North Phoenix News provides breaking news and in-depth analysis of neighborhoods, schools, businesses and real estate in NoPho, the North Phoenix I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, including Anthem, Desert Hills, the Tramonto area and the Sonoran Foothills area. Our news and feature stories are reported, written and edited by us. To provide the many communities of North Phoenix with as much useful and interesting information as possible, we also publish selected press releases, here. If you have a press release or a news tip, let us know.
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.
In a much-anticipated decision, the City of Phoenix announced today it will extend a deadline to allow water-hauling companies to use water from city hydrants to serve up to 1,500 rural homeowners who do not have working wells. “Wonderful news,” said the leader of a community group that’s been lobbying for the extension, worried that water prices would double or triple otherwise.
The informal Christmas Light Parade is for those off-road-capable, outsized golf carts you’ve seen around town. Last year’s event drew just 30 or 40 vehicles. This year, nearly 200 have signed up for the Dec. 17 event, which the organizer hopes will be seen by big crowds in Anthem.
The annual Geminid meteor shower promises a great show tonight and into the pre-dawn hours of Thursday—the best meteor shower this year, experts say. See quick tips on when and how to watch.
A recent analysis of federal highway data labeled I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff the fourth deadliest highway in America. But while the interstate may be treacherous in stretches, highway officials lay the blame squarely on drivers.