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Kelly, Hobbs face different prospects in crucial Ariz. races

Oct. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was all over cable news, building a national profile as a defender of democracy and raking in cash for her campaign for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, newly elected to finish the late John...

Arizona: Tornado damages homes, power lost in dust storms

Oct. 03, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — Up to 10 homes were damaged after a tornado touched down in northern Arizona Monday while around Phoenix, dust storms caused downed power lines, fires and cut power to thousands, authorities said. The National Weather Service said a strong line of...

Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

Oct. 02, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a metro Phoenix canal system. Bryan Patrick Miller, 49, is charged with two counts each of...

Authorities say 2 men fatally shot at a party in Gila Bend

Oct. 02, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — Two men are dead after a shooting during a party in Gila Bend and suspects were being sought, authorities said Sunday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said deputies responded to the scene Saturday afternoon and found the bodies of the two victims. ...

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Oct. 01, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from...

Phoenix man burned after plastic bags carrying fuel ignite

Sep. 30, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three men in Phoenix suffered burns, one severely, after they filled plastic bags with gasoline and the bags ignited. Phoenix police said Thursday a man in his 40s remains hospitalized in extremely critical condition with serious burns. The other two...

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...

Woman reported missing on a weekend Arizona hike found dead

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A woman reported missing last weekend while hiking in Cave Creek has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 60-year-old Kathleen Patterson was located around 8 a.m. and there was no apparent signs...

Authorities: Woman, boy found dead at a San Tan Valley home

Sep. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A woman and young boy have been found dead in a San Tan Valley home, authorities said Tuesday. Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said deputies received a call about a suicidal person Monday afternoon. When deputies arrived at the home...

Foes of Arizona voucher expansion likely fail to make ballot

Sep. 26, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A massive expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system will likely go into effect after public school advocates failed to gather enough signatures to block the law, a conservative think tank that supports the expansion said Monday. The Goldwater Institute,...