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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Arizona program to help needy families pay utility bills

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to provide $36 million of assistance to help needy households pay utility bills as a two-year moratorium on service …

Arizona reports 2,482 additional COVID cases, 9 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported 2,482 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and nine more virus deaths as pandemic metrics showed continued slowing of the current surge as seen around the …

Northern Arizona University to hold in-person commencement

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University plans in December to hold its first in-person commencement since the pandemic began and says it also plans a special in-person event next spring …

Tempe may rename streets, parks named for Klan members

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tempe will consider renaming parks and streets named after former community leaders who were recently discovered to have been dues-paying members of the Ku Klux Klan. The …

Mormons' Mesa temple opens to visitors before rededication

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — After being closed for over three years, the oldest Arizona temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening for five weeks of rarely allowed public …
First responders
Peoria police are investigating a shooting at an apartment, according to a news release.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Queen Creek area Oct. 7-14.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area Oct. 7-14: Theft from vehicle reported at 8:39 a.m. Oct. 8 in the 5900 block of East Helios …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Drummond: How is city’s governmental bureaucracy set up?

Would just like to thank Jim Burezewski on his letter (“Story advocating for raise in pay for city manager?” in opinions, page 8 of the October 2021 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold …
Pat Overson

Overson: When it comes to roofing find an honest roofer

Your roof is one of the biggest, most important and most expensive structures in your home. A mistake on your roof can cost you even more money and even put you and your family in danger. It is …
(Arianna Grainey/Independent Newspapers)

Smith: Confused by what a Scottsdale politician says?

Scottsdale voters should be confused by Councilwoman Littlefield’s Opinion piece urging voters to not support the Scottsdale General Plan 2035. The piece appeared Monday, October 11, timed to …
Theresa Serrano-Keel

Serrano-Keel: Wear pink to raise awareness of breast cancer

October marks a significant occasion for my family as my sister, Stephanie Serrano, lost her six-year battle to breast cancer two years ago. Stephanie co-owned Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants …

Hague: 'Love is a gift. Loyalty is earned.'

Lori Holden had the same fears most children experience growing up (meeting other kids, speaking in front of her class, trying new things). Her dad taught her that when she felt afraid, to assess …
More sports

2 arrested in Athens for protesting Beijing Olympics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two women attempted to hang a banner from the Acropolis in Athens Sunday morning in protest at the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, and were detained by Greek police. The …

Schedule,2nd Add

Oct. 23 Harvard, 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at Cornell, 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Dartmouth, 6 p.m. Nov. 13 Yale, 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Penn, 1 p.m.

Schedule,1st Add

Oct. 23 at Penn St., Noon Oct. 30 Rutgers, TBA Nov. 6 at Minnesota, TBA Nov. 20 at Iowa, TBA Nov. 27 Northwestern, TBA

Schedule,3 takes

Oct. 30 at Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at Jacksonville St., 2 p.m. Nov. 13 Tarleton St., 2 p.m. Nov. 20 Sam Houston St., 2 p.m.

Standings

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St. Louis visits Arizona after Perron's 2-goal game

St. Louis Blues (1-0-0, second in the Central) vs. Arizona Coyotes (0-1-1, fifth in the Central) Glendale, Arizona; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT LINE: Coyotes +128, Blues -156; over/under is 6 BOTTOM …
Most recent
Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'

LONDON (AP) — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and “traumatized” by his …

Gambian Toufah Jallow tells of surviving rape by dictator

Maple Leafs dress University of Toronto goalie as backup

Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

Nation

'The Batman' trailer unveils Pattinson in dark, violent turn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Bros. has unveiled its which features Robert Pattinson’s first bone-crunching turn as a DC Comics superhero. The trailer unveiled Saturday at the DC Fandome event …

Maduro ally extradited to US on money laundering charges

MIAMI (AP) — A top fugitive close to Venezuela's socialist government has been put on a plane to the U.S. to face money laundering charges, a senior U.S. official confirmed Saturday. Alex Saab …

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar

HOUSTON (AP) — Three constable deputies were shot in an ambush early Saturday morning while working an extra shift at a Houston bar, leaving one deputy dead and two others wounded, authorities in …

Now 41, killer of 4-year-old boy granted parole on 11th try

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, has been granted parole, according to corrections officials. Smith, now 41, …

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

NEW YORK (AP) — Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government …
World

Japan's Kishida sends offering to controversial Tokyo shrine

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida donated ritual offerings Sunday to a Tokyo shrine viewed by Chinese and Koreans as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression, though he did not …

Russian filmmakers head for Earth from space station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has separated from the International Space Station and is heading for the Earth. The separation took place on …

Turkey's Erdogan bids farewell to Merkel after 16 years

ISTANBUL (AP) — Angela Merkel’s final visit to Turkey as German chancellor on Saturday saw two of Europe’s longest serving leaders pay tribute to one another as Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists

ROME (AP) — Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians gathered in Rome to stand up against rising fascism Saturday, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the …

Norway to review police handling of bow-and-arrow attack

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities are commissioning an independent investigation into the actions of police and security agencies following a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and …
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Business

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New …

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. TK Elevators' 420-foot …

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at …

Backlog in federal safety rules amid US car crash ‘epidemic’

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on …

Neighbors

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 …

Goodyear dogs on a mission to help

Science tells us that dog ownership is linked to myriad health benefits. Dogs can help lower anxiety and loneliness, increase cognitive function and promote better heart health for their human …

Things to do

Oct. 22 bingo fundraiser benefits non-profit supporting breast-cancer community

A bingo fundraiser for the non-profit organization My Hope Bag is Oct. 22 at Williamson Terrace, 2004 E. Catamaran Drive in Gilbert. The first session is 5-6:30 p.m. and the second session is …

Mesa Grande Cultural Park reopens Oct. 16

Mesa Grande Cultural Park, 1000 N. Date St. in Mesa, is celebrating a special seasonal re-opening Saturday after a two-year hiatus, which coincides with International Archaeology Day this year. No …

Baos? Dumplings? Plenty of both coming to Chandler

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is coming to Downtown Chandler.

Merry Main Street in Mesa Nov. 26-Jan. 2

Merry Main Street, a celebration of the holiday season, will be held in downtown Mesa Nov. 26-Jan. 2. The festivities begin Nov. 26 with an evening of music, food and fun for everyone. It …

Obituaries & Memorials

Les Curry

Les, 71, a Sun City resident since 2016, died suddenly on October 2, 2021 in Taos, NM, while vacationing with his wife Helen.In addition to Helen, he is survived by his daughter, Rhea Hill; his son, …

Harold Ray Compau

Harold, after 6 years of Park Hosting at Estrella Mt. Park in Goodyear with his wife Shirley, bought a home in Sun City Oct. 2008. There he started more volunteering with his TCA, at Boswell Hospital …

U.S. Army Major General Vance Coleman

U.S. Army Major General Vance Coleman, a year-round resident of Sun City and former President of the RCSC and former President of the Sun City Democrat Club passed away from cancer, Wednesday, …

Randy Lee King, SR

APACHE JUNCTION - Randy passed away peacefully and joyfully on October 1, 2021 with family by his side.Randy was a master mechanic and a logistics officer for Jesus, serving and sharing the Lord. He …

Peter Ambroise Guimond

Peter A Guimond passed away peacefully on September 13th after a prolonged hospitalization. He was the last surviving child of Henry and Alice Guimond and was preceded in death by his wife and best …
Entertainment
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas.  Neil has broken ribs during a fall off the stage at a concert in Tennessee. In video footage from the performance Friday, Oct. 15, 2021,  Neil can be seen clapping at the edge of the stage with his guitar strapped around him before his fall.   (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil suffered broken ribs after falling off the stage at a concert Friday in Tennessee, his guitarist told the crowd in a video circulated …
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Netflix said Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which …
Stuffed squash with quinoa and goat cheese. [ Lynda Balslev for Tastefood]

Edible vessels

There is something supremely satisfying about consuming an entire dish, including, well, the dish itself. Presenting food in food, or edible vessels, is not only efficient and no-waste, but …
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A judge on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that two masked men attacked him in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won't dismiss case

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of in …
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd in Cardiff, Wales, Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

British queen appears to show irritation at climate inaction

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone. The 95-year-old British monarch was filmed on a phone as …