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Hepatitis C: The public-health worry lurking behind the opioid epidemic

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:34:09 -0400

As national hepatitis C transmission rates climb, advocates say clean needles must be distributed to intravenous drug users caught in opioid epidemic.


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Dad accused of using a stun gun on son pleads guilty to child abuse

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:22:37 -0400

Darryl Ingram pled guilty Friday to one count of child abuse for him using a stun gun on his son's misbehavior. His sentencing is set on Aug. 23.


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Fast but healthy: 10 restaurants for family meals to go

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:31:49 -0400

Parents, rejoice! Chick-fil-A now offers family-style meals in Phoenix. Here are 10 more places to pick up a healthy family meal to go.


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Construction company builds second chances for former inmates

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:07 -0400

Former inmates can get a fresh start through a jobs program with Avondale-based Austin Electric. The effort fills labor shortages and changes lives.


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2-year-old found in Phoenix pool dies

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:09:01 -0400

A 2-year-old boy who was pulled from a west Phoenix swimming pool Monday evening has died, Phoenix police said.


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Phoenix monsoon 2017: Valley hits highest dew point in 7 years

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:11:01 -0400

Arizona's monsoon 2017 is well underway. Here are the latest updates on storm activity and weather forecasts affecting the Phoenix metro area.


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Officials: Washington robbery suspect was hiding in Tolleson

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:09:33 -0400

Dominic Blackburn, 23, is accused of pistol whipping and robbing a man he met in May through a buy-sell mobile app in Thurston County, Washington.


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Avondale mom found guilty except insane in twins' 2015 drowning deaths

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:57:51 -0400

Officials said Mireya Alejandra Lopez was also found guilty of the attempted murder of her stepbrother, who they say she was attempting to drown in the bathtub before being stopped by her mother.


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AMBER Alert issued for 1-month-old Yuma boy

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:45:04 -0400

Authorities say the infant is with his non-custodial father, who is driving a black 2011 GMC pickup truck, Arizona plate BVD1716.


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Flooding causes road damage, closures at Lake Mead

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:32:26 -0400

Heavy rains led to flooding within Lake Mead National Recreation Area Tuesday, causing road closures, according to the National Parks Service.


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1 killed, 3 injured in wrong-way crash in Flagstaff

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:12:42 -0400

A wrong-way driver was killed on Interstate 40 in Flagstaff, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.


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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine welcomes students

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:33:03 -0400

The first class of students at Mayo Clinic's Arizona med school began coursework in July 2017.


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Arizona nursing board: GCU's RN program has made 'tremendous improvements' since censure

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:19:49 -0400

Grand Canyon University's RN program, censured last year by the state board for alleged violations of nursing rules, has improved, board official says


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Lin Sue Cooney: Hospice workers give patient virtual train ride

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:53:53 -0400

From balloons and ice cream on a patient’s birthday to a wedding, hospice workers' desires is to exceed patient expectations.


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Can motorhomes use the HOV lanes?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:02 -0400

A reader asks if a motorhome can drive in the HOV lanes through Phoenix


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Driver gets stuck on flooded street

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:40:58 -0400

A woman who drove past a "road closed" sign on Citrus Road, just south of Interstate 10 in Goodyear, gets stuck in the mud and has to abandon her car after heavy rains soaked the Valley on July 24, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com


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Rain in Phoenix

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:44:11 -0400

Rain falls in Phoenix on July 24, 2017. Nick Oza/azcentral.com


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Flooded street in Apache Junction

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:40:26 -0400

Flooding in Apache Junction on S. Ocotillo Road. Robert Geist/azcentral.com


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Washes running, streets flooded after storms: Apache Junction, San Tan Valley hit hard

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:42:12 -0400

Streets were flooded in Apache Junction, the San Tan Valley and parts of the West Valley Monday morning as a storm dumped rain in metro Phoenix.


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As politicians debate the future of health care, a mother in Arizona worries

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:55:00 -0400

Federal health-care changes could have a big effect on Arizona's AHCCCS program, according to one think tank.


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San Tan Heights flooding

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:22:43 -0400

Water running through the San Tan Heights subdivision off Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley on July 24, 2017. Robert Anglen/azcentral.com


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Wash floods in San Tan Valley

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:21:45 -0400

Flooding in a wash in the San Tan Heights subdivision in San Tan Valley on July 24, 2017. Robert Anglen/azcentral.com


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Some Buckeye residents angry over spikes in water bills, as city rate decrease coming soon

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:47:58 -0500

Buckeye residents who have seen spikes in their water bills are demanding answers for a problem they say the city isn't taking seriously.


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$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:42:56 -0500

Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale will receive a major overhaul worth $178 million.


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Tolleson Mayor-elect Anna Tovar shows she's a survivor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:18 -0500

Former state lawmaker Anna Tovar is the first woman elected as Tolleson Mayor and the city's first new mayor in 22 years.


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1 year later: What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:21:25 -0400

It's been a year since 10-year-old Jesse Wilson of Buckeye went missing. What we know now.


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Can man-made wetlands clean Goodyear's polluted water?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:09 -0400

A six-year project to treat a harmful byproduct from Goodyear's drinking water through a first-of-its-kind wetlands project will soon expand, or go down the drain. 


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6 new features at Avondale's Friendship Park

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:26:54 -0400

Big changes have arrived at Avondale's Friendship Park with about $3.5 million in renovations for several new features.


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Downtown Southwest Valley: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:39:52 -0500

Downtown Avondale and Tolleson have some amazing, little-known places and great art. Here are our favorite spots:


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Long-vacant Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear is in escrow, could be demolished

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:40:20 -0400

The Phoenix Trotting Park, one of the Valley's most unique buildings, is closer to being sold — and maybe demolished.


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Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:45:31 -0500

The list is dominated by empty buildings and vacant lots. A few are headed for improvement, while others languish.


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