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CRASH

6 French tourists on plane that crashed into Lake Powell, killing 2

Authorities say a small plane that plunged into a lake that straddles the Arizona-Utah state line, killing two people and injuring five, was carrying six French tourists plus a pilot. Kane County …
CRIME

Killers sentenced in murder of Chandler police officer

The final two defendants in the 2010 killing of Chandler police officer Carlos Ledesma have been sentenced and will spend decades behind bars. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced …
ELECTION 2022

Court battles rage over 3 Arizona voter initiatives

Proponents of three voter initiatives who each turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures last month to qualify them for the November ballot are trying to beat back legal challenges that could …
THOMPSON RANCH

El Mirage police reveal charges against 2 parents in school lockdown

Authorities on Monday released the charges against  parents who police said tried to force their way into an El Mirage elementary school last week. Police had locked down Thompson Ranch …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Glendale head-on collision kills woman, unborn child

A woman and her unborn child are dead following a head-on collision in Glendale.
Competition

Goodyear employee featured on American Ninja Warrior

One of Goodyear’s own competed in the latest season of American Ninja Warrior, a popular NBC sports reality TV show in which ‘ninjas’ compete to overcome a variety of obstacle …
Water

Potential water cuts revealed for Arizona, Southwest on Tuesday

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will host a press conference Aug. 16 to reveal details on how water usage will evolve to address the current drought conditions impacting the Colorado …
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Amazon to raise seller fees for holidays amid rising costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising charges on third-party sellers again — this time adding a holiday fee for merchants who use the company’s fulfillment services to pack and ship items to …

Jets' Becton placed on season-ending IR with knee injury

Mekhi Becton’s third season with the New York Jets is officially over before it even started. The starting right tackle was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a chip fracture in …

Amazon: FTC probe hounding Bezos, execs; subpoenas too broad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon has complained to federal regulators that they are hounding company founder Jeff Bezos and senior executives, making “impossible-to-satisfy demands” in their …

Column: No PGA Tour for LIV golfers, maybe a long road back

The court decision in the PGA Tour's favor last week brought one reality. Players who have defected for Saudi-funded LIV Golf won't be seen for a while, AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson says. The …
Around the Region
West Valley

Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Partner with a Principal program. During the weeks of Sept. 19 through Oct. 14, local corporate executives and community …

A fairly new crew of Glendale Prep players will tackle the recurring issues with the football program since it began playing 11-man ball in 2016. The 2022 Griffins will again sport a small roster in terms of numbers, height and weight. 
The 18th annual Teddy Bear Day returns to downtown Glendale in September.
At a recent Peoria City Council meeting, Water Services Director Cape Powers defined sustainability as providing for society today in a manner that doesn’t impede the ability of tomorrow’s society to provide for themselves.
Calling Anthem youth actors: The Musical Theatre of Anthem announced its holding open auditions for the production of “Be More Chill” for actors and actresses ages 14 to 18 starting …
Phoenix

Common Sense Media announced Monday a new campaign in Arizona to create awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program, an effort to bridge the digital divide for lower-income families. The …

Jayleen McGehee feels and tastes the benefits of gardening in her backyard. And she sees the benefits, too - in her wallet. McGehee is a beneficiary of the city of Phoenix’s Backyard …
PHOENIX  — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound …
Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix and used a specially designed oxygen mask to resuscitate the animal. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire …
Authorities say a man is dead and five other people are wounded after a shooting at Phoenix home. Phoenix police say officers responded to the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday. They say an unidentified man …
East Valley

The legislative subcommittee of the Veterans of Foreign War No. Post 7968 Auxiliary is inviting area residents to attend its Arizona District 5 meet-and-greet event. The event is 7 p.m. Wednesday. …

Family-owned Mici Italian, which has a location in Gilbert, has been ranked on the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Residential homebuilder Landsea Homes Corp. announced Aug. 16 that two model homes are available to tour at Rev at Eastmark in Mesa and that homes are also now selling. “We’re excited …
Leggings Park opened a retail location at 2174 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 118, Gilbert in early May 2022. Its location is across from the kids play area at SanTan Village. This online and retail …
The Florence Town Council unanimously voted to adopt the results of the Aug. 2 primary election at its meeting last night. Nicole Buccellato, Jose “Mo” Maldonado and Vice Mayor …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Cantor: Questions raised as Arizona elections ensue

Here I am again. I have mentioned before that I really don’t like politicians and politics and those who give large sums to those campaigns……and do not want anyone to know about …

Cowdrey: There will always be excuses

Interesting reading (“Beardsley project delay continues,” Sun City West Independent, July 27, 2022).

