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ACLU suit seeks damages for separated immigrant families

Oct. 3, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking potentially millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of immigrant families who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The ACLU and other attorneys filed a lawsuit in Tucson against...

Arizona man accused of killing young son in exorcism attempt

Oct. 1, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 6-year-old boy died after his father forced him to swallow hot water from a bathtub as part of an attempted exorcism in Arizona, U.S. officials said in court documents accusing the father of murder. Pablo Martinez told investigators that he was trying to cast a demon out of the boy and...

Judge denies request to cut bond for suspect in killing

Sep. 26, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge in Tucson has denied a request to lower the $1 million bond for a woman who has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge along with her husband. Susan Barksdale appeared Thursday in Pima County Superior Court seeking a modification to her conditional release before trial. The...

Former fugitive couple plead not guilty to Arizona killing

Sep. 19, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A couple arrested after a 16-day escape from extradition to southern Arizona to face charges in a Tucson murder pleaded not guilty in the case Thursday. Blane Barksdale, 56, and his 59-year-old wife, Susan Barksdale, had a video arraignment in Pima County Superior Court. The couple is...

2 arrested in racist attack on black student at U of Arizona

Sep. 13, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several dozen students at the University of Arizona on Friday protested campus police handling of a physical and racist attack on a black student this week. The protests took place less than an hour after the university announced that the two assailants, who are white, had been...

Tip leads to arrest of 2 who escaped prison van last month

Sep. 12, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sixteen days of chasing countless leads about husband and wife fugitives who escaped a prison transport van taking them to face allegations of killing a man ended when a tip led authorities to a house in a remote Arizona community. In Punkin Center, whose 1,500 residents live spread out...

The Latest: Officers surrounded house to capture fugitives

Sep. 12, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on husband and wife fugitives accused of murder who were captured in Arizona (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Federal authorities say about 50 officers surrounded a remote Arizona house and arrested a couple accused of murder who had escaped a prison transport van and been on the run...

US Marshals: Arizona murder suspect on 15 Most Wanted list

Sep. 9, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities have increased the reward amount for information leading to the arrest of an Arizona murder suspect who escaped from a transport vehicle with his fugitive wife last month. The U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI and other agencies continue to search for 56-year-old Blane...

ATV crashes kill 2 brothers minutes apart in North Dakota

Sep. 8, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ECKELSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a North Dakota man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash while searching for his brother, who had died in a similar wreck minutes earlier. The Highway Patrol says the two crashes happened about 10 minutes apart Friday night near Eckelson. Authorities say each...

Former Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan dies at 38

Sep. 6, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Duncan, the former outfielder who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series, died Friday. He was 38. Duncan, the son of former St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan and brother of former major leaguer Shelley Duncan, died of brain cancer in his hometown of Tucson,...