Gas prices are up slightly in Arizona from a week ago. The statewide
average jumped 2 cents from last Friday to $3.58 a gallon. But, Stephanie
Dembowski of AAA Arizona says that's a lot less than last week's dime increase.
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning
at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to
meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by
lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona
leading the country, with three fatalities each.
A state corrections officer is continuing her recovery after
being beaten by two inmates at the state prison complex in Winslow, a week ago.
Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the incident took place
in the Kaibab unit of the prison.
The New York
man who has been indicted for threatening to kill two CNN anchors has allegedly
confessed to tweeting about the plots to kill Jane Valez-Mitchell and Nancy
Grace. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says David Simpson's car had been
packed with guns, zip ties and a knife, and he was ready to leave New York for Georgia.
is one of several cities that are committing to increase water conservation
measures. Mayor Greg Stanton signed a
statement on Colorado River Day yesterday, aimed at efficient, cost-effective
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The
National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist
Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
The American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization
has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had
basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the
third straight year.
Helicopters are flying over the nearly 250 acres scorched by the Doce Wildfire about seven miles northwest Prescott, just like they were last month. But the choppers are not there to make water drops to quell the blaze, they are spreading seed and mulch in an effort to restore the area that was charred.
An office building in Tempe has sold for more than $27 million.
This beautiful Tempe office building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road just sold for more than $27 million. (Photo courtesy of Jones Lang LaSalle)
The building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road is considered Class-A.
Arizona students entering third grade this year are the
first group of kids that may be held back because of their reading level. More than 18,000 children are at risk of repeating third grade. For the past three years, the Arizona State Board of
Education prepared schools across the state to make sure that children can read
at an acceptable level at third grade.
Grand Canyon University decided it wanted to move its athletic program into Division I, which means it would soon be competing on the same stage in sports like basketball with Arizona State University.
Another longtime Valley institution of higher learning, the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, is also going to
undergo dramatic changes. Earlier this month, the Glendale-based school
announced a partnership with for-profit Laureate Education Inc.
The craft of writing and maybe even more so the act of finishing the project, whether it is a journal, a short story or a novel, is extremely personal. Ron Carlson is a critically-acclaimed novelist, but he has also been a professor of writing for nearly 30 years, 20 of those at Arizona State University.
Whether we like it or not, most of us have had to get used to members of the U.S. House on the almost-constant treadmill of raising money and running for reelection, thanks to their two year terms and the desire to keep going back to Washington.
The Secretary of State’s office says Arizona's voter registration numbers have risen
by about 2,300 since the last report in April. Spokesman Matt Roberts says
the number of non-affiliated voters increased the most,
“The two other state-wide major parties have seen either
decreases, slight decreases or they’ve gone up and down a little bit, over the
last couple years especially,” Roberts said.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled former Suns star
Steve Nash may have to pay additional child support to his ex-wife. Arizona law has
guidelines for child support. Under them, Nash owed about $2,800 a month to his
former wife Alejandra for their three children.
Debate continues this week in Washington over the 2013 Farm bill. One of
the amendments being considered would eliminate a loophole in the current
federal animal fighting law. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society is a strong
supporter of the amendment, saying along with Arizona's 1998 ban on
cockfighting, it would "eradicate illegal animal fighting once and for
all" in the state.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a federal judge
to throw out a challenge to the state's ban on abortion because of the child's
race or gender. The 2011 law makes it a felony for a doctor to terminate a
pregnancy for those reasons.
We hear from Meryl Streep who's nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," and J.K. Simmons who's nominated for his performance in the film "Whiplash."