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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball wins big on, off court during Arizona road trip

As its past 52 opponents have found out, it’s tough to beat the Community Colleges of Spokane volleyball team. Some of the reasons why were evident on the Sasquatch’s recent …


Students from Inland Northwest compete at annual International Science and Engineering Fair

A group of five high school students from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Odessa recently trekked to the annual International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix that brought together 1,800 students …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke follows own path to breakout season

“At San Jose State, it wasn’t a lot of fun losing those two years,” Brandon Clarke said. “I came here and it’s the exact opposite of that. It’s obviously the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Zoo: Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Phoenix facility

A woman who was attacked by a jaguar after crossing a barrier at a zoo to take a photo of the animal has apologized to the facility outside Phoenix.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Areas for Bulldogs to address after entertaining stretch of games

Gonzaga is only one-third of the way through the regular season, but it has been involved in several of college basketball’s most entertaining games.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Kevin Harvick on mission to silence his critics after penalty

Kevin Harvick was penalized by NASCAR this week for using an illegal car to win at Texas. The punishment cost him a berth in the championship race. But Harvick is …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings

An Amber Alert was issued Saturday for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys’ mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Extreme heat sizzles across the U.S. Southwest

Extreme heat sizzled across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major utility broke a record.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

1-year-old separated from dad will return to Honduras soon

A Honduran 1-year-old who was separated from his dad at the U.S.-Mexico border and who took his first steps at a shelter for immigrant children will soon be reunited with …


Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Suspect in 6 Phoenix-area slayings targeted people connected to divorce

A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his …


Police: Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked

The shooting death of a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including serial killings in Phoenix is connected to the killings of two paralegals, said authorities, who …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Worst date ever? Online matchup leads to 65,000 text messages and a stalking charge

It was supposed to be a potential love connection, two lonely-hearts linked together on an Internet dating site. Instead, the matchup devolved into stalking, threats and a bizarre obsession, according …


Police release video of fatal crash by Uber self-driving SUV

Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t …


Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.


Gerson: Trump’s reality shifts pose problems

Trump’s version of reality appears to make another Republican legislative and political disaster inevitable.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction than many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

Two babies die in hot cars in the same city, hours apart

Every year in the Phoenix area, fire officials say, roughly 10 parents come to the stomach-clenching conclusion that they’ve made a fatal mistake and left a small child in a …


Early arrival: Phoenix woman gives birth to boy on flight

Penton knew something was wrong within 15 minutes of takeoff, when the pregnant mother began to have contractions as often as every five minutes. Once her water broke, she knew …


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

Scorching heat a possible factor in Arizona deaths

Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.


Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly

Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …


From Phoenix to Sacramento, West sweats through worst heat wave in decades

All-time heat records could be in jeopardy in the Southwest this week as a dome of hot, high pressure settles over the region. Triple-digit highs are in the forecast from …


Southwest U.S. preps for 120 temps

When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more.


Phoenix serial killings suspect left behind shell casings

The man arrested in a string of serial killings left behind bullet casings at each crime that authorities tested and linked him to the shootings, police said in documents released …


Washington inmate tells police where to find body in Phoenix

Police say an inmate at a jail north of Seattle in Bellingham has led officers to a body buried in a vacant lot behind an Arizona drugstore.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Families ask why arrest in Phoenix serial shooter case took so long

Graciela Beltran broke down in tears in her west Phoenix living room as she recounted the life and death of her son, one of the victims in a serial shooting …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Phoenix serial killings suspect: ‘I’m innocent’

For more than a year, Phoenix police were stumped by a string of killings in which a shooter stalked victims after dark and gunned them down as they stood outside …