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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Man found dead in Scottsdale canal was accidental drowning

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 23-year-old man whose body was found in a Scottsdale canal in July apparently was intoxicated and drove a rented scooter into the water, according to …

Navajo Nation reports 78 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 78 more COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths. It was just the seventh time in the past 21 days that tribal health …
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Buckeye Council approves nearly $1 million reimbursement to developer

BUCKEYE — Buckeye’s City Council spent a small portion of Tuesday’s regular meeting deciding whether $923,000 should be spent. The council ended up unanimously approving a plan …

NTSB issues 1st report on fatal midair collision in Chandler

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Wednesday on a fatal midair collision involving a helicopter and a small plane outside a suburban Phoenix …

Restaurateur whose business was raided by sheriff gets $3.1M

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials approved a $3.1 million settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office had …
First responders
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area Oct. 14-21: Burglary at residence reported at 10:39 a.m. Oct. 14 in the 20800 block of East …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area Oct. 14-21: Missing person reported at 11:00 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 5800 block of East Desert Spoon …
Peoria police officers are investigating a shooting that could be a possible road rage incident.
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Miller: What’s up with all the mosquitoes in Phoenix?

My sister-in-law is visiting from my home state of Minnesota, the capitol of Mosquito Land. Prior to landing in Phoenix, she had only one mosquito bite in Minnesota. Since coming here she has had …

Smells like witch spirit: How the ancient world’s scented sorceresses influence ideas about magic today

Most perfume ads suggest the right scent can make you sexy, alluring and successful. A blend by Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, meanwhile, offers to make you smell like Hecate, the three-faced Greek goddess of witchcraft.

How to build Arizona communities through the arts and humanities

Communities across Arizona are experiencing many challenges — from navigating a global pandemic to feeling the effects of climate change as our cities become hotter and our water resources …

Cooney: Share your holiday season with a loved one with dementia this year

The holidays can be both enjoyable and stressful. The hustle and bustle may cause fatigue and overstimulation in someone living with dementia, leading to confusion, anxiety or agitation. …

Murrell: We now have a crisis in the United States

Have you all noticed how all of the news no matter which station or political party you are listening to keeps us distracted with politics while everything is falling apart in our United States? …
More sports

AP Sportlight

Oct. 22 1933 — Primo Carnera retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Paolino Uzcudun in Rome. 1950 — The Los Angeles Rams beat the Baltimore Colts 70-27. 1961 …

AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Oct. 22 1933 — Primo Carnera retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Paolino Uzcudun in Rome. 1950 — The Los Angeles Rams beat the Baltimore Colts 70-27. 1961 …

Off bye Saints look for 2nd straight win on road at Seahawks

NEW ORLEANS (3-2) at SEATTLE (2-4) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN OPENING LINE: Saints by 5 1-2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Saints 3-2; Seahawks 3-3. SERIES RECORD: …

Cardinals try to move to 7-0 against struggling Texans

HOUSTON (1-5) at ARIZONA (6-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Cardinals by 17 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Texans 3-3, Cardinals 5-1 SERIES RECORD: …

Arizona News Coverage Advisory

Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up for select Arizona stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP's complete coverage of Arizona and the rest of the …

Devils Jack Hughes has dislocated left shoulder, no surgery

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL draft, has a dislocated left shoulder and will be sidelined. The Devils made the announcement on Thursday, saying Hughes won't …
Most recent
Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which …

World's biggest triceratops sells for $7.7 million in Paris

Southern African states send delegation to troubled Eswatini

Body scan reveals shotgun shell inside Alabama prisoner

Nation

Existing home sales surge as interest rates point higher

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January as worries about higher mortgage rates motivated buyers to get off the sidelines. The …

Asian shares mixed after Evergrande sale deal called off

Shares are mixed in Asia after major Chinese property developer Evergrande said a plan to sell its property management arm to a smaller rival had fallen through. Shares slipped in Hong Kong, Seoul …

Column: Sports betting becoming more of a sure thing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No one needed official evidence but it came anyway from the state of New Jersey, where people apparently really like to bet on sports. They put more than $1 billion on their …

Alabama man faces 2nd execution date this year for killing

An Alabama man who avoided execution in February is scheduled to be put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery. Willie B. …

Charges unlikely for riders who saw Philadelphia train rape

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors pursuing the case against a man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train last week don’t anticipate charging fellow passengers for not intervening, a …
World

Thousands rally in Sudan's capital to demand civilian rule

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum demanding a fully civilian government. The relationship between military generals and Sudanese pro-democracy …

UN experts to Pakistan: Release man charged with blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — United Nations human rights experts urged Pakistan on Thursday to release a Christian man who was detained two years ago for insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad and is believed to …

German parties aim to have new chancellor in early December

BERLIN (AP) — The three parties that hope to form Germany's new government said Thursday they aim to have the country's next chancellor in place in early December, but acknowledged that they face a …

