It's the first day of school for Mesa Public Schools students as they head back to the classroom. FOX 10's Desiree Fluellen has the story.
Mesa Police officials say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in June that killed a man at a park in the East Valley city.
The elderly man was a resident at the Canyon Winds retirement community near Power Road and McDowell.
A new school year is getting started, and Stephanie Strobel has worked hard to collect school supplies for students in need. FOX 10's Bailey Miller reports.
The Arizona Dept. of Public Safety said 29-year-old Adrian Gonzalez tried to ram another vehicle before shooting at the victim's car on Loop 101 near Ray Road on Jan. 21.
After arriving at the scene, the suspect's wife came outside and said her 2-year-old child was in the upstairs bedroom and her husband was inside the house armed with a rifle.
Officials with SRP say power has been restored to over 3,600 customers in East Mesa, following a power outage earlier in the evening.
Tom Felten discovered that his motorcycle was stolen on Saturday. Now, police are looking for the person responsible for the theft.
Tempe Police officials say a man has been arrested after an officer spotted him towing a boat that matched the description of a boat that was stolen out of Mesa.
Strong winds and storms have caused multiple damages throughout the Valley, and by Friday afternoon, cleanup efforts were underway.
Six young Arizona athletes are getting ready to compete in the Junior Olympics in Florida. FOX 10's Desiree Fluellen has more on a big fundraiser planned for July 17 to help these kids.
Court documents show a Mesa man admitted to killing his wife following an argument over their marriage.
"A sergeant issued multiple commands for her to drop her weapons," police said in a statement on July 15. "She did not comply and that is when the officer involved shooting occurred."
A K-9 officer in Mesa was flagged down by residents who said a kitten was stuck in a storm drain for days. She along with her 4-legged partner rescued the kitten just as the state's monsoon season brings wet weather to the Valley.
The Tempe Police Department says it partnered with Homeland Security, the FBI, the attorney general's office, and Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale Police for "Operation Behind the Mask," an undercover operation targeting child sex crimes and human trafficking.
Three people were found with gunshot wounds inside of an apartment near Broadway and Gilbert Roads in Mesa.
On July 5, people not only gathered at animal shelters to look for their pets, but also to drop off pets for reunion with their rightful owners. Some pets were reunited with their family members, but others are not so lucky.
"The fire is under investigation but preliminary findings show that improperly discarded fireworks were most certainly the cause of the fire," the department said.
The Fourth of July fireworks show at Fiesta Mall in Mesa celebrated America's independence after a year of planning for 1,600 fireworks to be shot off.
"After interviews were complete, officers learned that Jones initially fired his handgun at Michael through the glass of the hotel room before following him and firing several more rounds, killing him in the parking lot," police said in a statement.