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Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Oct. 01, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from...

Phoenix man burned after plastic bags carrying fuel ignite

Sep. 30, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three men in Phoenix suffered burns, one severely, after they filled plastic bags with gasoline and the bags ignited. Phoenix police said Thursday a man in his 40s remains hospitalized in extremely critical condition with serious burns. The other two...

Arizona museum exhibit marks end to de Kooning painting saga

Sep. 28, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions was brazenly stolen in 1985 from an Arizona museum, the staff clung to the hope that it would turn up one day. But nobody could have predicted “Woman-Ochre” would find its way back through the kindness of strangers in a...

Woman reported missing on a weekend Arizona hike found dead

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A woman reported missing last weekend while hiking in Cave Creek has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 60-year-old Kathleen Patterson was located around 8 a.m. and there was no apparent signs...

Authorities: Woman, boy found dead at a San Tan Valley home

Sep. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A woman and young boy have been found dead in a San Tan Valley home, authorities said Tuesday. Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said deputies received a call about a suicidal person Monday afternoon. When deputies arrived at the home...

Foes of Arizona voucher expansion likely fail to make ballot

Sep. 26, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A massive expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system will likely go into effect after public school advocates failed to gather enough signatures to block the law, a conservative think tank that supports the expansion said Monday. The Goldwater Institute,...

Minus owner Sarver, Suns return for another run at NBA title

Sep. 26, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All-Stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul, along with freshly paid Deandre Ayton and coach Monty Williams, are back together for another run at an elusive NBA title. One man who apparently won't be along on the journey — team owner Robert Sarver. The...

Helicopter crashes in Arizona desert; 2 aboard not injured

Sep. 26, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash-landed in the Arizona desert Monday morning but authorities said the two people aboard walked away with no injuries. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Robinson R22 helicopter went down 4 ½ miles (7.2 kilometers) north of the...

Suns say Crowder won't be with team at training camp

Sep. 25, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns starting forward Jae Crowder won't be with the team for training camp, which opens on Tuesday. The Suns released a statement on Sunday saying the team and Crowder “mutually agreed that he will not be with the team for training camp.” ...

Phoenix police: Man throwing rocks at officers fatally shot

Sep. 25, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man was fatally shot by Phoenix police after he allegedly threw rocks and other items at officers and patrol cars, authorities said Sunday. Police said the incident occurred in north Phoenix around 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Two patrol cars were driving...