Fiery crash shuts down I-10 eastbound near Quartzsite
QUARTZSITE, Ariz. — A crash between a semi-truck and a fuel tanker erupted into flames on I-10 near Quartzsite in La Paz County early Tuesday morning. Fortunately, no one was killed in the crash, Department of Public Safety officials said. The crash happened around 4:20 a.m. when a semi-truck...
Teen hospitalized after early-morning crash in Glendale
GLENDALE, Ariz. — A 17-year-old is in the hospital after they allegedly crashed into a truck in Glendale early Tuesday morning, a representative of the city police department said. According to early reports, the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. near 51st and Northern avenues. Investigators believe that the teen...
Man suspected of 2020 Phoenix murder arrested at Douglas Port of Entry
PHOENIX — A suspect connected to a 2020 murder has been arrested at the Douglas Port of Entry. Alfredo Gutierrez is now facing several charges, including second-degree murder, for allegedly killing Lee Rice and putting his body into a barrel. Rice was 34 years old when he was killed...
Suspect re-arrested in 2020 murder case
Alfredo Gutierrez is now facing several charges including second degree murder for allegedly killing Lee Rice and stuffing his body into a barrel.
Will NCAA Final Four give Arizona's economy a lift? Here's what the Super Bowl tells us.
PHOENIX — March Madness is making its way to the Valley in just five weeks. So, will the NCAA men's basketball Final Four deliver an economic boost?. Here's the thing about the Final Four, Super Bowl and other major events: There are countless studies of their "economic impact." Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill proclaimed the 2023 Super Bowl in Glendale had a statewide economic impact of $1.3 billion.
Broken backs and snapped ankles: Injured park visitors want Gilbert to remove 'dangerous' concrete slide
GILBERT, Ariz. — A playground fixture at a popular Gilbert park is gaining attention not for the fun to be had on it, but because of broken bones visitors have gotten while using it. It's a concrete slide at Gilbert Regional Park and records show people have been seriously...
Valley multiple stabbing suspect planned to kill Uber driver, family before arrest, police say
PHOENIX — The man accused of stabbing two Arizona women in separate cases appeared in an Arizona court Monday. A judge decided Raad Almansoori, 26, will remain behind bars without bond after hearing testimony about the attacks and police interviews. Jeremy Goebel, a detective with the Surprise Police Department,...
VERIFY: Why are candidates who dropped out still on my ballot?
PHOENIX — Arizona's Presidential Preference Election (PPE) is on March 19 and ballots have already been mailed out. Voters are choosing their preferred presidential candidate in whatever political party they chose when they registered. Suzanne L. noticed that there are names on her ballot of people who are no...
D-backs pitching prospect not worried about poor performance in first Spring Training start
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Left-handed pitcher Blake Walston is entering his second Spring Training with the Arizona Diamondbacks after he comes off what was a disappointing 2023 campaign with the Reno Aces, Arizona's AAA affiliate. Last season Walston registered a 4.52 ERA in 27 starts in Reno while compiling 104...
Scooter Molander leaves Desert Vista High School after just one season as head football coach
PHOENIX — When Dan Hinds retired after being the head football coach at Desert Vista High School in 2020, the school had only had two head coaches since opening in 1997. Now, they will look for their fifth head coach in five seasons after Scooter Molander stepped down on Monday.
Pharmacy cyberattack reveals U.S. vulnerability
PHOENIX — Arizonans may have a harder time getting their prescription drugs this week. Pharmacies and hospitals across the U.S. are trying to recover from a cyberattack that hit a major prescription drug company. Healthcare experts are still assessing the damage. Prescriptions may be impacted. According to the SEC,...
Casa Grande high school student arrested for bringing gun on campus, police say
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — A student at a high school in Casa Grande was arrested Monday after school officials found a gun on him, according to Casa Grande police. The 14-year-old student, who will not be identified due to his age, was arrested around 9 a.m. at Vista Grande High School.
Gov. Hobbs demands meeting with UArizona president, regents after 'appalling' behavior
TUCSON, Ariz. — Gov. Katie Hobbs is demanding an in-person meeting with University of Arizona President Robert Robbins and the state board of regents to discuss the Tucson-based university's troubling financial situation. In a lengthy statement released Monday, the governor criticized the Arizona Board of Regents for what she...
Prescott man convicted of sexual exploitation of a child after girlfriend found 'hundreds' of images on his phone
YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. — A Prescott man has been convicted of sexually exploiting a child after his girlfriend found sexually explicit images on his phone. On Feb. 23, Wilburn Smith, 66, was found guilty on 10 charges of sexual exploitation, Yavapai County Attorney Dennis McGrane said in a news release.
Bank robbery suspect shot several times by police in northern Arizona
KINGMAN, Ariz. — A bank robbery suspect is in critical condition after they were shot several times by Kingman police officers. At about 11 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a robbery call at a bank near Hualapai Mountain Road and Van Buren Street. Witnesses observed the suspect leaving the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and getting into a gray truck.
Businesses evacuated in Pinal County after 'suspicious' package left at post office
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating a "suspicious" package dropped off at a San Tan Valley post office by a subject who claimed the item was a bomb. At about 10 a.m., a 911 call reported a strange package left at a third-party post...
1 dead, 1 critically injured after car crashes into power pole in Phoenix
PHOENIX — One person died and another suffered life-threatening injuries after a car crashed into an electrical pole near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road. Phoenix police said officers responded to reports of a serious collision at about 10 a.m. and found a vehicle with electrical cables strewn around it.
Beloved ice cream parlor Salt & Straw to open first Arizona location
GILBERT, Ariz. — Arizona is getting a sweet new way to beat the heat. Salt & Straw, the beloved Portland ice cream store, is coming to the Valley. A new Salt & Straw location will round out the lineup of storefronts at the Epicenter Agritopia in Gilbert this summer. The cult-favorite confectionery had a humble start as a food cart in Portland, Oregon. Since then, it's boomed into a flavor sensation with locations in California, Florida, Nevada and Washington.
Wrong-way driver dies after crashing into semi-truck on Loop 202
PHOENIX — A wrong-way driver died after hitting at least one vehicle before crashing into a semi-truck Monday morning, according to officials with the Arizona DPS. The semi-truck immediately became engulfed in flames. Officials with DPS said the driver of an SUV was going westbound in the eastbound lanes...
Arizona AG suing to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger, claiming deal could raise food prices
PHOENIX — The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. The FTC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oregon on Monday. It...
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