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Today in Arizona History

Jan. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Jan. 20 On this date in 1862, the Colorado River started rising. Two days later, it rose 3 feet in three hours, reaching its peak on Jan. 23. Fort Yuma became an island and Colorado City, now Yuma, was washed away. On this date in 1889, Burton C. Mossman, who was to become the first...

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

Jan. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth and...

Firefighters find badly injured person in burning building

Jan. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson authorities say a person is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being found by firefighters in an abandoned building that was on fire on the city's southeast side Wednesday morning. The Fire Department says firefighters responded to a call from a resident of a...

Peoria officer shoots armed suspect in auto parts store

Jan. 16, 2019 8:43 AM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Peoria police say an officer shot and wounded an armed suspect who was struggling with an employee inside an auto parts store. Police say the suspect who was determined to be 17 years old was hospitalized for treatment of a shoulder wound. According to police, the encounter Monday...

Oregon State at Arizona highlights the week in the Pac-12

Jan. 16, 2019 2:52 AM EST

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at Arizona, Saturday. The Wildcats and Beavers had some bumps in the nonconference road, but find themselves atop the Pac-12 with Washington. Arizona (13-4) leads the conference at 4-0 and Oregon State (11-4) is 3-0 for...

Thieves vandalize, steal from Prescott Valley light display

Jan. 16, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Prescott Valley say someone last month damaged a popular holiday light display and then stole accompanying equipment. Prescott Valley police said Tuesday they are seeking the public's help in finding the suspects who committed the Grinch-ly act just two days...

New leader of Navajo Nation delivers message of hope, change

Jan. 15, 2019 9:24 PM EST

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Nez delivered a message of hope, resilience and change Tuesday in his inaugural address as president of the Navajo Nation, drawing from the tribe's history as a way to move forward. He and Vice President Myron Lizer took the oath of office before a large crowd at an...

Tempe police: Armed suspect is fatally shot by an officer

Jan. 15, 2019 9:14 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an armed suspect has been fatally shot by a Tempe police officer. Police say officers responded about 3 p.m. Tuesday to a call about a suspicious vehicle that may have been involved in Tempe-area burglaries. They say a man got out of the vehicle with a gun in one hand...

Kentucky man wanted in California teen's kidnapping arrested

Jan. 15, 2019 7:44 PM EST

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man wanted in the kidnapping of a California teenager has been arrested in Arizona. Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 49-year-old Carlie Bentley was taken into custody Sunday night in Black Canyon City north of Phoenix. They say Bentley's...

Somerton Middle School students arrested for alleged threat

Jan. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EST

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Somerton say two 13-year-old students have been arrested for allegedly making a threat against their middle school. Police say a girl who attends Somerton Middle School reported receiving an online message stating "don't come to school, school shooter." They obtained a...