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Controversial over-the-counter hearing aids could be coming soon | Arizona Central Controversial over-the-counter hearing aids could be coming soon
The state’s most prominent hearing-care advocacy group believes the change could hurt people with hearing loss more than it would help them.         
Arizona Central | July 20, 2017
Evacuation in Mayer ends, but flood damage remains | Arizona Central Evacuation in Mayer ends, but flood damage remains
The evacuation orders in Mayer were lifted as of 8:45 p.m., but one resident said the aftermath of the flood is a "nightmare."         
Arizona Central | July 20, 2017
Remains of 10th Payson flash-flood victim believed to be found | Arizona Central Remains of 10th Payson flash-flood victim believed to be found
A helicopter flight to prepare for future searches and a chance decision to fly lower and slower yielded results.         
Arizona Central | July 20, 2017
Flooding reported in Mayer | Arizona Central Flooding reported in Mayer
Flooding was reported in Mayer, with evacuations in progress at at least two mobile-home communities in the area, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Crew finds remains in search for Payson flash-flood victim | Arizona Central Crew finds remains in search for Payson flash-flood victim
Search operations section chief Cougan Carothers describes how a DPS helicopter found remains believed to be that of Hector Miguel Garnica. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Map of search area for Payson flood victim | Arizona Central Map of search area for Payson flood victim
Tiffany Davila, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, gives details on the search for flash-flood victim Hector Miguel Garnica on July 19, 2017 in Payson. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Payson flash flood survivor connects with man who saved his life | Arizona Central Payson flash flood survivor connects with man who saved his life
A boy who survived the deadly Payson flash flood that killed nine family members says "Thank you" to the man who saved his life.         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Search for Payson flash-flood victim enters 5th day | Arizona Central Search for Payson flash-flood victim enters 5th day
Pruett Small, operations chief of search efforts for Hector Miguel Garnica following a flash flood in Payson on July 15, 2017, gives a briefing on July 19. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Mesa’s wide school selection tailors education to each student | East Valley Tribune Mesa’s wide school selection tailors education to each student
From award-winning neighborhood schools to unique, specialized programs, find options for every child at Mesa Public Schools
East Valley Tribune | July 19, 2017
Opioid prescriptions have tripled since 1999 | Arizona Central Opioid prescriptions have tripled since 1999
Doctors are cutting back on opioid prescriptions but not by nearly enough, federal health officials say.         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Some heroin addicts turning to meth | Arizona Central Some heroin addicts turning to meth
Methamphetamine is blooming across the country again but isn't getting the attention it deserves, say many researchers, law enforcement officials and health workers.         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Boy who survived Payson flash flood wants to find the man who saved him | Arizona Central Boy who survived Payson flash flood wants to find the man who saved him
8-year-old Asis Raiden Garcia was swept away in the flood and separated from his family. Then a man named Kelly appeared.         
Arizona Central | July 19, 2017
Chain-saw crews, dive teams continue search for missing flash-flood victim near Payson | Arizona Central Chain-saw crews, dive teams continue search for missing flash-flood victim near Payson
A search team was scouring Ellison Creek in hopes of finding Hector Garnica, the missing father whose family was trapped in an Arizona flash flood.         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Update on search for Payson flash-flood victim | Arizona Central Update on search for Payson flash-flood victim
Tiffany Davila of Arizona DFFM gives an update as search teams scour a 2½-mile area along Ellison Creek on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 northeast of Payson, in hopes of finding the missing man whose family was in a flash flood. Rob Schumacher/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Chain-saw crews, dive teams continue search for missing Payson flash-flood victim | Arizona Central Chain-saw crews, dive teams continue search for missing Payson flash-flood victim
A search team was scouring Ellison Creek in hopes of finding Hector Garnica, the missing father whose family was trapped in an Arizona flash flood.         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Search for Payson flash-flood victim in its 4th day | Arizona Central Search for Payson flash-flood victim in its 4th day
Search teams scour a 2½-mile area along Ellison Creek on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 northeast of Payson, in hopes of finding the missing man whose extended family was trapped in a flash flood. Perry Vandell and Rob Schumacher/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Mesa police identify 2 killed in plane crash near Falcon Field Airport | Arizona Central Mesa police identify 2 killed in plane crash near Falcon Field Airport
Mesa police identified Alan Ram and Krista Buchanan as the two people killed in a fiery plane crash at Longbow Golf Course near Falcon Field Airport.         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Chainsaw crews, dive teams continue search for missing Payson flood victim | Arizona Central Chainsaw crews, dive teams continue search for missing Payson flood victim
An expanded search team using dive teams,  chainsaws and a drone was scouring a 2 1/2-mile area along Ellison Creek Tuesday in hopes of finding the missing man whose extended family was trapped in a flash flood at a swimming hole.         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
2 killed in plane crash at golf course near Mesa Falcon Field Airport | Arizona Central 2 killed in plane crash at golf course near Mesa Falcon Field Airport
