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Armed robbery suspect shot dead by Glendale police identified | AZ Central Armed robbery suspect shot dead by Glendale police identified
Glendale police say they had been trying to take Jorge Alberto Fuentes into custody when he produced a shotgun and fired off a shot inside his red SUV.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
20 Arizona students earn $115,000 Flinn Scholarships | AZ Central 20 Arizona students earn $115,000 Flinn Scholarships
20 Arizona students earn $115,000 Flinn Scholarships to any of the state's public universities.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Mountain Ridge High School wrestlers tied to 5 assault reports in Glendale | AZ Central Mountain Ridge High School wrestlers tied to 5 assault reports in Glendale
Wrestlers from Mountain Ridge High School have been tied to at least five reports alleging assault on or near campus during the current school year, Glendale police records show.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Stunning viral video shows Grand Canyon filled with ocean of clouds | AZ Central Stunning viral video shows Grand Canyon filled with ocean of clouds
A timelapse video by Harun Mehmedinovic of Skyglow shows the Grand Canyon filled with ocean-like clouds as the sky above it is clear.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Viral video of Grand Canyon | AZ Central Viral video of Grand Canyon
A time-lapse video by Harun Mehmedinovic of Skyglow shows the Grand Canyon filled with oceanlike clouds as the sky above it is clear. Harun Mehmedinovic/Skyglow Project         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Sequoia Deaf School teaches students confidence | AZ Central Sequoia Deaf School teaches students confidence
Sequoia Deaf School sets students up for success in both the deaf and hearing worlds.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Dumb Crooks: Okay, You Stole It, Now What Are You Going to Do With It? | Phoenix New Times Dumb Crooks: Okay, You Stole It, Now What Are You Going to Do With It?
Silent Witness is offering $1,000 reward for information leading to recovery of a stolen $35,000, 4,500-square-foot inflatable obstacle course.
Phoenix New Times | May 24, 2017
Arpaio, MCSO Sued by Sergeant Whose Cache of 1,500 IDs Led to Contempt Charges | Phoenix New Times Arpaio, MCSO Sued by Sergeant Whose Cache of 1,500 IDs Led to Contempt Charges
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office sergeant whose possession of 1,500 IDs helped spur contempt charges for ex-Sheriff Arpaio and his staff claims in a fresh lawsuit that the flap damaged his career.
Phoenix New Times | May 24, 2017
Scottsdale entrepreneurs place stress relief in the palm of your hand | AZ Central Scottsdale entrepreneurs place stress relief in the palm of your hand
Touchpoint Solution is a company that produces Touch Points — a pair of lightweight squares that can be worn, held or clipped onto clothing. They send vibrations that the company says disengage the body’s instinctive "fight or flight" response to stress.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Multiple collisions slow Loop 202 morning traffic | AZ Central Multiple collisions slow Loop 202 morning traffic
Multiple vehicle accidents on the Loop 202 snarled traffic this morning as officials worked to reroute vehicles and investigate the collisions near the Priest Drive exit.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
'Super Mega' inflatable obstacle course stolen in Phoenix | AZ Central 'Super Mega' inflatable obstacle course stolen in Phoenix
Silent Witness is offering up to $1000 reward in locating an inflatable obstacle course.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
2 painters walk away from Grand Avenue rollover in Phoenix | AZ Central 2 painters walk away from Grand Avenue rollover in Phoenix
Two male painters walked away from a serious rollover accident on Grand Avenue in Phoenix with minor injuries Wednesday morning.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Upscale Ahwatukee apartment complex sells for $85.2 million, priciest deal so far in 2017 | AZ Central Upscale Ahwatukee apartment complex sells for $85.2 million, priciest deal so far in 2017
Andante, an upscale apartment complex in Phoenix's Ahwatukee suburb, has fetched $85.25 million from a group of Seattle investors.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Arizona enters into settlement with Target over 2013 data breach | AZ Central Arizona enters into settlement with Target over 2013 data breach
Attorney General Mark Brnovich decides to enter a settlement with Target Corporation over a data breach in 2013.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Police: Boyfriend of missing Phoenix mom is 'person of interest' | AZ Central Police: Boyfriend of missing Phoenix mom is 'person of interest'
Police said Christine Mustafa's live-in boyfriend has been questioned as a person of interest in the case.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
6 people injured in 3-car crash in Chandler | AZ Central 6 people injured in 3-car crash in Chandler
A total of six people were injured in the crash Tuesday evening near Kyrene Road and Del Rio Street in Chandler.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Police missteps cost Chandler thousands of dollars | AZ Central Police missteps cost Chandler thousands of dollars
In one case a man lost an eye. In another, a man set out to help police but found himself thrown against a police vehicle, handcuffed and later arrested at the prompting of a police supervisor. The officer said he felt pressured by his supervisor.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
How tribal leaders and conservationists are trying to stop the Trump border wall | AZ Central How tribal leaders and conservationists are trying to stop the Trump border wall
Tohono O'odham leaders in Mexico have joined with conservation groups in an attempt to protect imperiled species and habitat along the Arizona-Mexico border.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
CVS is the latest to ease access to opioid-overdose drug in Arizona | AZ Central CVS is the latest to ease access to opioid-overdose drug in Arizona
CVS announced it will start to sell Naloxone, an anti-overdose medication, without a prescription to the public.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Chandler police body-camera footage | AZ Central Chandler police body-camera footage
Body-worn police-camera footage from a May 8, 2014, incident that recently ended with a $35,000 settlement approved by the Chandler City Council.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Phoenix moves to implement new rules for lobbyists following Republic report | AZ Central Phoenix moves to implement new rules for lobbyists following Republic report
Lobbyists who get paid to influence decisions at Phoenix City Hall will likely face harsher penalties if they don't comply with city regulations.         
