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Indigent and unclaimed: 494 people memorialized in André House candlelight vigil

LITCHFIELD PARK – André House of Arizona held its annual Thanksgiving Eve candlelight vigil for the indigent and unclaimed buried at White Tanks Cemetery in Litchfield Park, which is Maricopa County’s potter’s field.

Maria Ornelas, 14, looks at a program during an annual Thanksgiving Eve vigil at White Tanks Cemetery in Litchfield Park on Nov. 23, 2022, organized by André House of Arizona. (Photo by Samantha Chow/Cronkite News)

‘Smooth’ ASU receiver Andre Johnson strikes right notes on football field and in rap music studio

TEMPE – Arizona State wide receiver Andre Johnson is using the offseason to start a career as a rap producer. He’s not the first ASU football player to make music, but he wants to help define the Phoenix hip-hop scene.


Close to return, Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown expected to drive ‘hard bargain’ for new deal with Arizona Cardinals

PHOENIX – The Cardinals are poised to hand wide receiver Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown a handsome contract extension. Brown’s initial production and his aggressive agent working with leverage Arizona forfeited to acquire the 25-year-old figures to bolster the payday.


Arizona students come to lobby as courts, Congress, fight over Oak Flat

WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona high school students and alumni was in Washington this week to lobby for a bill that would block development of a copper mine at Oak Flat, land that is sacred to the San Carlos Apache.


Hockey on horseback: Inside Shane Doan’s upcoming polo debut and training regimen

SCOTTSDALE – Shane Doan, former NHL Coyotes player for over 15 years, is preparing for a polo match Saturday. He is training this month to be ready for the match.

Former longtime Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan (right) prepares for his upcoming debut at the 11th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. (Photo by Marlee Zanna Thompson/Cronkite News)

Game on: Hillcrest Prep poised for first season in Overtime Elite league

BUCKEYE – Hillcrest Prep was one of three teams to join Overtime Elite, a high school basketball league designed for players to get paid or receive exposure from fans and scouts. The Bruins are preparing for the league after experiencing it first-hand last season.

The Hillcrest Prep Bruins will make their Overtime Elite league debut Friday against the YNG Dreamerz. (Photo by Liam Archer/Cronkite News)

Coyotes honor Matt Shott’s legacy, pick up first win at Mullett Arena

TEMPE – On Hockey Fights Cancer night, Coyotes honor Matt Shott’s legacy and contributions to the organization. Coyotes win first ever game at Mullett Arena.


Here’s the deal: Cam Johnson banking on solid play leading to huge payday with Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – Cam Johnson and the Suns failed to agree to a contract extension before the season, allowing him to become a restricted free agent in 2023. This puts pressure on Johnson to perform, but he’s trying to not let it distract from the team’s goals.

Suns forward Cam Johnson is averaging 10 points and four rebounds through the first four games of the regular season. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It started with a rubber chicken: The story behind the Suns’ Sunburst jersey

PHOENIX – The Suns’ decision to completely redesign their uniforms 30 years ago came during a time of dramatic change for the franchise that wasn’t for the chickenhearted.

Jerry Colangelo wanted a logo to reflect the Phoenix Suns as a franchise that was trending upward, not setting. So the new logo became a rising sun. (Photo courtesy of Tom O’Grady)

Southern border apprehensions hit record 2.4 million in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON – Border officials encountered a record of almost 2.4 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2022, shattering the old record of 1.7 million set just a year earlier, according to numbers released late Friday by Customs and Border Protection.


Hamilton football star Terrell Suggs stayed home; it led to ASU Hall of Fame

TEMPE – Terrell Suggs, who still holds the NCAA Division single-season record for quarterback sacks, recently was inducted into Arizona State’s Athletics Hall of Fame and Distinction along with eight others. Suggs, who played at Hamilton High in Chandler, believes keeping the best local prospects at home is the key to future success in the ASU football program. He said interim coach Shaun Aguano is taking steps to make that happen.


It’s a start: Phoenix Suns turn page on controversial offseason with win against Dallas Mavericks in season opener

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns avenged last season’s Game 7 loss with a victory over Dallas. But how will this affect the rest of the Suns’ season?

The Phoenix Suns overcame a 22-point deficit in Wednesday's season opener against the Dallas Mavericks behind key contributions from guards Devin Booker, right, and Damion Lee. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)