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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are getting ready to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Scottsdale is installing digital speed limit signs that will be able to change limits as needed.
The town of Gilbert recently completed an upgrade to a trail crossing on Recker Road.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Mesa say a bicyclist has died after he and another rider were struck by a vehicle that ran a red light.
Joseph Yahner is leading the Phoenix Police Department once again.
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal court Thursday awarded more than $25,000 to a Mexican woman who claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona two years ago was an illegal arrest.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Congress and the courts
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
The Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will present the annual winter solstice celebration Dec. 21.
NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.
PHOENIX – In a move to ensure the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study continues to move forward, the state Transportation Board approved the next step in the process and the funding to make it happen.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has been asked to reopen the case's fact-gathering phase to explore misconduct allegations against some of the sheriff's officers.
For cinema buffs, a cruise on The African Queen is a dive into reel world of Key Largo
Each year as part of its nationally recognized and highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department asks outdoor recreationists and aircraft pilots to help protect important eagle breeding areas by honoring the closure of 23 areas across the state.
Downtown Mesa restaurants, or the lack thereof, are becoming a focal point as a couple of initiatives are moving to attract new eateries to the area. Getting more choices for food along the new light rail corridor is a popular goal among those concerned about the economic good of the sector.
Valley Metro and Tempe officials reassured residents concerned about the costs and consequences of the city’s planned streetcar system at an occasionally contentious question-and-answer meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Tempe Transportation Center, saying the project would be an economic boon and sometimes defending it to a few sharply skeptical questioners.
A judge presiding over a racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss pursuing criminal contempt-of-court proceedings against the sheriff over what the judge says is the police agency's disregard for his orders.
PHOENIX (AP) — A court is scheduled Wednesday to hear arguments in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that concluded his officers have systematically racially profiled Latinos in vehicle stops.
Two people walked away from a plane crash Tuesday when their vintage plane went down near the runway at Falcon Field.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona highway that was clouded in smoke from a wildfire has reopened.
A five-mile stretch of US 180 north of Flagstaff was closed to traffic Sunday due to smoke and firefighting activity. It reopened Monday afternoon after smoke diminished and firefighting efforts moved away from the highway.
The highway is the primary route between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.
The fire has burned more than 500 acres and was 50 percent contained Monday. Coconino National Forest officials say the majority of heavy fuels have been consumed. It's expected to be fully contained Tuesday.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but forest officials say it was human-caused.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Transportation officials say a brush fire has caused a closure on a highway that is the primary route between the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said Sunday a 5-mile stretch of U.S. 180 was closed to traffic in both directions due to a fire north of Flagstaff.
The agency advised motorists traveling south from the Grand Canyon to take State Route 64 to Interstate 40 in the Williams area. From there, drivers going to Flagstaff or Interstate 17 should head east.
How long the closure will remain is uncertain.
KTVK-TV reports the U.S. Forest Service says no structures are being threatened by the wildfire that has burned 75 acres near Kendrick Mountain.
The agency says the cause is still under investigation.
Very soon, an 18-acre expanse around Mesa’s City Plaza building will be transformed into an “urban plaza,” a “town square with a twist.” Mesa’s new “City Center” is expected to tie the area together, drawing traffic into the areas around the Mesa Arts Center and surrounding attractions.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is urging Mexican residents visiting the U.S. this holiday season to get an early start on applying for entry permits.
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men killed after a two-vehicle collision at a Gilbert intersection.
Gilbert police say the victims are 22-year-old Dakota Fernandez and 34-year-old Justin Tharp.
The collision occurred about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of McQueen and Elliot roads.
Police say it appears one of the drivers ran a red light and slammed into the other vehicle.
Police say Fernandez and Tharp were the sole occupants of their vehicles.
The crash also knocked over a traffic-light pole and police investigators closed the intersection for several hours.