County Attorney Kicks Case Against Driver in Deadly Bicyclists Crash to City Court

[ad_1] Metro Phoenix’s top prosecutor said Thursday her office will no longer pursue a case against a driver who crashed into a group of bicyclists, killing two of them. Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said there was not enough evidence to ensure a felony conviction. She will instead refer the case to city prosecutors in … Read more

Mom Convicted of Killing Kids in Idaho Taken to Arizona in Murder Conspiracy Case

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A woman sentenced to life in an Idaho prison for murdering her two youngest children and another woman is now in an Arizona jail on charges related to another slaying, authorities said Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said deputies arrived in Phoenix with Lori Vallow Daybell late Wednesday night. The … Read more

Texas Judge Rips Into Biden Administration’s Handling of Border in Dispute Over Razor Wire Barrier

[ad_1] McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents for now can cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border under a judge’s ruling that also took President Joe Biden’s administration to task for its handling of immigration enforcement. The ruling is at least a temporary defeat for Texas officials who say Border Patrol … Read more

Kari Lake Loses Suit to See Ballot Envelopes in 3rd Trial Tied to Arizona Election Defeat

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected Kari Lake’s request to examine signed ballot envelopes of 1.3 million early voters, giving the defeated Arizona Republican candidate for governor another loss in her third trial related to last year’s election. In an order filed Thursday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah Jr. argued their … Read more

Study Says the US Is Ill-Prepared to Ensure Housing for the Growing Number of Older People

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — Michael Genaldi’s road to homelessness began early this year when a car slammed into the rear of his motorcycle, crushed three of his ribs, and left him in a coma for over a month. The 58-year-old lost his job as a machine operator, then his home, and he was living in … Read more

Officer and Suspect Killed in a Shootout After a Traffic Stop in Southwest Colorado

[ad_1] CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A police officer and a suspect were killed in a shootout following a traffic stop in southwest Colorado on Wednesday, authorities said. Police say the officer, whose name has not been released, was shot after pulling over a vehicle shortly before noon in the rural town of Cortez in the … Read more

Arizona Officials Who Refused to Canvass Election Results Indicted by Grand Jury

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in a rural Arizona county who delayed canvassing the 2022 general election results have been criminally charged, the state’s top prosecutor said Wednesday. A grand jury in Maricopa County Superior Court has indicted Cochise County supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby on one count each of conspiracy and interference of … Read more

Tensions Are Bubbling up at Thirsty Arizona Alfalfa Farms as Foreign Firms Exploit Unregulated Water

[ad_1] WENDEN, Ariz. (AP) — A blanket of bright green alfalfa spreads across western Arizona‘s McMullen Valley, ringed by rolling mountains and warmed by the hot desert sun. Matthew Hancock’s family has used groundwater to grow forage crops here for more than six decades. They’re long accustomed to caprices of Mother Nature that can spoil … Read more

Tribal Police Officer Arrested in Connection to a Hit-And-Run Accident in Arizona

[ad_1] WHITERIVER, Ariz. (AP) — A White Mountain Apache Police officer has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident in northeastern Arizona, authorities said Monday. Officer Josh Anderson was arrested Friday evening by fellow tribal officers at his home in Whitewater on the Fort Apache reservation following last week’s crash, according to the … Read more

US Closes Border Crossing to Vehicles and Limits Traffic at Another in Response to Illegal Entries

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — A Texas border crossing was closed to vehicles Monday, and traffic at an Arizona crossing was limited to shift more resources to illegal entries, U.S. authorities said in the latest sign of how fast-changing migration routes are challenging the government to keep up. Customs and Border Protection said it was closing … Read more