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City council vote could enable a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark — and the old site's transformation

A key city council vote could pave the way to give the Tampa Bay Rays a new 30,000-seat ballpark as part of a $6.5 billion redevelopment project in St. Petersburg, Florida. The new park would …

Buses carrying Chinese tourists veer off New Zealand road in 2 crashes at the same spot. 15 hurt

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two buses carrying Chinese tourists veered off the same stretch of road in perilous weather conditions on New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, with 15 passengers …

Haiti's prime minister orders gangs to drop weapons and promises to take back control of the capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille ordered gangs to surrender their weapons during a televised speech late Wednesday in which he acknowledged how dangerous life in …
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SILENT WITNESS

Phoenix shooting victim identified, suspect search continues

A 68-year-old man has been identified who died at the scene of a July 15 shooting, Phoenix police said Wednesday. John Sleeth was found with at least one gunshot wound about 3:45 p.m. July 15 at …
ON TOUR

Rapper Don Toliver to bring fall tour to Phoenix

Multi-platinum rapper Don Toliver is bringing his biggest headline tour to date to downtown Phoenix.

Water conservation measures for Grand Canyon National Park after another break in the waterline

Grand Canyon National Park is using water conservation measures again at the South Rim after another break in the Trans Canyon Waterline. Park officials say the waterline was recently shut off for …
ON STAGE

Experience 'Cabaret' at The Phoenix Theatre Company this summer

Get transported to the tumultuous world of 1930s bohemian Berlin as The Phoenix Theatre Company presents “Cabaret.”
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WeRIDE gains traction in West Valley

Surprise has no regular bus service, no link to light rail and very few options for residents without cars to get around the growing city.
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Peoria Council candidate brings in donations, amps up spending

The second quarter of the Peoria City Council election cycle has concluded and campaign finance filings show Mesquite District candidate Tom Bottorf far ahead of the pack, raising nearly 60% more than the nearest competitor.
PUBLIC HEALTH

23 people have died from heat this season in Maricopa County

Maricopa County health officials have confirmed that 23 people have died from the heat this season, and 322 deaths are under investigation. The weekly reporting period ended Saturday with 17 …
VALLEY TRAVEL

Traffic shift to close I-10 section this weekend, freeway ramps affected by work

Drivers should plan ahead this week if they had plans to travel west on Interstate 10 between US 60 and Interstate 17 as crews will be working on a traffic shift in the area. The work will begin …

FACT FOCUS: A look at ominous claims around illegal immigration made at the Republican convention

Issues around illegal immigration were the focus of the second night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Speakers on Tuesday highlighted issues around crime, drugs and the influx of …
2024 Elections

Arizona LD14 Republicans Hunsaker, Hendrix clash at meeting

A verbal altercation broke out that reportedly nearly turned physical July 15 at an Arizona Legislative District 14 Republican Party meeting in Gilbert.   The incident happened when an …
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Arizona Financial Credit Union No. 1 on 2024 Forbes list

Arizona Financial Credit Union was ranked No. 1 in the state among all Arizona credit unions in a 2024 Forbes list. The award, presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., put Arizona Financial as No. …
ELECTION 2024

Gallego raises more than $30 million for Senate campaign

PHOENIX -  Democrat Ruben Gallego is amassing a financial war chest in anticipation of his eventual general election contest for U.S. Senate against Republican Kari Lake. And incumbent Gov. …

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Immediately after the assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump, we have heard Republicans and Democrats calling for a change in campaign rhetoric.
I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the renomination of Lauren McFerran as chair of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This decision poses a significant threat to …
Summer is here, which means popsicles, camp, vacation and some quality family time with the kids.
As a longtime baseball fan and an observer of politics, I often hark back to Yogi Berra’s memorable quip, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Yes, it is extraordinarily sad and disturbing that past-President Trump was shot.

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Chandler's Seton Catholic has new softball coach

​Seton Catholic Prep recently announced Ian Rodgers will be its next head softball coach. “We couldn’t be more happy to have Coach Rodgers as part of our program here at Seton …

Brittney Griner and Kahleah Copper combine for 45 points in the Mercury's 96-87 win over the Mystics

Brittney Griner had 23 points and seven rebounds, Kahleah Copper scored 10 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 96-87. Copper scored six straight …

Phoenix visits Washington following Atkins' 36-point game

Washington hosts the Phoenix Mercury after Ariel Atkins scored 36 points in the Washington Mystics' 89-77 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. Tuesday's game is the second meeting this season between the two …
National sports
Pat Williams, a co-founder of the Orlando Magic and someone who spent more than a half-century working within the NBA, has died from complications related to viral pneumonia. The team announced the …
Bronny James got some shots to fall Wednesday night in perhaps his best performance yet out of his five games with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. The son of NBA career scoring leader LeBron …
Philadelphia Union midfielder Cavan Sullivan became the youngest player in Major League Soccer history when he made his debut against the New England Revolution. At 14 years and 293 days old, …
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Valley business

Cornerstone Healing Center launches virtual mental health program

Cornerstone Healing Center has launched its Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program to address a variety of mental health conditions. 

