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Today in Arizona History

Jul. 17, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, July 21 On this date in 1901, Burton C. Mossman was named captain of the Arizona Rangers and authorized to raise a company of 10 or 12 men to hunt cattle rustlers and other criminals. On this date in 1903, a severe rainstorm between the Dragoon Mountains and Tombstone washed out six...

Southwestern Arizona schools providing free summer meals

Jul. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Some southwestern Arizona schools are offering free summer meals to children in one of the poorest regions of the state. The Yuma Sun reports the schools are taking advantage of a federal program aimed at helping students on free or reduced cost meal programs during the school year....

Appeals court: Trump can't use Pentagon cash for border wall

Jul. 4, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Firefighters rescue girl from 8-foot-deep hole next to pool

Jul. 3, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma firefighters rescued an 11-year-old girl who was unhurt but distressed after falling into a newly formed 8-foot (2.4-meter) deep hole after climbing out of an above-ground pool in her backyard. KYMA-TV reports that the hole was formed Tuesday night when ground next to the pool gave...

Top immigration official: Border crossings dropping

Jun. 28, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The acting secretary of Homeland Security said Friday that he expected 25% fewer migrants to cross the border this month, as officials in Yuma unveiled the newest temporary facility meant to detain children and families. That number of illegal crossings would still be too high, but it...

Tent facility for migrant families, kids, to open at border

Jun. 28, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border officials were expected to unveil the newest outdoor facility meant to detain immigrant children and families who cross the U.S. border near Yuma, Arizona. The number of families and children who travel unaccompanied spiked tremendously over the last two years. Border Patrol's...

Border Patrol rescues 17 migrants lost on Yuma bombing range

Jun. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say 17 migrants have been rescued after they crossed into a military bombing range in southwestern Arizona and became lost. They say emergency services in Mexico relayed a phone call to the Yuma Sector Operations Center from a group lost in the desert around 10 p.m....

Arizona lawmakers OK start of $46M prison lock, alarm plan

Jun. 18, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Corrections received legislative approval Tuesday to begin replacing cell door locks, fire alarms and air conditioning at two state prisons after a contentious meeting where Democrats criticized the prisons director for allowing the systems to deteriorate. The move...

The Latest: Lawmakers OK new Lewis prison cell door locks

Jun. 18, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a request by the Arizona Department of Corrections to replace cell door locks, fire systems and air conditioning at 2 prisons (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The Arizona Department of Corrections has received approval to start the first phase of a nearly $46 million plan to...

Water being restored to Yuma prison housing 4,300 inmates

Jun. 17, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Full water service is being restored to the state prison in Yuma housing about 4,300 inmates after pump failures drastically reduced available water over the weekend. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Monday morning that repairs to one of two wells where pumps failed are...