Four months into office, Paul Penzone works to shake predecessor’s legacy
Mac & Gaydos | April 25, 2017 7:35 pm
As Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone settles into his new position, the legacy — both good and bad — left behind by his predecessor will not define his time in office, he told KTAR’s Mac and Gaydos on Tuesday.
Brush fire near Mesa shuts down parts of nearby highway as flames grow
KTAR.com | April 25, 2017 6:44 pm
A brush fire near the Salt River in the East Valley on Tuesday has shut down part of a highway as high-speed winds continued to fuel the fire. Bush Highway in the area southeast of Red Mountain has been closed.
Jury begins deliberations in Northern Arizona University shooting trial
Associated Press | April 25, 2017 5:47 pm
Jurors have begun deliberating at the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged with murder and aggravated assault for fatally shooting one student during a 2015 confrontation near campus.
Waymo chooses metro Phoenix for new self-driving rider program
Jade Carter | April 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Technology company Waymo has chosen metro Phoenix to launch a public trial program for its self-driving cars.
Legislation to extend voter registration deadline heads to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk
Associated Press | April 25, 2017 4:39 pm
If Gov. Doug Ducey signs Senate Bill 1307 when it lands on his desk, Arizona won’t see a repeat of a controversy that erupted last October when the last day for voter registration was set on a legal holiday.
Phoenix food bank begins annual drive to deliver one million meals
Kathy Cline | April 25, 2017 3:05 pm
On Tuesday, a Phoenix food bank began its annual drive to deliver one million meals to those in need.
Crews continue to battle 20,000-acre Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona
KTAR.com | April 25, 2017 2:09 pm
Around 300 personnel have continued to battle the Sawmill Fire on Tuesday, a blaze that has consumed more than 20,000 acres near Tucson. Nearly 200 people have been evacuated so far, as crews work around the clock to try and contain the blaze.
We met on Twitter: Gilbert teen scores prom date with MMA ring girl
KTAR.com | April 25, 2017 12:30 pm
A Gilbert high school senior landed a prom date with MMA ring girl Mireika Edwards after a tweet of his received more than 10,000 retweets.
Arizona rolls out new guide to help identify dyslexia in children
Associated Press | April 25, 2017 11:45 am
Arizona education officials are introducing a new handbook designed to help teachers and parents identify dyslexia in students.
Phoenix being blown back into upper 80s this week as windy front moves in
KTAR.com | April 25, 2017 10:36 am
Phoenix may have been sizing up triple-digit heat, but that idea is being blown right out of town as a windy low pressure front moves in.
KTAR News 92.3 FM wins three Edward R. Murrow Awards
KTAR Newsroom | April 25, 2017 9:57 am
KTAR News 92.3 FM took home three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Sweet deal: Bashas’ enlists the help of kids to create new doughnut
KTAR.com | April 25, 2017 9:37 am
Let’s face it, children have some of the best instincts when it comes to sweets. That’s why Bashas’ supermarkets is turning to them to create the next great doughnut.
Arizona economist expects government will get around shutdown
Jim Cross | April 25, 2017 8:44 am
Valley economist Elliott Pollock said he expected Congress to pass a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government going until a final budget can be ironed out.
School voucher-backing group runs ‘thank you’ ads in Arizona
Associated Press | April 25, 2017 6:02 am
A national group vocally backing school voucher expansion in Arizona ran television ads to thank Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and GOP lawmakers who voted for the legislation.
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