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

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Associated Press

Northern Arizona sheriff pleads guilty to operating boat while drunk

Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes pleaded guilty on Thursday to operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to a year of probation and will spend two days in home confinement.
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

DPS arrests man on Phoenix freeway in stolen SUV, find military ordnance inside

Arizona highway authorities in Phoenix arrested a man accused of driving a stolen vehicle that had an inactive military ordnance inside.
Griselda Zetino

Arizona group ‘very disappointed’ US will again require asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

A faith-based organization in southern Arizona is “very disappointed” the Biden administration will reinstate the Trump-era program that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their court hearings.
KTAR.com

Loop 101 in north Phoenix the only Valley freeway with restrictions this weekend

Valley freeways will be clear of restrictions this weekend except for a portion of Loop 101 in north Phoenix.
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.

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.

ArizonaSports.com

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during the second half against the Sea...
Tyler Drake

Cold weather Cards: Arizona not overly concerned with Chicago forecast

The Arizona Cardinals' first -- and potentially only -- real taste of the changing seasons comes against the Chicago Bears in Week 13.
Damiere Byrd #10 of the Chicago Bears warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit L...
Haboob Blog

Chicago Bears name 3 former Cardinals as captains for Week 13’s contest

The Chicago Bears have named three former Arizona Cardinals players as captains ahead of the Week 13 matchup between the teams.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury (left) and general manager Steve Keim (right) address ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Cardinals GM Keim on Kingsbury-Oklahoma rumors: ‘We don’t want to lose Kliff’

Kliff Kingsbury isn't the only Cardinal who GM Steve Keim has to worry about retaining following this season.
Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton throws during the first half of an NFL football game against ...
Arizona Sports

Bears name QB Andy Dalton starter for Week 13 matchup vs. Cardinals

With Justin Fields still progressing through a ribs injury, the Chicago Bears are turning to quarterback Andy Dalton against the Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) kneels after the Green Bay Packers intercepted...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals-Bears injury report: Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins game-day decisions

Arizona offensive lineman Justin Pugh missed a second straight day of practice Thursday with a lingering calf injury.
President, CEO & Alternate Governor Xavier A. Gutierrez (Photo by Kelsey Grant/NHLI via Getty I...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes CEO Gutierrez: Report of potential sale, move ‘incredibly frustrating’

Arizona Coyotes president Xavier Gutierrez called a report that said the team was for sale and targeting a move "utterly false."

Arizona Business

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.
KTAR.com

Striking Phoenix airport workers returning to work after 10-day stoppage

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport restaurant workers who went on strike last week will return to work on Thursday, the union announced.
KTAR.com

3 Phoenix-area businesses make Inc. magazine list of best-led companies

A trio of metro Phoenix midsize businesses worked their way onto a national magazine's inaugural list of best-led companies in the country.

United States

Associated Press

Fire official: Gas odor after blast razes Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fire crews on the scene after an explosion leveled a house in Oklahoma City on Friday could smell gas, a fire official said. Neighbors reported the blast about 3:20 p.m. “It felt like a bomb had happened, a big old bomb,” neighbor Esperanza Hernandez said. “The structure here is pretty much […]
Associated Press

Officer killed, suspect wounded in Dallas-area shooting

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — A shooting outside a suburban Dallas supermarket left a police officer dead and a suspect wounded on Friday, authorities said. It happened about 1:40 p.m. outside an Albertson’s supermarket in Mesquite, Police Chief David Gill said. The officer was responding to a report of a disturbance in the store parking lot […]
Associated Press

Montana inmate confesses to 1968 slaying, dismemberment

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prison inmate serving a 100-year sentence for killing his wife in 1983 has confessed to strangling, sexually assaulting and dismembering a 19-year-old Helena woman 15 years earlier, authorities said Friday. Courtney Brooke Atlas, 79, confessed to killing Pamela Ann Dorrington, who disappeared in 1968. Part of her torso was […]
Associated Press

Oklahoma governor denies clemency for death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt denied clemency on Friday for a death row inmate sentenced to die for the 1985 shooting death of a Putnam City schoolteacher. The Republican governor’s decision clears the way for Bigler Stouffer II, 79, to receive a lethal injection at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State […]
Associated Press

Governor apologizes for Nevada's role in Indigenous schools

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When it was time for Winona James to return to school, her family hid her in brush near their home in the Carson Valley to prevent officials from the Stewart Indian School from finding her. James, a member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, was among the more […]
Associated Press

Nevada man accused of assaulting officers at US Capitol riot

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 34-year-old Nevada man has been arrested on multiple charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, including assaulting law officers with what prosecutors say appeared to be a table leg with a protruding nail. A U.S. magistrate in Reno ordered Josiah Kenyon of Winnemucca to remain jailed […]

Arizona Education

KTAR.com

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 […]