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  • Valley homeowners sue to stop mortgage-settlement fund diversion

    In February, five of the nation's banks agreed to pay $25 billion to 49 states as a part of a national mortgage settlement.
  • Hispanic-vote campaign targets youth with celebrities, social media

    National Hispanic groups unveiled a plan Thursday to boost the Latino vote in 2012 by using celebrities and social media to target young Hispanic voters on issues such as voter ID law, education and immigration.
  • Top Clicks of May 2012

    Every month in 2012, KTAR.com will feature the top 10 stories from the past month. May's headlines on our site were dominated by the murder-suicide of a prominent Arizona neo-Nazi, a helicopter crash in a Phoenix backyard and the beginning of Arizona's 2012 wildfire season.
  • Tempe Improv closes doors for good on Friday

    The Tempe Improv hosted its final show last weekend after almost a quarter of a century of laughter.
  • Dressing down

    It seems for as long as I can remember, Phoenix, in particular, has taken it on the chin when it comes to virtually any survey ranking of the U.S. in any category.
  • Pat’s Commentary

    Friday, June 1 “Justice Denied” How ironic that all those bug eradication companies have a chemical or substance of some kind that will get rid of even the most loathsome of creatures, but the federal court can’t take John Edwards out of our lives. Yesterday, as I’m sure you’ve heard, his campaign finance fraud case […]
  • Blake’s bumps for 05.31.12

    Artists in bold TobyMac “Boomin” The Smiths “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” Jack White “Missing Pieces” My Morning Jacket “The Day is Coming” Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give It Away” Pearl Jam “Amongst the Waves” The Cult “Rain” The Drums “Forever and Ever Amen” Young the Giant “Cough Syrup” Follow […]
  • Ex-Maricopa County assistant manager files claim

    A former assistant Maricopa County manager fired in December in a gifts scandal involving several employees in his department has filed a notice of claim against the county.
  • 3rd pipeline break reported in inner Grand Canyon

    A third pipeline break in Grand Canyon National Park has closed a one-mile section of the North Kaibab Trail.
  • Father saves Mesa toddler in near-drowning accident

    A Mesa father was able to save his 18-month-old son's life after he fell in the pool on Thursday, police said.
  • Arizona hospice settles allegations of Medicare fraud

    Federal authorities say an Arizona hospice has agreed to pay $3.7 million to resolve civil allegations that the company submitted false claims to Medicare.
  • Arizona campground closed after bear attacks woman

    An Arizona campground will be closed until the end of August due to a bear attacking a 74-year-old Apache Junction woman.
  • Fire School 101: Inside the life of a firefighter

    The day is hot. The gear is heavy. The alarm rings and we have to respond to a fire. A car has collided with a school bus. It's a scenario designed to show city leaders what firefighters must deal with on a second's notice.
  • Police: Scammers targeting older drivers

    A group of scammers are targeting North Phoenix drivers by presenting themselves as mechanics fixing a "problem" with the victim's car, police said.
  • Study: Teens should wait longer to drive

    A new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety said states could cut teen crash deaths by as much as 50 percent by toughening up their license requirements with five new standards.
  • Scripture of the Day 05.31.12

    Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Follow @KTAR923
  • Quote of the Day 05.31.12

    It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. – Brian Tracy Follow @KTAR923
  • Ex-bank manager in Ariz arrested for missing funds

    A former bank branch manager in Phoenix has been arrested for allegedly trying to conceal more than $1.7 million in missing funds.
  • Brewer aide to lead Arizona task force on sales tax

    Gov. Jan Brewer is tapping a senior member of her to staff to lead a task force that's supposed to make recommendations on ways to simplify Arizona's sales tax system.
  • Feds seize 246 pounds of marijuana in Yuma area

    Federal authorities say they've seized almost 250 pounds of marijuana in the Yuma area.