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A sports bar is empty before it closed early Monday, June 29, 2020, in Phoenix. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks amid a dramatic resurgence of coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona officials: Most virus cases involve younger people

Jul. 6, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona has now surpassed 100,000 and younger people, not the elderly, make up more than half of them, state health officials said Monday. The Department of Health Services said more than 62,000 of the 101,441 reported cases involve people younger...

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The Latest: Coronavirus cases in Arizona surpass 100,000

Jul. 6, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona, which leads the U.S. in new cases per capita, has now surpassed 100,000. State health officials said Monday that younger people have comprised more than half of them. The Department of Health Services said in a statement that more than 62,000...

Arrest made after man found stabbed to death at Phoenix home

Jul. 6, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have made an arrest in a stabbing at a home that left one man dead. Authorities say officers responded to a residence in central Phoenix Sunday shortly after 2 a.m. and found a man with wounds consistent with a knife attack. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene....

Medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people lined up in vehicles Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Phoenix's western neighborhood of Maryvalefor free COVID-19 tests organized by Equality Health Foundation, which focuses on care in underserved communities. As coronavirus infections explode in states like Arizona and Florida, people in communities of color are fighting to get tested. Public health experts say wider testing helps people in underserved neighborhoods and is key to controlling a pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Latino, Black neighborhoods struggle with test disparities

Jul. 6, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Latino cook whose co-worker got COVID-19 waited in his truck for a free swab at a rare testing event in a low-income neighborhood in Phoenix. A Hispanic tile installer queued up after two weeks of self-isolation while his father battled the coronavirus in intensive care. He didn't know his...

Man jumps into Waddell canal to save his dog, likely drowns

Jul. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WADDELL, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a man in Waddell who jumped into a canal to save his dog. Sheriff's deputies said a man in his 50s and his wife were walking their dog Saturday morning along the canal in the city northwest of Phoenix. At one...

Small plane makes emergency landing on a busy Sedona roadway

Jul. 6, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane had to make an emergency landing in the middle of a busy road in the northern Arizona town of Sedona. Authorities said the plane took off from the Sedona Airport with a pilot and a passenger about 11 a.m. Sunday and it began to have problems. Phoenix TV station KTVK...

A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

Arizona reports 3,536 more coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths

Jul. 5, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is pointing to a “crisis” involving coronavirus testing shortages in her city due to surging cases in Arizona, which leads the U.S. in new coronavirus cases per capita. Gallego, a Democrat, said some residents over the weekend had to line up for eight hours by car to get...

Man dies after an officer-involved shooting in west Phoenix

Jul. 5, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in west Phoenix, according to police. Police responded to a home around 1 p.m. Saturday after a caller said a man who tried to kill him a week ago had returned with a knife and was threatening him again. Two officers arrived and reportedly saw...

Body of Phoenix woman recovered in Grand Canyon

Jul. 5, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials have recovered the body of a 59-year-old woman in the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center said Saturday the body of Maria A. Salgado Lopez, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was found Friday after she fell from the rim west of Mather Point....