MARICOPA — A 19-year-old Maricopa man died following an early morning crash Saturday on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway near Farrell Road, according to the Maricopa Police Department.
MARICOPA — With temperatures well over 100 degrees, emergency responders broke the window of a vehicle parked outside the Maricopa Walmart Monday afternoon to rescue two small children who were accidentally locked in.
PICACHO PEAK — A hit-and-run driver caused a five-vehicle pileup Sunday on eastbound Interstate 10 in southern Pinal County shortly before noon.
SUPERIOR — More than 900 personnel are fighting a massive wildfire in rugged terrain in Pinal and Gila counties, but so far no structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported.
LAS VEGAS – Jesus Ramos stepped into the bright lights of Las Vegas and the TV cameras for the first time, and he handled it like a pro.
CASA GRANDE – The last pitch Lucas Knowles threw in a baseball game was for strike three and the final out in a national championship game.
CASA GRANDE — At 18, most people are just graduating high school, a senior prom still visible in the rearview mirror. Those things are true for Jesus Ramos, but unlike other 18-year-olds working a typical summer job, he’s headed to Las Vegas this weekend to fight in a pro boxing match.
PHOENIX — Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to leave the rules on sex education the way they are now.
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Sierra Vista say a teenager is dead after falling from the roof of a moving SUV.
PHOENIX — An 81-year-old man who has spent decades behind bars for stealing from banks is mentally fit to stand trial in a credit union robbery in Arizona, despite his claim that he has had symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a judge ruled.
WASHINGTON — Arizona continues to be relatively young compared to the rest of the U.S., but it saw one of the nation’s biggest jumps in average age from 2010 to 2018, according to new data from the Census Bureau.
FLAGSTAFF (AP) — Northern Arizona is experiencing a decline in Boy Scouts of America troops prior to an anticipated split between the organization and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officials said.
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Immersed in music from his earliest memories, Lowell Lynn Hohstadt has followed that love to the highest levels while his pursuit led him to a comprehensive approach embracing most genres.
LOS ANGELES — A judge continued the extraordinary $50 million bail Friday for the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo but said prosecutors must offer more evidence of their child sex and human trafficking allegations at the next court hearing.
OAKLAND, California (AP) — On any springtime Saturday, a steady stream of Catholic quinceañeras can be seen promenading along the blooming rose bushes and gushing fountains of Oakland's Mormon temple.
Ahead of the first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border.
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PHOENIX — David Peralta hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for an 8-5 win over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
OMAHA, Neb. — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away.
NEW YORK — Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched the Yankees’ home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals.
GLENDALE — As the NHL draft unfolded, John Chayka was determined to select Swedish defenseman Victor Soderstrom.
CHICAGO — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the “Empire” actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives w…
ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between black residents and law enforcement in the community and has roiled the Democratic presidential campaign o…
We now have two all-new vehicles on the market, and we got both for a test drive, starting with the Ford Ranger. Actually, this has been sold in other countries for about eight years but was modified to be offered here for 2019.
In town you may guess who’s here by the sound of the motor or the squeal of the brakes. In the country you might have an idea of the truck’s imminent arrival when you see a plume of dust billowing from far away. In over 200 countries worldwide, and at home in the U.S., you’re darn certain it…
With two blockbuster British royal weddings this year and an enduring fascination with the Brits, American brides craving a regal look with personal twists can find plenty of inspiration.
While the big, traditional wedding cake shows no signs of going away, many couples are also including an array of sweet little bites at their receptions.
MARICOPA — With the Fourth of July approaching, Copper Sky Recreation Complex is planning its annual Great American 4th event with changes from the previous years.
CASA GRANDE -- A Casa Grande-based writer is hoping to turn some of her books into a television series featuring Jesus as an Arnold Schwarzenegger-meets-Robin-Williams type of superhero.
Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing “Men in Black” neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay’s interior ministry said Monday.
BERLIN — A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the country’s defense minister said.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown…
At the Dust Bowl Theater on Main Street, J.W. Tidwell could watch two movies and a cartoon, eat popcorn and a candy bar and drink a soda for the dollar in his pocket. He even left with a littl…
You don’t know how big a 747 jet airplane is until you are standing on the ground next to it, looking up. It’s not the same as looking out the terminal window at an international airport. The …
For some people a car is just a way to get around. For others, it’s much more than that.
The Great Recession 10 years ago destroyed a lot of businesses, but in the dusty desert southwest of Maricopa, it helped start one.
They’re a group of military veterans who belong to the American Legion and regularly visit their local post, and they enjoy riding motorcycles together. Whatever you do, though, don’t call the…
Pinal County is more than 5,000 square miles, so it’s a difficult place to get around for people who don’t own a car.
The Saddlebrooke Cyclemasters ride their bicycles around.
The California Zephyr was a passenger train that ran between Chicago and Oakland, California, from 1949 to 1970 and was once called “the most talked about train in America.”
High-end vehicle enthusiasts in and near Maricopa who wanted a place to store their cars and their own track to drive on got their wish in March.
I don’t know why driving an automobile brings out the worst in people. They wait until the last minute to merge, cut each other off, tailgate, speed and run red lights — and those are some of …
Stella Garcia is well known around Pinal County for her upbeat personality and willingness to help people. She made friends during her years working in marketing at Central Arizona College and…
By the late 1930s in Florence, the Wild West era was thought to be over. It had been 50 years since the infamous gunfight in which former Sheriff Pete Gabriel shot and killed his former deputy…
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” — John Milton (1608-1674), English poet
Twelve-step programs have been helping people overcome addictive and compulsive behaviors since Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in the 1930s. The 12 steps aim to condition the mind for health…
Emily Sebring is used to skeptics. The holistic health care practitioner has encountered a few during the last seven years as the owner of Root 2 Route Botanicals & Natural Medicine, forme…
Physician shortages in rural parts of the United States have become increasingly alarming in recent years, with Arizona at the forefront. A 2015 report released by the American Medical Associa…
Every day thousands of people turn 65 and are therefore eligible for Medicare. For many, Medicare options can be confusing.
A relative of mine recently was in a hospital, then was moved to a care facility. My wife joined other relatives one day keeping him company and waiting for the doctor so they could ask questi…