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Glendale Fire tackles blaze at apparent homeless camp next to business

There were no injuries after Glendale Fire Department crews successfully battled a fire at a closed business on a hot Sunday afternoon.
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4th of July: Reminder about fireworks, gun laws in Glendale

The sights and sounds of 4th of July celebrations bring to mind fireworks and loud bangs and booms.
UPDATE

2020 Westgate shooter in Glendale to be sentenced this week

The man who plead guilty to shooting three people at Westgate in Glendale in 2020 because he had “something bad inside of me” will be sentenced this week.

London Bridge document now in Lake Havasu Museum of History

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Lake Havasu Museum of History has punched up its permanent exhibit about the London Bridge with perhaps the largest addition to the exhibit since it was …
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Arizona Diamondbacks still fighting for fans

Joe Howell is the kind of fan the Arizona Diamondbacks are happy to have back. The Tempe resident once shared season tickets with a group about a decade ago, but gave it up after about five …
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West Valley

A missing 60-year-old woman from Goodyear has been found in good health, police said. "We are pleased to update you that . . . Susan Irwin has been located in good health and is safe," police said …

Ashlynn Luzier, a recent graduate from Valley Vista High School, won first place in the state InvestWrite competition. InvestWrite is an extension of the stock market game that students participated in during economics class over the course of 12 weeks each semester.
If any school in a conference smaller than 6A is ready jump in and contend in the new boys and girls basketball open divisions, it is Millennium. No current players were around then, but the Tigers were in 6A as recently as 2018.
When it comes to recycling, it has been a tough road for municipalities since China imposed strict recycling restrictions back in 2018.
Goodyear police are asking the public for help in locating a 60-year-old resident who went missing from a residence in Estrella Mountain Ranch early Friday morning.  Susan Maalihan Irwin had …
Phoenix

To reduce​ fire danger, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will restrict parking access to trailheads located in the city’s desert parks and mountain preserves starting 3 p.m. …

Arizona could see a significant return on investment from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, with economic gains as high as $4.8 billion, according to an analysis by Rounds Consulting Group of Tempe.
Phoenix police arrested a 20-year-old woman this week after discovering 166,000 suspected fentanyl pills in a spare tire, authorities said. Police were working on an investigation for illegeal …
The Phoenix City Council has approved seven recipients of the Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant to help them adopt agri-food technologies and innovations into their operations. The grant is part of …
PHOENIX — In the final hours of fiscal 2022 Thursday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors were set to make some last-minute department adjustments to the budget for that …
East Valley

With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, it is important to know what types of fireworks are legal within Queen Creek, when they can be used, how to safely use them and tips to be …

Salt River Project had a goal to have 23,000 electric vehicles in the SRP service territory by the end of its fiscal year 2022. By the end of April, there more more than 29,200 EV’s leased …
PHOENIX - The Biden administration is planning to sue Arizona over a new state law sponsored by a Queen Creek legislator that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president. Kristen Clarke, …
Mesa police were searching Saturday morning for a suspect in connection with an officer involved shooting. No officers were injured in the shooting.The incident occurred about 1:45 a.m. in the area of W. …
Commercial building permits listed June 2-8 in Mesa City Council District 6 in southeast Mesa are, according to the city’s website (by address, date issued or in review, description, value, …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Masino: Police should do briefings at schools to prevent shootings

A simple remedy and no-cost solution to eliminate mass shootings in Arizona schools.

Doctor: True or false? Learn to stay safe in the summer sun

With summer officially here, as an Arizonan, you’re likely looking for ways to continue enjoying the outdoors while also staying cool...

Russell: 'Monsoon' describes a year's entire season

Please be aware that the word monsoon describes the entire season of a particular year. The front page of the July 2022 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent said “Prepare for …

Hague: Profitable sales are built on scarcity

Every home in America is unique. Even if a home is in a subdivision surrounded by hundreds of others very much like it...

