• Arizona
  • Thursday , Feb 1 , 2018

Don’t let GPS, navigation apps replace common sense when you pick a route

When a highway closes or you’re just looking for possible routes, it’s natural to consult a navigation app or GPS unit. But drivers need to apply common sense to a computer’s suggestions, starting with not taking buses and other vehicles that aren’t up to the task down unpaved roads.

Snow in Arizona’s high country is a magnet for desert dwellers looking to ski, sled, make snowmen and have snowball fights.

As the Valley’s largest electric provider SRP is encouraging customers to stay safe this holiday season as they bring decorative lights, surge protectors and extension cords out of storage to celebrate the holidays.

‘Tis the season... to get scammed on Facebook. Two scams called the “Secret Sister Gift Exchange” and the “Secret Wine Bottle Exchange” are spreading across Facebook like wildfire, and unfortunately, users are falling for it.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a consumer alert reminding Arizona shoppers to watch out for puppy scams during the holiday season. Every year the Attorney General's Office receives consumer complaints from Arizonans who purchased sick puppies or fell victim to internet puppy scams.

Travel Arizona’s highways this week and you’ll see this message on overhead signs:

As the temperatures drop, people are beginning to turn on their heaters, cooking on the stove more often, and using space heaters. With the increased hazards for house fires, it is the perfect time of year to ensure you have smoke alarms, and they are working properly.

Each year numerous injuries and fires occur as a result of unsafe cooking practices.  Frying a turkey can be very dangerous and should be done under very controlled conditions.   

If you’re involved in a freeway fender bender, the misconception that it’s best to stay put can leave you in danger, create hazardous slowing and lane changes for all drivers, and increase risks for emergency responders.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave its five tips for a food safe Thanksgiving. Among them is a recommendation people may find surprising: leave the raw turkey unwashed.

Pinal County Public Health Services District would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Holidays are times we share the kitchen with family and friends. Here are some tips that all cooks can follow this holiday season for cooking a delicious and safely prepared turkey. When preparing a turkey, be aware of the four main safety issues: thawing, preparing, stuffing, and cooking to adequate temperature.

Did you know more than half of all car seats are installed incorrectly? Do you feel an urge to check the buckles, straps, bases and LATCH of your child’s seat?

When you are not at fault in an auto accident, you might think it is smart to leave your own insurer out of it. But that's never a good idea regardless of the responsible party.

Because a title establishes who owns and has liens on a vehicle, altering titles is a common way that criminals defraud those purchasing used vehicles in private sales.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, has issued a fish consumption advisory recommending that people limit consumption of largemouth bass caught from Scott Reservoir in Navajo County.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging Arizonans to take action to avoid identity theft in the wake of a Banner Health data breach that affects 3.7 million people: many are Arizonans.

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