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Judge denies Arizona Dems claim to list of rejected ballots

Oct. 21, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona on Wednesday dismissed a claim filed by the Arizona Democratic Party against Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, also a Democrat, that sought records for people whose mail ballots were rejected before Election Day. The Democrats wanted access to the information so...

Phoenix Police: Officers fatally shoot 2 brothers at home

Oct. 21, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police fatally shot two adult brothers after one of the men pointed a rifle at his sibling and officers during an encounter in a home’s backyard, authorities said Wednesday. The men have been identified as 44-year-old Emmett Cocreham and 43-year-old George Cocreham. Police...

Honda, Arizona reach $5 million settlement over air bags

Oct. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Honda has agreed to a $5 million settlement with Arizona over allegations that it failed to disclose defects in air bags that led to two deaths there, the state's top attorney said Wednesday. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the settlement over the faulty airbag systems manufactured...

Arizona history Oct. 25-31

Oct. 21, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 25 On this date in 1848, the First Dragoons reached Tucson en route to California. On this date in 1871, Sylvester Mowry, owner of the Mowry Mine in Patagonia and one of Arizona’s earliest and most enthusiastic boosters, died. On this date in 1923, a group of New Yorkers, inspired by Harold...

Arizona counties can start counting early ballots now

Oct. 20, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona counties can now start tabulating early and verified ballots in a year that’s already producing massive turnout. Arizona law allows counties to start counting ballots two weeks before the election. Early results won't be reported until after polls close on Election Day, Nov....

Arizona sees 2nd day of more than 740 virus cases, 3 deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has seen more than 740 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths for a second consecutive day. State health officials on Monday reported 748 positive cases, nearly mirroring the figures of 742 new cases and three deaths from a day earlier. Officials with the Arizona Department...

Phoenix police arrest 18-year-old man after a fatal shooting

Oct. 19, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in northwest Phoenix, police said Monday. They said Miguel Ogo was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of manslaughter and was being held on $500,000 bond. Court documents show Ogo told police that he and...

1-year-old boy dies after shooting in Arizona; gunman sought

Oct. 19, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb have not yet found the person who opened fire on crowd gathered near food trucks, killing a 1-year-old boy and wounding several others. Mesa police confirmed the child died at a hospital Sunday, two days after the shooting. Police spokesman Nikolas Rasheta...

Phoenix traffic stop leads to drug bust; Nearly $2.5M seized

Oct. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers have seized nearly $2.5 million worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine following a traffic stop in Phoenix, authorities said. A DPS officer pulled over the vehicle carrying the drugs for a traffic violation . Authorities said the 464...

Police search for suspect who shot, wounded 7 in Arizona

Oct. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa are asking for the public’s help in identifying a drive-by shooter who opened fire on a food truck seating area and wounded seven people including three young children. They said an unidentified person in an SUV stopped in the roadway and shot...