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  • City of Surprise breaks ground on fire station to replace temporary facility

    The West Valley suburb of Surprise took a big step this week toward replacing a temporary fire station with a permanent facility.
  • Vow to ban assault weapons gives O’Rourke debate breakout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called “Beto-mania.” Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a Senate race. Asked […]
  • Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

    HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party’s moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several struggling candidates, giving them a chance to introduce themselves to millions of […]
  • Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum. “The United States is the only option,” Dunea Romero, a 31-year-old Honduran, lamented […]
  • MCSO arrests 14 suspects in marijuana delivery service sting

    The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office last week arrested 14 suspects during a sting against marijuana delivery services, the agency announced Thursday.
  • East Valley school district pulls chocolate milk from cafeterias

    Tempe Elementary School District students may have noticed the absence of chocolate milk from their cafeteria this year.
  • Maricopa County animal shelters waiving all adoption fees Saturday

    Your chance to bring home a new furry family member at no cost is coming up Saturday, when Maricopa County's animal shelters will waive all adoption fees.
  • Here are some tips for correctly sorting and recycling your trash

    Be considerate and think about the person on the sorting end of recycling who has to sort through the contaminated and stinky products.
  • Arizona resident allegedly tried to smuggle 60 pounds of fentanyl into US

    Border agents arrested an Arizona man last weekend for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 60 pounds of fentanyl into the U.S., authorities said.
  • Former Phoenix school worker accused of sending nudes to student

    A female former Phoenix middle school employee was arrested for allegedly sending nude photos and videos to a student, authorities said.
  • American Airlines plane blows tires before takeoff at Phoenix Sky Harbor

    An American Airlines flight leaving Phoenix came to an abrupt halt shortly before takeoff Thursday morning when two tires on the plane burst on the runway.
  • Forest crew accidentally sparked Museum Fire in northern Arizona

    Forest Service investigators in Arizona said a spark from a rock strike during a restoration project started the Museum Fire earlier this summer.
  • Border Patrol union chief: Supreme Court asylum ruling ‘right decision’

    The president of the Border Patrol union says he believes the Supreme Court ruling regarding a Trump administration asylum policy is the "right decision."
  • Rep. Gallego endorses Kamala Harris in Democratic presidential bid

    As Democratic candidates for president prep for another debate Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona has thrown his support behind U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and landed a position with her campaign, it was announced.
  • Tempe school’s ‘mindfulness room’ helps students with stress, anxiety

    Students at Corona del Sol High School aren’t just being taught English, math and science. They also have the option of learning about mindfulness.
  • Fighting Fires and Cancer: Here’s what KTAR News learned

    KTAR News 92.3 FM presents Fighting Fires and Cancer covered a lot of ground over three days, so here are the highlights.
  • Men escape kidnapping attempt by jumping from car north of Phoenix

    Two men kidnapped at the Rock Springs Cafe north of the Phoenix area last week escaped by jumping from a moving vehicle, authorities said.
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company to bring back Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

    Four Peaks Brewing Company is bringing back the feel of Germany's Oktoberfest right here to the Valley.
  • Escaped Arizona murder suspects Blane and Susan Barksdale captured

    Fugitive murder suspects Blane and Susan Barksdale have been located and taken into custody in Arizona, authorities said.
  • Tickets for Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows in Phoenix on sale Friday

    Tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's two shows at Talking Stick Resort Arena will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday morning.