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Spring training kicks off with pitch-perfect spring weather

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:27:17 -0500

The weekend was expected to pitch us perfect spring weather for the kickoff of spring-training games. 


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Sheriff's Office: Teen dead after Laveen shooting

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:44:04 -0500

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in a shooting in Laveen on Friday night, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.


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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reverses course, will allow ICE agents to pick up migrants inside jails

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:50:35 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening that his agency would begin transferring inmates potentially in violation of federal immigration law to ICE officers within the confines of the county jail.


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Arizona animal shelters derail effort to regulate veterinarians

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:24:16 -0500

Three of Arizona's biggest animal-welfare agencies opposed efforts to regulate veterinarians in shelters.


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Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:18 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.


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Toddler hit by broom handle; Phoenix day-care director, worker arrested

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:16:45 -0500

Phoenix police arrested a south Phoenix day-care employee on suspicion of child abuse after a 21-month-old boy was struck twice by a broom handle, suffering a 4-inch cut on his face, according to police and court documents.


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ADOT having a blast on state highway between Globe, Winkelman

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:07:13 -0500

ADOT has started a controlled-blasting project along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman.


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9 Phoenix-area road projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:49:48 -0500

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


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'Let's go shoot guns,' he said, and then it got real

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:50:10 -0500

We were headed into the desert to shoot guns all Charlie's Angels style, but as the bullets thudded into the dirt, it suddenly wasn't anything like TV.


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More than 600 pounds of marijuana seized in bust, Pinal County Sheriff's Office says

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:21:59 -0500

Six-hundred-thirty-three pounds of marijuana were seized by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Thursday on Highway 77.


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Backers seek state money for Giffords shooting memorial

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:14:26 -0500

Supporters of a planned memorial honoring the victims of the January 2011 mass shooting near Tucson seek $2.5 million from the state.


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Central and northern Arizona Goodwills to merge

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:13 -0500

Goodwill of Central Arizona will merge with Goodwill of Northern Arizona, officials say it will benefit previously scaled back programs.


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A blink, a frown: Finding hope after Buckeye grad's massive stroke

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:21:15 -0500

A fundraiser on Saturday at Verrado High School will go to help cover Andrew Ochoa's unrelenting medical costs.


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Valley Metro makes transportation more convenient

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:36:02 -0500

Valley Metro makes transportation more convenient



Former Phoenix police officer pleads guilty to killing wife, man who stopped to help her

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:30:32 -0500

A former Phoenix police officer who was charged in the shooting deaths of his wife and a motorist near Loop 202 last summer pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Friday.


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Penzone to Homeland Security: Give me a 'responsible, ethical and legal solution' on holding migrants

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:23:57 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking for guidance from the director of the Department of Homeland Security about "courtesy detainers" for suspected immigration-law violators and other areas of immigration enforcement.


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Buckeye teacher pleads not guilty to sexual conduct with foreign-exchange student, 17

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48:49 -0500

A Buckeye elementary school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old foreign-exchange student pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.


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Police: Scottsdale woman goes missing in San Diego

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:22:03 -0500

A 30-year-old Scottsdale woman disappeared Sunday morning while on a weekend trip to San Diego, police said.


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Scottsdale utility rates may rise for 2nd time in 3 years

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:48:45 -0500

City officials propose raising water and sewer rates by about 2.8 percent beginning in November.


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Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:57:20 -0500

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane discussed the controversial Desert Discovery Center project during his "State of the City" speech.


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Phoenix activists to Mexico: Halt U.S. corn imports to protest Trump policies

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:58:01 -0500

A Phoenix group has started a movement to pressure Mexican lawmakers to stop buying corn from the United States in response to Trump administration policies they see as hostile toward Mexico and undocumented immigrants.


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Sheriff's Department: Tucson murder suspect arrested

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:51:14 -0500

The Pima County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man in connection with a Tucson homicide.


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Defendant in 2012 Shapiro murders pleads guilty in separate case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:55:46 -0500

Michael Crane, accused of murdering Glenna and Lawrence Shapiro, pleaded guilty to burglary and assault charges stemming from 2011 and 2012 criminal cases,


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Equipment damaged in secured area at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:14:52 -0500

PHOENIX - Authorities say someone entered a secured area at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and damaged electrical equipment.


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Phoenix veteran struggles to repay National Guard bonus

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:33:38 -0500

Army National Guard wants $15,000 enlistment bonus back, saying veteran didn't serve in Arizona long enough before transferring to Nevada


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Man sentenced to 10 years for police chase though Mesa, other Phoenix-area cities

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:45:49 -0500

Joshua Monigold was sentenced to prison for leading police on a high-speed car chase through the Valley in March 2016.


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Phoenix man gets probation in child pornography case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:11:05 -0500

Phoenix man Christopher Madill, who was arrested in 2015 on child-pornography charges, was sentenced to probation.


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ICE field director talks about changes in MCSO detention policy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:42:36 -0500

Enrique Lucero, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Phoenix, talks on Feb. 24, 2017, about a dispute with MCSO over courtesy holds for detainees. Hours later, the dispute was resolved. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com


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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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'Everybody Loves Somebody' star José María Yazpik talks bilingual rom-com

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:10:01 -0500

The actor, a star in his native Mexico, talks about making his first romantic comedy.


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