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  • Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case

    March 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women. The pleas Monday are part of an agreement with prosecutors to resolve cases against the former all-pro player in four states. Earlier in the day... more »
  • Woman who spent 22 years on death row has murder case tossed

    March 23, 2015 10:47 AM

    PHOENIX - A judge has dismissed the murder case against an Arizona woman who spent more than 20 years on death row in the killing of her 4-year-old son. Judge Rosa Mroz ended the case against Debra Jean Milke on Monday after prosecutors lost their last appeal last week. Milke... more »
  • Arizona Walmart fight injures officer

    March 22, 2015 4:57 PM

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - The investigation is continuing into an overnight family brawl in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Arizona. One person was killed and two others wounded, including a local police officer who was shot in the leg. The Cottonwood officer was shot just before midnight trying to... more »
  • 'Five tool' Will Ferrell off on spring training blitz

    March 12, 2015 11:03 AM

    MESA, AZ - Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games. Wearing a No. 19 Oakland uniform, the star of "Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Elf" and many other movies took batting practice with the A's.... more »
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    February 26, 2015 2:24 PM

    SUN CITY, AZ - Two quick-footed therapy llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the... more »
  • Patrick Peterson wins the Madden Bowl

    January 30, 2015 1:51 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has won the Madden Bowl, a celebration of the popular Electronic Arts video game. Peterson defeated reigning champion LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles. The digital match the pair played Thursday night mimicked the path that led this year's Super Bowl matchup,... more »
  • Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

    January 26, 2015 5:25 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort to become a... more »
  • Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

    January 15, 2015 5:22 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona has become the first state in the nation to require high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. The swift action by the Arizona Legislature comes as states around the country take up similar measures. The proposal requires high school students to correctly answer 60... more »
  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    December 22, 2014 2:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more... more »
  • Wilson, Seahawks close in on NFC West title

    December 22, 2014 2:05 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. Seattle (11-4) moved into a... more »
  • Former Lion Miley will don Red Sox

    December 11, 2014 6:44 AM

    HAMMOND - After experiencing success during his three seasons in the desert, former Southeastern Louisiana University Lion Wade Miley is on the move. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Wednesday night to exchange Miley for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, as well... more »
  • Patient takes wheel of ambulance in Arizona

    October 12, 2014 3:47 PM

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle. Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says Michael Lopez hijacked a parked ambulance Sunday outside West Valley Hospital in metro Phoenix. Kutis says a firefighter sitting in the back was able... more »
  • Arizona upsets No. 2 Oregon again, 31-24

    October 3, 2014 2:06 AM

    EUGENE, OR - Terris Jones-Grisby scored the tiebreaking touchdown with 2:54 left, plowing into the end zone from a yard out, and Arizona stunned Oregon once again with a 31-24 victory Thursday night over the second-ranked Ducks. True freshman Nick Wilson ran for a pair of touchdowns and caught another... more »
  • Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    September 2, 2014 11:16 AM

    PHOENIX - Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder. Her family members were focused on... more »
  • Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    July 30, 2014 1:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms.... more »
  • Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

    July 4, 2014 2:13 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - A blinding dust storm swept through central Arizona and prompted the grounding of flights at Phoenix's main airport. Sky Harbor International Airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez says the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights took effect between 8 p.m. and 8:30 PDT Thursday. She says that all... more »
  • A new version of space tourism

    June 24, 2014 7:37 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO- Flying a rocket ship into space is not the only form of space tourism on the horizon for people who want to take the trip. A company in Arizona says its successfully completed its first scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule that can... more »
  • Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m.... more »
  • Hundreds of firefighters battle Arizona wildfire

    May 22, 2014 8:51 AM

    KACHINA VILLAGE, AZ - Hundreds of firefighters and other personnel are battling a northern Arizona wildfire, trying to keep it away from communities south of Flagstaff. The human-caused Slide Fire has burned 7.5 square miles in and around Oak Creek Canyon, a scenic recreation area along a highway between Sedona... more »
  • LSU softball falls one win short of Super Regional, season ends with loss at Arizona

