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Cardinals release veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs

Dec. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs with three games remaining in a disappointing season for both the player and the team. The 37-year-old Suggs had some good moments for the Cardinals early in the year but his production diminished in recent weeks. He's...

Maricopa County to increase number of polling sites to 219

Dec. 13, 2019 12:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — County officials in Arizona have announced plans to open about four times as many polling places for the presidential primary election in March. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Maricopa County officials expect to have 219 different voting locations open on March 17 compared to...

Man gets 108 years in prison in child sex trafficking case

Dec. 13, 2019 12:25 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 30-year-old man faces sentences adding up to 108 years in prison after being convicted of 11 felony counts of child sex trafficking and other crimes. Robert Hood recruited a 16-year-old girl from the streets of Phoenix and forced her to engage in prostitution for six months while...

Tonopah man pleads guilty in 2017 death of girlfriend's dad

Dec. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Tonopah man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2017 death of his girlfriend’s dad. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Daniel Stroh is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7. The Arizona Republic reports Stroh also pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted child abuse and tampering...

Driver wounded in a leg after freeway shooting in Goodyear

Dec. 12, 2019 9:00 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a driver has been injured after a shooting on a freeway in Goodyear in a possible road-rage incident. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say a man driving a vehicle told authorities he was shot in a leg about 4 p.m. Thursday on the Loop 303 west of Phoenix....

Police: Chandler man accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Chandler man is facing a felony charge after being accused of impersonating a federal peace officer. Federal authorities say 40-year-old Justin Adams Cummings allegedly pretended to be a U.S. Marshal earlier this month. Phoenix TV station KTVK says a Salt River Police report shows...

Pinal County detention officer accused of sexual offense

Dec. 12, 2019 9:46 AM EST

COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) — A Pinal County detention officer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor. Phoenix police said the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 42-year-old Rick Vasquez on Wednesday at his Coolidge home. Authorities said child pornography...

Phoenix fire chief to have mastectomy for breast cancer

Dec. 12, 2019 9:16 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction Friday. Kalkbrenner made the disclosure in an open letter she posted on the Fire Department's Facebook account Thursday night. Kalbrenner also said the...

Brooks, Jackson lead Grizzlies over Suns 115-108

Dec. 12, 2019 12:43 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant had a quiet game by his standards but found himself on the perimeter with 45 seconds remaining, ball in hand and his Grizzlies clinging to a four-point lead. The 6-foot-3 guard dribbled a few times and then blew past Phoenix's 6-foot-10 forward Aron Baynes, who desperately...

Arizona official in human smuggling case seeks to keep seat

Dec. 11, 2019 10:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday to keep his job. Lawyers for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen told the county Board of Supervisors that he did not...