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Truck driver accused of dumping sewage at Phoenix school

A truck driver for a Phoenix company has been indicted for allegedly dumping thousands of gallons of sewage into a school's storm drainage system.

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Ex-Marine sentenced in sexual exploitation case

A former Marine convicted in Phoenix of filming himself having sex with minors and women who didn't know they were being recorded has been sentenced to more than 121 years in prison.

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Grichuk's 5 RBI's lead Cards over D-backs

Three weeks in the minor leagues improved Randal Grichuk's swing.

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Westbrook wins NBA MVP

Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.

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Greyhounds still in need of homes

A year after an Arizona greyhound racetrack held its last race, some dogs are still in need of homes.

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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.

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Drones cause trouble

Civilian drones are forcing firefighters to ground their aircraft, slowing their ability to fight Arizona wildfires.

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Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio’s immigration talk against him

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

Border Patrol renews smuggler prosecution policy with Mexico

The Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol has renewed its policy to prosecute human smugglers on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border.

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Arizona Board of Regents chair resigned

A member of the Arizona Board of Regents has announced his resignation from the board, effective immediately.

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Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion.

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Coal spurs the Grand Canyon tram debate

The impending closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation could lend momentum to a project being considered by tribal leaders to build a tram at the Grand Canyon to fill the economic void.

D-backs beat Phillies 5-4

Rey Fuentes hit his first major league home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Coyotes acquire forward Cousins from Flyers

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Nick Cousins from the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Grand theft avocado, $300k worth stolen

Police are calling it grand theft avocado.

Wildfire reported near Whiteriver

Authorities are reporting a new wildfire in east-central Arizona.

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D-backs beat Phillies for sixth straight win

Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double and also made a key catch, boosting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.

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Fitzgerald wins Good Guy Award from writers

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has won the Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

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Batman forever: Original TV Batman Adam West dead at 88

"Batman" only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever.

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Bill Cosby trial draws to a close without him testifying

Bill Cosby's trial raced toward a close Monday...

Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a federal law that bans sports betting in most states.

Nebraska seeking private land to use for hunting, fishing

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants to enroll private landowners in the Open Fields and Waters Program.

Rabies outbreak in Cochise County prompts call for vaccines

Officials in Cochise County are warning residents to vaccinate their pets and stay away from stray and wild animals because of a widespread rabies outbreak.

F-35 flights halted after hypoxia-like incidents

The Air Force on Friday temporarily stopped flying F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in response to a series of incidents in which pilots reported symptoms of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation.

ICE shutters detention alternative for asylum-seekers

The Trump administration is shutting down the least restrictive alternative to detention available to asylum-seekers who have entered the U.S. illegally in what it calls a cost-cutting measure that will favor programs with higher deportation rates.

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Couple charged as authorities try to locate baby

An Arizona couple has been charged as authorities seek a missing 4-month-old girl born to the woman in Nevada, officials said Monday.

The Latest: Residents who evacuated homes can return

Cochise County authorities say residents who have evacuated the area to escape a wildfire burning near Dragoon can return to their homes.

Western Michigan city breaks sand angel world record

A western Michigan city has broken a mark set by the Guinness World Records for the most people simultaneously making sand angels at a beach.

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Tribal police investigating body found hanging from a tree

Police on the Tohono O'odham reservation in southern Arizona are investigating a body that was found hanging from a tree near the village of Santa Cruz.

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Previously-deported felons from Honduras arrested in Arizona

Border Patrol officials say agents from the Ajo Station have arrested two previously-deported felons from Honduras.

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Iannetta's 7 RBIs leads D-Backs over Padres 15-3 for sweep

Chris Iannetta drove in a career high seven runs with a home run and a pair of doubles, and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the San Diego Padres 15-3 Thursday to finish a three-game sweep.

Diamondbacks lose to Marlins in Miami

A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking single on the 14th pitch of an at-bat against Archie Bradley in the seventh inning, lifting the Miami Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Sunday for their seventh win in eight games.

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Ex-Diamondback Gonzales helps woman out of car after wreck

Former major league baseball player Luis Gonzalez says he was just trying to help when he got a woman out of a crashed car next to another vehicle that had burst into flames.

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Diamondbacks get no-hit, fall to Marlins 3-0

Edinson Volquez's day was nearly over after three pitches. And he strongly considered leaving the game after five innings because of sharp ankle pain.

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Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

Route 66 may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.

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Owings, D-Backs outlast Pirates 6-5 in 14 innings

Chris Owings singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 Wednesday in a game that took more than 4 1/2 hours to play – plus a 93-minute rain delay.

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Feds warn Arizona about lowering workplace injury fines

Federal officials warned a commission overseeing Arizona’s workplace safety agency that its practice of lowering fines on companies for worker injuries and deaths violates the state’s laws and could jeopardize its ability to run its own safety program.

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Richard’s 5-hitter carries Padres to 5-1 win over Arizona

Clayton Richard gave San Diego a desperately needed strong pitching performance.

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Val Kilmer returning to Arizona as ‘Tombstone’ character

Val Kilmer, who famously played Doc Holliday in the movie "Tombstone," is making plans to visit the Arizona Old West town this summer as part of a festival that pays tribute to the gunfighter.

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Is free speech fading at colleges? Some defenders think so

In campus clashes from California to Vermont, many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech, once a bedrock value in academia, is losing ground as a priority at U.S. colleges.

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Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

A serial killing suspect accused of fatally shooting seven people last year and wounding two others in attacks that terrorized a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood was arrested Monday, authorities said.

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Major League Baseball: Scherzer fans 11 as Nationals beat D-backs 4-2

Eight years later, Max Scherzer still finds a little extra motivation when he faces his first major league team.

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Strange News: Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open

Despite a cold wind and chilling temperatures, spring has come to Sweden.

Lawmaker’s invocation reignites dispute over prayer in House

An ongoing fight in the Arizona House over what constitutes a real prayer has heated up again.

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Strange News from Around the Nation

Oregon voters may decide to toss constitutional ban on duels.

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California’s desert wildflower explosion draws record crowds

An explosion of wildflowers in California's desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a "super bloom."

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Strange News from Around the Nation

That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway – followed by a mule

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*Update* - Kingman: Man with warrant out of Kingman forces lockdown at Bearizona, captured.

A wildlife park in northern Arizona is on lockdown as Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies search for a suspect who allegedly fired shots at law enforcement who were chasing him.

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Arizona Supreme Court limits DUI law on taking blood samples

Mohave County case included the ‘unconscious clause’ and a warrantless blood draw

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona Supreme Court ruling March 9 said police can’t have blood samples taken from an unconscious DUI suspect without obtaining a search warrant or facing urgent circumstances beyond the natural dissipation of alcohol in blood.