police said they are treating the death of an aspiring teenage boxer as a
homicide, after his parents found him dead in his home Tuesday. Sergeant Trent
Crump said 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa was home from school Tuesday morning
and last seen alive at 10:30 a.
Border Patrol said the Office of Air and Marine rescued an undocumented
immigrant who fell and injured himself while hiking in the mountains southwest
of Tucson. Border Patrol spokesman
Victor Brabble said a helicopter was deployed to lower a paramedic into the
rugged area to help the man with a head injury and broken pelvis.
Arizonans continue to pay less to fill up their gas tanks.
AAA said the statewide average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.39 Friday, and
spokeswoman Michell Donatti said that is considerably less than elsewhere in the
A town hall on Thursday with Arizona Sen. John McCain
became contentious, as many in attendance made it clear where they stand on a
military strike against Syria.“You don’t respect our view,” one attendee said.
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday. They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
The city of Prescott announced they
will remove the temporary memorial for the firefighters killed in the Yarnell
The memorial at Prescott's Station 7 stretches entirely around the building.
A state legislative committee will meet this month to review proposals to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott Valley plans to introduce bills that would provide retroactive state benefits to the families.
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years.
NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu)
John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a
sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September. National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary
Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
Tucson Electric Power says it is diversifying its energy portfolio, which will mean generating more power from renewable sources.The company says it is attempting to take advantage of low natural gas prices by entering into talks with Entegra Power Group to buy its gas-fired generating unit at the Gila River Generating Station in Gila Bend.
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
The town of
Marana has said no to medical marijuana farms, unless they are located in a
legal dispensary. The town council voted unanimously to ban off-site pot
growing. The council
echoed what the planning commission and police chief had already said, off-site
pot growing could be bad for Marana’s future.
senior senator is planning a series of events to help veterans get the services
they need more quickly.
Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. John McCain)
According to a Center
for Investigative Reporting analysis, the average wait time for Phoenix veterans
filing new disability claims with the U.
"First Friday" has become a major event in Phoenix, when thousands head to galleries mostly in and around downtown to discover new artists and works or just have a good time. For some, First Friday has modified the perception of the Valley as being less than welcoming to non-traditional perspectives on art, but a disagreement between the Herberger Theatre Center and guest curator Robrt Pela, a longtime contributor to KJZZ, occured.
Sunday’s Arizona Republic included in its collection of obituaries the name of William French. He had been a respected attorney and judge in Arizona for nearly 40 years and even played football at Notre Dame as a college kid, but in the annals of this state’s political history, French is known as the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then-Gov.
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture got its formal start in 1932 when Wright had 23 apprentices living at Taliesin in Wisconsin. The school now operates in Spring Green, Wis. and about 20 miles away from us in Scottsdale.
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.