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Arizona Supreme again upholds death sentence in 1991 killing

Dec. 12, 2018 12:26 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has again upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of first-degree murder for one of two killings during a 1991 series of Phoenix-area burglaries. The state Supreme Court's ruling Monday says that mitigating evidence supporting leniency for Charles Michael...

Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit

Dec. 11, 2018 6:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The...

State approves new charter school despite business questions

Dec. 11, 2018 5:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools has approved a new charter despite several questions surrounding it. The board voted Monday to grant a charter to Valor Preparatory Academy LLC, a school owned by CEO Damian Creamer's Primavera Technical Learning Center, The Arizona Republic...

Arizona DPS: Mother, son killed in chain-reaction crash

Dec. 11, 2018 9:10 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a mother and her young son were killed in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix. The state Department of Public Safety said 31-year-old Jennifer Vegtel of Phoenix and her 5-year-old son were killed Monday night when their sedan was struck from...

Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime

Dec. 11, 2018 1:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Overtime has been kind to the Clippers this season, and Los Angeles needed it to overcome a short-handed Phoenix Suns team 123-119 on Monday night. The Clippers won their fourth overtime game of the season — without a defeat. Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made...

Arizona family builds Christmas tree made of dead cactuses

Dec. 11, 2018 1:03 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family is gaining attention for building a Christmas tree made of dead cactuses. The Arizona Republic reports the Lancasters in Mesa, Arizona, recently completed their four-year journey to erect their "Phoenix Christmas tree" — a tree made entirely from cholla cactus...

Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in overtime

Dec. 11, 2018 12:16 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Avery Bradley sealed the Clippers' 17th victory of the season with a pair of free throws...

Phoenix Suns sign big man Eric Moreland

Dec. 10, 2018 10:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed post player Eric Moreland. The Suns announced the signing after the start of Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 6-foot-10 Moreland has played in 78 games over three seasons with the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons. He appeared in 67...

Pack of dogs stop traffic on Phoenix freeway

Dec. 10, 2018 1:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a group of dogs narrowly avoided injury while roaming a Phoenix freeway during Monday morning traffic. The Arizona Department of Transportation shared images on its Twitter account of six dogs walking in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 near Grand Avenue around 9:45 a.m....

15-year-old boy fatally hit while crossing Phoenix street

Dec. 10, 2018 11:59 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a teenage boy has died after being hit by a car. Sgt. Vince Lewis says the incident occurred just before 7 a.m. Monday on Southern Avenue near Central Avenue. The 15-year-old was crossing Southern mid-block when he was hit. He was transported to a hospital but died from...