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Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UNC reports coronavirus-related student death

Sep. 29, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and took all...

Glendale police ID man fatally shot; Search on for shooter

Sep. 29, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man found fatally shot in Glendale has been identified as police continued to search for the shooter Tuesday. Police said 31-year-old Coylee Willis was found with a gunshot wound around 7:30 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Glendale Fire...

Mohave County authorities: 2 adults found dead in Chloride

Sep. 29, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

CHLORIDE, Ariz. (AP) — Two people have been found dead at a residence in the small northwestern Arizona town of Chloride and authorities are calling it a homicide case. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence about 8 p.m. Monday and reported finding two adults dead inside. The...

One person killed in Chandler shooting; No details released

Sep. 29, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — One person has died after a shooting in a Chandler neighborhood, according to police. They said the victim died at a hospital after the Monday night shooting. The age and gender of the victim were not immediately available. Police said one person was taken into custody but...

Police: Woman's body found in Sierra Vista desert; No ID yet

Sep. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has been found dead in a desert area of Sierra Vista, according to police who are trying to identify the body. Police said the body was discovered around 6 p.m. Monday and there were no visible signs of trauma. They said the death doesn’t appear to be related to a...

Brnovich asks for unsigned ballots ruling to be put on hold

Sep. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked an appeals court to hold off on enforcing a ruling that gives Arizona voters who forget to sign their early ballots up to five days after the election to fix the problem. The Republican attorney general made the request Monday to the 9th Circuit Court...

A Maricopa County Sheriff's vehicle blocks a road miles from a wildfire in the Tonto National Forest, as the fire has grown to more than 12,400 acres with zero containment Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Carefree, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Crews mopping up, patrolling lines around Arizona wildfire

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday mopped up and patrolled containment lines around the perimeter of a wildfire burning in the Tonto National Forest near the northeastern outskirts of metro Phoenix. The grass and brush fire made “minimal movement" overnight and the size estimate for the fire...

University of Arizona stay-at-home request set to expire

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona said a two-week shelter-in-place recommendation intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 is set to expire Tuesday. University officials on Monday cited recent COVID-19 testing data thaf has shown numbers headed in the right direction. Officials said the...

Navajo Nation reports 22 new coronavirus cases, no deaths

Sep. 29, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials reported 22 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Monday, but no additional deaths. The latest figures bring the total number of cases to 10,312 with the known death toll remaining at 555. Tribal officials said 105,451 people have been tested on the...

Family of man fatally shot by Mesa police seeking witnesses

Sep. 29, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The family of a man who was fatally shot by Mesa police officers last week said Monday that they’re hoping witnesses will come forward and tell investigators what they saw. What’s in dispute is whether 21-year-old Angel Benitez had his hands in the air when he was shot....