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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

51 min. ago in Regional

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

51 min. ago in Regional

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...

51 min. ago in Regional

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...

51 min. ago in Regional

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

51 min. ago in Regional

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

51 min. ago in Regional

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

51 min. ago in Regional

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

51 min. ago in Regional

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

51 min. ago in Regional

Arizona Coyotes trade Tobias Rieder, Scott Wedgewood to Los Angeles Kings

The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper, the team announced Wednesday. According to John Chayka, the team's president of hockey operations and

yesterday, 20:31 in Sport

Diamondbacks’ trade for Steven Souza is latest win-now move

For anyone following the Diamondbacks' farm system in recent years, Tuesday's three-team deal came with some sticker shock. Brandon Drury has been touted for years as an impact bat, Anthony Banda as a future rotation piece. Both were shipped out. But her

yesterday, 20:26 in Sport

Cardinals changed between David Merritt's two stints with the team

CLOSE azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss the latest on the Cardinals and their quarterback situation. In his first stint as a Cardinals employee, David Merritt was a linebacker at the end of the roster, just trying to hang on to a

yesterday, 20:07 in Sport

Dusan Ristic close to becoming the 'winningest' player in Arizona Wildcats basketball history

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: Arizona Wildcats men's basketball 2017-18 FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Arizona State Sun Devils forward Mickey Mitchell (3) and forward Romello White (23) fight for a ball with Arizo

yesterday, 19:19 in Sport

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

CLOSE Readers can send news tips to 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

yesterday, 19:16 in Regional

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

yesterday, 18:30 in Regional

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