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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

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

Mesa man gets 21 years in federal prison for fatal DUI crash near Scottsdale

A Mesa man has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in federal prison in connection with a fatal crash last December. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Hale Nahsonhoya was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to 250 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Nahsonhoya ente

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-21 01:55:58

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

Phoenix PD: 1 dead, another man injured following double shooting

At around 3:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting near 15th Avenue and Osborn Road. According to Phoenix police, their officers located a man suffering from gunshot injuries. The male victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. Authorities then followed

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-23 16:07:00

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

Navajo Nation police officer arrested following fatal accident

A Navajo Nation Police Officer has been taken into custody by the Glendale Police Department following a fatal overnight accident. Kevin Hevel was booked on charges of manslaughter, felony endangerment, driving under the influence and failure to stay at the scene of an accident causing death, accord

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-23 02:53:00

Trump pardon pains those who feel like Joe Arpaio's victims

PHOENIX - Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is taking a victory lap now that President Donald Trump has pardoned his recent conviction, giving political speeches, raising money and boasting he's been vindicated following a politically motivated prosecution. To people like Joe Atencio, the pardon for

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-23 16:00:57

Tempe man arrested on suspicion of sharing child porn

A Tempe man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sharing child pornography over the internet. One week before the arrest of 47-year-old James Giannino, a detective with the Tempe Police Department began an investigation as part of the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Tempe poli

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 02:12:48

Sources: Uniformed Phoenix officer witnesses robbery attempt, fails to report or document crime

Detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store where a uniformed Phoenix Police officer witnessed the crime but failed to call it in or report it, according to multiple sources. PHOENIX - Detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store w

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-23 02:40:09

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

12 Things You Need to Know About the Phoenix Food Scene

On Sunday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., some of Phoenix's most influential chefs, along with many other stars of the local culinary scene, will come together to present a rather unusual dinner to benefit Feeding The Future. The program is an initiative of Slow Food in Schools, part of Slow Food Pho

PHOENIX NEW TIMES - 2017-09-23 14:00:00

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

Diamondbacks' starters endure rough turn through rotation

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AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 23:37:37

Arizona Coyotes want to retire Shane Doan's number

Embed x Share CLOSE WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue debuts new mask | 0:58 Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue explains the design behind his new mask. 1 of 27 Skip in Skip x Embed x Share CLOSE WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCEN

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 23:34:20

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians agrees with NFL commissioner about President Trump's comments

A day after President Trump called for NFL players who protest the national anthem to be "fired," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement calling Trump's comments "divisive." "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. The

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-23 23:09:31

World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment

Most of us are already plenty awkward, but if you're hoping to welcome even more awkwardness into the mix, look no further than the World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment. In an effort "to rebuild our sense of shared humanity," the event's organizers - The Liberators International - have put toge

PHOENIX NEW TIMES - 2017-09-23 17:00:00

It's true: Arizona has the most female legislators

WHO SAID IT: Arizona House Democrats and Republicans. THE COMMENT: "(Geraldine Peten's) addition to the Legislature increases female representation at the Capitol to 40 percent, a historical high point for the state according to the National Conference of State Legislatures." THE FORUM: Joint news r

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-23 16:00:09