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Wildfires, water issues and growth—residential, commercial and retail—dominated the local news this year. Here are the most-read news on our web site in 2017.
It was not a "nuclear alien UFO from North Korea," as the person with the most inside information jokingly tweeted last night. But it was a dramatic, eerie, momentarily inexplicable sight seen around the Valley last night. See some of the best views of the SpaceX rocket launch.
It may be a bit chilly now, finally, but 2017 is shaping up to be the warmest year in Phoenix since records have been kept, going back to the 1890s.
Bad guys use hand-held scanners to scan cards in the store, then later when a recipient activates a card, the thief drains the balance. Find out how to avoid getting scammed.
Emma and Liam were the most common names given to babies in Arizona in 2017. The rest of the names at the top of the list all have a familiar ring—many were popular decades and even centuries ago. See the 100 most popular boys and girls names.
Overall, the best month to buy a car is December, when the average prices are lower, as dealers shed inventory and strive to hit sales goals. Find out when the best specific deal-making days are.
At about 1:35 p.m. yesterday, a white male with a handgun in a holster at his waist robbed the 76 Service Station next to the Rock Springs Cafe, on Old Black Canyon Highway in Black Canyon City. He then fled. See video of the robbery.
Home sales surged across the country in November, reaching the strongest pace in nearly 11 years. The number of homes available for sale declined, and prices rose. Find out how the national picture compares to NoPho.
A flu season that was already off to a brisk beginning in Arizona saw cases spike in the most recent week to 10 times the pace over the past five seasons, according to the latest report out today from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Health officials advise still getting a flu shot.
Local firefighter Jay Walter filmed dramatic video revealing the wicked winds, steep terrain and dangerous conditions a wildland firefighter faces. Partway through the video, a helmet cam shows Walter spraying water on a home using a garden hose as flames race up the hillside toward him.
Perfect scores achieved by several students, including kids from Norterra Canyon, Sonoran Foothills, Diamond Canyon, Boulder Creek and Canyon Springs schools.
Find out why La Niña is expected to bring drier-than-normal conditions and above-average warmth to the Southwest, including the Phoenix area, into February.