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Officers seize over 100 pounds of cocaine at Arizona-California border

Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers seized over 100 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday at a port of entry near the California state line, authorities said. 
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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.
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Heart Foundation to provide free screenings for rural communities

The Arizona Heart Foundation is launching an outreach program to bring free screenings to rural communities where cardiovascular disease too often goes undetected.
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Kevin Stone

Arizona prison system implements changes after reviewing January escape

The Arizona prison system announced new safety measures following a review of how two inmates escaped last winter in an incident that sparked an intense five-day manhunt.
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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.
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., runs from the Senate chamber after voting on an appropriations bill t...
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.
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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.
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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.
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Empty vaccine vials from various manufacturers lie in a tray at a vaccination hub in the Aachen-Ark...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for Dec. 3-5

Two popular holiday traditions make a return in-person as part of a plentiful list of things to do across the Valley this weekend.
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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.
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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.
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Tempe Festival of the Arts returning for weekend starting Friday

The Tempe Festival of the Arts is returning to Mill Avenue starting Friday and will run through the weekend.
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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.
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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.
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Sutherland sentenced to 10 years in prison in Hacienda rape case

A former Arizona nurse on Thursday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who eventually gave birth about three years ago at a long-term care facility in Phoenix.
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4 Phoenix police officers denied immunity over fatal arrest attempt

Four Phoenix police officers were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit over the death of a Black man during a 2017 arrest attempt in which one officer pressed his knee into the man’s neck and shoulder area, according court documents.
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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.
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Phoenix agrees to pay woman $450K over spinning basket mountain rescue

A woman whose helicopter rescue became a spinning ordeal above a Phoenix mountain two years ago has reached a settlement of up to $450,000 with the city.
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Small plane catches fire after belly landing at an Arizona airport

A small plane caught fire after having to make a wheels-up belly landing at Lake Havasu Municipal Airport on Wednesday, according to authorities.
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A woman is tested for COVID-19 at the Lenasia South Hospital, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Wedn...
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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.
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4-year-old boy dies, 2 adults hurt after Corvette hits tree in Phoenix

A 4-year-old boy died Wednesday night after the sports car he was riding in hit a tree in west Phoenix, authorities said.
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Taylor Kinnerup

Last call: Arizona man to get one last can of Olympia beer as dying wish

It's not often you find hope or kindness in a Facebook comment section, but one Arizona man is on track to get his dying wish granted thanks to strangers on the internet.
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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.
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Danny Shapiro

Phoenix Suns stars Booker, Paul team up with Jordan, Giannis – as investors

Phoenix Suns stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul and Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald are reportedly among the investors in a secondary watch marketplace.
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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.
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