Court overturns death sentence in brutal 1991 burglary-murders

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing Friday for an Arizona death row inmate convicted in the 1991 Valley murders of two people during the course of a burglary spree.

New bill seeks to lower Arizona voting age from 18 to 16

HCR 2046 seeks to lower the Arizona voting age from 18 to 16, and the bill is gaining traction because many believe this bill can help improve voter turnout among a demographic that has often struggled to make an impact at the polls.

50-year-old Miranda case still has huge impact today

In 2016, Miranda rights are ubiquitous, thanks in no small part to cop shows and crime movies that have popularized the phrase, “You have the right to remain silent.”

For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.

Drayton Witt photo

Arizonans join thousands rallying at Supreme Court for abortion case

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the thousands of pro-life and pro-choice supporters who rallied outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, as it took up one of the most-divisive issues for the court and the country.

Arizona is expected to continue national trend of high voter turnout

In 2008, when Sen. John McCain ran for president, 51 percent of Arizonans voted in the presidential preference election. That was the highest turnout on record, and the Secretary of State's Office said this year could be pretty close.

Abuse of Arizona’s elderly increases as aging population grows

Vulnerable and elderly adults have been the victims of abuse, neglect and fraud in nearly 14,000 cases in Arizona, with the number of cases reported in 2015 increasing 19 percent over the year before, according to a Cronkite News analysis.

Lawmakers welcome VA case guilty plea, say more needs to be done

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers welcomed Tuesday's announcement that the former director of the Phoenix VA hospital pleaded guilty to failing to disclose gifts from a lobbyist, but said it was too little and too late for veterans waiting for justice.

Lack of interpreter gets man new sentencing in drug conviction

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a new sentencing hearing in a drug case in which the presiding judge dismissed a Spanish-language interpreter after the defendant said he wanted to proceed in English.

Super Tuesday: Early ballots pouring in from Maricopa County voters

While Arizona's official presidential preference election day isn’t until the 22nd of March, that hasn’t stopped some people from getting in their early ballots.

SVP Fast Pitch: ASU students compete with app that tackles adult illiteracy

More than 36 million adults in the United States and at least half a million adults in Arizona struggle to read.