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Season for Sharing: Helping older adults remain independent long term | AZ Central Season for Sharing: Helping older adults remain independent long term
Oakwood Creative Care and Duet: Partners in Health & Aging are two Valley non-profits helping older adults remain independent and self-sufficient.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
New Year's money resolutions to improve your finances in 2018 | AZ Central New Year's money resolutions to improve your finances in 2018
Americans are feeling better about their finances as more people are working and household net worth climbs. Don't get complacent.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
Surprise Police seek public help in finding missing man | AZ Central Surprise Police seek public help in finding missing man
The Surprise Police Department is asking the public to help locate an elderly resident who has been missing since Saturday morning.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
Surprise police find missing  82-year-old man | AZ Central Surprise police find missing 82-year-old man
The Surprise Police Department said an elderly resident who had been missing since Saturday morning was found safe.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
Buyers beware: Tips from state securities regulator on how to avoid financial scams | AZ Central Buyers beware: Tips from state securities regulator on how to avoid financial scams
Arizona securities chief Matt Neubert offers advice on how to avoid financial scams and urges investors to call his office to check on salespeople.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
2 teens in critical condition after north Phoenix shooting | AZ Central 2 teens in critical condition after north Phoenix shooting
Two 15-year-old boys were in critical condition after someone shot them on Saturday night in north Phoenix, the Phoenix Fire Department said.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
Phoenix boy suffers 2nd-degree burns in house fire started by Christmas tree | AZ Central Phoenix boy suffers 2nd-degree burns in house fire started by Christmas tree
An 11-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns to his body early Sunday after faulty wiring on a Christmas tree started a fire in the boy's home.         
AZ Central | December 17, 2017
Southbound lanes of Loop 101 in reopened after Tempe crash | AZ Central Southbound lanes of Loop 101 in reopened after Tempe crash
A serious crash closed southbound lands of the Loop 101 Price Freeway near Apaches Boulevard in Tempe Saturday evening, officials said.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Police: Man stole truck parts, tried to sell them online | AZ Central Police: Man stole truck parts, tried to sell them online
Joshua Vidrine of Prescott Valley was arrested on suspicion of theft after posting pictures of stolen property for sale on social media.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
President Donald Trump calls Cindy McCain with 'best wishes' for Sen. John McCain's health | AZ Central President Donald Trump calls Cindy McCain with 'best wishes' for Sen. John McCain's health
No other details about the call were disclosed, but White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tweeted she was praying for McCain and his family.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
How West Valley public transit stacks up with light rail off the table | AZ Central How West Valley public transit stacks up with light rail off the table
Your ability to get around without a car largely depends on the city you're in.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Taxi driver dies after Southern Avenue crash in south Phoenix | AZ Central Taxi driver dies after Southern Avenue crash in south Phoenix
A man died after colliding with oncoming traffic early Saturday morning in Phoenix         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Phoenix couple turns educational-toy company into a $23M powerhouse | AZ Central Phoenix couple turns educational-toy company into a $23M powerhouse
The international, multimillion-dollar Phoenix company creates products for everyone from home-school organizations to big-box companies.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
New Arizona Senate anti-harassment policy excludes transgender protections | AZ Central New Arizona Senate anti-harassment policy excludes transgender protections
Democrats in Arizona's Senate say Republican leadership refused to explicitly prohibit harassment based on gender identity.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Woman claims Trent Franks rescinded internship offer after she wouldn't visit his home | AZ Central Woman claims Trent Franks rescinded internship offer after she wouldn't visit his home
A woman wrote in an op-ed piece that the senator rescinded an internship offer when she refused to meet him at his home.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Assaults against Border Patrol agents surge despite decline in illegal immigration | AZ Central Assaults against Border Patrol agents surge despite decline in illegal immigration
The number of assaults on Border Patrol agents along the Southwest U.S. border increased 76 percent in fiscal year 2017.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Victim, driver identified in fatal hit-and-run in Glendale | AZ Central Victim, driver identified in fatal hit-and-run in Glendale
Glendale police identified Jesus Bastidas as the driver who struck Ndingi Valens as he was crossing the street Friday.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Police investigate possible double shooting in Buckeye | AZ Central Police investigate possible double shooting in Buckeye
Police say at least one woman was taken to a hospital following the shooting.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
One dead, one critical after north Valley shooting | AZ Central One dead, one critical after north Valley shooting
One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in northern Phoenix Saturday afternoon, police said.         