AZ Central | May 24, 2017
Fighting for More Than Their Son: Couple Takes on Banner Health to Cover ABA Autism Therapy | Phoenix New Times Fighting for More Than Their Son: Couple Takes on Banner Health to Cover ABA Autism Therapy
Micah and Laura Etter of Tucson are suing a health care giant in a case that says as much about the state of health care as it does about any possible gaps in the law or a disorder that now afflicts one in 68 American children.
Phoenix New Times | May 24, 2017
YMCA boosts swimming lesson curriculum to reduce drownings | AZ Central YMCA boosts swimming lesson curriculum to reduce drownings
The YMCA is launching a new curriculum to boost water safety, and reduce the risk of drowning.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Phoenix OKs budget with more police and park rangers, but deficit looms | AZ Central Phoenix OKs budget with more police and park rangers, but deficit looms
Phoenix City Council members approved a budget that increases spending on police, park rangers and other areas despite a projected deficit in 2018.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Arizona attorney general speaks on opioid crisis | AZ Central Arizona attorney general speaks on opioid crisis
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich talks about steps to fight the opioid crisis. Robert Gundran/azcentral.com         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
The Christmas tree conflict on Camelback Mountain | AZ Central The Christmas tree conflict on Camelback Mountain
A city of Phoenix committee is taking comments on whether the city should allow a Christmas tree on top of Camelback Mountain every December.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Man exposed genitals to girl walking home from school in Avondale | AZ Central Man exposed genitals to girl walking home from school in Avondale
A man exposed his genitals and engaged in a sexual act in front of a girl walking home from school in Avondale, police said.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Prescott campsite burglar caught on camera | AZ Central Prescott campsite burglar caught on camera
Suspects who broke into an RV were caught on camera.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
All that’s left are lawsuits and referenda  | Arizona Capitol Times All that’s left are lawsuits and referenda 
Ducey signed 27 bills on Monday and vetoed six as he worked his way through the last measures sent to his desk by lawmakers on the final day of the legislative session, closing the book on the last remaining business of the 2017 session. To read more on this item plus all the stories in ...
Arizona Capitol Times | May 23, 2017
Business leaders say Arizona should engage in crafting NAFTA 2.0 | Arizona Capitol Times Business leaders say Arizona should engage in crafting NAFTA 2.0
Arizona business leaders said the state’s commerce experts and political actors should help craft a new North American Free Trade Agreement if the two-decade-old agreement is renegotiated.
Arizona Capitol Times | May 23, 2017
Ducey vetoes lowest in ’17 despite last minute flurry of bill rejections  | Arizona Capitol Times Ducey vetoes lowest in ’17 despite last minute flurry of bill rejections 
Gov. Doug Ducey wielded his veto power this year fewer times than any governor since 2004.
