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Flags at half-staff for Arizonan killed in Australia crash

Jan. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor a Buckeye man killed in a plane crash while fighting wildfires in Australia. Paul Clyde Hudson, 42, was a “hero who represented Arizona's very...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV jokes with teammates as he heads to the bench late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 78-56. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Siewert leads No. 23 Colorado past Washington State 78-56

Jan. 24, 2020 2:16 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert and Evan Battey teamed up to hit the boards with a vengeance in the absence of Colorado's top rebounder, Tyler Bey. Siewert had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Battey added 12 points and 10 boards as No. 23 Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State...

Phoenix police looking for suspect in fatal shooting

Jan. 24, 2020 12:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix are searching for a suspect after a man was fatally shot near a north Phoenix community center. The victim was identified Thursday as 21-year-old Kolby Treshaun Peterson. Police say officers were called to a reported shooting about 10 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they...

Body of elderly man found floating in Sun City pond is ID'd

Jan. 24, 2020 12:13 AM EST

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of an elderly man found floating in a Sun City pond. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say the body of 83-year-old Orville Gray was pulled out of the water Wednesday afternoon. The pond is located on the Sun City Lakes West Golf Course. ...

Johnson guides Grand Canyon past Seattle 80-77

Jan. 23, 2020 11:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Johnson scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures and added nine rebounds to help Grand Canyon hold off Seattle 80-77 on Thursday night. Johnson made 7 of 14 shots from the floor for the Antelopes (8-11, 3-2 Western Athletic Conference). Alessandro Lever added 16 points...

FILE - This April, 2006, file photo shows the Four Corners Power Plant in Waterflow, N.M., near the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico. The closure of the coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation sooner than expected will be a major blow to a region where coal has been a mainstay of the economy for decades.
Arizona Public Service Co. now plans to shutter the Four Corners Power Plant in 2031 when its coal contract expires rather than wait until 2038. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Coal industry on Navajo Nation could end with plant closure

Jan. 23, 2020 7:48 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation sooner than expected will be a major blow to a region where coal has been a mainstay of the economy for decades. The Arizona Public Service Co. now plans to shutter the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, New Mexico,...

A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home at this location Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Children's aunt says she was home when they were suffocated

Jan. 23, 2020 6:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of suffocating her three young children never appeared to be a danger to them, according to an aunt who was in the house at the time of the killings. Pearl Rebolledo Velazco, the children's great-aunt, spoke at length at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night outside the...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives as Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

In tight race, Suns' Booker pushes into All-Star discussion

Jan. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker has produced the kind of all-around numbers for the past few seasons that suggest he should be an NBA All-Star. He usually commands the respect of opposing defenses like an All-Star. His teammates and coach believe there is no doubt that he's an All-Star. Yet the fifth-year...

Arizona driver gets prison term in deaths of 4 pedestrians

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A driver accused in the deaths of four pedestrians near Phoenix in 2018 has been sentenced to six years in prison. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Alex Bashaw pleaded guilty to four counts of negligent homicide and is serving his prison sentence in Yuma. Court records show a...

Fire during Prescott ground test damages all-electric plane

Jan. 23, 2020 4:44 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An all-electric plane has been damaged after catching fire at the Prescott Regional Airport while doing ground testing. The Prescott Fire Department was on standby for the planned test Wednesday night and quickly extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported, but The Daily...