    May 18, 2014 10:52 PM

    TUCSON, AZ - The LSU softball team got one win against Arizona on Sunday, but they needed two, and a Sunday evening loss meant the end of the season for the Tigers. Playing only to earn the right to force a winner-take-all game seven of the 2014 NCAA Tucson... more »
  • LSU softball mounts furious late rally vs. BU, survives to Tucson regional final

    May 18, 2014 12:29 AM

    TUCSON, AZ - The LSU softball team had a devastating loss followed by a thrilling win on Saturday in the Tucson regional, the latter allowing the Tigers to stay alive in the NCAA tournament. LSU lost Saturday afternoon to #11 Arizona 9-8 after scoring four runs in the 7th... more »
  • LSU to face Louisville in NCAA Tourney

    May 11, 2014 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After putting a cap on a strong end to the regular season, the No. 25 LSU Tiger softball team learned where it was headed on Sunday night as the NCAA announced the sites for the 2014 Division I Softball Tournament, as the team will travel to desert... more »
  • Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    April 17, 2014 10:36 PM

    PHOENIX- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him. Sharper's lawyers had questioned the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in... more »
  • Fire department lost keys

    April 14, 2014 7:26 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- Hundreds of keys can't be accounted for, for lock boxes that allow firefighters to get into businesses and other locations in case of fire. The Phoenix Deputy Chief blames it on poor record-keeping over the past 15 years. There are 850 keys missing and the department... more »
  • Police fire pepper spray at students after game Play Video

    March 30, 2014 10:56 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police say they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and firecrackers at officers after the University of Arizona basketball team's overtime loss in the NCAA tournament. Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan says there were no immediate... more »
  • Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

    March 13, 2014 12:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
  • Sharper charged with sexual assault in Arizona

    March 12, 2014 2:11 PM

    PHOENIX- Police say former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs. The Tempe Police Department said Wednesday that a grand jury had indicted Sharper in sexual assaults committed on Nov. 21 in Tempe. No other details on the... more »
  • Police: woman killed husband, poisoned children

    December 30, 2013 8:51 AM

    CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - An Arizona woman is accused of trying to poison her four children, including one who died, and of stabbing her husband, all on Christmas. Casa Grande police say 35-year-old Connie Villa was arrested on suspicion of one count of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted... more »
  • Ranked title showdown for Black Friday

    November 29, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - Those shopping for Black Friday college basketball have plenty to choose from including a top-25 showdown in New York. No. 4 Arizona and sixth-ranked Duke face off for the title in the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. Arizona goes into the championship game with a 20-2 mark... more »
  • 3 girls imprisoned inside Ariz. home

    November 27, 2013 7:08 AM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Three sisters in Tucson, Ariz., are telling police that their mother and stepfather kept them imprisoned for up to two years. The parents are charged with kidnapping and child abuse. Police say the 12-, 13- and 17-year-old girls were malnourished and dirty, and they told... more »
  • Arizona high school player dies of head injury

    November 12, 2013 8:55 AM

    PHOENIX- A Hopi High School football player has died from a head injury sustained in a playoff game over the weekend. The Arizona Interscholastic Association said Monday night that Charles Youvella died at a hospital of a traumatic brain injury. Youvella, a senior, was injured in Hopi's 60-6 loss to... more »
  • Saints extend 4th Quarter lead to 24-7

    September 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees, not usually known for his scrambling abilities, ran in the Saints' third touchdown of the day with a seven-yard TD run. The run came after officials ruled his touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham incomplete. Drew Brees is now over the 300-yard passing plateau,... more »
  • Cardinals get on the scoreboard first

    September 22, 2013 12:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -The Arizona Cardinals get on the board first with a 11-play, 80-yard drive on the first possession, for either team, in the ball game. Alfonso Smith capped the series with a 3-yard touchdown run to put the Cards up 7-0 on the New Orleans Saints. The... more »
  • Brees aims to end Saints' red-zone drought

    September 18, 2013 6:41 PM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees sees no reason why the offense he leads shouldn't approach the 40-point plateau on a regular basis. So even though the New Orleans Saints have a chance to improve to 3-0 this Sunday when they host Arizona, Brees is a bit unsettled by the fact that... more »
  • 'Honey Badger' to get 1st NFL start against Dallas

