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Ron DeSantis
Southern Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva, whose district encompasses parts of Cochise County, tweeted that DeSantis’ visit was “to pander to the same old race baiting anti-immigrant extremist politicians and officials in southern Arizona."
Jun. 7, 2023
Bryan Patrick Miller
A Phoenix man convicted of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings in the early 1990s was sentenced to death by a judge Wednesday.
Jun. 7, 2023
Wendy Rogers
A former Tucson middle school teacher was sentenced Tuesday more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to making a death threat against Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers.
Jun. 7, 2023
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The Arizona Department of Education has allocated $1.2 million in safety grant funding to a group of Phoenix high schools. The six schools in the Phoenix Union High School District applied for funds to pay for law-enforcement officers on campus.
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Jun. 6, 2023
Tovrea Castle East Patio
A man accused of causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the historic Tovrea Castle was arrested by Phoenix police last week, officials said Friday. Police say 46-year-old Matthew Anderson broke into the castle near 50th and Van Buren streets in May.
Jun. 5, 2023
Katie Hobbs and Leon Wilmot
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday spoke in Somerton, Arizona, to announce over $25 million dollars in border security funding for the Cocopah Indian Tribe and cities of Yuma, Somerton and Wellton.
Jun. 4, 2023
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The inmate convicted of killing Maricopa County detention Officer Gene Lee has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. Daniel Davitt was in county jail, having been convicted of multiple sex crimes, when he attacked Lee in October of 2019.
Jun. 4, 2023
Carroll Cooley
The arresting officer in the landmark Arizona case that led to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Miranda rights has died.
Jun. 2, 2023
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A new report says 101 murder victims in Arizona last year were killed as a result of domestic violence. The unofficial count based on news reports is compiled by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
Jun. 1, 2023
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An Associated Press examination found that more than half of state Legislatures in recent years have passed changes to their state victim compensation programs, where thousands of people turn each year for help with funeral costs, medical bills or other expenses after becoming the victim of a violent crime.
May. 31, 2023
Iren Byers
A suspect has been arrested in connection with five separate shootings in the Phoenix metro area that left four people dead and a woman wounded, authorities said Sunday.
May. 30, 2023
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An Arizona mother has pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse charges stemming from the death of her 6-year-old son who had been locked in a closet and denied food.
May. 27, 2023
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Federal prosecutors in Arizona are crediting international cooperation for the arrest this month of an alleged major gun-trafficker in Sonora by Mexican authorities.
May. 26, 2023
The Zone downtown Phoenix
In March, local businesses won a lawsuit against Phoenix over what they say are health and safety concerns in and around the city’s biggest homeless encampment, known as “The Zone.” Concerns around crime are also shared by those living in it.
May. 26, 2023
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The family of a Tohono O’odham tribal member Raymond Mattia, who was fatally shot by the Border Patrol on tribal land this month, has released a statement about the May 18 incident.
May. 26, 2023
Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, Subsecretaría de Derechos Humanos, Población y Migración
The New York Times this week reported that a top Mexican official had been spied on by the country’s military. Mexico’s president confirmed that he knew about the espionage allegations — but he denies the Mexican army is behind it.
May. 25, 2023
Tempe has opened a family advocacy center. The confidential location is designed to serve all victims of crime.
May. 25, 2023
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Two years have passed since the Phoenix City Council created an arm of government to do independent oversight of its police department. Now there's a new evidence-sharing agreement between Phoenix police and the oversight office.
May. 24, 2023
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Tohono O'odham tribal member Raymond Mattia was shot and killed by Border Patrol agents during an incident in the Tohono O'odham Nation late Thursday night.
May. 23, 2023
Joe Arpaio
Taxpayers in metro Phoenix are approaching a milestone in their financial pain from a 2013 racial profiling verdict over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns: In roughly a year, those ongoing costs will exceed a quarter of a billion dollars.
May. 23, 2023


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