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Weekend Wrap-Up: Here are the biggest Phoenix news stories from May 17-19

From a standoff in Surprise to a fire burning across Tonto National Forest, here are some of the biggest news stories from the weekend.

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State Route 87 southbound lanes reopen near Fort McDowell Road

The southbound/westbound lanes of State Route 87 reopened near Fort McDowell Road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Marriott, Westin collaborate on dual-branded hotel coming to Phoenix

Marriott and Westin hotels are collaborating on a new hotel in Phoenix that is expected to be open by late 2025.

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Man arrested after allegedly assaulting Phoenix police during apprehension

A man was arrested after Phoenix police officers intervened in a physical fight on Saturday, authorities said.

Scottsdale Fire Department was among the groups assisting with "Wildcat Fire" containment over the ...

Cave Creek Ranger District closed in wake of 'Wildcat Fire' containment efforts

The Tonto National Forest issued a monthlong closure of the Cave Creek Ranger District as crews continue to fight the "Wildcat Fire."


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Tempe City Council approves new prevailing wage ordinance

Tempe City Council approved the establishment of a prevailing wage ordinance on May 9 with a 5-1 vote. It ensures wage standards for workers.

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Cardinals’ Paris Johnson Jr. starts OTAs moving to left tackle, Jonah Williams to right

The worst-kept secret within the Arizona Cardinals training facility is out: Paris Johnson Jr. is making the move to left tackle.

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Cardinals will hold joint practices with Colts in preseason

Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said his team will hold joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason.

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Cardinals Corner podcast: Predicting Arizona’s 2024 record

Taking a game-by-game approach, Cardinals Corner podcast co-hosts Tyler Drake and Lauren Koval give their win-loss predictions for Arizona.

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Diamondbacks-Dodgers preview: Pitching probables, hopefully fewer bees

The Diamondbacks head back to Chavez Ravine for the first time since their NLDS sweep of the Dodgers in October.

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Timberwolves advance after defeating defending NBA champion Nuggets in Game 7

The Timberwolves overcame a 15-point halftime deficit — the largest comeback in a Game 7 in NBA playoff history — in Sunday's win.

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What has made Diamondbacks star Ketel Marte’s hitting streak so unique?

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte ended one of Major League Baseball's rarest streaks in history. 

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Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, recently finished a $150-million, property-wide restora...

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Arizona Biltmore sold for $705M — the Valley's largest hospitality deal this year

The Arizona Biltmore, one of the longest-running and most notable resorts in the Valley, is under new ownership and new management.

A view of the Cubes at Glendale industrial park. At full build-out it will total about 5.5 million ...

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Phoenix still a top US market for big-box industrial growth, report says

Phoenix has kept its title as one of the top markets in the country for the growth of large warehouse space even as the sector has cooled off nationally, according to a CBRE Group Inc. report.

Peoria wants to build out a future airpark similar to the Scottsdale Airpark, pictured here, with a...

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Peoria Airpark project could create thousands of jobs, millions in revenue

Plans for a new regional airport and employment center in Peoria could generate nearly 8,000 jobs and millions of dollars in revenue for the municipality, according to a study released this month.

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After multiple delays, new Valleywise Health Medical Center to open soon in Phoenix

The new Valleywise Health Medical Center will soon admit its first patients after four years of construction and multiple delays.

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Arizona Supreme Court grants 90-day delay on enforcement of state's 1864 abortion law

The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday granted a 90-day stay on allowing the state's 1864 abortion law to go back into effect, clearing the way for a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona health authorities launch new efforts to prevent suicide

The 2024-2026 suicide prevention plan from the Arizona Department of Health Services has three steps, according to an expert.

Arizona Votes

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John Eastman pleads not guilty on charges connected to Arizona fake electors case

Attorney John Eastman pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy, fraud and forgery charges for his role in the effort to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in Arizona in 2020.

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AZ Political Podcast: Jon Gabriel on state of Arizona Republican Party, upcoming races

Conservative writer and content creator Jon Gabriel discusses the state of the Arizona Republican Party on this week's AZ Political Podcast.

Arizona Congressional District 1 Democratic primary debate recap...

Serena O'Sullivan

What do the Democrats running for Arizona CD-1 think of immigration, economy?

Did you miss the Arizona Congressional District 1 Democratic primary debate debate on May 15? This informative recap has important details.

Youth Violence

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Defendant pleads guilty to aggravated assault in youth violence cases in Gilbert, Mesa

Christopher Fantastic, a defendant in two East Valley youth violence cases, entered guilty pleas Thursday, according to court records.

From left, mugshots of Jacob Pennington, Deleon Haynes and Garrett Bagshaw, who recently entered gu...

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Defendants in 3 cases connected to Gilbert Goons plead guilty to assault charges

Defendants in three East Valley youth violence cases connected to the Gilbert Goons have entered guilty pleas.

A target trial date has been set as six of the seven suspects in the Preston Lord case appeared in ...

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Target trial date set for suspects accused in murder of Preston Lord

A target trial date has been set as six of the seven suspects in the Preston Lord case appeared in court on Thursday.

Border and Immigration

An Arizona man is accused of pointing a gun at a Border Patrol agent in Nogales. (Photo by John Moo...

