The Daily News Page: 12/30/2016



Four Peaks Brewery Provides Funds for Tempe’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show

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Thousands of people gather at Tempe’s iconic Mill Avenue each year for their New Year’s Eve Block Party. This year the city planned to cut back on the celebration this year, dropping the firework show from the evening. But thanks to Four Peaks Brewing Company party-goers will not miss the firework show. The local brewery has donated the funds necessary to continue this midnight tradition. The block party is expected to bring together 20,000- 30,000 people this year. For the best local coverage of this story, check out KTAR.




Arizona’s New Year’s Weekend Weather

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This New Year’s weekend weather is expected to bring rain to much of the Valley and snow to the northern parts of the state. The National Weather service says a chance of storms will linger all weekend with 20 to 40 percent chance of rain until Sunday morning. Overall, Phoenix and Tucson are expected to get about a quarter inch of rain and Flagstaff is expected to see a few inches of snow. For the best local coverage of this story, check out KJZZ.




No Highway Closures Over Holiday Weekend

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While the weather may stand in the way of your plans, road construction will not. Arizona Department of Transportation announced there will be no highway construction closures over New Year’s weekend. In addition, to encourage smart driving decisions, Arizona Department of Transportation overhead signs will display New Year’s-themed safety messages Friday through Sunday.







The Daily News Page: 12/29/2016



‘Star Wars’ Fans Host Lightsaber Walk in Honor of Actress Carrie Fisher

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A group of Star Wars fans is organizing a Star Wars themed march to honor the late Carrie Fisher in Tempe Beach Park on Friday. You may recognize Fisher as Princess Leia in three different sequels of the Star Wars franchise, the movies that were responsible for the beginning of her stardom. The group is calling it a Memorial Saber Walk, saying lightsabers are encouraged but not required. For the best local coverage of this story, check out KTAR.






Barrett-Jackson to Auction Car Owned by John Lennon

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The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction has seen a number of high profile cars roll through the auction block over the years, but this year a car previously owned by John Lennon will be up for bid. The car is a 1956 Austin Princess will be apart of the auction’s Salon collection, which includes rare and valuable cars. The car will be sold with the registration signed by Lennon. For the best local coverage of this story, check out Phoenix Business Journal.