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Passenger jumps out of plane taxiing at Phoenix airport

Dec. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A passenger on an arriving Southwest Airlines flight taxiing at Phoenix's main airport opened a galley door, jumped out and ran to an airport fire station where he barricaded himself, authorities said Saturday. The man's identity wasn't immediately...

Rancher went to the big city, returned to the life he loves

Dec. 04, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — While he left his family’s sprawling ranch for several years to attend college and work in Phoenix, John Ladd always knew where his heart was. It was back on the property that his mother’s family homesteaded in 1895 just outside Bisbee right off...

Scottsdale principal terminated after outcry over book

Dec. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale high school's principal will not be back next year after a firestorm over a summer book assignment. The Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board voted Thursday not to renew the contract of Linda Ihnat, principal at...

Arizona evictions up, but not close to pre-pandemic levels

Dec. 03, 2021 19:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Eviction filings are creeping up in Arizona, but they are not even close to pre-pandemic levels as agencies do a better job of getting out rental aid, court officials and advocates say. Scott Davis, spokesman for the Maricopa County Justice Courts, which...

Security enhancements made in response to prison break

Dec. 03, 2021 18:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona corrections officials say they have made enhancements on fence structures and gates in response to an escape of two incarcerated men from a prison earlier this year. The announcement Friday by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation...

Suns push past Pistons, win franchise record 18th straight

Dec. 03, 2021 00:32 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Cam Johnson and Cameron Payne both scored 19 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to their franchise-record 18th win in a row, beating the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Thursday night. Johnson and Payne sparked a stellar effort from the Suns bench, which finished...

Arizona DPS arrest man in stolen SUV with military ordnance

Dec. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities have arrested a man who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle that had an inactive military ordnance inside. State Department of Public Safety officials said 36-year-old Timothy Carpenter is facing one count of theft of...

Phoenix man sentenced to prison in ammunition smuggling case

Dec. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 26-year-old Phoenix man has been sentenced to over three years in prison for attempting to take thousands of rounds of ammunition from the United States to Mexico. A federal judge in Tucson sentenced Mauricio Robles on Wednesday on his July 26...

Apache elders urge Arizona senator to help stop mine project

Dec. 02, 2021 19:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of elders from the San Carlos Apache Nation gathered Thursday to urge Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly to back legislation that will keep land they call sacred from being torn up for a massive copper mine. Some high school students from the Brophy College...

Phoenix council OKs settlement over woman's rescue ordeal

Dec. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area. City firefighters said at the time that the basket got caught in a downwind...