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Some Arizona school districts renew mask policy after ruling

Sep. 28, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A handful of school districts are prolonging mask mandates after a judge ruled Arizona's ban on them was unconstitutional. As of Tuesday, Scottsdale Unified School District, Paradise Valley Schools and Tucson's largest school district announced they would...

Pima County jail inmate dies; Was hospitalized with COVID-19

Sep. 26, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the Pima County jail in Tucson has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19, according to authorities. County sheriff’s officials said the inmate was taken to a hospital on Sept. 6 after testing positive for the virus. ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 43, La Joya Community 0 American Leadership-Gilbert 42, Fountain Hills 6 American Leadership-Queen Creek 44, Northwest Christian 12 Arizona College Preparatory 56, Scottsdale Coronado...

Retired B-1 bombers sent to boneyard at air base in Arizona

Sep. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Over a dozen B-1 bombers decommissioned by the Air Force have been flown to a so-called boneyard in Arizona. The last of the 13 bombers destined for storage or disposal at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson arrived Thursday after being flown...

5,000 outages after fire at Tucson Electric Power's station

Sep. 22, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A two-alarm fire at one of Tucson Electric Power’s generating station on the city’s south side resulted in power outages for nearly 5,000 customers Wednesday afternoon. A TEP spokesman said the fire started in a generator area of the Sundt plant...

Arizona history-Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 26 On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents. On this...

Officials: Many Haitian migrants are being released in US

Sep. 22, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. ...

Police: Woman struck by vehicle during disturbance has died

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a 38-year-old woman apparently struck by a vehicle during a disturbance at an apartment complex that left three other people with gunshot injuries has died. Carrissa Marie Santa Cruz died of her injuries on Tuesday, two days after...

Arizona lawmaker quits to focus on run for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Aaron Lieberman has become the second Democratic lawmaker to leave office to focus on a run for higher office. Lieberman announced Monday that he's immediately resigning from the House so he can devote himself fulltime to his campaign for...

Rural patients unable to transfer to full Arizona hospitals

Sep. 19, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As Arizona's biggest hospitals fill up with COVID-19 cases, physicians in some of the state's smaller or more rural communities fear it's their patients who need specialty care who will pay the ultimate price. From Bisbee up to Flagstaff, smaller...