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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Arizona reports 2,579 more COVID-19 case and 6 more deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 2,579 more COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 1,804,369 cases and 19,812 …

200K Arizona drivers getting refunds over public safety fee

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of drivers will be getting $32 refund checks from the Arizona Department of Transportation. About 200,000 checks are going out in the mail this month, worth …

Pima County jail inmate dies; Was hospitalized with COVID-19

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the Pima County jail in Tucson has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19, according to authorities. County sheriff’s officials said the inmate was taken …

Navajo Nation reports 22 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 22 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. The latest numbers released Saturday pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,744 confirmed …

Ducey replaces massage therapist regulatory board's members

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ousted and replaced all five members the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy in the wake of a newspaper's critical report about the occupational regulatory …
First responders
A Peoria police officer helped rescue a man from house fire, officers say.
The Mesa Police Department and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office this summer conducted an undercover operation — Operation Heavy Metal — to combat a surge in catalytic converter …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area Sept. 16-Sept. 23: Robbery reported at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 2300 block of North Monticello …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers about the Sept. 24 Senate audit hearing

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers about the draft Senate audit report

You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win. This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.  That should be the end of the story.  Everything else is just noise.

Hague: Stripe app builds roads to business success

Patrick was the oldest of three boys, born in 1988 in a small village in Ireland. His mother, a microbiologist. His father, an electrical engineer. Patrick took his first computer course at the University of Limerick when he was only eight and was programming computer code by the age of ten.

Walp: ADOBE rejects Gold Canyon survey questions

Data distributed by Gold Canyon Community Inc. indicates the proposed results of the community survey are hoped to be used to develop a Gold Canyon Plan that will ultimately be placed in the Pinal …

Rakowsky: Sen. Sinema should support voting rights bill

My name is Mike Rakowsky and I am a lifelong activist. The political climate we are confronting right now is as dire as any I have seen in my 70 years. Sen. Sinema has a unique opportunity to take …
More sports

Greek Results

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) - Results from Greek football:

Prescott set to play at home for 1st time since ankle injury

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott said he didn't need the long-anticipated return to his home field, where the devastating ankle injury happened last year, to consider himself completely …

The Latest: Saints have 2 key defenders back vs. Patriots

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 1:04 p.m. The New Orleans Saints defense has two top defensive backs returning to the lineup against New England and rookie Patriots …

The Latest: DeChambeau drives green, makes eagle on first

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 11:50 a.m. Bryson DeChambeau flexed his …

Brazilian Results

BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) - Results from Brazilian football:

Scottish Results

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (AP) - Results from Scotch football:
Most recent
UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British gas stations ran dry Sunday, an industry group said, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers. The Petrol …

Theoneste Bagosora, architect of Rwanda genocide, dies at 80

German Summaries

German Results

Nation

UN and Afghanistan's Taliban, figuring out how to interact

It's been little more than a month since Kalashnikov-toting Taliban fighters in their signature heavy beards, hightop sneakers and shalwar kameezes descended on the Afghan capital and cemented their …

The Latest: Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — The prime minister of Sudan’s transitional government urged world leaders on Saturday to work together to get developing …

Teams check destruction from Northern California forest fire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Damage assessment teams went out Saturday to determine how many buildings have burned in a forest fire that has displaced thousands of residents in Northern …

Report: Girl wasn't buckled in before fatal theme park fall

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — A 6-year-old Colorado girl who died in a fall from a theme park ride this month wasn't wearing the seat belts, and operators of the vertical drop ride didn't properly check the …

Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A third federal judge has blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's order allowing families to opt out of school mask mandates. The decision, handed down by U.S. District Judge …
World

In Mexico, some Haitians find a helping hand

CIUDAD ACUÑA, México (AP) — Some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who briefly formed a camp in the Texas border town of Del Rio have found a helping hand across the river in Mexico's Ciudad …

UK Labour politician defends calling government 'scum'

LONDON (AP) — The deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition party refused Sunday to apologize for calling the governing Conservatives “scum.” Labour Party lawmaker Angela Rayner called …

Rowdy celebrations across Norway with end of COVID measures

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country’s big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and …

Airport reopens on Spanish island roiled by volcano eruption

LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma reopened Sunday and authorities allowed some evacuated residents to collect belongings from their homes, as an erupting …

Iceland's coalition govt could retain power after election

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland’s coalition government appeared likely to continue after voters rallied around the political center in a volatile parliamentary election. The outcome may …
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Business

What's the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero

WASHINGTON (AP) — What will it cost to enact President Joe Biden’s massive expansion of social programs? Congress has authorized spending up to $3.5 trillion over a decade, but Biden is …

The Latest: Some German voters struggle to pick next leader

The Latest on Germany's election: ___ BERLIN — Voters are delivering a mixed verdict on the era of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel as they choose a new German parliament, and some are …

