TUCSON — She died less than an hour after being rushed to a Tucson hospital.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series examining the lives of five Pinal County residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those participating in the project have agreed to share their lives with PinalCentral readers, and we will revisit them periodically during this health emergency.
FLORENCE (AP) — An inmate has died in a state prison in Florence.
CASA GRANDE — Although the Veterans of Foreign Wars is temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a group of volunteers has begun using the club’s kitchen as a base from which to feed the community.
ELOY — Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a learning experience for everyone as the Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District and the Eloy Elementary School District have spent the week trying to come up with an education plan for students.
ELOY — The Santa Cruz Valley football program has a long list of talented athletes who played under the Friday night lights.
We all have our own ways of dealing with the absence of sports in our lives.
CASA GRANDE — Casa Grande Union might as well feel like the 1994 Montreal Expos right now.
ELOY — Wayne Mechenes and Patty Sullivan are proof that being associated with rivals can’t stand in the way of true friendship. A portrait Mechenes drew of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks linked them in ways they never thought possible, even after death.
Landing DeAndre Hopkins in a trade with the Houston Texans on March 16 was a monster acquisition for the Arizona Cardinals. Now that they have a star No. 1 receiver in the fold, they can focus on other needs in next month’s draft.
SIGNAL PEAK — Despite the season being canceled, work continues on Central Arizona College’s new baseball ballpark with an expected completion date of April 1.
CASA GRANDE — With her new book, “Beautiful Is...,” area author Lisa Perez hopes to share some of the inspirational words she learned from her mother while giving people hope in troubled times.
MARICOPA — Philip Rakoci, known by most in the community as Wildman Phil, has spent the better part of the last 25 years with animals. Big and small, soft and scaley — he likes them all, and has made it his mission to instill that same love of animals in the next generation.
PHOENIX (AP) — The woman who led Arizona’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has resigned effective immediately.
TUCSON — She died less than an hour after being rushed to a Tucson hospital.
PHOENIX — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona continues to grow daily with 773 the reported number infected statewide as of Saturday morning.
FREDONIA (AP) — Forest officials in northern Arizona have plans to use prescribed fire to help with restoration efforts in an area north of Grand Canyon National Park.
GLENDALE — Arizona is ramping up its unemployment insurance operations as it sees an unprecedented flood of new claims as the coronavirus staggers industries that are key to the state's economy.
PHOENIX -- Touting the importance of transparency, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Friday that state government and its universities should disclose where employees and students who came down with COVID-19 were working and living.
An NFL draft handled remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as any pro football happening short of the Super Bowl.
PHOENIX — Could the high rate of COVID-19 infections in New Orleans be a harbinger for the Phoenix metropolitan area? That’s what some are wondering after a recent spike in Louisiana is being …
PHOENIX – For new Arizona Cardinals linebacker Devon Kennard, a homecoming to the Valley wasn’t expected, but it was definitely more than welcome.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football.
NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell told NFL teams on Thursday that the draft will go on as originally scheduled for next month.
TEMPE (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and also said on Thursday that running back Kenyan Drake has officially signed his o…
SANTA FE, N.M. — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.
ALBANY, N.Y. — A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care programs closed for the coronavirus outbreak. She could take a leave of absence from the hospital, or leave her 6-year-old with her mother, who has a condition that could make …
CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Sue-Ann Siegel wasn’t used to working in the sunlight. She usually answered the phone from a dim corner office in the Maryland suburbs, illuminated by small desk lamps and a blinking dashboard that showed how many callers were left in the queue.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — In 1972 Juan Vargas was hired to work with a researcher named Fred, who had been contracted to create a historic site survey and plan for the entire South Texas region.
Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A civilian chef was among those who tested positive for the coronavirus.
With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of infection.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a stripped-down emergency state budget Saturday that contains $50 million in spending to help tenants, homeowners and small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis.
NORFOLK, Va. — President Donald Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put.
FLAGSTAFF — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal lands, provide economic relief for tribal members, and help with food deliveries to low-income families and t…
The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival.
TUCSON -- In times of mortal strife, humans crave information more than ever, and it’s journalists’ responsibility to deliver it.
CASA GRANDE — At the St. Vincent de Paul food bank on Second Street, the line begins to form long before the facility’s 9 a.m. opening.
WATERLOO, Iowa — On Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Amy Wiles sat in a pew at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Bible open in her lap while a videographer recorded her sermon in an empty church.
CASA GRANDE — Everyone knows how it feels to be afraid. Even those who call upon the Lord have had a time of fearing the unknown. Fear is a spiritual battle, not one of the flesh. Fear is not a tangible substance to touch, although it is manifested through our behavior.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Week ceremonies in the confines of Vatican City, including a Good Friday Way of the Cross service on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica instead of at Rome’s Colosseum as customary.
CASA GRANDE — Members of Passion Church have been braving the crowds at the local grocery stores for those most at risk for health concerns during the coronavirus outbreak.