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Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

Feb. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday imposed the prison term on 50-year-old Jose Antonio Yanez of...

Former arms company engineer pleads guilty to weapons count

Feb. 15, 2020 6:20 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen from China who worked for 10 years for a Raytheon Corp. subsidiary as an electrical engineer has pleaded guilty to a federal arms exportation charge. Wei Sun pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where Raytheon Missile Systems has a large...

Trucker accused of trying to lure Arizona teen to Michigan

Feb. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a long-haul trucker has been arrested for allegedly trying to lure an Oro Valley teenage girl to Michigan to have a sexual relationship with him. Oro Valley police say 44-year-old Gerard Dickinson had received sexually explicit images of the victim and knew she was 14...

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Winfrey holds TV discussion on 'American Dirt' in Arizona

Feb. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with author Jeanine Cummins on Thursday...

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes right wing Conor Garland (83) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Garland making the most of his opportunity with Coyotes

Feb. 13, 2020 5:15 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It happens several times a game. Arizona Coyotes right wing Conor Garland appears to be hemmed in by two opponents, jolts to a stop and changes direction in one motion. The opposing skaters drift by, unable to match the startlingly sudden shift, and Garland motors ahead to find a...

No cause of death for man whose remains were found in Tucson

Feb. 12, 2020 6:36 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has released a heavily-redacted autopsy report on an Oklahoma man whose remains were found in the Catalina Mountains in December. It doesn’t list the cause of death of 66-year-old Steven Mark Brashear, but the forensic toxicology...

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in wife's 2016 death

Feb. 12, 2020 5:50 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2016 has been convicted of first-degree murder in the case. Pima County prosecutors say King Yates faces a prison term ranging from 25 years to life when he’s sentenced March 23. The 25-year-old Yates represented himself in...

Arizona DPS trooper saves man from being trampled by a bull

Feb. 12, 2020 5:04 PM EST

BENSON, Ariz. (AP) — An off-duty Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper is being credited with saving the life of a man who was being trampled by a bull. DPS officials say Trooper Brandon Jacquez was driving home to the town of Benson, southeast of Tucson, when a bull attack was called out. Jacquez...

Arizona history Feb. 16-22

Feb. 12, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Sunday, Feb. 16 On this date in 1890, a midnight battle developed at Red Rock, Arizona, railroad station when a band of tramps attempted to capture the Southern Pacific fast freight. On this date in 1908, the Shattuck-Arizona Copper Co. and the Denn-Arizona Copper Co. announced plans to construct a smelter at...

Eastbound I-10 reopens after closure due to fatal wreck

Feb. 12, 2020 9:58 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Eastbound Interstate 10 has reopened south of metro Phoenix after being closed for over two hours during the beginning of the Wednesday morning commute because of a fatal crash. The closure near State Route 587 south of Chandler resulted in a detour of traffic headed toward Tucson. The...