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Tatum scores 26 to lead Celtics over Suns 99-85

Nov. 18, 2019 11:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Kemba Walker added 19 and the Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 99-85 on Monday night. Boston (11-2) had a 10-game winning streak snapped Sunday by the Sacramento Kings but bounced back with a relatively easy road victory. The Celtics led by 15 at halftime...

Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production

Nov. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a shift away from coal and toward renewable energy and cheaper power. The Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah line was expected to shutter by...

No verdict yet reached at trial over mishandled remains

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury deliberations are scheduled to resume Tuesday at a trial against the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility accused of mishandling donated human remains. Jurors left the courthouse Monday afternoon without reaching a verdict at the civil trial of Stephen Gore, owner of...

Phoenix woman accidentally shoots teenage son

Nov. 18, 2019 10:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman is facing charges after police say she accidentally shot her teenage son while trying to stop a fight. Phoenix police say 41-year-old Tonya Monroe got a gun from her apartment Saturday night to help stop a fight involving another resident. But she accidentally fired it,...

Man fatally shot after argument at Phoenix store parking lot

Nov. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a 27-year-old man has been fatally shot after an argument at a Phoenix convenience store parking lot. They say Isaac Robinson got into an argument with two men and one of them shot the victim Saturday afternoon. Both men fled the area before Robinson was taken to a...

Arizona utility to install large battery for solar plant

Nov. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A utility cooperative in the Phoenix area has announced plans to boost its solar power battery storage as part of a pledge to add 1,000 megawatts to its supply by 2025. Salt River Project announced plans to add a new 250-megawatt project called Sonoran Energy Center with storage near Buckeye...

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian man in Arizona

Nov. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EST

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a Russian man suspected of crossing the border illegally in Arizona. The agency said Friday that the man was flown to a Phoenix hospital and is expected to survive. The Border Patrol says the unidentified agent attempted to...

Attorney: Man charged in adoption case ‘made happy families’

Nov. 15, 2019 12:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday. Paul Petersen, county assessor in the Phoenix area, had long arranged adoptions...

Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage

Nov. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb. The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with...

Oubre Jr. scores season-high 30, Suns beat Hawks 128-112

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. followed his worst game of the season with his best and it’s a huge reason the Phoenix Suns kept rolling through their early season schedule. Oubre scored a season-high 30 points, Devin Booker added 27 and the Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks 128-112 on Thursday night....