Originally Published: December 4, 2017 5:50 a.m.
Phoenix hits 84 degrees, hottest Dec. 2 in city’s history
PHOENIX (AP) — The calendar has flipped over to December, but Phoenix still is experiencing record heat.
The city broke a 77-year-old mark for the hottest Dec. 2 on Saturday with a high of 84 degrees. The previous record was 81 degrees in 1940. Last month was the hottest November that Phoenix has seen since weather records were first kept in 1895.
High temperatures in December usually are in the 60s in Phoenix. National Weather Service meteorologists say cold weather along the East Coast is leaving the West hot and dry. Phoenix hasn’t had any measurable rain since Aug. 23. That’s 100 days ago. Meteorologists say there’s no rain in sight in the next seven to 10 days and no cool-down for at least another week.
Man is found fatally shot in west Phoenix; No suspects yet
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found fatally shot in west Phoenix.
Phoenix police say the shooting was reported about 7:45 p.m. Saturday near 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road.
They say the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Salim Richards.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police that a vehicle was heard speeding away from the scene after shots were fired.
They say their investigation of the homicide case continues and they are searching for possible suspects.
Tucson police investigating fatal crash involving motorcycle
TUCSON (AP) — Police in Tucson say they’re investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on the city’s southwest side.
They say the name of the man killed is being withheld until his family can be notified.
Police say the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck around 7 p.m. Saturday.
A police officer who was leaving the Pima County Jail came across the collision moments after it happened.
The officer saw the motorcycle driver lying unresponsive in the roadway and began administering CPR until paramedics arrived, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.