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Watch for powerful, dangerous storms in monsoon season

Monsoon season officially started June 15, but powerful and dangerous storms can develop at any time. Some areas within the city and surrounding areas are prone to flooding, including washes, …

Police ID man killed in drive-by shootings in metro Phoenix

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix last week. Peoria police on Tuesday said …

71-year-old man missing on hike of Mount Lemmon found dead

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 71-year-old hiker reported missing on Mount Lemmon has been found dead, authorities said Tuesday. Pima County Sheriff’s officials said the body of John “Jack” Menard …
utilities

Emergency water line repairs on Guadalupe Road at Extension

Emergency repairs are being made due to contractor damage of a water main on West Guadalupe Road. The eastbound curb lane of West Guadalupe Road — starting at the intersection with South …

Navajo Nation reports 5 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported five new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. Tribal health officials said the sprawling reservation that stretches into …
First responders
An Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker has been arrested for excessive speed and reckless driving, Scottsdale police officials say. Zaven Collins, 22, was observed driving 76 MPH in a 35-MPH zone …
The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District has burned 179,678 acres and is 67% contained. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 south of Superior, was human caused and is under …
Scottsdale Fire Department recently announced the creation of three 56-hour community risk reduction captain positions. Captains Pete Earls, Steve Hunter and Kelly Cavner were named to fill these …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Kenny: Life’s simple 7 to help achieve optimal heart health

Sadly, we are seeing deaths from heart disease and stroke on the rise. The good news is that heart disease and stroke can be prevented 80% of the time by making healthy choices. The American …

Lindstrom: Reader speaks on LWV

I read your article (“League of Women Voters honors Fontes”) and would like to make one correction to your story. I believe the League of Women Voters is not a nonpartisan …

Durfey: Realtor offers warnings during an out-of-balance real estate market

It is a challenging residential real estate market in a number of ways right now.

Menconi: Resident thankful for news

I wanted to let you know that I subscribed to my local newspaper because Rachel Maddow, one of my favorite pundits, told her viewers to subscribe to their local newspapers in order to keep their very …
Dr. David Bray

Bray: We can’t wait for the next pandemic for a better PPE plan

Right now, Americans can purchase nearly limitless quantities of masks, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment. But this time last year, it was an entirely different story.
More sports

More than shoes: Nike navigates complicated twists in track

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ever since a track coach named Bill Bowerman tinkered with the idea of pouring rubber into his waffle iron to concoct a better shoe sole for running, Nike and the sport of track …

Gunnarsson, who scored OT goal during Blues Cup run, retires

St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson announced his retirement Wednesday after playing 12 NHL seasons and scoring one of the biggest goals in that franchise's history. After hitting the post …

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Nation

Toronto Film Festival plots in-person, digital edition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival is planning an extensive in-person festival in September, a year after turning to virtual red carpets and outdoor screenings because of the …

'It's a family': Wreck shatters life's work at girls home

CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — Caring for abused and neglected girls is Candice Gulley’s life work, and that's what she was doing when she helped load vans from an Alabama children’s home for a trip to …

Texas grand jury issues no indictments in Black inmate death

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A grand jury in Texas has declined to indict eight jailers over the in-custody death of a Black man who died after struggling with detention officers. But the Collin …

Jill Biden touts vaccine in poorly inoculated Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited one of the states least vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, encouraging residents of Mississippi to get their shots and telling them, "The …

Claims of murder plot against GOP candidate in Florida court

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Claims by a Republican congressional candidate that another GOP hopeful plotted to kill her landed Tuesday in a Florida courtroom. Anna Paulina Luna, who plans to run …
World

Belarus leader: We won't stop migrants from heading to EU

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned that his country will not try to stem a flow of illegal migrants to the European Union, a move that comes after …

Europe's human rights body seeks probe into Czech Roma death

PRAGUE (AP) — Europe’s main human rights body on Wednesday demanded a thorough and independent investigation into the death of a Roma man who died after a Czech police officer responding to a …

Police officer guilty of manslaughter in soccer star's death

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the …

Myanmar's junta leader attends military conference in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Myanmar's military junta on Wednesday attended an international conference in Moscow, an appearance that reflected Russia's eagerness to develop ties with it despite …

North Korea's foreign minister says no interest in US talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday said his country is not even considering a resumption of stalled nuclear talks with the United States, dismissing hopes …
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Business

Spanish court OKs extradition of McAfee to the U.S.

