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Mesa Police: Officer-involved shooting near Southern/Crismon

MESA, AZ - Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Mesa. Mesa police received reports around 10 p.m. Friday about a shooting near Southern Avenue and Crismon Road outside of a QuikTrip convenience store. Initial reports indicate that no officers were injured but an investigatio

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-23 05:26:02

Parents, alumni protest Great Hearts Academies' transgender policy

Students, parents and alumni of Great Hearts Academies stood outside a fundraiser gala Saturday night to protest a policy they say discriminates against transgender students. About two dozen people lined the street holding signs that read, "Teachers 4 Transgender Rights" and "Publicly funded Schools

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-24 05:19:35

Mesa crowdsourcing ideas through online resident forum

Got an idea to spark change in Mesa, but short on time to attend City Council meetings or track down staff? You may want to visit Imagine Mesa - a digital forum the city is piloting to make it easier to get involved. The site launched in June as a trial to see how residents respond and what kind of

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 13:30:00

Free River of Time admission Saturday

Activities are resuming Saturday, Sept. 23, at The River of Time Museum. Admission will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Smithsonian Magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live. Participating museums nationally emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington DC-based facilities - which

FOUNTAIN HILLS TIMES - 2017-09-22 20:45:00

Crew steals blank car titles from Mesa motor vehicle business

MESA, AZ - A three-man crew was reportedly paid $10,000 to steal blank vehicle titles from a Mesa motor vehicle business. Mesa Police report that on August 25, Michael Earl Stewart, 30, was detained outside a motor vehicle business near Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue. Police say Stewart served as

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:53:03

Pair suspected in Mesa murder extradited to Arizona

Two Texas residents believed to be involved in a murder on May 19 in Mesa were extradited from El Paso and booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail on Thursday, Mesa police said. Clark Wylie, 22, and Tiffany Van Nest, 18, face charges of first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to comm

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 03:02:20

New exhibit to bring 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs to Odysea in the Desert

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Dinosaurs are coming to Scottsdale's Odysea in the Desert. Pangaea: Land of the Dinosaurs will have more than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, pterodactyl, velociraptor, and stegosaurus, when it opens in November, according to a news release. It wi

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-22 19:11:00

Recruiting notes: Horizon SS/C Kody Huff commits to Notre Dame

Kody Huff still has two more high school baseball seasons left, but he decided on Friday to commit to his dream school. The junior shortstop/catcher posted on Twitter that he will be attending the University of Notre Dame. Huff is one of the state's top juniors, who also strongly considered followin

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 00:07:20

Where is the beef this time?

My recent letter to the editor regarding indications that our existing zoning protections are under assault drew a response from Carefree's Mayor. His response was, by necessity, a brief outline of a complex situation. I imagine it was intended to explain some things being considered to save Carefre

SONORAN NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:41

My Dental Assisting Institute now offering same day dentures in Mesa

Let's face it, nobody wants to go without teeth, and especially not for an extended period of time. My Dental Assisting Institute has solved this dilemma by offering a same day denture service where patients can come in the morning, get impressions taken, and leave that afternoon with their new teet

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-22 14:59:40

Does Scottsdale hairstylist make the cut on 'American Beauty Star'?

Scottsdale hairstylist Jenny Strebe is vying to make the cut as one of 12 beauty professionals competing in the first season of "American Beauty Star." The show premieres on Lifetime on Sept. 21. The show, hosted by Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima, tears a page from "Project Runway's" lookbook and

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-21 21:28:10

Circling back to roundabouts in Scottsdale

George Williams admits he was pretty lukewarm about roundabouts when he started working for the city of Scottsdale. "I thought of them as a small tool in the toolbox," said Williams, Scottsdale's principal traffic engineer. "They had their place here and there." But after encountering impressive nat

SONORAN NEWS - 2017-09-22 00:28:51

First of season's most anticipated restaurants opens in downtown Scottsdale

Chef Lounge is finding new ways to be relevant and exciting in a changing dining scene. When chef Josh Hebert closed Posh Restaurant in June, the Valley's food-obsessed lamented the loss of another touchstone of local fine dining. But in Posh's place, Hebert pledged to launch Chef Lounge, a communit

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-21 14:04:07

Scottsdale apartment building evacuated after fire breaks out

A basement fire forced residents of a Scottsdale apartment complex to evacuate Thursday afternoon, the Scottsdale Fire Department said. Phoenix and Tempe fire crews were called to join in the efforts to extinguish the fire and clear the building of smoke, said Division Chief John Whitney IV, a Scot

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-21 22:49:41

Congressman: McCain 'staring death in face' before healthcare vote

Embed x Share CLOSE THE GAGGLE: TALKING POLITICS EVERY WEEK WITH THE AZCENTRAL.COM TEAM The Gaggle: Trump rally costs, gay couple's rights | 4:25 The Republic's political team discusses the cost of President Trump's rally to the city of Phoenix, the Arizona Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex couple'

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-22 02:18:15

All ages perform vibrant mariachi music, folklorico dance at festival

Mexican culture will come to life in a colorful display of dynamic dance and music at a festival that merges budding child performers with professional adult artists. Musicians will strum guitars, blow trumpets and bow violins in passionate melodies while dancers will perform intricate footwork in c

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Mesa's 'Sassy Gay Republican' Hates Liberals but Now Needs Health Care

He can't stand "liberals." He thinks universal health care is extremely suspect. And he loves President Trump, in case that wasn't obvious. Just another anonymous Twitter personality with 30,000 followers riding the #MAGA train, right? But then things got complicated. The 21-year-old, whose first na

PHOENIX NEW TIMES - 2017-09-22 18:53:00

Mesa Republican mocked by social media says there's no hypocrisy in asking for help

About a year ago, at 20 years old, Alex Newman of Mesa decided to change his political affiliation. He felt empowered, even leaning into the persona with a new moniker: Sassy Gay Republican. In February, he created the Twitter account @SassyGayRepub and began sharing posts and videos about his con

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-22 21:31:09

Musty tasting water happens seasonally in Tempe and Mesa

If you've noticed a musty taste or smell to your water, you're not alone. Residents of both Mesa and Tempe have reported the change in their water. According to Shannon Reed, the PIO for the City of Tempe, the issue is actually common and it happens seasonally. Reed said the water is safe to drink a

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-22 19:42:00

Mesa looks at area around Fiesta Mall as employment hub

The city of Mesa will make a concerted effort to transform the area surrounding Fiesta Mall from an aging retail district to an employment hub. In a unanimous vote, the City Council officially adopted the Southwest Redevelopment Area Plan at its Sept. 11 meeting. The adoption will allow the city to

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 12:05:00