Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Sept. 11-13
PHOENIX – Three Arizona cities are among the most affordable for solo renters, condos are selling fast in downtown Phoenix and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a man accused of robbing 7 banks.
Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.
Three Arizona cities were recently ranked by Smart Asset for being among the 25 most affordable locations for renters living alone.
Tucson cracked the top ten at No. 4, while Glendale placed No. 19 and Phoenix came in at a tie for No. 23 with Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Tucson received high praise for being one of the best locations in the study for average rent ($628), the annual cost of living (around $19,600) and the unemployment rate of 8.4% in May.
A newly opened single-bedroom housing unit in downtown Phoenix with prices starting in the $200,000 range is selling out quickly.
Only eight of the 43 units at the Verde Park Condominiums in the Historic Garfield District remain available, the complex said.
Unit sizes for the two-building, three-floor complex at the corner of Ninth and Polk streets range from 432 to 744 square feet.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a suspect accused of robbing seven metro Phoenix banks between June and August.
Scott David Williams, 59, was taken into custody Aug. 28 in connection with the string of robberies that allegedly began June 26 and ended on the day of his arrest.
Williams was said to mostly target banks in the West Valley, hitting four Chase locations, two credit unions and a West Valley National Bank location.
President Donald Trump will make an appearance in Phoenix on Monday for a campaign event as part of a trip across the western U.S.
Trump will host a Latinos for Trump roundtable event at the Arizona Grand Resort at 2:15 p.m., according to a campaign email.
It’ll be the president’s fifth visit to Arizona during the election cycle and first to Phoenix since hosting a Students for Trump event on June 23.
Arizona health officials reported 384 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths on Sunday morning.
That put the state’s documented totals at 208,512 COVID-19 infections and 5,322 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The rolling seven-day average for newly reported cases was 317 on Saturday, according to tracking by The Associated Press. It’s back down after a slight bump at the beginning of September and is the lowest since May 4.