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Arizona utility to install large battery for solar plant

Nov. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A utility cooperative in the Phoenix area has announced plans to boost its solar power battery storage as part of a pledge to add 1,000 megawatts to its supply by 2025. Salt River Project announced plans to add a new 250-megawatt project called Sonoran Energy Center with storage near Buckeye...

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian man in Arizona

Nov. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EST

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a Russian man suspected of crossing the border illegally in Arizona. The agency said Friday that the man was flown to a Phoenix hospital and is expected to survive. The Border Patrol says the unidentified agent attempted to...

Attorney: Man charged in adoption case ‘made happy families’

Nov. 15, 2019 12:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday. Paul Petersen, county assessor in the Phoenix area, had long arranged adoptions...

Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage

Nov. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb. The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with...

Oubre Jr. scores season-high 30, Suns beat Hawks 128-112

Nov. 15, 2019 12:47 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. followed his worst game of the season with his best and it’s a huge reason the Phoenix Suns kept rolling through their early season schedule. Oubre scored a season-high 30 points, Devin Booker added 27 and the Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks 128-112 on Thursday night....

Phoenix man found dead in backyard; police say it’s homicide

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say they’re investigating a homicide case after a man was found dead in the backyard of his west Phoenix home. They say the body of 33-year-old Gabriel Anton was discovered Tuesday night. Police say it’s unclear what caused Anton's death and they haven’t...

Doctor of incapacitated woman who gave birth cedes license

Nov. 14, 2019 7:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime doctor of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix care facility is surrendering his medical license, according to state medical board records. Dr. Phillip Gear agreed to a consent order to voluntarily give up his license and not contest the matter...

Man’s dead body found floating in Phoenix park pond

Nov. 14, 2019 4:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say the dead body of a man has been found floating in the pond of central Phoenix park. Phoenix police say the body was recovered Thursday and there were no obvious signs of trauma. They say the body apparently had been in the water at a Steele Indian School Park pond for a...

Comment period on proposed freeway project nearing deadline

Nov. 14, 2019 12:29 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The public comment period for a draft environmental assessment of a proposed improvement project for part of Interstate 10 in metro Phoenix is about to end. The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday is the deadline for comments on the 11-mile (18-kilometer) stretch of I-10...

YouTuber accused of abusing kids for poor performance dies

Nov. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of abusing her adopted children who starred on her popular YouTube channel has died, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said Machelle Hobson died Tuesday at a Phoenix-area hospital. Her death was ruled natural and there...