The Arizona Republic reporter Megan Cassidy sums up the press conference held at Phoenix police headquarters announcing the arrest of the suspect in the “Serial Street Shooter” case on May 8, 2017. Tom Tingle/

Good morning, Arizona. Here’s what you need to know to start the workday. 

The high today for metro Phoenix will be around 73 degrees, with a morning low of about 57 degrees.  Showers and thunderstorms are possible, so pack an umbrella.

Things will start to heat up Wednesday afternoon with an expected high of 78 degrees and lows around 58 degrees.

The rest of the week will follow a warming trend with few winds, the National Weather Service said.


A man was arrested Monday in a string of serial killings that rattled a Phoenix neighborhood last year, marking a major break in a case that involved nine deaths and a dozen separate shootings.

Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, faces 26 felony counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by-shooting, said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.

Most of the killings by a gunman dubbed the Serial Shooter took place in a predominantly Latino neighborhood between August 2015 and July 2016.

The shooter struck victims after dark, picking victims who were either outside of their homes or sitting in cars.



The Mesa Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday morning. 

Mesa police said the officer is “okay” and the suspect was taken to a hospital. The shooting happened in the area of 800 S Sirrine Street, according to police. 

Lincoln Elementary School, located near the shooting, is having its start time delayed, according to Mesa. 

Look for more details as they are released.


Looking for a job in the East Valley? Mesa may be a good place to start your search.

In the coming years, several new and existing employers are looking to add upward of 700 full-time positions in the Valley’s second-largest city.

Many are in key industries that Mesa officials have been courting for years, such as high-end manufacturing.

“In general, we’re seeing that the economy is coming back now and companies seem to be more confident about hiring, and expansions that may have been on hold are now moving forward,” said Jaye O’Donnell, Mesa’s assistant director of economic development.





  • 1754: A political cartoon in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette depicted a snake cut into eight pieces, each section representing a part of the American colonies; the caption read, “JOIN, or DIE.”
  • 1914: President Woodrow Wilson, acting on a joint congressional resolution, signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
  • 1926: Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett supposedly became the first men to fly over the North Pole. (However, U.S. scholars announced in 1996 that their examination of Byrd’s flight diary suggested he had turned back 150 miles short of his goal.)
  • 1951: The U.S. conducted its first thermonuclear experiment as part of Operation Greenhouse by detonating a 225-kiloton device on Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific nicknamed “George.”
  • 1961: In a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton N. Minow decried the majority of television programming as a “vast wasteland.”
  • 1974: The House Judiciary Committee opened public hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. 
  •  1980: 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section of the southbound span to collapse.

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