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Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June...

Ozone pollution advisory issued Thursday for metro Phoenix

Jul. 18, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For the third time in eight days, environmental regulators have issued an ozone pollution advisory for metro Phoenix. The advisory was issued because the Phoenix area is expected to exceed the federal health standard for air quality on Thursday. Ozone pollution advisories also were issued on...

Phoenix police increasing bodycams amid community anger

Jul. 18, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department is speeding up the rollout of more body cameras amid community anger sparked by video of officers cursing and pointing guns at a black family suspected of shoplifting. The department is assigning body cameras Thursday to the sergeants and officers of its gang...

Phoenix police identify 2 men who died in shootout at condo

Jul. 17, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who died following a shootout at a condominium complex in Phoenix. Phoenix police identified the victims as 23-year-old Allen Suarez and 20-year-old Cash Benally. They say a 33-year-old man suffered injuries that weren't life threatening in the...

Arizona pension fund fires leader after harassment probe

Jul. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The board overseeing a $10 billion pension fund for retired Arizona police and firefighters fired its top executive Wednesday after state human resources officials said he admitted to sexual harassment and other issues. The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board voted 8-0 to fire...

Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64

Jul. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday. Griner made a hook shot in the lane to give Phoenix a 65-64 lead. After Kaela Davis was off on a 3-pointer, DeWanna Bonner sank two...

The Latest: Police: Man fatally shot during holdup attempt

Jul. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a homicide at a Phoenix convenience store (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man fatally shot a knife-wielding robber attempting to steal his car at a gas pump outside a convenience store early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Vince Lewis said the victim told...

Today in Arizona History

Jul. 17, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, July 21 On this date in 1901, Burton C. Mossman was named captain of the Arizona Rangers and authorized to raise a company of 10 or 12 men to hunt cattle rustlers and other criminals. On this date in 1903, a severe rainstorm between the Dragoon Mountains and Tombstone washed out six...

Phoenix police investigating homicide at convenience market

Jul. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are investigating a homicide at a convenience market but they're not yet saying what happened and who was involved. A Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Vince Lewis, responded to a request for information by saying only that police are conducting a homicide investigation and,...

Phoenix police officer lawsuit alleges gender discrimination

Jul. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer is suing the department for alleged gender discrimination. The Arizona Republic reports 32-year-old Angelique Briggs alleges that her supervisors withdrew their approval to transfer her to a different squad last year after they found out she was pregnant. Briggs says...