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Arizona history-May 29-June 4

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Sunday, May 29 On this date in 1856, Camp Moore in the Sonoita Valley was renamed Fort Buchanan. On this date in 1873, a troop of the 5th Cavalry established a camp on the San Carlos River near Gila. It became the headquarters for the military government of the San...

Board rejects Arizona death-row prisoner’s clemency bid

May. 24, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s clemency board has declined to recommend to Gov. Doug Ducey that the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl be reduced to a lesser punishment, rejecting his claims that he is innocent of the crimes. The...

Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

May. 23, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh. The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who...

Tucson may forego some water to help keep Lake Mead level up

May. 21, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second most populous city has signaled it may forego part of its allotment of Colorado River water delivered by the Central Arizona Project aqueduct in order to help forestall a shortage declaration for Lake Mead that would trigger mandatory reductions. ...

Arizona history-May 22-28

May. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Sunday, May 22 On this date in 1894, Dr. A.E. Douglass selected a site in Flagstaff for the Lowell Observatory. On this date in 1923, four people died in an explosion at the Apache Powder Plant at Benson. On this date in 1925, a solid copper flagpole,...

Arson probe after 14 homes being built in Marana destroyed

May. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the Tucson suburb of Marana are investigating whether a fire that destroyed 14 homes under construction homes was arson. Marana police officials said the fire started late Friday night. By the time crews from the Northwest Fire...

Inmate death probed in Tucson; in-custody death in Kingman

May. 13, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Kingman are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a suspect while he was in the custody of Bullhead City officers who were transporting him to the Mohave County jail. An investigation also is underway in the death of a 42-year-old...

6 years in prison for 21-year-old Phoenix human smuggler

May. 13, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 21-year-old Phoenix man to more than six years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to charges related to a human smuggling operation he was running that led to a fatal crash involving a driver he recruited via Snapchat. Isaiah...

Company: Arizona mine project remains underway after ruling

May. 13, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it may appeal a court ruling against its planned use of forest land to store waste rock from a proposed new copper mine but that it also will continue planning for a nearby related project that would include using private land. The 9th...

Arizona history-May 15-21

May. 11, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

Sunday, May 15 On this date in 1899, the Phoenix Daily Herald ran an ad placed by a local contractor asking residents why they continue to spend $5, $10 or $15 a month on rent when they could own a lot in the heart of Phoenix for $65 to $200. On this date in 1899, the...