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Arizona Politics · Arizona
Arizona officials charged with allegedly conspiring to delay midterm election outcome
Two Republican supervisors of Arizona's Cochise County are facing criminal charges after they risked more than 47,000 people's votes by refusing to meet the state's legal deadline for certifying the 2022 midterm elections.See the Story
52% Left coverage: 46 sources
Crime · Montana
Man linked to Arizona teen Alicia Navarro pleads not guilty to possessing child sexual abuse images
A Montana man who had been living with a teenager who disappeared from her home in Arizona four years ago pleaded not guilty Monday to child sexual abuse charges lodged against him based on images that authorities said they found on his cellphone. See the Story
38% Center coverage: 13 sources
Wenden · Wenden
Tensions are bubbling up at thirsty Arizona alfalfa farms as foreign firms exploit unregulated water
Some neighbors complain their backyard wells have dried up since the Emirati agribusiness Al Dahra began farming alfalfa. Concerns about the Earth's groundwater supplies are front of mind in lead-up to COP28. Experts say tensions are inevitable as companies in climate-challenged countries like the United Arab Emirates increasingly look to faraway places like Arizona.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 3 sources
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Hospital security guard in Phoenix accused of sex with corpse
Randall Bird, 46, is said to have had sex with a corpse of a 79-year-old woman. Bird was charged with five counts of crimes against a dead person. Bird tried to cover the body and said he had a medical episode that caused him to faint.See the Story
Influenza · Tempe
Tempe starts testing wastewater for viruses, including influenza
The goal of the program is to protect public health and improve quality of life in the city. Respiratory illnesses include influenza and RSV. Gastrointestinal viruses that are being tested for are Hepatitis A and norovirus. West Nile virus is the vector-borne illness tested in the wastewater.See the Story
Man allegedly shot partner before taking own life in Glendale
Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Glendale on Tuesday night. Scott McKervey allegedly shot longtime partner Katrina Comtois while their children were home. He then turned the gun on himself after being confronted by officers, the Glendale Police Department said.See the Story
Aftermath of a bus crashing into a Mesa home
Several people were injured and two people were on the run after a bus crashed into a home in Mesa on Monday. Two residents within the home and three passengers on the bus were hospitalized for minor injuries. One person was sitting in his vehicle on the property when the crash happened, and he's being evaluated for a broken arm.See the Story
Tempe, Arizona · Tempe
No answers 7 months after 22-year-old Tempe woman found dead
Mercedes Vega's body was located in a vehicle on fire outside of Tonopah on April 17. Her family believes Vega was abducted from the parking garage of her Tempe apartment complex.Silent Witness is offering $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of Vega's killer.See the Story
Phoenix, Arizona · Phoenix
Cooler weather heading to Phoenix with possibility of rain
After highs in the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday, Phoenix will likely see its coldest days of the season. The temperature is expected to top out in the mid-60s on Thursday, which would be the first high under 70 since April 5. The showers could start as soon as Wednesday night, but that will probably be limited to areas east of metro Phoenix.See the Story
Woman arrested for allegedly killing husband in Gilbert
Ivanka Koleva, 51, was charged with second-degree murder. The arrest came after authorities responded to a welfare check request at the couple's home. Stefan Kolev, 49, was found dead inside the Gilbert, Arizona, home on Wednesday. After evidence found at the crime scene was analyzed, Kolesva was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail.See the Story