Welcome to Phoenix, where a few inches of rain have pretty much turned the city into Atlantis. Rainfall records are on pace to be broken, schools are being canceled, power outages are being reported, and cars are floating in the middle of the interstate.
Although the fire is no more, the 21,000-acre Slide Fire is still affecting the area between Sedona and Flagstaff.State Route 89A -- undoubtedly one of the state's best highways as far as scenery and driving excitement are concerned -- is now having problems with floods.
A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the state from enforcing rules that prevent participants in the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from receiving driver's licenses.Governor Jan Brewer had implemented that policy by executive order in 2012, and ... More >>
People keep driving the wrong way on Phoenix-area highways, and the Arizona Department of Transportation is going to see if signs do the trick.Just in the last two months, seven people have been killed by wrong-way drivers, and there were two more crashes caused by wrong-way drivers this week.
A wildfire started yesterday afternoon just north of Sedona, near Slide Rock State Park.The "Slide Fire" was estimated to be 400 to 450 acres as of about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, according to information provided by the Forest Service.
Seven people have been killed by wrong-way drivers on highways around Phoenix over the last week, and highway-safety officials held an "emergency meeting" to discuss the issue.While there's no one solution to the problem, it was just last year that the Arizona Department of Transportation tested out ... More >>
The Arizona Department of Transportation is releasing more of the "clean air -- blue skies" license plates, which allow drivers to be in the HOV lane solo at any time.When the plates first rolled out in 2007, pretty much any vehicle using an alternative energy source could get the plate, including b ... More >>
There's going to be a new design for Arizona driver's licenses, starting June 16.As you can see from the sample above, it's hideous.
Twenty-three years after the first official discussions of a straight, interstate-quality path for vehicles to travel from Phoenix to Las Vegas, there is finally physical evidence of progress: some signs.There's no construction date, no funding, and the studies aren't even done, but the Arizona Depa ... More >>
The large plume of smoke over Phoenix is coming from a big fire in an industrial area downtown.The listed address, near the Interstate 10/Interstate 17 stack, is a distribution center for a company that sells electrical, welding, plumbing, and other industrial products.
Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division has started posting online updates of wait times for the MVD offices around the state.(It's like Disneyland, minus the fun!)
The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to move forward on several long-anticipated projects this year, particularly on the Loop 101 and 202 highways.All the projects will be funded through federal and state highway funds, which are collected through gas taxes, vehicle license fees, and auto ... More >>
In addition to providing the Arizona Department of Transportation with information about traffic conditions, the highway cameras throughout the state also capture some things you might not expect to see on the open road.From weird weather to strange items dumped on the highway, to odd crashes, and m ... More >>
If you're the type of person who still has faith in humanity, you probably haven't seen the list of 27,438 custom license plates that have been rejected in Arizona.This list includes people who wanted to drive around every day with their license plates reading "BBYDCK," "HOTNUTZ," "VAGKING," or one ... More >>
Here's a guy who's not ashamed to let everyone know how he feels about children's penises.This truck with the "NOCIRCM" license plate was spotted this morning in Phoenix, along the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway.
This week was a weird one for traffic in Phoenix, and around the state.In addition to the typical antics of bad drivers, there was some odd weather, extraordinarily packed roadways, and strangely vacant roadways due to Thanksgiving -- all captured by the Arizona Department of Transportation's highwa ... More >>
If you've spent considerable time in Phoenix, you might wonder if anyone in this city knows how to ride a bicycle, since the cyclist appears to be an endangered species in the downtown area.However, a study by the Arizona Department of Transportation seems to show that people come to the state to pe ... More >>
ADOTA couch in the HOV lane at Loop 101 and Thomas Road.Aside from the clueless driving that ruins the commute for the rest of us every single day, highway backups are sometimes caused by some weird things.Unfortunately, some of these weird things aren't captured on the Arizona Department of Transpo ... More >>
If you need to travel westbound through the Interstate 10 tunnel in Phoenix, bad news: There are a ton of watermelons all over the place.If you need a watermelon, good news: There are a ton of watermelons all over the place inside the I-10 westbound tunnel.
