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Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 67, Yuma Kofa 0 American Leadership-Gilbert 28, Yuma Catholic 25 American Leadership-Queen Creek 66, Buckeye 28 Apache Junction 51, Youngker High School 38 Arizona...

Arizona county starts $2.6 million in legal aid for renters

Sep. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest county has announced $2.6 million in free legal help for tenants who were unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Maricopa County said this week it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay...

Arizona reports 2,432 additional COVID cases, 29 more deaths

Sep. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported 2,432 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths, increasing the state’s totals to 1,055.919 cases and 19,333 deaths. Virus-related hospitalizations remained over 2,000, with 2,077 COVID-19 patients occupying...

Arizona history-Sept. 19-25

Sep. 15, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept.19 On this date in 1873, the Globe Ledge was recorded. On this date in 1880, the Fort Mohave Indian Reservation was established by executive order. On this date in 1923, the U.S. Biological Survey reported that 100...

Body found in Marana wash identified; Cause of death unclear

Sep. 14, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police have identified the body of a man found in a Marana wash in southern Arizona last week. The Marana Police Department said 35-year-old James Andrew Jennings was found Sept. 6. He had a distinct tattoo. A person walking a...

Trump gives endorsement in Arizona secretary of state race

Sep. 13, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump put his mark on the race for Arizona’s top election official Monday, giving his influential endorsement to a state lawmaker who was at the Jan. 6 insurrection and worked to overturn Trump's 2020 loss. Trump's endorsement of...

Early data shows shifts in makeup of university enrollment

Sep. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a national dip in college enrollment. Pima Community College, for instance, has seen a near 20% drop in enrollment since fall 2019. But drive across Tucson, and that’s not...

Panel backs plan for new building for Arizona Public Media

Sep. 11, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Board of Regents panel has endorsed plans to build a new home for Arizona Public Media, a Tucson-based public broadcasting outlet hosted by the University of Arizona. A regents committee on Thursday approved a motion to construct a...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= American Leadership-Gilbert 33, Tucson Sabino 21 Anthem Prep 56, Mountainside 0 Apache Junction 35, Tucson Canyon del Oro 28 Arete-Mesa Prep 47, Scottsdale Coronado 12 ...

Authorities seek suspect after mountain shot in Tucson

Sep. 10, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities are looking for the person who shot and mortally wounded a mountain lion in central Tucson. An Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman says the cat was euthanized after biologists determined it was unlikely to survive. ...