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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...

Teenage boy arrested in connection with homicide in Phoenix

Oct. 19, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager has been arrested in connection with a homicide case in Phoenix, according to police. Police said the 17-year-old boy was booked into the Juvenile Corrections Center on suspicion of murder after Monday night’s shooting. ...

No sentence reduction for man convicted in 2015 Texas attack

Oct. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the 30-year prison sentence for an Arizona man convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas, even though one of his convictions was dismissed after it was discovered the FBI had withheld...

Mercury fined $10K for violating WNBA's media access rules

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury were fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the WNBA for violating the league's rules on postgame media interview access following Game 4 of the WNBA Finals. The Mercury's players — including stars Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar...

Slain Phoenix-area deputy honored at funeral

Oct. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy who died after being beaten by a suspect was remembered as man who lived his dream to protect and serve. Mourners and fellow law enforcement officers packed a church Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale to honor...

Gila River tribe breaks ground on 4th casino in Phoenix area

Oct. 19, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The Gila River Indian Community’s gambling operation has begun construction of its fourth casino in metro Phoenix. Gila River Hotels & Casinos on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony for the planned Santan Mountain casino, which will be...

QAnon figure says he's running for congress to fix elections

Oct. 18, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by many Republicans over the 2020 election results. Watkins, a prominent...

Financial planner picked to fill Democratic House vacancy

Oct. 18, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Sarah Liguori will fill a vacant seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors decided Monday. Liguori will hold the District 28 seat formerly held by Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat who resigned to focus on...

Man fatally shot after fight in Phoenix; Suspect is detained

Oct. 17, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have identified a man who was fatally shot during a fight in Phoenix. They said 21-year-old Earl Harrison Begay was taken to a hospital Saturday where he later died. Police received a report of a shooting about 9 a.m. and...

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...