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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from March 19-21

Mar 21, 2021, 6:00 PM
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PHOENIX — A community college district is canceling classes after a cybersecurity issue, a Tempe-based online auto retailer is hiring hundreds and up to a $37,000 reward is being offered for information regarding the death of a Mexican gray wolf.

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.


Maricopa Community Colleges cancel classes amid cybersecurity issue

The Maricopa County Community College District announced Friday it has canceled classes until March 29 after a cybersecurity issue forced its network system offline.

In a statement on its website, the district said the network outage was due to suspicious activity that appears to be related to a potential cyber attack.

“We are treating this matter with the highest priority,” the statement said. “As part of our response process, we engaged key partners, including independent forensic specialists, who are working to help us investigate and resolve the outage.”

The semester will be extended one week to May 22 to make up for the lost time, the district said.


Online auto retailer Carvana to hire 450 full-time positions in Tempe

Online auto retailer Carvana announced it will be hiring 450 full-time positions in Tempe.

The company is looking to fill positions for its customer care team, which will guide the consumer through their car-buying journey, answer questions, resolve issues and serve as an advocate during the customer purchase and post purchase experience, according to a press release.

Requirements for the position include a high school diploma/GED, the ability to work full-time hours (including weekend shifts) and access to the internet.

The company offers full benefits, a 401(k) with match, paid time off, auto discounts and tuition assistance.


Reward offered for information about death of Mexican gray wolf in Arizona

Up to $37,000 is being offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners for information regarding the death of a Mexican gray wolf near Eagar, Arizona.

Federal officials recovered the carcass of a wolf from Saffel Canyon Road in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest on Feb. 19.

Authorities say they are seeking information on a vehicle that was stopped or driving slowly near the Saffel Canyon Trailhead on the evening of Feb. 18.

“Each endangered wolf deserves a chance to survive in the wild,” Amy Lueders, regional director for the service in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said in a press release. “Our law enforcement officers are actively working with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to conduct a comprehensive investigation into this suspicious death.


Pork on a Fork to open Chandler location in May, now hiring

Pork on a Fork is bringing its slow-smoked BBQ favorites to the East Valley with a new location opening in Chandler in May.

The restaurant is hiring for the new location located at 1972 N. Alma School Road, according to a press release. Interested applicants can submit a resume online.

Pork on a Fork, along with its original location on Deer Valley Road in north Phoenix, serves up slow-smoked pork or brisket by the pound, BBQ burritos, sandwiches and bowls.

An expanded menu will feature cowboy nachos, brisket chili, a loaded baked potato with BBQ meats, smoked turkey and smoked bologna. Appetizers, desserts and alcoholic beverages are also available.


Cigna to open health care center at SkySong in Scottsdale

Cigna Medical Group plans to open a new health care center at SkySong in Scottsdale, the organization announced.

The facility, located on the ground floor of SkySong 4 near Scottsdale and McDowell roads, is set to open in the fall.

Cigna said it will offer family and adult medicine, diabetes care, laboratory services and an onsite pharmacy in the nearly 9,000-square-foot space.

“The center will be in a convenient and central location, allowing us to grow and serve more patients in a modern, comfortable setting,” Cigna President Matthew Bennett said in a press release.

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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from March 19-21