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Arizona shows off power in 9-3 victory over Ole Miss

Jun. 12, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Leadoff hitter Donta Williams went 3-for-5, hitting a home run his first time up and a three-run double his last, and Tony Bullard hit two solo homers and a triple as No. 5 overall seed Arizona showed off its power in rallying for a 9-3 victory over No. 12 seed...

Weather service: Arizona will get hot, even for the locals

Jun. 11, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerously hot temperatures are on the way throughout the Southwest. An excessive heat warning prompted health officials in Arizona to reschedule outdoor COVID-19 vaccination operations, fire officials to rotate crews working major blazes and the U.S....

Border officials warn of heat dangers in south Arizona

Jun. 11, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol in southern Arizona is warning of the dangers that border crossers face as summer temperatures soar into triple digits. The Border Patrol's Tucson Sector said Thursday that migrants are putting their lives at risk when they...

Arizona refurbishes gas chamber in push to resume executions

Jun. 10, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As it aims to resume executions after a seven-year hiatus, Arizona has refurbished its gas chamber, where the nation's last lethal-gas execution was carried out more than two decades ago before the United States rejected the brutal nature of the deaths. ...

Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contamination

Jun. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to prioritize cleanup of underground contamination linked to two military installations in Tucson. A letter sent by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and...

Arizona history-June 13-19

Jun. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

Sunday, June 13 On this date in 1862, Sylvester Mowry’s silver mine at Patagonia was confiscated and Mowry was arrested on charges of being a Confederate sympathizer. On this date in 1901, the first commencement exercises were held at Northern...

Shock after swastika painted on door of Tucson synagogue

Jun. 09, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A vandal painted a red swastika and an anti-Jewish slur on the front door of a Tucson synagogue, prompting a police investigation and revulsion from congregants as well as Gov. Doug Ducey. The vandalism was reported to police after a congregant at...

Unlicensed 15-year-old girl killed in Tucson wreck

Jun. 08, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was driving a car that crashed in Tucson over the weekend has died, authorities said Tuesday. The Tucson Police Department did not identify the girl who died after the Saturday night wreck. They say the girl did not have a...

Tucson to stop using water plant due to contamination risk

Jun. 08, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Increasing contamination of groundwater around Tucson International Airport is prompting the city to indefinitely suspend use of a treatment plant that draws from wells in the area, officials announced Tuesday. Though Tucson plans to shut down the...

Spirituality underpins migrant activism in US borderlands

Jun. 08, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Alvaro Enciso plants three or four crosses each week in Arizona’s desert borderlands, amid the yellow-blossomed prickly pear and whip-like ocotillo, in honor of migrants who died on the northbound trek. Each colorful wooden memorial denotes where...