AZ Briefing: What to know about West Nile virus in Arizona; How Flagstaff is celebrating heritage with art; Verde Valley

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

Arizona has seen a record number of West Nile virus cases this year. Here are facts about mosquitoes and how to keep them under control.

New murals celebrate Flagstaff's Black, Latino and Indigenous pioneers and heritage. The murals aim to spark interest in the neighborhood's history and diversity while raising awareness of the city's segregated past.

Visit for the natural beauty and historic charm, stay for the food and drink. Here's 3 local treats not to miss on your next trip to the Verde Valley.

Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 88 degrees. Mostly clear at night, with a low near 60 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this date in 1775, because it was San Carlos Day, Father Francisco Garces gave the San Carlos River its name.

  • In 1929, a truck carrying a load of roofing nails from Tucson to Florence leaked its load along 65 miles of highway, leaving dozens of motorists stranded in its wake with flat tires.

  • In 1935, Maricopa County opened a drive to raise money for a Will Rogers Memorial.

  • In 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks rally to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series and snag their first title.

  • In 2008, Sen. John McCain of Arizona loses his bid for the U.S. presidency to Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Obama received 365 electoral votes while McCain received 173.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: What to know about West Nile virus in Arizona