Kufahl: Tech work causes havoc in yard

On June 6 one of a construction team entered our area of Sun City West and proceeded to install this portion of fiber-to-the-home network as introduced in a carefully crafted letter sent to homeowners in the affected area some weeks ago. This team turned into a virtual wrecking ball when they reached my yard.
Valley sports

Diamondbacks host the Giants to start 3-game series

The Arizona Diamondbacks host the San Francisco Giants to start a three-game series.

Cron hits pair of 3-run homers, Rox rally past D-backs 6-5

C.J. Cron hit a pair of three-run homers, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth, and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the designated hitter’s 16th …

Rockies and Diamondbacks meet with series tied 1-1

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.
National sports

Weekend Sports in Brief

NBA NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million extension with the New Orleans Pelicans that has the potential to be worth as much as $231 million, two …

Alcantara could deliver first Cy Young Award for Marlins

Sandy Alcantara is pitching like a contender for the Cy Young Award. If he wins, that would be a first for the Miami Marlins. The Marlins have had an MVP in Giancarlo Stanton. But never in the …

LEADING OFF: Nats examine Soto, Bosox check Bogaerts

Washington star Juan Soto is being checked out after exiting a game early because of an injured left calf. The 23-year-old outfielder flexed and pointed to his left leg after making a throw in right …

LEADING OFF: Nats examine Soto, Bosox check Bogaerts

Washington star Juan Soto is being checked out after exiting a game early because of an injured left calf. The 23-year-old outfielder flexed and pointed to his left leg after making a throw in right …

Mets ace deGrom whiffs 5 of 6 batters in 1st rehab start

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom struck out five of the six batters he faced and threw 18 of 24 pitches for strikes Sunday night in his first minor league rehab start for Class A St. Lucie. The only …
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BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese-born Canadian tycoon is being put on trial in China, Canada's government said Monday, five years after he vanished from Hong Kong during an anti-corruption crackdown. …

TOKYO (AP) — Many users of Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. were still having trouble making calls Monday after a massive outage throughout the weekend that affected nearly 40 million …
Cities burned to the ground and colleagues with severed limbs. Bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench, wait and pray. Ukrainian soldiers returning from the front lines in …
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Valley business

CTE program honors Glendale businessman for student support

The New and Related Services Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Scott Bohall as the Business Person of the Year.

Scottsdale Water further encourages residents to be wary of at-home water usage

As more concern rises about water shortages and how cities can prepare for the future, residents may wonder how they can assist in conserving this valuable resource in their daily life.

Arizona Federal converts to state charter, changes name

Arizona Federal Credit Union announced it is officially changing its name to Arizona Financial Credit Union, effective July 1, in line with its conversion from a federally-chartered to a …

Wildjoy adventure spreads like fire in Arizona

From road trips and date ideas, to water activities, hiking trails, and things to do in Arizona, 25-year-old Lacy Cain has made her business Wildjoy the place to go for free or low-cost ways to …

Neighbors

Mesa Fire and Medical Department selects new assistant fire chief

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department announced recently that Deputy Chief Forrest Smith has been selected as the new assistant fire chief replacing Assistant Chief Mike Dunn, who is retiring in …

Queen Creek Chamber announces plans for Holiday Festival & Parade

With Fourth of July just days away, the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is showing that it’s never too early to be thinking about the winter holidays. The chamber announced in a press …

Miracle League of Arizona fall registration open

Registration for the 2022 fall season at the Miracle League of Arizona is now open. Registration and participation in the league is free and can be done on the Miracle League of Arizona’s …

Queen Creek players headed to national soccer tournament

An Arizona soccer team with seven Queen Creek girls is heading to a major national tournament in July. The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships take place July 18 at the ESPN Wide World of …

Things to do

‘Summer Market’ series ready to open at Fountain Hills museum

Signed Jemez pottery, Acoma pieces, art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with dish sets, decorative items and much more will be featured in the upcoming “Summer Market” in Fountain Hills.

To lick or not to lick: Scottsdale restaurant offers salt bricks for customers to purchase

After almost 15 years of business and a new location, The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale and its infamous Himalayan salt wall have received a bit of buzz for viral videos and images of patrons taking a taste of more than the restaurant’s tasty dishes.

Glendale water park will have 2 nights of July 4th fireworks

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Glendale will have two nights of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Hinkle announces departure from Theater Works after 7 years

Cate Hinkle, who has guided Theater Works’ growth and outreach over the last seven years has announced her departure from the organization, effective the end of June.

Entertainment
FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. Federal authorities are pushing back Saturday, July 2, 2022, on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls.  (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch 'for his own safety'

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars …
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Stuart the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, …
Visitors tour the Hong Kong Palace Museum during the first day open to public in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 3, 2022. It showcases more than 900 Chinese artefacts, loaned from the long-established Palace Museum in Beijing, home to works of art representing thousands of years of Chinese history and culture.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China state museum opens in Hong Kong amid patriotism drive

HONG KONG (AP) — China's famed Palace Museum opened a branch in Hong Kong Sunday amid a drive to build loyalty to Beijing in the former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule 25 years ago. …

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an …
FILE - Taylor Swift appears at a premiere for her short film "All Too Well: The Short Film” in New York on Nov. 12, 2021. Swift discussed her short film  at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2022, detailing her transition into the director's chair, the nuances of visual storytelling and the possibility of future film projects.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Man found at Taylor Swift properties faces stalking charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old New York man is facing trespassing and stalking charges after authorities said he entered two New York City residences linked to the famed singer-songwriter Taylor …
Obituaries & Memorials

Annabelle Faye Chaney Lowery

Annabelle passed away at Hospice of the Valley Thunderbird Inpatient Unit on June 25, 2022, at 96 years of age. She was born May 31, 1926 to Naomia and Arthur Chaney in Springfield, Ohio. She was the …

Shirley Ann Cleveland

Shirley Ann Cleveland born March 22, 1933 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Paul and Ethel Wrege. She passed away May 15, 2022 in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by husband …

Janet Dolores Larson

Janet Dolores Larson, 79, of Goodyear, AZ passed away June 26, 2022

Jean Bratton (JB) Wyckoff

Jean Bratton (JB) Wyckoff passed away peacefully early in the afternoon of June 23, 2022

Arthur Alexander Babbitt

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Arthur Alexander Babbitt loving husband and father passed away at age 93. He was born on October 8, 1928, to the late John Forrest and Lessie Myrna (Snyder) Babbitt in …
Nation

Denmark: Gunman acted alone, likely not terror-related

Danish police say that the gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall in Copenhagen most likely acted alone and selected his victims at random. Copenhagen chief police inspector Søren Thomassen said …

Gunman fatally shoots 2, wounds 3 Texas cops, takes own life

A gunman killed two people and wounded four others, including three police officers, before taking his own life at a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, police said Sunday. Wounds suffered by the …

Germany, Ireland slam UK move toward overriding Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — Germany and Ireland have condemned the U.K government’s move towards unilaterally rewriting parts of the post-Brexit deal with the European Union. German Foreign Minister …

Police: Man shot was unarmed, officers feared he would fire

Police say a Black man shot and killed by Akron police officers in a hail of bullets following a vehicle and foot pursuit was unarmed at the time of the shooting. But a shot appeared to have come …

Russian diplomats to depart Bulgaria amid soaring tensions

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian airplanes were set to depart Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring …
World

Fourth crew member rescued after engineering ship sinks

A fourth crew member has been rescued after a storm sunk an engineering vessel two days earlier. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday that the crew member’s situation is stable. He is …

After 3 feet of rain, 32,000 in Sydney area may need to flee

SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds have been told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes on Monday as Australia’s largest city braces for what could be …

Palestinian dies from shot by Israeli troops in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank died of his wounds on Sunday, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli military said soldiers came …

Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

A large chunk of a glacier in Italy's Alps has broken loose and killed at least six hikers and injured eight others. Alpine rescue service officials provided the death toll Sunday evening and said it …

Ricky Martin's camp denies restraining order allegations

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Representatives for Ricky Martin have denied allegations that led to a restraining order against the Puerto Rican superstar, who has not been charged with any …