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Ducey lawyer says Tucson can't fire unvaccinated employees

Oct. 20, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey's lawyer says Tucson's plan to fire workers who refuse to be vaccinated is illegal. Ducey's general counsel, Anni Foster, outlined her objections in a letter to Tucson's city attorney on Wednesday, a day after the City Council voted to set...

Gunman in Arizona train shooting faced charges in California

Oct. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The man who died in an gunfight in Tucson with law enforcement officers this month after fatally shooting a federal agent inside an Amtrak train faced multiple criminal charges in California, two Arizona newspapers reported. Darrion Taylor, 26, had...

Arizona history-Oct. 24-30

Oct. 20, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 24 On this date in 1831, the Buena Vista Land Grant, 29 square miles (75 square kilometers) in Santa Cruz County, was given to Dona Josefa Morales. On this date in 1925, people from the Fox Moving Picture Corp. arrived at Fort Huachuca to...

Tucson employees face firing if they don't get vaccinated

Oct. 19, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to require that all city employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1 or face getting fired. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and council members Lane Santa Cruz, Karin Uhlich and Steve Kozachik voted for...

Arizona police and local ranchers help catch a roaming bull

Oct. 19, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — No bull: Tucson police had to respond Tuesday morning to reports of a bull roaming a neighborhood near an elementary school. The animal somehow got loose in the city's Rita Ranch community, and police found it casually grazing on some scrub grass...

Pima board appoints Stahl Hamilton to fill Senate vacancy

Oct. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-0 to appoint state Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton to fill a midterm vacancy in the Arizona Senate. Stahl Hamilton will fill the Legislative District 10 seat vacated by fellow Tucson Democrat...

FAA: Small plane crashes in Pima County; No survivors found

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The wreckage of a small plane has been located in Pima County and there appears to be no survivors, authorities said Monday. Federal Aviation Administration officials said they issued an alert Sunday about an overdue aircraft last seen southeast of...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 17, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Holbrook 65, Sanders Valley 12 Marana Mountain View 46, Tucson Flowing Wells 7 Willcox 46, Bisbee 7 ___ Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com,...

Arizona program to help needy families pay utility bills

Oct. 16, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a program to provide $36 million of assistance to help needy households pay utility bills as a two-year moratorium on service cutoff ends. Arizona Public Service Co., the Salt River Project,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 16, Raymond S. Kellis 14 American Leadership-Gilbert 49, Thatcher 14 American Leadership-Queen Creek 64, Tempe Marcos de Niza 14 Arete-Mesa Prep 55, Globe 14 Ben...