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Police investigating after man's body found in Phoenix pond

Oct. 26, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a Phoenix pond. They said the body of a man in his 30s was found Tuesday afternoon. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released. A Phoenix Fire Department crew responded to a...

Female inmate escapes from a federal prison in Phoenix

Oct. 26, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a federal prison in Phoenix. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said 36-year-old Rosann Tercero was discovered missing early Tuesday morning from the minimum-security satellite camp next...

Page school district superintendent rescinds resignation

Oct. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District who resigned after allegedly making a racist remark at a school board meeting now intends to stay on the job. Larry Wallen resigned Sunday but notified the district early Tuesday that he changed...

Officials describe threats following 2020 election

Oct. 26, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a threat to democracy. Experienced election administrators are increasingly...

Judge likely to block law barring civilian police oversight

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Tuesday told lawyers that he will likely rule that a new Arizona law that prevents a majority of civilians from serving on police oversight panels is unconstitutional. But Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah indicated that he was...

Death of female hiker in Scottsdale was due to heart disease

Oct. 26, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The death of a woman while hiking in Scottsdale last weekend was believed to be due to medical reasons, authorities said Tuesday. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office’s preliminary report states that the primary cause of death was heart...

3rd Pima County resident faces illegal voting charges

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona attorney general on Monday announced the indictment of a Pima County man who is accused of voting in the 2020 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. The case is the third filed by the attorney...

DPS: Another wrong-way driver arrested on freeway in Phoenix

Oct. 25, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Another driver has been arrested after going the wrong way on Interstate 10 in Phoenix, according to authorities. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said they were notified around 2 a.m. Sunday about a vehicle travelling the wrong way on the...

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. The Arizona Coalition of...

Winning $108M Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City

Oct. 24, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Havasu City earlier this week has won the $108 million jackpot, according to Arizona Lottery officials. They said the winning ticket was sold at the Desert Martini store on Wednesday and it matched all six numbers in...