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Phoenix police: Suspects in stolen car nearly hit officer

Sep. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police are searching for two men in a stolen vehicle that rammed a patrol car right before an officer opened fire. They said a police officer was almost run over by a suspect in the stolen car. Officers on patrol discovered a stolen car in a convenience store parking lot about 6:30 a.m....

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel speaks at a news conference in Phoenix on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The prosecutor announced that no charges would be filed against Trooper George Cervantes in the May 25,2020, fatal shooting of 28-year-old Dion Johnson. The shooting death inspired protests of police violence in Phoenix during June. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud)

No charges filed against trooper in Arizona shooting death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests in Phoenix. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said charges weren't warranted against Trooper George...

Man dies after being shot at a house party in Maryvale area

Sep. 21, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man is dead after a shooting at a house party in the Maryvale area of Phoenix, according to authorities. Police said officers responded about 3:45 a.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting at a home which was the site of a large party. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital, where he...

Phoenix museum vandalized with swastikas, racial slurs

Sep. 21, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A museum dedicated to the history of African Americans in Arizona was found vandalized with racial slurs and swastikas. Phoenix police said Monday they are investigating the vandalizing of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Authorities say the spray-painted graffiti...

Arrested man dies in Cave Creek holding cell; Likely suicide

Sep. 20, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said Sunday that they are investigating the death of a man in custody that appears to be a suicide. They said 62-year-old Scott McKay died Friday after he was found unresponsive in his holding cell at a substation in Cave Creek. Sheriff’s...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.  Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

Sep. 19, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...

Arizona high court to weigh incentive for university project

Sep. 19, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's ruling that upheld a Phoenix suburb's payment of $2.6 million to a private Indiana university to open a branch site in the city. The justices said Wednesday they'll consider the Arizona Court of Appeals' finding that Huntington...

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a Libre Initiative Roundtable at Grand Canyon University, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Trump looks to keep a changing Arizona in his column

Sep. 18, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Six days before the 2016 election, a confident Hillary Clinton landed in Phoenix in an audacious play to flip a longtime Republican stronghold into the Democratic column. She still lost to Donald Trump in Arizona, and her gambit came to symbolize in some quarters her neglect...

Arizona student says she lost station manager job over tweet

Sep. 18, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A student manager at Arizona State University's student-run radio station has said she was involuntarily removed from her position Thursday after weeks of debate surrounding her tweet in late August about Jacob Blake, a Black man shot and paralyzed by a white police officer in Kenosha,...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting on Phoenix motel balcony

Sep. 18, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man on the balcony of a Phoenix motel last weekend, police said Thursday. They said 37-year-old Carlos Ramirez has been booked into jail on suspicion of murder and misconduct involving weapons. The shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m....