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Arizona history Sept. 27-Oct. 03

Sep. 23, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 27 On this date in 1858, Rafael Luna petitioned Col. Benjamin Bonneville for a military escort for protection while passing through Navajo Country along Beale Road with a flock of more than 50,000 sheep — the first flock to be driven to California along this route. On this date in 1910, the...

Tucson teen arrested in fatal shooting of younger brother

Sep. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of his younger brother, according to Tucson police. They said the shooting occurred last Saturday night in an apartment on the city’s south side. The 13-year-old victim and his older...

1 man dead, another seriously hurt in Tucson wall collapse

Sep. 22, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — One man was killed and another seriously injured after a wall collapsed Tuesday inside an office building on Tucson’s southwest side, authorities said. Tucson Fire Department officials said crews were called out about 10 a.m. and one victim was declared dead at the scene and the...

FILE - In this Feb. 2019 file photo, former astronaut Mark Kelly speaks during his senate campaign kickoff event in Tucson, Ariz. If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, 2020. A Kelly victory would shrink the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicate the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.(Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ads twist Mark Kelly's ex-company's deal

Sep. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

Republicans in an Arizona U.S. Senate race are distorting the details of a development deal for a high-altitude balloon company co-founded by Mark Kelly, the Democratic candidate for the seat. Contrary to their TV and online ads, Kelly's company didn't get $15 million from taxpayers and give nothing back except...

Tuskegee airman from Arizona who flew in 3 wars dies at 95

Sep. 22, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen who died in Arizona will be remembered this week. Martinez Funeral Chapels in Nogales confirmed a funeral for George Washington Biggs is scheduled for Thursday. Biggs died Saturday at age 95. His daughter, Rose Biggs-Dickerson, told...

Border Patrol: Agent fatally shot person after being stabbed

Sep. 22, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot someone who stabbed the agent multiple times in southern Arizona, authorities said. It happened Monday evening as the agent was patrolling on foot east of Nogales and had arrested a group of people who were in the U.S. illegally, the Border...

US: Mexican man with dehydration symptoms dies in Arizona

Sep. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man from Mexico has died at a Tucson hospital after showing symptoms of dehydration at a centralized processing facility operated by U.S. Border Patrol, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the 30-year-old man died Monday. His name wasn’t...

Suspect in Tucson double homicide turns himself in to police

Sep. 21, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a double homicide in Tucson last week, police said Monday. They said 19-year-old Raul Corrales turned himself in to police on Sunday. After being interviewed, police said Corrales was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of two...

Pima County prosecutors won't charge Tucson police officers

Sep. 21, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Attorney’s Office said Monday that it won’t pursue criminal charges against four Tucson police officers in connection with an in-custody death five months ago. In a 14-page letter, county prosecutors said the office’s review of the case showed...

Tucson police officer arrested for hitting cuffed suspect

Sep. 21, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police have arrested one of their officers for striking a suspect who was handcuffed and down on the ground. Sgt. Pete Dugan says Officer William Gallego was booked Sunday on one count of aggravated assault. He resigned from the police department before his arrest. The incident...