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Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

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Phoenix Mayor 'sick' by video of police encounter with young family

Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family .

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Navajo signs agreement for second phase of buyback program

The Navajo Nation again is trying to consolidate land that has multiple owners within the reservation.

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Wildfire near Superior now has tripled in size since Friday

A human-caused wildfire in east-central Arizona near Superior continues to grow and remains uncontained.

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New use sought for Arizona Capitol space after library moves

State officials and architects are pondering the future of newly vacated space in the Arizona Capitol complex

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Arizona’s utility regulators to review shutoffs after death

Arizona utility regulators say they want an investigation and comprehensive review of electric and other utilities policies after a customer died last year when her power was cut off because she was $51 behind on her bill.

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Ex-priest in molestation case returned to Arizona from Italy

A former Catholic priest who fled from Arizona to Italy in 2003 after being indicted on child molestation charges has been returned to the state.

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Maggots found under bandage at site of Phoenix patient rape

The state of Arizona is revoking the license of a care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year after another patient was found to have maggots.

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D-backs hit 4 HRs off Strasburg, beat Nationals

Ketel Marte hit two of Arizona’s four solo homers off Stephen Strasburg and the Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 10-3 on Saturday.

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Woman gets 7 years for trying to lure 14-year boy for sex

A 34-year-old Phoenix woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for trying to lure a 14-year-old into having sex with her

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Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter asks for trial by judge

The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge.

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State Briefs | Pilot critically burned after small plane crashes in Phoenix

A pilot has been critically burned after his plane crashed in north Phoenix.

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Marte homers, but D-backs fall to Phillies

Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer, Jake Arrieta threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night.

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Arizona man gets 20 years in prison for Sparks fatal DUI

A 26-year-old Arizona man who was convicted of drunken driving in a wrong-way crash that killed a Reno woman in Sparks two years ago has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

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Murray ahead of Cardinals veterans with the playbook

Everything has been new for Kyler Murray since the NFL draft. He’s had to adjust to new teammates and coaches, being in a professional atmosphere, facing the demands of being an NFL player.

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Explosives found in Colorado River in Parker Strip

Authorities in Parker are trying to determine who left explosive devices in the Colorado River near a popular campground

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Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed

A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, though it appeared to be an accident.

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Phoenix Zoo flying high over 3-week-old baby pygmy owls

Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls.

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Mississippi kangaroo found after 2 days ‘on the hop’

A missing kangaroo has been found after two days “on the hop” along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Fire on national forest land near Phoenix now 50% contained

A grass and brush fire on national forest land on the northeastern outskirts of metro Phoenix now is 50% contained after charring more than 11 square miles

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Ruling permits Arizona court to consider blood sample in Kingman DUI crash

An Arizona appeals court has upheld a man’s convictions and sentences stemming from a DUI crash near Kingman, ruling that a trial court was correct to consider results of a blood sample taken in Nevada in circumstances not permitted in Arizona.

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Sir Winston holds off favorite Tacitus to win Belmont

Sir Winston gave the Triple Crown another unexpected turn, rallying to capture the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in a 10-1 upset.

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Greinke’s gem leads Diamondbacks past Jays

Zack Greinke and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Alex Avila and Kevin Cron hit solo home runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 on Saturday.

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Cron hits 1st big league homer, Diamondbacks beat Jays

Kevin Cron homered, David Peralta had a solo shot among his three hits and the Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Friday night.

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Federal lawsuit filed against Patriot Movement AZ and AZ Patriots

Members of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups known to protest and harass Christian Arizona churches that aid immigrant families on behalf of the federal government were sued Tuesday by a national organization that monitors extremist and hate groups.

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Man charged with elder abuse of Stan Lee pleads not guilty

A former business manager to Stan Lee pleaded not guilty to elder abuse charges that allege he stole from the late Marvel Comics legend and held him against his will.

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Djokovic has tennis history within grasp at the French Open

Even if Novak Djokovic raises another trophy come Sunday, however, Rod Laver will remain the only man to have won all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year twice, in 1962 and 1969.

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Video shows injured 74-year-old Arizona hiker spinning wildly during helicopter rescue

Authorities say a 74-year-old hiker whose head and face were injured in a fall on a Phoenix mountain endured a wild ride in a stretcher as she was being hoisted into a helicopter

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Colorado will leave house-sized boulder along highway

A boulder the size of a house that tumbled across and gouged a southwestern Colorado state highway last month will stay put.

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D-backs end Dodgers’ 7-game win streak

David Peralta had a winning single in the 11th to help the Arizona Diamondbacks slow the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 3-2 win.

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Tucson stargazers not taking a shine to SpaceX satellites

Amateur stargazers and astronomers in Tucson say they are feeling less than starry-eyed with the recent launch of dozens of satellites by SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

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Another dead body pulled from a canal west of Phoenix

For the second consecutive day, a dead body has been pulled from a canal west of Phoenix.

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Navajo Code Talker has died; William Tully Brown was 96

The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown has died at age 96. He’s the third Navajo Code Talker to die since May 10.

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Utah sex suspect found dead after chase, authorities say

Authorities say a Utah man sought in an alleged sex crime involving a juvenile is dead after his car plunged into a river in a northwestern Arizona gorge.

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Elite 8: National Spelling Bee too easy for octet of champs

There were warning signs throughout a marathon day of spelling that this Scripps National Spelling Bee would not conclude like any other in the event's 94-year history.

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State Briefs | Military service member found dead in Nogales

Authorities say a military service member assigned to the Southwest Border Support Mission has died in southern Arizona.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs $11.8B state budget

With a $1 billion surplus, Ducey and the GOP-controlled Legislature had spending leeway they have not enjoyed since the Great Recession.

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Agency: Incomplete cross-border tunnel discovered in Nogales

The agency said Friday the tunnel spotted Wednesday was connected to a storm drain that runs into the United States from Mexico.

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Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease.

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Air Force: Obscene contrails above Phoenix unintentional

Base spokesperson Becky Heyse told the Arizona Republic that leadership of the 56th Fighter Wing has reviewed the photos and flight audio to determine the shapes were made unintentionally.

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Law Libertarians contend targets their candidates upheld

A state law that the Libertarian Party contends was designed to keep its candidates off Arizona ballots has been upheld by a federal appeals court.

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Arizona governor signs $11.8B state budget

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed an $11.8 billion budget Friday that he said boosts education and public safety while preparing Arizona for economic headwinds.

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Trump assails special counsel after he says president not exonerated

President Donald Trump angrily assailed special counsel Robert Mueller’s motives on Thursday, a day after Mueller bluntly rebuffed Trump’s repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of obstructing justice.

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Navajo Nation votes to accept copy of 1868 treaty

The Navajo Nation has accepted an original copy of an 1868 treaty that had been stored in a Massachusetts home.

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Arizona charter schools executive director faces DUI charges

Authorities say the executive director of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools is facing felony DUI charges.

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Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in Four Corners

Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows.

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Some teenagers find Legislature a dead end for their ideas

The Republican-led Arizona Legislature has proved receptive in recent years to certain proposals offered up by teenagers, passing laws to designate lemonade as the state drink and copper as the state metal.

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State Briefs | Stan Lee's former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.

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Strange But True May 24, 2019

Whoever broke into a Massachusetts man's home last week didn't take a thing. They did, however, leave the house spotless.

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Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.

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