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More than a meal: Corner in downtown Phoenix turns into place of giving and gratitude

The dining room of St. Vincent de Paul in downtown Phoenix was buzzing with activity late Thursday morning. It was a place where some came to find a meal, an escape, and to serve, give thanks, sing and learn.  The room is inside the Human Services Campus

AZCentral, 6 min. ago
 

Thanksgiving Day temperature climbs to 87 degrees, tying all-time Phoenix record

Phoenix's holiday heat wave has officially become record-hitting. The temperature at Sky Harbor International Airport reached 87 degrees just before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. That ties a Phoenix record for both Nov. 23 and Thanks

AZCentral, today, 17:43
 

Civilian Phoenix police assistants to start handling some patrol calls

Beginning next week, the first responder to a minor Phoenix burglary or fender bender may not be a police officer. There’s a good chance it could instead be a police assistant — a civilian employee hired to help shoulder non-emergency service calls for t

AZCentral, today, 16:27
 

5 must-see Scottsdale-area holiday traditions

CLOSE If you're a Phoenix resident, you've probably taken part in one of these five holiday traditions. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn5 don't miss Scottsdale-area holiday traditions FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The Scott

AZCentral, today, 11:01
 

Phoenix police look for motorist who fatally hit pedestrian

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Phoenix police say a motorist fatally hit a woman and left the scene in east Phoenix early Thursday.  The collision happened about 2 a.m. near 36th Street and Thomas Road, police said. The unident

AZCentral, today, 10:00
 

Building a different kind of wall on the border to revive a dying land

DOUGLAS — A few miles southeast of here in the San Bernardino Valley, a barren ranch along the Mexican borderlands languished for decades, weakened by drought, overgrazing and heavy use. Rain, which once fed its desert wetlands, had turned scant. When it

AZCentral, today, 08:39
 

5 iconic Phoenix holiday events

CLOSE If you're a Phoenix resident, you've probably taken part in one of these five holiday traditions. No-burn days and the lack of snow doesn't stop Phoenix residents from embracing the holiday season. We deck out our yards, hang wreaths and sip eggnog

AZCentral, today, 08:39
 

Auto show zooms into Phoenix with latest tech twists

New-car models and technology will speed into Phoenix over Thanksgiving weekend.  The Arizona International Auto Show is displaying more than 500 new models for the public to see at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center. The event begins Thanksgiving Da

AZCentral, today, 00:26
 

'The State of Aging': Latinos keep aging relatives out of nursing homes

Arizona has long been a destination for older adults, with its pristine retirement communities and warm climate. But aging in America isn't what it used to be. This is part of "The State of Aging in the Valley," a series that explores the...

AZCentral, today, 00:12
 

Arizona Lottery game glitch produces duplicated results again

The Arizona Lottery again is offering losing-ticket refunds or exchanges from a game that produced duplicate draw results on different days, the second time in two months the lottery has encountered such an issue with a machine. The in-state game affecte

AZCentral, yesterday, 22:39
 

Opening delayed for Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs near Scottsdale

Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs said Wednesday its grand opening has been rescheduled to Dec. 12. The Scottsdale attraction was previously scheduled to open Nov. 24. Officials did not provide a reason for the delayed opening. Anyone who has purchased ticke

AZCentral, yesterday, 22:26
 

Left or right? Sen. John McCain's boot raises questions on Twitter

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSESEN. JOHN MCCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER Barrow neurosurgeon talks about McCain's cancer | 1:17Dr. Joseph Zabramski, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, talks about Sen. John McCain's cancer. Tho

AZCentral, yesterday, 21:43
 

Drones, wearables, smart-home devices: Top 15 tech gifts of 2017

CLOSE See how Apple's new facial recognition system works in real life. Don’t be surprised if you see more drones flying around after the holidays or your friends wearing fitness trackers in the new year. Emerging tech items such as drones, wearables and

AZCentral, yesterday, 21:27
 

Sheriff: Orange is the new black — and white — at county jails

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will ditch the black-and-white-striped uniforms issued to inmates in favor of orange, a move officials say will save taxpayers thousands of dollars annually. The switch from stripes to solid orange started this week a

AZCentral, yesterday, 20:16
 

Thanksgiving traffic: Freeways clear of work restrictions this weekend

CLOSE Do you know what to do if you're in an accident? No weekend freeway work scheduledThe Arizona Department of Transportation said Phoenix-area freeways should be clear of restrictions and work through this weekend. For that, you can be thankful! READ

AZCentral, yesterday, 19:59
 

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