No Phoenix-area freeway closures planned for Veterans Day weekend

(Arizona Department of Transportation Traffic Camera) PHOENIX – Valley motorists won’t have to worry about freeway closures over Veterans Day weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation announce Thursday that it wasn’t planning any projects that would require shutting down Phoenix-area highways through Monday. With NASCAR races taking place Friday through Sunday at the remodeled ISM …

Women account for 39 percent of Arizona ballot, among tops in nation

(Cronkite News Photo/Alexis Egeland) WASHINGTON – Anika Malik had never run for political office before, but the aftershock of the 2016 election – including the #MeToo movement and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings – pushed her to get her name on the ballot. “Everything that was going on just made me want to step in and …

What you need to know about Tuesday's election in Arizona

PHOENIX — Voters across Arizona will take to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new U.S. senator, U.S. representatives, state representatives and more. The biggest race of the night will arguably be the race between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, going head-to-head in an attempt to be the first woman senator elected …

Interstate 17 still closed after suspect, officers exchange deadly gunfire

(ADOT Twitter Photo) PHOENIX — Both northbound and southbound lanes on Interstate 17 near downtown Phoenix remained closed early Tuesday after an officer-involved shooting. Authorities pursued a suspect driving a white truck wanted for attempted carjacking Monday around 5 p.m. When Arizona Department of Public Service troopers and Mesa Police officers attempted to stop the …

Interstate 17 closed both directions at 7th Street due to police activity

(ADOT Twitter Photo) PHOENIX — Both northbound and southbound lanes on Interstate 17 were closed Monday evening following an officer-involved shooting. Police pursued a suspect in a white truck wanted for attempted carjacking around 5 p.m. After officers attempted to stop the car, the suspect fired shots and officers returned fire. The suspect appeared to …

Authorities investigating Phoenix high school after social media threat

(Google Maps screenshot) PHOENIX — Officers were on campus at a Phoenix high school after a threat was made on social media early Monday morning. Sgt. Vince Lewis, a spokesman with the Phoenix Police Department, said officers were at Desert Vista High School investigating the threat, but added that nothing had been substantiated. Tempe Union …

The Latest: Sessions says suspect faces 5 federal charges

This frame grab from video provided by WPLG-TV shows a van parked in Plantation, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs that were sent to high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. The van has several stickers on the windows, including American flags, …