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Woman gets 21 years in prison for killing twin grandsons

Jan. 28, 2020 1:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of her 8-year-old grandsons. A Pima County Superior Court judge sentenced 56-year-old Dorothy Flood on Monday in the killings of Jorden and Jaden Webb...

Tucson restaurant must pay at least $100,000 in back wages

Jan. 28, 2020 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has found that a Tucson restaurant owes its workers more than $100,000 in back wages. The federal agency said in a news release Monday that Chuy's Mesquite Broiler violated minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act....

Tucson police: Body found in burning car now a homicide case

Jan. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tucson say they’re investigating a homicide after a man died in a burning car. They say multiple calls came around 2 a.m. Saturday about a vehicle fire in midtown Tucson. Officers arrived to find a passenger vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly...

Arizona's longest-living veteran dies in Tucson at age 105

Jan. 26, 2020 10:57 AM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials say a 105-year-old woman who served in World War II and was Arizona’s longest-living veteran has died. They say Sophie Yazzie died Saturday in Tucson. Yazzie, who was born in 1914 in the Arizona town of Canyon de Chelly, enlisted with the U.S. Army...

Ruling revives lawsuit over release of harassment report

Jan. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling revives an academic's lawsuit accusing the University of Arizona of breaching the confidentiality of a 2005 investigative report into harassment allegations against him. The state Court of Appeals ruling Thursday said a trial judge erred in dismissing key parts of...

FILE - This Sept. 2015, file image made from U.S. Border Patrol surveillance video shows a child crawling on the concrete floor near the bathroom area of a holding cell, and a woman and children wrapped in Mylar sheets at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in Douglas, Ariz. A years-old lawsuit challenging detention conditions in several of the Border Patrol’s Arizona stations will go to trial Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, as the agency as a whole has come under fire following several migrant deaths. The lawsuit was first filed in June 2015 and applies to eight Border Patrol facilities in Arizona where attorneys say migrants are held in unsafe and inhumane conditions. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP, File)

Judge hints he may rule for migrants in Border Patrol suit

Jan. 23, 2020 1:06 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona. U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury criticized the lack of measures taken by the Border Patrol to...

Peoria man gets prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Jan. 23, 2020 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. State prosecutors also said Wednesday that 51-year-old Joseph Charles Nolan will be on lifetime probation after serving his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender. They say...

Arizona bill would make building private border wall easier

Jan. 22, 2020 7:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature would let property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border build a wall without seeking a city or county construction permit under a measure that advanced Wednesday. Republicans on the House Federal Relations Committee approved the measure in a 4-3 party-line vote,...

Oklahoma man identified after remains found in Tucson

Jan. 21, 2020 7:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The human remains three mountain lions feasted on when authorities found them last month belong to an Oklahoma man who went missing in early December, authorities said Tuesday. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that the victim was 66-year-old Steven Mark...

In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Jan. 19, 2020 3:14 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's...