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  • 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 »
  • Police now say 9 killed in Phoenix serial shootings case

    May 8, 2017 9:25 PM

    PHOENIX - Police have identified new victims in a series of Phoenix shootings that resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old man. Authorities on Monday said Aaron Saucedo faces homicide charges in connection with a case police have said was the work of a serial killer. Police previously said at... more »
  • Ex-NFL player driving truck that ran over, killed daughter

    April 15, 2017 12:29 PM

    PHOENIX - Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home. The Arizona Republic reports that police say Todd Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while... more »
  • Woman runs over boyfriend after she finds out he's HIV-positive

    June 16, 2016 11:26 AM

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - A woman is in police custody after she was caught on camera running over the man she had been having a sexual relationship with after she found out he was HIV positive. 43-year-old Misty Lee Wilke was indicted by a grand jury on May 10 on... more »
  • Fundraiser for top Arizona Republicans accused of running meth lab

    April 27, 2016 11:22 AM

    PHOENIX - An Arizona woman who worked for top Republicans in the state and is now a political fundraiser is facing several felony drug charges after sheriff’s office deputies raider the home she lives in with her boyfriend and two children. A sheriff’s spokesman says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was... more »
  • 2 students die in shooting at Phoenix high school

    February 12, 2016 1:29 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Police say two female students died in a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb. Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that both victims were 15-year-old girls and were shot once. She says authorities are not searching for any suspects and a weapon was... more »
  • Phoenix school district outraged over photo of racial slur

    January 22, 2016 6:35 PM

    PHOENIX - A suburban Phoenix school district is taking disciplinary action after a photo of students spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts showed up on social media. Tempe Union High School District spokeswoman Jill Hanks said Friday that the discipline process remains ongoing but six girls will be... more »
  • Police: 3-year-old girl kept in closet, offered for sex

    January 19, 2016 11:46 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - Police in a Phoenix suburb say they're investigating a child-abuse case in which a 3-year-old malnourished girl was bound with duct tape, kept in a closet and allegedly offered for sex by a man babysitting the child. Mesa Police say the man was arrested Monday, along with... 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 »
  • Mother kills child, herself at Phoenix-area hospital

    November 7, 2015 11:29 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - Police say it appears a mother of a patient at a suburban Phoenix children's hospital took her child's life before taking her own. Authorities say staff at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa found a woman and her 5-year-old child dead inside the child's room sometime... more »
  • Hit the snooze button: Extra hour of sleep Saturday night

    October 30, 2015 10:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - Most people in the United States are set to fall back into standard time and gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The annual change comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. The... more »
  • Escaped Louisiana prison inmate caught in Arizona

    October 16, 2015 3:32 PM

    PHOENIX - Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a Louisiana prison this summer has been caught in metropolitan Phoenix. The U.S. Marshals Service says 23-year-old Michael Anthony Elliot Jr. was arrested Thursday in Youngtown, roughly 20 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. Marshals say they received a tip that he... 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 »
  • Police confirm 11th vehicle shooting in Phoenix

    September 10, 2015 7:11 PM

    PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona authorities confirm that 11 vehicles have been shot at in the Phoenix area, most occurring on freeways in a string of incidents that have put residents on edge. Arizona state police say they can't confirm that shots were fired from one vehicle at another on... 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 »
  • Child dies in tragic swing set accident

    May 3, 2015 6:35 PM

    GILBERT, Ariz. - Authorities in a Phoenix suburb say a 7-year-old girl is dead and a 14-year-old girl is hospitalized after a backyard swing set broke apart. Gilbert polices Sgt. Jesse Sanger says firefighters responded to a home around 9:30 a.m. Sunday and found both girls with head injuries. Sanger... more »
  • Suspect in Phoenix-area shooting rampage booked into jail

    March 19, 2015 10:20 AM

    MESA, Ariz. - An ex-convict accused of a shooting rampage that left one person dead and five others wounded in suburban Phoenix has been booked into jail. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Ryan Giroux was booked Thursday on suspicion of murder and numerous other crimes, including armed robbery,... more »
  • Evans scores 24 as Pelicans hold off Suns, 110-106

    December 31, 2014 2:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue... more »
  • Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled

    December 25, 2014 11:40 AM

    MESA, AZ - Wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that eluded capture in a Phoenix suburb earlier this week finally has been caught. The bear was captured Christmas morning in the backyard of an empty home in eastern Mesa. Authorities spotted the animal around 5 a.m. and followed... more »
  • NCAA selects men's Final Four sites for 2017-21

    November 14, 2014 6:18 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA men's basketball championship is going West in 2017. Phoenix is one of five future Final Four sties chosen Friday by the men's basketball committee. The others are San Antonio in 2018, Minneapolis in 2019 and Atlanta in 2020. Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, will host... more »
  • Pastor gets endorsement from strip club

    July 28, 2014 7:47 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- A Democrat running for Congress got an endorsement from a strip club and he says he's happy to have the vote of confidence. The Rev. Jarrett Maupin says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix. Maupin calls himself a... more »

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