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Woman gets prison term for stealing insurance company checks

Aug. 12, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A 57-year-old Mesa woman faces six years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges in the theft of over 1,000 checks from insurance companies issued for doctors who employed her. Sharon Ashcroft was sentenced last week in Maricopa County Superior Court after pleading guilty last...

Mesa police officer critically injured in car crash on US 60

Aug. 11, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa police officer was critically injured in a car crash Tuesday on the U.S. 60, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the policeman saw a ladder blocking a lane around 11 a.m. Tuesday and stopped his patrol car and activated his emergency lights so...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a

Pence brings "tough on crime," religion push to Arizona

Aug. 11, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence swung through Arizona Tuesday to shore up two key constituencies the Trump campaign needs to win in November, backing from law enforcement and religious voters. Pence brought President Donald Trump’s tough-on-crime message to Tucson, telling a group of...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...

Pence to visit Arizona next week with stops in Tucson, Mesa

Aug. 4, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Arizona next Tuesday with scheduled stops in two cities before returning to Washington that evening., the White House announced. Pence will visit Tucson to accept the endorsement of the Arizona Association of Police and then go to Mesa to...

Thousands of people enjoy the summer weather at the 'Isar' river banks in Munich, Germany, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The Latest: S. Korea has smallest rise in cases in 2 months

Jul. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday still reported 26 newly...

Gregory Arnold, a former guard at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, poses for a picture Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in San Diego. The early absence of facial coverings, lack of cleaning supplies and mixing symptomatic detainees with others preceded the first big outbreak at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's 221 detention centers. While the point of origin is unclear, accounts of how the virus spread at the Otay Mesa Detention Center expose shortcomings and inherent difficulties of managing the world's largest immigration detention system during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

How the coronavirus spread through one immigration facility

Jul. 19, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gregory Arnold walked into the warden’s office April 1 as the novel coronavirus ripped through one of the largest immigration detention centers in the United States. Waiting with about 40 guards to begin his shift, he heard a captain say face masks were prohibited. Incredulous, he...

FBI: Bank robbery suspect dead; 2 agents wounded in Arizona

Jul. 17, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two FBI agents were shot and wounded Friday at an apartment complex in a Phoenix suburb while executing an arrest warrant for a serial bank robbery suspect who was found dead, the FBI said. One injured agent was treated at the scene in Mesa for minor injuries and the other was taken to a...

Arizona history July 19-25

Jul. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

Sunday, July 19 On this date in 1898, Gov. Myron H. McCord resigned from his office to lead a regiment in Cuba in the war against Spain, and Nathan Oakes Murphy was appointed by President William McKinley to replace him. Monday, July 20 On this date in 1917, lightning struck a tent occupied by Company I of the...

More than 60 Phoenix firefighters test positive for virus

Jul. 12, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 60 firefighters with the Phoenix Fire Department have tested positive for the coronavirus. “We have had multiple positive cases in the past week, a truly alarming amount,” P.J. Dean, a spokesman for United Phoenix Firefighters Association, told Phoenix radio station...