Maricopa County

Driver accused of intentionally hitting man with car outside Walmart in Surprise

A driver is in custody after intentionally hitting a man outside a Walmart in Surprise on Monday night, officials said.<p>Surprise police found that …

Roads

Man pleads guilty to 2016 slaying of Glendale teen over Xbox console

A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder in the 2016 fatal shooting of Glendale teen who was trying to sell an Xbox gaming …

Crime

Some Arizona independent voters got the wrong ballot

Some independent voters across Arizona received ballots they never requested. Officials are blaming the company that runs the state's voter system.

Government

Police: Women sexually assaulted by man she thought was Uber driver

Jose Samuel Ocheita was arrested Thursday on suspicion of two counts of sexual assaults.

Crime

His husband wanted a divorce, so this man beat him to death, police say

PHOENIX – A 24-year-old man appeared in court Monday, accused of killing his husband after the man asked for a divorce.<p>Roommates of the pair called police to their apartment Friday to report a possible suicide, according to court records. Officers arrived to find Yacoub Aranda refusing to come out …

News (U.S.)

Mesa man indicted, found with 'graphic' child porn

MESA, AZ - A Mesa man has been indicted on 10 counts of child sexual exploitation after he was found in possession of graphic child porn images and …

Phoenix, Arizona

Lawyer accused of misconduct for releasing Mesa police video of officer beating man

Two months ago, defense attorney Bret Royle released police video showing his client being punched and later mocked by a Mesa officer the night of …

Maricopa County

Monsoon storm moves into Valley after officials issue weather advisories

CLOSE<p>Dust storm halts southbound traffic on Loop 101 near E. Via Linda Sunday.<p>A fresh round of monsoon storms made its way into the Phoenix metro …

Weather

Detectives investigating human remains found in north Phoenix

A man walking through a desert area in north Phoenix contacted authorities Friday when he came across what appeared to be human remains.<p>Maricopa …

Crime

RAINFALL TOTALS: How much rain fell near you? (8/12)

Monsoon storms brought rain, damaging winds, and hail to various parts of the Valley Sunday afternoon.<p>Here is a look at the measurable rainfall …

Weather

Phoenix woman killed teen runaway and left her body in dumpster, records say

Records say Lorenda Ritter told police she had strangled the woman before wrapping her body in plastic wrap and leaving her in a dumpster.

Crime

Independents, have you requested your ballot? Time is running out

Primary election day is Aug. 28. Friday is the deadline to request a ballot by mail. And yes, independents can vote in Arizona's primary.

Government

Maricopa County animal shelters maxed out following monsoon storms

PHOENIX - Maricopa County animal shelters are maxed out following this week’s round of intense storms and forecasters predict more wind, rain, and …

Phoenix, Arizona

Human remains found in desert in north Valley; MCSO investigating

CAREFREE, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains found in the north Valley.<p>Authorities were investigating in …

Phoenix, Arizona

Sheriff's Office: Man arrested in triple homicide in Wittman

WITTMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says a 35-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of three other men at a …

Crime

Are you on the 'inactive voter' list? Here's what to do

PHOENIX - Seems like it never really stopped but it's officially election season again and if you think you're registered to vote, you may want to …

Elections

Glendale man who pepper-sprayed police officers gets prison

A man accused of pepper-spraying three Glendale police officers last month has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison.<p>Maricopa County prosecutors …

News (U.S.)

3 men dead following shooting in Wittmann, suspect arrested, Sheriff's Office says

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrested Hermelindo Guzman Sanchez in connection with the killings at his home in Wittmann.

Phoenix, Arizona

Monsoon storms create ideal mosquito breeding conditions

<b>PHOENIX (KSAZ) --</b> The storms bring out more than the dust and rain, and they also create ideal breeding conditions for mosquitos.As the monsoon …

Environmental Health

Man arrested in connection with Phoenix barber shop killing

A man has been arrested in connection with the killing of another man in a west Phoenix barber shop Thursday.<p>Anthony Navarro, 26, was shot and killed …

Barbershops

Ex-psychiatric nurse charged with defrauding insurance companies

A former Arizona psychiatric nurse has been in question by the nursing community for several years. Recently, a court indicted her on fraud charges.

Corruption

Arizona Supreme Court upholds removal of Mark Syms from state Senate ballot

Mark Syms, an Arizona Senate candidate whose petitions contained hundreds of apparently forged voter signatures, will not appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.<p>…

Government

Officials Seek Spur Cross Ranch Toad Thieves

Three people were photographed taking Sonoran Desert toads from a Phoenix-area preserve last month, and officials are asking the public for help …

Conservation

WATCH: MCSO releases body camera video of attack involving K9 Tarzan

YOUNGTOWN, AZ - Authorities have released the body camera video from an incident where a Maricopa County deputy shot and killed a dog that got into a …

Maricopa County

Video shows Sheriff's Office deputy fatally shooting dog that attacked K9

The body cam footage of a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy shooting a dog that attacked a deputy K9 Saturday night in Youngtown.

Phoenix, Arizona

New facial recognition service helps find lost pets in Maricopa County

Shelters across the country are starting to use facial recognition software to reunite pets with families.

Animal Rescue

How jobs, taxes and the economy could affect Arizona elections

In this episode of azcentral's election show, our political team examines how the economic climate could weigh on voters' minds during the elections.

Economics

AZ Memo: New digs for The Tamale Store; finding lost pets through facial recognition; number of migrants at the border drops

Good morning, Arizona. Here is what you need to know to start your day.<p>Another round of strong monsoon storms moved into the Phoenix area Wednesday …

Immigration

Man arrested in attempted bank robbery in Mesa

A man who attempted to rob a bank in Mesa was arrested Wednesday, officials said.<p>Police say 31-year-old Roland Oxendine walked into the Bank of …

Armed Robbery

Parents blame school, after teacher allegedly slept with their son

<b>An Arizona school has now come under intense scrutiny, after one of its female teachers was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy.</b><p>Brittany Zamora …

Crime