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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for Dec. 3-5

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Southbound SR 87 lanes reopened after crash east of Shea Boulevard

The southbound lanes have reopened on State Route 87 near the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds following a crash.
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Police arrest suspect after deadly shooting in Buckeye

Police arrested a suspect without incident after a fatal shooting near Yuma and Dean Roads in Buckeye Friday evening.
KTAR.com

Scottsdale man accused of stealing millions in music royalties

A Scottsdale man is one of two people accused of stealing millions of dollars in music royalties over the past five years, authorities said Wednesday.
KTAR.com

Tucson border patrol agent dies in line of duty; flags to fly half-staff Saturday

Flags will fly at half-staff across the state Saturday for a Tucson border patrol agent that died in the line of duty.
Kevin Stone

In CNN interview, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won't tip hand on $2T domestic bill

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wouldn’t commit to supporting her party’s $2 trillion domestic agenda during a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, but she didn’t provide specifics on how to secure her vote.
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Acrobats imagine animals' lives after dark for new Phoenix Zoo fundraiser

The Phoenix Zoo announced a new fundraising event -- Animals After Dark, An Aerial Experience -- featuring animal-themed acrobatics performed against the backdrop of the venue’s main lake.

Arizona Health

KTAR.com

Arizona delta wave reaches new heights in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Arizona health officials reported 5,236 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Friday as the delta wave surges to new heights.
Associated Press

Abortions in Arizona could end if Supreme Court overturns decision

Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional right to end her pregnancy without government interference.
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 4,012 new COVID-19 cases, 33 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials reported 4,012 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, eclipsing 4,000 for the first time in over a week, with 33 additional deaths.
Griselda Zetino

Arizona health expert: Restricting US travel not the answer for omicron spread

The United States is looking to add more travel rules now that the new omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in California, but a local health expert doesn’t think travel bans are the answer.
KTAR.com

After 3-day dip, Arizona adds over 3,000 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Arizona’s daily report of new COVID-19 cases was back over 3,000 on the first day of December after November ended with three days below that mark.
KTAR.com

Arizona, 11 other states granted injunction in suit over vaccine mandate for health care workers

Arizona and 11 other states were granted a nationwide injunction Tuesday in a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for certain health care workers.

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury watches from the sideline during the first half of his...
Nicholas Hodell

ESPN ranks Cardinals head coach Kingsbury as best 4th down coach

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury was ranked the best fourth-down decision maker in the NFL on Wednesday.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young celebrate the teams win after the...
Associated Press

Alabama rolls through No. 1 Georgia to secure SEC title and playoff berth

Bryce Young stunningly carved up the nation's top-rated defense, giving Nick Saban and Alabama a shot at another national championship.
Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad Gardner (1) reacts after sacking Houston quarterback Clayton Tune durin...
Associated Press

No. 3 Cincinnati finishes season undefeated, eyes spot in playoff

Cincinnati broke open a close game in the third quarter and rolled past Houston 35-20 in the AAC championship game Saturday.
Arizona coach Jedd Fisch watches a replay during the second half of the team's NCAA college footbal...
Tom Kuebel

Arizona football recruiting class moves into EPSN’s top 50 rankings

Finishing at the bottom of the Pac-12 standing has not deterred Arizona from locking in one of its top recruiting classes in recent memory.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 26: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a touchdo...
Sam Graveline

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray’s signature TD celebration makes its way to Madden

Cardinals fans and gamers around the world can celebrate just like quarterback Kyler Murray now that his signature celebration is in Madden.
Arizona Cardinals running back Tavien Feaster (37) catches a pass during Arizona Cardinals training...
Tom Kuebel

Cardinals move five players to active roster, place S James Wiggins on IR

The Cardinals signed long snapper Beau Brinkley and running back Tavien Feaster to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game in Chicago.

