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No charges against Arizona officer in 17-year-old’s death

May. 26, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against an Arizona police officer in the death of a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the back twice during a foot chase in which authorities say the teen appeared to turn toward the officer with a gun his hand. Maricopa...

Probe OK'd of Arizona senator's comments on Buffalo shooting

May. 25, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The panel was directed by the full...

Cops: 500,000 fentanyl pills seized in Arizona traffic stop

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Two women were arrested after about 500,000 fentanyl pills were found in an SUV pulled over for speeding on Interstate 10 in Arizona, police said. The pills that were seized were discovered concealed in collagen supplement bottles on Monday during a search...

Arizona history-May 29-June 4

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Sunday, May 29 On this date in 1856, Camp Moore in the Sonoita Valley was renamed Fort Buchanan. On this date in 1873, a troop of the 5th Cavalry established a camp on the San Carlos River near Gila. It became the headquarters for the military government of the San...

Arizona court upholds man's convictions, death sentences

May. 24, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire. ...

Effort to ban ballot drop boxes fails in Arizona Senate

May. 23, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An impassioned effort by some Arizona Senate Republicans to ban the use of ballot drop boxes failed Monday. Scottsdale Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s efforts to change a proposal requiring drop boxes to have video monitoring was blocked by fellow GOP senators who...

Northbound I-17 in Phoenix after wreck that killed woman

May. 23, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman was killed early Monday in a three-vehicle crash triggered by a car that stalled out in the traffic lanes of northbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix and triggered a prolonged freeway closure. The Arizona Department of Public Safety worked for hours to...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Arizona gives special practice permits to med school grads

May. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is one of a just handful of states that issues special practice permits to medical school graduates who haven’t completed a residency. But six months into the program, use of the permits is low. Supporters of the program say it’s one way to address...

Prestigious Phoenix high school reports widespread cheating

May. 21, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brophy College Preparatory has learned of “widespread even pervasive" cheating among students in several math sections in its all-male student body, the principal of the prestigious private high school says. Principal Bob Ryan said Friday in a letter to parents...