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Man to Mesa police: 'Why didn't you shoot to kill?'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:45:42 -0400

Police reports said that Mark Knourek told officers he lunged at them with a 16-inch dagger because he wanted them to shoot him.


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Phoenix police suspect driver who fatally hit pedestrian was impaired

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:58:55 -0400

Phoenix police suspect a driver was impaired when he hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking on Osborn Road near 14th Street.


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How did early Arizonans possibly bear this heat?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:00:04 -0400

They suffered just as we do but took it in good stride. Apparently, they only thought 100-degree-plus weather was bad if there was humidity.


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Video shows man lighting Phoenix LGBT youth center on fire

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:33:32 -0400

Officials say video shows a man, now identified as 26-year-old Darren William Beach Jr., pouring liquid on the center's floor that goes up in flames.


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I-17 frontage road crash near Glendale Road leaves 1 dead

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:44:10 -0400

A man died early Thursday after a crash on an Interstate 17 frontage road, officials said.


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Families of 3 victims in Hamilton High sex-assault case seek $20 million in damages

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:16:35 -0400

Families of three students allegedly sexually assaulted by Hamilton High School football players are seeking a total of $20 million in damages.


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Stunning footage of Tanque Verde Falls flood rescue near Tucson released

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:26:18 -0400

The Pima County Sheriff's Department released a video of the stunning rescue of a young boy who was stranded in a flood at Tanque Verde Falls.


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Bicyclist hit by Valley Metro bus in Mesa dies

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:49:04 -0400

Police said the man was biking against the flow of traffic when he veered into the path of the bus.


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Woman pawned 90 Scottsdale library DVDs -- and now faces theft charges, records say

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:30:56 -0400

A woman faces theft-related charges after she pawned 90 DVDs that her children borrowed from the Scottsdale Public Library, according to records.


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Sedona man gets 120-year prison sentence in child porn case

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:00:11 -0400

A Sedona jewelry store owner has been sentenced for 120 years in state prison for child pornography.


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Woman injured in west Phoenix shooting

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:26:42 -0400

Officers responded to the scene near 67th Avenue and Van Buren Street at around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.


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50 students start down grueling path in Mayo Med School's inaugural Scottsdale class

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:29:46 -0400

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Scottsdale opened its inaugural year with faculty offering students tips on how to survive stresses and strains.


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Phoenix police shoot, kill man on bike who fired at them, officials say

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:21:00 -0400

Phoenix police shot and killed a man riding a bicycle who refused to stop for officers and fired a gun at them as he tried to flee, police said.


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Report: Wrong-way driver who killed 2 sisters, self had high BAC level

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:50:42 -0400

Keaton Allison, 21, hit and killed sisters Karli and Kelsey Richardson on Good Friday this year. Reports show his BAC level was extremely high.


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Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction destroyed in fire

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:54:44 -0400

A fire broke out overnight at the Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction and consumed the historic restaurant near Lost Dutchman State Park.


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Arizona nursing board: GCU's RN program has made 'tremendous improvements' since censure

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:46:32 -0400

Grand Canyon University's RN program, censured last year by the state board for alleged violations of nursing rules, has improved, board official says


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When drive-in restaurants made their way to Mesa

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:22:42 -0400

Mesa history: The Marquee is believed to have been Mesa's first drive-in restaurant as Americans took advantage of their automobiles' convenience.


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Mesa police body-camera footage from an officer-involved shooting in 2016

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:21:47 -0400

Mesa police on July 26, 2017, released body-camera footage, 911 audio and reports from a June 2016 police shooting that occurred during a domestic-violence call.


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Dramatic footage shows hiker rescue at Tanque Verde Falls

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:16:45 -0400

Seventeen hikers were stranded by a flash flood at Tanque Verde Falls on July 23, 2017. Here is an in-helicopter view of a rescue. Pima County Sheriff's Department


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McCain takes on Trump over ban on transgender people in the military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:11:41 -0400

Sen. John McCain, the Armed Services chairman, is criticizing President Trump's decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military.


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McCain wants these 3 things in the Senate health bill

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:58:26 -0400

Sen. John McCain has filed three amendments he wants added to Senate health-care bill. The changes will lessen the proposal's hit to Arizona's budget.


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CK Valenti Designs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:57:09 -0400




Arson at youth LGBT center in Phoenix

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:47:38 -0400

The Phoenix Fire Department releases surveillance footage of a man who officials say set on fire a center for LGBT youth in Phoenix on July 12, 2017.


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Baby found at Tempe grocery store

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:22:08 -0400

Tempe police have released body-camera footage of a newborn found June 4, 2017, outside a Food City store. Tempe Police Department



2 killed when semitruck filled with lumber rolls over on State Route 87

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:13:22 -0400

Two people was killed after a semitruck loaded with lumber rolled over on State Route 87 north of Mesa, officials said.


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An interview with the golfers shared water with a coyote

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:08:47 -0400

Dan Reeves and Ryan Taplin share their story of a Scottsdale coyote with azcentral.com reporter Kaila White.



Former Tempe Police Chief files lawsuit against city

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:47:20 -0400

Former Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff filed a civil suit against the city of Tempe claiming the city breached a non-disparagement clause in his retirement agreement.


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Phoenix man gets 68 years in Bundy Ranch standoff

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:47:21 -0400

The infamous standoff stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014.


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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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