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Buyer beware: Experts say home sellers don’t have to disclose murders, hauntings

TEMPE – When Patricia St. Vincent bought a 1910 colonial revival house in Tempe more than 30 years ago, the seller congratulated her and said, “You bought yourself a haunted house.”


Playing the odds: Valley surgeon lives double life as successful poker player

A local surgeon likes to play the odds, just not in the emergency room.


Attendees, Phoenix officials praise inaugural Lost Lake Festival

PHOENIX – Thousands of people converged in central Phoenix this past weekend as part of the inaugural Lost Lake Festival, a three-day music, arts and food event. Despite earlier concerns about security issues and potential traffic snarls, attendees and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the event “exceeded expectations.”

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Maryvale residents express concerns about hospital closure

PHOENIX – Maryvale residents said they were concerned about the recent announcement their nearest hospital would close, leaving some to question where they will go in an emergency.

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Arizona Humane Society encourages fostering to reduce ‘astronomical’ cost of caring for kittens

PHOENIX – Tiny meows echo through the room as volunteers in yellow smocks feed, weigh and record every kitten in the Arizona Humane Society’s Bottle Baby Intensive Care Unit.

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New initiative focuses on connecting Maryvale residents to jobs

PHOENIX – Like many community members who live in or around Maryvale, Lupe Ybarra needs a job.

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‘He only wanted to help’: 13-year-old brings popular charity to Sloan Park

MESA — In his first at-bat of the Game Day USA Junior All-American Games, Sam Love faced an 0-2 count with the bases loaded. Love fouled off a few before finding his money pitch.


Phoenix-based meditation studio hopes to expand into national franchise

PHOENIX – Eastern cultures have practiced the art of meditation for centuries. But its popularity has spread to the West in recent decades.


EPA scraps Clean Power Plan, but utilities still vow lower emissions

WASHINGTON - Arizona utilities and regulators said they plan to continue working toward the lower carbon emission goals that had been set in the EPA's Clean Power Plan, even though federal officials said this week that they are scrapping the program.


Report: Arizona among states with numerous financial complaints from older consumers

PHOENIX – Arizona ranks among the top states for financial complaints by older consumers, a consumer group said in a report released Thursday.

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Tiny home trend slow to grow in Arizona, but developers plan new projects

PHOENIX – Tiny housing has been a hot topic the past few years, with shows such as “Tiny House Hunters” and others appearing on HGTV and tiny house communities popping up across the country.


Going for broke: Many pro athletes still struggling with finances

PHOENIX — Mike Tyson. Allen Iverson. Diego Maradona. Terrell Owens. Four major athletes, four major sports.