• Capitol riot: Confederate flag photo leads to man’s arrest

    Capitol riot: Confederate flag photo leads to man’s arrest
    Prosecutors say a Delaware man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag during a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol was arrested Thursday after authorities used the image to help identify him. A news release from Washington-based federal prosecutors said that Kevin Seefried was arrested in Delaware along with his son Hunter Seefried. Prosecutors said both entered the Senate Building through a broken window before Kevin Seefried was seen carrying around the Confederate flag in photos that cau
  • Special Weather Statement issued January 25 at 1:53PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

    Special Weather Statement issued January 25 at 1:53PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ
    At 153 PM MST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms alonga line extending from near Laveen to near Sonoran National Monument.Movement was east at 40 mph.
    Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with thesestorms.
    Locations impacted include…Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Casa Grande,Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Laveen, East Mesa, Sun Lakes,Maricopa, Queen Creek, Estrella, Tempe Marketplace, Salt River IndianCommunity, South Phoenix, Us
  • Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting

    Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Groups of youths have confronted police in several Dutch cities night, defying the country’s coronavirus curfew and throwing fireworks. Police in the port city of Rotterdam used a water cannon and tear gas in an attempt to disperse a crowd of rioters Monday night. Police also reported trouble in the capital, Amsterdam, where at least eight people were arrested, the central city of Amersfoort, where a car was turned on its side, and other towns before and
  • VIRUS TODAY: US numbers fall but new strains cause concern

    VIRUS TODAY: US numbers fall but new strains cause concern
    Coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels. And the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus. Deaths are running at an average of just under 3,100 a day, down from more than 3,350 less than two weeks ago. New cases are averaging about 170,000 a day, after peaking at around 250,000. The country’s top infectious-disease expert s
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  • Hate crime charge added in attack on gay Louisiana teen

    Hate crime charge added in attack on gay Louisiana teen
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An attack on a gay Louisiana teenager is now being prosecuted as a hate crime. Police initially said they didn’t see evidence of a hate crime in the attack on Holden White, who spent days in a coma and nearly a month in the hospital. Chance Seneca pleaded not guilty to attempted murder after allegedly choking White with a cord and slicing open his wrists. Prosecutors added the hate crime charge last week. Seneca’s attorney said his client would also plead
  • Special Weather Statement issued January 25 at 1:47PM MST by NWS Tucson AZ

    Special Weather Statement issued January 25 at 1:47PM MST by NWS Tucson AZ
    At 146 PM MST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 13miles north of Pisinemo, or 30 miles northwest of Sells, movingnortheast at 35 mph.
    Hail up to half an inch and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possiblewith this storm.
    Locations impacted include…Santa Rosa, Covered Wells, Anegam, San Simon, North Komelik, Kohatk,Palo Verde Stand, Ventana, Ak Chin, Vaya Chin, Mountain Village, SanLuis, Santa Rosa School and San Simon West.The post Special Weather Statement issued January 25
  • New this week: ‘Resident Alien,’ Arlo Parks & ‘Palmer’

    New this week: ‘Resident Alien,’ Arlo Parks & ‘Palmer’
    This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, who can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan. If a wacky sci-fi series sounds appealing, check out SyFy’s “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk plays an alien masquerading as a small-town doctor — and a human — after crash-landing on Earth. In “Palmer,” Justin Timberlake takes a rare leading role in a predictable but tender redemption drama. In the
  • Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrants

    Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrants
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Relatives of migrants from Guatemala believe that at least 13 of the 19 charred corpses found in a northern Mexico border state could be their loved ones. If true, the killings could revive memories of the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants in the same northern border state of Tamaulipas. Ramiro Coronado told The Associated Press his nephew was with a group of 13 migrants who left the province of San Marcos and were travelling together, before family members lost contact wi
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  • Man arrested for breaking into women’s homes in Mesa

    Man arrested for breaking into women’s homes in Mesa
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say they have arrested a man accused of forcing his way into several women’s homes and physically assaulting one victim. Authorities said Monday that 18-year-old Darrus Love Bracewell was booked on armed burglary and robbery-related charges. He is also facing two counts of aggravated assault against detention officers. According to police, Bracewell is accused of forcibly gaining entry into four different homes. Investigators say a man threatened a woma
  • Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

    Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name
    NEW YORK (AP) — At 93, screen legend Sidney Poitier has achieved a new career milestone: Arizona State University has unveiled The Sidney Poitier New American Film School. University president Michael M. Crow says the decision to name the school after Poitier, the first Black winner of a lead acting Oscar, is about much more than an emphasis on diversity. He says it’s about the filmmaker’s creative energy and drive and the way he advanced his life. The university says it has in
  • GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock

    GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he won’t seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. The 65-year-old Portman cited a political climate that has made it “harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress.” Portman is among the Republican lawmakers who often backed President Donald Trump, though not vociferously. After Trump called the presidential election rigged, citing no legit
  • Storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions

    Storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm is threatening to blanket parts of the middle of the country with more than a foot of snow, promising to disrupt travel and even closing some coronavirus testing sites. The snow that began in some parts of the Midwest Monday morning was forecast to stretch from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan throughout the day. Some of the heaviest snow was expected in southeast Nebraska and western Iowa. Officials are urging drivers to sta
  • Clashes break out in Tunisia after death of protester

    Clashes break out in Tunisia after death of protester
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Clashes in Tunisia between groups of young people and police have broken out, following the death of a local man in his 20s who participated in last week’s protests. He is reportedly the first fatality of the demonstrations that swept the North African nation. Angry residents fired projectiles at police and attempted to enter a security post in Sbeitla in the Kasserine region on Monday. They had blocked the town’s main road by setting tires on fire, accord
  • Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate

    Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment case against Donald Trump is heading to the Senate for his upcoming trial. But as House Democratic prosecutors make the ceremonial walk across the Capitol late Monday to deliver the charge of incitement of insurrection, Republican senators are easing off their criticism of the former president. It’s an early sign of Trump’s enduring sway over the party, even out of office. Instead Democratic prosecutors are being confronted by a tangle of
  • BBB Tip: Economic Impact Payments are coming via mailed debit cards

    BBB Tip: Economic Impact Payments are coming via mailed debit cards
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Treasury Department announced they will deliver the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) this year.
    While some Americans have received the payment in the form of a mailed check or as a direct deposit into their bank account, others will be sent debit cards.According to the Better Business Bureau said, "debit cards are being sent to some consumers for whom the IRS did not have bank account information on file."The BBB said there are multip
  • Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked

    Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian users of the Signal messaging service say they have lost access to the app on their mobile devices. Users in several neighborhoods in the capital Tehran and at least three other major cities contacted by The Associated Press said Monday that access to the app was blocked gradually beginning in the afternoon. They said they could use the system through virtual private networks, services that shield internet users by encrypting their data traffic. Some still had a
  • The Latest: FEMA to reimburse states for some pandemic costs

    The Latest: FEMA to reimburse states for some pandemic costs
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is releasing some more information about its increasing role in COVID-19 vaccination efforts, though it is not yet saying where it will be setting up federal vaccination centers.
    FEMA announced Monday that it would be reimbursing states, territories and tribal governments for the use of National Guard troops to respond to the pandemic and plans to expedite reimbursement for eligible emergency projects such as leasing facilities or equipm
  • Pets are back: Biden’s 2 dogs settle in at White House

    Pets are back: Biden’s 2 dogs settle in at White House
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pets are back at the White House. President Joe Biden’s German shepherds Champ and Major moved in over the weekend. They are the first dogs to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. Biden and his wife, Jill, adopted Major in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. They got Champ after the 2008 election. Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden broke his right foot while playing with Major at his home in Wilmington, Del
  • California proposal would extend eviction rule through June

    California proposal would extend eviction rule through June
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is considering extending its pandemic eviction protections through the end of June and paying up to 80% of some tenants’ unpaid rent. The state passed a law last year banning evictions for tenants who pay at least 25% of their rent owed between September and January. Those protections will expire Monday. A proposal being negotiated between Gov. Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins would extend thos
  • Genetic genealogy helps ID victim of Green River Killer

