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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods dies at 67

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime Republican loyalist who changed his registration to Democratic in 2018 because of his frustration at the party's direction and …

Arizona may redirect some rent-relief dollars to urban areas

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona, striving to avoid losing unspent federal pandemic relief funding for rental aid for rural areas, is moving to reallocate some of it to urban areas. A plan being developed …

Longtime Pima County administrator injured in collision

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chuck Huckelberry, the longtime top staff official for Pima County, was critically injured in a collision while bicycling in downtown Tucson Saturday morning, the county …

Arizona reports 3,145 additional COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported over 3,000 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row as the rate of daily deaths continued to rise. The 3,145 additional cases …

EXPLAINER: How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a …
First responders
Surprise Police are investigating a death that occurred at a residence in the area of 13400 W. Redfield Road.
After investment losses and an explosion of pension costs for public safety employees over the past 15 years, Peoria leadership recently gave the go-ahead for a plan staff says will save on costs and …
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 …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Ware: Northwest Valley Connect needs paid & volunteer drivers in your community

If you are into sports this season, Northwest Valley Connect has touchdowns in green. Our goal supports drivers such as yourself to come and assist community members with rides to dialysis, cancer …

Doctor: Keep safety in mind during Halloween this year

Excitement is building as children and parents look forward to Halloween. Selecting costumes and buying treats are part of the preparations, but safety and healthy choices should also be part of your …

Rigler: Here’s a new resource to connect COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibody treatments

Your best protection against COVID-19 is getting one of the safe, free and highly effective vaccines that are widely available around Arizona. Vaccination helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 while helping preserve health care capacity for others who need it.

Holy Cow! History!: Meet the real Ichabod Crane

A cool, crisp late October night. A haunting moon shining down as a breeze rattles the bare tree limbs. It’s the ideal time to curl up and revisit Washington Irving’s classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Women’s Watch: Afghan women suffer more since Kabul’s fall

Since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on Aug. 15, numerous press conferences and statements by the Taliban have assured general amnesty and respect for women’s rights, but there is a major disconnect between what was said on TV and the Taliban actions on the ground.
More sports

Schedule,2nd Add

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. 30 Rutgers, Noon 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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Jin Young Ko wins LPGA South Korea, set to move to No 1

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Jin Young Ko birdied her first playoff hole with fellow South Korean player Hee Jeong Lim to win the BMW Ladies Championship on Sunday. The LPGA Tour said Ko is …

Florida hosts Arizona after Huberdeau's 2-goal game

Arizona Coyotes (0-4-1, eighth in the Central) vs. Florida Panthers (5-0-0, first in the Atlantic) Sunrise, Florida; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT LINE: Panthers -295, Coyotes +230; over/under is …
Most recent
Uzbek president heading toward landslide win in elections

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbeks voted Sunday in a presidential election that the incumbent is expected to win in a landslide against weak competition. Although Shavkat Mirziyoyev has relaxed …

EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities

USL Championship Glance

Nation

Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the …

No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men …

AP Week in Pictures: Global

OCT. 16 - 22, 2021 The Olympic flame is lit to begin its journey to the Winter Games in Beijing. A crew conducts a dramatic rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. A diver discovers a …

Stock tied to Trump media venture soars in another frenzy

NEW YORK (AP) — The company planning to bring President Donald Trump’s new media venture to the stock market soared further on Friday amid another frenzy of trading. Digital World Acquisition …

Day care owner gets 6 years for hiding 26 kids in basement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado day care owner convicted of keeping 26 children hidden in the basement of her business two years ago has been sentenced to six years in prison after …
World

UK says time running out for solution in Brexit trade talks

LONDON (AP) — The British government tried Saturday to speed up the pace of talks to resolve post-Brexit trade troubles with the European Union, saying the two sides remain far apart and time is …

Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on Saturday where they have essentially been trapped. The migrants walked …

Norway intel agency: Kongsberg-type attack will happen again

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s domestic intelligence agency says that such attacks as the one in the town of Kongsberg earlier this month are highly difficult to anticipate and prevent, and are likely …