Mason: Paying a bonus to landlords for renting to locals is madness

This is madness — now Sedona is paying short-term rental owners a bonus to rent long-term to locals. Why, because STRs have taken up so much of the local housing stock that it is unaffordable …
A formerly sunken boat sits high and dry along the shoreline of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, near Boulder City, Nev. Las Vegas area water officials want to cap the size of new swimming pools, citing worries about supplies from the drying-up Lake Mead res-ervoir on the drought-stricken Colorado River.

Diaz: Here's some important information about Arizona’s water supply status

In a few days, on August 16th, the Federal Bureau of Reclamation is expected to declare a Tier 2 Shortage for Lake Mead...
Roberto Delaney takes a drink of water as he tries to stay cool inside his tent at a homeless encampment, Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Phoenix. Heat associated deaths in Arizona's largest county appear headed for a record this year with 17 such fatalities reported through the first week of July and another 126 under investigation as a growing number of homeless people live outside as temperatures remain well into the triple digits.

Brissa: Triple-digit temperatures impacting homeless people across Valley

The people and families living on the streets of Maricopa County are battling for survival against Arizona’s deadly triple-digit summer heat...
Valley sports

Unranked LSU eyes quick rebuild under ex-Irish coach Kelly

New LSU coach Brian Kelly enters the first season of his of 10-year contract facing the type of rebuilding project the unranked Tigers haven’t seen in decades. The last time LSU entered a season …

Giants host the Diamondbacks on home winning streak

The San Francisco Giants, on a four-game home winning streak, host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Longoria, Cobb power San Francisco to 6-1 over Diamondbacks

Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched six solid innings to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants are 18-2 at home against Arizona …
National sports

New coach, new facility have Florida eyeing better results

Billy Napier’s methodical, multifaceted approach to returning Florida to national prominence might actually be on a fast track. Napier’s recruiting prowess has been on display the last two …

Chiefs' JuJu Smith-Schuster misses practice with sore knee

JuJu Smith-Schuster missed a soggy practice with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday because of a sore knee, though the injury to the veteran wide receiver is not expected to keep him out long. Kicker …

Mizzou full of optimism with new QB, defensive coordinator

Missouri could be on the cusp of returning to the upper echelon of the SEC. Coach Eli Drinkwitz has finally had a normal year to implement his schemes after inheriting the Tigers amid the pandemic. …

AP source: Jets' Wilson has no additional damage to knee

A person with knowledge told The Associated Press that New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and remains on track to …

Pirates' Castro suspended 1 game for phone flap, he appeals

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for having a cellphone in his back pocket during a game last week. Castro also was …
Most recent

Kraft Heinz is recalling thousands of pouches of Capri Sun in the U.S. after some cleaning solution accidentally mixed with the juice on a production line.  The company says it’s recalling about …

The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Mississippi is welcoming an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley’s death. The king of rock ‘n’ roll died …
Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose WWII submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force …
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Valley business

Phoenix-based Creation lands on list of fastest-growing private companies

Creation, a real estate development and alternative investment firm headquartered in Phoenix, announced its debut on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, with a 492% …

$44.5M sale approved for apartments in Apache Junction

Northmarq’s Phoenix investment sales team of Trevor Koskovich, Jesse Hudson, Bill Hahn and Ryan Boyle brokered the $44.5 million sale of Sonoma Valley Apartments in Apache Junction. The team …

Expected opening of new Glendale Aldi store announced

The Aldi grocer continues its push into Arizona, with Glendale its next targeted opening.

Chef Joey Maggiore to debut two new restaurant concepts in Scottsdale

Husband-and-wife duo, Chef Joey and Cristina Maggiore, are the restaurateurs and co-owners behind Scottsdale-based The Maggiore Group and are introducing two all-new concepts, The Rosticceria and The …

Neighbors

Glendale fundraiser to support Special Olympics of Arizona

A fundraiser to support Special Olympics of Arizona is coming to Glendale.

Meet Your Neighbor: Florence Chamber’s Sherri Crosslin

Whenever there’s a Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce event, be it First Thursday Networking Mixers, Casino Night or the Farmers Market, you’ll find Sherri Crosslin in the middle of it …

Scottsdale native finishes 57-mile swim around Manhattan

Erica Esterly, the 20-year-old philosophy major from Scottsdale and third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, completed her 57-mile swim during the 40 Bridges Race around Manhattan in New York City.

Meet Your Neighbor: Scottsdale resident finds new passions after personal hardships

The many jobs and professions Scottsdale resident Carole Olewinski has held throughout her life has given her new experiences and knowledge to grow — leading her to be an author and spiritual leader. 

