AzMERIT: Modest gains but most still fail

The statewide scores released by the Arizona Board of Education show slight slight improvements over the inaugural year.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 10:26 pm

Tucson TV reporters charged with child abuse

ORO VALLEY — An Oro Valley couple known around Tucson as on-air personalities are facing drug charges after tests revealed there was cocaine in their baby’s system.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 9:49 pm

Whole Foods may become 1st grocery store in downtown Tempe in 15 years

Tempe leaders approved plans for a 9-story building with Whole Foods in downtown, which is considered a food desert.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 5:53 pm

Puppy seen hanging by hind legs; man arrested

A San Tan Valley man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after his 6-month-old puppy was seen hanging by its hind legs, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 5:49 pm

School celebrates former student killed in crash

The parking lot of Horizon High School and streets in the surrounding neighborhood were packed Monday with vehicles of acquaintances, friends and family who joined together to celebrate the life of Joe Smith.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 5:01 pm

Phoenix shootings keep Maryvale residents inside

Children used to play outside along these streets, but not since police linked four random shooting scenes         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 4:54 pm

Rain possible this week as monsoon takes shape

The air around Phoenix is becoming increasingly humid, leading to a higher possibility of thunderstorms and heavy rain as the Valley heads further into the monsoon.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 4:49 pm

Which kinds of fireworks are illegal in Arizona?

Since a new law emerged in 2014, changing the rules on fireworks usage, there may have been some confusion about what fireworks are allowed and which ones aren't.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 3:48 pm

Arizona fireworks laws: What's legal?

Arizona's fireworks laws were changed in 2014, so here's a little refresher:         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 3:40 pm

Man dead in standoff with Buckeye officers

Police said a man died in an officer involved shooting after he fired upon them during a Saturday shootout in Buckeye.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 1:49 pm

Police investigating motel shooting as homicide

Mesa police were investigating as a homicide the death of 34-year-old man who was found shot in a Mesa motel Sunday morning, authorities said.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 1:46 pm

Quiz: Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

You must score a 60% or higher to pass. Good luck!         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 1:22 pm

Commercial vehicle crash snarls I-40 West

One westbound lane was reopened at midmorning on Interstate 40 after a semitruck wreck near State Route 95 junction closed the roadway completely early Monday, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 12:29 pm

Arizona adults drown twice the rate of children

It takes a split second for the fun of splashing in a pool or lake to turn into danger, for children and adults.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 12:16 pm

Scottsdale OKs $175M waterfont hotel, condos

The Scottsdale City Council approved plans for a $175 million hotel and condo complex in the downtown waterfront area.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 12:01 pm

Arizona Peaks Fire grows in Four Peaks area

Through the weekend, the fire burned through brush, grass and undergrowth in the Four Peaks wilderness area. It is zero percent contained, Kenton said in a statement.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 10:33 am

Woman dies in north Phoenix T-bone crash

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash early Monday at 19th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road, and the intersection was expected to be closed for several hours.         

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 9:25 am

3 rescued from roller coaster at Castles N' Coasters

Three people were rescued from the Desert Storm roller coaster Sunday after a car got stuck on the coaster track in mid-ride.         

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 9:59 pm

Crews rescue hiker from South Mountain trail

A 56-year-old man could not finish the 9.2-mile Desert Classic Trail hike Sunday and had to be wheeled off by rescue crews         

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 6:54 pm

Phoenix PD investigating body found on roof

Phoenix police are investigating a body found on a roof of a house Saturday evening, according to authorities.         

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 4:12 pm

LGBT community celebrates Pride in the Pines

20 years of LGBT Pride in Flagstaff, one year of marriage equality. One night of hate wasn’t going to take that away.         

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 4:04 pm

Phoenix police investigate possible murder-suicide

A woman found her daughter and son-in-law shot dead inside their home Friday, Phoenix police said Sunday.          

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 3:47 pm

1 family displaced in Phoenix house fire

A Phoenix girl was able get out of a burning home Sunday after being trapped inside the bathroom, officials said.          

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 1:32 pm

Peoria searching for homicide suspect

Peoria police is requesting the public's assistance in locating a suspect involved in a homicide case of a 17-year-old teen near Lake Pleasant on Friday.         

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 11:35 am

A Granite Mountain Hotshot widow's story

For a long time, Amanda Marsh would not speak openly about her husband. Three years later, she tells her story.         

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 6:02 am