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Veterans, families honor fallen Arizona veterans on Memorial Day | Arizona Central Veterans, families honor fallen Arizona veterans on Memorial Day
Veterans and their families gathered to honor those who have served at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Memorial Day.         
Arizona Central | May 29, 2017
Mesa teen drowns in Lake Mary near Flagstaff | Arizona Central Mesa teen drowns in Lake Mary near Flagstaff
A young man's body was recovered from Lake Mary on Sunday.         
Arizona Central | May 29, 2017
Triple-digit weather is out in full-force | Arizona Central Triple-digit weather is out in full-force
National Weather Service expects the Phoenix area to have temperatures of over 100 during the majority of the upcoming week.         
Arizona Central | May 28, 2017
Tucson police officers fatally shoot man in cemetery | Arizona Central Tucson police officers fatally shoot man in cemetery
Police say two officers fatally shot a man who had been holding a gun to his head as he approached them, then lowered it in the direction of officers.         
Arizona Central | May 27, 2017
Indicted Johnson Utilities owner steps away from management to focus on his defense | Arizona Central Indicted Johnson Utilities owner steps away from management to focus on his defense
Water company owner and founder George Johnson removed himself from the management of Johnson Utilities after he and three others were indicted.         
Arizona Central | May 27, 2017
Mesa ponders tie-in to Tempe project, and Fiesta light rail | East Valley Tribune Mesa ponders tie-in to Tempe project, and Fiesta light rail
The East Valley’s growing network of trains and trolleys could grow even more thanks to recent action by the Mesa City Council.
East Valley Tribune | May 27, 2017
Lin Sue Cooney: Pets are the best medicine | Arizona Central Lin Sue Cooney: Pets are the best medicine
Hospice of the Valley has 120 pet therapy teams — mostly dogs — but cats, miniature horses and bunny rabbits, too. Those animals (and their humans) are a phenomenal comfort to patients.         
Arizona Central | May 27, 2017
LIVE Memorial Day weekend travel blog: Slowdowns and closures in Arizona | Arizona Central LIVE Memorial Day weekend travel blog: Slowdowns and closures in Arizona
LIVE Memorial Day travel blog: Wrecks, closures, etc.         
Arizona Central | May 27, 2017
Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness | Arizona Central Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness
Many have received help because last spring Mesa joined a national effort to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots | Arizona Central Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots
From pizza to comics, downtown Mesa has everything you need to have a good time. There are many restaurants within walking distance from theaters, museums and unique stores. Here are our favorite spots.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening? | Arizona Central Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening?
Mesa soon will implement state-of-the-art, crime-predicting software officials say could help police stop burglaries, drug deals and other crimes before they happen.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa | Arizona Central ‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa
Two years after historic floods ravaged west Mesa, the devastated Emerald Acres neighborhood has largely recovered. But reminders of the destruction persist.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road | Arizona Central Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road
Construction has begun on the $153 million light-rail extension in Mesa, which will take the rail line to Gilbert Road.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
After Tempe ASU Research Park success, Arizona State University looks to Mesa | Arizona Central After Tempe ASU Research Park success, Arizona State University looks to Mesa
With only three undeveloped parcels remaining at ASU's Tempe Research Park, the university is setting its sights on 300 acres of southeast Mesa land.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes | Arizona Central Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes
ASU is open to discussion, but Mesa's mayor said a tax hike won't be part of a plan after voters rejected the initial proposal.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs | Arizona Central Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs
With emergency health-care costs skyrocketing and scrutiny of police rising, expectations are high for the next Mesa police and fire chiefs.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Missing Arizona children: In 90 seconds, Mesa's Mikelle Biggs disappeared while waiting for ice cream truck | Arizona Central Missing Arizona children: In 90 seconds, Mesa's Mikelle Biggs disappeared while waiting for ice cream truck
It’s been 18 years since Mikelle Biggs disappeared on Jan. 2, 1999. Her sister, Kimber Biggs, was the last person to see her.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca | Arizona Central Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca
A soccer stadium near the Loop 101 and 202 is the latest major proposal for the burgeoning sports entertainment mecca.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
4 Phoenix-area restaurants on this week's list | Arizona Central 4 Phoenix-area restaurants on this week's list
Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of May 8.         
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Old train at Mesa park to be restored and unfenced after 24 years | Arizona Central Old train at Mesa park to be restored and unfenced after 24 years
The historic train at Pioneer Park, which once faced an uncertain fate, will stay at the park after a yearlong makeover.        
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Quiz: How well do you know Mesa, Arizona? | Arizona Central Quiz: How well do you know Mesa, Arizona?
So you think you know Mesa? Test your knowledge of the city's history with this quiz.         
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Body of missing Prescott woman found buried in remote area | Arizona Central Body of missing Prescott woman found buried in remote area
The body of Prescott woman Sandra Pagniano was found buried near her home, just days after her estranged husband, David Pagniano, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.         
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Ken Colburn: Would you pay the ransom on your computer? | Arizona Central Ken Colburn: Would you pay the ransom on your computer?
Tech Q&A: For crooks, ransomware is a direct path to getting paid through extortion         
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Trump budget plan could lead to slaughter of thousands of wild horses | Arizona Central Trump budget plan could lead to slaughter of thousands of wild horses
A White House budget plan would lift the restriction on selling wild horses and burros for slaughter.         
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Ex-Mesa legislator, Pinal developer indicted for bribery | East Valley Tribune Ex-Mesa legislator, Pinal developer indicted for bribery
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay…
East Valley Tribune | May 26, 2017
Ask a Doc: Can a hacker tinker with my ticker? | Arizona Central Ask a Doc: Can a hacker tinker with my ticker?
Security researchers have long warned that implantable medical devices with wireless capability are prone to exploitation by “bad” hackers         
Arizona Central | May 26, 2017
Oust Mesa Councilman 'Wasted Winkle,' Arizona Republican Party says | Arizona Central Oust Mesa Councilman 'Wasted Winkle,' Arizona Republican Party says
The Arizona GOP launched a petition calling for Councilman Ryan Winkle's resignation.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
10 wildest weather events in Arizona | Arizona Central 10 wildest weather events in Arizona
Arizona has seen it all: record snow and rain, floods and drought, and the searing heat of summer.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Arizona Summit Law School told to create financial safety net for students as precaution | Arizona Central Arizona Summit Law School told to create financial safety net for students as precaution
State board that authorizes for-profit schools is monitoring law school after American Bar Association put school on probation in March.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Great Hearts Academies charter schools expand | Arizona Central Great Hearts Academies charter schools expand
Great Hearts Academies is the largest non-profit charter-school network in Arizona. The newest campus will open in 2018 in Maryvale.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
How to perform hands-only CPR | Arizona Central How to perform hands-only CPR
For National EMS Week, reporter Rebekah Sanders takes a lesson in hands-only CPR from AMR paramedics in the azcentral studio. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Downtown Mesa soon will get an influx of artists. Here's why. | Arizona Central Downtown Mesa soon will get an influx of artists. Here's why.
Artspace Lofts, a 50-unit artist colony, broke ground in downtown Mesa and will bring housing options for artists and their families to live and work.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Rebekah Sanders saves Chuck the Dummy | Arizona Central Rebekah Sanders saves Chuck the Dummy
For National EMS Week, reporter Rebekah Sanders takes a lesson in CPR from AMR paramedics in the azcentral studio. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
6 Arizona young women are taking on the STEM gender gap | Arizona Central 6 Arizona young women are taking on the STEM gender gap
Six young Arizona women look to close gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Casino gambling's effect on Arizona education: $45 a year per kid | Arizona Central Casino gambling's effect on Arizona education: $45 a year per kid
Tribal casinos give Arizona about $45 million a year to help fund education for the state's 1.1 million kids in public schools.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Maricopa Community Colleges probe finds 'serious departmental issues' but no forgery or email monitoring | Arizona Central Maricopa Community Colleges probe finds 'serious departmental issues' but no forgery or email monitoring
Employee group had alleged document tampering, email monitoring at Maricopa Community Colleges.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
Díaz: Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle should resign now | Arizona Central Díaz: Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle should resign now
Elvia Diaz: It’s admirable that the 38-year-old Winkle wants to keep fighting to remain on the council. But he's only delaying the inevitable.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
New Mesa police chief chosen from Tucson Police Department | East Valley Tribune New Mesa police chief chosen from Tucson Police Department
Tucson Assistant Police Chief Ramon Batista has been selected to lead the Mesa Police Department.
East Valley Tribune | May 25, 2017
Cupcake bouquets and doughnut hole trees make Mesa bakery | East Valley Tribune Cupcake bouquets and doughnut hole trees make Mesa bakery
Whether it’s after a round of golf or anytime you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, the 19th Donut Hole delivers a hole in one with its doughnut hole trees, alphabet doughnuts and cupcake bouquets.
East Valley Tribune | May 25, 2017
MCC student proposes cube satellite project | East Valley Tribune MCC student proposes cube satellite project
If Lennon Brugada has his way, Mesa Community College may soon see its way into space.
East Valley Tribune | May 25, 2017
Phoenix flirts with record high, but cooldown coming | Arizona Central Phoenix flirts with record high, but cooldown coming
Highs in the 100s are becoming normal in Phoenix.         
Arizona Central | May 25, 2017
6 tips to avoid heat-related illness | Arizona Central 6 tips to avoid heat-related illness
Summer in the Valley can be brutal. Follow these tips to stay cool.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017
Outside fire spreads to Mesa home, collapsing roof | Arizona Central Outside fire spreads to Mesa home, collapsing roof
One person was treated for a minor smoke-inhalation injury, according to the Mesa Fire and Medical Department.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017
Getting Arizona women into STEM | Arizona Central Getting Arizona women into STEM
Dr. Elizabeth Hutchins is a researcher at TGen and talks about her research and working in the male-dominated STEM fields.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017
He’s a good guy with a gun who saved a cop's life ​​​​​​​– and he’s for gun control | Arizona Central He’s a good guy with a gun who saved a cop's life ​​​​​​​– and he’s for gun control
The man who saved a highway patrolman's life is a heavily-tattooed former felon who has thoughts on guns more complicated than you would expect.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017
What are those giant birds in the neighborhood? | Arizona Central What are those giant birds in the neighborhood?
Only in Arizona: Don't be alarmed at first sight, there's no mistaking great blue herons with ducks, owls or seasonal geese.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017
Apps made easy: Apple launches one-year app curriculum for college students | Arizona Central Apps made easy: Apple launches one-year app curriculum for college students
Mesa Community College is one of six schools in nation to offer Apple's new app development program.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017
Winkle faces extreme DUI, jail after blood sample shows 0.22 | East Valley Tribune Winkle faces extreme DUI, jail after blood sample shows 0.22
Mesa City Council member Ryan Winkle is expected to be charged with extreme DUI after an analysis of his blood sample revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent, according to the Tempe police.
East Valley Tribune | May 24, 2017
Motorcyclist slides out of control, dies in Yavapai County crash | Arizona Central Motorcyclist slides out of control, dies in Yavapai County crash
A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet slid out of control and died on Monday night.         
Arizona Central | May 24, 2017