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  • McCain says he's grateful and will return soon

    July 20, 2017 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain says he's grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He's promising to be back soon. In a tweet Thursday, McCain says: "I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be... more »
  • Phoenix hits 118 degrees, breaks record dating to 1905

    July 7, 2017 9:45 PM

    PHOENIX - Phoenix has broken a 112-year-old record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 118 degrees on Friday. That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees dating back to 1905. Meteorologists say the normal high temperature for July 7 in Phoenix is... more »
  • Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

    March 25, 2017 1:55 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. - Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as... more »
  • Tebow works out for first time in Arizona Fall League

    October 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tim Tebow's transition from football to baseball has taken him to the desert. Tebow participated in his first Arizona Fall League workout Monday night, taking the field with the Scottsdale Scorpions after his stint with the New York Mets' instructional league was cut short due to Hurricane... more »
  • McCain sticks by Trump despite myriad reasons not to

    August 5, 2016 3:03 PM

    PHOENIX - Eight years after stumping across the nation as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain is back on the campaign trail in his home state as he faces a primary challenge and a strong Democratic opponent in the general election. Dogging McCain as well is GOP presidential... more »
  • Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals agree to 5-year, $62.5M deal

    August 2, 2016 4:42 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Cardinals and All-Pro defensive back Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a five-year, $62.5 million contract extension, with $40 million guaranteed. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the... more »
  • Coastal Carolina wins first CWS title in school history

    June 30, 2016 4:59 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Coastal Carolina has defeated Arizona 4-3 to win the College World Series. It's the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers first NCAA Division I championship in any sport. Game 3 of the CWS finals was postponed Wednesday due to inclement weather accompanied by lightning in Omaha. It's the... more »
  • CWS final will wait until Thursday

    June 30, 2016 6:09 AM

    OMAHA NE - The College World Series championship game between Coastal Carolina and Arizona has been postponed until Thursday because of inclement weather in the Omaha, Nebraska, area on Wednesday night. NCAA officials waited 2 hours, 23 minutes after the scheduled start time to postpone the game. More rain and... more »
  • Louisiana man dies after 1,000+ bees attack in Arizona

    May 27, 2016 9:48 AM

    PHOENIX - A Louisiana man died Thursday after he and a friend were attacked by bees while hiking in Arizona. Medical examiners reported 23-year-old Alex Bestler, of Elton, Louisiana, was stung more than 1,000 times by the bees. Bestler and his friend were hiking the Merkle Trail near... more »
  • Protests against Trump risk backlash in GOP primary

    March 26, 2016 3:04 PM

    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Activists have increased their protests against Donald Trump but are also running the risk of helping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Trump uses protesters at his rally to incite his supporters. As demonstrations have turned more heated and some activists have tried to block... more »
  • Passengers applaud as boy removed from plane over allergies

    February 26, 2016 1:02 PM

    SEATTLE - An Arizona boy who was removed from a plane after having an allergic reaction to dogs onboard was visiting the Pacific Northwest as part of a bucket-list trip for his terminal father. The boy's mother Christina Fabian tells KING-TV in Seattle as they were leaving the plane "people... more »
  • Newton, Panthers rout Cardinals, 49-15 for NFC title

    January 24, 2016 10:16 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina's big-play defense stifled Arizona's top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp Sunday for the NFC championship. The NFL's new top man at quarterback - Newton is an All-Pro this season - will lead the Panthers against... more »
  • 2 dead in medical helicopter crash near Phoenix

    December 16, 2015 8:59 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ.- Officials say two people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in rugged terrain east of Phoenix. The aircraft company said early Wednesday that a third crew member is "safe," but did not elaborate. Air Methods, which owns the company operating the aircraft, says the chopper was carrying... more »
  • Pearl Harbor survivor tells unforgettable story Play Video

    December 7, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pearl Harbor is a day of remembrance for many, but one woman has a story that no one could forget. Lydia Grant was invited to take a trip onto the U.S.S. Arizona about 74 years and one month ago. Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh, was a... more »
  • Former SLU Lion Wade Miley traded to Mariners

    December 7, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Southeastern Louisiana University standout Wade Miley will play for his third MLB team in 2016. The left-hander was traded to the Seattle Mariners Monday afternoon. In 2015, Miley's first and only season with the Boston Red Sox, the southpaw had a rough April, but rebounded... more »
  • Arizona drivers get a scare from giant inflatable pumpkin

    October 30, 2015 1:21 PM

    PEORIA, Ariz. - Halloween tricks came early for some drivers and pedestrians in the Phoenix area when a giant, inflatable pumpkin bounded down the roadway in high winds. A 25-foot-tall pumpkin escaped from its display promoting the Peoria Monster Bash Thursday, sailing down the street and damaging two street lights.... more »
  • Man dies after pushing his wife to safety

    September 28, 2015 8:54 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- A man on a sidewalk pushed his wife to safety as a car careened toward them and he was hit and killed. Juan Mena-Brito was hit by the car after it collided with another vehicle in an intersection. Witnesses say Mena-Brito pushed his wife out of the... more »
  • Court costs mounting for outspoken sheriff

    September 22, 2015 9:41 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- The outspoken sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix and his stubborn streak is catching up to him. Now, taxpayers will have to foot the bill. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will learn this week in court hearings if he'll face civil fines for disobeying a judge's orders in a racial profiling... more »
  • Police questioning 2 people in Ariz. freeway shootings