Syria executes 24 people over last year's deadly wildfires

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria executed 24 people Thursday after charging them with igniting wildfires last year that left three people dead and burnt thousands of hectares (acres) of forests, the …

UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker's murder

LONDON (AP) — British police charged a man with murder and preparing acts of terrorism Thursday in the stabbing of a Conservative lawmaker who was killed as he met constituents at a church hall …
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Business

Airlines bet on big December after Covid variant setback

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are planning for a big December, believing that the recent surge in a highly contagious COVID-19 variant is fading and that holiday travel will soar. The carriers say that …

Inflation, Fed action set stage for higher mortgage rates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mortgage rates have hovered near all-time lows for much of this year, even as inflation has increased sharply across much of the economy. That could begin to change in the …

Warmer welcome for WeWork 2 years later on Wall Street

WeWork will become a publicly traded company Thursday after a spectacular collapse during its first attempt to do so two years ago. WeWork is emerging more than a year into a pandemic that closed …

NTSB: Driver was behind wheel at time of Texas Tesla crash

DETROIT (AP) — A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver's seat. The U.S. …

Neighbors

Gold Canyon resident named new coordinator for nonprofit organization

Gold Canyon resident Jennifer Rhine-Walker is the new local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services. “I have lived in the Phoenix East Valley for a little over a year and am …

AJUSD’s Chad Young an Arizona Diamondbacks ‘Most Valuable Teacher’

Peralta Trail Elementary school teacher Chad Young was vacationing in Flagstaff over fall break when he got a phone call from the school’s office manager. The school, Young was told, had …

Mesa hosts volunteer recruitment fair, ‘Love your City’ kick-off

The city of Mesa’s volunteer recruitment fair is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 19, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. It is an opportunity for residents to learn about the different ways to …

Valley volunteers come together to build new playground for Mesa children

In early October, more than 100 volunteers from Fiesta Bowl Charities and Salt River Project joined KABOOM! to build a state-of-the-art playground at a local community center. The new …

Things to do

Arizona Philharmonic now calling Surprise's The Vista home

The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, and the Arizona Philharmonic are teaming up to grow together.

MCC Red Mountain Campus hosts 20th anniversary celebration Nov. 2

Mesa Community College invites the community to join in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Red Mountain Campus. A month of festivities kicks off Nov. 2 with a community event from 4-6 …

Apache Junction police holding Special Olympics fundraiser Oct. 28

Apache Junction Police Department officers will be washing windshields and pumping gas for patrons in exchange for a small donations 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Fry’s Fuel Center, 140 N. Old West …

Meet the Artist: Sollars brings 'photo-synthesis' workshop to Canal Convergence

Meet Tempe artist Kendra Sollars, who leans on her championship-level synchronized swimming experience to illustrate body movements through water, ultimately creating works of art. This November, …

Obituaries & Memorials

William Michael “Mike” Sterry

William, died peacefully on July 16th 2021 at his home in Sun City West, AZ with his wife Linda at his bedside. He was 92 and his passing was the result of a 15 month struggle with congestive heart …

George H. Schryver

George, born in Plainfield, NJ, on March 24, 1947, passed away due to a malignant neoplasm of the brain on September 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betty Garzon Schryver. When …

Dr. Frank C. Reed

Dr. Frank C. Reed died on October 9, 2021 at the age of 77. Frank was born and raised in Oswego, New York, the son of Peg and Frank Reed, Sr, brother of Margaret Reed (all deceased) and husband of …

Patricia Joan Jennings

Patricia, 83 years old, peacefully passed after a brief illness on October 6th, surrounded by her family. Pat was born on Sept. 12, 1938, in Trona, California.She was preceded in death by her mother, …

William Lloyd Leasure

Sun City West – William Lloyd “Bill” Leasure passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City West, AZ on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Bill was preceded in death by Mary Ann in 2016, and daughter …
Entertainment
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Barney, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Ron, voiced by Zack Galifianakis, in a scene from Ron's Gone Wrong." (20th Century Studios via AP)

Review: 'Ron's Gone Wrong' has the movie code all jumbled

There's a clear message in the new film “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and that message is to stop watching films like “Ron’s Gone Wrong.” A derivative tale about a middle schooler and his quirky …

Bernini's dazzling chapel even brighter after restoration

ROME (AP) — A chapel in a Rome church that is home to a Baroque sculptural masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini has been made even more dazzling after restoration. Art and restoration specialists …
FILE - Rosamund Pike arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018. Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime release of Robert Jordan’s “The Eye of the World," is also narrating the late author’s fantasy classic. Macmillan Audio announced Wednesday that the audiobook comes out Nov. 16. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosamund Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime Video series based on Robert Jordan's “The Wheel of Time" books, also took on the epic task of narrating the audio edition of the late …
People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Chappelle special draws critics, boosters to Netflix walkout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday, with “Trans lives matter” and …

Literary magazine The Believer to shut down in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's most acclaimed and innovative literary magazines is shutting down. The Believer, founded nearly 20 years ago, had been part of the University of Nevada, Las …