Happy Wednesday, Phoenix! Here’s everything you need to know in town today.
First, today’s weather:
Plenty of sunshine. High: 63 Low: 40.
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Here are the top stories in Phoenix today:
- Three men were shot on Monday evening in two separate shootings in Phoenix. Two of the three men died. According to police, Joshua Hernandez Jr., 31, was shot near the intersection of 16th and Roosevelt streets and was pronounced dead; less than an hour later, Adam Martinez, 42, was shot near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street and was later pronounced dead. (Phoenix Patch)
- According to Phoenix , 25-year-old Steven Jentz cut at least one catalytic converter from a vehicle on January 31 near . Jentz admitted to being involved in multiple catalytic converter thefts and was booked into jail, accused of burglary, attempted burglary, and trafficking stolen property. (FOX 10 News Phoenix)
- As the transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues its spread in Phoenix, the federal government is offering free N95 masks to Phoenix pharmacies. (Your Valley)
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Today in Phoenix:
- Coffee with the Cop/Webinar – Paradise Valley Town Hall (7:30 AM)
- National Crepe Day – The Crepe Club (9:00 AM)
- Grow Play Learn – Foothills Branch Library (10:00 AM)
- Gentle Reads Book Discussion Group – In-Person or Via Zoom (10:00 AM)
- Walk-in Wednesdays Open Mic Night – Tempe Center for the Arts (5:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Meet the new furry friends who are ready to be adopted from the Arizona Humane Society! (Facebook)
- According to the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, February is the 8th annual Graffiti Free Phoenix Awareness month! Learn how you can help your community fight vandalism. (Facebook)
- The Phoenix Planning & Development Department is celebrating Black History Month by sharing their ethnic heritage story maps, tracing the history and contributions of African Americans in Arizona through historic properties. (Facebook)
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You’re all caught up for today. I’ll see you around!
— Nicole Fallon-Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.
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