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Mesa could be first city in Arizona to privatize jail operations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:36:35 -0400

Mesa is considering contracting CoreCivic to transport and house misdemeanor offenders as Maricopa County jail costs rise.


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Loving a foster child and never letting her go

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:14 -0400

We made a family with this little girl, aunts and uncles and cousins, none of us really related. And when she found her own family, there was room for all of us.


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I-17, Loop 101 projects to snarl weekend travel

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:29:18 -0400

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


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Census Bureau: Maricopa County fastest growing in country

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:14:40 -0400

The Census Bureau says Arizona's Maricopa County has replaced Texas' Harris County as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth.


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How safe are smart devices in your home?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:04:15 -0400

If you plan on installing these devices in your home or business, understanding the security issues is pretty important.


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Police: Mesa woman missing, endangered

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:22:14 -0400

Elizabeth Chambers, 35, was last seen Tuesday in the area of University Drive and Greenfield Road in Mesa.


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FC Arizona soccer team creating buzz in metro Phoenix

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:14:54 -0400

FC Arizona, which plays at Mesa Community College, is creating buzz in the Phoenix area after debuting with a blowout win.


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Jungle parks, reptile gardens, alligator farms, oh my! The Phoenix area's earliest animal parks

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:04:10 -0400

Mesa history: Zoos are an amenity that seems to come to mature cities. For the Salt River Valley, that took many years


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Trump budget would cut funds used for 'most vulnerable,' Valley officials say

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:49:15 -0400

Here's how Trump's proposed budget cuts could affect programs Valley cities rely on the serve lower-income residents.


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White rhino LouLou moves into Phoenix Zoo

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:28 -0400

LouLou the white rhino is unlike any of her predecessors at the Phoenix Zoo in that she loves to wallow in water and mud.


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What Trump budget cuts would mean for arts, public radio, TV in Arizona

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:44:31 -0400

Here's how President Trump's budget outline might affect public-radio stations and culture and arts programs in Arizona.


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18 best events, shows and concerts this week in Phoenix

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:03:24 -0400

This weekend's events range from outdoor expos to concerts to festivals.


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Bearizona Wildlife Park in northern Arizona evacuated; search on for armed suspect

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:01:32 -0400

Bearizona Wildlife Park has been evacuated as Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies search for suspect John Freeman.


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Missing Tucson woman, 87, found dead

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:10 -0400

A Silver Alert had been issued for Ramilda Guglielmo on Sunday morning. Her body was found Monday morning.


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DES says Arizona jobseekers' personal information stolen during hack

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:02:43 -0400

PHOENIX - Hackers may have stolen personal information from people who used a job search database used by Arizona and 9 other states.


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Wrong-way crash ends with aggravated DUI charge

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:20:42 -0400

Five people were injured in the crashes and were treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries.


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Mesa may privatize jail operations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:46:50 -0400

Mesa could be the first city in Arizona to privatize its jail operations. Jessica Boehm/azcentral.com


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Bitten by the collecting bug: Arizona couple's insect collection valued at $10 million will go to ASU

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:04:34 -0400

A Green Valley couple who spent 60 years collecting 1.25 million insects are donating their specimens to ASU.


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My Turn: Your Muslim neighbors and friends share your values

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:03:39 -0400

People of all faiths must stand together against those who perpetuate hate and violence.


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Arizona couple donates a fortune in bugs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:30:39 -0400

Charlie and Lois O’Brien have spent 60 years amassing a collection of 1.25 million insects. Their donation to ASU came about because of the couple's relationship with Nico Franz, an associate ASU professor. Video courtesy of Deanna Dent.



Rain, strong winds sweep into Phoenix area; 2,500 people lose power

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:31:41 -0400

The storm system also was expected to bring a significant drop in temperatures, a sharp turn from the 90-degree highs the region has been experiencing since this month.


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Dust storm hits Falcon Park in Phoenix

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:05:51 -0400

A dust storm cancels a soccer match on March 22, 2017, at Falcon Park in west Phoenix. Daniel Gonzalez/The Republic


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Clouds over Phoenix

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:04:05 -0400

Time-lapse video show clouds that appear as a pinwheel over Phoenix at sunset in March 2017. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com


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Don't-miss these 19 kids events in Phoenix, 3/22-26

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:27:00 -0400

Looking for somewhere to take your kids in metro Phoenix? We have some great, and sometimes free, ideas.


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15-year-old boy hit by car near Dobson High School in Mesa

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:04 -0400

The teen was on his bike when he was struck by the vehicle. He was taken to a hospital.


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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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Mesa unveils new all-abilities playground

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:38:20 -0500

Mesa's newest playground is universally accessible, designed for kids with disabilities and without.


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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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