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How will Glendale spend $162 million after killing light rail?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:38:21 -0500

Glendale estimates it has $162M to spend over the next 25 years after the City Council killed plans for light rail. How to spend it is up for debate.


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Arpaio's lawyers take another step to get contempt conviction vacated

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:54:57 -0500

A brief filed with 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says President Donald Trump's pardon requires ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction to be vacated.


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Audit: Unusual, questionable spending for some student fees at Arizona universities

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:42:10 -0500

Money from student fees was spent on promoting boxed wine over bottled wine, computer tablets and recruiting student athletes, according to an audit.


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What should I do if I think a child is in danger?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:56:09 -0500

Child-welfare, police officials offer tips on when it makes sense to intervene for a child's safety if you suspect abuse or neglect.


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Rick Gray to replace Debbie Lesko, represent West Valley in Arizona Senate

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:59 -0500

Former Arizona Rep. Rick Gray will replace former state Sen. Debbie Lesko after the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed him.


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Why Avondale police didn't publicize a murder for 38 days

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:26:04 -0500

Avondale police rejected claims that they should have issued a broader announcement with details about the Dec. 11 death of Jesus Real.


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Am I missing my college freshman? 13 ways I'm not (and a few that I am)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:20:26 -0500

I don't miss a lot of things with the kid at school. But maybe it's not because I'm a bad mom. Maybe I'm just preparing for the rest of his life.


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Phoenix police: 9 murder victims ranged in age from 21 to 56

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:02:51 -0500

Phoenix police say they have tied nine Valley homicides to a single suspect: 35-year-old Cleophus Cooksey Jr.


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As government shutdown looms, Park Service now says some parks could stay partially open

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:08:51 -0500

The National Park Service says the Grand Canyon and other parks and monuments in Arizona could stay partially open during a government shutdown.


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Phoenix police link 9 murders within hours using in-house technology

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:52:29 -0500

Within two days of Cleophus Cooksey Jr.'s arrest, Phoenix police had linked the 35-year-old to several other Valley homicides in late 2017.


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3 women accused of hindering investigation in Avondale serial killing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:02:36 -0500

Three women were accused of hiding the victim's cellphone after an Avondale murder linked to Phoenix serial killings suspect Cleophus Cooksey Jr.


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BLM: Target shooting near Buckeye may be suspended after death

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:52:27 -0500

Federal officials want to assess future management of the area after a stray bullet killed Kami Gilstrap of Goodyear on Sunday.


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Camp Patrick aims to give kids with spina bifida a place to play

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:04 -0500

There are summer camps for kids with cancer, cardiac conditions and burn injuries. But in Arizona, there are no camps for children with spina bifida.


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'Meeting' on chemistry teacher's day off turns into $25K educator award

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:04 -0500

When Jonathan Cadena was cajoled into coming in to work on his day off, he was surprised when he received the Milken Educator Award.


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5 things to know about Phoenix area's latest serial murders

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:47:39 -0500

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. is accused of killing nine people across Phoenix, Glendale and Avondale. This is what we know and what we don't.


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A non-native fish with humanlike teeth is taking a bite out of Arizona's waterways

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:11:21 -0500

A Tucson fisherman caught a fish with humanlike teeth, most likely dumped by an owner who could no longer care for the non-native critter.


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Bishop Alexis Thomas of Phoenix's Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church dies at 50

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:56:45 -0500

Thomas was said to have passed away unexpectedly Thursday night. A cause of death was not immediately available.


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Phoenix kids events 2017

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:21:10 -0500

If you're looking for fun things to do with your kids this week and weekend, kids.azcentral.com has you covered.


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Phoenix police: Double-murder suspect killed seven others over three weeks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:56:25 -0500

Police say they've linked Cleophus Cooksey Jr. to the killings of his mother and stepfather and up to seven other recent homicides in metro Phoenix.


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Phoenix mayor, police chief discuss serial-murder suspect

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:12:29 -0500

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Police Chief Jeri Williams talk about how law enforcement tied double-murder suspect Cleophus Cooksey Jr. to seven other homicides, during a news conference Jan. 18, 2018. Sean Logan/azcentral.com


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Grand Canyon, other national parks will close indefinitely if government shuts down

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:14:43 -0500

If Congress doesn't pass a spending bill and President Trump doesn't sign it into law, the federal government will shut down at midnight Friday.


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Flagstaff elementary school teacher accused of child molestation

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:18:49 -0500

A Flagstaff elementary school teacher was arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor and child molestation, police said.


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Nominate now for Who's Next: Health & Fitness

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:18:03 -0500

Now's the time to recognize those health and fitness experts who help us stick to our New Year's resolutions.


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Gunman shot by Peoria police after crash, chase identified

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:30:55 -0500

Peoria police were involved in a shooting Wednesday morning near 79th Avenue and Thunderbird Road, the Police Department reported.


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Restaurant inspections: 3 Phoenix-area eateries on this week's list

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:17:35 -0500

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Jan. 1.


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University of Arizona doctor works to develop biological test for schizophrenia

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:02 -0500

Dr. Amelia Gallitano of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix received a grant to develop a biological test for schizophrenia.


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2 children flown to hospital after head-on collision in Gila Bend

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:07:10 -0500

The children were flown by helicopter as a precautionary measure after a head-on collision in Gila Bend, sheriff officials said.


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Peoria City Hall, 2 other buildings reopened after lockdown; package deemed safe

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:38:26 -0500

Peoria City Hall and two other municipal buildings were reopened after a lockdown Tuesday afternoon.


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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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