Extreme heat facts and tips for coping in Phoenix.
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Good morning, Arizona. Here’s what you need to know to start your workday.
Pack your sunscreen. The weather warmup continues today in the Valley, with a projected high of 106 and a low of 75.
Things get a little milder heading into the long Memorial Day weekend before a return to triple digits on Monday, forecasters say. Here’s your extended outlook:
- THURSDAY: 99/71
- FRIDAY: 94/70
- SATURDAY: 95/72
- SUNDAY: 99/74
- MONDAY: 103/76
TRUMP AND POPE MEET AT VATICAN
All eyes were on the Vatican early Wednesday as President Trump and Pope Francis finally met face to face.
Both outspoken leaders have taken verbal jabs at each other. Francis, in reference to then-candidate Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, said: “A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not about building bridges, is not a Christian.”
Trump replied that a religious leader capable of voicing such sentiments was “disgraceful.”
See a timeline of their history.
POLICE: MESA POL WAS VERY DRUNK AT WHEEL
Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle’s blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion on DUI earlier this month.
Winkle, who is currently on a voluntary suspension from the council, was pulled over by Tempe Police around 1 a.m. on May 7, after an officer saw him nearly hit three pedestrians, according to the police report.
In the body-camera video of his arrest, Winkle told officers multiple times that he had not been drinking.
POLICE SETTLEMENTS ADD UP IN CHANDLER
Chandler is paying more than $300,000 in settlements related to two police incidents.
One involved a man who set out to help police but found himself thrown against a police vehicle, handcuffed and later arrested at the prompting of a police supervisor. The officer said he felt pressured by his supervisor, who also discouraged him from using a police body camera.
The other case involved a bicyclist who lost an eye during an encounter with police.
All of the involved officers still work for Chandler. The supervisor was suspended one day without pay.
The Chandler City Council voted in late April to settle the cases. Read the full story for more.
D-BACKS KEEP IT ROLLING
For the better part of two months, the Diamondbacks’ spotlight has shined in all corners of their clubhouse, a new-hero-every-night phenomenon that winning baseball seasons tend to produce.
It’s still too early to say what this season will become for the Diamondbacks, but games like Tuesday night’s serve to reinforce the notion that their flirtation with contention is legitimate.
Their pitching was good enough. Their defense did not hurt them. They scratched across just enough runs. And they produced a new batch of heroes du jour in a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Chase Field.
PAINTERS WALK AWAY FROM GRAND AVE. ROLLOVER
Two male painters walked away from a serious rollover accident on Grand Avenue in Phoenix with minor injuries Wednesday morning after crawling out of the cab of their paint truck that was pulling a trailer.
Shortly before 5 a.m., a paint truck swerved to avoid another truck, and it rolled multiple times before it landed upside down, facing the opposite direction.
The man in the second truck that the painters swerved to miss was unharmed and there was damage to his truck. He remained on scene to speak to Phoenix police officers.
Grand and 33rd avenues just south of Indian School Road were expected to be closed during the morning commute so that crews can clean up the accident.
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1844: Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America’s first telegraph line.
- 1883: The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland.
- 1935: The first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.
- 1937: In a set of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Social Security Act of 1935.
- 1957: Anti-American rioting broke out in Taipei, Taiwan, over the acquittal of a U.S. Army sergeant who had shot and killed a Chinese man.
- 1976: Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington.
- 1980: Iran rejected a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American hostages.
- 1994: Four Islamic fundamentalists convicted of bombing New York’s World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
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