    August 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The "Honey Badger" is about to get his first NFL start. Arizona coach Bruce Arians says rookie Tyrann Mathieu will start at free safety in place of injured Rashad Johnson when the Cardinals play the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. Mathieu has been a sensation in training camp... more »
  • Look what I found

    July 30, 2013 7:38 PM

    PRESCOTT, ARIZONA- A boy digging for worms found a gun buried near his home in northern Arizona. The stainless-steel .38-caliber revolver was in a plastic bag along with one bullet just under the dirt's surface. The nine-year-old was not identified. Police say it appears the gun was only covered up... more »
  • Granite Mountain Hotshot honors crew in prayer

    July 9, 2013 3:25 PM

    PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The surviving member of an Arizona Hotshots crew has honored his fallen team with a prayer, and thanked everyone for their support. Brendan McDonough on Tuesday read "The Hot Shot's Prayer" in a rhythmic voice that waivered slightly as it mentioned death's call toward the end.... more »
  • Service honors 19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

    July 9, 2013 8:19 AM

    PHOENIX - Nineteen members of an elite firefighting Hotshot crew are set to be remembered at a memorial service expected to bring thousands of mourners from across the country. The men were fighting a wildfire on June 30 in the small mountain town of Yarnell about 80 miles northwest... more »
  • Procession brings home fallen Ariz. firefighters

    July 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago will be returned to their home in the Arizona mountains on Sunday. Each elite Hotshot firefighter will be in his own hearse as the hourslong procession takes the men's bodies from a coroner's office in Phoenix, through... more »
  • Wildfire cut off Hotshots' access to safety zone

    July 5, 2013 3:17 PM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - An erratic wildfire curled around the location of a team of Arizona Hotshot firefighters, cutting off their access to a nearby safety zone and creating a death trap. A spokesman for the crews battling the Yarnell Hill fire and another official with the Prescott Fire Department confirmed... more »
  • Some Ariz. residents to return home after fire

    July 4, 2013 3:21 PM

    YARNELL, Ariz. - Some residents who were forced to evacuate due to a deadly Arizona wildfire will be allowed to return to their homes Thursday evening. Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher says the evacuation order is being lifted only for Peeples Valley. Only those who can show proof of residency... more »
  • Containment of deadly Ariz. fire expected to jump

    July 4, 2013 12:32 PM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Fire managers expect containment of the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots to increase quickly. The Yarnell fire north of Phoenix is burning on about 13 square miles and is 45 percent contained. Spokeswoman Karen Takai says that will begin to jump because crews are starting to... more »
  • Wind calm at deadly Ariz. fire but storms a threat

    July 2, 2013 10:26 AM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Higher humidity overnight helped make conditions at a deadly Arizona fire a bit less volatile. But fire spokeswoman Karen Takai says the Yarnell Hill Fire is still zero percent contained, and thunderstorms that bring little rain and a lot of lightning are a major threat because of... more »
  • Firefighters fueled by those who give ultimate sacrifice Play Video

    July 1, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will honor 19 firefighters killed in Arizona, with a memorial service Tuesday. The firefighters died fighting a wild fire, just north of Phoenix over the weekend. The memorial will also honor those fallen in Louisiana. Over 100 Louisiana firefighters have died in the line of... more »
  • Memorial planned for slain Ariz. firefighters

    July 1, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials scheduled a public memorial for Tuesday in Baton Rouge to honor 19 firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire raging in Arizona. The State Fire Marshal's Office and Department of Agriculture and Forestry are working with several other firefighting agencies in Louisiana to put the... more »
  • Nationals' Zimmerman goes for 12 wins

    July 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    UNDATED - A couple of major league baseball streaks are put on hold today with a limited schedule in the bigs. Pittsburgh gets the day off to savor its nine-game winning streak, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer puts his 27-game hitting streak on hold because the Rockies are idle. That clears... more »
  • Deadly Ariz. wildfire balloons to 13 square miles

    July 1, 2013 8:45 AM

    YARNELL, Ariz. - A wildfire that killed more than a dozen members of an elite fire crew trying to help protect homes in a small central Arizona town has quadrupled in size, to 13 square miles. Arizona State Forestry Division spokesman Mike Reichling said Monday that 18 "hotshot" fire crews... more »
  • Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

    June 17, 2013 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona's voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use... more »
  • Arias: I'd rather die

    May 8, 2013 9:43 PM

    PHOENIX - The woman convicted of killing her ex said she prefers to die. Jodi Arias said in a post-conviction interview with a TV station she would rather the death penalty over life in prison. She said she would "prefer to die sooner than later" and that "death is... more »
  • Smoke shop's suggestive ad features the Honey Badger Play Video

    May 6, 2013 10:55 PM

    PHOENIX- A head shop owner said he doesn't mean any harm by an advertisement featuring the former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu, known as the Honey Badger. Mathieu's picture, in full LSU uniform, is used to promote the business Bud's Glass Joint. In the ad, the store welcomes the Honey... more »
  • A hamburger to celebrate freedom

    April 3, 2013 7:47 PM

    TUCSON, ARIZONA- A man who spent 43 years in prison on a dubious conviction enjoyed his first hours of freedom taking a walk and having a hamburger. Louis Taylor was released after doubts about his conviction surfaced for the 1970 fire at a hotel that killed 29 people. He was... more »
  • Police reports in Tucson shooting released

    March 27, 2013 7:58 AM

    PHOENIX - Hundreds of pages of police reports in the investigation of the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords are being made public. The release Wednesday will mark the first public glimpse into documents that authorities have kept private since the attack more than two years... more »
  • Cookie monsters

    March 5, 2013 7:32 PM

    TUCSON, Arizona- Thieves grabbed and ran off with two Girl Scout Troops' cash boxes while they were selling cookies outside stores. In one case, the scouts were outside a grocery store when two women spoke with the girls before one grabbed the cash box containing about $375. The women got... more »
  • Ariz. woman charged in lover's slaying testifies

    February 5, 2013 4:28 AM

    PHOENIX - A woman charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her lover is set to continue testifying at her Phoenix murder trial. Jodi Arias first took the stand Monday in a case that has been peppered with lurid stories of sex, lies, betrayal and violence. The 32-year-old could... more »
  • Police: 1 dead in Ariz. shooting, suspect on loose

    January 30, 2013 1:08 PM

    PHOENIX - Police are searching for a 70-year-old man suspected in a Phoenix office shooting that left one dead and two wounded, saying that he is "armed and dangerous." Police identified the suspect as Arthur D. Harmon. They identified the man who died hours after the Wednesday morning shooting as... more »
  • Ariz. home: 'Ditto' to neighbor's Christmas lights

    December 12, 2012 12:46 PM

    MARICOPA, Ariz. - An Arizona woman who knew she couldn't compete head on with her neighbor's elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response. Using red and green lights, Kristina Green of Maricopa spelled out the word "ditto" and made an arrow pointing toward her neighbor's home. KNXV-TV... more »
  • Lottery officials: Powerball winner is man in 30s

    December 7, 2012 4:44 PM

    PHOENIX - Lottery officials say the second winner in last week's $587.5 million Powerball drawing is a married man in his 30s from the wealthy Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills. The man remained anonymous, and his prize was announced by officials who said he bought $10 worth of tickets. The... more »
  • Loughner won't face state charges in Ariz. attack

    November 8, 2012 3:32 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona prosecutors won't file state charges against the man who carried out the Tucson shooting rampage that left six people dead and wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The decision by the Pima County Attorney's Office not to file charges against Jared Lee Loughner means the death penalty... more »
  • Ariz. shooter listens to victims, little reaction

    November 8, 2012 12:40 PM

    PHOENIX - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage is watching and listening as victims speak, showing little emotion or reaction. Jared Loughner is being sentenced to life in prison for killing six people and wounding many more, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband,... more »
  • Man apparently shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase

    September 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    PHOENIX - A man apparently shot himself in the head on live television at the end of a high-speed chase that began in Phoenix. Fox News was covering the chase that began at midday Friday using a live helicopter shot from its Phoenix affiliate when the man driving the small... more »
  • Cancer scam to finance breast implants