Arizona man accused of pointing gun at Border Patrol agent before arrest

An Arizona man was accused of pointing a gun at a Border Patrol agent prior to being arrested, authorities said Thursday.

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Arizona Republican explains why he won't vote for current version of Secure the Border Act

Republican state Sen. Ken Bennett said he doesn't support the Secure the Border Act in its current form and won't unless he sees changes to the bill.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona urged Republicans to pass a bipartisan border agreement on the Sena...

U.S. Sen. Kelly of Arizona urges GOP colleagues to consider bipartisan border agreement

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona urged Republicans to pass a bipartisan border agreement on the Senate floor Wednesday.

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San Diego passes Tucson as busiest sector for illegal border crossings from Mexico into US

Arrests for illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico fell more than 6% in April to the fourth lowest month of the Biden administration.

Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border ne...

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce leader explains opposition to HCR2060, aka Secure the Border Act

The leader of Arizona’s largest business advocacy group explained Wednesday why he opposes HCR2060, aka the Secure the Border Act.

Most Arizona voters want immigration reform, according to a new survey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty ...

Most Arizona voters agree immigration reform is needed, survey finds

Most Arizona voters believe that immigration reform is needed and will require a bipartisan solution to fix ongoing problems, according to a survey released Monday.

Arizona Education

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Supt. Tom Horne asks 2 Valley schools to remove Amnesty International, citing antisemitism

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is asking two Valley high schools to remove Amnesty International from campus, citing concerns about antisemitism.

A Mesa High School student was arrested after a weapon was detected by a new system on May 15, 2024...

Mesa High School student arrested after gun found by new detection system

A Mesa High School student was arrested Wednesday after a weapon was found by a newly implemented detection system, officials said.

Dorothy Jean Tillman II graduated ASU at 17...

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17-year-old 'genius' graduates from ASU with doctorate in integrated behavioral health

Dorothy Jean Tillman II entered college at the age of 10. This year, she earned a doctorate from Arizona State University at 17 years old.

Arizona Homeless News

Apache Inn was purchased by the city of Tempe to help fight homelessness in the city. (City of Temp...

Damon Allred

Tempe purchases 2nd motel to continue fighting homelessness

The city of Tempe purchased a second motel to further its efforts to fight homelessness, the city announced Monday.

new shelter in west Phoenix has privacy, workforce assistance...

Serena O'Sullivan

Phoenix's Office of Homeless Solutions shares plan for new shelter with 280 beds

The city of Phoenix's Office of Homeless Solutions wants to create a new shelter in west Phoenix, according to a Wednesday announcement.

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Balin Overstolz McNair

Valley nonprofit opens new Phoenix facility to provide mental health services

Gov. Katie Hobbs spoke at a Tuesday grand opening for a new community resource center from Southwest Behavioral and Health Services.

Arizona Technology

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink begins clinical trials in Phoenix

Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink is conducting clinical trials in Phoenix for its brain implant device.

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Electrify Expo, a 2-day electric vehicle festival, is pulling into Glendale this weekend

Electrify Expo, which bills itself as the world's largest electric vehicle festival, is speeding into Glendale this weekend for the first time.

GCC's GSOC will be represented at the White House on Monday for a cybersecurity jobs expo. (Photo b...

Damon Allred

Glendale Community College represented at White House for jobs in cyber event

Members from Glendale Community College's Guacho Security Operations Center (GSOC) will visit the White House on Monday.

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Judge rules Ohio law that keeps cities from banning flavored tobacco is unconstitutional

An Ohio law prohibiting cities from banning the sale of flavored tobacco products is unconstitutional, a judge has ruled. The state is expected to appeal the ruling issued Friday by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Serrott, who had issued a temporary restraining order in April that stopped the law from taking effect. The […]

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University of California academic workers strike to stand up for pro-Palestinian protesters

SANTA CRUZ, California (AP) — Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz walked off their jobs and went on strike Monday, the first campus to do so as part of a systemwide protest against a public university they say has violated the speech rights of pro-Palestinian advocates. United Auto Workers Local 4811 represents […]

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NYC mayor defends police response after videos show officers punching pro-Palestinian protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams defended the police department’s response to a pro-Palestinian street demonstration in Brooklyn over the weekend, calling video of officers repeatedly punching men laying prone on the ground an “isolated incident.” “Look at that entire incident,” Adams said on the “Mornings on 1” program on the […]

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Investigators return to Long Island home of Gilgo Beach serial killing suspect

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators returned Monday to the home of a New York architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings. State and county police vehicles were seen outside Rex Heuermann’s single-family home in Massapequa Park on Long Island before 9 a.m. Spokespersons for the New York State […]

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Four people killed in a house explosion in southwestern Missouri

GOODHOPE, Mo. (AP) — Four people in rural Missouri died when an explosion that could be heard 10 miles (6.2 kilometers) away occurred at a house. The explosion happened Saturday night near the unincorporated town of Goodhope. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase said the home was undergoing renovations and a propane leak was found. The […]

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Shooting injures 2 at Missouri high school graduation ceremony

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when gunfire broke out during a high school graduation commencement in Missouri, causing hundreds of people to scatter and forcing the ceremony to be postponed. The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Cape Girardeau, a city of 40,000 residents about 115 miles (185 km) south […]

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