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NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Marana plane crash

Jan. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its preliminary report on last month’s fatal crash of a small plane in southern Arizona, but it doesn’t list a possible cause. The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Mooney M20C...

Grijalva announces 2nd COVID-19 infection

Jan. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has contracted COVID-19 for the second time. The Arizona Democrat and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said Thursday he has minor symptoms. He says he and his staff will follow Centers for Disease Control guidance for...

Woman acquitted in protest of border wall construction

Jan. 20, 2022 11:41 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tohono O’odham woman was found not guilty Wednesday on federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest of border wall construction on her tribe's ancestral land. The acquittal of Amber Ortega came after a magistrate judge reversed her previous ruling...

Arizona history-Jan. 23-29

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 23 On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia. On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma...

Townsend announces bid for congressional seat in Arizona

Jan. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — State Sen. Kelly Townsend announced Monday she will run for Congress to represent southern Arizona. The decision means Townsend will avoid facing fellow Republican Wendy Rogers for a legislative seat in a newly redrawn district. Townsend said she won't leave her...

Tucson man gets 10-year prison term for girlfriend's murder

Jan. 16, 2022 12:02 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2020. Pima County prosecutors said Jahkwez Desean Wilson was given a 10-year prison term on a murder charge and eight months for reckless child abuse. ...

No charges for 151 Arizona votes vetted over fraud claims

Jan. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A review of potential voter fraud cases in the 2020 general election in Arizona's second-largest county ended Friday with an announcement by prosecutors that none of the 151 cases they reviewed merited criminal charges. The findings in Pima County provide yet another...

2nd legislator reports having COVID since session started

Jan. 14, 2022 11:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A second Arizona state representative reports having COVID-19 since the Legislature's annual session began Monday. Tucson Democrat Daniel Hernandez Jr. said Thursday on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m thankful to be...

No. 6 Arizona pulls away to beat Colorado 76-55

Jan. 14, 2022 02:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona had a letdown to close the first half, blowing most of a 15-point lead. The Wildcats got the rout going again to start the second half, using their defense to blow past Colorado. Azoulas Tubelis and Justin Kier scored 14 points, and No. 6 Arizona...

Tucson man gets prison for stalking a justice of the peace

Jan. 13, 2022 00:30 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson landlord has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison for stalking a Pima County justice of the peace last year. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Fei Qin was credited with 20 days already served, but was ordered to pay more than $1,700 in restitution. ...