    September 26, 2012 7:41 PM

    A woman who ran a medical scam claiming she had cancer in order to raise money for breast implants got a year in prison in Arizona. Authorities say 27-year-old Jami Lynn Toler helped organize fundraisers and collected more than $8,000 beginning last September. She pleaded guilty last month to a... more »
  • Judge: Police to enforce Ariz. immigration law now

    September 18, 2012 3:29 PM

    PHOENIX - A judge has ruled that police in Arizona can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law. The ruling on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton marks the first time police can carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other... more »
  • Judge OKs contentious part of Ariz. immigration law

    September 6, 2012 7:12 AM

    PHOENIX - A federal judge has ruled that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the... more »
  • Scorpion sting leaves Arizona woman with huge bill

    September 5, 2012 12:45 PM

    PHOENIX - An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment. Marcie Edmonds says the bill from Chandler Regional Medical Center was more than $83,000. That includes two doses of anti-venom at nearly $40,000 per dose. The Arizona Republic... more »
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting

    August 7, 2012 2:45 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded guilty to going on a rampage in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and wounded then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others. Loughner's plea Tuesday allows him to avoid the death penalty in a mass shooting that gained worldwide attention in January 2011... more »
  • Loughner change of plea hearing set

    August 6, 2012 12:51 PM

    PHOENIX - The judge overseeing the Tucson mass shooting case that left six dead and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others wounded has scheduled competency and change of plea hearings for defendant Jared Lee Loughner. U.S. District Judge Alan Burns scheduling order confirms a plea deal has been reached... more »
  • Judge says Arizona's abortion ban can take effect

    July 30, 2012 6:15 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona's ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy is poised to take effect this week after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new law is constitutional. U.S. District Judge James Teilborg says the statute may prompt a few pregnant women who are considering abortion to... more »
  • Katherine Jackson apparently back home

    July 26, 2012 12:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Katherine Jackson is apparently back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her days-long absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! (hash)thankyougod." Katherine Jackson's son Marlon also posted a note on Twitter saying his... more »
  • Judge appoints temp guardian for Jackson children

    July 25, 2012 1:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge appointed Tito Jackson's son Wednesday as a temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's children. In addition, the judge temporarily suspended Katherine Jackson as the children's guardian because she is in Arizona and hadn't spoken with them in several days. TJ Jackson appeared in court and sought... more »
  • Feds name 4 suspects linked to Fast and Furious

    July 9, 2012 1:26 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities have made a rare disclosure linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing the identities of four men accused of involvement in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago. The information comes in the wake of... more »
  • Federal hotline set up on Arizona immigration

    June 25, 2012 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons. The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at) The Supreme... more »
  • Arizona shuts out UCLA

    June 18, 2012 10:37 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Konner Wade pitched a five-hit shutout, Arizona did its scoring on five straight fourth-inning hits, and the Wildcats beat Pac-12 rival UCLA 4-0 in the College World Series on Sunday night. The win puts the Wildcats (45-17) in control of Bracket 1 and gives them three... more »
  • Man accused of making underage sons drink liquor

    June 7, 2012 12:51 PM

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - A man in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise is accused of trying to discipline his underage sons by forcing them to drink liquor and throwing them into a swimming pool. KPHO-TV reports that Kristopher Harvey of Surprise faces two counts of child abuse. Police say Harvey wanted... more »
  • Finders not Keepers

    May 31, 2012 8:01 PM

    An appeals court in Arizona says a man's heirs are entitled to half a million dollars found in the walls of his former home years after he died. The cash was stashed in ammunition boxes, hidden in the walls. It was found by a couple who bought the house while... more »
  • Obama birth certificate OK by Arizona official

    May 23, 2012 3:46 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona's secretary of state says Hawaii's verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements and that the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall. The inquiry gave official weight to a long-simmering political controversy generated by those who say that Obama was not... more »
  • Crews try to stop AZ blaze from crossing fire line

    May 16, 2012 8:58 AM

    CROWN KING, Ariz.- Firefighters have been working to prevent a wildfire near the historic mining town of Crown King from spreading to an area where it could quickly grow. Fire incident spokeswoman Loretta Benavidez said Tuesday night that authorities are worried that flames from the Gladiator Fire will get past... more »
  • Cocaine in wheelchair's seat cushion at AZ border

