Weekend Recap: Here are Arizona’s biggest stories from July 1-2

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PHOENIX – Five people were arrested at State Farm Stadium after a football game, a local restaurant caught on fire and a peek at the new flexible lanes of Interstate 17.

Here are some of the biggest stories that shaped the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.

On Thursday, police arrested five people after the brawl at State Farm Stadium

Several fights stopped at State Farm Stadium following Thursday’s Concacaf Gold Cup games.

Two football matches made the heart race: one between Qatar and Honduras and another between Mexico and Haiti.

Soldiers arrested three people for rushing onto the Glendale field after the game and two others for arguing.

The Phoenix Fire Department battles a Sunday morning kitchen fire

Heavy smoke billowed from what is believed to be the Red Devil Restaurant in Phoenix Sunday morning.

Firefighters rushed to the building near 31st Street and McDowell Road to deal with the first fire alarm around 4 a.m.

Firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the back of the restaurant, which set off an “aggressive internal fire attack,” according to Phoenix Fire Captain Shaun DuBois.

Here’s what the new flex lanes of Interstate 17 north of Metro Phoenix will look like in action

The Arizona Department of Transportation released a video on Thursday to show drivers what the next eight miles of flex lanes north of the Phoenix Metro on Interstate 17 will look like when completed.

The upcoming flexible lanes will give drivers a separate two-lane roadway to navigate. They will extend from the Sunset Point Rest Area, south of the Grand Canyon and north of Agua Fria National Monument, to Coldwater Road in Black Canyon City. This eight-mile section sees a lot of congestion and traffic, which authorities hope to ease.

Glendale DJ suspected as driver in fatal hit and run crash

Glendale Police have arrested a local DJ on suspicion of abandoning a dying pedestrian who had run over with his car.

The first incident occurred around 9pm on Thursday.

Police responded to a call reporting a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian near Olive and 43rd Avenue.

Police pronounced a 66-year-old victim dead at the scene.

US 60 reopens in both directions east of Superior and near Top-of-the-World

Motorists near the city of Superior hoping to use US Highway 60 this morning had to find another route.

An accident at milepost 236 closed directions in both directions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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