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Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage

Nov. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb. The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with...

Charges dropped against teen amputee restrained by deputy

Nov. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona prosecutors have dropped disorderly conduct charges against a 15-year-old quadruple amputee who was wrestled to the floor of a group home and restrained by a sheriff’s deputy. KOLD-TV reported Thursday night that the Pima County Attorney’s Office said it decided...

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity said Thursday an Aug. 5, 2021, deadline is set for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to...

Tucson man gets 173 ½ year prison sentence for sex offenses

Nov. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man who’s a registered sex offender has been sentenced to 173 ½ years in prison for violations involving underage victims. State prosecutors say 44-year-old Patrick Michael Winkler was convicted earlier this year on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two...

Oro Valley police: 2 killed in 3-vehicle crash

Nov. 14, 2019 8:23 AM EST

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Oro Valley police say two people are dead following a three-vehicle crash Wednesday in the Tucson suburb. Police say preliminary information indicates that the two people killed were in a vehicle preparing to make a turn when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. According to...

Tucson couple indicted in alleged company credit card theft

Nov. 14, 2019 12:09 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General’s office says a state grand jury has indicted a husband and wife in a scheme that allegedly allowed them to steal more than $100,000 from his employer using a company credit card. The office Wednesday announced the indictment charging Gabriel and...

Today in Arizona History

Nov. 13, 2019 12:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Nov. 17 On this date in 1870, Charles T. Hayden organized the Hayden Milling and Farming Ditch Co., and prepared to establish a ferry and mill on the south side of the Salt River, the site of which was to become the City of Tempe. On this date in 1914, an arsonist in Phoenix set...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 13, 2019 1:47 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second...

The Latest: Opening statements held in activist's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the second trial against a border activist accused of harboring immigrants (all times local): 5 p.m. Attorneys have delivered opening statements in the retrial of an Arizona border activist after a federal judge banned the defense from mentioning President Donald Trump...