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Goodyear police identify 3 who died in double murder-suicide

May. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police have released the names of two men and a woman who died in an apparent double murder-suicide at a Goodyear home They said officers were called to a house Wednesday night and found the bodies of 57-year-old Leonard Payne and his 59-year-old wife, Deborah Powers. It appears they...

Report: Plane weight, broken part caused fatal crash in 2018

May. 23, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A plane with six people aboard crashed in Arizona in 2018 because it was overweight and had an undetected engine problem, preventing it from climbing after takeoff on a flight to metro Las Vegas, according to a federal agency’s report. The two pilots and four passengers on the plane...

17-year-old rescued after plunge into abandoned mine shaft

May. 23, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

NEW RIVER, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters rescued a teenage boy from an abandoned mine shaft after he fell about 50 feet (15 meters) while driving an all terrain vehicle in a desert area the northern outskirts of metro Phoenix. The 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital for evaluation Friday night after being...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, students play basketball at Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. Basketball is woven in the fabric of Native American life. Now, during a global pandemic, the balls have all but stopped bouncing. Already hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, Native Americans are faced with life without basketball — or any other sport - for the forseeable future. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

As Native Americans fight virus, basketball takes a timeout

May. 23, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life. Kids dribble balls on dirt courts and shoot at makeshift rims on some reservations while tournaments are held in state-of-the art buildings on others. Players and fans may travel hundreds of miles to play and watch games of...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...

A homeless encampment is seen at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Beaudry Ave. as traffic moves along the 110 freeway below during the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Judge orders Los Angeles to move thousands of homeless

May. 22, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered Los Angeles city and county to move thousands of homeless people living near freeways after an agreement on a plan fell through. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction requiring the relocation, by Sept. 1, of an estimated 6,000...

Phoenix police: Officer fatally shoots man; fight reported

May. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 40-year-old armed man was fatally shot during an encounter with officers responding to a report of a fight that turned out to involve alleged domestic violence. A Police Department spokesman said one officer shot the man Thursday night just outside an apartment's door....

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a portrait at his private office in Fountain Hills, Arizona. The taxpayer bill for a racial profiling case focusing on Arpaio's immigration patrols is expected to reach $178 million by the summer of 2021. The money is going toward legal fees and the costs of complying with a court-ordered overhaul of the sheriff's office in response to the 2013 profiling verdict. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Taxpayer bill from Arpaio's profiling case will reach $178M

May. 22, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The taxpayer tab for the racial profiling case focusing on former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration patrols in metro Phoenix is expected to reach $178 million by the summer of 2021 — and no one in county government can say when the spending is expected to end. Taxpayers have...

Arizona diagnostic firm gives 300 virus tests for homeless

May. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sonora Quest Laboratories is working with local and national nonprofits and Maricopa County to test 300 members of the homeless community for the virus that causes COVID-19. The national nonprofit Community Solutions, which supports local efforts to ease homelessness, said this week that...

Researchers: Job losses due to pandemic hit Tempe hardest

May. 22, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona researchers say new maps sorting claims for unemployment benefits by zip code statewide indicate Tempe was hit harder than any other city in the state by economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The Maricopa Association of Governments said Thursday the 85281 zip code in Tempe...