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Arizona appeals court rejects AG's tuition lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities. The Arizona Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The ruling found Brnovich...

Arizona colleges move to extend tuition rate for immigrants

Aug. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona universities are moving to expand access to a tuition rate paid by immigrants living in the country illegally who graduated from Arizona high schools after President Donald Trump's administration froze enrollment in a program that shielded them from deportation. The state's three...

Jury awards $3M to fired Planned Parenthood Arizona worker

Aug. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who worked for the organization for more than 15...

Maricopa man sentenced to life in prison for killing couple

Aug. 20, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who pleaded guilty to killing a couple and burying their bodies on his property in 2015 has been sentenced to life in prison. Pinal County prosecutors say 42-year-old Jose Valenzuela received the maximum sentence after his plea agreement last month removed the death...

Campaigning heats up over Phoenix light rail vote

Aug. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Campaigning over the future of mass rail transit in Phoenix is heating up over next week's special election asking voters whether expansion of the light rail system in the nation's fifth largest city should be halted. Arizona election watchers say a large number of early mail-in ballots...

Man arrested after argument in parking lot leads to gunfire

Aug. 20, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Bullhead City police say a 23-year-old man is accused of shooting at four people during a confrontation in a parking lot. Police said Devin Monreal allegedly opened fire after he got into an argument with people who then got out of their pickup and began hitting his windshield....

The Latest: Westbound I-10 reopens after 2-hour closure

Aug. 20, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a Phoenix freeway closure (all times local): 6:50 a.m. Westbound Interstate 10 has reopened on the west side of metro Phoenix after a two-hour closure due to a police situation that caused a miles-long traffic backup during the beginning of the Tuesday morning commute. The...

Police incident closes westbound I-10 in west Phoenix

Aug. 20, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A police incident closed westbound Interstate 10 on the west side of metro Phoenix, causing a miles-long traffic backup during the beginning of the Tuesday morning commute. Sgt. Kameron Lee of the state Department of Public Safety said authorities were negotiating with a person who had been...

Diamondbacks score 3 in 8th to rally past Rockies, 5-3

Aug. 20, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly is looking more and more like the big-hitting catcher the Arizona Diamondbacks have sought for some time. Kelly's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning was part of a three-run rally that sent the Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. "When you...

Mesa to pay off remaining debt on spring training facilities

Aug. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Mesa City Council is planning to pay off the remaining debt on its two spring training baseball facilities ahead of schedule. With the sale of city-owned land in Pinal County, Mesa City Manager Chris Brady recommended council action Monday to set aside $54 million to retire the...