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Mormons' Mesa temple opens to visitors before rededication

Oct. 16, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — After being closed for over three years, the oldest Arizona temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening for five weeks of rarely allowed public visitation in advance of its rededication on Dec. 12. The Mesa Arizona Temple was...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 16, Raymond S. Kellis 14 American Leadership-Gilbert 49, Thatcher 14 American Leadership-Queen Creek 64, Tempe Marcos de Niza 14 Arete-Mesa Prep 55, Globe 14 Ben...

Justin Olson enters crowded GOP field for US Senate race

Oct. 13, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Olson, a Republican on the state's utility regulation board, announced Wednesday he's running for the U.S. Senate, becoming the fifth major candidate looking to take on Democrat Mark Kelly in one of the nation's top 2022 Senate contests. Olson...

Arizona Newspapers Association list winners of annual awards

Oct. 09, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Daily Star and the Navajo Times won top honors in the Arizona Newspapers Association’s annual awards announced Saturday. The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson earned Arizona Newspaper of the Year in the daily category. One of its...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= American Leadership-Gilbert 55, Arizona College Preparatory 9 American Leadership-Queen Creek 20, Gilbert Mesquite 14 Arete-Mesa Prep 66, San Carlos 32 Basha 49, Phoenix Desert Vista 3 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Apache Junction 56, Fountain Hills 31 Arizona College Preparatory 27, Phoenix Moon Valley 26 Bagdad 58, Mountainside 0 Basha 48, Valley Vista 0 Ben Franklin 28, Florence 14...

2 shot dead in argument among neighbors on suburban street

Oct. 01, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police say an argument among neighbors erupted in violence in a suburban Phoenix community, resulting in the shooting deaths of two people on a residential sidewalk. Mesa Police Department said Friday that 41-year-old Justin Keith Peterson was...

Mesa police fatally shoot suspected bank robber in Tempe

Sep. 30, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police fatally shot a suspected bank robber in Tempe, authorities said. The suspect has not yet been identified following the Wednesday shooting. Tempe police said officers with the Mesa Police Department were searching for...

Mesa police: Man who escaped from custody killed in crash

Sep. 25, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who escaped police custody while handcuffed on Sept. 11 died 10 days later in a crash while driving a stolen motorcycle, Mesa police said. Anthony Rosales had slipped through a gate of a booking area of a police detention facility...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 43, La Joya Community 0 American Leadership-Gilbert 42, Fountain Hills 6 American Leadership-Queen Creek 44, Northwest Christian 12 Arizona College Preparatory 56, Scottsdale Coronado...