    May 15, 2012 12:43 PM

    NOGALES, Ariz. - Federal authorities say a Mexican man tried to smuggle more than 7 pounds of cocaine into Arizona by hiding it in his wheelchair's seat cushion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 43-year-old was stopped for further inspection at the Nogales port Sunday after an officer noticed... more »
  • Ariz. migrant case could lead to sweeping changes

    April 26, 2012 6:47 AM

    PHOENIX - The United States could see an official about-face in the coming months in how it confronts illegal immigration if the Supreme Court follows through on its suggestion to let local police enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law. Over the last several years, states frustrated with... more »
  • FBI searches for missing child

    April 25, 2012 11:12 AM

    TUCSON - The FBI has brought in specially trained profilers to help in the search of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her home in Tucson, Ariz., several days ago. The move comes as police scaled back their search for first-grader Isabel Mercedes Celis. More than 200 officers had been... more »
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

    April 25, 2012 9:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The fate of Arizona's tough immigration law is in the balance as the Supreme Court hears its final day of arguments for the current term today. The Obama administration challenged the law in federal court soon after Arizona's governor signed it two years ago. Five other states have... more »
  • Vitter supports Arizona immigration law

    April 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    Washington - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement in advance of the Arizona immigration law heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Arizona law is absolutely constitutional. If President Obama doesn't want states to act on immigration, he should start doing his job and controlling the... more »
  • Shaw inks deal to sevice power plants in Arizona, New Mexico

    February 27, 2012 3:09 PM

    Baton Rouge- The Shaw Group Incorporated has announced it has signed a new contract with Arizona Public Service Co. to provide maintenance and construction services to eight fossil power plants in Arizona and New Mexico. Shaw already holds a contract with APS to provide maintenance, modifications, construction and radiological... more »
  • 7 Marines killed in copter collision in Arizona

    February 23, 2012 8:56 AM

    YUMA, Ariz. - The Marine Corps says seven Marines were killed in a collision of two helicopters north of Yuma, Arizona during night training. Lt. Maureen Dooley with the Miramar Air Base in California says the Marines were based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego. She says the crash... more »
  • Military helicopters collide killing 7 Marines in Calif.

    February 23, 2012 8:16 AM

    YUMA, Ariz.- A military official says two Huey military helicopters have crashed in the Chocolate Mountains in southeast California, but it's unclear whether there are casualties. Sources say seven Marines were killed in the crash. A spokeswoman with the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona says it happened... more »
  • Aircraft crashes into mountain east of Phoenix

    November 24, 2011 3:16 PM

    APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Authorities say an aircraft has crashed in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix but they don't yet know what kind of plane it is. A Pinal County spokeswoman says 911 calls began coming in around 6:30 p.m. Friday about an explosion near the Lost Dutchman... more »
  • Cat on a Cactus

    November 11, 2011 7:46 PM

    A cat got stuck on a cactus in Arizona and stayed there for three days until it made its way down. People northeast of Phoenix say they saw the cat perched on the top of a 30 to 40 foot cactus and at times, it would stand up and survey... more »
  • Cain says he won't quit GOP race, denies new allegations

    November 8, 2011 5:37 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A defiant Herman Cain declared today he would not drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the face of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. Cain says it "ain't gonna happen." Cain denied anew that he had ever behaved inappropriately and said the alleged... more »
  • Super Bowl Porn Hacker

    October 20, 2011 7:45 PM

    A man in Tucson, Arizona admits he hacked into a cable company's operations to show a 37-second pornography clip during the telecast of the 2009 Super Bowl. Frank Gonzales pleaded guilty to computer tampering and will be sentenced in December. He faces three years probation and a $1,000 fine in... more »
  • Thrill-seekers to run with the bulls in Arizona

    October 9, 2011 11:16 AM

    PHOENIX- The bulls are better tempered, slower and their horns have been blunted, and this definitely isn't Pamplona. But they're still bulls, and nearly two dozen of them will be chasing after hundreds of humans on a quarter-mile track in the small town of Cave Creek starting Friday. ... more »

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