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Peoria purchases Sunrise Mountain for $7 million

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:42:14 -0400

Peoria will spend $7 million to purchase the remainder of a mountain and maintain it as the Sunrise Mountain Preserve.


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Luke Air Force Base's F-35 program could be boosted by Trump budget

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:44:01 -0400

Here's how President Trump's budget outline and its increases in military spending could affect Luke Air Force Base.


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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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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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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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Glendale man arrested in Peoria attack on teen girl, 17

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:19:10 -0400

Police say Jacob Naranjo approached a girl from behind and then grabbed her by the neck and pressed an unknown object to the side of her head, which police now believe was a set of garden shears.


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Who decides to mail you that speed-camera ticket — the police or camera operators?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:36:27 -0400

Valley cities hire companies to operate and manage photo enforcement cameras, but some offer more freedom than others.


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DEA: More than 30 Maricopa County deaths linked to cartel-made drugs

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:00:54 -0400

The deaths, recorded from May 2015 to February 2017, were reportedly from black-market pills laced with illegally made fentanyl.


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Born in Mexico, he bleeds red, white and blue. Now, this wounded warrior gets a mortgage-free home in Sun City

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:21:42 -0400

Retired Army veteran Alexis Jacquez Gamez and his family were gifted a mortgage-free home in Sun City from a non-profit.


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Census Bureau: Maricopa County fastest growing in country

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:45:23 -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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Motorcyclist faces 2nd-degree murder charge in crash that killed woman

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:45:18 -0400

A typical fatal crash results in manslaughter, but the circumstances in this instant could result in harsher punishment.


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Glendale police: Motorcycle passenger in fatal accident identified

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:25:14 -0400

Editor's note: An earlier version of the story had an incorrect name for the driver of the motorcycle.


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

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:36:55 -0400

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


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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.



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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Phoenix area celebrates conservation on World Water Day via Twitter

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:17 -0400

Wednesday is Water Conservation Day. While this day is celebrated around the world, places like Arizona are especially in tune to water conservation and innovation.


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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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5 ways kids can enjoy Final Four events in Phoenix

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:01:31 -0400

Families can experience the Final Four in Phoenix with music, games, basketball clinics and more


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Maricopa County homeowners: Watch out for this property-deed scam

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:30:03 -0400

Homeowners should beware of letters urging recipients to pay to receive a copy of their property deeds, the county says.


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Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes U.S. 93 north of Kingman

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:41:49 -0400

Two people have been killed in an eight-vehicle accident that forced closure of the main highway from northwest Arizona to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.


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Suspect arrested in Glendale sexual assault

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Glendale residence earlier this month, police said.


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Phoenix-area courts provide alternate path for mentally ill

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:04:04 -0500

Mental-health courts are spreading throughout the Phoenix area and country as a way to simplify the judicial process for people with mental illnesses.


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Live or die on Phoenix-area freeways: It's your choice

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:28:27 -0500

Arizona ranks above the national average for fatal crashes on freeways, and many are caused by a poor human choice.


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Peoria Old Town redevelopment stirs hopes, fears

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:59:19 -0500

Peoria officials say a redevelopment project in the Old Town district is separate from a citywide code-enforcement push.


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Peoria Police Department, union clash over staffing, response times

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:40 -0400

The Peoria police union, Police Department and city are engaged in a public feud over turnover rates and response times.


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The birds next door: Glendale backyard-chicken proposal sparks heated debate

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:47 -0400

A plan to allow chickens in Glendale backyards has sparked a heated debate and left residents with ruffled feathers.


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Goldwater sues Peoria over subsidies to Huntington University

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:40:45 -0400

The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against Peoria alleging the city gave illegal subsidies to a satellite university campus.


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Downtown Glendale: 10 don't-miss spots

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:54 -0400

Downtown Glendale has many fun places to visit, from Catlin Court to Haus Murphy's, antique shops and Cerreta Candy Company. Here are don't-miss spots.


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