AZ Central | December 16, 2017
Consultant says Dems need to be lucky and good to win CD8 | Arizona Capitol Times Consultant says Dems need to be lucky and good to win CD8
In these early days of the 8th Congressional District special election, little attention – if any – has been paid to the two Democratic candidates running in the overwhelmingly red stronghold.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 15, 2017
Montenegro resigns Senate seat to concentrate on run for Congress  | Arizona Capitol Times Montenegro resigns Senate seat to concentrate on run for Congress 
In a letter sent to Senate President Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler, Montenegro wrote that he would be resigning from his seat effective today.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 15, 2017
Dem leader says new Senate harassment policy doesn’t go far enough | Arizona Capitol Times Dem leader says new Senate harassment policy doesn’t go far enough
A move by Senate leadership to update the chamber's harassment policy is provoking some criticism over what is not included.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 15, 2017
'Medical Marijuana Is Safe in Arizona,' ACLU Declares as Bill Montgomery's Crusade Finally Ends | Phoenix New Times 'Medical Marijuana Is Safe in Arizona,' ACLU Declares as Bill Montgomery's Crusade Finally Ends
Bill Montgomery's crusade against the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act has finally ended, ACLU says.
Phoenix New Times | December 15, 2017
Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96 | AZ Central Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96
A Navajo Code Talker, who used his native language in World War II, died in Arizona at 96.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct in Bundy Ranch standoff | AZ Central Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct in Bundy Ranch standoff
A lawyer for Cliven Bundy now wants federal charges dismissed after a federal investigator accused officers of recklessness in a memo.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
West Phoenix shooting leaves man dead; gunman still at large | AZ Central West Phoenix shooting leaves man dead; gunman still at large
Police found 22-year-old Juan Herrera with multiple gunshot wounds. He has since died and police are looking for the shooter.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Loop 101 northbound closed in Scottsdale for crash investigation | AZ Central Loop 101 northbound closed in Scottsdale for crash investigation
The freeway was closed at Indian Bend Road during the evening rush hour Friday.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
'A friend to all': El Mirage police Officer Paul Lazinsky remembered at candlelight vigil | AZ Central 'A friend to all': El Mirage police Officer Paul Lazinsky remembered at candlelight vigil
El Mirage police Officer Paul Lazinsky died following a foot pursuit on Tuesday.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
What kind of reading, listening material is on the naughty list for Arizona inmates? | AZ Central What kind of reading, listening material is on the naughty list for Arizona inmates?
Arizona doesn't have a specific banned list of magazines, CDs sent to inmates, but plenty of items get rejected or blacked out to to ensure safety.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward claims she shrunk government — is that accurate? | AZ Central U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward claims she shrunk government — is that accurate?
