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  • Arizona reports 544 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths Thursday

    Arizona reported 544 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, the day kids ages 12-15 became eligible for vaccines.
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    Phoenix teacher accused of grooming student for sexual relationship

    A Phoenix school teacher has been arrested and accused of a long-term sexual relationship with one of his underage female students, according to federal authorities.
  • Cancer-cautious fire stations are the new normal in Goodyear

    Two recently-opened Goodyear fire stations were designed by firefighters with innovative safety features that focus on firefighters’ long-term health.
  • Surprise picks Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina as next police chief

    The city of Surprise has picked Peoria Deputy Police Chief Benny Pina to be its new police chief, the city announced Wednesday.
  • Arizona restaurant owner offering tuition to attract applicants

    An Arizona restaurant owner is offering to help pay tuition for employees in an effort to entice people to come work for him.
  • Metro Phoenix year-over-year consumer prices up 4.9% in April

    The bill for items and services in the Valley was nearly 5% higher in April this year than last, according to the latest Consumer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday.
  • 3 more national forests in Arizona impose fire, smoking restrictions

    Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft.
  • Arizona Senate, fairgrounds reach agreement to extend rental for audit

    The Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 election results in Maricopa County will continue at the state fairgrounds past Friday, with the ballots being stored on-site while high school graduations take place next week.
  • Number of children traveling alone at border eases in April

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults were found coming without families, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities encountered 17,171 children traveling alone, down 9% from 18,960 in March, according to U.S. Customs and Border […]
  • Taming the virus: US deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

    COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and, on some days, hitting zero. Confirmed infections have fallen to about 38,000 per day […]
  • Vetoed sex ed bill returning with changes in Arizona

    A contentious sex education bill that was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last month is being revived, with the sponsor keeping what she called “the heart” of the proposal, increased parental notifications, but stripping out provisions that specifically targeted discussion of LGBTQ issues.
  • Lottery ticket worth nearly $666K sold at Arizona ‘ghost town’

    Barely a blip on the map in northwest Arizona, White Hills is more exciting than Las Vegas for the lucky Arizona Lottery player who bought a jackpot ticket there.
  • Phoenix police say couple made up report of toddler taken in stolen truck

    Police in Phoenix have determined the report that an 18-month-old girl who was kidnapped in a stolen truck Wednesday afternoon was fabricated.
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    Arizona sheriff says video network launch won’t interfere with his job

    An Arizona sheriff says his new streaming video network highlighting the work of law enforcement won’t interfere with his day job.
  • Fast radio bursts make up the most powerful signals from space

    One of the most amazing phenomena in astronomy is the mysterious burst of energy known as fast radio burst.
  • Here’s what Arizona parents should know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids

    Here’s what parents and guardians need to know about getting their tweens and younger teens vaccinated against COVID-19 in Arizona.
  • Tussock Fire burning north of Valley up to 5,517 acres, 17% containment

    A wildfire burning north of the Valley had grown to over 5,000 acres Wednesday but saw containment increase.
  • US advisers endorse Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids as young as 12

    U.S. health advisers endorsed use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12 on Wednesday.
  • Arizona isn’t requiring COVID shot for children returning to school

    Eligible Arizona children will not be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to schoolrooms in the fall, the state's top public health official said Wednesday.
  • Joe Biden officially nominates Tucson police chief to lead US border agency

    President Joe Biden sent the nomination of Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to the Senate for confirmation.