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KTAR Newsroom | August 31, 2015 12:08 pm
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    Arizona’s Grumpy Cat to be 1st feline in wax at Madame Tussauds
    KTAR Newsroom | August 31, 2015 11:33 am

    The unhappiest cat of all time — Arizona’s Grumpy Cat — will become the first feline wax figure debuting in Madame Tussauds’ San Francisco location.

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    Mesa police arrest man in shooting death of older brother
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 11:14 am

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A 21-year-old Mesa man is accused of fatally shooting his older brother after an argument that turned into a fight on a street. Police say Evan Mathew McAdam was arrested following the death of 24-year-old John P. McAdam early Sunday morning. According to police, a woman who was driving a vehicle […]

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    Expert: Arizona presidential election turnout could hinge on immigration … or not
    Jim Cross | August 31, 2015 10:40 am

    PHOENIX — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made immigration a top-tier election issue but Valley political expert Stan Barnes said the jury is still out on how the topic will play at the polls next year. “The issue clouds Arizona’s position nationally,” the conservative analyst said, “because illegal immigration impacts Arizona differently and more […]

  • State refinances debt to save millions
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 9:34 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Refinanced debt is expected to save Arizona millions in interest costs over the next 13 years. A combined $33 million is expected to be saved from refinancing $163 million owed on Capitol Mall buildings and $263 million in debt for a school district lease-to-own program, The Arizona Capitol Times reported. Arizona was […]

  • Visitors play the latest video games at the gamescom  computer game fair  in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.  Hundreds of thousands of  visitors  will  enjoy one of the world's largest computer and video game events  until Sunday.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
    Study shows 72 percent of teenagers play video games
    Corbin Carson | August 31, 2015 8:05 am

    With a new study showing a large percentage of teens play video games, it’s important for parents to keep an eye on it, according to one Valley expert.

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    Arizona highway patrol investigating 3 shootings along Interstate 10
    KTAR.com | August 31, 2015 7:07 am

    The Arizona highway patrol is investigating a series of shootings along Interstate 10 in Phoenix over the weekend. No one was injured in the Saturday attacks.

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    Storm damages forces closure of elementary school in Phoenix suburb
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 6:28 am

    An elementary school in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye is closed Monday because of storm damage in the vicinity.

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    Phoenix-area canals to be transformed in ‘Grand Canalscape’ project
    Bob McClay | August 31, 2015 6:28 am

    An effort is underway to transform Phoenix-area canals into great public areas.

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    McCain names key campaign staff for 2016 re-election effort
    Associated Press | August 31, 2015 3:11 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain is gearing up for his 2016 re-election effort by naming key members of his campaign staff. McCain on Sunday said Ryan O’Daniel will serve as his campaign manager as he prepares to face a primary challenge from state Sen. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City. Two lesser-known […]

  • Traffic to be restricted around University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday
    Phoenix ranked in top 20 for traffic congestion nationally
    KTAR.com | August 30, 2015 3:50 pm

    The Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX recently released their 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard and the Phoenix metropolitan area was among the 20 most congested areas

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    Twin boys die after found submerged in bathtub
    KTAR Newsroom | August 30, 2015 1:10 pm

    Two children were hospitalized and later died Sunday afternoon after drowning in their family’s bathtub in Avondale, according to the Avondale Fire Department.

  • Emergency bag can help in monsoon-caused power outages
    Hundreds still without power after storm slams Phoenix
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 10:29 am

    Salt River Project says crews hope to restore power to more than 500 people in Mesa and other hard-hit suburbs by noon Sunday.

  • Susan Bitter Smith is part of the commission looking to keep utility companies out of the next election.
    Arizona regulators want utilities to stay out of 2016 races
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 8:58 am

    Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission are calling on utilities and solar companies to stop contribution election dollars.

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    Rains, high winds batter east Valley Saturday night
    KTAR.com | August 29, 2015 10:13 pm

    At around 6:00 p.m. Saturday night, the first barrage of severe weather warnings came flooding in, as rains and wind gusts reportedly reaching 60 mph battered the east Valley before the storms eventually moved north around 9:30 p.m. Though relief from the storm eventually came, it would be quickly replaced by significant power outages for […]

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