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Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

Apr. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her twin 8-year-old autistic grandsons has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Dorothy Lee Flood, 55, will be arraigned April 23 for the deaths of Jaden and Jorden Webb, who were found shot...

Families from Central America surrender at border in Arizona

Apr. 16, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say 360 migrants — mostly families from Central America — have surrendered to agents in Arizona. Border Patrol camera operators spotted the group Tuesday after buses arrived south of the border about 14 miles west of the Port of Lukeville....

Man punches attorney in head after being convicted of murder

Apr. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man just convicted of murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend waited until jurors left the courtroom before turning and punching one of his defense lawyers in the side of the head. The Arizona Daily Star reports that sheriff's deputies then wrestled 28-year-old Chet...

Arizona governor signs repeal of HIV/AIDS instruction law

Apr. 11, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor quickly signed a bill Thursday repealing a 1991 state law that had barred HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle." The move was intended to end a discrimination lawsuit filed by LGBTQ groups. Gov. Doug Ducey's signature came less than an...

University urged to drop cases involving immigration protest

Apr. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The video quickly went viral. A college student is heard yelling "murder patrol" at two border agents who had been asked to give a talk about their jobs to a University of Arizona club. The chants grow, and the agents leave before they can finish speaking. The protesters follow them to their...

Arizona House votes to repeal HIV/AIDS instruction law

Apr. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward repealing a 1991 law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle," a move prompted by the filing of a lawsuit by LGBT groups. The 55-5 House vote on a repeal came a day after Republican Attorney General Mark...

Call-center operator to lay off nearly 800 in Arizona

Apr. 9, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A major call-center operator will lay off about 800 employees from its Tucson location. Concentrix Corp. recently filed a notice with the state, saying that 785 workers would be affected by a mass layoff. The employees were informed through a WARN letter, or Notification Under the...

Arizona woman charged with killing 2 autistic grandchildren

Apr. 8, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who may have become overwhelmed caring for her twin 8-year-old autistic grandsons told authorities she fatally shot the boys before attempting suicide, according to court documents. Dorothy Flood, 55, remained jailed Monday on suspicion of two counts of first-degree...

Arizona students cited in confrontation with Border Patrol

Apr. 3, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two University of Arizona students have been cited after a confrontation with Border Patrol agents visiting the Tucson campus last month. Both students were cited for interference with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution, a misdemeanor offense. One of the two also was...

Ex-border officer who lied about citizenship gets probation

Apr. 2, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in Arizona was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to lying about his citizenship on a passport application. Marco Antonio De La Garza Campos has acknowledged telling authorities that he was born in Texas, when he was...