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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, front, follows the flight of his single as he breaks from the batter's box as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, back right, and home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez look on in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Blackmon raises batting average to .500, Rockies top Arizona

Aug. 12, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits, including a key double during a six-run burst in the eighth inning that led the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 Tuesday night. After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit in 15...

Man wanted in Washington on felony warrant found in Arizona

Aug. 12, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A man wanted in the state of Washington on a felony warrant has been arrested in north-central Arizona, according to authorities. Prescott Valley police said they received an anonymous call Tuesday about a wanted person. Police patrol personnel verified there was a valid...

Sierra Vista police: Suspect arrested in June arson case

Aug. 12, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Sierra Vista have made an arrest in an arson case. They said 30-year-old Sierra Vista resident Kevin Suarez was booked into a Bisbee jail Tuesday on suspicion of one count of arson and one count of criminal damage. Suarez already was in the Cochise County Jail on...

Woman gets prison term for stealing insurance company checks

Aug. 12, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 57-year-old Mesa woman faces six years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges in the theft of over 1,000 checks from insurance companies issued for doctors who employed her. Sharon Ashcroft was sentenced last week in Maricopa County Superior Court after pleading guilty last...

Mesa police officer critically injured in car crash on US 60

Aug. 11, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa police officer was critically injured in a car crash Tuesday on the U.S. 60, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the policeman saw a ladder blocking a lane around 11 a.m. Tuesday and stopped his patrol car and activated his emergency lights so...

Judge orders changes to explanation of education tax measure

Aug. 11, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has ordered changes to the description of a proposed tax increase on the wealthy designed to fund education that will be sent to voters if the initiative makes the November ballot. The order came after another judge blocked the Invest in Education Act from the ballot on July...

Navajo Nation reports 19 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Aug. 11, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 19 more cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,334 and the known death toll remaining at 473 as of Tuesday. Navajo Department of Health officials said 86,258 people have been...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a

Pence brings "tough on crime," religion push to Arizona

Aug. 11, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence swung through Arizona Tuesday to shore up two key constituencies the Trump campaign needs to win in November, backing from law enforcement and religious voters. Pence brought President Donald Trump’s tough-on-crime message to Tucson, telling a group of...

Another excessive heat warning for the Phoenix metro area

Aug. 11, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued another excessive heat warning for the Phoenix area beginning Wednesday when 111-degree conditions are forecast. Meteorologists said highs of at least 113 degrees are expected from Thursday through the weekend in metro Phoenix. An excessive heat...

Phoenix police investigate fatal shooting of 26-year-old man

Aug. 11, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a 26-year-old man dead in Phoenix. City police said James Ricalls met up with some people around 10 p.m. Monday in a parking lot before gunshots were heard. Police said Ricalls tried to run, but he collapsed from his injuries. Ricalls later...