How social media may be contributing to gang interest among AZ teens

PHOENIX -- About one in five 8th graders in Arizona say “it would be cool” to belong to a gang, according to the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey of more than 57,000 students statewide. The same goes for 17 percent of 10th graders, and 13.1 percent of 12th graders.


Giffords joins Democrats accusing Trump, GOP of pandering to NRA

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined House and Senate Democrats Wednesday to accuse Republicans of pandering to the gun lobby with bills to do away with gun-free school zones and deregulate silencers, among other measures.


Gun sales in state start to climb back up after January’s Trump slump

WASHINGTON - Gun sales in Arizona have started to rebound after a brief January slump that experts attribute to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.


Arizona law enforcement agencies stress need to hire officers, announce job fair

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone and other Arizona local leaders came together earlier this week to highlight their need to hire more law enforcement officers and shore up their “depleted” departments.


Family members hail opening of office for victims of immigrant crime

WASHINGTON - A new federal office that will assist victims of crimes committed by immigrants brought "relief and a sense of accomplishment" to parents of Arizona crime victims, on hand Wednesday to witness the opening of the office.


Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘dangerously undermine’ fight against gangs

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities Tuesday, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that "dangerously undermine" efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.


Supreme Court voids $2.7 million award against Goodyear in Arizona case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $2.7 million award that Goodyear and its attorneys had been ordered to pay for withholding documents from a family that sued the tire maker over a crash in Arizona.

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Highway fatalities in state, nation continued three-year climb in 2016

WASHINGTON - Highway fatalities in Arizona rose from just over two per day in 2014 to an average of more than 2.6 per day last year, the highest level in nine years, according to the most recent estimates.


Suspected shooter in 2010 Border Patrol slaying arrested in Mexico

WASHINGTON - It's been more than six years since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with drug smugglers near Rio Rico, and his family was beginning to lose hope that the suspects would be caught.


Arizona senators go ‘nuclear’ with GOP, pave way for Gorsuch vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators joined other Republicans - and three Democrats - in a 54-45 vote Friday confirming Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, one day after the GOP invoked the "nuclear option" to end a Democratic filibuster and allow a vote.

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GOP urges vote on Gorsuch nomination that Democrats vow to block

WASHINGTON - The Senate began debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with Republicans decrying the possibility of a filibuster and Democrats all but promising to deliver one.


Court: State doesn’t have to pay part of inmate’s suit – against state

WASHINGTON - An appeals court said Tuesday that a federal judge cannot order the state of Arizona to bear some of costs of a lawsuit brought against the state by an inmate in the state prison system.