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  • Newborn delivered after fatal shooting of Phoenix mother dies

    Phoenix police say a week-old newborn delivered by emergency cesarean section after the fatal shooting of his mother has died.
  • Arizona lawmakers struggle to fund teacher raises amid statewide walkout

    As educators and supporters across Arizona prepare to walkout of their classrooms on Thursday, state lawmakers were still struggling to come to a long-term, sustainable solution that would give money for teacher raises and better classroom conditions. 
  • Ex-Tempe judge pleads guilty to stabbing his wife last year

    A former Tempe Municipal Court judge who stabbed his wife during a domestic violence incident at their Chandler home last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Defense manufacturer breaks ground on state-of-the-art Chandler facility

    Orbital ATK is putting up two new buildings near the Chandler Fashion Mall that will house more than 2,000 employees. The facility should open in September 2019.
  • Arizona lawmaker explains role in potential lawsuit over teacher walkout

    Arizona Rep. Kelly Townsend said she has been consulting with attorneys for a potential class-action lawsuit by those who suffer financial or occupational harm because of the planned teacher walkout.
  • Lost Lake Music Festival in Phoenix announces 2018 lineup

    The Lost Lake Music Festival announced its 2018 lineup on Wednesday. Headliners included Imagine Dragons, Future, the Chainsmokers and SZA.
  • State senator: Arizona teacher leaders are playing politics

    State Sen. John Kavanagh called demands "outrageous" and said teachers are "abandoning kids" despite being promised a 20 percent pay raise.
  • Phoenix area closing in on 100 degrees, but heat won’t last

    The Phoenix area reached 98 degrees on Tuesday, just one degree off the daily record. According to the National Weather Service, the hot weather looks to continue through the week.
  • KTAR News wins three Edward R. Murrow Awards, including back-to-back years for overall excellence

    The KTAR newsroom won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, it was announced Wednesday. KTAR News 92.3 won awards for overall excellence, breaking news coverage and sports reporting.
  • Red for Ed expects tens of thousands of protesters for Thursday rally

    The first rally of the statewide teacher walkout will start with a march from Chase Field to the Capitol. Organizers told protesters to be prepared for high temperatures.
  • Jackknifed truck slows drivers on Interstate 17 in Phoenix

    Three lanes of blocked traffic on Interstate 17 North in Phoenix slowed down drivers Wednesday morning after a truck towing a back hoe jackknifed.
  • GOP’s tight win in Arizona CD8 is departure from Trump’s rout in 2016

    The narrow margin between Republican winner Debbie Lesko and rival Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona Congressional District 8 on Tuesday was a marked difference from the area voters' numbers for the 2016 presidential election.
  • Arizona lawmaker proposes temporary sales tax for education funding

    An Arizona lawmaker said he has an idea to generate more money for Arizona public schools and teacher salaries: A temporary one-cent sales tax.
  • Arizona woman gets prison along with ex ‘Property Wars’ star

    An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison in connection with a bank fraud scheme that involved a former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show.
  • Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

    Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week.