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Jayme West

Police searching for female suspect in 2016 Mesa armed robbery

Were you anywhere near Guadalupe Road and Country Club Drive in Mesa on Feb. 24, 2016? You may be able to help solve an armed robbery.
4 months ago
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Ethan Rosales

Park ranger expecting fire risk, crowds at Lake Pleasant for Memorial Day

As the Valley heads into Memorial Day weekend, many locals decide to beat the heat each year by spending their time at Lake Pleasant.
4 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for suspects in 2016 aggravated robberies

Phoenix police are looking for suspects in two separate cases -- a robbery and an assault.
4 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

Sen. Kelly sees technology driving Arizona’s economic future

Computer chips may be tiny, but U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona is convinced they will be big part of the state's future.
4 months ago
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Councilman says there’s no move to drop ‘ridiculous’ Phoenix mask rule

Only a vote by the Phoenix City Council can lift the COVID-19 mask restrictions that remain in place in Arizona's capital city, and so far, there's no sign of that happening, a council member said.
4 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police hoping for leads in 1978 murder case

Phoenix police are hoping the public can provide leads in the 1978 murder of a teenage girl.
4 months ago
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Kevin Stone

At least 1 county official rejects Arizona Senate’s election audit meeting request

At least one member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Republican Clint Hickman, is refusing to attend a meeting requested by the Arizona Senate about the ongoing election audit.
5 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Tax filing deadline set for Monday following 1-month extension

The deadline is quickly approaching for Americans to file their taxes for 2020 after a one-month extension.
5 months ago
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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.
5 months ago
Kevin Stone

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.
5 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

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.
5 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Pipeline cyberattack won’t hurt Arizona motorists, gas expert says

Arizona gas prices are unlikely to rise as a result of last week’s cyberattack on a major U.S. pipeline, according to a national expert, and they might go down in some areas.
5 months ago
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Valley stroke center discusses signs of strokes and what to do if it happens

KTAR’s Community Spotlight this month focuses on a Valley stroke center that responded to our own "Detour Dan" Beach two years ago, while also identifying the signs of a stroke and how to be prepared if one happens.
5 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for suspects in 2012 death of young man at club

Phoenix police are looking for as many as three people suspected of killing a young man outside of a crowded club in 2012.
5 months ago
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Funeral procession to begin final goodbyes to Chandler Officer Farrar

Family, friends, colleagues and the greater community will begin the formal process of saying goodbye to Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar with a motorcade Friday followed by a viewing.
5 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for killer of young woman in 2011

Phoenix police are looking for a man who opened fire on a young woman, killing her.
5 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

Christ hopes walk-in option increases Arizona’s vaccination numbers

With demand for first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine dropping in Arizona, public health officials hope allowing walk-in vaccinations at the state-run sites will encourage more participation.
5 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix police trying to get to bottom of man’s 2001 death

Brian Coney Adams is dead and his brother, along with the Phoenix Police Department, want to know why and who did it.
5 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Christ says state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites could start taking walk-ins

Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona's top public health official, said Thursday state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites could start taking walk-ins as demand continues to decrease.
5 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona surpasses milestone of 2M people fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Arizona’s COVID-19 prevention efforts passed an "exciting" milestone on Thursday, with more than 2 million people now fully vaccinated in the state.
5 months ago
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Arizona opens latest indoor mass-vaccination site in Scottsdale

As the weather turns warmer, the Arizona Department of Health Services has begun to transition its vaccination sites from parking lots to indoors. Thursday marked the opening of the tented walk-through location at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
5 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

ASU President Crow expects only vaccinated to be on campus in fall

Arizona State University President Michael Crow said the school has expectations that anyone at the campuses will be vaccinated against COVID-19, if they're not already, before returning.
5 months ago
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Jayme West

US Marshals looking for suspect in fatal 2009 Phoenix shooting

The U.S. Marshal's Office is on the hunt for a suspect in the fatal shootings of two women in Phoenix back in 2009.
5 months ago
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Southwest Human Development hosting annual virtual book drive

KTAR’s Community Spotlight this month focuses on Southwest Human Development's fourth annual virtual book drive that encourages young children to read.
6 months ago
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Former Arizona DPS boss would prefer transparency in body-cam legislation

A former director of Arizona's state law enforcement agency said withholding trooper body-cam footage from the public, in certain circumstances under a proposed bill, could hurt transparency efforts.
6 months ago
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Jayme West

Armed robbery suspect set sights on Phoenix Dollar Tree, Sally Beauty

An armed robbery suspect targeted Dollar Tree and Sally Beauty Supply stores in the Phoenix area in 2015.
6 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Beating the heat: State-run COVID-19 vaccine site opens inside ASU arena

Arizona’s state-run COVID-19 vaccination program took another step out of the heat Monday with a new indoor arena site in Tempe.
6 months ago
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Ali Vetnar

Upcoming SpaceX flight a dream come true for Valley college professor

It’s a dream come true for an aspiring astronaut. That’s how South Mountain Community College geoscience professor Sian Proctor describes the opportunity to take flight in the upcoming first-of-its-kind SpaceX mission.
6 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Ducey says gun rights law is ‘proactive,’ changes nothing

A day after signing a Second Amendment bill, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said it doesn’t affect current policy but is a “proactive” move in case federal gun laws are changed.
6 months ago
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Gov. Ducey calls resistance to ban on local mask mandates ‘grandstanding’

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday various city and county leaders who are ignoring his executive order banning local mask mandates were "grandstanding" but he encouraged continued mask use during the COVID pandemic.
6 months ago