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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 …
VOTING RIGHTS

DOJ plans suing over voting law authored by Queen Creek legislator

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, …

Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood …
FIRST RESPONDERS

Mesa PD traffic stop leads to officer-involved shooting

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. …
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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 …
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, …
Queen Creek residents should expect heavy traffic in the southeast part of town this holiday weekend. According to a town press release, increased traffic is expected to be especially busy on …
Scottsdale detectives have arrested Jason Ullerich on several charges, including attempted sexual concuct with a minor. The arrest occurred June 29 after police said the suspect “initiated …
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

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.

Arenado hits 2 HRs, Cardinals power past Phillies 7-6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nolan Arenado sparked a record barrage of four straight home runs by St. Louis in the first inning, then hit a tiebreaking drive in the ninth that sent the Cardinals over the …

Rodgers, Joe power Rockies to 11-7 victory over Diamondbacks

Brendan Rodgers homered, Connor Joe had a three-run triple and the Colorado Rockies overcame a two-homer game by Arizona’s Christian Walker and beat the Diamondbacks 11-7. Kris Bryant had three …
National sports

Adesanya's UFC title reign still lacks something special

Israel Adesanya has the otherworldly fighting ability and the personal charisma necessary to become mixed martial arts’ next crossover superstar. What the UFC middleweight champion doesn’t have …

No-hit bid by Marlins' López at Nationals ends in 7th

Pablo López of the Miami Marlins had his no-hit bid at the Washington Nationals broken up by the first batter he faced in the seventh inning. Josh Bell lined a double to left and scored on Nelson …

McLaughlin picks up victory in front of his visiting parents

Scott McLaughlin has picked up his second career IndyCar victory, which may go down as one of the most special wins of his career. The New Zealander won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with his nervous …

Ryan Lochte's 6 Olympic swimming medals up for auction

All of Ryan Lochte's Olympic silver and bronze medals are up for auction, with the proceeds going to a charity benefitting children. The 37-year-old swimmer earned 12 medals over four Olympics. …

Rapinoe's role changing as US preps for World Cup qualifying

Megan Rapinoe’s on-field role on the U.S. national team is changing as the team looks to qualify for the 2023 event. The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing down a bit. Off the field …
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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 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 …
The Winnipeg Jets announced the hiring of Rick Bowness as their head coach on Sunday after several days of speculation. The 67-year-old Bowness, who becomes the team’s eighth head coach in …
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Valley business

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 …

Smoke Tree Resort purchased by local real estate firm

Scottsdale-based Walton Global Holding has purchased Smoke Tree Resort, in the Town of Paradise Valley, for $14 million. The deal closed on June 29, with ST Holdings, a subsidiary of Walton Global …

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

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 …

With no fuel and no cash, Sri Lanka keeps schools closed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Sunday extended school closures for one week because there isn't enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children to classrooms, and the …

Long-missing Alexander Hamilton letter put on public display

A letter written by founding father Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believed stolen from the Massachusetts state archives decades ago is being displayed publicly for the first time since it was …

Black Jewish leader works to boost community, inclusiveness

Nate Looney is a Black man who is also an observant, kippah-wearing Jew. As a person of color, he has had to deal with suspicious looks and double takes in synagogues. Looney is now in a new role to …

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch …
World

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 …

Cologne's Pride parade draws upwards of 1 million in Germany

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Around 1 million people turned out for the Pride parade in the western German city of Cologne on Sunday, either to participate or to watch the colorful festivities. …

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony …