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Arizona court upholds convictions, sentences of slain inmate

Jan. 19, 2022 15:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the convictions and sentences of a death row inmate who himself was killed in his prison cell last month. Criminal prosecutions normally stop upon a defendant's death, but the court said it ruled on an appeal for Kenneth...

Police investigating death of 3-year-old at a Buckeye home

Jan. 19, 2022 14:56 PM EST

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye are investigating the death of a child at a home Wednesday. They said officers were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m. The 3-year-old was not breathing and police said first responders unsuccessfully...

Republican lawmakers target Arizona school boards group

Jan. 19, 2022 14:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona School Boards Association, which successfully sued the Arizona Legislature to invalidate key parts of the state budget last year, is now being targeted by Republican lawmakers who have long opposed its efforts to lobby for local school boards. A...

Pilot, passenger injured in hang glider crash near Kingman

Jan. 19, 2022 14:19 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Two men were injured in the crash of a hang-glider style aircraft Wednesday in northwestern Arizona, Mohave County Sheriff's officials said. They said the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. north of Kingman. The two-seat ultra-light veered to the...

Airman to be sentenced in Arizona in Mennonite woman's death

Jan. 19, 2022 13:55 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Air Force airman convicted of kidnapping a woman from a Mennonite community in New Mexico and fatally shooting her in northern Arizona is set to be sentenced Wednesday. Mark Gooch faces life in prison for the death of Sasha Krause. The two didn't know...

Arizona history-Jan. 23-29

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 23 On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia. On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma...

Casa Grande cancels annual O'Odham Tash, Cowboys Days event

Jan. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EST

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The pandemic has prompted Casa Grande to cancel the south-central Arizona's city's annual event celebrating Native American culture and the spirit of the American cowboy. City Manager Larry Rains said the O'Odham Tash and Cowboy Days event scheduled for...

Gilbert police: Man accused of killing his female roommate

Jan. 19, 2022 00:31 AM EST

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his female roommate, according to Gilbert police. Police said 46-year-old Dwayne Toone was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder and being held on $1 million bond. It...

US announces $83M in latest round of tribal housing grants

Jan. 18, 2022 20:06 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Emergency management officials on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota have a new building, but they have been operating out of an old jail that's set to be torn down. That's because the new building near a small airport doesn't have water and sewer...

Questions coming for Cardinals after late-season stumbles

Jan. 18, 2022 18:00 PM EST

The two-month, slow-motion collapse of the Arizona Cardinals will no doubt cause some soul searching and tough questions in the coming days, weeks and months for the franchise. The most obvious and pressing: Is this Kliff Kingsbury-Kyler Murray marriage really going to work or not? ...