Suspect’s dislike for drugs, homelessness may have led to shootings that killed 4 in metro PhoenixMay 30, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A man's anger over drug abuse drove him to fatally shoot four men and wound a woman in a 12-hour crime spree in metro Phoenix, authorities said.
Iren Byers, 20, was taken into custody Sunday on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, police in the suburb of Mesa said.
Phoenix has become the largest U.S. city to successfully challenge its population count from the 2020 census after claiming that dozens of group homes, jails and drug and alcohol treatment centers were overlooked during the nation’s head count.
PHOENIX (AP) — As summer starts, Maricopa County officials say there have already been four heat-related deaths this year.
Maricopa County Department of Public Health issued a heat report this week, which the agency will compile every week between now and October while temperatures soar.
PHOENIX (AP) — Members of a small polygamous group accused of child sex abuse of underage girls whom the group’s leader claimed as brides were arraigned in federal court on Friday.
Sam Bateman and the three women followers, who are each represented by different attorneys, entered not guilty pleas in a downtown Phoenix courtroom.
Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper shot, woundedMay 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was shot Thursday in north Phoenix and has been hospitalized, authorities said.
The trooper was struck by gunfire north of the Loop 101 freeway around 12:45 p.m.
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Phoenix television journalist announced her candidacy Wednesday for the congressional seat currently held by seven-term Republican Rep. David Schweikert.
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys general across the U.S. joined in a lawsuit against a telecommunications company accused of making more than 7.5 billion robocalls to people on the national Do Not Call Registry.
PHOENIX (AP) — An ex-convict accused of killing a woman who was attacked from behind and stabbed 15 times on a Phoenix desert trail could be facing a trial in January, authorities said Tuesday.
An attorney for Zion William Teasley, 22, entered a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf Tuesday, the day after a Maricopa County grand jury indicted Teasley on one count of first-degree murder.
Taxpayers will wind up paying over quarter billion dollars in Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling caseMay 23, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Taxpayers in metro Phoenix are approaching a milestone in their financial pain from a 2013 racial profiling verdict over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns: In roughly a year, those ongoing costs will exceed a quarter of a billion dollars.
Ex-convict charged with 1st-degree murder in death of woman stabbed 15 times on Phoenix desert trailMay 22, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An ex-convict has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a woman who was attacked from behind and stabbed 15 times while walking on a desert trail in northeast Phoenix last month, authorities said Monday.
Navajo leaders seek tribal members caught up in sober-living Medicare scam in ArizonaMay 19, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo leaders on Friday unveiled an operation to find and get needed services to hundreds of tribal members they predict will soon be on the streets of metro Phoenix amid a state crackdown on Medicaid fraud that affected as many as 7,000 Native Americans recruited to illegitimate sober living homes in recent years.
The Arizona Coyotes' bid for a new arena appears to be dead.
In the first release of results from Tuesday's referendum, voters in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe were strongly against three propositions to build a $2.3 billion entertainment district that would include a new arena for the Coyotes.
PHOENIX (AP) — A $17 billion budget package that Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs negotiated with leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature and won approval on Wednesday is drawing criticism from Democrats for failing to put limits on an expansion of a school voucher program that they say is a drain on the state’s coffers.
Arizona governor frustrated with feds as Title 42 end loomsMay 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — With pandemic-related asylum restrictions set to end later this week, the federal government has failed to deliver a satisfactory plan to address an anticipated influx of migrants, Arizona Gov.
Arizona House Democratic leader Cano leaving for HarvardMay 6, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democratic Leader Andrés Cano announced Saturday he intends to resign when the current legislative session ends so he can begin pursuit of a graduate degree this summer at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Brittney Griner gets emotional discussing Russian detainmentApril 27, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Hope bounced around Brittney Griner like a buoy and an anchor.
Hope of returning home, hope of a miracle, was all she had all those months in custody in Russia. On the days hopelessness crept in, days that grew as her detainment stretched into a second winter, optimism drowned in despair.
Woman accused of assaulting TSA officers at Phoenix airportApril 26, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been arrested for allegedly assaulting three Transportation Security Administration agents at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after a dispute over apple juice, authorities said Wednesday.
Bettman voices support for Coyotes’ new arena planApril 13, 2023 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman believes an upcoming vote on a new arena could finally put an end to the relocation rumors that have followed the Arizona Coyotes for years.
“Once this project is built, this team is never going anywhere,” Bettman said on Thursday.
Arizona House expels GOP lawmaker over unproven claimsApril 12, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday expelled a Republican lawmaker who organized a presentation making unsubstantiated accusations that a wide range of politicians, judges and public officials of both parties took bribes from a Mexican drug cartel.
Theft suspect in Phoenix police custody dies at hospitalApril 11, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a suspect has died while in their custody.
Sgt. Melissa Soliz said in a news release that the incident happened Monday morning after officers responded to a report of a home theft.
Paper changes caused Maricopa County printer failure: reportApril 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Problems with ballot printers that caused lines to back up at some Phoenix-area polling places last year were not caused by malicious actions but by changes to the paper, a retired Arizona Supreme Court justice concluded in a report released Monday.
