Today’s severe rain storm is causing flight delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Rain around the Valley on has put several vehicles in trouble, and a rock slide temporarily closed northbound lanes of I-17 near Black Canyon City north of Phoenix.
Earlier this month, a toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Fortunately for the Valley, the chance of an algae bloom to this scale is remote.
Pima County officials are reviewing a proposal that would send some jail inmates to the county’s juvenile detention center. Supporters said the move would alleviate jail overcrowding and could save tax dollars.
The department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will be hosting a town hall in Phoenix on Wednesday. Officials hope to use time to allow veterans to provide their feedback on VA services and benefits.
It’s been known as Lou Gehrig’s disease since it took the Yankees baseball star’s life in 1941, but Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS is getting a lot of publicity these days from what’s known as the Ice Bucket challenge.