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3 critically injured, 2 other hurt in Gilbert rollover crash

May. 20, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Police say three people are hospitalized in critical condition after a rollover accident in Gilbert. They say two others suffered minor injuries in Saturday's crash. Gilbert police tried to pull over the car, but the vehicle sped from the scene. Police officials say officers didn't...

Mets top D-backs 5-4 in fog, 1st consecutive wins in month

May. 20, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets manager Mickey Callaway turned to his players in the middle of the ninth inning and in a fun tone reminded them of the stark reality: New York had not won consecutive games in a month. "It kind of got everybody riled up a little bit," Devin Mesoraco recalled. "It was a pretty cool...

Tucson officer's belt stops bullet in 'way too close a call'

May. 19, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say an officer narrowly escaped injury during a domestic violence incident when a bullet hit the officer's belt. Sgt. Pete Dugan says the officer was one of two responding to a call at a home Friday night when an exchange of gunfire broke out. Dugan says no one was...

D-Backs will wait until Monday for Souza DL decision

May. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks will wait until Monday before deciding whether outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will go back on the disabled list. Souza reinjured his right pectoral muscle on a throw from right field Friday night. He originally hurt the muscle during spring training and didn't start...

Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run involving tow truck

May. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma man say a 28-year-old man was located and arrested after one person was killed and another critically injured when a tow truck rear-ended their car and then left the scene. Christopher Peirce was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center late Friday night on suspicion of...

Phoenix police: Arrest made in abduction of 9-year-old girl

May. 19, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have arrested a man in the kidnapping of a 9-year-old girl who was able to escape after reportedly being abducted from her home. Police say 21-year-old Dakota J. Johnson was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping. Court indicates don't indicate whether he has an...

Arizona 'Dreamers' struggle after losing cheaper tuition

May. 19, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona's lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college. Now a senior with the goal of becoming a teacher nearly in sight, the 29-year-old Mexico-born immigrant who arrived in the U.S. at age 11 faces a...

Police: Woman arrested after investigation into son's death

May. 19, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say their investigation of the 2016 death of a 7-month-old boy who had severe head injuries has resulted in the arrested in the arrest of his mother. Police say Kimberly Self was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of child abuse after police conducted interviews and...

Ballot initiative could shut down Phoenix-area nuclear plant

May. 19, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — About 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, three massive concrete domes, spaced side-by-side on a 4,000-acre plot of land, dominate the skyline. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation's largest power producer, serving 4 million people across the Southwest and providing about...

As wildfire danger looms, Arizona forest lands start closing

May. 19, 2018 1:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won't have access to parts of some national forests this summer as authorities attempt to prevent wildfires in the drought-parched state during a critically dangerous time. Coconino National Forest officials announced...