Two people were killed in an airplane crash at the Longbow Golf Club golf course near Falcon Field Airport in northeast Mesa late Monday afternoon.         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Mesa's Eastmark makes one of the top-10-selling communities in America | Arizona Central Mesa's Eastmark makes one of the top-10-selling communities in America
Mesa's Eastmark is the No. 6 top-selling neighborhood in the country and best-selling neighborhood in Arizona.         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
Dr. Art Mollen: Which vitamins really work | Arizona Central Dr. Art Mollen: Which vitamins really work
Dr. Art Mollen: There is a plethora of opinions and advertising touting the benefits of vitamins, but few scientific studies         
Arizona Central | July 18, 2017
2 killed in Mesa plane crash | Arizona Central 2 killed in Mesa plane crash
Deputy Mesa Fire Chief Forrest Smith talks about the fatal plane crash in northeast Mesa on July 17, 2017. Two people were killed.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Top-Selling communities in the Valley | Arizona Central Top-Selling communities in the Valley
Eastmark is the No. 1 selling community in Arizona.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Storm cuts off search for missing flash-flood victim near Payson | Arizona Central Storm cuts off search for missing flash-flood victim near Payson
A search for a 27-year-old man still missing after a flash flood in central Arizona was suspended because of a thunderstorm moving into the area.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
2 killed in plane crash at Mesa golf course | Arizona Central 2 killed in plane crash at Mesa golf course
Two people were confirmed dead in an airplane crash in northeast Mesa late Monday afternoon.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
'I don't think I can cry anymore': Cave Creek employer recalls bond with missing man | Arizona Central 'I don't think I can cry anymore': Cave Creek employer recalls bond with missing man
Tom Price remembers one of the last times he saw Hector Miguel Garnica, who took a weekend trip, but went missing when a flash flood hit, killing nine.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Fight over TV between Mesa brothers ends in fatal stabbing, court records say | Arizona Central Fight over TV between Mesa brothers ends in fatal stabbing, court records say
A 28-year-old Mesa man is accused of fatally stabbing his 24-year-old brother during a brawl over a TV, according to court records.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Man rescued from roof of car after it plunges into Mesa canal | Arizona Central Man rescued from roof of car after it plunges into Mesa canal
A man was assisted off his car and onto the embankment after he drove his car into the canal.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Friend sets up GoFundMe page for flash-flood victims | Arizona Central Friend sets up GoFundMe page for flash-flood victims
Tom Price, a friend of the family tha was washed away by a flash flood north of Payson on Saturday, July 15, 2017, has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. Nine members are confirmed dead. One is missing. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Search continues for missing man after flash flood near Payson | Arizona Central Search continues for missing man after flash flood near Payson
Sgt. David Hornung of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office gives an update on the search for a missing person following a recent flash flood. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Family of Payson flood victims talk | Arizona Central Family of Payson flood victims talk
Family members Carla and Iris Garnica discuss missing flash-flood victim Hector Miguel Garnica. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Rescue teams continue their search for missing flash-flood victim | Arizona Central Rescue teams continue their search for missing flash-flood victim
The search resumed early Monday morning in muddy terrain near the waterfalls above the Water Wheel recreation site.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Thousands still without power Monday morning after monsoon storms sweep through Phoenix area | Arizona Central Thousands still without power Monday morning after monsoon storms sweep through Phoenix area
Thousands of homes and businesses were without power Monday morning as metro Phoenix began to to shake off the effects of two storm systems that crossed paths over the area late Sunday.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
Thousands lose power as monsoon storms hit Phoenix area | Arizona Central Thousands lose power as monsoon storms hit Phoenix area
The Valley has about a 45 percent chance of seeing rain Sunday following Saturday evening's storms that disrupted power lines and diverted flights.         
Arizona Central | July 17, 2017
'Here for the eviction': More renters forced from homes as affordable-housing crisis deepens | Arizona Central 'Here for the eviction': More renters forced from homes as affordable-housing crisis deepens
For people who are already close to the edge financially, a bad month or two can leave them on the street         
Arizona Central | July 16, 2017
The Burton Barr Central Library damaged from Saturday's storm | Arizona Central The Burton Barr Central Library damaged from Saturday's storm
The Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix was significantly damaged from Saturday's monsoon storm.         
Arizona Central | July 16, 2017
Surprise/Waddell monsoon storm | Arizona Central Surprise/Waddell monsoon storm
Wind and rain start to pick up in Northwest Valley.         
Arizona Central | July 15, 2017
Downtown Phoenix, July 15, 2017 | Arizona Central Downtown Phoenix, July 15, 2017
Newspaper stands are knocked over as a thunderstorm makes it's way through Phoenix.         
Arizona Central | July 15, 2017
National Weather Service confirms tornado set down Friday in Marana | Arizona Central National Weather Service confirms tornado set down Friday in Marana
The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday morning that a landspout tornado occurred in Marana, Arizona, on July 14, 2017.         
Arizona Central | July 15, 2017
A full day of fun: Golfland-Sunsplash crams two parks in one fun space | East Valley Tribune A full day of fun: Golfland-Sunsplash crams two parks in one fun space
My family and I have lived in the Phoenix metro area for five years and, though we’ve passed it many times, we had yet to visit Mesa Golfland-Sunsplash. So, we figured now was the perfect time. And though we’d had…
East Valley Tribune | July 15, 2017