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Jayme West

Phoenix restaurant owner robbed, beaten in 2015 case

Armed suspects terrorized a Phoenix restaurant owner back in 2015, robbing and beating him.
9 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Maricopa County COVID-19 vaccine website struggles with 1B rush

The flood of people attempting to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Phoenix area overwhelmed the system shortly after phase 1B registration opened Monday morning.
9 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

After 4 years, Trump’s legacy boils down to last two months

After his latest attempt to make America his own image failed Wednesday, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says Donald Trump's lasting legacy will be his conduct since he lost the November election.
9 months ago
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US Reps. Schweikert, Stanton weigh in on calls for 25th Amendment

As members of Congress call for invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, two lawmakers from Arizona have differing reactions to the talk.
9 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

US Reps. Biggs, Gosar of Arizona will object to Electoral College votes

Arizona congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar said they will object to Wednesday's congressional count of electoral votes, as President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers continue to challenge the 2020 election results.
9 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix mother, unborn child killed at home in 2012

Phoenix police are searching for a man suspected in the murder of 22-year-old Sheila Lomes and her unborn child.
9 months ago
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Jayme West

Driver fled on foot after 2014 fatal collision in Mesa

It was just before 2 a.m. on July 13, 2014, when a horrific scene unfolded at the intersection of Main Street and Higley Road in Mesa.
9 months ago
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3 Arizona Republican congressmen vote against COVID-19 relief bill

Three of Arizona's Republican U.S. House representatives voted against the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was ultimately passed by Congress Monday night.
9 months ago
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Police searching for suspect in connection to deadly Arizona bar fight

Police are looking for a suspect in connection to a 2015 bar fight in New River that led to the death of 48-year-old Roman Fernandez.
9 months ago
Jim Sharpe

Politicians: Put me in the Christmas spirit by following your own advice

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe is heeding officials' advice about avoiding holiday gatherings and travel, so why can't they?
9 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

The ‘Fauci Effect’ vs. the ‘Cardinals Effect’

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe says that Dr. Anthony Fauci has done the impossible during the pandemic -- prioritized public health while keeping President Trump mostly happy.
9 months ago
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Jayme West

Young mother’s 2015 murder in Phoenix remains unsolved

An especially brutal murder of a young mother has baffled Phoenix Police investigators for more than two decades.
10 months ago
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KTAR.com

First COVID shots in Maricopa County won’t slow hospitalization rates yet

Initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Phoenix won't do much to stem the hospitalization capacity crisis, but they will keep front-line workers protected and the system rolling, Maricopa County's top health official said.
10 months ago
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Kaci Demarest

HonorHealth ramping up for virus vaccine distribution in Arizona

With the first coronavirus vaccine doses expected in the next week, HonorHealth in Scottsdale is conducting run throughs to ensure they are ready.
10 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

Rep. Stanton says Arizona’s COVID aid should be tied to state mask policy

U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona said the state should be denied federal coronavirus relief funding if it remained without an overall mask mandate.
10 months ago
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Jayme West

Men attacked in separate Phoenix incidents in 2015

Two victims who never saw it coming were attacked in separate crimes in 2015, Phoenix police said.
10 months ago
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Marcia Hammond

Sen. Mark Kelly would like to see mask mandate for all of Arizona

Recently installed U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly said a statewide mask mandate would keep Arizona safer during a time when coronavirus cases are surging.
10 months ago
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Jake Anderson

Subaru, Meals on Wheels team up to feed seniors in need during holidays

KTAR’s Community Spotlight is shining a light on the Meals on Wheels America program during the Subaru Share the Love Event at your Local Phoenix Area Subaru Retailers.
10 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona COVID researcher says 90% isn’t enough for mask mandates

When it comes to face mask mandates, 90% isn’t good enough, according to a University of Arizona researcher who’s been sounding the alarm about the rampant spread of COVID-19.
10 months ago
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Jayme West

Phoenix man shot, killed at his front door in 2015

A Phoenix man was killed standing right outside his own front door in July 2015. Police are still seeking the shooter.
10 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

Funny Santa pics during a not-so-fun holiday season

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe appreciates the innovation, but he hopes the "socially distanced Santa" picture will exist only this year.
10 months ago
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Jayme West

2 suspected of shooting at Phoenix apartment building, injuring child

Two men wandering around an apartment complex in Phoenix in 2015 are suspected to opening fire at one of the buildings, injuring a little girl.
10 months ago
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Senate race winner Mark Kelly expects to be sworn in soon

Arizona's U.S. Senate race winner Mark Kelly said he expected to be sworn into office in early December, sooner than most because of the circumstances.
10 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

Wanted for coronavirus questioning: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe believes Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hasn't been holding coronavirus press conferences because he has nothing new to offer.
10 months ago
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Arizona education group launches petition for stricter schools COVID plan

Arizona's largest public school employee group launched a petition urging Gov. Doug Ducey enact a coronavirus safety plan specifically for schools.
10 months ago
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Jayme West

Burglar rides off on bike after breaking into Phoenix gym

A bike-riding burglar pedaled away with quite a haul, then came back for more at a fitness club in Phoenix in 2015.
11 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

Punishing schoolkids for a COVID spike caused by grownups

Schools are causing only a tiny sliver of COVID-19 community spread, making KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonder why we are closing them.
11 months ago
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Arizona business executive expects Biden to stay course on trade deal

The trade agreement that binds the United States, Mexico and Canada and plays a big part in Arizona’s economy will be fine under President-elect Joe Biden, a Phoenix-based business leader said.
11 months ago
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Jim Sharpe

Schools’ deadly dilemmas come via Arizona’s COVID-19 spike

Arizona school officials, teachers and parents are facing hard questions because of COVID-19, writes KTAR News host Jim Sharpe, and they aren't finding easy answers.
11 months ago
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Jayme West

Suspect showed his face during armed robbery in Phoenix

An armed robber may have made a critical mistake - showing his face at the end of a crime.
11 months ago