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Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames the state

May. 23, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A legal claim against the state of Arizona by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center alleges the facility and state broke promises to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter. The claim says an expert for the...

MCSO says woman arrested in Sun City West homicide case

May. 23, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been arrested in a Sun City West homicide case. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say 58-year-old Julie Ling has been booked into a Phoenix jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. A man called the Sun City West posse about 5 p.m. Wednesday and reported he went...

Arizona man gets 7-year prison term for domestic violence

May. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A northeastern Arizona man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison in a 2017 domestic violence case. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Shaun Gui Hale of Oak Springs was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. Hale had previously pleaded guilty to domestic assault by...

El Mirage man gets 12 years for trading child porn images

May. 23, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An El Mirage man has been sentenced for his role in trading child porn using a Canadian chat service. The Office of the Arizona Attorney General said 25-year-old Marco Antonio Alvarado was ordered last week to serve 12 years for sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted sexual...

Arizona Legislature to consider boosting per-day pay

May. 23, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are poised to consider tripling the amount of cash they are paid for each day they work in new legislation that emerged as their yearly session nears a close. Lawmakers in both parties appeared supportive of the change, which was introduced in the Senate on Thursday and...

Phoenix police: Man accused of impregnating 11-year-old girl

May. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix man has been arrested for allegedly impregnating an 11-year-old girl. Phoenix police say 20-year-old Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and sexual conduct with a minor and remains jailed on a $150,000 cash-only bond. It was...

Immigrant graduates from Arizona high school, future unclear

May. 23, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child has graduated from high school in Arizona just weeks after federal officials detained him and his classmates protested for his release. Thomas Torres, dressed in a burgundy cap and gown, wore a broad smile as a big cheer went up at...

Police ID man arrested for firing at officer in west Phoenix

May. 23, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man arrested after allegedly firing gunshots at a police officer from a second-story window in west Phoenix. Phoenix police say 39-year-old Rafael Qintero Cazzarez is jailed on suspicion of federal firearms and drug violations. It's unclear if he has a lawyer...

Arizona regulators decide to keep 2017 electric rate hike

May. 23, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona regulators have declined to reverse a 2017 rate hike imposed on 1 million electric customers, but they also did not reject the complaint against it. The Arizona Republic reports the Arizona Corporation Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday not to dismiss the complaint brought by Phoenix...

6 Arizona men indicted on child sexual exploitation charges

May. 23, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A state grand jury has indicted six Arizona men on child sexual exploitation charges. The Arizona attorney general's office says the indictments are in addition to 14 others since March. Prosecutors say the indictments stem from an online undercover investigation conducted by police in Mesa...