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DNA profiles lead to IDs of 2 men who died in Tucson in 2019

Aug. 17, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two unidentified men who died in Tucson in 2019 have been identified through DNA profiles, authorities said Wednesday. Tucson police said the non-profit DNA Doe Project identified the men by building family trees from their genetic matches, with the Pima County...

Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

Aug. 11, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country. The competitive grants are more than double the...

Convictions won’t be tossed in deadly 1970 Tucson hotel fire

Aug. 05, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The top county prosecutor in the Tucson area will not ask a court to throw out convictions for a man who was imprisoned for decades in a 1970 hotel fire that killed 29 people yet was released from custody in a 2013 deal with prosecutors. Pima County Attorney...

Police: suspect in fire at Tucson's Salpointe High arrested

Aug. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fire at a Tucson high school that caused millions of dollars in damages, police said Monday. They said the July 17 fire is suspected to be arson and 26-year-old Forrest Harris is being held on $25,000 bond on...

Kitt Peak prepares for visitors again after Tucson wildfire

Jul. 31, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A huge wildfire in June was a real threat to the complex of telescopes on top of Kitt Peak. But now the national observatory that was founded in 1958 is working to get ready to resume research and allow visitors again. It would have been a huge loss to science...

Authorities: Pedestrian has been struck by a train in Tucson

Jul. 24, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train Sunday in Tucson, according to authorities. Tucson police said the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. The name and age of the injured person haven’t been...

Abortion rights group opposes effort to restore Arizona ban

Jul. 20, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Planned Parenthood Arizona said in a legal filing Wednesday the courts need to “harmonize” the state's two different laws on abortion after Attorney General Mark Brnovich moved last week to reinstate an almost complete ban on the procedure dating back more than a century. ...

Trials rescheduled for man accused of killing 2 Tucson girls

Jul. 20, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The scheduled trials of a man accused of kidnapping and killing two young Tucson girls have been postponed again. Christopher Clements is facing 22 felony charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, in the deaths of 6-year-old Isabel Celis and...

Arizona attorney general seeking another execution warrant

Jul. 19, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday that he has notified the state Supreme Court that his office intends to seek a warrant of execution for death row inmate Murray Hooper. It would be the third execution warrant issued this year in Arizona. ...

Duke, Arizona agree to basketball series for 2023 and 2024

Jul. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Arizona have agreed to a home-and-home men's basketball series for 2023 and 2024. The schools announced the agreement Monday. The first meeting comes in November 2023 with the Wildcats visiting the Blue Devils' famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium....