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Arizona counties can start counting early ballots now

Oct. 20, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona counties can now start tabulating early and verified ballots in a year that’s already producing massive turnout. Arizona law allows counties to start counting ballots two weeks before the election. Early results won't be reported until after polls close on Election Day, Nov....

Arizona sees 2nd day of more than 740 virus cases, 3 deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has seen more than 740 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths for a second consecutive day. State health officials on Monday reported 748 positive cases, nearly mirroring the figures of 742 new cases and three deaths from a day earlier. Officials with the Arizona Department...

Phoenix police arrest 18-year-old man after a fatal shooting

Oct. 19, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in northwest Phoenix, police said Monday. They said Miguel Ogo was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of manslaughter and was being held on $500,000 bond. Court documents show Ogo told police that he and...

1-year-old boy dies after shooting in Arizona; gunman sought

Oct. 19, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb have not yet found the person who opened fire on crowd gathered near food trucks, killing a 1-year-old boy and wounding several others. Mesa police confirmed the child died at a hospital Sunday, two days after the shooting. Police spokesman Nikolas Rasheta...

Phoenix traffic stop leads to drug bust; Nearly $2.5M seized

Oct. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers have seized nearly $2.5 million worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine following a traffic stop in Phoenix, authorities said. A DPS officer pulled over the vehicle carrying the drugs for a traffic violation . Authorities said the 464...

Police search for suspect who shot, wounded 7 in Arizona

Oct. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa are asking for the public’s help in identifying a drive-by shooter who opened fire on a food truck seating area and wounded seven people including three young children. They said an unidentified person in an SUV stopped in the roadway and shot...

Arizona reports 742 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths

Oct. 18, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 742 new confirmed coronavirus cases with three additional deaths. Officials with the Arizona Department of Health Sciences said there have now been 231,149 COVID-19 cases — with nearly 150,000 coming in Maricopa County — and 5,827...

Car goes into a Phoenix canal after crash; 3 people rescued

Oct. 18, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three people have been rescued after a vehicle went into a canal in Phoenix, authorities said Sunday. City fire department crews were called to the area around 4 a.m. about a water rescue and arrived to find a car overturned in the shallow water. Authorities said three people were trapped...

1-year-old critically hurt; 6 others shot in Arizona

Oct. 17, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa said on Saturday that several young children, including a 1-year-old who is in critical condition, were shot while eating dinner with their families on Friday night. A total of seven people, including children ages 6, 9 and 16, along with three...

Wildfire burning in forest north of Phoenix grows

Oct. 17, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire that’s forced evacuations in small mountain communities north of Phoenix has grown and is showing “extreme fire behavior.” The U.S. Forest Service says the fire about 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Phoenix has grown to over 13...