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Tickets for Holiday Light Experience at Salt River Fields go on sale

People can begin buying their tickets now to the Holiday Light Experience at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale which is set to get underway in November.
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FBI arrests woman who allegedly robbed 4 metro Phoenix banks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a suspect accused of robbing four metro Phoenix banks in September and October.
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QAnon figure Ron Watkins says he's running for Congress in Arizona

Ron Watkins, a prolific promoter of false conspiracies about the 2020 election who is closely tied to the QAnon movement, says he is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona.
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18-year-old man dead after gun accidentally discharged in Peoria

An 18-year-old man died after a friend accidentally shot him in the chest while cleaning a gun in Peoria, authorities said Thursday.
Kevin Stone

Here's how to make sense of changes to Arizona's COVID-19 dashboard

The Arizona Department of Health Services rolled out a variety of changes to how it presents data on its COVID-19 dashboard this week, some that could be confusing without further explanation.
Associated Press

Judge again rules Arizona Senate's election review records to be made public

A judge has rejected the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s contention that it can withhold a raft of communications between its leaders and private contractors they hired to conduct an unprecedented review of the 2020 election results in the state’s most populous county.

Arizona Health

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Arizona reports 2,399 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,399 new COVID-19 cases and 38 additional deaths from the disease.
Ali Vetnar

Phoenix man describes battle with West Nile virus as cases spike

A north Phoenix man is one of many who have battled West Nile virus in Arizona this season as the state leads the country in cases.
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Arizona reports 2,386 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 2,386 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths from the disease.
Ali Vetnar

UArizona medical students to deliver healthy meals to cancer patients in Phoenix

University of Arizona medical students will soon deliver healthy meals to the homes of cancer patients in Phoenix as part of a partnership with a Valley-based nonprofit organization.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 2,319 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, subtracts 6 deaths

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 2,319 new COVID-19 cases and made a data correction that subtracted six deaths from the pandemic total.
Ali Vetnar

New cancer detection technology available for Phoenix first responders

A groundbreaking blood test is now available to help Phoenix first responders detect cancer.

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Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd (0) reacts after sacking Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels durin...
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Utah takes hold of Pac-12 South Division after comeback win over ASU

Cameron Rising threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, rallying Utah to a 35-21 victory over No. 18 Arizona State on Saturday night.
Arizona State running back Rachaad White (3) carries the ball against Utah during the first half of...
Jake Anderson

Arizona State collapses in Utah as offense goes silent in 2nd half

After taking a 21-7 lead into the locker room at halftime, ASU failed to score a single second-half point en route to a 35-21 loss.
Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) carries the ball as Utah safety Vonte Davis (9) defend...
Arizona Sports

Arizona State leads Utah at half despite 7 offensive penalties, fumble

Arizona State is back to its old ways of committing penalties and playing undisciplined football in the first half.
Arizona State defensive back Chase Lucas reacts after knocking down a pass against Colorado in the ...
Wills Rice

Report: ASU’s Chase Lucas, Evan Fields and Johnny Wilson out vs. Utah

ASU CB Chase Lucas (back), S Evan Fields (hamstring) and WR Johnny Wilson (hamstring) will reportedly not play in Saturday's game vs. Utah.
Phoenix Rising center backs Niall Dunn (left) and Joe Farrell (middle) defend against Las Vegas Lig...
Arizona Sports

Rising FC wins goal-fest in Vegas, keeps pressure on Tampa for No. 1 spot

Phoenix Rising reclaims the No. 1 spot in USL Championship on 65 points with two matches remaining -- meaning a max of 71 points possible.
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Wills Rice

Arizona State honors fallen Utah players with heart shaped helmet decal

ASU added heart-shaped helmet decals to honor the two Utah players in Aaron Lowe and Ty Jordan, who have passed away in the last year.

Arizona Business

Danny Shapiro

Circle K introducing frictionless checkout at Tempe store, other Arizona locations

Circle K has introduced frictionless checkout at a Tempe store with plans to expand the technology to several Arizona locations in the coming weeks.
KTAR.com

Tratto in Phoenix makes New York Times' top 50 restaurant list for 2021

Phoenix restaurant Tratto has been named to The New York Times' list of the top 50 restaurants in the nation for 2021.
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
KTAR.com

Retail real estate company to develop 3 shopping centers in metro Phoenix

The owner of numerous shopping centers in metro Phoenix plans to add three more to the Valley after a decade-plus break from ground-up retail development.
Danny Shapiro

Arizona makes $5 million more available to help small business recovery

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has made $5 million more in funding available to aid small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent weather-related damages.
KTAR.com

Arizona business executive applauds end of travel limits between US, Mexico, Canada

Arizona's economic recovery from the pandemic will take another step forward when nonessential land travel between the United States and Mexico and Canada reopens next month.

