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Semi fire with load of batteries closes southern Arizona highway

BENSON -- A highway near a popular state park had to be closed Thursday after a trailer load of batteries being hauled by a semi truck caught fire, creating a safety hazard, authorities said.


17 Maricopa County Sheriff’s posse members return in Sun City West

PHOENIX – Following a suspension of the entire Maricopa County Sheriff’s posse that began in January, 17 members of the Sun City West volunteer unit have returned to service.


Here's why springtime in Arizona is awesome, according to the internet

Goodbye, parkas and hello, cargo shorts! Spring is back in Arizona. Yes, I enjoy a pair of cargo shorts as much as the next guy, and the upcoming season is a great excuse to bust them out.


Financial Literacy Bill Passes Arizona House Of Representatives

The Arizona House approved a bill Thursday requiring high school students to complete at least one-half course credit in economics to study personal finance. Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa, said teaching life skills is an important part of preparing students for life after high school.


The Latest: DPS: Peoria freeway incident involved homicide

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a homicide and freeway closure (all times local):. The Arizona Department of Safety says a crash and related police investigation that closed part of a freeway in a Phoenix suburb during the Friday morning commute involved a homicide.


Surprise Police Department warns public of telephone scam

PHOENIX — Surprise Police Department is warning the public of a telephone scam in the area. The announcement was made Wednesday via Facebook stating that there have already been multiple victims within the last few days.


Arizona hotel, resort renovations ramp up

Above: The newly completed $50 million Spa at the CIVANA wellness resort is one of the largest in the Southwest. (Photo by Lisa Diederich Photography) Real Estate. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “Keeping up with the Joneses.”


Sentencing set for Arizona man convicted of killing 3 people

PHOENIX (AP) - Sentencing is scheduled for Friday for a man convicted of murder in the deaths seven years ago of a cigar salesman in Phoenix and a couple from an upscale suburb in two burglaries.


ICE Phoenix field director talks about spike in migrant families in Arizona

A surge in the number of immigrants released into the Phoenix area has put a significant strain on churches, which are scrambling to provide food, shelter, and aid to migrants on their way to reunite with family members throughout the country.


Watch out for a cellphone scam targeting the Surprise area

SURPRISE (3TV/CBS 5) – A telephone scam has affected multiple victims over the past two days, according to Surprise police. Victims report receiving a phone call from an unknown suspect who identifies themselves as a member of the Surprise Police Department.


Man Allegedly Had Sex With Pet Cat Several Times, Arrested For Bestiality

An Arizona man, accused of having sex with his pet cat and injuring it, was arrested Wednesday. Maricopa County police said they received a call Wednesday afternoon reporting that a man had taken his cat into an apartment unit's bathroom and that the animal was screaming in pain. The caller also sai


Veteran OF Pence set to start season with hometown Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is set to start the season with his hometown Texas Rangers. Manager Chris Woodward told Pence on Thursday he will be on the 25-man roster as the team’s fourth outfielder when the Rangers open the regular season at home next Thursday against the Chica


SCW residents learn about space utilization plans

A few hundred residents attended a Recreation Centers of Sun City West forum March 20 at Palm Ridge Recreation Center Summit Hall, 13800 Deer Valley Drive, to discuss the proposed Space Utilization Plan that would impact the budget for the next fiscal year.


Former nurse accused of raping, impregnating patient to fight court-ordered HIV, STD testing

PHOENIX – The former Arizona health care facility nurse accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated woman plans to fight court-ordered testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.


Phoenix police transport body of fallen officer

Fallen Phoenix police Officer Paul Rutherford was transported to the Maricopa County Medical examiner on Thursday.


Tillery: Part-timers bring much to Sun City community

In response to Rich Andrews letter (“Part-timers make it tough on others,” Sun City Independent, Feb. 27, 2019), I strongly disagree on several points. I am a full-time resident of Sun City and a board member of my homeowners association. Our “part-time residents” bring much to our little corner of


Peoria’s own hits national stage on American Idol

Seventeen-year-old Callie Young was born and raised in Peoria, but she has been spending some time in Hollywood lately in front of some pretty big names. Ms. Young is a contestant on American Idol this season and has unanimously been given the go-ahead by the show’s panel of famous gate-keepers — Ka


Rangers' starting staff lined up for Opening Week

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have set the order of their starting rotation and have moved Edinson Volquez up into the No. 2 spot between Opening Day starter Mike Minor and No. 3 starter Lance Lynn.


Kate Gallego sworn in as Phoenix’s 61st mayor, renews campaign vows

PHOENIX – Hundreds gathered Thursday to celebrate the inauguration of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. The ceremony for the city’s first elected and female mayor in decades began with the blaring and bold sounds of an all-female mariachi band at the Orpheum Theater.


New manager Chris Woodward brings aggressive approach to Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz.—There was no way of knowing Chris Woodward had the makings of a big league manager when he was a scrawny teenager scooping up grounders and spraying line drives around the field at Hollenbeck Park in Covina.