Two men missing in hazardous portion of Arizona’s Salt RiverApril 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Fire Department crews searched a mile up and down a dangerous portion of the Salt River for two men who reportedly yelled for help and then went missing Sunday morning.
By mid-afternoon, the fire department turned over the scene to the Phoenix Police Department.
7 women in Maricopa County jail recovering after overdosingApril 7, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County authorities say several women who overdosed in a Phoenix jail are expected to survive.
Sheriff Paul Penzone said in a statement that seven women being held in the Estrella Jail suffered drug overdoses Friday.
May throws 6 impressive innings, Dodgers beat D-backs 5-2April 7, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Injuries have slowed the career trajectory of one-time phenom Dustin May.
But with every blazing fastball the lanky redhead throws these days, it's clear the talent is still there.
Coyotes file $2.3 billion claim against Phoenix over arenaApril 6, 2023 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes appeared to have finally found an answer to their arena issues by working out a deal to build an entertainment district in Tempe.
A snag with the city of Phoenix now puts that in doubt, adding another layer to the franchise's long-running bid to find a permanent home.
Spoon spotted: Arizona Dairy Queen’s big red spoon foundApril 3, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A giant red spoon that was stolen from an Arizona Dairy Queen and sparked a mystery on social media was found Monday morning, and it's partly thanks to Pokémon GO.
It’s Embiid vs. Doncic for scoring title in NBA’s final weekApril 3, 2023 GMT
For the second time, the NBA will have an international player as its scoring champion.
It will be the second time in as many years.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid — who was born in Cameroon — is on the cusp of becoming a back-to-back scoring champion, though he and Dallas’ Luka Doncic might take that race down to the wire.
Trae Young, Hawks outlast reeling Mavericks in OT, 132-130April 3, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young made two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give Atlanta the lead and the Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 132-130 on Sunday night to keep pace in the Eastern Conference play-in race.
Arizona Dairy Queen on the hunt for missing red spoon statueMarch 30, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The owners of a Dairy Queen in Phoenix remain perplexed — and slightly amused — as to why someone would steal the giant red spoon that adorned their restaurant.
“We were kind of upset but then more puzzled,” Puja Kalra said Wednesday.
NTSB: Driver fatigue behind deadly 2021 Phoenix tanker crashMarch 29, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A milk truck-tanker crash that killed four people and injured several others on a Phoenix freeway in 2021 was caused by driver fatigue, U.S. transportation investigators said Tuesday.
Judge orders Phoenix to clean up large homeless encampmentMarch 29, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ordered Phoenix to clean up a homeless encampment that spans nearly 10 blocks in the city’s downtown area.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott Blaney ruled Monday that Phoenix is maintaining a “public nuisance” and city officials must show evidence at a July 10 hearing that they’re cleaning the area.
Man found in burning trash receptacle in Phoenix, 2 arrestedMarch 26, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the death if a man whose body was found inside a burning trash receptacle in downtown Phoenix, according to authorities.
Phoenix police said 23-year-old Larry Deshawn Scott and 18-year-old Isaiah Baskin both were booked into jail Saturday.
Phoenix officer survives shooting, suspect remains at largeMarch 24, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer who was shot Friday while responding to an emergency call is expected to survive but the shooter remains on the loose, authorities said.
She is in stable condition after what interim police Chief Michael Sullivan called an “ambush,” he said at an afternoon news conference outside the hospital where the officer is recovering.
Police: body found inside burning trash in downtown PhoenixMarch 21, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were investigating the discovery of a body found inside a burning trash can in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday.
Police said the unidentified body was found around 8 a.m.
Oklahoma City puts home win streak on the line against PhoenixMarch 18, 2023 GMT
Phoenix Suns (38-32, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (34-36, ninth in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City hosts Phoenix trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.
Police say a body found in a west Phoenix canal; no ID yetMarch 14, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A body was recovered from a west Phoenix canal on Tuesday, according to authorities.
Phoenix police said the body was discovered found around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
They said officers responded to an injured person call that was initially reported as a water rescue.
Analysis: Grabbing NBA play-in spots in West will be toughMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Let’s go ahead and put Denver and Sacramento into the Western Conference playoffs. It’s hard to imagine Memphis and Phoenix falling out of the mix, even with Ja Morant away from the Grizzlies and Kevin Durant still not able to make his home debut for the Suns because of ankle trouble.
Byron wins 2nd straight Cup race, beats Larson at PhoenixMarch 13, 2023 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — William Byron took advantage of a late restart to earn a Cup Series victory, just like last weekend.
Kyle Larson was the victim of Byron's late restart prowess, just like last weekend.
Fernando Tatis Jr. gets 1st hits for Padres since 2021March 12, 2023 GMT
A hit is a hit, even if it's only spring training. For Fernando Tatis Jr., it's been a long time coming.