United States

Associated Press

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to […]
Associated Press

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, New York, in a turning point of the Revolutionary War. On this date: In […]
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Ship owner, operator of interest in California oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the Mediterranean Shipping Company and others as parties of interest in an investigation into a vessel that was determined to be the source of an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board marine casualty investigators boarded a container […]
Associated Press

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of marathon negotiations, representatives from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees […]
Associated Press

University offers to rehire prof acquitted of ties to China

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has offered to reinstate a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that had accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants, a letter obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel says. The newspaper reports that in the Oct. […]
Associated Press

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South American country. Jorge Rodríguez, who has been heading the government’s […]

Arizona Education

Kevin Stone

ASU, UArizona, NAU announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees

Arizona’s three public universities announced Friday they will be requiring most employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8.
Jim Cross

Tempe Union High School District to phase out resource officers

The Tempe Union High School District has voted to phase out the use of local police as school resource officers by next August.
Ali Vetnar

UArizona medical students to deliver healthy meals to cancer patients in Phoenix

University of Arizona medical students will soon deliver healthy meals to the homes of cancer patients in Phoenix as part of a partnership with a Valley-based nonprofit organization.
Griselda Zetino

New data shows student enrollment rebounding at Arizona’s public schools

Enrollment appears to be increasing for public schools across Arizona, according to the latest student count numbers by the state Department of Education.
Griselda Zetino

Arizona education experts concerned Latino students still lag in classroom

Latinos make up nearly half of all K-12 public school students in Arizona but continue to underperform on key education benchmarks, raising concerns about the state's future workforce.
Kevin Stone

Arizona education chief says federal COVID funds 'essential' for safe schools

Arizona has now received more than $4 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds for education, which Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said has been “incredibly critical” for schools to safely reopen because “the state has fallen short” in that regard.

Arizona Technology

Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

This is what you need to know about security for Windows 11

Here's what you need to know about Windows 11 security on your device.
Danny Shapiro

Circle K introducing frictionless checkout at Tempe store, other Arizona locations

Circle K has introduced frictionless checkout at a Tempe store with plans to expand the technology to several Arizona locations in the coming weeks.
KTAR.com

ADOT begins project to bring broadband internet to rural Arizona communities

A new Arizona Department of Transportation project is underway to deliver broadband internet access to rural communities.
GENESIS SANDOVAL | CRONKITE NEWS

Robocalls in Arizona dip as FCC rules kick in; advocates say more should be done

Robocalls to Arizonans dropped by more than 3 million in July, to about 84.4 million for the month, as the first phase of a new federal mandate took effect that requires phone companies to implement anti-robocall measures.
Kim Komando

9 free software copycats that work better than expensive programs

There are more features and tricks hiding in your Mac or PC than most people will ever know. You can do even more if you know the right software to download.
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Take your time choosing the right wireless earbuds for you

When you start shopping around for wireless earbuds, start by thinking about when and where you’ll most likely be using them - the features you’ll want may be quite different for each use.

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What you need to know about spine health

With 540 million people suffering from lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of long-term disability. That’s why World Spine Day on Oct. 16 will raise awareness about spinal health with its theme, BACK2BACK. “BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading […]
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Why fall maintenance is important for your heating system and A/C

It’s easy to ignore your heater and air conditioner when they’re working but the moment something breaks, you will likely regret not keeping up with maintenance. After all, if something goes wrong, you may be stuck with a repair that will take longer and be more expensive than simple maintenance.
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How to sharpen your vision with elective procedures

Imagine opening your eyes in the morning and being able to see clearly. You wouldn’t have to wait to put on glasses or contacts, and there would be no more blurry showers nor forgetting where your glasses are.
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3 cool tips to turn everyday moments into learning experiences for your child

Early brain development has a crucial impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Research has shown that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five.
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Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.
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How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.