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Tempe man among 3 charged in deadly drug hit
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Tempe man among 3 charged in deadly drug hit

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer   A former basketball player at Seton Catholic High School faces first-degree murder and other charges stemming from a drug-related hit in Scottsdale. Mathhew Eric Bjornholt, 20, of Tempe, and two...
Region is a growing powerhouse even before census
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Region is a growing powerhouse even before census

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By Gary Nelson Contributor Even before the U.S. Census Bureau takes its official count of East Valley residents on April 1, new statistics speak to the region’s growing clout. Recent population estimates suggest, for example,...
Chandler teen finds life in dead languages
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Chandler teen finds life in dead languages

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By Ally Richmond Guest Writer   BASIS Chandler junior Adrian Palumbo scored some major points competing with more than 1,100 middle and high school students from over 30 states in a convention that celebrates classic Latin...
Chandler police cleared in fatal shooting
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Chandler police cleared in fatal shooting

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   Maricopa County prosecutors have decided not to pursue criminal charges against the Chandler police officers who shot and killed an 84-year-old man last October.  Kay Kenniker was fatally shot in the...
Chandler native cast in PBS show ‘Odd Squad’
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Chandler native cast in PBS show ‘Odd Squad’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   A Chandler girl is expected to appear in the upcoming season of “The Odd Squad,” an educational adventure series that airs on PBS Kids. Valentina Herrera, 11, will play the role of Opal,...
Chandler lawmaker steps into Bullhead City battle
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Chandler lawmaker steps into Bullhead City battle

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Chandler state Rep. Jeff Weninger’s district is hundreds of miles away from Bullhead City, but the Republican lawmaker has parachuted into a controversy involving that municipality’s effort...
Cartridges a growing part of legal and illegal pot sales
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Cartridges a growing part of legal and illegal pot sales

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer   Powerful THC cartridges, used to vape marijuana instead of smoking it, are part of a growing trend in the medical and recreational marijuana markets. The cartridges — at the center of a...
AFMA Fire Corps seeks volunteers in Sun Lakes
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AFMA Fire Corps seeks volunteers in Sun Lakes

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By Brian Curry Guest Writer   The Community Assistance Program of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Fire Corps is looking for more volunteers. There are multiple programs that are part of the nationally...
Hockey gear goes on wild ride out of Chandler
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Hockey gear goes on wild ride out of Chandler

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   A trailer containing a youth league’s hockey gear was stolen in Chandler, replaced and found — all within 48 hours.  It started Aug. 11 outside the Ice Den in Chandler, where a white trailer was...
Hamilton High football sex assault trial delayed
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Hamilton High football sex assault trial delayed

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By Jim Walsh Staff Writer   The criminal trial of a former Hamilton High School football player accused of assaulting younger players in the locker room has been delayed until at least January — two months shy of two years...