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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Arizona reports 1,483 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,483 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. The latest numbers reported by the Department of Health Services’ …

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of …

Winning $108M Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City earlier this week has won the $108 million jackpot, according to Arizona Lottery officials. They said the winning ticket was sold …

Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths, 17th time in 24 days

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 61 more COVID-19 cases, but no coronavirus-related deaths for the 17th time in the past 24 days. The latest numbers released Saturday …

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 …
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

Weekend Sports in Brief

MLB The St. Louis Cardinals plan to announce Monday that bench coach Oliver Marmol will be promoted to replace fired manager Mike Shildt, according to a person familiar with the decision. The …

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Welcome, back 'Clones; Who's next?

For the first time this regular season, there were no teams making their season debut in The Associated college football poll. Iowa State and BYU rejoined presented by Regions Bank, but the number …

Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with …

STAT WATCH: Buffalo's 11 sacks are most in FBS since 2019

Buffalo is back on top of the Mid-American Conference sacks chart after its school-record performance against Akron. The Bulls have been the MAC's leading sack team the past two years, but had …

Tom Brady’s latest milestone is another untouchable one

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s latest milestone is another untouchable one. Brady became the first player to throw 600 career touchdown passes and then tacked on two more in Tampa Bay’s 38-3 …

NWSL Glance

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Whistleblower Haugen to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook

LONDON (AP) — Former Facebook data scientist turned plans to answer questions Monday from lawmakers in the United Kingdom who are working on legislation to rein in the power of social media …

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

Drought-stricken California doused by major storm

The Latest: EU, US voice 'grave' concern over Sudan upheaval

Nation

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social …

Jay Black, singer for Jay and the Americans, dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Black, front man for the 1960s rock band Jay and the Americans, who crooned the soaring vocals to hits like “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia” and “Come a Little Bit …

Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday. The nine paintings and two ceramic …

Texas drag race driver slams into spectators, killing 2 kids

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, …

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 …
World

In France, Trump-like TV pundit rocks presidential campaign

PARIS (AP) — A survivor of the terrible journey to Auschwitz remembered how the youngest wailed. There were 99 children squeezed among 751 adults gasping for air, crazed by thirst and hunger, …

Proposed mine tests UK climate efforts ahead of UN meeting

WHITEHAVEN, England (AP) — In the patchwork of hills, lakes and sea that makes up England’s northwest corner, most people see beauty. Dave Cradduck sees broken dreams. The coal mine where …

South Korea's leader vows final push for talks with North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Monday he’ll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised …

Chinese province closes tourist sites following virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — A northwestern Chinese province heavily dependent on tourism closed all tourist sites Monday after finding new COVID-19 cases. Gansu province lies along the ancient Silk Road and …

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of …
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Business

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St slips, China travel curbs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street slipped and China tightened travel controls in some areas in response to coronavirus infections. Shanghai, Hong Kong and …

Australia invests in $1.6 billion South Pacific telco deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian telco Telstra has partnered with the Australian government in a $1.6 billion deal to buy the South Pacific operations of Digicel in a deal that would prevent a …

Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota said Monday it is testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products. Such engines burn hydrogen as fuel instead …

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St slips, China travel curbs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street slipped and China tightened travel controls in some areas in response to coronavirus infections. Shanghai, Hong Kong and …

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
Cure-all Fudgy Brownies [Lynda Balslev for Tastefood]

Self-care with chocolate

In uncertain times, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the simpler things in our lives that bring us genuine pleasure. Family and friends? Absolutely. Good health and thriving …
FILE - American actor James Michael Tyler poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in New York. Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died. He was 59. Tyler died Sunday at home in Los Angeles from prostate …
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from "Dune." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Villeneuve's debuted with $40.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of moviegoers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the …
FILE - A large crowd of movie industry workers and New Mexico residents attend a candlelight vigil to honor cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Hutchins was killed when Alec Baldwin fired a weapon on a film set that a crew member told him was safe. The tragedy has led to calls for fundamental change in Hollywood: the banning of real guns on sets. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file)

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts …
Author Tsitsi Dangarembga, from Zimbabwe, speaks after receiving the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in Frankfurt, Germany,  Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 (Thomas Lohnes/epd-Pool/dpa via AP)

Zimbabwe's Dangarembga receives German peace prize

VIENNA (AP) — Accepting a prestigious German prize Sunday in honor of her work, Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga called for a “new Enlightenment,” saying a fundamental shift …