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Comment period on proposed freeway project nearing deadline

Nov. 14, 2019 12:29 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The public comment period for a draft environmental assessment of a proposed improvement project for part of Interstate 10 in metro Phoenix is about to end. The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday is the deadline for comments on the 11-mile (18-kilometer) stretch of I-10...

Arizona woman among 9 honored for leadership in clean energy

Nov. 14, 2019 12:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is recognizing nine women for their achievements and leadership in clean energy and one of them is from Arizona. Dr. Suzanne Singer is a member of the Navajo (Diné) tribe and chief engineer for Native Renewables in Flagstaff. She co-founded the nonprofit...

Tucson couple indicted in alleged company credit card theft

Nov. 14, 2019 12:09 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General’s office says a state grand jury has indicted a husband and wife in a scheme that allegedly allowed them to steal more than $100,000 from his employer using a company credit card. The office Wednesday announced the indictment charging Gabriel and...

Arizona mom facing DUI, allegedly ran over daughter with car

Nov. 14, 2019 12:07 AM EST

WICKENBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Wickenburg woman is facing DUI and reckless child abuse charges after allegedly running over her daughter with a car. Police say 38-year-old Jennifer Coppedge also is jailed on suspicion of endangerment and aggravated DUI with an interlock device. The 15-year-old...

Boras bashes lack of competition, senses faster-paced market

Nov. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball’s most prominent agent criticized teams for a lack of competition, proclaiming rebuilding teams have caused four straight years of attendance drops, then said he senses a faster-paced free agent market that could lead to earlier signings this offseason. Scott Boras,...

YouTuber accused of abusing kids for poor performance dies

Nov. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of abusing her adopted children who starred on her popular YouTube channel has died, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said Machelle Hobson died Tuesday at a Phoenix-area hospital. Her death was ruled natural and there...

Arizona congressman’s tweets raise Epstein conspiracy theory

Nov. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar appears to be signaling support for a conspiracy theory that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The Republican congressman sent 23 tweets Wednesday about the first public impeachment hearing examining President...

Petersen gets Dec. 11 hearing to contest suspension

Nov. 13, 2019 6:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Dec. 11 hearing for Assessor Paul Petersen to appeal his suspension amid human smuggling and other charges Lawyers for Petersen say the suspension last month was illegal. They say they don’t expect the county supervisors will...

UArizona withdraws frat’s recognition over hazing violations

Nov. 13, 2019 4:35 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has withdrawn recognition of a fraternity for violating the school’s anti-hazing policy. According to the university, Alpha Epsilon Pi had multiple violations of the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct. School officials say the violations...

Body found in Lake Havasu last month ID’d as California man

Nov. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EST

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a body found floating face down in Lake Havasu between two rental boats last month has been identified as a missing California man. Mohave County Sheriff’s officials say fingerprints obtained during autopsy were sent to Homeland Security for analysis...