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Arizona history-June 6-12

Jun. 02, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

Sunday, June 6 On this date in 1851, Camp Independence was established on the east bank of the Colorado River near its junction with the Gila River under the command of Lt. Thomas W. Sweeny. Camp Independence was replaced by Fort Yuma in December, 1851. ...

Arizona history-May 23-29

May. 19, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

Sunday, May 23 On this date in 1868, Col. Christopher “Kit” Carson, who directed the campaign against the Navajos which resulted in their surrender and the exile of about half the tribe to Fort Sumner between 1864 and 1868, died at Fort Lyon, Colorado., just nine days...

Arizona could become an electric vehicle manufacturing hub

May. 09, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Can Lucid, Nikola and ElectraMeccanica turn Arizona into a major electric vehicle manufacturing hub? “We have the potential to become a massive global leader in emerging auto manufacturing,” Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix...

2 men accused of robbing 13 Phoenix-area banks since January

Apr. 26, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men who allegedly robbed more than a dozen banks in the Phoenix metro area since January have been arrested, the FBI announced Monday. They said 36-year-old Richard Pratt was taken into custody in Phoenix on April 5 for his alleged involvement in 11...

Casa Grande police fatally shoot man who refused to drop gun

Apr. 25, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of wounding a woman and then refusing to drop his gun has been shot and killed by Casa Grande police, according to authorities. Police said officers responded to a report of a shooting Friday night and found a man standing with a...

Arizona history -April 18-24

Apr. 14, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Sunday, April 18 On this date in 1924, the Chiricahua National Monument was established. On this date in 1924, 1,600 motorists were stranded at points of entrance to Arizona because of the embargo on all vehicular traffic due to a hoof and mouth...

Arizona judge takes blood test, no drugs, alcohol in system

Apr. 07, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The results of a blood test for a southern Arizona judge who was pulled over by police while driving on New Year's Eve revealed his blood-alcohol level was well below the legal limit and drugs were not in his system. A Casa Grande police...

Agencies: Arizona farmers should expect less water in 2022

Apr. 03, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — State officials are putting farmers in south-central Arizona on notice that the continuing drought means a “substantial cut" in deliveries of Colorado River water is expected next year. A joint statement issued Friday by the state Department...

Wanted Arizona man who hid in desert for months is arrested

Mar. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A 42-year-old Arizona man sought on sex abuse-related charges was arrested after he spent more than three months hiding in the desert, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Deputies aided by Border Patrol agents and state police arrested...