Monday, November 17, 2014 8:00 am
The Mesa Riverview area is getting a massive boost to its hospitality accommodations in the form of Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ Sheraton River View Hotel. The four-story, 160,000-plus-square-foot facility, directly adjacent to Cubs Park, will feature views of the park and easy access to games, allowing baseball fans to stay as close to the action as physically possible.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Some homeowners say jets taking off from Sky Harbor International Airport were rerouted in September to fly over several historic neighborhoods near central Phoenix.
The Federal Aviation Administration was bombarded with complaints.
And FAA officials say a preliminary look at the issue determined some planes that were supposed to be flying over an industrial area were flying too far east over residential neighborhoods.
Now, the FAA is working with air traffic control at Sky Harbor to make sure jets are flying in the intended air space.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he's encouraged by the FAA's decision to work with the city to reduce noise that has disrupted residents in Phoenix's historic neighborhoods.
He says he'll keep working with all sides until a result is reached that works for everyone.
Friday, November 14, 2014 5:30 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A pilot reported spotting a drone about a dozen miles from Phoenix's main airport, but police say nothing has been found.
Federal Aviation Administration regional spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported seeing the unmanned aircraft while inbound to Sky Harbor International Airport late Thursday morning.
Details about the drone itself, its altitude and its proximity to the airliner aren't immediately known. However, Gregor says the pilot didn't mention taking evasive action.
Phoenix police say the inbound aircraft reportedly spotted a small remote control helicopter in or near the approach area. Officers were dispatched to that area and found nothing.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that a growing number of small drone aircraft are turning up in the skies near U.S. airports and airliners and posing a risk of collision.
Friday, September 26, 2014 9:44 am
Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 26-29), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
A US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. (Matt York, AP)
Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:00 pm
As the home to Arizona State University, Tempe is a vibrant and progressive college town that is always on the move. Located at the center of the Valley and surrounded by five freeways and just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe is the perfect place to do business or for visitors to enjoy vacations.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:00 am
The Tempe man, accused of pointing an AR-15 at people in Sky Harbor, says he brought a gun to the airport for "political purposes."
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:50 am
A Tempe man is in custody for allegedly pointing a loaded AR-15 rifle toward a woman and her teenage daughter inside Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Friday, July 25, 2014 6:15 am
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Since July is National Ice Cream month, here are the top places to get ice cream in the Valley.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:36 am
Got a youngster who’s into big machines? A variety of interesting aircraft will be rolled out onto the tarmac for a closer look at Gateway Aviation Day. The free event also offers a kids zone full of fun activities and food vendors.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:49 am
A large storm system made its way eastward into Arizona bringing rainy conditions across much of the state.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 4:45 am
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th Annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions on Feb. 28 at the Embassy Suites Tempe from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Friday, January 31, 2014 3:13 pm
Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s multi-platinum recording comedian performs live in Scottsdale.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 9:15 am
Of all the words to describe Mesa in 2013, inactive is the furthest one down the list. The city was bustling throughout the year with news that held the nation’s attention for months at a time and the announcement of several new projects that should make Mesa an attractive option for businesses in 2014 and beyond.
Monday, November 18, 2013 5:20 am
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
Monday, November 4, 2013 8:45 pm
PHOENIX — With small errors adding up to big dollars for travelers, the state Department of Weights and Measures has penalized several airlines for inaccurate luggage scales.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 10:14 am
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:14 am
Spirit Airlines' first flight out of Sky Harbor International Airport took off early Friday morning.
Monday, September 23, 2013 6:47 am
A report conducted by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business indicates the combined direct and indirect impacts from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more than $1 billion to the regional economy in fiscal year 2013. That’s 79 percent more than what was reported in the last study, three years ago.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:33 pm
It's a hot day in the Valley of the Sun.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:02 pm
Valley business leaders were surprised Tuesday when word spread that the Justice Department and several state attorneys general, including Arizona’s, filed a lawsuit to halt an $11 billion planned merger between American and Valley-based US Airways.
President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the onlookers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday August, 6, 2013. [Kyle Burton/Special to AFN]
President Barack Obama shakes hands with the crowd at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday August, 6, 2013.[Kyle Burton/Special to AFN]
Air Force One arrives at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday August, 6, 2013.[Kyle Burton/Special to AFN]