Things to do

Arizona Oral Cancer Walk is Oct. 29 at Phoenix Zoo

The Arizona Oral Cancer Walk Planning committee announces the return of the 11th annual Arizona Oral Cancer Walk. The walk will take place 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Phoenix Zoo with the …

Handbell Ringers seek volunteers

The Handbell Ringers of Sun City are looking for experienced musicians to ring their biggest bells. Sometimes called “buckets and pails,” the bronze “buckets” are heavy, …

Arizona Theatre Company’s London hit show comes to Arizona

Arizona Theatre Company announces that “The Lion,” a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival, will open its 55th season after its run at Southwark Playhouse in …

Free workshop discusses estate planning

Is your estate plan in place? What are the pitfalls if not? To ensure you don’t leave things to chance, RSVP to attend the third in a series of free, educational workshops from 10 to 11:30 …

Entertainment
The Lost Mural hangs in the entryway of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, in Burlington, Vt., July 29, 2022. The mural painted in 1910 by a Lithuanian immigrant, that was later hidden behind a wall for years, has been rehabilitated and moved and is what experts say is a rare piece of art. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Long-hidden synagogue mural gets rehabbed, relocated

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A mural that was painted in a Vermont synagogue more than 100 years ago by a Lithuanian immigrant — and hidden behind a wall for years— has been termed a rare piece …
FILE - This aerial photo shows part of the Bonanza Creek Ranch film-set in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 23, 2021. New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin last year was an accident. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin last year was an accident. The office issued …

Hollywood, soccer stars appeal for more Ukraine donations

BORODYANKA, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber and former Ukraine soccer star Andriy Shevchenko appealed for international donations to Ukraine to continue during a visit Monday to a …
FILE - Melissa Etheridge performs at the sixth annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver in New York on March 10, 2022. Etheridge will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories this fall off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” will play 12 performances only starting Oct. 13 at the midtown multi-stage venue New World Stages. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rock icon Melissa Etheridge announces solo off-Broadway show

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window …
Obituaries & Memorials

Rachel Joanna Steinmetz

Rachel, age 93, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed to her heavenly home on Friday, August 12, 2022, at her home in Paragould. Joanna was born on September 6, 1928, in Monette to the late Joseph Matthew …

Lloyd James “Bud” Moran

Bud passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City West at the age of 96. Born in LaCrosse, WI, to Lloyd M. Moran and Ruth (Faas) Moran, he was the eldest of 11 siblings. After graduating from …

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr.

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Garcia, Sr., 55, went home to be with the Lord in July of 2022. He was born on March 31, 1967, to the late Carlos Garcia and Antoinette Hernandez. Chuck was married to his …

Claudette Edith Corrado

Claudette E. Corrado passed away peacefully on the morning of June 16, 2022 with family by her side. Born to James Chlad & Edna (Bertolino) in Cleveland, Ohio on February 1, 1938. After …

William Carroll Arnold

William Carroll “Bill” Arnold of Gold Canyon passed away on July 17, 2022, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Bill was born on August 29, 1935, in Duck, Clay County, …
Nation

Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs, doctors report

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus. The Centers for …

Oklahoma governor grants 60-day reprieve to Richard Glossip

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted death row inmate Richard Glossip a 60-day stay of execution on Tuesday while a state appeals court considers his claim of innocence. Stitt …

Boston police boat comes to rescue of stranded groom

BOSTON (AP) — Officers with the Boston Police Department's harbor patrol unit are used to helping boaters in distress, but last weekend Officer Joe Matthews came to the rescue of a groom in danger …

Mark Hoffman out as CNBC chief, KC Sullivan replacing him

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran CNBC chief Mark Hoffman is leaving the network after 28 years, with London-based executive KC Sullivan replacing him early next month, the network said on Tuesday. …

Lag in slavery reparations from US Jesuits irks descendants

Last year, U.S. Jesuits announced a racial reconciliation initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Catholic order. A leader of those descendants is now expressing …
World

Palestinian President Abbas skirts apology for Munich attack

BERLIN (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants against Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics half a century ago, …

Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Brazil’s presidential election campaign officially began with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern about …

New Scottish law makes period products free for all

A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them. The Scottish government said it became the first in the world to legally protect …

Norway group wants to erect statue of euthanized walrus

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A private fundraising campaign is underway in Norway to erect a statue of a walrus that drew crowds of spectators but was euthanized Sunday after authorities concluded …

South African miners mark 10th anniversary of killings

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — A somber gathering of more than 1,000 marked the 10th anniversary of what has become known as the Marikana massacre, when police opened fire on striking miners, …