AZ Briefing: Memorial for former Ariz. AG Grant Woods; Glendale Glitters' new name; Buckeye seeks new city manager

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

A public memorial service that will be livestreamed is set for 10 a.m. Friday to celebrate the life of former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods. The two-term Arizona attorney general remained in the public eye long after leaving office 22 years ago.

Glendale Glitters has been shrinking for years, but city leaders now have done away with even the name of the popular Phoenix area holiday tradition. Instead, the city will host "Murphy Park Lights."

Buckeye is on the hunt for a new city manager who understands the city's water needs. City Manager Roger Klingler, who has helped Buckeye navigate the challenges of being the fastest growing city in the nation, plans to retire.

Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 88 degrees. Clear at night, with a low near 57 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

Today in history

  • On this date in 1859, a flock of 46,000 sheep was driven through Tucson, headed for California.

  • In 1868, Lt. Joseph C. Ives, topographical engineer and early explorer of the Colorado River, died.

  • In 1923, the cornerstone of the Mormon Temple at Mesa was laid.

  • In 1930, Don Lorenzo Hubbell, pioneer Indian trader at Ganado, Coconino County sheriff and member of the 17th Territorial Legislature and the 1st State Senate, died.

  • In 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 headed to the Dominican Republic, crashed after takeoff from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 people on board and five people on the ground.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: Remembering former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods

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