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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Police: Small plane crashes on freeway overpass in Chandler

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane on a freeway overpass in Chandler. The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Cessna 172R and …

Police: 17-year-old boy found fatally shot in a Phoenix park

PHOENIX (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy whose body was found in a west Phoenix park. They said officers received a call about a shooting and when officers …
SAVE THE DATE

Retired colonel who flew 405 combat missions to speak at Litchfield Park in-person Memorial Day ceremony

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Russell A. Everts will serve as keynote speaker when the city of Litchfield Park honors America’s fallen on Memorial Day.

Arizona finds 642 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is reporting more than 640 new confirmed COVID-19 cases but no deaths. State health officials released the latest daily virus figures Monday, which include a tally of 642 …
Subscriber exclusive

Variance approved for lot split on Second Street in Mesa

Two lots can be created at 732 E. Second St. in a single residence-zoned district, the Mesa Board of Adjustment decided recently. A variance from the minimum required lot width and area to allow …
First responders
With just months to go before it begins operations, the Queen Creek Police Department has entered a new phase.
Peoria is joining eight other West Valley cities to take a regional approach to some aspects of policing and to have officers’ conduct investigating by another city rather than their own department.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area April 29-May 6: Assault on police reported at 6:05 p.m. April 30 in the 24400 block of East …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Abrami: Grass should not be grown in this area

This is in response to the letter to the editor about grass (“Sun City golf courses need more grass”). Simple answer is that people shouldn’t be growing grass at all in this …
Diane E. Brown

Brown: Transforming transportation can save money, protect public health

For many Arizonans, the turmoil caused by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic last year taught us that our daily automobile commutes aren’t necessary, but that having transportation options are imperative.

Oudenhoven: Mask wearing is supported by science

This is in response to the opinion from Bruce Lamb (“Some employees don’t live in Sun City”). Bruce, I too am tired of the pandemic. But science is science. You wanting to not …
Saul Anuzis

Anuzis: The larger promise of new vaccine tech

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors with friends and family — without wearing masks or social distancing.

Pastors: Protect our voting rights

Esteemed DOJ leadership: We have authored this letter to request your immediate intervention in Arizona, on behalf of Black voters, who are currently being involuntarily and very likely …
More sports

Spanish Results

MADRID (AP) - Results from Spanish football:

English Summaries

Monday Summaries from English football (home teams listed first):

Coyotes expecting more changes after missing playoffs again

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona general manager Bill Armstrong opted to stand pat at the NHL trade deadline, believing the Coyotes had the right roster to make the playoffs. When they came up …

MLB Expanded Pitching Comparison

For Games of Tuesday, May 11
Nation

Consumer watchdog agency rediscovers its teeth under Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's consumer watchdog is signaling a more aggressive approach toward the financial services sectors after a few years of being on a tight leash. Under President Biden, …

Illinois researchers working to save ornate box turtles

FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A team of Illinois researchers is using dogs to track down a threatened species of turtle. Researchers believe ornate box turtles, once living in half of Illinois' …

Tortoise movers sue for $500,000, say Florida moved too fast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men who relocate gopher tortoises are suing Florida’s wildlife commission, saying they should be awarded at least $500,000 in damages because the agency violated …

Bye, bye, bye: Latin American boy band CNCO loses member

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latin American boy band CNCO is downsizing. The group announced on its official Instagram page Sunday that 22-year-old is leaving the band, making the successful quintet a …

Tearful reunions mark second Mother's Day under pandemic

Joyous reunions among vaccinated parents and children across the country marked this year's Mother's Day, the second one celebrated during the coronavirus pandemic. Some families separated by …
World

Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100

ROME (AP) — Several hundred more migrants reached a tiny Italian island before dawn on Monday, swelling to past 2,100 the number of arrivals in around 24 hours and fueling calls from across the …

Spain: Expert warns that virus surge could follow parties

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s top coronavirus expert on Monday delivered a stern warning to citizens who are acting as if the pandemic has ended now that the government has relaxed measures against the …

Untroubled waters: Bridge transported along Rotterdam river

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 200-meter (656-foot)-long bridge took a slow cruise through the heart of Rotterdam on Monday, heading for its new home near the city's busy port area. The …

