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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...

Townsend announces bid for congressional seat in Arizona

Jan. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — State Sen. Kelly Townsend announced Monday she will run for Congress to represent southern Arizona. The decision means Townsend will avoid facing fellow Republican Wendy Rogers for a legislative seat in a newly redrawn district. Townsend said she won't leave her...

Tucson man gets 10-year prison term for girlfriend's murder

Jan. 16, 2022 12:02 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2020. Pima County prosecutors said Jahkwez Desean Wilson was given a 10-year prison term on a murder charge and eight months for reckless child abuse. ...

No charges for 151 Arizona votes vetted over fraud claims

Jan. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A review of potential voter fraud cases in the 2020 general election in Arizona's second-largest county ended Friday with an announcement by prosecutors that none of the 151 cases they reviewed merited criminal charges. The findings in Pima County provide yet another...

2nd legislator reports having COVID since session started

Jan. 14, 2022 11:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A second Arizona state representative reports having COVID-19 since the Legislature's annual session began Monday. Tucson Democrat Daniel Hernandez Jr. said Thursday on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m thankful to be...

No. 6 Arizona pulls away to beat Colorado 76-55

Jan. 14, 2022 02:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona had a letdown to close the first half, blowing most of a 15-point lead. The Wildcats got the rout going again to start the second half, using their defense to blow past Colorado. Azoulas Tubelis and Justin Kier scored 14 points, and No. 6 Arizona...

Tucson man gets prison for stalking a justice of the peace

Jan. 13, 2022 00:30 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson landlord has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison for stalking a Pima County justice of the peace last year. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Fei Qin was credited with 20 days already served, but was ordered to pay more than $1,700 in restitution. ...

Tucson police: Teen boy accused of fatally stabbing his mom

Jan. 12, 2022 18:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his mother, Tucson police said Wednesday. They said the teenage and his 60-year-old mom apparently got into an argument before the stabbing occurred Tuesday night. The...

Adia Barnes' honest approach pushes No. 7 Arizona upward

Jan. 12, 2022 16:58 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Honesty can be wielded as a weapon in the wrong hands. Blunted, it crushes confidence, the granules forming a foundation of resentment. Twisted, it creates jagged edges undercutting authority, slicing through trust. Adia Barnes brandishes honesty...

Report: 2 planes aborted runway approaches before 1 crashed

Jan. 12, 2022 13:27 PM EST

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane that crashed Dec. 22 near a rural Arizona airport, killing the pilot and his passenger, had just aborted an approach because of proximity to another small plane that was already inbound, federal investigators say. A National...