    September 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - Authorities are questioning two people in a string of freeway shootings that have rattled Phoenix over the past two weeks. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves confirms the people are being questioning but doesn't have additional details. Police on Friday were at a... more »
  • Accused killer mutilates himself

    August 18, 2015 9:04 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- A man pleaded not guilty to decapitating his wife and two dogs where he also mutilated himself. Kenneth Wakefield was arraigned on Tuesday and spoke in a quiet voice when his only comments were to identify himself before a judge. The bodies were found in Wakefield's apartment... more »
  • Eight lives left

    July 28, 2015 8:59 PM

    LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA- A cat is now safe after it was found trapped in a boat that sank to the bottom of a lake. It was hungry, wet and scared when a dive team recovered the boat and brought it to shore. It was found in a front... more »
  • Arizona prison to relocate 355 more prisoners

    July 5, 2015 7:31 PM

    KINGMAN, Ariz. - Arizona Department of Corrections officials are relocating more than 350 inmates following a disturbance at a privately run prison in Kingman. Department spokesman Andrew Wilder said Sunday that about 355 inmates are being transferred to other facilities because of damage that was done to housing units the... more »
  • Suicide may have led to crash that killed 3

    June 8, 2015 9:00 PM

    SEDONA, ARIZONA- A driver may have shot himself before crossing the center-line and plowing into an oncoming car that killed him and the two in the other vehicle. Police say a gun was found in a SUV driven by Ross Willoughby. Authorities aren't sure Willoughby shot himself but consider... more »
  • An actor's scene too real

    June 4, 2015 9:11 PM

    TUCSON, ARIZONA- A play at a theater had a real life scene that put an actor in the hospital. He was accidentally stabbed in the stomach with a knife while playing an ex-convict in the "The Language of Flowers" at the Temple of Music and Art's Cabaret Theater. It's... more »
  • WCWS Berth at Stake in First Baton Rouge Super Regional for LSU Play Video

    May 22, 2015 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - After a thrilling comeback that allowed the team to continue its record-breaking season, the No. 8 LSU softball team, seeded fifth overall, returns to Tiger Park for the final time in 2015 to host the No. 16 and 12th-seeded Arizona Wildcats in the 2015 Baton Rouge... more »
  • LSU softball super regional times announced

    May 18, 2015 12:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will face Arizona in the Baton Rouge super regional next weekend, with the winner punching their ticket to the Women's College World Series. Here's the schedule for the best 2-of-3 series: Game 1: Saturday, 9 p.m. ESPN2 Game 2: Sunday, 4 p.m. ESPN Game... more »
  • Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case

    March 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women. The pleas Monday are part of an agreement with prosecutors to resolve cases against the former all-pro player in four states. Earlier in the day... more »
  • Woman who spent 22 years on death row has murder case tossed

    March 23, 2015 10:47 AM

    PHOENIX - A judge has dismissed the murder case against an Arizona woman who spent more than 20 years on death row in the killing of her 4-year-old son. Judge Rosa Mroz ended the case against Debra Jean Milke on Monday after prosecutors lost their last appeal last week. Milke... more »
  • Arizona Walmart fight injures officer

    March 22, 2015 4:57 PM

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - The investigation is continuing into an overnight family brawl in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Arizona. One person was killed and two others wounded, including a local police officer who was shot in the leg. The Cottonwood officer was shot just before midnight trying to... more »
  • 'Five tool' Will Ferrell off on spring training blitz

    March 12, 2015 11:03 AM

    MESA, AZ - Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games. Wearing a No. 19 Oakland uniform, the star of "Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Elf" and many other movies took batting practice with the A's.... more »
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    February 26, 2015 2:24 PM

    SUN CITY, AZ - Two quick-footed therapy llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the... more »
  • Patrick Peterson wins the Madden Bowl

    January 30, 2015 1:51 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has won the Madden Bowl, a celebration of the popular Electronic Arts video game. Peterson defeated reigning champion LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles. The digital match the pair played Thursday night mimicked the path that led this year's Super Bowl matchup,... more »
  • Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

    January 26, 2015 5:25 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort to become a... more »
  • Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

    January 15, 2015 5:22 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona has become the first state in the nation to require high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. The swift action by the Arizona Legislature comes as states around the country take up similar measures. The proposal requires high school students to correctly answer 60... more »
  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    December 22, 2014 2:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more... more »
  • Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

    December 22, 2014 2:05 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle (11-4) moved into a... more »
  • Former Lion Miley will don Red Sox

    December 11, 2014 6:44 AM

    HAMMOND - After experiencing success during his three seasons in the desert, former Southeastern Louisiana University Lion Wade Miley is on the move. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Wednesday night to exchange Miley for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, as well... more »
  • Patient takes wheel of ambulance in Arizona

    October 12, 2014 3:47 PM

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle. Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says Michael Lopez hijacked a parked ambulance Sunday outside West Valley Hospital in metro Phoenix. Kutis says a firefighter sitting in the back was able... more »
  • Arizona upsets No. 2 Oregon again, 31-24

    October 3, 2014 2:06 AM

    EUGENE, OR - Terris Jones-Grisby scored the tiebreaking touchdown with 2:54 left, plowing into the end zone from a yard out, and Arizona stunned Oregon once again with a 31-24 victory Thursday night over the second-ranked Ducks. True freshman Nick Wilson ran for a pair of touchdowns and caught another... more »
  • Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    September 2, 2014 11:16 AM

    PHOENIX - Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder. Her family members were focused on... more »
  • Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    July 30, 2014 1:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms.... more »

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