phoenix Trotting Park along I-10 in Goodyear set for demolition

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:00:01 -0400

The massive and long-abandoned Phoenix Trotting Park along Interstate 10 in Goodyear will be demolished by the end of the year.


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Police: Phoenix caregiver let pregnant, quadriplegic fiancee die

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:16:50 -0400

Police say Andres Bohn Reyes, 28, knowingly denied his pregnant fiancée, Bridget Charlebois, vital medical assistance that could have saved her and her unborn son in Feb. 2014.


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2 former Mountain Ridge High School wrestlers indicted in sexual assault case

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:33:59 -0400

The teens are accused of sexually assaulting their teammate during a December wrestling tournament in Holbrook.


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Tempe Fire Department will get new fire station and program

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:37:05 -0400

The Tempe Fire Department will be getting a new fire station and launching a pilot program intended to boost response times.


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Speak up: Are you for or against a Christmas tree atop Camelback Mountain?

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:39 -0400

A city of Phoenix committee is hearing public comment at its meeting Monday night about whether the city should allow a Christmas tree on top of Camelback Mountain in December.


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Robber draws gun inside Phoenix cellphone store

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:59:43 -0400

A man featured in a video released Sunday is wanted in connection with the May 13 robbery of a Metro PCS store in Phoenix, authorities said.


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Friends remember Tempe shooting victims

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:14:40 -0400

Family and friends gather to share memories of Kayon Williams and DeSean Estrada.


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Foster Terrier looking for forever home

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:28:48 -0400

After being saved from an illegal meat trade in Thailand last year, a Valley foster dog is looking for a forever home.


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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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