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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...

Arizona history-Oct. 17-23

Oct. 13, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 17 On this date in 1916, efforts of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce to abolish the Papago Reservation failed. On this date in 1919, the funeral was held for Jim Sheridan, Tucson pioneer and one of the original locators of the Twin Buttes...

Pilot in deadly California crash repeatedly warned to climb

Oct. 13, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

The air traffic controller repeated the warnings to the pilot more than a half-dozen times. Stop drifting, keep on course and a chilling, urgent plea: “Low altitude alert, climb immediately, climb the airplane.” Instead, the twin-engine plane plowed into a San Diego...

'Climb the airplane,' pilot told before California crash

Oct. 12, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — Before a twin-engine plane nose-dived into a San Diego suburb, an increasingly concerned air traffic controller told the pilot more than a half-dozen times that he needed to gain altitude, a recording that will be among the evidence examined by federal investigators...

At least 2 dead in California plane crash that torched homes

Oct. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a densely populated San Diego suburb Monday, killing two people, including a UPS driver and an Arizona physician, and leaving a trail of destruction that sent neighbors scrambling to save neighbors. At least two others were injured. ...

Arizona Newspapers Association list winners of annual awards

Oct. 09, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Daily Star and the Navajo Times won top honors in the Arizona Newspapers Association’s annual awards announced Saturday. The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson earned Arizona Newspaper of the Year in the daily category. One of its...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= American Leadership-Gilbert 55, Arizona College Preparatory 9 American Leadership-Queen Creek 20, Gilbert Mesquite 14 Arete-Mesa Prep 66, San Carlos 32 Basha 49, Phoenix Desert Vista 3 ...

Arizona history-Oct. 10-16

Oct. 06, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 10 On this date in 1908, newspapers reported excellent progress on the new electric power plant under construction on the Hassayampa River south of Wickenburg. The 2,000 horsepower, $250,000 plant was to provide electricity for the town of Wickenburg and...

Yuma County woman faces new election law charge

Oct. 06, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma County woman who was indicted last year for illegally returning four voted mail-in ballots that were not hers is facing three new felony charges. The Arizona attorney general's office announced Tuesday that Guillermina Fuentes was indicted for...

Police in Mexican border town find 2 shallow graves

Oct. 05, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police and volunteer search teams in northern Mexico have found two bodies in shallow graves near San Luis Rio Colorado, across the border from Yuma, Arizona. The Sonora state prosecutors office said Tuesday that one set of skeletal remains was...