Flu virus: Valley doc gives do’s and don’ts

PHOENIX - Have you had it yet? We’re talking about the flu.  The country is in the midst of a flu epidemic, and while it is not classified as widespread in Arizona, doctors say it’s only a matter of time before the flu hits us hard. Before it hits, you can arm yourself with a […]

McCain gives thumbs up to ‘American Sniper’ movie

WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, “American Sniper” and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film. In a statement Monday, Sen. John McCain congratulated director Clint Eastwood and the cast and crew […]

Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation’s $3 trillion health care system. “It is in our common interest to build a […]

Phoenix weather: Light showers overnight

PHOENIX — An unsettled weather pattern is setting up for Arizona this week. The result will be cooler temperatures and chances for rain. We expect light showers throughout Monday night around the Valley with temperatures dropping into the 50s. Tuesday to Thursday, we’ll be back to lots of sunshine and highs in […]

Cardinals player accused of assault pleads not guilty

PHOENIX (AP) — A not guilty plea has been entered for Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, who’s accused of assaulting his wife during arguments at their apartment.   Dwyer previously pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors charges.   The case went back to a grand jury for […]

Phoenix-area teen dies in zip line accident

PHOENIX – A Valley teen is dead after an accident involving a zip line. It happened Saturday morning in the Forest Lakes community. A spokesman for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said the 15-year-old was participating in a Boy Scout troop activity at a private residence at the time of the accident. […]

Glendale man faces child prostitution charges

PHOENIX — A Glendale man faces child prostitution charges after police said they located two 15-year-old victims. Members of the Greater Phoenix Area Human Trafficking Task Force were searching online ads to locate victims of human trafficking and found an ad that had pictures of females who appeared to be young, according […]

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it helps with Super Bowl security. Commissioner R. […]

Officials: Mohave Valley church fire appears to be arson

MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Mohave County say they’re investigating a fire at a church that appears to be arson.   County sheriff’s deputies responded to a fire at the Christ Church on South Highway 95 in Mohave Valley around 4:30 a.m. Monday.   They say nobody was inside the […]

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl […]