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West Valley cities reach pre-recession revenues

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:11:42 -0400

Avondale, Goodyear and Peoria are in the midst of budget-making. Here's what to expect.


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Man killed by train in Peoria

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:58:50 -0400

A man was walking on the tracks near Cotton Crossing and Grand Avenue when he was hit, police say.


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Wind gusts reach 50 mph in Phoenix area

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:24:13 -0400

The Valley is under a wind advisory through Friday night after 50 mph gusts hit the Phoenix-area


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Man, 29, killed in Glendale crash

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:41:50 -0400

Glendale police were investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Cactus Road between 59th and 61st avenues early Friday. The crash occurred shortly before 1 a.m.


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Gov. Doug Ducey signs limited texting-while-driving ban, favors wider reach

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:01:34 -0400

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed Arizona’s first ban on texting while driving, and said he would like it to go further


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Peoria, Surprise and Sun Cities get new representative in Arizona Legislature

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:02:38 -0400

Former Peoria Councilman Ben Toma is the newest state lawmaker, taking his seat in the closing days of the 53rd session.


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5 Phoenix-area freeway projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:38:17 -0400

A stretch of northbound Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix will be closed this weekend for rubberized-asphalt resurfacing.


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Is it safe to buy one of the new Samsung S8 smartphones?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:01:53 -0400

Samsung’s issue with exploding batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 has many consumers concerned about its newer phones


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Banner Health offers warning about teens, suicidal thoughts

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:10:17 -0400

Banner Health is urging parents to be on alert after seeing a spike in teenage patients who reported having suicidal thoughts.


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Winds gust in metro Phoenix

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:34:42 -0400

Wind reached 28 mph in downtown Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, April 28, 2017. Courtney Pedroza/azcentral.com


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Big projects coming to the West Valley in 2017-2018

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:50:48 -0400

West Valley cities' financial plans call for spending on projects from a new bus route in Avondale to a parking garage in Peoria, and more.


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13 Kentucky Derby watch parties around metro Phoenix on May 6

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:04:25 -0400

Pour the mint juleps and put on your fanciest hat, here are some derby parties in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Glendale.


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Valley of the Sun YMCA sees light after years of multimillion-dollar deficits

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:57:09 -0400

The challenges the YMCA has faced in recent years are among the biggest in its 125-year history.


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Zika awareness campaign launched for Arizona residents

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:36:39 -0400

There are currently 57 travel-related cases of Zika in Arizona. Although there are no locally acquired cases reported as of yet, DHS has launched a campaign to educate the public.


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Sawmill Fire doubles overnight to 40K acres

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:12:51 -0400

On Tuesday, erratic winds blew up to 35 mph, hastening the fire's spread.


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Arizona junior high school wins national Samsung STEM contest

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:25:07 -0400

Snowflake Junior High School was one of three national winners, earning $170,000 in technology for the school.


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Purchase tickets to 2017 azcentral.com Sports Awards

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:44:35 -0400

The azcentral.com Sports Awards honors the most elite athletes in Arizona High School Sports. This event is hosted by azcentral.com and will take place April 30, 2017 at ASU Gammage.


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Glendale facing growth obstacles

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:49:16 -0400

Glendale faces a fairly unique issue in the West Valley — it's getting closer to running out of space. (Wochit)


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Cool home: Making the dream home come true in Glendale

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:39:59 -0400

Rod and Christine Sartor's home became a place where they raised four kids and welcomed hundreds of their classmates


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1 Phoenix-area restaurant on this week's list

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:03:17 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of April 10.A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury.


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Basis Scottsdale ranked best high school in the nation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:58 -0400

According to U.S. News and World Report, Basis Scottsdale is the nation's top-performing high school. Mark Henle/azcentral.com


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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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