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No. 21 Washington State, back in the Top 25 for first time in 16 years, eyes trip to No. 4 Arizona

Feb. 20, 2024 11:18 AM EST

Washington State coach Kyle Smith had just finished watching his team almost entirely shut down Stanford last weekend, and win for the 10th time in its last 11 games, when he made a rare admission for college basketball coaches. “Right now,” Smith said, “this is the best team...

Man serving life in prison for 2014 death of Tucson teen faces retrial in killing of 6-year-old girl

Feb. 06, 2024 14:23 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man already serving a life prison sentence for the 2014 death of a Tucson teenager is facing a retrial in the kidnapping and killing of a 6-year-old girl. Jury selection began Tuesday in the second murder trial for Christopher Clements in the Isabel Celis...

Man sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a deputy U.S. marshal in Arizona in 2018

Jan. 23, 2024 16:36 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a federal agent in Tucson in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison, authorities said Tuesday. Ryan Phillip Schlesinger, 31, was not in court for Monday’s sentencing as his lawyers argued for a prison term of less than...

Isaac Jones scores 24 points, Washington State takes down No. 8 Arizona 73-70

Jan. 13, 2024 21:29 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Isaac Jones had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Washington State upset No. 8 Arizona 73-70 on Saturday. After a 26-point outing in a victory at Southern California on Wednesday night, Jones was magnificent again. He got a short jumper to fall with 1:11 left to...

Washington WR Rome Odunze looks for a final starring chapter in the College Football Playoff

Dec. 26, 2023 16:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Rome Odunze will leave Washington in the discussion as the best wide receiver ever to wear the purple and the gold. He’s made all the big catches asked of him, had one very important and memorable run, played the middle portion of the year with a broken rib and...

An Arizona man and woman are indicted in embezzlement of millions from a tribal health organization

Dec. 22, 2023 16:47 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal grand jury in southern Arizona has indicted a Tucson man and woman in an alleged conspiracy to embezzle millions of dollars from a nonprofit, federally funded tribal health care organization. The indictment unsealed on Monday alleges that Kevin...

Smugglers are bringing migrants to a remote Arizona border crossing, overwhelming US agents

Dec. 10, 2023 19:58 PM EST

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Gerston Miranda and his wife were among thousands of migrants recently arriving at this remote area on Arizona's southern border with Mexico, squeezing into the United States through a gap in the wall and walking overnight about 14 miles (23 kilometers) with two...

Inmate who stabbed Derek Chauvin 22 times is charged with attempted murder, prosecutors say

Dec. 01, 2023 20:43 PM EST

Derek Chauvin was stabbed in prison 22 times by a former gang leader and one-time FBI informant who told investigators he targeted the ex-Minneapolis police officer because of his notoriety for killing George Floyd, federal prosecutors said Friday. John Turscak was charged with...

Court documents: Inmate who stabbed ex-officer Derek Chauvin 22 times charged with attempted murder

Dec. 01, 2023 16:46 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Court documents: Inmate who stabbed ex-officer Derek Chauvin 22 times charged with attempted murder.

Derek Chauvin's family has received no updates after prison stabbing, attorney says

Nov. 25, 2023 20:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, said Saturday that Chauvin's family has been kept in the dark by federal prison officials after he was stabbed in prison. The lawyer, Gregory M. Erickson,...