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Arizona history Oct. 4-10

Sep. 30, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 4 On this date in 1867, a bill to move the Capitol from Prescott to Tucson was approved by Gov. Richard McCormick. On this date in 1876, the parents of Sen. Carl Hayden, Charles T. Hayden and Sallie Davis, were married. On this date in 1883, two Florence-Globe stage robbers were killed in a gun...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, left, catches a pass from quarterback Russell Wilson near the end zone, but the ball was knocked loose by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Mistake-prone secondary tops list of issues for 1-2 Cowboys

Sep. 28, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

The Dallas secondary committed the team's first four penalties, blew several assignments for the second consecutive week and gave up Russell Wilson's fifth touchdown pass for the go-ahead score in the final two minutes in Seattle. The injury-challenged unit is the biggest of several questions for the 1-2 Cowboys,...

The Latest: Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Sep. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he suffered late in the third quarter against Denver. Godwin was running downfield when he pulled up. He was attended to by the training staff before walking toward the locker...

Scholars offering free online Chicano Studies classes

Sep. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Chicano Studies professors has launched a program to offer free Chicano Studies classes amid the pandemic. MeXicanos 2070 this week began holding virtual courses through their program called Colegio Chicano del Pueblo and so far have enrolled more than 75 students from Arizona,...

Arizona history Sept. 20-26

Sep. 16, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 20 On this date in 1927, Leo, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion, was being flown from San Diego to New York when the Ryan monoplane with its specially constructed cage of glass over steel bars, crashed in the Mogollon Rim, 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Roosevelt Lake. Pilot Martin Jenson found his...

In this undated photo provided by the Prescott Valley (Arizona) Police Department, is Alfredo Saldivar. Police on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, justified the use of an attack dog on a suspect who appeared on a police body cam video to be complying with officers. The Prescott Valley Police Department said in a statement that the use of the canine was necessary during the May arrest because Saldivar, 28, who allegedly had been driving erratically and at high speeds, hesitated before obeying orders to stand up. The video has been gaining attention online since its release late last week. (Prescott Valley Police Department via AP)

Prescott Valley police defend canine use in traffic arrest

Sep. 14, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday justified the use of an attack dog on a suspect who appeared on a police body cam video to be complying with officers. The Prescott Valley Police Department said in a statement that the use of the canine was necessary during the May arrest because Alfredo...

Prescott woman accused in mother's death in 2016 gets prison

Aug. 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Prescott woman accused in the 2016 death of her mother and continuing to cash her checks for years has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Yavapai County prosecutors said Tuesday that 48-year-old Tara Lynn Aven pleaded guilty in July to charges of hindering prosecution in the...

Fraud suspect wanted in 3 states arrested outside Phoenix

Aug. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A man wanted in Minnesota and Florida on fraud charges has been arrested in Arizona. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said 71-year-old Benito Yanez of Phoenix also had a warrant out of Mohave County in a probation violation on charges of fraud schemes and forgery. A...

Governor Doug Ducey speaks during a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at the Arizona National Guard headquarters at Papago Park Military Reservation, on Aug. 20, 2020, in Phoenix. (Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Arizona clears 2 counties to partially reopen schools

Aug. 20, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's coronavirus outbreak has eased to the point where it is safe for two largely rural counties to reopen schools for partial in-person learning, state health officials said Thursday. The counties given the green light to reopen schools for a mix of virtual and in-person instruction...

Exhange: Trail etiquette hinges on asharing of space

Aug. 15, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It wasn’t a summit meeting, per se. Nor was it held on a summit. Rather, it took place on a prime stretch of forest land near Flagstaff that officials and a broad coalition of user advocates were looking to develop into another trail. At that years-ago Forest Service...