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Court to hear cellphone evidence case involving probationer

Nov. 21, 2019 12:19 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case involving privacy rights and a warrantless search of the cellphone of a man who was on felony probation. The court agreed Tuesday to review a state Court of Appeals ruling last March in favor of allowing prosecutors to present evidence...

Ex-operator of Pima County assisted living homes is indicted

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The former operator of several assisted living facilities in southern Arizona has been indicted on 14 counts of theft and one count of fraud. State prosecutors say a Pima County grand jury indicted Jerone Davis, who operated Rancho Verde Care Homes. Davis is accused of entering into...

Scottsdale police: 2 accused of armed robbery, retail theft

Nov. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale say a man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of felony counts of armed robbery and organized retail theft. They say 31-year-old Epitacio Cortina Jr. and 32-year-old Crystal Nichole Roberto are accused of shoplifting several power tools from a Home Depot...

Avdalovic leads N. Arizona over Benedictine Mesa 93-56

Nov. 20, 2019 10:42 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Luke Avdalovic had 16 points to lead five Northern Arizona players in double figures as the Lumberjacks rolled past Benedictine Mesa 93-56 on Wednesday night. Cameron Shelton added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Lumberjacks. Brooks DeBisschop had 13 points and eight rebounds,...

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two hours in what was the...

The Latest: Activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a border humanitarian charged with immigrant harboring (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A jury in Arizona has acquitted an activist on charges he illegally helped two migrant men from Central America evade authorities. Scott Warren was charged with harboring for...

Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border

Nov. 20, 2019 5:46 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border .

3 Glendale schools cancel classes; rain causes power outages

Nov. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Glendale Elementary School District officials say classes were canceled at three schools because of weather-related power outages. They say Bicentennial South School, William C. Jack Elementary School, and Don Mensendick School were affected by Wednesday’s storms that produced...

El Mirage man gets 5 years’ probation for abusing foster son

Nov. 20, 2019 4:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An El Mirage man accused of abusing his foster son for nearly two years has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Colin Steffee was sentenced Wednesday after reaching a plea agreement in the case. El Mirage police say a 14-year-old boy emailed the...

Phoenix library steps up security in wake of gun incidents

Nov. 20, 2019 3:47 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix’s main library is stepping up security in the wake of recent incidents involving guns either wielded or found in the building. KNXV-TV reports the incidents include a January struggle between library employees and a man who pulled a gun on them inside an elevator at Burton...