If you just can't manage to drive down the Loop 202 like a normal human being while a fireworks display is taking place over Tempe Town Lake, the cops have an issue with that.The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced that cops will be on the 202 tomorrow night, looking for people who are slo ... More >>
Pot by itself was not much of a factor in injury and fatal crashes probed last year by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Fewer than 1 percent of suspected impaired drivers involved in such crashes tested positive for nothing but marijuana. New Times' findings, based on a records request sat ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that's supposed to cut down on the number of photo-radar cameras in the state, which probably won't happen.See, according to House Bill 2477, a city or town can't put a photo-radar system on a state highway . . . unless it "proves that the photo enforce ... More >>
The buckled pavement on U.S. Route 89 outside of Page, which was shown in almost-unbelievable photos released on Wendesday, was likely caused by a landslide.Aside from the highway just looking dangerous, one of the Arizona Department of Transportation's engineers says the guardrail to the side of th ... More >>
At the bottom of this post, you can see the full-sized photo from the Arizona Department of Transportation of U.S. Route 89, which looks really messed up.And, as the headline suggests, if we had to describe the photograph to someone, we'd say it looks like Godzilla stepped on it.
www.randomfunnypicture.comAccording to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, "graffiti is not a harmless form of creative expression. It's a destructive crime that victimizes entire communities by creating blight and encouraging additional criminal activity."One of the more prolific Valley v ... More >>
A demolition crew tearing down the old Jockey Club building at 2200 East Highland Avenue found human skeletal remains this morning.This is the third skeleton found in Phoenix since March, when two sets of human bones were found in Phoenix in less than 24 hours.According to Phoenix police, a crane ... More >>
www.icanhascheezeberger.comFor the second time in about 24 hours, a dead body has been found in Phoenix.The latest is only described as an adult male. He was found near 64th Lane and Rivas Road about 6:30 a.m.. Phoenix police say they've had contact with the man recently. The death, however, is n ... More >>
www.freewebs.comThat's the LAST time I'm getting in that truckPETA's now in the business of handing out "awards," and we've got a candidate for "Worst Truck Driver of the Year": the guy who flipped a tractor-trailer carrying nearly 40 cows this morning.Authorities say 38 cows are in need of rescu ... More >>
www.livegratefuldeadmusic.comArizona Department of Transportation crews checking a drain near a Valley freeway yesterday afternoon made a pretty gruesome discovery: human skeletal remains.According to the Phoenix Police Department, about 2 p.m. yesterday, ADOT crews were checking a storm drain ne ... More >>
It's not everyday we get two separate emails from the Phoenix Police Department with the subject "skeletal remains found." Today, evidently, is not like every other day.For the second time in less than 24 hours, a skeleton has been found in the city of Phoenix.According to Phoenix police, the lat ... More >>
A Phoenix police sergeant was found shot to death in a parking lot near the Arizona State Capitol last night.The sergeant who was shot has not been identified and police don't have any suspects at the moment.According to the Phoenix Police Department, officers began looking for the sergeant after ... More >>
A man from Phoenix was arrested by detectives from the Department of Public Safety, after a two-month investigation into an alleged scam. The man is accused of stealing invalid amusement park passes from Valley retailers and then selling them for hundreds of dollars on web site Craig's List. Auth ... More >>
Based on the most recent job-loss data, Arizona may have been hit harder by the recession than Michigan, a state infamous for job losses in the past. The most recent data shows that Arizona, since the start of the recession, shows the highest percentage of job losses. Arizona, according to th ... More >>
www.smartassstore.comThe Arizona Department of Transportation announced today that it has laid off 90 employees and 25 more workers should expect to get the ax by the end of the year."This is a perfect storm - our revenues are down, we are suffering from the use of state transportation funds for ... More >>
The Mesa Historical Museum will close early next year because of lack of revenue and city funding. The museum's exhibits will be moved to other places, including the Arizona Museum for Youth, where the exhibit "Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience" will be moved...An illegal immigrant who was ... More >>
The monsoons have finally arrived in the Valley. After a series of thunderstorms Monday night, the city saw more storms early this morning. Although temperatures in the Valley are expected to be around 108 the next several days, the Weather Service says the chance for thunderstorms will continue int ... More >>
A medical doctor in Kingman has been charged with 14 felony counts, after an investigation revealed he regularly wrote up to as many as 100 prescriptions a day at his practice, for painkillers such as Percocet and Oxycontin. The doctor, Albert Szu Sun Yeh, also has a practice in Las Vegas, and was o ... More >>
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