The U.S. Senate candidate and former state lawmaker claims she authored a series of bills that shrunk government and reduced regulations.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial | AZ Central Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial
A lawyer for Cliven Bundy now wants charges dismissed after a federal investigator accused U.S. agents of recklessness in a memo.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
NASA successfully tests Orion spacecraft parachutes in Yuma desert | AZ Central NASA successfully tests Orion spacecraft parachutes in Yuma desert
NASA successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft in the Yuma desert to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Two people shot at home in Buckeye; police investigation underway | AZ Central Two people shot at home in Buckeye; police investigation underway
Police say two people were shot. One of them was taken to a hospital.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Feds: Tribal law enforcement flawed | AZ Central Feds: Tribal law enforcement flawed
The U.S. Department of Justice inspector general discusses a report that found tribal crimes are not being properly investigated because of flaws in the system. Video by Office of Inspector General         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Sen. Jeff Flake's son loses civil case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio over kennel investigation | AZ Central Sen. Jeff Flake's son loses civil case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio over kennel investigation
Jurors decided that Sen. Jeff Flake's son and his ex-wife had not proved malicious prosecution in a civil trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
West Phoenix shooting leaves man in critical condition | AZ Central West Phoenix shooting leaves man in critical condition
A man was shot Friday morning in west Phoenix and taken to a hospital with critical injuries, Phoenix police said.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Insider: Trying to explain ASU basketball's celebration photo vs. Kansas | AZ Central Insider: Trying to explain ASU basketball's celebration photo vs. Kansas
Guard Shannon Evans is only 6-1 but he has has bounce.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
State agricultural department gets in on fight against opioid abuse  | Arizona Capitol Times State agricultural department gets in on fight against opioid abuse 
The Arizona Department of Agriculture’s livestock officers will start carrying naloxone, a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 15, 2017
Woman, child shot at home in Buckeye; police investigation underway | AZ Central Woman, child shot at home in Buckeye; police investigation underway
A woman and a child were shot, but only the woman was taken to a hospital. Police would not say Friday night if the child had died.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Walmart brings cheer to Alhambra's needy students with Cards cheerleaders, Coke polar bear | AZ Central Walmart brings cheer to Alhambra's needy students with Cards cheerleaders, Coke polar bear
Walmart and Alhambra district's Family Resource Center threw a surprise Christmas celebration for 50 school children and their families Friday.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Phoenix Gives New River Residents Temporary Relief in Water-Hauling Fight | Phoenix New Times Phoenix Gives New River Residents Temporary Relief in Water-Hauling Fight
Water trucks serving New River-area communities can keep filling at Phoenix fire hydrants for a few more months.
Phoenix New Times | December 15, 2017
Indian country law enforcement flawed, U.S. inspector finds | AZ Central Indian country law enforcement flawed, U.S. inspector finds
Department of Justice inspectors are criticizing criminal enforcement on tribal reservations, saying system is flawed.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Pedestrian dies in Glendale hit-and-run; driver arrested | AZ Central Pedestrian dies in Glendale hit-and-run; driver arrested
Glendale Avenue was closed between 63rd and 59th avenues for the police investigation.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Loop 101 northbound closed in Scottsdale for fatal crash investigation | AZ Central Loop 101 northbound closed in Scottsdale for fatal crash investigation
The freeway was closed at McDonald Drive on Friday evening.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Arizona's new death-row facility | AZ Central Arizona's new death-row facility
A tour of Arizona's new death-row facility in Florence. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Political experts ponder Franks endorsement – boost or baggage? | Arizona Capitol Times Political experts ponder Franks endorsement – boost or baggage?
After resigning amid scandal, Trent Franks called on Sen. Steve Montenegro to run for his 8th Congressional District, a call the state senator embraced wholeheartedly in announcing his candidacy.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 15, 2017
Political pandemonium in the works in rush to fill vacated congressional seat  | Arizona Capitol Times Political pandemonium in the works in rush to fill vacated congressional seat 
The resignation of U.S. Rep. Trent Franks has set off a flurry of political activity as Republicans clamor to gauge if they stand a chance of winning a seat in the staunchly conservative 8th Congressional District.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 15, 2017
Sen. John McCain trying to 'get rested up' after cancer treatment, friends say | AZ Central Sen. John McCain trying to 'get rested up' after cancer treatment, friends say
He has missed all votes in the Senate this week and his health is increasingly a concern as Republicans close in on a deal for $1.5T in tax cuts.         
AZ Central | December 15, 2017
Court of Appeals sides with Pima County, no bid necessary for project | Arizona Capitol Times Court of Appeals sides with Pima County, no bid necessary for project
The state Court of Appeals on Thursday said competitive bidding laws do not apply when counties are trying to lure a specific company to the area.
Arizona Capitol Times | December 14, 2017
Season For Sharing: Older Adults | AZ Central Season For Sharing: Older Adults
Your donations to local non-profits help older adults, boost education, aid victims of domestic violence and support children and families. Video by azcentral         
AZ Central | December 14, 2017