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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Oct. 14-16

Oct 16, 2022, 6:00 PM
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PHOENIX — Scattered storms left thousands of residents without power across the Valley, the swim portion of the Iron Man competition in Tempe was canceled due to rainfall and a lottery player is running out of time to collect a $4,300,000 jackpot.

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


Scattered storms bring heavy rainfall across the Valley, thousands without power

As scattered storms made their way across the Valley throughout Saturday, numerous areas saw heavy rainfall, leaving thousands of residents without power.

In the West Valley, Goodyear was hit with the most amount of rainfall in 24 hours, recording nearly two inches of rain near Estrella Mountain Regional Park, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.

Parts of Phoenix and east Mesa also saw over an inch and a quarter of rain.


Arizona Lottery player running out of time to collect $4.3M The Pick jackpot

An Arizona Lottery player is running out of time to collect on a ticket worth up to $4.3 million.

A jackpot entry for The Pick game was purchased three months ago at the Safeway at Guadalupe and Alma School roads in Mesa.

It matched all six numbers of the Aug. 27 drawing: 9, 13, 18, 29, 32 and 34.

Winners must claim their prizes within 180 days of the drawing date, meaning the ticket will expire Oct. 24.


Rainfall cancels swim portion of Iron Man competition in Tempe on Sunday

The swim portion of the Ironman 70.3 Arizona competition scheduled to take place in Tempe this weekend was canceled due to rainfall, event organizers said.

The event had been set to take place at Tempe Town Lake at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, but was axed from the plan after more than .2 inches of rain fell in the area, Tempe said in a tweet.

When just under a quarter of an inch falls into the artificial lake, the city closes it to test the water to ensure it is safe, Iron Man said. The process takes 24 hours to complete.


Federal officials claim shipping containers at Arizona border violate the law

Federal officials said Friday that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s placement of shipping containers at the Arizona-Mexico border wall in Yuma violates the law.

In a letter sent by the Bureau of Reclamation, officials stated the containers used in place as a barrier are also considered trespassing against the United States.

It further adds that the shipping containers harm federal lands and resources, and impedes the ability to close the gaps at the border.


Gov. Ducey appoints four judges to Maricopa County Superior Court

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday appointed four people to the Maricopa County Superior Court to fill vacancies created by one resignation and three retirements.

Jillian Francis, Charlene Jackson, James Knapp and Sunita Krishna were all named as appointments in a press release issued by the Governor’s office.

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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Oct. 14-16