Turkey could buy more Russian missiles despite US warnings

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has said he would consider buying a second Russian missile system in defiance of strong objections by the United States. In an interview with American …

Nebraska billionaire, philanthropist Walter Scott dies at 90

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Walter Scott, the past top executive of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm who helped oversee Warren Buffett’s conglomerate and donated to various causes, …

Neighbors

Valley organizations react to surprise grants given by Virginia G. Piper Trust

After Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust donated a record-amount of funds to 71 Arizona organization on September, many local leaders are voicing shock and appreciation. Catholic Charities …

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $123 million in surprise grants to 71 nonprofits

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded a total of $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits — the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona’s history, …

Non-profit distributing 10M bottles of donated hand sanitizer

Arizona non-profit Arizonans for Children has received a donation of 10 million bottles of hand sanitizer from Healing Solutions in both 2-ounce and 16-ounce bottles. The organization is donating …

Candy Valentino named Paradise Valley’s Person of Distinction for mentorship

No one knows the value of a dollar more than Paradise Valley resident Candy Valentino, who came from humble beginnings. After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Valentino spread her …

Things to do

Merry Main Street in Mesa Nov. 26-Jan. 2

Merry Main Street, a celebration of the holiday season, will be held in downtown Mesa Nov. 26-Jan. 2. The festivities begin Nov. 26 with an evening of music, food and fun for everyone. It …

Salt River Tubing open weekends in September

Salt River Tubing and Recreation is open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September, weather and water flow conditions permitting. The cost is $19 plus tax per person or tube, …

Artists of the Superstitions Fall Studio Tour Nov. 6-7

The free self-guided Artists of the Superstitions Fall Studio Tour is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6-7. The annual studio tour has become an anticipated event for art lovers since it began in 2007, …

Obituaries & Memorials

Sherry Rae Barrett

Sherry, age 85, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away peacefully at her home May 9, 2021.Sherry and her husband Bill relocated to Sun City West in 1992 after moving from their home in Honolulu, where …

Alice “Kelly” T. Kelly

Alice, age 96, of Sun City West, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Surprise, Arizona.  She was born on July 5, 1925, to the late Patrick and Anne (McVeigh) Kelly in Aglish, …

Esther S. Coffman

Esther, 98, died peacefully in the early morning hours of August 29, 2021, in Peabody, Massachusetts.  With her two companion cats, Snowball and Tiger, at her side, Esther closed her eyes for …

Barbara M. Imbrie

Barbara of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.Barbara was born in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Education and from San …

Junia “June” Dorothea Fisher Hoffman

Sun City, AZ -  Junia left this life on August 10, 2021, just one month before her 106th birthday.  She was born in 1915 in Pratt, Kansas to Chester Harry Fisher and Lula Hope Gould …
Entertainment
This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows the cast in "Moulin Rouge! The Musical." (Matthew Murphy/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)

Tony Awards and TV special hope to be the jab Broadway needs

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now it's , celebrating an art form that really needs the boost — live …
U.S. actress Jessica Chastain, center dressing red, poses with other winners after receiving an ex-aequo Donostia Shell award at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Women win top awards at San Sebastian film festival

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Female actors and filmmakers swept the top awards at the San Sebastian film festival on Saturday, with the Golden Shell for the best film going to “Blue Moon" ("Crai …
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are escorted as they leave the United Nations headquarters after a visit during 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Harry and Meghan visit UN amid world leaders' meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, met Saturday with a top U.N. official amid the world body's biggest gathering of the year. The royals came to U.N. …
This photo provided by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows “Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio’s after his total win amount was announced, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.  Amodio, a fifth-year computer science Ph.D student at Yale University, won $48,800 for his 28th victory, bringing his total winnings to $1,004,001. (Jeopardy Productions Inc. via AP)

Yale student's winning run on 'Jeopardy!' makes history

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Amodio's historic run on “Jeopardy!” has now netted him more than $1 million in non-tournament play, making him the third person in the show's history to pass that …
FILE- In this Monday March 30, 2020, file photo, the exterior of the Singer Museum is seen in Laren, Netherlands. A 59-year-old man, described as an “incorrigible and calculating criminal” was convicted Friday of stealing a painting by Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans Hals from two Dutch museums last year and sentenced to the maximum eight years in prison. The man, whose identity was not released in line with Dutch privacy rules, was found guilty of snatching the Van Gogh painting “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” from the Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam and “Two Laughing Boys” by Frans Hals that was stolen from the Museum Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden in Leerdam, 60 kilometers (about 35 miles) south of Amsterdam, , the Central Netherlands Court said in a statement. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Dutch court jails 'incorrigible' thief over 2 museum heists

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 59-year-old man, described as an “incorrigible and calculating criminal” was convicted Friday of stealing a painting by Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans …