Phoenix News

When you live in a city like Phoenix you need to be on top of the various current events that are happening in the city. While there is a lot happening at the various museums like the Phoenix Arts Museum, the Heard Museum and more, there is also a lot of action at the sports venues like the Sun Devil Stadium or the Arizona State University.

There are also a lot of shows that are planned regularly at the performing arts venues like the Phoenix Symphony Hall, the Orpheum Theatre, the US Airways Center and the Cricket Wireless Pavilion. To keep abreast with such news one needs to be part of the system or should have subscribed to one of the tabloids that give daily updates.

The weather and climate of the city are also quite variable and it helps to make note of the shifting patters. It pays to be well prepared when you are planning an outing so that you do not scorch yourself in the sun and are able to plan the activity well.

News about the occurrences in the city is also important. In the early 2000's the city was called the Kidnapping Capital of USA. This was considered to be part of the Mexican Drug War. Knowing what is happening in the city can help you be careful lest you do something silly.

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Shove from Mesa officer leads to broken ankle

Dec 12, 2018 01:13 AM EDT

Brandon Hicks, 23, is the latest to challenge the force used by a Mesa police officer this year.

Gilbert ban on feeding feral cats questioned

Dec 12, 2018 01:02 AM EDT

One Valley man was fined $100

Fire ignites at Phoenix scrap yard

Dec 12, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

Firefighters are working to contain a fire that ignited at a scrap yard Tuesday evening.

MCSO: Deputy arrested for taking money from body

Dec 12, 2018 01:14 AM EDT

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested one of its deputies for taking money while responding to a report of a dead body.

Phoenix neighborhood begins closed alley test

Dec 12, 2018 01:16 AM EDT

Phoenix police chief responds to New York Times

Dec 11, 2018 09:55 PM EDT

The Phoenix police chief has responded after a New York Times article about the department's 41 officer-involved shootings so far this year was published Monday.

Two-day music fest coming to Fear Farm in 2019

Dec 11, 2018 08:28 PM EDT

Slightly Stoopid and Sublime with Rome have been tapped to headline a new two-day music festival in West Phoenix next spring.

Ax-throwing bar to open in downtown Phoenix

Dec 11, 2018 07:26 PM EDT

A new kind of sports "arena" is coming to Phoenix, one that involves axes and targets.

Cancer non-profit's Christmas tree stolen

Dec 11, 2018 07:50 PM EDT

On Saturday morning, a Christmas tree outside of Cancer Support Community Arizona near 7th Street and McDowell Avenue vanished.

PHX PD: Witnesses rescue woman dragged by car

Dec 11, 2018 04:33 PM EDT

Witnesses are credited with helping to rescue a woman after she was beaten by her boyfriend and dragged by his car.

AZ woman found dead, suspect shot by Chicago PD

Dec 11, 2018 02:49 PM EDT

Authorities in suburban Chicago say the man who was shot and killed by police after he struck the officer and another person with a vehicle was the son of a woman who was found stabbed to death inside the man's apartment.

PD: Man jumps from car driven by DUI suspect

Dec 11, 2018 03:58 PM EDT

A man jumped from a moving vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver.

AZ gas prices remain high, but dipping slightly

Dec 11, 2018 09:19 AM EDT

It has been one of the big national headlines this week: gas prices down more than 20 cents per gallon on average. But, before you get excited - Arizona is not exactly following the trend.

Arpaio files defamation suit against media

Dec 11, 2018 07:50 PM EDT

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.

KKK costumes at HS play shock students, parents

Dec 11, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

A high school play with controversial costumes has some parents outraged.

Glendale PD looking for vehicle in Monday crash

Dec 11, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

Authorities are searching for the driver who hit a man walking in a crosswalk in Glendale on Monday night and drove away from the scene.

Arizona groups watching farm bill debate closely

Dec 10, 2018 09:06 PM EDT

A decision made more than 2,000 miles away could impact how the hungry are fed in Arizona and all over the country.

Woman, son killed in 4-car crash on SR-51

Dec 11, 2018 07:46 PM EDT

Authorities say a mother and her young son were killed in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix.

HOA bars holiday decorations due to construction

Dec 10, 2018 09:06 PM EDT

Some residents at a condo community in North Phoenix are feeling disappointed after they were told they

Dane Cook to bring comedy tour to Phoenix

Dec 10, 2018 04:46 PM EDT

Comedian Dane Cook is taking his comedy show on the road next year, his first full stand-up tour in five years.

PD: Woman sets fire to ex-boyfriend's home

Dec 10, 2018 07:27 PM EDT

A woman was found naked and sleeping in her ex-boyfriend's bed after allegedly setting fire to his kitchen.

Thrillist: The 'best small-town bar' in Arizona

Dec 10, 2018 09:42 PM EDT

Arizona's best "small-town bar" is a couple hours north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the copper mining-turned-ghost town of Jerome.

PD: New Mexico man takes child porn pics in PHX

Dec 10, 2018 07:26 PM EDT

A New Mexico man was arrested last week after taking child porn photos in Phoenix and Albuquerque.

VIDEO: Pack of dogs dodge traffic on I-17 in PHX

Dec 11, 2018 06:55 AM EDT

A group of lucky dogs dodged cars and stopped traffic as they made their way across the lanes of Interstate 17 in Phoenix Monday morning.

Woman talks life without stomach after cancer

Dec 10, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. There are a lot of parties to go to and a lot of presents to buy.

DPS: One dead after crash on SR-87 in Mesa

Dec 10, 2018 09:37 AM EDT

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a deadly single-vehicle crash occurred along SR-87 in Mesa on Monday morning.

PD: Teen hit, killed by car in Phoenix

Dec 11, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

Phoenix police are investigating a deadly crash involving a teenage pedestrian early Monday morning.

Tempe police focusing on pedestrian safety

Dec 10, 2018 08:29 AM EDT

Thousands of Sun Devils are graduating from Arizona State University on Monday and with more people walking, plus riding scooters and bikes, the Tempe Police Department is working to keep these crowded roads safer.

Tempe PD working to keep ASU students safe

Dec 10, 2018 08:06 AM EDT

The Tempe Police Department's latest goal is to make sure Arizona State University students can have a good time

Dolce Salon & Spa in Scottsdale closes abruptly

Dec 10, 2018 09:31 PM EDT

The sudden closure of a popular full-service salon in Scottsdale has left customers out in the cold and

PD: Woman critically injured after hit-and-run

Dec 10, 2018 05:02 PM EDT

A female motorcyclist was critically injured after being struck by another motorcyclist near 28th Street and McDowell Saturday evening.

Gardening program created for juvenile offenders

Dec 09, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

Maricopa County juvenile probation officials hope vegetables and other plants won't be the only things growing around the raised-bed gardens at the county Juvenile Probation Facility.

14 events you do not want to miss this week

Dec 09, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

Here are the top events, festivals, concerts and shows happening around Phoenix.

Two people shot at Phoenix apartment complex

Dec 10, 2018 02:31 PM EDT

The Phoenix Police Department says two people remain in critical condition after being shot

Gas station employee assaulted in PHX

Dec 09, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

The general manager of a Shell gas station on 32nd St. and Thomas says one of his employees was assaulted after a confrontation with a customer.

Sisters spring into action to help grandfather

Dec 09, 2018 04:14 PM EDT

Peoria firefighters are honoring two girls who sprung into action last month to help their grandfather as he was having a diabetic emergency.

PD: Arrest made in death of woman in N. Phoenix

Dec 08, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

An arrest has been made after police found a woman dead at a north Phoenix apartment Wednesday afternoon.

Littering leads to high-speed chase on L-202

Dec 10, 2018 02:59 PM EDT

Two suspects were apprehended on Loop 202 near Greenfield after the driver of a red vehicle led officials on a high-speed chase across Arizona freeways.

PD: 1 dead after head-on collision in Chandler

Dec 09, 2018 04:15 PM EDT

One man is dead after a head-on collision occurred at the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Price Road.

WWII sketch reunited with family 70+ years later

Dec 08, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

Every day more and more veterans from the World War II pass away. It is an unavoidable tragedy, but 'The Greatest Generation' still lives on in other ways.

Phoenix condo complex ordered to clean up sewage

Dec 08, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

Maricopa County is ordering a Phoenix condominium complex to clean up raw sewage after residents complained the waste has been pooling outside their homes for weeks.

Report on PHX police shootings nearly complete

Dec 08, 2018 07:24 AM EDT

It's been a record year for the Phoenix Police Department, but not one they are celebrating.

What happens in AZ if Cali. has 'the big quake'

Dec 08, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

It was the day the ground started shaking - a day few people could forget.

Chandler man sentenced in deadly hit-and-run

Dec 07, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

A court spokesman says a Chandler man accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Man wanted after sexual assault on Phoenix girl

Dec 08, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

The Phoenix Police Department is asking for help locating a man that reportedly forced his way into an apartment and sexually assaulted a young girl.

Does winter weather lead to more migraines?

Dec 07, 2018 08:44 PM EDT

Now that we're seeing cooler temperatures, it's possible you could be experiencing more migraines.

PD: Valley meth leader arrested in Tolleson

Dec 10, 2018 03:34 PM EDT

A man

Buckeye father indicted in baby's murder

Dec 07, 2018 04:13 PM EDT

A Buckeye man has been indicted and re-arrested for first-degree murder after the death of his infant.

PD: CVS worker sexually assaulted in storeroom

Dec 07, 2018 09:00 PM EDT

A CVS Pharmacy employee was sexually assaulted in a Phoenix

9/9: Free dolphin presentation at Dolphinaris

Dec 10, 2018 03:52 PM EDT

Dolphinaris Arizona is hosting a free "dolphin behavior presentation" and a

8 priests accused of sex abuse worked at Brophy

Dec 08, 2018 07:11 PM EDT

A Catholic organization that oversees the placement of clergy at locations in nearly a dozen states, including Arizona, has just released the findings of an investigation into sexual misconduct by its priests.

Fantasy Flight travels from PHX to North Pole

Dec 07, 2018 04:34 PM EDT

It is a flight so festive that it will take passengers from the Valley of the Sun to the frigid wonderland of the North Pole.

Wrong-way driver's attorneys blame DPS for crash

Dec 07, 2018 05:08 PM EDT

Attorneys for a wrong-way driver say an Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant is responsible for a crash that injured the driver and the sergeant.

WANTED: Man missing after sexual assault of teen

Dec 07, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

Each Friday, we're looking for your help to track down fugitives in Arizona.

PD: Woman runs to police station after assault

Dec 07, 2018 01:46 PM EDT

A woman ran directly to a Scottsdale police station after allegedly being beaten by her boyfriend, according to Scottsdale police.

Pearl Harbor Day memorial events at Capitol

Dec 07, 2018 06:48 PM EDT

Veterans groups, citizens and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will gather at the state Capitol to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor buried

Dec 07, 2018 07:13 PM EDT

Dozens of mourners on Friday bid farewell to Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, the former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who was remembered as a devoted public servant and doting family man in a ceremony that filled a large Phoenix church with laughter and sometimes tears.

New Christmas experience opens in Chandler

Dec 07, 2018 05:26 AM EDT

An Arizona couple is trying their hands at helping other families create magical

PD: Bicyclist struck, killed in Tempe crash

Dec 07, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Tempe on Thursday night.

South Phoenix family warns of stranger danger

Dec 07, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

A 17-year-old girl says she's too scared to walk home alone now

What's next for the RedForEd movement?

Dec 07, 2018 06:27 AM EDT

That sea of red - It made headlines this past spring, sending teachers marching in the streets and shutting down Arizona schools for days.

FD: 2 hurt in wrong-way crash in Carefree

Dec 07, 2018 08:33 PM EDT

Rescue crews responded to a head-on wrong-way crash in Carefree on Thursday night.

Protesters rail against PHX police funding

Dec 06, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

Rowdy is not how you'd likely describe a typical city council meeting, but Tuesday's Phoenix City Council meeting included shouting, name calling, and accusations of domestic terrorism.

Chandler Museum opens with Awkward Family photos

Dec 06, 2018 08:16 PM EDT

The final touches are being placed on the newly-constructed Chandler Museum, which will officially open on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Feds: No third trial against Border Patrol agent

Dec 06, 2018 06:51 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors on Thursday said they will not seek a third trial for a Border Patrol agent who has been acquitted twice after fatally shooting a Mexican teenager across a border fence.

Christmas-themed cocktail bar opens in Phoenix

Dec 06, 2018 09:42 PM EDT

The bartenders don

PD: Teen arrested for bringing gun to Verrado HS

Dec 06, 2018 04:01 PM EDT

A high school in Buckeye, Arizona has been placed on "lockout" after a report that a student possibly brought a gun to school, according to a tweet from the Buckeye Police Department.

Police capture 'Digital Dan Bandit'

Dec 06, 2018 08:08 PM EDT

The "Digital Dan Bandit" responsible for six Valley armed robberies has been captured by police.

DPS: Pursuit suspect didn't know PD procedures

Dec 06, 2018 05:46 PM EDT

Two people involved in a West Valley pursuit on Wednesday evening walked away with just a speeding ticket, according to authorities.

St. Mary's Basilica in Phoenix vandalized

Dec 06, 2018 01:47 PM EDT

The man is charged with destroying statues at Saint Mary's Basilica in downtown Phoenix after being captured by parishioners.

PD: Family tracks down, retrieves stolen dog

Dec 06, 2018 05:46 PM EDT

A Valley family took action to track down and retrieve their stolen dog.

PD: Officer seriously hurt in N PHX crash

Dec 06, 2018 08:39 PM EDT

A man has been

Phoenix Zoo debuting new tiger on Friday

Dec 06, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

The Phoenix Zoo is welcoming a brand new tiger to the Valley!

Robbery attempt locked down Camelback HS campus

Dec 06, 2018 04:00 PM EDT

Multiple people were taken into custody after an attempted robbery at a Camelback High School sporting event earlier this week.

AZ advocates eyeing 2020 for recreational pot

Dec 06, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

With the 2018 election behind us, marijuana advocates are already eyeing 2020 as their next chance to get recreational pot on the Arizona ballot.

Sister of PHX hit-and-run victim wants justice

Dec 06, 2018 03:58 PM EDT

Danielle Blodgett remembers her brother, Michael Olson's jokes the most.

Valley cities helping connect cars, stoplights

Dec 06, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

It's a driver's dream -- hitting every green light along your commute. Two Valley cities are now providing stoplight status data to technology companies and automakers that could help make that dream a reality.

Here's why your water rate could be going up

Dec 05, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

Aging infrastructure and looming water cuts from the Colorado River could have you paying more for water as early as next year.

PD: Thief takes SUV, ATVs & trailer in 2 days

Dec 05, 2018 05:52 PM EDT

A man was caught by Glendale police after allegedly stealing an SUV, two ATV's and a trailer from different victims over two days.

VIDEO: Pair crashes into store, takes guns

Dec 05, 2018 07:46 PM EDT

Two people have been arrested after driving through the entrance of a Chandler store and stealing nearly two dozen handguns, police say.

PD: Security rescues woman, prevents sex assault

Dec 05, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

Security personnel at a Phoenix bus depot rescued a woman during an attempted sexual assault, according to court paperwork.

La Grande Orange opens 'Cake Shop' in Phoenix

Dec 05, 2018 02:40 PM EDT

Now you can have your cake and eat it too.

PD: 'Lonely' man caught meeting 'child' for sex

Dec 05, 2018 04:53 PM EDT

A man was arrested after arranging to meet a young teenage

PD: Valley counselor found with child porn

Dec 05, 2018 02:17 PM EDT

A man working as a therapist for a Valley counseling agency has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Teen fundraises to help special needs students

Dec 05, 2018 08:35 AM EDT

A West Valley student is reaching out to the community to help special needs students at her high school.

VIDEO: 4.5M lights to see at 'Princess' resort

Dec 05, 2018 04:24 PM EDT

More than 4.5 million lights make up the "Christmas at the Princess" festival, now in its ninth year at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort.

Waymo self-driving rides debut in PHX Wednesday

Dec 05, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

Google's self-driving car spinoff is finally ready to try to profit from its nearly decade-old technology.

Big Valley events bring big scam opportunities

Dec 05, 2018 02:52 PM EDT

From the Cheez-It Bowl

PD: Armed robbery suspects shoot at witnesses

Dec 06, 2018 01:09 PM EDT

Police say three people wanted for an armed robbery in Phoenix and shooting at witnesses in Glendale have been apprehended.

PD: Wickenburg man accused of sex with minor

Dec 05, 2018 06:47 AM EDT

A Wickenburg man has been charged

LIST: 16 places fail November health inspection

Dec 05, 2018 04:25 PM EDT

On the first Wednesday of every month, ABC15 takes action to share restaurant report cards from around the Valley. In November, 17

Valley group wants civilian review board for PD

Dec 05, 2018 02:55 PM EDT

A renewed effort is taking place to form a police civilian review board after 41 officer-involved shootings in the city of Phoenix so far this year.

Valley bakery robbed for third time in two years

Dec 05, 2018 06:38 AM EDT

It's a sweet life to own your own business.

Skateboards for kids in need stolen from shop

Dec 04, 2018 08:38 PM EDT

Around a half-dozen skateboards meant for a Valley non-profit were stolen Monday from a Tempe skate shop's parking lot, according to employees at Cowtown Skateboards off University Drive near Mill Avenue.

Justin Timberlake concert rescheduled for March

Dec 04, 2018 07:12 PM EDT

Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" tour has been rescheduled for March 5, 2019, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

AZ leaders want Stringer out over race comments

Dec 04, 2018 03:09 PM EDT

An Arizona city council has voted to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash.

PD: Door-to-door salesman attacked in Goodyear

Dec 04, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

A door to door security salesman was pistol-whipped at a Goodyear home after being mistaken for a burglar, according to court paperwork.

Animal Control worker speaks after dog attack

Dec 04, 2018 07:37 PM EDT

A Maricopa County Animal Control worker spoke out Tuesday for the first time since being attacked by a Rottweiler about a month ago.

PD: Man caught breaking into N. Phoenix church

Dec 04, 2018 01:51 PM EDT

A live video feed helped Phoenix police capture a church burglar.

ASU releases 2019 football schedule

Dec 04, 2018 01:41 PM EDT

Arizona State University has released their 2019 football schedule, highlighted by a November 29 Territorial Cup matchup against the University of Arizona in Tempe.