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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,...

Air Force: Fighter jet accidentally fires rocket near Tucson

Sep. 5, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Air Force officials are investigating after an A-10C Thunderbolt II fighter jet on a training mission accidentally fired a rocket near Tucson. Officials at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base say the M-156 rocket landed Thursday morning in a remote desert wash near Mount Graham. They say...

Marshal: Fugitive couple likely getting help to stay hidden

Sep. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities believe husband and wife fugitives wanted in the killing an Arizona man have been able to stay under the radar for more than a week because they are getting help from multiple people. David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona, said Tuesday that deputy marshals are looking at...

Marshal: Murder suspects faked medical emergency to escape

Aug. 29, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A husband and wife being transported across the country to face murder charges used a medical emergency ruse and then overpowered two security guards, tied them up and left them and a third uninvolved prisoner outside a rural Arizona town, authorities said Thursday. David Gonzales, the U.S....

After daring escape, suspects in slaying may be in Arizona

Aug. 28, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities searched for clues Wednesday on how an Arizona couple suspected of murder were able to overpower guards, escape a transport vehicle bringing them across the country and evade a two-day manhunt. The U.S. Marshals Service has been poring through dozens of tips since Blane...