Paradise Valley, AZ

Glendale police shoot armed man making suicidal statements

GLENDALE, Ariz. - A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot by Glendale police officers late Tuesday night, officials said. Police had responded to an area near 71st and Glendale avenues on Sept. 22 after multiple people had reported hearing gunshots. While officers were on the way, another caller told police that their family member was outside of a house with a gun making suicidal statements.
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Armed man shot by officers in Glendale after reportedly threatening self-harm

GLENDALE, AZ — Police are investigating a shooting involving officers in Glendale overnight. The incident started around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near 75th and Glendale avenues when multiple callers reported "shots fired" in the area. Another person reported that a family member was outside of the house with a gun making...
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Commission OKs subdivision exceptions

The Cave Creek planning commission voted 5 to 1 to approve five exceptions to the subdivision ordinance for a housing development in the Hidden Valley area, despite adamant opposition from residents, on Sept. 16. “These people have an entitlement to develop the property,” said Bob Voris, commission chairman. “They have...
East Valley Tribune

Mesa sees water cost increases amid drought

Those following the drought and the drying up of the Colorado River, which provides more than half of Mesa’s water, may not be surprised that diminishing supply has prices spiking. About 55 percent of Mesa’s water comes from the Colorado River/Lake Mead, delivered to the city via the Central Arizona...
Fountain Hills Times

Arpaio considers mayoral bid

After serving as Maricopa County Sheriff for a quarter century, Fountain Hills resident Joe Arpaio says he is ready to step back into the political ring. He confirmed for The Times last week that he is serious about running for mayor of Fountain Hills next year. “The more I think...

Neighborhood Is Dealing With Mysterious Shaking

Imagine going about your day when suddenly your house starts to shake so much that the windows rattle. A neighborhood in Phoenix is dealing with that…. except it keeps repeating. According to AZ Family, City officials now are investigating the claims of shaking homes in the northwest neighborhood. Recorded videos have apparently shown homes in the Adobe Highlands area vibrating for several minutes at a time.
ABC 15 News

Valley groups gear up to help Afghan refugees coming to Arizona

A number of Valley non-profits, including Catholic Charities Community Services, are gearing up to welcome more refugees from Afghanistan. Joanne Morales, the Director of Refugee Programs in Phoenix, tells ABC15 her group is gearing up to assist at least 75 refugees in the coming weeks. An exact arrival date is not known yet.

Grateful Gilbert family slates blood drive

Three-year-old Valen Krasnov has a giant scar across his stomach, a reminder of a second chance at life. The Gilbert toddler received a liver transplant in July after he was diagnosed with idiopathic acute liver failure, where liver cells die or become quite damaged in a short amount of time.
Fountain Hills Times

Toast Oktoberfest this weekend

Oktoberfest at the Fountain will return to Fountain Hills this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, at Fountain Park from 5 to 10 p.m. The event will feature many authentic German traditions such as a German beer, food including bratwurst and sauerkraut, a band, games, contests and more. Tickets are on...
Ahwatukee Foothills News

Website fuels vandals, frustrates school officials

Both Kyrene and Tempe Union school districts – like their counterparts throughout the East Valley and in many parts of the world – are struggling with a rash of vandalism fueled by a challenge to pre-teens and teenagers on the social media platform TikTok. Lured by the desire to score...

Mesa is the Best City to Thrift Shop Nationwide

Thrift shopping is like going on an exciting treasure hunt—you never know what you may discover. Whether you’re in search of the perfect piece of furniture to transform a space, a fun home DIY project, hip vintage clothes to up your wardrobe game, or are just curious to poke around and see what gems you might end up finding, it’s a win-win all around.

Home Matters® Arizona Fund Announces Nearly $1 Million in Affordable Housing Grants for Projects in Phoenix and Flagstaff

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Arizona healthcare leaders have joined forces to increase affordable housing in the state because they have something in common: they believe housing is good healthcare, saves lives and saves the state money. The Home Matters Arizona Fund is planning a $100 million fund over two years to finance affordable housing projects in Arizona. It is announcing a third round of grant recipients that will receive a total of $851,000.
US News and World Report

Rep. Lesko to Undergo Surgery for Removal of Gallbladder

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko says she is remaining in Arizona and not returning to Washington while she awaits surgery to remove her gallbladder. Lesko said in a statement Tuesday that doctors recommended she have the surgery after she experienced gastrointestinal problems during the last several weeks.

Getting ‘Bach to Rock’ is Scottsdale man’s goal

After being battered by COVID-19 restrictions, things appear to be getting closer to normal for students at Bach to Rock-America’s music school. While the school successfully moved all lessons to virtual during the pandemic, the school is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with 60 percent of its students returning for in-person lessons.