Greece welcomes young students back to school; courts reopen

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece reopened primary schools and junior highs for in-person classes Monday for the first time in months, as the country eases coronavirus restrictions even as daily …

French admiral: Air power helps root out 'underground' IS

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — The Islamic State group is using stealth to regenerate its forces by developing its military capabilities underground, and France is deploying its warships and aircraft in …
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Business

NTSB: Tesla owner got into driver's seat before deadly crash

DETROIT (AP) — Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report …

ViewFinder improves quality of eyesight

ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center has been Arizona’s leader in vision rehabilitation in since 1992.  With convenient locations in Sun City and Mesa, it’s easy to find solutions …

Treasury to start paying out $350B in state and local aid

The Treasury Department on Monday launched its $350 billion program to distribute aid to state and local governments, giving the U.S. economy an added boost after relatively modest hiring in …

Prost! Bavaria opens some of its famous beer gardens again

MUNICH (AP) — Bavarians were able to enjoy a tall beer in the spring sun Monday in several areas, as some outdoor beer gardens reopened in the southern German state. Bavaria had an overall …

Neighbors

Central Arizona College students recognized during virtual awards ceremony

Central Arizona College, faculty, staff and students gathered around their computers to recognize students for their outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements during a special virtual …

Ford ‘fill an F-150’ water drive benefiting Salvation Army

Ford and its philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Co. Fund, are teaming up with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix and Valley-wide Dunkin’ locations to launch the ninth annual Fill an F-150 Bottled …

Meet the artist: Scottsdale resident, student Dana Corbo

Meet Dana Corbo, an artist, high school senior and Scottsdale resident who currently has work in two Scottsdale Arts exhibitions. Miss Corbo has two paintings in Scottsdale Public Art’s …

A passion for music: Living in two separate worlds at once

I first became aware of music around the age of two. I was marching around the breakfast table to the music of John Philip Sousa being broadcast over the radio on Don McNeill‘s Breakfast Club. …

Things to do

Western musical comedy opens at Fountain Hills Theater

The Ballad of Buzzard Basin, a brand-new, old-time cowboy musical that celebrates the essence, and yes, dag-nab-it, the quintessence of the old, old, old west, will be opening at Fountain Hills …

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center opens May 29

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, is opening with modified programming and limited open swim hours beginning May 29. Open swim hours will be 11:30 …

Mesa pools open May 29

All nine city of Mesa pools will open for the summer, with modified programming and hours, beginning Saturday, May 29. The pools open for public swimming at 1 p.m. most days. Skyline and Rhodes …

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …

Entertainment
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows promotional art for "Those Who Wish Me Dead," a film starring Angelina Jolie, premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14.  (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

New this week: Angelina Jolie thrills and Black Keys rock

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — After a bit of a …
This image released by Def Jam shows "Exodus," by DMX, releasing on May 28. DMX died last month at age 50.  (Def Jam Records via AP)

'X Gon' Give It to Ya': New DMX album out on May 28

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX's longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS" will feature new …
This cover image released by Berkley shows "People We Meet on Vacation," a novel by Emily Henry. (Berkley via AP)

Review: Witty friends bond in 'People We Meet on Vacation'

“People We Meet on Vacation,” by Emily Henry (Berkley) A truly good romantic comedy, whether it be a novel or a movie, justifies why two people are drawn to each other. It builds a case for …
This cover image released by Little, Brown and Company shows "The Devil May Dance," a novel by Jake Tapper. (Little, Brown and Company via AP)

Review: CNN anchor Jake Tapper fails in covering a thriller

Devil May Dance,” by Jake Tapper (Little, Brown) As Jake Tapper’s new thriller, “The Devil May Dance,” opens in the year 1960, New York Republican Congressman Charlie Marder is being …
This image released by Hulu shows Lolly Adefope, left, and Aidy Bryant in a scene from the Portland-set comedy series "Shrill." (Hulu via AP)

Stars of 'Shrill' express love for the 'hippest of places'

NEW YORK (AP) — As “Shrill” draws to a close, its stars and creators are reflecting on how important Portland, Oregon, became to the Hulu comedy series, and how much of the city's originality …