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court has approved the extradition of detained antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee to the United States, where he is wanted on tax-related criminal charges …

Supreme Court: Mortgage overseer structure unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that violates separation of powers principles in the Constitution. The justices sent the case involving Federal Housing Finance Agency, …

US new home sales drop 5.9% in May, second monthly decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes fell for a second month in May, dropping by a larger-than-expected 5.9%. The May sales decline pushed sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 769,000, …

Longtime Southwest CEO will step down next year

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that longtime CEO Gary Kelly will step down in February and be succeeded by another veteran at the nation's fourth-largest airline. The new CEO …

Neighbors

$5K sought for Lindbergh Elementary kindergarten biking program

All Kids Bike, a national program on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike, is working to bring the All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program to Lindbergh Elementary School in …

Jehovah’s Witnesses holding virtual convention

Jehovah’s Witnesses has moved its annual in-person convention to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands. “Powerful by …

Mesa officials on the race for AZ governor amping up

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former news anchor Kari Lake announced their opposing candidacies for governor recently in short speeches posted to their respective Twitter …

Pet therapy returns to Banner Children’s following COVID hiatus

Following more than a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers — including pet therapy dogs — have returned to Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Children’s at …

Things to do

WHAM art center wraps its June program list

WHAM Art Center, 16560 N. Dysart Road, finishes its June art classes with: • Come Fly Away @Memory Lane Trinkets & Treasures in downtown Glendale is a mixed media watercolor painting …

The Vista restarts with crowds returning

When Tamara Larson of Sierra Montana recently went to see a Pink Floyd cover band play at The Vista Center for the Arts, 15660 N. Parkview Place, it checked off all the boxes for her.

Juntos Project brings Latinx voices to the MCC virtual mainstage in July

Mesa Community College and Arizona theatre company Teatro Bravo partner in the Juntos Project to present the world premiere of “Three’s A Party,” written by Justin Santory and …

The Improv Syndicate live June 20 in Gold Canyon

Celebrate Father’s Day June 20 with PG-13 improvised humor from The Improv Syndicate at the Gold Stallion restaurant, 6030 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. The show starts at 6 …

Entertainment
FILE - Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2020. Ford is taking a hiatus from filming “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining an injury on set. The 78-year-old was hurt rehearsing a fight scene, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Harrison Ford injures shoulder on ‘Indiana Jones 5’ set

Harrison Ford is taking a hiatus from filming “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining a shoulder injury on set. The 78-year-old was hurt rehearsing a fight scene, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney …
This cover image released by Kemosabe Records/RCA Records shows "Planet Her" by Doja Cat. (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records via AP)

Review: Doja Cat album stumbles at first but finishes strong

Doja Cat, “Planet Her" (Kemosabe/RCA) Not to be totally catty, but Doja Cat's third album starts poorly. The first four songs — “Woman,” “Naked,” “Payday” with Young Thug and …
FILE - Elton John performs during his Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Rosemont, Ill. on Feb 15, 2019. Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S.  (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" will …
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Michelle Rodriguez, left, and Vin Diesel in a scene from "F9: The Fast Saga." (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In 'F9,' finding a new gear for ridiculousness

In 20 years and 10 movies the “Fast and Furious” series has relentlessly insisted that its saga is really, truly about family. With all due respect to Vin Diesel's Toretto clan, I must …
This cover image released by Minotaur shows "A Distant Grave" by Sarah Stewart Taylor. (Minotaur via AP)

Review: 'A Distant Grave' is a complex and lyrical thriller

“A Distant Grave,” by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur) Homicide detective Maggie D’arcy has been hoping to heat up a cross-Atlantic romance with her sweetheart, Conor Kearney, but after a …