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Trial postponed for Phoenix man accused of patient assault

Feb. 18, 2020 3:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated patient and fathering her child while she was in his care at a Phoenix long-term care center has been pushed back until April 30. A judge on Tuesday granted a continuance but says he won’t postpone the trial again. It...

Police: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Tempe now in custody

Feb. 18, 2020 3:00 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tempe say a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a female pedestrian and injured a man has been arrested. They say 36-year-old Clyde Thatcher has been booked into a Phoenix jail on suspicion of several charges including manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and...

Man dead after crashing car into Mesa house

Feb. 18, 2020 10:27 AM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after crashing into a home in Mesa. AZFamily.com reports the crash happened early Monday morning near Lindsay and Broadway roads. According to Mesa firefighters, the man suffered a medical crisis which led to the crash. They pronounced him dead at the scene....

Arizona House panel OKs ban on new airport ride-hailing fees

Feb. 18, 2020 9:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona House panel voted along party lines Monday evening to advance a proposal barring new fees on ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The 4-3 vote came after a lengthy hearing of the House Regulatory Affairs Committee. Majority Republicans backing...

Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas fires up a crowd of educators backing a new tax to boost education at the state Capitol in Phoenix Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Hundreds of teachers and education advocates who support a proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Arizonans to boost school funding gathered at the Capitol on Monday. The Invest in Education Act is backed by Arizona's teachers union and progressive groups and would raise an estimated $940 million a year for schools. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Backers of wealth tax to fund Arizona kick off effort

Feb. 17, 2020 7:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — About 200 teachers and education advocates who support a proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Arizonans to boost school funding gathered at the Capitol Monday to formally kick off a signature-gathering effort to put the measure on the ballot. The Invest in Education Act is backed by Arizona's...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Michigan coach Erik Bakich speaks during a news conference ahead of the Big Ten NCAA college baseball tournament, in Omaha, Neb. Michigan showed no sign of being a one-hit wonder on the first weekend of the college baseball season. The 2019 national runner-up Wolverines knocked off top-10 opponents Vanderbilt and Arizona State and finished their trip to the Phoenix area with a 3-1 record. The success in the desert earned Michigan a move into the top 10 in the major polls Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Impressive wins earn 2019 runner-up Michigan a No. 1 ranking

Feb. 17, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Michigan showed no signs of being a one-hit wonder on the first weekend of the college baseball season. The 2019 national runner-up Wolverines knocked off top-10 opponents Vanderbilt and Arizona State and finished their trip to the Phoenix area with a 3-1 record. The success in the desert earned Michigan the No....

Phoenix police say man dead, 2nd wounded in shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say one man died and a second man was wounded when they were shot by a man who had followed them after they picked up their girlfriends from work. Police say in a news release that the dead man realized his vehicle was being followed early Sunday and turned into a west Phoenix...

Phoenix police: 2 arrested in stabbing of man exiting a bus

Feb. 16, 2020 10:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say two suspects have been arrested in connection with a stabbing of a 21-year-old man last month. They say 18-year-old Donovan Ames and 19-year-old Orion Warren were taken into custody Saturday night about 12 hours after Silent Witness first announced the two men were...

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives the instructions

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

Feb. 16, 2020 8:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams...

FILE In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado celebrates as he circles the bases after hitting a walkoff, two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Arenado is at odds with the team's front office as the Rockies head to spring training for the season ahead. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Nolan Arenado ready to get to work with Rockies _ for now

Feb. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade from the Colorado Rockies in the wake of feeling a “disrespect” from the club given he was part of trade discussions this offseason, and the All-Star third baseman is ready to move forward despite...