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Peterson's return from suspension boosts Cardinals' defense

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson's return to the Arizona Cardinals practice facility included a gift for teammate Larry Fitzgerald, whose birthday he had missed while serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers. It was a framed poster of the world's...

Court to hear appeal of Jodi Arias' murder conviction

Oct. 17, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers are scheduled to make arguments Thursday before the Arizona Court of Appeals as Jodi Arias seeks to overturn her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend. Arias argues a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to control news coverage during the case deprived...

Court to hear appeal of Jodi Arias' murder conviction

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers are scheduled to make arguments Thursday before the Arizona Court of Appeals as Jodi Arias seeks to overturn her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend. Arias argues a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to control news coverage during the case deprived...

Chinle airport closed indefinitely due to asphalt problems

Oct. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Division of Transportation has closed Chinle Airport runway until further notice due to existing asphalt deterioration. Authorities say the division's Road Maintenance and Airports Management departments assessed the Chinle Community Airport on Monday. They say the...

Campus police investigate Arizona university student's death

Oct. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old student believed to have fallen from a residence hall walkway. The Pima County Medical Examiner's Office says Max Reis' cause of death was due to multiple blunt force injuries. The manner of death remains...

Phoenix woman accused of using teen daughter to hide cocaine

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been indicted after authorities say she used her teenage daughter to hide cocaine from police during a traffic stop two months ago. State prosecutors say Rufina Lopez Covarruvia is accused of multiple felony charges including involving or using a minor in a drug offense....

Phoenix City Council OKs new fees for airport rideshares

Oct. 16, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — New fees for ride-hailing pickups and drop-offs at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have been approved by the city council. Council members voted 7-2 Wednesday to charge companies such as Uber and Lyft a $4 fee for each ride to and from the airport starting in 2020. With the fee...

32 immigrants found inside refrigerated trailer in Arizona

Oct. 16, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two drivers are facing federal human smuggling charges after 32 immigrants were found locked in a refrigerated semitrailer at a southern Arizona immigration checkpoint. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents sent the semi for a secondary inspection Monday after being...

APNewsBreak: Wright-designed home sold for nearly $1.7M

Oct. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona house that was the last home architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed before his death sold Wednesday for nearly $1.7 million. Out of nearly 20 bids at a public auction for the Norman Lykes House, the winning bid came from a man who lives out of state, Heritage Auctions told The...

Police: Woman's body found in small lake in Tempe identified

Oct. 16, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they have identified a body found in a small lake in a residential area of Tempe. Police in Tempe say foul play doesn't appear to be a factor in the death of 49-year-old Jing-Li Morley. They say a cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Office of the...