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Mercury's Taurasi out for rest of season with quad injury

Aug. 08, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss the remainder of the season with a quadriceps strain. Taurasi missed the last two games with the injury and the team announced Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will not be available as the Mercury fight for...

Phoenix police: baby girl taken from foster family by mom

Aug. 07, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were searching Sunday for a baby girl who allegedly was taken from her foster family’s home in Phoenix by her biological mother. Phoenix police said 24-year-old Angelica Salinas does not have custodial rights to the 5-month-old child named Eunice. ...

Man accused of stealing vehicles in Arizona and Arkansas

Aug. 07, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing five vehicles, a trailer and a forklift in Arizona and Arkansas, according to authorities. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 37-year-old Brandon A. Jones has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail on...

Mercury spoil Ionescu milestone, top Liberty 76-62

Aug. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Shey Peddy added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Sabrina Ionescu picked up an assist just 29 seconds into the game...

24-year sentence for man who killed of Arizona jail officer

Aug. 06, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

A Phoenix man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his convictions for manslaughter in the 2013 killing of a Maricopa County jail officer and for aggravated assault in the shooting of someone else two days later at a party. Authorities say Leonard Moreno, then 15 years old,...

Trump ally Kari Lake wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Aug. 05, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday. Lake's victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up...

Democrat Adrian Fontes wins Arizona secretary of state race

Aug. 04, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes has won the Democratic nomination for Arizona secretary of state and the right to take on a supporter of former President Donald Trump who believes the false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen from him. ...

US Senate confirms Phoenix election attorney to 9th Circuit

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a prominent Arizona election attorney for a position as a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Roopali Desai was confirmed Thursday on a 67-29 vote, drawing bipartisan support after Arizona's two Democratic senators, Mark...

Undercover investigation lands Arizona police chief on leave

Aug. 04, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Flagstaff police chief has been placed on administrative leave pending an independent investigation into how the department conducted an undercover operation in 2019 that targeted massage parlors, city officials confirmed Thursday. Dan Musselman has been...

Eviction filings surge in big Arizona county home to Phoenix

Aug. 04, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Eviction filings in Arizona’s largest county have surged higher than at any time in the last 23 years. Data released Thursday by the Maricopa County Justice Court shows that the July filing figure of 6,405 is higher than any month since October 2008, when the...