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Salvation Army Maj. David Yardley, left, stands outside the Salvation Army Phoenix downtown headquarters where a heat relief station was set up on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. A heat relief station offering cold water and a cool place inside to rest out of the brutal sun will be open every day through Sunday while an excessive heat warning is in effect. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

May. 29, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. With many government-run spaces like libraries and...

New director for Arizona Department of Economic Security

May. 29, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Economic Security has a new director. Michael Wisehart will replace Tom Betlach, who announced Sunday that he will be stepping down as DES director on June 3. Betlach came out of retirement in March to take the DES job. Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wisehart’s...

Tucson car dealership pays customers $90,000 in restitution

May. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — State prosecutors say a Tucson used car dealership is repaying $90,000 for selling vehicles under false pretenses. The Office of the Arizona Attorney General announced Thursday that Dependable Auto, Inc. has handed over restitution for multiple instances of deceptive sales practices as...

FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo U.S. Park Rangers close the entrance to the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon, Ariz. The Grand Canyon is expanding access to its more popular South Rim entrance and planning to let visitors in around the clock next month after it shuttered temporarily over coronavirus concerns. The entrance station will be open from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting Friday, May 30, 2020, until June 5, 2020, when the national park will drop restrictions on the hours the park said Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Grand Canyon to fully open South Rim entrance in June

May. 28, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon is expanding access to its more popular South Rim entrance and planning to let visitors in around the clock next month after it shuttered temporarily over coronavirus concerns. The entrance station will be open from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting...

Jason Terry returning to Arizona as assistant coach

May. 28, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

Former Arizona star Jason Terry is headed back to the desert. Arizona hired Terry as an assistant basketball coach Thursday, filling a hole on Sean Miller's staff after Justin Gainey left to become Marquette's associate head coach. “My family and I are excited to be part of the incredible Tucson community...

This February 2019 photo released by Erica Sauder shows Sasha Krause, who authorities say disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, N.M, in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz. (Erica Sauder via AP)

Man charged in Mennonite woman's death grew up in the faith

May. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by duct tape. Her...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Dr. Cara Christ, Director of Arizona Department of Health Services, left, depart after speaking about the state's most recent coronavirus data during a news conference Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Ducey: Schools will reopen in fall, youth sports can resume

May. 28, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Youth sports and summer day camps can resume, and schools will reopen in the fall following closures because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. Schools chief Kathy Hoffman next week will outline how schools will operate, Ducey said, but it won't be a complete...

Man, woman are found fatally shot outside a Scottsdale home

May. 28, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man and woman were found fatally shot outside a Scottsdale home Thursday, according to police. The relationship between the two people wasn’t immediately clear. Police said officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after noon Thursday and found the two adults in...

FILE - This booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows 20-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr., who was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and other crimes in a shooting near a shopping and entertainment district in Glendale, Ariz. An Arizona grand jury has indicted construction worker Hernandez Jr. on 39 charges in a shooting rampage at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP,File)

Arizona man accused of shooting 3 is indicted on 39 charges

May. 28, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a construction worker on 39 charges in a shooting rampage at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex that wounded three people. Armando Hernandez Jr. was indicted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder, 10 counts of aggravated assault, 15...

Dead body found in Tempe canal; No ID or cause of death yet

May. 28, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A dead body was found in the Tempe canal on Thursday, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the canal near Broadway Road and the Loop 101 around noon Thursday. Details surrounding the body recovery weren’t immediately released....