CASA GRANDE — Even with school buildings closed for the rest of the school year, students still have work to do. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all public school buildings, district and charter, to r…
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.
CASA GRANDE — Even with school buildings closed for the rest of the school year, students still have work to do. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all public school buildings, district and charter, to remain closed for the rest of the school year Monday due to the coronavirus.
FLORENCE — In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Arizona prisons will no longer be accepting inmates from county jails.
MARICOPA — As all non-essential businesses close and the people of Maricopa continually descend on the limited grocery stores in town, resources are becoming scarce, especially for those who have a hard time getting to the store.
PHOENIX -- With infections and deaths increasing, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday finally issued an order telling people who don't need to be out to stay at home.
PHOENIX — Authorities say a 22-year-old man fatally shot a Phoenix police commander and wounded two other officers as they tried to remove him from a home after his roommates complained he was acting erratically.
PHOENIX -- The largest segment of the population in Arizona testing positive for the coronavirus are those 20-44, state health officials said.
PHOENIX (AP) — University of Arizona medical students who want to join the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic can ask to graduate early.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds arrived Monday in New York City as the number of deaths in the state from the outbreak climbed quickly. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump’s suggestion that thousands of medical masks are disappearing from New York City hospi…
SEATTLE — Fire fighters and first responders in Washington state are seeking donations of protective gear and ask the public to be honest about their symptoms when they call for help so that workers can prepare.
ATLANTA — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky town launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.
HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've filed charges against a man who claimed on Facebook that he had the coronavirus and was going to infect others with it.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the …
WUHAN, China — The city at the center of China's virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for…
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police…
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first c…
HARARE, Zimbabwe — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?" Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe's capital,…
BEIRUT — Kurdish-led forces in Syria put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in the country's northeast on Monday, hours after the extremists knocked down doors and dug holes in …
CASA GRANDE — While “celebrities” with the Boys & Girls Clubs’ new Dancing for our Stars fundraiser will have more time to practice their dance moves, those wishing to contribute financially to the club and receive a 2019 tax credit have only until April 15.
NEW YORK (AP) — Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.
We all have our own ways of dealing with the absence of sports in our lives.
ELOY — The Santa Cruz Valley football program has a long list of talented athletes who played under the Friday night lights.
As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a c…
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are donating an additional $500,000 to help people and organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the organization’s total contributions t…
Of all of our presidents, the life of one has been studied not only for 150 years but continues to be studied continuously to this day. What we do know starts with the fact that Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, was born on Feb. 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky.
WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people.
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.
CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Hundreds of worshippers attended services at a Louisiana church on Sunday, flouting a ban on large gatherings, angering neighbors and seemingly turning a deaf ear to their governor, who once again warned that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed with new cases of the coronavirus.
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.