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Correction: Border Activist-Trial story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 19 about the trial of a border activist, The Associated Press, relying on government court records, erroneously reported that the two migrant men aided by a member of a humanitarian aid group being tried on criminal charges were Mexican. They were from El Salvador and...

Body of child believed to be from India found at US border

Jun. 13, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a child believed to be a 7-year-old girl from India has been found near the Arizona-Mexico border. They say the body was discovered Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Lukeville. The girl reportedly had been...

Feds: 81-year-old robbery suspect wanted to return to prison

Jun. 12, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 81-year-old man who has spent most of his adult life behind bars for stealing from banks said he robbed a credit union in Tucson months after his release from prison because his monthly $800 Social Security payment wasn't enough to live on, according to court records. Robert Francis Krebs...

Judge orders jury to deliberate more in border activist case

Jun. 11, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge in Tucson has ordered a jury to continue deliberations in the trial against an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants who are in the country illegally. The jury told the court Monday afternoon that it couldn't come to a consensus on the three charges...

Arizona woman gets 10 years of probation in child abuse case

Jun. 10, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman originally convicted of keeping her three daughters imprisoned at home for several months was sentenced Monday to a decade of probation. Sophia Richter received 10 years' probation on child abuse charges and seven years on kidnapping charges with the sentences running...

The Latest: Jury wraps deliberations for day in border trial

Jun. 7, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments at the trial of an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Jurors have wrapped up deliberations for the day in the trial of a border activist in Arizona accused of harboring...

NAU coach Murphy couldn't pass chance for return to Arizona

Jun. 7, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

Jack Murphy fulfilled a dream when he was named Northern Arizona's coach in 2012. He led the Lumberjacks through some ups and downs, was excited about the upcoming season. Then his phone rang. On the other line was Arizona coach Sean Miller. The two Grand Canyon State coaches have known each other for years, so...

The Latest: Border activist who helped migrants now on trial

May. 29, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the federal trial against a border activist charged with harboring migrants in Arizona (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A lawyer for a border activist being tried in Tucson for helping two migrants with water, food and lodging says prosecutors must prove his client intended...

Huge firefighting aircraft ready for wildfire season

May. 26, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Global SuperTanker, the world's largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season. The Arizona Republic reports that the Boeing 747-400 series passenger jet converted for firefighting recently underwent maintenance at Pinal Airpark outside Tucson. The...

Couple who accused Georgia Tech's Pastner charged

May. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple is facing more criminal charges for allegedly trying to implicate Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner in a sexual assault, according to court records. Prosecutors in Oro Valley, where Ron Bell lives, brought additional charges against him Friday, the...