Here are Arizona’s biggest stories from January 14-15

PHOENIX – Storms have brought rain to the valley and snow to the high country, two inmates we transported from Towers Jail to Phoenix on Friday for a possible overdose and residents are looking to cash in by renting space during the Super Bowl.

Here are some of the biggest stories that made headlines on the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.

Roads close around Arizona as storms hit high country, valley

For the second time in the new year, the valley and much of the high country were pounded by rain and snow respectively, prompting road closures around the state.

Flagstaff Airport recorded 17.4 inches of snow as of 12 p.m. Sunday while the Arizona Snowbowl recorded more than 15 inches of snow overnight, according to the Flagstaff National Weather Service.

“We have 200 plows statewide working around the clock to clear the roads,” ADOT spokesman David Woodfill said.

2 inmates transported from Towers Jail to Phoenix after possible overdose

Two inmates we transported from Towers Jail to Phoenix on Friday for a possible overdose, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Phoenix Fire Department crews responded to the jail after receiving a report that two male inmates had taken an unknown substance. The detainees were taken to the hospital for evaluation. They were breathing and alert as they left the prison.

Both were evacuated by medical personnel and taken back to Towers Prison.

Valley residents take advantage of the Super Bowl by renting spaces

Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale will draw many visitors to the Valley in February, providing a unique opportunity for residents looking to earn money by renting out their home or room with services like Airbnb or Vrbo.

The big game is scheduled for February 12, the same day as the final round of the WM Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, and hotels are filling up.

“How big is your house? How big is your bedroom? Where is it? Because those will be the big determiners,” said Jason Morris, real estate solicitor at Wither Morris PLC. Arizona Evening News from KTAR 92.3 FM friday. “We see single rooms ranging from $100-$150 to mega mansions that you can grab between $35,000 and $50,000 for the night. It depends on your appetite.

Department of Energy helicopters to test Glendale radiation ahead of Super Bowl LVII

The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration will measure background radiation Sunday-Wednesday using helicopters flying low over Glendale.

The Nuclear Emergency Support Team aircraft will conduct safety inspections in preparation for Super Bowl LVII, which will be played at State Farm Stadium on Feb. 12, the Department of Energy said in a statement. Press release.

Bell 412 helicopters equipped with radiation sensors will fly on a grid at 150 feet above the ground or higher at 80 mph. These flights will only take place during the day and are expected to last two hours per supervised area.

Accused of smuggling methamphetamine in Arizona, 19, faces life in prison

A young Arizona man faces life in prison for allegedly trying to smuggle about 175 pounds of methamphetamine across the US-Mexico border, authorities said Friday.

On January 3, a federal grand jury indicted Isrrael Millan of San Luis, 19, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and importing methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said. said in a press release.

The maximum penalty for each offense is life in prison and a $10 million fine, according to the statement.

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