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Mesa mayor encourages Flake to run for president, appears to call Trump an 'idiot'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:36:38 -0500

Mesa Mayor John Giles encouraged Sen. Jeff Flake to run for president and appeared to call President Donald Trump an "idiot," video from ABC 15 shows.


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Have you heard the one about the comedy club in downtown Mesa?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:04 -0500

Chris Zuiker loves to laugh and opened Comedy Off Main St in Mesa in June. The comedy club hosts stand-up comedians, open mic nights and classes.


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St. Mary's Food Bank still needs 6,500 turkeys

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:16:43 -0500

St. Mary's Food Bank had 500 turkeys going into its Super Saturday Turkey Drive on Nov. 18, 2017. The goal is to collect 7,000 for Thanksgiving.


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'We just couldn't wait for today to come': 229 kids adopted in Maricopa County Saturday

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:49:46 -0500

Judges on Saturday were expected to finalize 229 adoptions in Maricopa County Superior Court as part of National Adoption Day.


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Former Mesa police officer's murder trial: What we know

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:19:34 -0500

A summary of the trial so far for Philip "Mitch" Brailsford, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed Texas man.


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Blue eyes, brown eyes: What Jane Elliott's famous exercise says about race 50 years on

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:19:13 -0500

Jane Elliott wanted to teach her third graders an important lesson about race and equality nearly 50 years ago, and she's still teaching.


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Police are using face-recognition tech, and every Arizona driver is in system

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:51:59 -0500

Since last year, Arizona's Department of Public safety has been using facial-recognition software for crime fighting.


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Restaurant inspections: 11 Phoenix-area eateries on this week's list

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:41:57 -0500

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Oct. 30.


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Are alcoholic beverages coming to the Harkins movie theater near you?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:02 -0500

Harkins Theatres has liquor licenses pending for two Chandler and Phoenix locations and plans an in-lobby bar for a one of its theaters in Peoria.


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No matter what happens to Buckhorn Baths, new book helps story live on

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:03 -0500

The Sept. 1 sale of the 81-year-old property has left the future of the motel and museum very much up in the air. And many unanswered questions.


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Mesa police release composite sketch of home intruder

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:48:17 -0500

The woman was watching television in her third-floor apartment when someone entered through the patio door.


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Dying to lose weight: The lucrative ties between border surgeries and U.S. middlemen

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:35 -0500

Patients who had weight-loss surgery in Mexico say people and companies with Arizona ties profit through referrals and mislead by minimizing risks.


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AG Brnovich applauds new FCC rules to help block robocalls

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:17:39 -0500

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and 29 other state attorneys general had urged the FCC to adopt new rules for robocalls.


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Report: 1 in 4 childhood deaths in Arizona last year was preventable

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:16:27 -0500

Dr. Mary Ellen Rimsza, who oversees the study, highlighted 79 deaths traced to unsafe sleep conditions, which occurred primarily with infants.


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Arizona Town Hall harsh on state leaders, calls for school tax hike, more pay for teachers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:08:17 -0500

Arizona Town Hall participants had harsh words for state leaders and big ideas for solutions to the state's education-funding crisis.


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Former Mesa police sergeant backs decision by officer now on trial in fatal shooting

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:52:27 -0500

Former Mesa police Sgt. Charles Langley testified Tuesday in Philip “Mitch” Brailsford's murder trial that he, too, would have shot Daniel Shaver.


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Detective: 'Vital' information left out of Mesa officers' fatal-shooting reports

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:50:01 -0500

A Mesa detective testified in an ex-officer’s trial that he became suspicious of officers’ omitting “vital information” from fatal-shooting reports.


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Chandler, Gilbert police begin carrying opioid overdose drug and putting it to use

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:30:04 -0500

Chandler, Gilbert, Surprise and other Valley police now carry naloxone, a rescue drug for opioid overdoses. Other metro Phoenix departments may follow


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Police: Man set fires at Mesa complex to get back at management

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:14:51 -0500

Police said 51-year-old Steven Ben Hines told investigators he was unhappy with the apartment complex's management.


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New owners look to revive historic Castle Hot Springs Resort

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:15:54 -0500

New developer plans to restore one of state's original resorts northwest of Valley to former glory.


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Arizona veterans commit suicide at quadruple the rate of civilians, ASU study says

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:04:05 -0500

An ASU study found that military veterans in Arizona are nearly four times more likely to commit suicide than non-veterans.


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High school football updates: 3A, 2A semifinals

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:59:05 -0500

Join azcentral sports reporters and Arizona high school football fans on Saturday for a live chat.


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Watch billiard balls do simple math

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:18:45 -0500

Milton Williams' Binary Adder is a machine that does simple math using billiard balls. It was demonstrated at Mesa's Main Street Prototyping Festival on Nov. 17, 2017.


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Kids create a beat using car parts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:46:10 -0500

Car Tune turns auto parts into percussion instruments at Mesa's Main Street Prototyping Festival on Nov. 17, 2017.


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Horse trailer overturns near Cordes Junction, shutting I-17

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:40:38 -0500

After a horse trailer with eight animals crashed on I-17 south of Flagstaff, DPS officials closed down a part of the freeway for several hours.


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Sunrise Mountain passing duo to make modeling debut the day after semifinal

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:23:27 -0500

High school football notes: Peoria Sunrise Mountain duo will model and dance down a runway; catching up with ex-Chandler QB Bryce Perkins.


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Old train at Mesa park to be restored and unfenced after 24 years

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 15:17:06 -0400

The historic train at Pioneer Park, which once faced an uncertain fate, will stay at the park after a yearlong makeover.


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Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:02:24 -0500

A soccer stadium near the Loop 101 and 202 is the latest major proposal for the burgeoning sports entertainment mecca.


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Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:24:34 -0500

ASU is open to discussion, but Mesa's mayor said a tax hike won't be part of a plan after voters rejected the initial proposal.


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Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:04:09 -0500

With emergency health-care costs skyrocketing and scrutiny of police rising, expectations are high for the next Mesa police and fire chiefs.


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Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:19 -0500

Construction has begun on the $153 million light-rail extension in Mesa, which will take the rail line to Gilbert Road.


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Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:54 -0400

Mesa soon will implement state-of-the-art, crime-predicting software officials say could help police stop burglaries, drug deals and other crimes before they happen.


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‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:38:16 -0400

Two years after historic floods ravaged west Mesa, the devastated Emerald Acres neighborhood has largely recovered. But reminders of the destruction persist.


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Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:16:45 -0400

Many have received help because last spring Mesa joined a national effort to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness.


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Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:09:36 -0500

From pizza to comics, downtown Mesa has everything you need to have a good time. There are many restaurants within walking distance from theaters, museums and unique stores. Here are our favorite spots.


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