    Genetic genealogy helps ID victim of Green River Killer
    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say genetic genealogy has helped identify the youngest known victim of the Green River Killer. The remains of 14-year-old Wendy Stephens were found nearly 37 years ago near a baseball field. Serial killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty in 2003 to murdering 48 women and girls in the 1980s. Four of them were unidentified, including Stephens. Researchers at the DNA Doe Project helped with the identification. The project uses publicly available DNA d
  • Check your tickets: $52K Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket sold in Tucson

    Check your tickets: $52K Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket sold in Tucson
    Arizona State Lottery
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Check your tickets! A winning $52,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket was sold in Tucson Sunday.
    According to Arizona State Lottery officials, the winning ticket was sold at Fry's Food Store at 3770 W. Ina Rd.The winning numbers for Sunday's drawing were 4, 10, 12, 14, 18. The lucky individual matched five out of the five numbers. 
    The post Check your tickets: $52K Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket sold in Tucson appeared first on KVOA.
  • Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

    Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa
    WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Joe Biden has reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. He also added South Africa to the list, because of concerns about a variant of the coronavirus that has spread beyond that nation. Biden has reversed an order from President Donald Trump in his final days in office that called for the relaxation of the travel restrictions
  • Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project

    Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project
    Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program, called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users who sign up through Twitter. People who want to sign up must have a U.S.-based phone carrier, verified email and phone number and no recent Twitter rule violations. Twitter says it wants both experts and non-experts to write Birdwatch notes. Twitter, along with other social media companies, has b
  • Emergency crews respond to house fire on Tucson’s south side

    Emergency crews respond to house fire on Tucson’s south side
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Crews are responding to a house fire on Tucson's south side Monday afternoon.
    Tucson Fire Department units were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Baffin Drive, near 12th Avenue.
    Motorists are asked to avoid the area.The post Emergency crews respond to house fire on Tucson’s south side appeared first on KVOA.
  • Amid stimulus talks, Biden signs order to help factories

    Amid stimulus talks, Biden signs order to help factories
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is taking whatever steps he can to galvanize the economy as he pushes Congress for a giant stimulus package. He plans to sign an executive order Monday to boost government buying from U.S. manufacturers. The executive order is among a flurry of moves by the Biden administration during its first full week to publicly show it’s taking swift action to heal an ailing economy. Biden’s aides have hammered the talking points that the country is in
  • Vail, Marana bring students back into the classrooms Monday

    Vail, Marana bring students back into the classrooms Monday
    TUCSON (KVOA) – Schools have struggled on how to perform throughout the pandemic. On Monday, two nearby districts brought students back into the classrooms, again.Both Marana Unified School District and Vail School District are the ones bringing students back into the classrooms.
    Each school district will introduce its hybrid formats yet again.Many area school districts have remained in fully-remote instruction since the holidays.
    And, many were only supposed to for two weeks but pushed it
  • Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

    Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the $20 bill. But Tubman’s fate had been in doubt since the 2016 presidential campaig
  • US Supreme Court won’t hear Nevada church’s COVID-19 case

    US Supreme Court won’t hear Nevada church’s COVID-19 case
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused a rural Nevada church’s request to weigh in on a legal battle over the government’s authority to limit the size of religious gatherings. The high court on Monday denied Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley’s petition seeking to review the case on its merits. Attorneys general from 19 other states had recently joined in support of the church east of Reno. They were urging the Supreme Court to rule on the Nevada case to help brin
  • Dutch police take to streets to prevent more rioting

    Dutch police take to streets to prevent more rioting
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have taken to the streets of towns and cities across the Netherlands in an attempt to prevent a repeat of rioting a night earlier that saw clashes linked to the country’s coronavirus curfew. Before the curfew started Monday, two cities reported unrest. Police in the port city of Rotterdam reported youths took to a street “seeking a confrontation with police.” Riot officers attempted to break up the violence and made a number of a
  • The Latest: White House to resume public COVID-19 briefings

    The Latest: White House to resume public COVID-19 briefings
    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will provide public briefings on the coronavirus pandemic starting Wednesday.
    The briefings will feature public health officials. Psaki says they will occur three times a week and provide details on the government’s response to addressing the pandemic.
    That’s a stark contrast to the Trump administration, which kept Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert, and other

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