Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras

TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by the end of November.

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‘First time I saw a cactus’: Diamondbacks reflect warmly on Arizona Fall League

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Fall League breeds Major League Baseball’s future top talent. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and countless others have played in the developmental league that sends approximately 60 percent of its players to the majors.

Officials hope new traffic light technology will reduce congestion on Bell Road

SCOTTSDALE – Fifty thousand vehicles drive on Bell Road every day, making it one of the busiest roads in the Valley. The road spans about 34 miles and crosses through several cities, from Surprise to Scottsdale.

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Senators say feds leave local officials on their own on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON - An empty chair fielded question after question from an angry Senate panel Thursday, after a White House cybersecurity coordinator invoked executive privilege and skipped the hearing.

New device checks for traumatic brain injuries

PHOENIX –  A new device can check for brain injuries like concussions and bleeds in less than an hour, according to Arizona medical leaders who are using the technology.

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Arizona astronomer among first to see kilonova, a cosmic ‘train wreck’

WASHINGTON - It was what one scientist described as "a giant explosive train wreck that makes gold" in the cosmos, and a University of Arizona astronomer was one of the first to get a look - even though the actual event was more than 130 million years old.

Adults with autism will get a new housing community in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Denise Resnik carefully places the blueprints on a shelf because she wants them on display. They illustrate Resnik’s nearly 20-year journey to create an inclusive community housing project for her son and other adults with autism.


Want a chef to prepare dinner at your house? There’s a Phoenix app for that

PHOENIX – Roza Ferdowsmakan has loved food since she was 13 and spotted a strange-looking pie at a dinner party.

Roza Ferdowsmakan

Earth Day founder Denis Hayes has new quest: use the Valley’s sun to power ‘living buildings’

TEMPE – Denis Hayes, a co-founder of Earth Day in 1970, is working toward a greener future that focuses on developing “living buildings” that rely on nature, the sun and the rain, to operate.


Valley tech startups struggle to secure capital, organizations try to fill gap

MESA – Spencer Thomason’s startup beat out 63 others at this year’s Venture Madness competition.

Venture Madness