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Mesa selects Tucson assistant chief to lead police

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:03:48 -0400

Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista is a 31-year veteran of Tucson police.


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Arrested Mesa councilman's BAC found to be a 'super extreme' 0.22 percent

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:26:38 -0400

Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit.


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Quiz: How well do you know Mesa, Arizona?

Thu, 4 May 2017 11:35:55 -0400

So you think you know Mesa? Test your knowledge of the city's history with this quiz.


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YMCA boosts swimming lesson curriculum to reduce drownings

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:42:22 -0400

The YMCA is launching a new curriculum to boost water safety, and reduce the risk of drowning.


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Mesa will be first Arizona city with private jail

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:14:25 -0400

The Mesa City Council voted Monday to house misdemeanor offenders in a private jail in Florence.


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Viral video of Grand Canyon

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:56:02 -0400

A time-lapse video by Harun Mehmedinovic of Skyglow shows the Grand Canyon filled with oceanlike clouds as the sky above it is clear. Harun Mehmedinovic/Skyglow Project


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Pedestrian deaths prompt Mesa police to watch for jaywalkers

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:05 -0400

The Mesa Police Department is stepping up its efforts to discourage people from jaywalking after nine pedestrians and a bicyclist were killed in traffic accidents.


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Thousands of Arizonans lose 'in-network' insurance coverage at Dignity hospitals

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:00:33 -0400

Health Net customers who now get care at Dignity Health's St. Joseph's, Chander Regional or Mercy Gilbert hospitals will need to switch providers amid an insurance-contract dispute. Dignity estimates it affects 5,000 patients.


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6 ways you can accidentally start a wildfire

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:52:55 -0400

Although abandoned campfires cause plenty of wildfires in the high county, it’s a different story in the desert. Here are six ways you can accidentally start a wildfire.


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Outside fire spreads to Mesa home, collapsing roof

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:35:30 -0400

One person was treated for a minor smoke-inhalation injury, according to the Mesa Fire and Medical Department.


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Getting Arizona women into STEM

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:38:52 -0400

Dr. Elizabeth Hutchins is a researcher at TGen and talks about her research and working in the male-dominated STEM fields.


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He’s a good guy with a gun who saved a cop's life ​​​​​​​– and he’s for gun control

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:55:57 -0400

The man who saved a highway patrolman's life is a heavily-tattooed former felon who has thoughts on guns more complicated than you would expect.


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Thomas Yoxall, Good Samaritan who saved DPS trooper's life

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:31:07 -0400

Thomas Yoxall, the man who saved a DPS trooper's life on Interstate 10 in January 2017, talks about the incident while he walks around downtown Phoenix taking pictures of people he meets. Courtney Pedroza/azcentral


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Want to learn how to develop Apps? Take this course

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:11:39 -0400

Mesa Community College is one of six schools in nation to offer Apple's new app development program. The material is also available as a free download on Apple's iBook store.


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4 Phoenix-area restaurants on this week's list

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:08 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of May 8.


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What are those giant birds in the neighborhood?

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:05 -0400

Only in Arizona: Don't be alarmed at first sight, there's no mistaking great blue herons with ducks, owls or seasonal geese.


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Arizona State Library archives protect our past

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:28:36 -0400

Ted Hale, director of archives and records management for the Arizona State Library, talks about the responsibility of caring for historical documents, photographs and maps from the birth of the Arizona Territory 'til today. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com


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

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:59:28 -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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Arizona programs benefit from tribal gaming

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:21:41 -0400

Arizona's tribes are required to share a portion of their casino gaming revenue with several state programs, including schools, tourism and wildlife conservation.


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Aces: List of golf holes in one in Arizona 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:05 -0400

This is a list of golf holes in one reported to The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.


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3 hurt in 'fiery' crash involving semi-truck on I-10 north of Tucson

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:56:23 -0400

A crash involving two commercial trucks and another vehicle shut down Interstate 10 in both directions northwest of Tucson late Monday afternoon.


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Hang on to those balloons: Mylar balloons can cause power outages

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:30:15 -0400

SRP is asking people to hold onto their Mylar balloons at graduation ceremonies. They can cause serious damage and power failure when in contact with power lines.


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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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