The San Diego Padres superstar had been 0 for 16 this spring before hitting a smash shot off the glove of Chicago White Sox shortstop Erik Gonzalez for a single in the first inning Saturday at Peoria, Arizona.
High-schooler Sammy Smith wins Xfinity race at PhoenixMarch 12, 2023 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sammy Smith won the Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, the first victory for the 18-year-old high school student who is taking classes online so he can be a full-time driver.
Harvick goes for win No. 10 at Phoenix in final Cup seasonMarch 11, 2023 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has had a big share of his best Cup Series moments at Phoenix Raceway.
While his dominance in the desert has faded slightly over the past five years, Sunday provides one of two more chances to get win No.
Bottomland flooding east of Phoenix due to heavy snowmeltMarch 11, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Flooding is occurring in riverbeds and bottomlands along the Salt River east of downtown Phoenix due to dam releases following recent heavy snowmelt.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Saturday along the river from Granite Reef to Tempe Town Lake between Scottsdale and Mesa.
Witnesses: Michael Irvin’s encounter with woman was friendlyMarch 8, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Two men who were in a Phoenix hotel lobby the night that Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin was accused of misconduct with a female employee said Wednesday they didn't see him do anything wrong and that his brief interaction with the woman appeared friendly.
2 men apparently drown after kayak capsizes in Arizona lakeMarch 7, 2023 GMT
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Two two men are dead after apparently drowning in Lake Pleasant in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, authorities said Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials identified the victims as 28-year-old Christopher Govoni and 24-year-old Rogelio Ortiz.
Phoenix police: knife-wielding man fatally shot, wife diesMarch 7, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A knife-wielding man has been fatally shot by Phoenix police at a home where two women were found injured, according to authorities. Police said officers responded to a Laveen neighborhood about 6 p.m.
World Baseball Classic has more stars after 6-year absenceMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Nolan Arenado wants the World Baseball Classic to grow into a global event with stature approaching soccer’s World Cup.
“I feel like the hype is a little bit higher this time around than it was in 2017.
Man, 4 children die in a fire at a northwest Phoenix condoMarch 5, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Two more children have died from their injuries suffered in a northwest Phoenix condominium fire, according to authorities.
Phoenix Fire Department officials announced Saturday night that 11-year-old Tamar Boyer and 9-year-old Shevach Boyer had died at a hospital.
Booker, Durant, Okogie lead Suns to 125-104 romp over BullsMarch 4, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Durant sees a loaded roster and all the possibilities that come with it for the Phoenix Suns.
It's up to them to make it happen. And they're off to a good start with their shiny new star.
Maricopa County rejects city plan restore community’s waterMarch 3, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County has flatly rejected a proposal from Scottsdale to temporarily restore water to an unincorporated community near the posh Phoenix suburb.
AZFamily.com reports the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors concluded during a meeting Friday afternoon that there were too many issues that were cause for concern.
Arizona Senate Democrats pick new minority leaderMarch 2, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats in the Arizona Senate have settled on new leadership after the minority leader departed to run for Congress.
The Arizona State Senate Democratic Caucus announced Thursday that Sen.
3 die in Phoenix condo fire; 2 children remain hospitalizedMarch 2, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Two of the four children pulled out of a burning condominium in west Phoenix have died along with a man who was the father of at least one of the kids, authorities said Thursday. Phoenix Fire Department officials said the man died from injuries suffered in the late Wednesday night fire and two other children remain hospitalized in critical condition.
Rahm, McIlroy, Scheffler resume battle for No. 1 at Bay HillMarch 1, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler returned to No. 1 in the world by winning in Phoenix with Jon Rahm on his heels. A week later, Rahm was back to No. 1 by winning at Riviera in a tense battle with Max Homa.
Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder dies in Arizona at age 101February 28, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Jack Holder, a Pearl Harbor survivor who went on become a decorated World War II flyer who flew over 100 missions in the Pacific and European theaters, has died in Arizona.
Man jailed in Arizona crash that killed 2 cyclists, hurt 11February 27, 2023 GMT
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed two bicyclists and injured 11 others in a Phoenix suburb, authorities said Sunday.
Goodyear police announced that 26-year-old Pedro Quintana-Lujan is jailed on suspicion of two counts of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault, 18 counts of endangerment and two counts of causing serious injury or death by a moving violation.
2 killed, 11 hurt after pickup strikes bicyclists in ArizonaFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people were killed and 11 others injured after a pickup truck crashed into a group of bicyclists Saturday morning in Arizona.
The Goodyear Police Department said the pickup struck a “large group of adult bicyclists” just before 8 a.m.
Buffett touts benefits of buybacks in his shareholder letterFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett said critics of stock buybacks are “either an economic illiterate or a silver-tongued demagogue” or both, and all investors benefit from them as long as they are made at the right prices.
Devin Booker scores 25 points, Suns beat Thunder 124-115February 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are still looking forward to the debut of recently acquired superstar Kevin Durant.
While they wait, Devin Booker isn't a bad backup plan.
Booker scored 25 points, Chris Paul added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-115 on Friday night.