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Adoptable pets from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and Arizona Humane Society (9/15)

Want to save the life of a shelter pet and bring a new best friend into your home? There are hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a new home. Here are some of the pets waiting for a forever family at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and Arizona Humane Society.

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:00:15

JROTC instructor at Casa Grande school accused of luring teen girl

A 53-year old man is facing charges after allegedly exchanging inappropriate text messages with a 15-year-old girl who was a student at the Casa Grande high school at which he worked. The Casa Grande Police Department said officers arrested Anthony Martinez Sunday after he turned himself in; he was

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-19 23:48:00

Arizona company building Trump border-wall prototype has checkered environmental record

Embed x Share CLOSE TRUMP BORDER WALL Feds announce winning contracts for Trump's border wall | 2:38 On Aug. 31, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced winning construction contracts for President Trump's proposed wall between the United States and Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protect

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-17 12:00:06

Six students claim sexual assaults in Hamilton High School hazing case

CHANDLER, AZ - Chandler police officials are confirming that they're now working with six alleged victims in connection with the Hamilton High School sexual assault scandal. In August, police were investigating four claims of assault. By September, officials told ABC15 that two more victims had come

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-19 00:31:07

Additional charges recommended against ex-football coach, principal of Hamilton High

The Chandler Police Department wants an additional charge against two top administrators at Hamilton High School in connection with the hazing scandal. The department confirmed on Tuesday it has recommended to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office that it should charge former head football coach Ste

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-20 03:52:00

Mariposa, St. John Bosco come to the rescue

For most of us, being a proud grandparent comes naturally. Whether it's athletic prowess or academic success, lots of grandparents in Tempe and West Chandler enjoy regaling others regarding their amazing grandkids. So when Wrangler News caught wind of two proud grandmothers, each with a tale of gran

WRANGLERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 21:24:41

7 teen suicides heighten concerns

Suicide is a word that hits hard-particularly when it involves cases that increasingly are stealing our community's young people. It seems to be an unthinkable solution for anyone to consider, especially at an age usually considered to be idyllic. Many adults remember being a teen as a fun, carefree

WRANGLERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 20:47:50

Grocery store employees keep man from losing money to scam artists

It's a race to stay ahead of aggressive scam artists who continue to change up the way they victimize thousands of people every year. Two Fry's employees had their training put to the test and passed with flying colors. Now they're getting a very public shout out from the utility company SRP. Lori

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-19 02:21:54

Education group fights for higher pay for EV teachers

The Arizona Education Progress Meter, a joint project from Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona, is challenging the state to raise elementary teacher pay to the national median within five years. In order to meet the goal - which would see the median salary for elementary te

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 12:05:00

Ahwatukee Nutcracker producer delivers good news to cast members

Dance studio owner Kimberly Lewis treats her ballerinas like royalty. And that starts right after she has made her selections of aspirants for her "Ahwatukee Nutcracker," which will be staged for the 18th consecutive year this December. Recently, Lewis traveled through Ahwatukee and Chandler to comp

AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS NEWS - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Dangerous creatures find a cozy home in EV

Reader's Digest says there are 10 dangerous bugs to avoid, but that's a little hard to do in the East Valley - they're all native to Arizona. In fact, some of the most dangerous spiders and insects in the U.S. are found in the Southwest. And even if their bites or stings might not be fatal to those

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-17 22:00:00

PD: Woman assaulted in Mesa after trying to leave drunk boyfriend's car

MESA, AZ - A woman was severely beaten after she left her boyfriend's car following a collision in Mesa. Mesa police report that on September 10 they were called to a parking lot near Gilbert Road and Southern Avenue after a vehicle hit a tree and was left unattended. As police were waiting for a t

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-18 20:12:23

Chandler police officer resigns after charged with extreme DUI

A son of late Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever resigned as an officer from the Chandler Police Department after he was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk with a blood-alcohol level of .31, according to disciplinary records released Tuesday. Larry Dever died in 2012 when his pickup truck crashe

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-20 00:23:58

Shooting in Chandler injures two people

CHANDLER, AZ - Police in Chandler are investigating a double shooting near the 400 block of Colorado Street. According to police, around 2:30 p.m. shots were fired. Police say they found two people injured, who had been struck by bullets, near Erie and Colorado streets. Both were taken to hospital

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-19 23:07:28

One suspect in custody in double shooting in Chandler neighborhood

Chandler police have made an arrest in a double shooting that put two people in the hospital. The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home near Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, and several subjects were seen taking off from the scene. Upon arriv

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-20 01:19:00

2 people shot near downtown Chandler, police say

Two people were shot Tuesday in a neighborhood near downtown Chandler, police said. Officers are at two locations involved in the shootings, which occurred about 2:30 p.m., in an area northeast of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard, Chandler police said. Police responded to a call of shots fired

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-19 23:12:29

Chandler MMA fighter enjoys grueling sport

Dan "The Man" Charles loves being in a cage - at least the kind he fights in. The Chandler man has been a full-time mixed martial arts fighter for about seven years. "I'm just an Irish boy. I grew up boxing and wrestling as a kid, playing sports," Charles said. "My dad had me in that at an early age

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Tempe man attempted to extort firm by directing homepage to porn site

A Tempe man was sentenced to four years probation on Monday for attempting to extort money from a company by tampering with its website, including redirecting its homepage to a pornographic site, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Tavis Tso, 40, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud in connection wi

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-20 00:00:19

ASU student invites thousands to 'scream like Goku' at Taco Bell near Tempe campus

It started out as a joke. Viking Wadsworth wanted to invite Arizona State University students to meet up and scream like the character Goku from the Japanese anime TV show "Dragon Ball Z." Where would be the funniest place to do so? It seemed obvious. The Taco Bell near ASU's Tempe campus, of cours

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-19 21:16:07

Tempe once billed as Valley's oldest city is 'fake news'

Fake news. It seems to be the subject de jour. The question is, is fake news a recent phenomenon or is false and/or misleading information deeply-rooted in history? Regrettably, it would seem, it is the latter. And, sad to say, Tempe was caught up in the middle of it.Tempe's turn with fake news As a

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-19 18:47:31