Arizona News

Driver Rams Cyclists in Arizona Race, Critically Injuring Six

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona on Saturday, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store, …

Arizona Legislature to Hold Special Wildfire Funding Session

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature will convene in special session this week to consider adding $100 million in funding for fighting wildfires and to boost the amount of money available to clear hazardous brush and deal with the damage …

Wildfires Smolder Across Dry, Drought-Stricken Southwest

A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer. Residents in New Mexico’s largest city woke up Wednesday shrouded again in …

Growing Arizona Wildfires Prompts New Evacuation Orders

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Crews made progress toward containing one of two major wildfires in south-central Arizona’s desert hill country, allowing evacuation notices to be lifted for several rural areas though towns elsewhere continued to be threatened. Areas where evacuations …

TheBest Claims Solutions

Introducing the new look, new name, and future of TheBestIRS Phoenix, AZ, January 14, 2021 – TheBest Claims Solutions, formerly known as TheBestIRS, Insurance Recruiting Specialists, announced the company’s complete rebranding including a name change. This milestone is a major …

Coronavirus Challenging For Crews Fighting Arizona Wildfires

PHOENIX — This year’s wildfire season has been an extra challenging one for firefighters. Not only have crews had to battle some massive fires around Arizona, they have had to deal with changes in their routine due to the COVID-19 …

Arizona: No. 14 in Population, but No. 1 in Auto Glass Claims

More auto glass claims are filed in Arizona than any state in the nation. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says there’s something fishy about that. Howard Handler, government affairs director for NICB, said he doesn’t believe Arizona highways have that …

Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Opioid Case Against Purdue, Sackler Family

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family — owners of Purdue Pharma LP — funneled out of …

Arizona Launches Safety Plan to Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes

State transportation officials said Wednesday that construction has begun near several Phoenix freeways to get the attention of wrong-way drivers in the wake of several deadly crashes. The Arizona Department of Transportation said crews started work this week on installing …

Arizona Bicycle Thefts Increase 5.3% Each Year

Bicycle theft is increasing in Arizona, according to Markel Specialty. According to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report, from 2007 to 2011, bicycle theft in Arizona rose 5.3 percent each year on average. Over 5,000 bicycles are reported stolen each …