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Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

GOP lawmakers plan to prepare state budget proposal earlier

Nov. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature’s majority Republicans plan to have their own state budget proposal for the next fiscal year on the table before Gov. Doug Ducey presents his own version in mid-January. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that’d be a departure from recent years when...

State investigators seeing more teacher misconduct claims

Nov. 8, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The investigative unit at the Arizona Department of Education says it has handled an increase in sexual and other misconduct claims against teachers. Chief investigator David Spelich cited the workload in remarks to lawmakers and requested additional funding to add four investigators to the...

Travelers mull safety amid Arizona-Mexico border violence

Nov. 7, 2019 1:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusual string of violence south of Arizona's border with Mexico has sparked warnings by American authorities and is forcing U.S. citizens who say they won't stop crossing into Mexico to at least consider how to travel more safely. Unaccustomed to the kind of violence long seen along some...

Arizona county attorney to relinquish police records control

Nov. 5, 2019 3:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona county attorney has allowed police agencies to decide when to release public records from their investigations instead of having the county attorney's office control records. The Arizona Republic reports that current Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is expected to work with...

Panel presents report; review followed rape at care center

Nov. 2, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A state task created after an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth at a long-term care center in Phoenix has submitted a report with recommendations to help prevent such incidents. The Arizona Republic reports that the recommendations include improved reporting requirements, better...

Ducey appoints Navajo County official to fill court vacancy

Nov. 2, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors who also serves as a part-time judge in several jurisdictions has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Court of Appeals. Gov. Doug Ducey's office on Friday announced his appointment of D. Steve Williams to the Court of Appeals to...

Jail officer in coma dies after being attacked by inmate

Oct. 31, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An inmate's deadly attack on a Phoenix area jail officer was completely unprovoked, according to court documents made available Thursday. Maricopa County Jail video shows inmate Daniel Davitt talking with Officer Gene Lee on Tuesday outside a holding space before suddenly grabbing Lee by the...

Body of soldier killed in training accident back in Arizona

Oct. 30, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The body of a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier killed in a training accident in Georgia is back in Arizona. Azfamily.com reports that an honor guard awaited the arrival Tuesday night of Pfc. Antonio Garcia's casket at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The Peoria man's casket arrived...

Governor orders flags lowered to honor fallen Peoria soldier

Oct. 21, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset Tuesday in honor of a fallen soldier from Peoria. U.S. Army Private First Class Antonio Garcia died Sunday morning during a training accident at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Garcia...