Bill Stokely of Flagstaff has agreed to forfeit his helicopter and not fly or own aircraft for two years in a deal that'll keep him out of prison for changing his chopper's tail number. Stokely will also give up a claim to his Robinson R44 chopper, which was seized more than a year ago. The agreem ... More >>
Following our post yesterday about US Airways' pilots union's claim that the airline tried to intimidate a pilot into flying a malfunctioning plane, US Airways got back to us and calls the claim "outlandish."On Friday, the US Airways Pilots Association ran a full page ad in USA Today outlining a ... More >>
city-data.comSky Harbor ranks number two in the country for laser strike reports.Of the many uses for a laser pointer, terrorizing a airplane pilot should not be one of them.Valley residents apparently didn't get the memo. In a jump from last year, Valley pilots now have the second highest repor ... More >>
Two siblings were killed yesterday in an auto accident on the I-10 near Casa Grande. The victims were driving in a dust storm that caused a deadly pile-up wreck. The siblings, teenagers Mark Eide and Katie Eide, were on their way to Dairy Queen when they got caught in the storm...Gilbert police d ... More >>
An Arizona DPS officer was killed last night while laying down spike strips to stop a suspect on a high-speed chase. The officer, Chris Marano, was working near the Seventh Avenue overpass of the Loop 101 when a DPS vehicle in pursuit hit Marano. He died at John C. Lincoln hospital. The suspect i ... More >>
www.demotivateus.comThe Phoenix Suns are inviting any twinkle-toed geriatrics in the Phoenix area to head over to the U.S. Airways Arena this Saturday and bust-a-move with the hopes of joining the team's elderly dance squad, the "Golden Grannies."If selected, each Granny will have the distinguish ... More >>
This show may not appeal to all our readers, but it's definitely worth mentioning: George Strait comes to U.S. Airways on Friday, February 5. Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack open. Like I said, maybe it's not for you, in which case I feel sorry for you. I'll personally be thrilled to hear "All M ... More >>
Flight attendants for US Airways aren't too thrilled with some of the working conditions after the 2005 merger with America West Airlines and they plan to let management know Friday morning, when they picket at Sky Harbor Airport.
Almost $250,000 was found in a spare tire last night, after an Arizona DPS officer stopped a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer for moving violations. Officers found the money in the tire after receiving consent to search the vehicle, and arrested and booked the driver on money laundering charges...Arizona i ... More >>
Image from: www.ercoupe.org/Fly-in Reports/FlyingAnAircoupe.htm A Casa Grande man faked FAA certification when he conducted an inspection of a small airplane that later crash-landed, says a federal indictment. Wesley Glen Forsythe, who worked at a maintenance facility at the Cas ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Fish aren't usually shipped in coffins, but somebody at U.S. Airways was apparently confused.Tempe-based US Airways has already come under criticism for requiring flight attendants who complained about safety issues to handle their own defense in a lawsuit filed by a pilot. ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: US Airways Ships Corpse to Pet Store Instead of Fish UPDATE: City of M ... More >>
Victor J. Palagano III Flight attendants Paula Walker, Brian Shunick, and Sue Burris have been vindicated by the judge's ruling.Score one for safety. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Louis Araneta last week dimissed a U.S. Airways pilot's lawsuit against three fligh ... More >>
With one hand ready to catch a predicted windfall of federal cash and the other wielding a budgetary chain saw, Governor Jan Brewer prepares to stamp her approval on a new budget that wipes out the state's $1.6 billion deficit. The search is basically over for a Chandler Planning and Zoning Com ... More >>
The Big Bang
A look at five Valley art exhibits.
Reviews by Gina Cavallo Collins and Kathleen Vanesian
A peek at five Valley exhibits
Because Hugh Hallman went suddenly silent, Tempe wound up losing the Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl
With unlimited free flying and online access to singles worldwide, working for the Valley¹s hometown airline is the next best thing to being James Bond
Reports raise new questions about city councilman's airport security contract
An oddball arena-rock triple bill showcases Mesa's returning heroes
SRP contributions came weeks before its own site was selected for stadium
Law allows tourism authority to tap $1 billion for stadium construction
Tempe hopes the public will see no evil if it sees no records
To get the stadium they want, Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill and Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano are playing fast and loose with the rules of the game
Delta 72 bears witness to the enduring power of rock 'n' roll with 000
Jeffrey Sherman's commercial ballooning company was called "Naturally High." As it turns out, he wasn't.
Prospectus' fine print reveals that if America West decides to sell, Continental is in the pilot's seat
THE SHERIFF DIDN'T LIKE THE LOOKS OF THINGS, SO A CONCERT FOR THE HOMELESS WOUND UP HOMELESS
AS AMERICA WEST GOES, SO GO PHOENIC AND TEMPE? GULP.