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New trial date set for woman charged with burglary at mosque

Feb. 22, 2019 12:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A new trial date has been set for a woman who was captured on video making derogatory comments about Muslims at a Tempe mosque. Tahnee Gonzales' trial was moved to April 25 at the request of a prosecutor who said lawyers negotiating to settle the case. Gonzales pleaded not guilty to burglary...

Appeals court upholds ruling on Phoenix improvement district

Feb. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An appellate court has upheld a Maricopa County Superior Court judge's ruling that creation of a special business-improvement district for downtown Phoenix was subject to a 2016 state law changing how such districts are formed. The state Court of Appeals' ruling Thursday upholds Judge Daniel...

The Latest: Flagstaff airport beats one-day snow record

Feb. 21, 2019 8:19 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Flagstaff airport has beat its all-time daily record for snowfall set more than a century ago. The National Weather Service says the airport had received 31.6 inches of snow as of Thursday evening. The record set in 1915...

Arizona lawmakers consider religious exemption for vaccines

Feb. 21, 2019 7:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are looking at expanding exemptions from children's vaccine requirements as public health officials in the Pacific Northwest try to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people who were not inoculated. Republicans on a state House committee voted Thursday...

Document: Man accused of attacking officer asked to be shot

Feb. 21, 2019 5:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff's sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife in hand, according to a court document authorities were forced to release Wednesday. The...

The Latest: Snow forces closure of Vegas to Phoenix route

Feb. 21, 2019 3:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on rare snowfall in the Las Vegas area (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities have closed the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix due to heavy snow that has resulted in a 22-mile line of cars and trucks. The Nevada Department of Transportation reported Thursday that...

Immigrant advocate gets 18-month sentence in tax fraud case

Feb. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $131,000 in restitution for a felony conviction stemming from his tax preparation business. Elias Bermudez had previously pleaded guilty to assisting in the preparation of...

The Latest: Immigrant advocate in Arizona gets 18-month term

Feb. 20, 2019 1:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona who pleaded guilty to a federal tax charge (all times local): 11:53 a.m. A longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for a felony conviction stemming from his tax...

3 dead, 1 arrested after car crashes while fleeing deputy

Feb. 20, 2019 10:56 AM EST

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say three passengers are dead and the driver has been arrested after a pursuit ended with a crash southeast of the Phoenix area. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says a deputy tried to stop a car that had an expired registration and was speeding in San Tan Valley...

Arizona's top prosecutor says police sergeant indicted

Feb. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top prosecutor says a police sergeant accused of fraud and theft from a nonprofit group has been indicted. Attorney General Mark Brnovich Tuesday announced a state grand jury indicted Sgt. Jon Paul Meck of the police department in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria on suspicion of...