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma volcano damage

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — Spain’s prime minister announced Saturday that his government will speed up already promised aid to help the thousands of residents on La Palma …

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday. The tourist found …
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Business

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks …

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine …

Virus surge persists in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday is set to launch partial COVID-19 passes while Croatia and Slovenia reported high daily rates of infections, as countries with low vaccination rates …

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew …

Neighbors

Marr oversees change of leadership at Concord General Contracting

Leadership is the legacy that defines Dale Marr, who in 2021 is celebrating 40 years in the construction industry, 28 of those helping guide the growth of Concord General Contracting …

Tempe-based TruWest Credit Union donates items to MCC Mesa Market

TruWest Credit Union employees recently donated food, pantry and hygiene items for the Mesa Community College “Mesa Market.” TruWest partnered with MCC to refurbish the “Mesa …

SWIMkids USA’s founder Whitehead receives national honor

Lana Whitehead, the founder and pesident of SWIMkids USA in Mesa, has received the 2021 U.S. Swim School Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The highly prestigious national award is …

Apache Junction showcasing local artists at City Hall, library

Attention all artists interested in displaying their masterpieces at the city of Apache Junction offices. The city is bringing back the program of showcasing local artists at City Hall and the Apache …

Things to do

Ben Johnson Days slated for Apache Junction in November

The Annual Ben Johnson Days hosted by the Goldfield Ghost Riders has events Nov. 6 and 13-14 in Apache Junction. Events include a fun gymkhana, trailer raffle and two poker rides, with proceeds …

Event Jan. 8 to kick off Apache Junction founder’s centennial

On Aug. 21, 1922, George Cleveland Curtis gave Apache Junction its name. To kick off the year-long celebration of the founding of Apache Junction, there will be an event 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. …

Fit Families Mud Run Saturday in Apache Junction

The mud run is back. The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation team is excited to be live and in-person Oct. 23 with its eighth Fit Families Mud Run. “Last year may have been mud-less — …

Falcon Field Airport honors veterans with 80th anniversary events

Eighty years ago with the world at war, the city of Mesa opened its arms to young men from Britain and forged a bond that continues today. Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport is again welcoming friends …

Obituaries & Memorials

Joan Arlene Janis

A life well lived is precious. It is filled with hope, strength, grace and devotion. A life well lived is a legacy of joy, love and laughter that our hearts will always treasure. It is with …

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, …
Entertainment
Braves third baseman Austin Riley, left, and pitcher A.J. Minter run sprints as they prepare to play the Dodgers in game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. "Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com"/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)inning of Game 5 of the baseball NL Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt to sing anthem at NLCS

ATLANTA (AP) — Country musician Travis Tritt, who canceled shows at venues that required a COVID-19 vaccine or mask-wearing, was set to sing the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship …

A magical trove of Ricky Jay ephemera hits auction block

NEW YORK (AP) — Conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, posturers, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels and popular …
This photo provided by Jack Caswell shows director of photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Archenemy" on Dec. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin Thursday on the New Mexico set of the western film "Rust." Authorities continue to investigate the shooting but there are no allegations of wrongdoing by Baldwin. (Jack Caswell via AP)

Halyna Hutchins remembered as gifted cinematographer

NEW YORK (AP) — Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, traveled far during her 42 years. She grew up on a remote Soviet military base and worked on documentary …
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez attends a meeting at Cervantes Institute's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Ramirez, who is under a criminal charge and an arrest warrant from the Daniel Ortega government, confirmed on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 that he has decided to go into exile in Spain, a country that granted him citizenship three years ago. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez to live in exile in Spain

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez announced Friday he will go live in Spain, after the government of President Daniel Ortega tried to arrest him …
From left, Jose Reynoso and Terence McAllister lift a still life painting by Pablo Picasso titled "Buste d'Homme" at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Las Vegas. The artworks — nine are paintings and two are ceramic pieces — are part of MGM Resorts' collection and will be offered at auction Saturday. (Wade Vandervort/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Bellagio in Vegas showing 11 Picasso works before auction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks will be on display Friday and Saturday at a Las Vegas Strip resort, ahead of a Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art auction that host Sotheby’s estimates …