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Jury has 1st trial of man accused of killing 2 Tucson girls

Sep. 29, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Deliberations resumed Thursday in the first of two trials for a man accused of abducting and killing two young Tucson girls separately and dumping their bodies in the desert. A Pima County Superior Court jury got the case late Wednesday afternoon after...

Arizona, Colorado both hunting for first Pac-12 victory

Sep. 29, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

Colorado (0-4, 0-1 Pac-12) at Arizona (2-2, 0-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1) Line: Arizona by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series: Colorado leads 16-8. WHAT’S AT STAKE Both teams are looking for their first Pac-12 win, but...

Arizona museum exhibit marks end to de Kooning painting saga

Sep. 28, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions was brazenly stolen in 1985 from an Arizona museum, the staff clung to the hope that it would turn up one day. But nobody could have predicted “Woman-Ochre” would find its way back through the kindness of strangers in a...

Authorities: pilot dies in crash of small plane near Tucson

Sep. 28, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot died after a small plane crashed south of Tucson on Wednesday, according to authorities. Federal Aviation Administration officials said only the pilot was aboard the single-engine Grumman American AA5B when it went down near Flying Diamond Airport west...

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Sep. 26, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks. The...

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Sep. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop...

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Sep. 23, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers. ...

Tucson man accused of lying to feds in firearm investigation

Sep. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man is accused of making a false statement to federal agents investigating a firearm believed to have been used in a shooting that left four people dead last month, authorities said Thursday. They said 25-year-old Josue Lopez Quintana made his initial...

Last defendant sentenced in US Border Patrol agent's death

Sep. 22, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant has been sentenced for the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious." Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga was given a 50-year prison term...

Suspect arrested after Phoenix man kidnapped and dismembered

Sep. 22, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide case in which a Phoenix man was allegedly kidnapped, killed and dismembered in Tucson, authorities said Thursday. Phoenix police said 45-year-old John Cole has been booked into jail on suspicion of...