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5,000 outages after fire at Tucson Electric Power's station

Sep. 22, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A two-alarm fire at one of Tucson Electric Power’s generating station on the city’s south side resulted in power outages for nearly 5,000 customers Wednesday afternoon. A TEP spokesman said the fire started in a generator area of the Sundt plant...

Arizona history-Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 26 On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents. On this...

Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US

Sep. 22, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. ...

Police: Woman struck by vehicle during disturbance has died

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a 38-year-old woman apparently struck by a vehicle during a disturbance at an apartment complex that left three other people with gunshot injuries has died. Carrissa Marie Santa Cruz died of her injuries on Tuesday, two days after...

Arizona lawmaker quits to focus on run for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Aaron Lieberman has become the second Democratic lawmaker to leave office to focus on a run for higher office. Lieberman announced Monday that he's immediately resigning from the House so he can devote himself fulltime to his campaign for...

Rural patients unable to transfer to full Arizona hospitals

Sep. 19, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As Arizona's biggest hospitals fill up with COVID-19 cases, physicians in some of the state's smaller or more rural communities fear it's their patients who need specialty care who will pay the ultimate price. From Bisbee up to Flagstaff, smaller...

Northern Arizona knocks off Arizona 21-19

Sep. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona freshman quarterback RJ Martinez took the final snap and dropped to a knee on the final play. Lumberjacks streamed across Arizona Stadium. One even did a backflip. Inside the press box, NAU coaches screamed as they walked down the...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 67, Yuma Kofa 0 American Leadership-Gilbert 28, Yuma Catholic 25 American Leadership-Queen Creek 66, Buckeye 28 Apache Junction 51, Youngker High School 38 Arizona...

Arizona county starts $2.6 million in legal aid for renters

Sep. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest county has announced $2.6 million in free legal help for tenants who were unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Maricopa County said this week it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay...

Arizona reports 2,432 additional COVID cases, 29 more deaths

Sep. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported 2,432 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths, increasing the state’s totals to 1,055.919 cases and 19,333 deaths. Virus-related hospitalizations remained over 2,000, with 2,077 COVID-19 patients occupying...