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Gilbert selects Mesa assistant superintendent for top schools job

Shane McCord, assistant superintendent of Mesa Public Schools and a former employee of Gilbert Public Schools, has been offered the superintendent position at GPS. McCord, who had worked at GPS for 19 years - as a fourth-grade teacher, sixth-grade teacher, assistant principal of Gilbert High School,

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Veteran shot by Mesa PD sought treatment from Phoenix VA, wife says

For Scott Farnsworth, serving a tour in Iraq as an Army infantry soldier was a point of pride. But it was also the source of the 28-year-old's struggle with mental health, his wife, Stephanie Hamilton, told The Arizona Republic on Sunday. That struggle led to a deadly encounter with police Friday ni

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-25 00:00:18

Mesa PD: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting

A male suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Mesa, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. near Crismon Road and Southern Avenue, according to the Mesa Police Department. Initial reports are that no officers have been hurt. The shooting is under investigation.

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-23 08:29:00

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

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

P.O.D. to headline Mesa Music Festival

Mesa Music Festival announced that metal quartet P.O.D. will be headlining the festival with a free concert Saturday, Nov. 11. American Idol judge Randy Jackson will also be joining the show. Jackson will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Nov. 10. This event is also free and open to the public. This

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-23 23:17:00

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

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

Small plane crash kills 2 men in Yavapai County

Two people were killed in a small plane crash in Yavapai County Saturday. At about 11 a.m., the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office got a call about a missing aircraft based out of the Prescott airport. It had been at least 24 hours since the last contact with the pilot. Assisted by the Department of Pu

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-24 07:39:00

Two teens killed in plane crash near Prescott

PRESCOTT - (AP/KSAZ) Authorities say two young men have died in the crash of a small plane in rugged terrain north of Prescott. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said the single-engine Cessna was found during an air search Saturday afternoon. Rescue crews on the ground were directed to the crash

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2017-09-24 12:29:00

Two men killed in plane crash north of Prescott

Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com Two men were killed in a plane crash Friday morning after taking off from the Prescott airport, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Off

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-24 05:25:05

Free Things to Do This Week: Star Trek Trivia, Bikini Boogaloo, "Tension and Territory"

Who said being cultured means spending a lotta money? This week, you can check out a not-so-scary Frankenstein-themed art show, see spots at Mesa Community College, and show off your dance moves at Bikini Lounge. Best part? It's all free. For more things to do, visit Phoenix New Times' curated calen

PHOENIX NEW TIMES - 2017-09-25 14:00:00

$9.1M project to improve water access to several Navajo communities

Native American tribes fight for clean water John Doyle works in his office and shows a sheet of incubated well water samples tested using a grant from the EPA. Bright yellow indicates the harmful bacteria E. coli. More than half of wells tested in Apsaalooke territory have exceedances in such co

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-24 22:14:31

Police: Suspect sought who intentionally rammed vehicle

TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Police are looking for a man who they say intentionally rammed another vehicle at Tempe Marketplace. Tempe police say officers observed the suspect ramming another vehicle in the Tempe Marketplace parking lot early Monday morning. After the collision, police say the suspect fl

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2017-09-25 12:44:00

ASU police: 3 students robbed at gunpoint on Sunday morning

Three Arizona State University students were robbed at gunpoint near the Tempe campus early Sunday morning, according to ASU police. The first call came from the area of First Street and Farmer Avenue just before 1:30 a.m., police said. The second came about an hour and a half later in the area of U

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-25 04:08:47

Tempe hoping to provide jobs for the homeless with Tempe Works concept

Tempe City Councilor Randy Keating is hoping a new program will put homeless people to work, helping them get off the streets and back on their feet. If the program passes, the city of Tempe could start hiring workers from the homeless population by the end of the year. TEMPE, AZ - Sleeping in city

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-25 14:42:04

Tempe fires back at former Police Chief Tom Ryff over lawsuit

Former Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff filed a civil suit against the city of Tempe claiming the city breached a non-disparagement clause in his retirement agreement. Wochit Tempe fired back in court at former Police Chief Tom Ryff, who filed a civil suit earlier this year claiming city leaders spoke b

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-25 13:00:08

Police: Driver purposely collided with another at Tempe Marketplace, fled scene

TEMPE, AZ - Police say a driver fled the scene after a vehicular assault early Monday morning at Tempe Marketplace. The incident occurred at the shopping center near Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive. Police say it appears that one vehicle purposely collided with another. The victim was take

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-25 12:15:32