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  • IKEA drops plans for second store in Phoenix area

    The store, which was original announced in September 2017, will not be built near the Loop 101 and Bethany Home Road in Glendale, next to University of Phoenix Stadium.
  • Tucson teen reaches finals before bowing out of National Geographic Bee

    A Tucson seventh-grader was a top-10 finalist in the student competition National Geographic Bee, which she competed in last week.
  • Poll: More than half of Arizonans likely to support sports betting

    Looking at the Copper State, FirstStrategic compiled a poll of 703 likely general election voters to see how they felt on the potential of sports gambling in the desert.
  • MCSO drug task force arrests two suspected drug dealers in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested two men in Phoenix after they received information about large quantities of heroin being sold on city streets.
  • Phoenix water park offering heroes free admission Memorial Day weekend

    Arizona's largest water park is offering free admission for all veterans, active military personnel and first responders during Memorial Day weekend. 
  • Nightly closures of I-17 in northern Arizona to begin Tuesday

    Bridge improvement work beginning Tuesday will force a major highway interchange in northern Arizona to be closed nightly for at least two weeks, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. 
  • Merit-based system considered for Coconino County judges

    Officials in a northern Arizona county are considering asking voters to implement a merit-based system for selecting the county's five superior court judges.
  • Arizona, Utah polygamous community picks outsider as new police chief

    A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer.
  • Court: Inmate can sue Arizona for being forced to work religious holiday

    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an Arizona inmate can sue prison officials who he said violated his Christian beliefs by forcing him to work on a religious holiday.
  • Arizona attorney general sues Tempe over lease tax breaks

    State Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Tempe violated state law in using property lease tax breaks as economic development incentives.
  • Police to conduct DUI task forces over Memorial Day weekend

    Last year, 552 people were arrested by a statewide task force over Memorial Day weekend, according to the Arizona Governor's Office for Highway Safety.
  • How hot can a car get parked in the Phoenix sun? What about the shade?

    Six children already died in the United States this year from being left in the car, according to ASU Now. Annually, 37 children die from it.
  • Arizona court overturns no-bail provision for sex assault defendants

    The Arizona Supreme Court overturned a 2002 voter-approved state constitutional amendment that would have categorically denied bail to defendants charged with sexual assault if there's clear proof and a very strong presumption of guilt.
  • Arizona ruling: Stiffer sentences law doesn’t include animal victims

    An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling says an Arizona law providing for stiffer sentences for use of a dangerous instrument in an attack only applies to cases in which the victim is a human, not an animal.
  • Phoenix-area animal park welcomes adorable baby bobcat

    If you need a serious dose of cuteness over the holiday weekend, the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park might have just what you need: a baby bobcat.