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3 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Did Tuesday's flood contaminate your water?

The city is taking extra precautions after heavy rains and floods Tuesday might have contaminated its water supply.


Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

7 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Phoenix/Maricopa County road closures

Phoenix/Maricopa County road closures A list of road closures related to Tuesday's storms.


Related Topix: Weather, Cave Creek, AZ, Ash Fork, AZ, New River, AZ

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Mesa woman arrested in fatal crash with scooter

A Mesa woman is in custody in connection with a car accident that killed a man on a motor scooter.


Related Topix: Mesa, AZ, Drugs

News 4 Jax

Rescue crews respond to Phoenix flash floods

As many as four inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.


Related Topix: Weather, Phoenix, AZ, New River, AZ, Peoria, AZ

ABC News

Man Braves Muddy Flood Waters to Rescue Elderly Woman From Car

In the video, a white minivan was stranded on a main street in Sun City West. The fast-moving stream has submerged the minivan to the hood.


Related Topix: Sun City West, AZ, Natural Disasters, Flood


Flooding In Arizona Prompts Dramatic Rescues

Heavy rain near Phoenix, Arizona has caused major flooding and trapped multiple residents and motorists, a situation that prompted water rescues .


Related Topix: Weather, Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, Peoria, AZ


Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

Hard rain came down throughout the Valley and surrounding areas Tuesday morning, soaking several areas that are still reeling from last week's flooding.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Cave Creek, AZ

USA Today

Flash floods force water rescues in Phoenix area

Heavy wet storms blew through parts of the Phoenix area Tuesday morning, closing Interstate 17 in a river of mud and trapping motorists.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Weather, Black Canyon City, AZ, New River, AZ

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Surge brings rain, flood watch to Valley of the Sun

A monsoon surge brought extensive flooding to the North Valley and created havoc with traffic Tuesday morning while a flash flood watch was issued until about noon.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, New River, AZ, Black Canyon City, AZ

Roads make 'dust bowl' in Valley neighborhood

On any given day there's a cloud of dust along 87th and 88th Avenues just north of Deer Valley road.


Related Topix: Peoria, AZ

Homeowners angry after flood damage in S. PHX

Dozens of South Phoenix homeowners spoke out at a town hall meeting Monday night, angry that they lost so much in last week's heavy storms that caused flooding throughout the area.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Maricopa County Libraries to offer digital streaming

Maricopa County Libraries to offer digital streaming Card-holders will have free access to movies, music and audiobooks through the libraries' partnership with hoopla digital service Check out this story on Starting Tuesday, the Maricopa County Library District will offer cardholders free online and mobile ... (more)


Related Topix: Libraries, Phoenix, AZ, Computers

KOY-AM Tempe

2 Arrested for Kick-In Burglaries

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with recent "kick-in" burglaries in the Sun City area and two more men are being sought.


Related Topix: Sun City, AZ, Sun City West, AZ

Phoenix New Times

Maricopa County Paying $10K to Burglar Who Alleged Jail Guards Stood by During Beating

In this case, a career burglar who ordinarily wouldn't deserve a dime from taxpayers is receiving a $10,000 settlement after he accused jail detention officers of failing to help while he was being beat up by another inmate.


Green Acre victims' families still waiting for answers, arrests

Nearly two months after nearly two dozen dogs perished on or about June 20, 2014, at the pet boarding facility known as Green Acre, in Gilbert , Arizona , grieving dog owners are left with not much more than ongoing questions and profound loss.


Related Topix: Gilbert, AZ


Judge says attorney must stick with Arias

Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi will have to stay on and advise Jodi Arias as she represents herself at her penalty phase retrial in September, Judge Sherry Stephens has ruled.


Related Topix: Death Penalty

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Officials: Man rescued from Lake Pleasant after boat capsized

Officials: Man rescued from Lake Pleasant after boat capsized A man was rescued from Lake Pleasant after a boat capsized Sunday evening.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster


Doug Ducey records 8-point lead in new Arizona governor's race poll

State Treasurer Doug Ducey appears to be the front-runner in the Republican primary for Arizona's next governor, at least according to one poll.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer, Sarah Palin

The Honolulu Advertiser

Court validates transgender man's marriage, allows divorce to continue

Born a woman in Hawaii, Thomas Beatie was taking steps to become a man before his marriage.


Related Topix: Transgender, Arizona, Gay/Lesbian

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KTVK Phoenix

$7.3M in lawyer fees sought in MCSO profile case

Attorneys who won a racial-profiling lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office want a judge to order the county to pay them more than $7 million in fees.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