Arizona Capitol Times | May 23, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court: Bad friends, bad neighborhood don’t make for good search  | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona Supreme Court: Bad friends, bad neighborhood don’t make for good search 
Simply being around suspicious activity is not grounds for police to search a person, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Arizona Capitol Times | May 23, 2017
Why this Tolleson school isn't like many other top Arizona schools | AZ Central Why this Tolleson school isn't like many other top Arizona schools
University High School in Tolleson, a Title I school, was ranked the seventh-best school in Arizona and 21st in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Police shoot, kill man brandishing shotgun after chase | AZ Central Police shoot, kill man brandishing shotgun after chase
Glendale police Officer Scott Waite explains what happened during an early-morning police chase and shooting. Kelsey Mo/azcentral.com         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Beat the heat! See where spring 2017 pool parties have launched in Phoenix, Scottsdale | AZ Central Beat the heat! See where spring 2017 pool parties have launched in Phoenix, Scottsdale
A number of hotels and venues host pool parties throughout the spring and summer.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Tolleson's University High School ranked among Arizona's 10 best | AZ Central Tolleson's University High School ranked among Arizona's 10 best
Tolleson's University High School ranked among Arizona's 10 best public high schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Man shot dead by police in Glendale was driving vehicle used in armed robbery | AZ Central Man shot dead by police in Glendale was driving vehicle used in armed robbery
Police say the man had been driving a vehicle that had been used in an armed robbery earlier Tuesday.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Top-performing but overcrowded Gilbert Classical Academy could force Gilbert Junior High closure | AZ Central Top-performing but overcrowded Gilbert Classical Academy could force Gilbert Junior High closure
The nationally-ranked Gilbert Classical Academy is operating at 179 percent capacity, and Gilbert Public Schools may decide to close Gilbert Junior High and move the academy there.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Two schools, one campus: How two Arizona school programs are dishing up double servings of care | AZ Central Two schools, one campus: How two Arizona school programs are dishing up double servings of care
Children First Leadership Academy and the Kelly Program are focusing first on wellbeing.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Ducey: Hemp not funded, student journos need supervision | Arizona Capitol Times Ducey: Hemp not funded, student journos need supervision
Ducey penned his approval to 27 new laws on Monday, the last of what the legislature approved in its 122-day session. But he found six unacceptable, bringing his veto record this session to 11.
Arizona Capitol Times | May 23, 2017
Public Be Damned: Mesa Will Ship Low-Level Offenders to for-Profit Prison | Phoenix New Times Public Be Damned: Mesa Will Ship Low-Level Offenders to for-Profit Prison
The city will be the first in Arizona to privatize its jail despite protests. "It was shitty, and we knew it was shitty," one resident said.
Phoenix New Times | May 23, 2017
Glendale police officer involved in shooting | AZ Central Glendale police officer involved in shooting
At least one Glendale police officer fired a service weapon near 43rd and Northern avenues. No officers were injured.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
1 killed in car crash during morning commute in Phoenix | AZ Central 1 killed in car crash during morning commute in Phoenix
A male driver was killed and a woman had minor injuries in a car crash on 67th Avenue north of Buckeye Road in Phoenix.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
'Everybody wants that miracle': Survivors of near-drownings face tough road to recovery | AZ Central 'Everybody wants that miracle': Survivors of near-drownings face tough road to recovery
Arizona boasts some of the highest drowning rates involving toddlers,  and authorities say they’re nearly all preventable.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
County Attorney: The Cold Case of a Cold-Hearted Lover | Phoenix New Times County Attorney: The Cold Case of a Cold-Hearted Lover
Prosecutors charge murder in man who abandoned quadriplegic fiancee and unborn child
Phoenix New Times | May 23, 2017
Luxury homebuyers can get more home for the money in Peoria, West Valley | AZ Central Luxury homebuyers can get more home for the money in Peoria, West Valley
Peoria is attracting the most luxury residential homebuilders by far in the West Valley — a region that is seeing a growing number of luxury homes being built.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
It's not just campfires: Six causes of wildfires in Arizona | AZ Central It's not just campfires: Six causes of wildfires in Arizona
Campfires are not the only way to cause a wildfire. Here are five others.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Arizona Gun-Rights, Gun-Control Groups Agree: Governor Ducey Killed Gun Bills | Phoenix New Times Arizona Gun-Rights, Gun-Control Groups Agree: Governor Ducey Killed Gun Bills
More pro-firearms bills could have passed this year, but Governor Doug Ducey and several GOP lawmakers helped keep them down, a spokesman for a local gun-rights group said.
Phoenix New Times | May 23, 2017
Pedestrian deaths prompt Mesa police to watch for jaywalkers | AZ Central Pedestrian deaths prompt Mesa police to watch for jaywalkers
The Mesa Police Department is stepping up its efforts to discourage people from jaywalking after nine pedestrians and a bicyclist were killed in traffic accidents.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017
Mayor Stanton accuses Phoenix councilman of interfering with Arizona attorney general investigation | AZ Central Mayor Stanton accuses Phoenix councilman of interfering with Arizona attorney general investigation
Stanton blasted Sal DiCiccio after the councilman requested the names and disciplinary records of city employees who, according to the city, were interviewed as part of the Attorney General’s investigation.         
AZ Central | May 23, 2017