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County cuts deal to end fight over Arizona Senate subpoena

Sep. 17, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. ...

Suspect in deaths of 4 found in SUV surrenders in Arizona

Sep. 17, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin surrendered to authorities in Arizona on Friday. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said in a statement that Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, turned...

Colorado man accused of killing wife heads to trial

Sep. 17, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday there is enough evidence for the case to proceed against a southern Colorado man who was charged with first-degree murder nearly a year after his wife was reported missing on Mother’s Day 2020. Judge Patrick Murphy ruled Barry...

Police shoot domestic violence suspect in Phoenix suburb

Sep. 17, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX, A.Z. (AP) — Chandler Police say they shot an armed man Friday morning in a hotel parking lot following a report of a suspicious person. The incident is now being investigated as a domestic violence case. Police in the Phoenix suburb said a person called police...

Scottsdale man who skipped sentencing gets extra prison time

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale man who failed to appear for his sentencing in a tax fraud case has received more prison time, according to federal authorities. In August 2020, Thomas Rampetsreiter was given a two-year sentence in federal prison and ordered to pay more than...

Arizona official seeks probe after voter data posted online

Sep. 16, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the “voter file” are available to the public, but it's a...

Arizona county starts $2.6 million in legal aid for renters

Sep. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest county has announced $2.6 million in free legal help for tenants who were unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Maricopa County said this week it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay...

Lawyer: Arizona Senate's 2020 election review out next week

Sep. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week. The results of the so-called audit of President...

Arizona utility: Really wet summer follows very dry winter

Sep. 16, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The second-driest winter on record in the Salt River Project's watershed was followed by a monsoon that the water and power utility said was the second-wettest since it started keeping records nearly 110 years ago. The 2021 monsoon provided nearly 250,000...

Man who died in custody after running nude in Phoenix ID'd

Sep. 16, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who was running through Phoenix streets naked before being restrained by police and then dying while in custody has been identified, authorities said. Officers received reports of a man without clothes running north of downtown Friday around 12:45...