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Officers seize over 100 pounds of cocaine at Arizona-California border

Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers seized over 100 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday at a port of entry near the California state line, authorities said. 
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Scottsdale man accused of stealing millions in music royalties

A Scottsdale man is one of two people accused of stealing millions of dollars in music royalties over the past five years, authorities said Wednesday.
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Data Doctors

Here’s what computer monitoring system SMART does for your device

If your computer takes forever to startup, freezes during startup or randomly crashes while in use, running a diagnostic program can help quickly determine if the problem is a failing hard drive.
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Heart Foundation to provide free screenings for rural communities

The Arizona Heart Foundation is launching an outreach program to bring free screenings to rural communities where cardiovascular disease too often goes undetected.
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Kevin Stone

Arizona prison system implements changes after reviewing January escape

The Arizona prison system announced new safety measures following a review of how two inmates escaped last winter in an incident that sparked an intense five-day manhunt.
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Associated Press

Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants. A research group has been tracking reinfections in South Africa and reported a jump with the arrival of omicron that they hadn’t […]
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Associated Press

Mexico overhauls handling of migrants to release pressure

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Benjamín Villalta, a 39-year-old Nicaraguan, couldn’t believe that a Mexican immigration office would open in the middle of the night to give him and some 40 other migrants one-year humanitarian visas allowing them to move about Mexico and work. “They took our information and at most we waited half an hour,” […]
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Associated Press

Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump’s lawyers try to block the White House from releasing records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the former president faces a flurry of other investigations that could come to a head in the coming weeks and the new year. That includes two major state […]
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KTAR.com

Tucson border patrol agent dies in line of duty; flags to fly half-staff Saturday

Flags will fly at half-staff across the state Saturday for a Tucson border patrol agent that died in the line of duty.
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Think Tank looks back at 2011 recall of Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce

This week’s Think Tank discusses an important piece of Arizona history: the recall of Senate President Russell Pearce 10 years ago.
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Associated Press

WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time. While about three dozen […]
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Kevin Stone

In CNN interview, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won’t tip hand on $2T domestic bill

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wouldn’t commit to supporting her party’s $2 trillion domestic agenda during a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, but she didn’t provide specifics on how to secure her vote.
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KTAR.com

Acrobats imagine animals’ lives after dark for new Phoenix Zoo fundraiser

The Phoenix Zoo announced a new fundraising event -- Animals After Dark, An Aerial Experience -- featuring animal-themed acrobatics performed against the backdrop of the venue’s main lake.
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Danny Shapiro

Eegee’s opening Mesa location, its second in the East Valley, in mid-December

Eegee's has set an opening date for its second foray into the East Valley, this time in Mesa.
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Associated Press

Parents of Michigan boy charged in Oxford school shooting

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they failed to intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a drawing and chilling message — “blood everywhere” — that was found at […]
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Associated Press

Northern Arizona sheriff pleads guilty to operating boat while drunk

Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes pleaded guilty on Thursday to operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to a year of probation and will spend two days in home confinement.
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Arizona delta wave reaches new heights in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Arizona health officials reported 5,236 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Friday as the delta wave surges to new heights.
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Associated Press

US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s unemployment rate tumbled last month to its lowest point since the pandemic struck, even as employers appeared to slow their hiring — a mixed picture that pointed to a resilient economy that’s putting more people to work. The government reported Friday that businesses and other employers added just 210,000 jobs in […]
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Associated Press

DPS arrests man on Phoenix freeway in stolen SUV, find military ordnance inside

Arizona highway authorities in Phoenix arrested a man accused of driving a stolen vehicle that had an inactive military ordnance inside.
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona group ‘very disappointed’ US will again require asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

A faith-based organization in southern Arizona is “very disappointed” the Biden administration will reinstate the Trump-era program that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their court hearings.
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Taylor Tasler

MLB lockout could devastate Arizona businesses if no agreement before spring training

The lockout of Major League Baseball has the Cactus League's executive director concerned about the impact on local businesses if no agreement is reached by spring training.
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KTAR.com

Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for Dec. 3-5

Two popular holiday traditions make a return in-person as part of a plentiful list of things to do across the Valley this weekend.
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KTAR.com

Loop 101 in north Phoenix the only Valley freeway with restrictions this weekend

Valley freeways will be clear of restrictions this weekend except for a portion of Loop 101 in north Phoenix.
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Kevin Stone

Mountain Mike’s Pizza to make Arizona debut in Mesa this month

California-based Mountain Mike’s Pizza is climbing over to Arizona, with the Grand Canyon State’s first location opening soon in Mesa.
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KTAR.com

Tempe Festival of the Arts returning for weekend starting Friday

The Tempe Festival of the Arts is returning to Mill Avenue starting Friday and will run through the weekend.
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Associated Press

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
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Associated Press

US jobless claims rise by 28,000, but still low at 222,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year’s coronavirus recession. Jobless claims climbed by 28,000 to 222,000 from the previous week’s 52-year low 194,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week average of claims, which smooths out […]
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Associated Press

As omicron looms, US is still battling the delta wave

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New England. “Omicron is a spark that’s on the horizon. Delta variant is the fire […]
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KTAR.com

Scottsdale Police determine no criminal conduct committed by school board member

The Scottsdale Police Department concluded its investigation Thursday into dossier allegations against school board member and former president Jann-Michael Greenberg, saying no crimes were committed.
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Associated Press

Abortions in Arizona could end if Supreme Court overturns decision

Abortions in Arizona could become illegal overnight if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that said a woman has a constitutional right to end her pregnancy without government interference.
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