Arizona wildfires prompt evacuations; teen violence suspect sentenced | Nightly Roundup

From wildfires near an Arizona town that prompted evacuations to an 18-year-old who is sentenced for his role in an East Valley teen violence case, here's a look at some of the top stories on for Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

1. New wildfires prompt evacuations


Ray, Shake fires burning just outside of the town of Kearny forces evacuations

The Ray and Shake fires burning in Pinal County prompted evacuations on Tuesday as they've burned more than 150 acres.

2. Arrests made in East Valley fentanyl seizure


$1.2M worth of fentanyl seized in Mesa, 3 arrested

Three people were arrested after more than $1.2 million worth of fentanyl was seized during a drug bust near Country Club Drive and Rio Salado Parkway.

3. Teen violence suspect sentenced


Teen violence: Cody Kostoryz sentenced for beating of teen at Gilbert home

Cody Kostoryz, 18, was sentenced for his role in the beating of a teen at a party in December 2023.

4. Light rail riders express concerns amid extreme heat


Valley Metro Rail customers concerned system is being abused during heatwave

With temperatures soaring, some people living on the street are seeking shelter in Valley Metro Rail cars and that has paying customers on edge.

5. Wait for justice continues for bereaved Valley family


Phoenix family still waiting for justice after their teen daughter was shot dead

It's been three years since a teenage girl was found shot to death in Phoenix. While one of the suspects is behind bars, another is still on the loose.

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