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Arizona history-Jan. 23-29

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 23 On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia. On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma...

Arizona reports 88 more virus deaths; hospitalizations climb

Jan. 08, 2022 16:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported 88 deaths from COVD-19, while virus-related hospitalizations continued to climb. The state also reported 16,504 additional confirmed infections, the most reported in one day in a year, as the spread of the omicron variant resulted in...

Mesa police: Man with knife fatally shot during encounter

Jan. 04, 2022 18:17 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Mesa have released the name of a knife-wielding man who was fatally shot by officers during an encounter at a mobile home community. The incident occurred Monday evening when police said officers responded to a 911 call reporting a person acted...

Mesa police shoot and kill man who charged with metal object

Jan. 03, 2022 18:40 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa fatally shot a man who charged at them Monday while holding a sharp metal tool, authorities said. The incident happened after a homeowner called police at about 7:30 a.m. to report someone they did not know had jumped a fence...

Official: Utah man, Tucson girl die in Arizona plane crash

Dec. 23, 2021 16:27 PM EST

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A Utah man and a Tucson girl were killed when a single-engine plane crashed near the airport of the east-central Arizona city of Show Low, a fire official said Thursday. Deputy Chief Randy Chevalier of the Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District identified...

Arizona congressional boundaries shift toward GOP

Dec. 22, 2021 20:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s independent redistricting commission on Wednesday unanimously approved new boundaries for congressional districts that are likely to shift the state's congressional delegation in favor of Republicans. The new boundaries create four solidly Republican...

Report: US health institute probing Arizona primate center

Dec. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is investigating a University of Washington primate facility in Arizona after a Phoenix newspaper reported finding widespread disease with the potential to compromise science at one of the nation’s largest facilities for breeding pigtailed...

Mesa man charged with fatally shooting adult son

Dec. 20, 2021 10:42 AM EST

Mesa police say a man has been arrested for shooting and killing his grown son. Authorities booked 61-year-old Jeffrey Williams on suspicion of first-degree murder. The shooting occurred Sunday shortly before 12:30 p.m. at the family home. Williams called 911 and told...

9 in Arizona accused of defrauding pandemic relief program

Dec. 19, 2021 11:32 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Nine people in Arizona have been indicted on allegations they fraudulently obtained more than $23 million in government pandemic assistance. Federal prosecutors allege Jason Coleman, 40, and Kimberly Coleman, 38, of Mesa conspired to prepare and submit about...

Free tuition now for some in-state students at ASU, NAU, UA

Dec. 19, 2021 09:30 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona high school students can now get free college tuition thanks to a new statewide scholarship program. The Arizona Promise Program will provide scholarships for eligible low-income students to fully cover their tuition and fees if they enroll at...