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Woman critically injured in a Lake Pleasant boating accident

May. 22, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has died after she was critically injured in a boating accident at Lake Pleasant, authorities said Sunday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said 32-year-old Tehanah Smith was airlifted to a hospital Saturday evening after one of her legs was cut...

Small plane has engine failure and goes down in Prescott

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane went down shortly after takeoff from Prescott Regional Airport, but the pilot escaped injury. They say the pilot was the only person aboard the Cessna 172 when he reported engine failure around 9 a.m. Sunday and he put the...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

May. 22, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh. The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who...

Arizona gives special practice permits to med school grads

May. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is one of a just handful of states that issues special practice permits to medical school graduates who haven’t completed a residency. But six months into the program, use of the permits is low. Supporters of the program say it’s one way to address...

Varsho's double scores 3 in 10th in Dbacks' 7-6 win vs Cubs

May. 21, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Daulton Varsho drilled a two-out, three-RBI double in the 10th inning then scored on a throwing error by Andrelton Simmons to give the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 comeback win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Arizona only got one hit off Cubs starter Justin...

Prestigious Phoenix high school reports widespread cheating

May. 21, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brophy College Preparatory has learned of “widespread even pervasive" cheating among students in several math sections in its all-male student body, the principal of the prestigious private high school says. Principal Bob Ryan said Friday in a letter to parents...

Arizona governor OK's ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

May. 21, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments. The two...

Tucson may forego some water to help keep Lake Mead level up

May. 21, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second most populous city has signaled it may forego part of its allotment of Colorado River water delivered by the Central Arizona Project aqueduct in order to help forestall a shortage declaration for Lake Mead that would trigger mandatory reductions. ...

Glendale OKs new rules on property rentals before Super Bowl

May. 21, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl. Ordinances approved by the Glendale City Council on May 10 amend the city's codes on...