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Iconic mural along downtown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row vandalized

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? An “iconic” mural on Roosevelt and Fifth streets in Phoenix featuring a profile of a woman looking toward the sky was defaced with gold spray paint Wednesday morning. The mural was painted on the

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Scottsdale police: Teen arrested after posting threat against school online

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? An 18-year-old Coronado High School student was arrested for Wednesday on suspicion of posting an apparent threat against the school on social media, Scottsdale police said. Scottsdale police said

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Scottsdale schools chief put on paid leave for 'best interest of the district'

The Scottsdale school board unanimously voted to place embattled Superintendent Denise Birdwell on paid administrative leave Wednesday "in consideration of the best interest of the district."   Board President Barbara Perleberg's only other...

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Mesa schools among those checking into viral social-media threat

A viral social-media threat against an unspecified high school with the initials "SHS'' caused a stir among communities and school districts across the country Wednesday night, including Mesa. The Mesa Unified School District sent an email and...

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Arizona man gets 20 years for killing 15-month-old boy

CLOSE Arizona’s child-welfare agency says to call the child-abuse hotline if you reasonably believe that a child has been “abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned.” KINGMAN – A western Arizona man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing a 15-mo

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Sheriff: 4 Arizona kids kept locked up at home, with no access to food, bathroom

CLOSE Arizona’s child-welfare agency says to call the child-abuse hotline if you reasonably believe that a child has been “abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned.” TUCSON – A Tucson-area couple were arrested and jailed on suspicion of child abuse afte

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Police question Arizona boy, 16, accused of school threat

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? CHINO VALLEY — Authorities say they have questioned a 16-year-old boy accused of threatening to shoot up his former high school in a small Arizona town, and referred him for a mental health evalua

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Early report: Grand Canyon helicopter spun twice before crashing, bursting into flames

The helicopter dipped into the Grand Canyon, headed for a designated landing area below the rim. It approached on a flight path that appeared standard for the area's countless tourist flights. As it approached the landing pad, it drifted aft, leveled out

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Homicide suspected in death of Arizona prison inmate

An inmate's death on Tuesday at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman in Florence is being investigated as a homicide, officials said. Michael R. Arvizo, 31, was found unresponsive in his cell Monday at 11:17 p.m., said the Arizona Department of Correct

AZCentral, 57 min. ago
 

Police: Officers involved in Phoenix shooting; initial reports say 3 victims

CLOSE Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. Phoenix police were at the scene of a shooting involving its officers in a neighborhood off of 35th Avenue and south of Thomas Ro

AZCentral, yesterday, 19:16
 

Arizona prisons will now give female inmates free tampons

CLOSE Women are sending tampons and pads to an Arizona legislator to pressure him into moving forward a bill that would provide a free, unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products to women in Arizona's state prison. The Arizona Department of Correction

AZCentral, yesterday, 18:30
 

Police: Student caught with gun in car at Liberty High School in Peoria, is arrested

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A Peoria teen was arrested Wednesday morning after being caught with a gun in his car at Liberty High School, police said. According to a police statement, officers arrested the 18-year-old boy at

AZCentral, yesterday, 15:25
 

Gilbert High students stage walkout after 17 killed at Florida high school

CLOSE David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School recorded video of his barricaded classmates during Wednesday's massacre in Parkland, Fla. One day later, he said, "this is completely unacceptable." Gilbert High School...

AZCentral, yesterday, 14:22
 

Arizona special congressional election: Mail your ballot today

Wednesday is the last day recommended by elections officials to mail your ballot for the special primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December over sexual misconduct allegations. When is the primary election?The spec

AZCentral, yesterday, 13:32
 

Phoenix to debate cost of Donald Trump visit, use of chemical weapons during protests

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEDONALD TRUMP VISITS PHOENIX, AUGUST 2017 How Donald Trump's Phoenix rally unfolded | 2:27In two minutes, here's how President Donald Trump's visit to Phoenix unfolded. 1 of 40Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEDONALD TRUMP VISI

AZCentral, yesterday, 12:03
 

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