Cornerstone Healing Center announced the launch of its Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program, which is designed to address a wide variety of mental health conditions. 

Sun City Safeway may be sold

The Safeway stores in Sun City and Sun City West are on a long list of grocery stores to be sold if the Kroger-Albertsons merger is approved.

The Sun City Safeway, 10926 W. Bell Road, and the Sun City West Safeway, 13503 W. Camino Del Sol, are both listed among the more than 100 stores Albertsons, which owns the chain, may be selling in …

Travel + Leisure: Castle Hot Springs resort named no. 1 in Arizona

Castle Hot Springs has been named the No. 1 Resort Hotel in Arizona in this year’s edition of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

Castle Hot Springs has been named the No. 1 Resort Hotel in Arizona in this year’s edition of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

New Chandler pet store has self-service wash

Canine Creek has opened a Chandler location in a shopping center on the southeast corner of Alma School and Chandler Heights roads, near Cuisine & Wine Bistro.

Canine Creek has opened a Chandler location in a shopping center on the southeast corner of Alma School and Chandler Heights roads, near Cuisine & Wine Bistro. The pet store has a self-serve …

Neighbors

Scottsdale nonprofit appointments new executive director

Claudia Chavez has been appointed the new executive director of STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services). Chavez has been with STARS for 13 years, most recently as director of operations.

Claudia Chavez has been appointed the new executive director of STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services). Chavez has been with STARS since 2011. She has held various roles, most …

Scottsdale’s Over Easy Raises $50,000 to date for Phoenix Children’s Foundation

Scottsdale’s Over Easy restaurant has raised over $50,000 for the Phoenix Children’s nonprofit.

Local breakfast restaurant Over Easy’s partnership with Phoenix Children’s has yielded a remarkable $50,000 to date for the non-profit. Since January 2024, one dollar from every …

Phoenix native serves where future Navy warfighters train

Seaman Alberto Alia, a native of Phoenix, is currently stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois as a student serving with Naval Education and Training Command.

ALS ice bucket challenge fundraiser returns

ALS Arizona is holding a fundraising event featuring the ice bucket challenge August 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is coming up on its 10th anniversary, and ALS Arizona wants to bring the challenge back on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima …

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Museum of the West welcomes new chief curator

Andrew Patrick Nelson is the new chief curator at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. He will oversee the museum’s exhibitions and collections.

Andrew Patrick Nelson has been named the new chief curator at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Nelson brings a n extensive academic and professional background. Nelson …

Phoenix Zoo bringing in 10 tons of snow for animals, guests

A tiger enjoys snacking on cold snow at a past Snow for the Animals Day at Phoenix Zoo.

SRP will bring a refreshing experience to Phoenix Zoo animals with more than 10 tons of snow spread throughout various animal habitats.

WWE RAW coming to Glendale

A WrestleMania sign hangs over the crowd during a WWE event March 6, 2023, in Boston.

WWE announced that the West Valley will be among 15 live events ready to hit the road as part of the company’s 2024 touring schedule.

Tickets available for these concerts at 2024 Arizona State Fair

Logan Henderson, from left, Carlos PenaVega, James Maslow, and Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush perform in concert during Q102's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Dec. 12, 2023, in Philadelphia.

Tickets are available now for the Arizona State Fair’s 2024 Coliseum Concert series.

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Obituaries & Memorials

Jane Frances Zimmerman

Jane Frances Zimmerman was born on August 18, 1926, in New Orleans, LA to Byron A Armstrong and Frances Berdami Armstrong. She passed away July 9, 2024, in Glendale, AZ. She was an only child. Jane …

Lloyd Edward Findlay

Lloyd, age 89, of Sun City West, passed away Monday, June 17, 2024 due to complications of coronary artery disease. Lloyd was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia on April 8, 1935 to parents George …

Edwin Lewis George

Edwin, 93, of Dover, Ohio passed away on June 30, 2024 following a short illness. Born on June 3, 1931 in Clinton, Iowa, Ed was raised in Davenport, Iowa, graduated high school in 1950 and enlisted …

Mark Karl Gerhard Ohlhaver

Mark passed in Phoenix, Arizona in the early morning hours of July 4, 2024, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Kristine (Tina) Diane Ohlhaver, daughter, Diana Kyrstin Ohlhaver and son, …

Warren Kenneth Sax

Warren of Sun City West died of natural causes on June 25, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. A Korean War Army veteran, retired Bell System engineer and devoted family patriarch, Warren’s …
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Nation

The head of Hong Kong's leading journalist group says she lost WSJ job after refusing to drop role

HONG KONG (AP) — The new chair of Hong Kong's leading media professional group on Wednesday said she lost her job at The Wall Street Journal after she refused her supervisor’s request to withdraw …

9 rescued, search still on for other crew members after oil tanker capsizes in Arabian Sea off Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Search teams rescued nine crew members, mostly Indians, and recovered the body of another as they searched the Arabian Sea waters for others after an oil tanker …

Hundreds gather to remember former fire chief fatally shot at Trump rally in Pennsylvania

SARVAR, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday to remember the former fire chief shot and killed at a weekend rally for former President Donald Trump, and were urged to seek unity and …

Former Trump defense secretary urges Biden to do more to stop Iran's threats on officials

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one of the Trump administration officials under constant security because of Iranian threats, said Wednesday that it was time for the Biden …

Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred …
World

Turkey holds a tense debate on a bill to control stray dogs. It's raising fears of a mass culling

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish parliamentary commission began a tense debate Wednesday on a bill to manage the country's large stray dog population that animal advocates fear could result in the …

Far-right leader Le Pen says France is in a political 'quagmire' 9 days before Olympics start

PARIS (AP) — With nine days to the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that the deeply divided country is "in a quagmire” after chaotic …

Foreign minister says Russia has 'irrefutable evidence' journalist Evan Gershkovich is a spy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that Russia has “irrefutable evidence” that imprisoned Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is guilty of espionage, one …

Trump says Taiwan should pay more for defense and dodges questions if he would defend the island

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump demanded the self-governed island of Taiwan pay for U.S. protection, dodged the question of whether he would defend the island from Beijing's …

Tons of dead fish cover major Sao Paulo river after alleged dumping of industrial waste

TANQUA, Brazil (AP) — Several tons of fish have died along one of the main rivers in Sao Paulo state after an alleged illegal dumping of industrial waste from a sugar and ethanol plant, …
Entertainment
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump attends the first day of the Republican National Convention, Monday, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Too soon for comedy? After attempted assassination of Trump, US politics feel anything but funny

Political jokes: too soon? The answer from many quarters at midweek was a resounding yes, days after an assassination attempt against Republican former president Donald Trump rattled the nation …
This image released by Hulu shows, from left, Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin in a scene from "Only Murders in the Building." (Patrick Harbron/Hulu via AP)

Netflix overthrows HBO, Selena Gomez gets her due and 2 Queen Elizabeths get nominated for Emmys

The Emmy nominations are out and it's good to be Netflix and FX. Netflix has overthrown HBO with 107 nods for shows like “Ripley” and “Reindeer Games.” FX follows with 93 nominations for a …
This image released by Disney shows Tyler James Williams in a scene from "Abbott Elementary." (Gilles Mingasson/Disney-ABC via AP)

Tyler James Williams, Nikki Glaser, Eric André and more react to their Emmy nominations

Kali Reis was so taken aback by her historical Emmy nomination that she was almost at a loss for words. The “True Detective: Night Country” actor said she felt “numbingly grateful” after …
This image released by FX shows Jeremy Allen White as Carmen Berzatto, in a scene from "The Bear." (FX via AP)

'Shogun' could rise and 'The Bear' may feast as Emmy nominations are announced

“The Bear” could again dominate the comedy categories but the drama field is wide open as the Emmy Award nominations are announced Wednesday morning. “The Bear,” the FX show about a …
A dining area at Francis Ford Coppola's All-Movie Hotel is shown on Monday, July 15, 2024, in Peachtree City, Ga. The hotel is a mixed-use property for production companies and tourists excited about film. (AP Photo/Charlotte Kramon)

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' wrapped at this Georgia hotel. Soon, it'll be open for business

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Two years ago, Francis Ford Coppola stopped at Georgia Film Academy on the hunt for apprentices for his upcoming film, " Megalopolis." Jordan Holifield, then a …