Arizona Business

Danny Shapiro

Eegee's opening Mesa location, its second in the East Valley, in mid-December

Eegee's has set an opening date for its second foray into the East Valley, this time in Mesa.
Taylor Tasler

MLB lockout could devastate Arizona businesses if no agreement before spring training

The lockout of Major League Baseball has the Cactus League's executive director concerned about the impact on local businesses if no agreement is reached by spring training.
Kevin Stone

Mountain Mike’s Pizza to make Arizona debut in Mesa this month

California-based Mountain Mike’s Pizza is climbing over to Arizona, with the Grand Canyon State’s first location opening soon in Mesa.
Kevin Stone

Climbing gym, boutique fitness studio to open at Chandler shopping center

The Alta Boulders climbing gym opens Friday at Las Tiendas Village, while Eat the Frog Fitness is planning to debut at the Chandler shopping center in January.
Kevin Stone

The Mexicano, Maggiore Group's latest creation, set to open in Phoenix

The minds behind Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian Butcher and The Sicilian Baker are ready to serve up a new concept in Phoenix: The Mexicano.
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.

United States

Associated Press

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by former President […]
Associated Press

Israel urges hard line against Iran at nuclear talks

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday urged world powers to take a hard line against Iran in negotiations aimed at reviving an international nuclear deal, as his top defense and intelligence officials headed to Washington to discuss the flailing talks. Israel has been watching with concern as world powers […]
Associated Press

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2021. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. On this […]
Associated Press

Grand Ole Opry country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at 89

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89. The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced Jackson’s death in a news […]
Associated Press

COVID outbreak on cruise ship approaching New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday night. The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on Nov. 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a news release. Over the past week, […]
Associated Press

No shortage of sanction options if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, from sanctions targeting Putin’s associates to cutting Russia off from the financial system that sends money flowing around the world. The United States and European allies have made no […]

Arizona Education

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Scottsdale Police determine no criminal conduct committed by school board member

The Scottsdale Police Department concluded its investigation Thursday into dossier allegations against school board member and former president Jann-Michael Greenberg, saying no crimes were committed.
Torrence Dunham

Shooting incident won't cause Phoenix Union High School District to rethink resource officers

A shooting incident at Cesar Chavez High School on Monday won't result in the Phoenix Union High School District rethinking its decision to remove school resource officers, Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson said.
KTAR.com

Kyrene School District approves higher pay for substitute teachers

The Kyrene School District Governing Board on Tuesday approved a pay increase for substitute teachers.

Arizona Technology

Kim Komando

You can show photos saved to your phone on your TV

If you’re not watching anything, why not display your favorite photos? Here are a few easy ways to get the job done, straight from your phone.
Kim Komando

Amazon shoppers need to take these steps during the holidays

The holiday shopping season is a good time to revisit Amazon's security essentials, so you don’t have to worry about spoiling a surprise or putting your privacy at risk.
KTAR.com

$240M in tech, research proposals approved for ASU, UArizona, NAU

The board governing Arizona’s three public universities recently approved $240 million in funding proposals for technology and research advancements.

Sponsored Articles

Canvas Annuity

Annuity basics: how to retire with a guaranteed paycheck for life

Does the thought of retirement fill you with stress or with happiness? Everyone wants to spend their retirement in a way that brings them the most joy, whether that’s traveling the world or spending extra time at home with grandkids.
Arizona State University

Gain insights on next year’s trends at 58th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Employment is recovering from the severe contraction induced by the pandemic, but it is still way below levels at the start of 2020. Can it fully recover in the coming year?
Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford offers cars and deals for all this holiday season

Sanderson Ford’s No! Vember Black Friday sale is giving an opportunity to purchase a new 2021 vehicle just in time for the holiday season.
ENVOQUE MD

Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.
Sweet James

Upcoming holiday season is peak time for DUI arrests

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most dangerous time of the year to be driving. That’s why it’s important to remember to call Sweet James Accident Attorneys if you’re injured or arrested because of a DUI accident.
PNC BANK

How your family can explore the Musical Instrument Museum

Whether you want to spend a day with family, do crafts with kids at home, or have an adult night out, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix has options. As the world’s only global musical instrument museum, MIM offers interactive and immersive exhibits to foster an appreciation of different cultures and their instruments. “A visit […]