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Man sentenced for scamming elderly out of $640K

Aug. 21, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who scammed hundreds of elderly people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to prison. The Arizona Republic reports Phoenix resident Raheem Oliver was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty in February to fraud conspiracy charges....

Arizona woman to serve 23 years in prison for fatal shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who says she shot her girlfriend in self-defense has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports 57-year-old Michele Butler apologized to the family of her partner Kimberly Shelton during her sentencing hearing on Monday. Butler was accused...

Man accused in fatal shooting at a west Phoenix barbershop

Aug. 21, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man is jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person after a fatal shooting at a west Phoenix barbershop. Phoenix police say 32-year-old Joseph Ryan O'Conner was booked into a Maricopa County jail after being released from a hospital. Police...

American Airlines to offer new direct Phoenix-London flight

Aug. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — American Airlines is adding a direct flight from Phoenix to London. The airline will fly daily from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to London Heathrow Airport beginning March 31, 2019. Customers will be able to book the flight beginning Monday. American joins British Airways as the...

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Aug. 21, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. The plane went down near the city's small Deer Valley Airport and the pilot, Theodore Rich, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said....

A look at the 2 first-round games in the WNBA playoffs

Aug. 21, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs: No. 6 Los Angeles (19-15) vs No. 7 Minnesota (18-16) Season Series: Sparks, 3-1. Los Angeles: The biggest question for the Sparks is the health of Nneka Ogwumike, who is listed as questionable for the game because of an illness....

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Handling preseason expectations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

Broadly speaking, a team that starts the season in the Top 25 and finishes it unranked has had a disappointing season, failing to meet expectations. The converse is likely to be true as well. Critics of preseason polls complain about setting artificial expectations, but it could be argued polls merely reflect...

Police identify 2 men killed in 5-vehicle crash in Glendale

Aug. 21, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who were killed in a five-vehicle crash in Glendale. Police in Glendale say the collision occurred about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and they're investigating whether impairment and speed were factors. They say a pickup truck struck a sedan from behind. That...

Child found alone at home of woman found dead in car

Aug. 21, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say they found a one-year-old child at the home of a woman found dead in her car on a freeway in a Phoenix suburb. DPS on Monday identified the deceased woman as Stella W. Kiarie, 29, of Phoenix. She was found dead early Sunday morning when...

Grand Canyon to track elk movements with GPS collars

Aug. 21, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife biologists will be tracking elk at the Grand Canyon to figure out how to best manage the animals that were reintroduced to the region. Ten adult elk will be fitted with GPS collars that will gather data on their movements from late August through October....