Arizona law enforcement agencies work to increase diversity, recruit young people

PHOENIX -  Arizona law enforcement agencies seek to fill hundreds of vacancies, focusing efforts on increasing diversity and recruiting high school- and college-age students.

Law enforcement

Court reinstates suit against Pinal deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said a Pinal County sheriff's deputy must face a lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed man he shot twice in the back in Eloy in 2014.

On heels of NCAA kickback scandal, Arizona’s Miller to make first public appearance

PHOENIX -- Even though a week has passed since news broke of FBI arrests related to an NCAA kickback scandal, the University of Arizona and many of its college basketball peers remain a part of the national discussion.

Survivors describe chaos, carnage of Las Vegas shooting aftermath

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Strip, normally teeming with neon, noise and people, was quiet as the city continued to recover from Sunday's deadly mass shooting that left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured.

Justin Uhart

Giffords to Congress: ‘The nation is counting on you’ after Las Vegas

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords turned and shook her fist toward the Capitol Monday after telling lawmakers "the nation is counting on you" to act in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘I know people that died and can’t really get the images out of my head’

PHOENIX – As Arizona joined the rest of the nation in grief and horror over a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas where at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded, Arizona residents scrambled to see whether loved ones and family who had attended the concert were safe.


Sex trafficking in Indian Country a ‘significant problem,’ senators told

WASHINGTON - Sex-trafficking in Indian Country is a significant problem, with tribal women and children suffering at higher rates than the general population, a panel of experts and activists told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Arizona assistant among those arrested in college basketball bribery scandal

A far-reaching scandal that includes charges of bribery by Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson sent shockwaves through the college basketball community Tuesday.

From clenching a fist to taking a knee, sports, social issues on perpetual collision course

PHOENIX — After a weekend of political protests in the sporting world, Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson said the attention athletes place on social issues can accomplish only so much unless there is significant action behind it.

Earl Watson

Appeals court sides with Tucson police officers in fatal 2014 shooting

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that two Tucson police officers who shot and killed a man as he came at them, snarling and wielding a broken hockey stick, are protected for their actions by qualified immunity.

Court rejects claim that cops planted evidence in 1984 kidnap-murder

WASHINGTON - A federal court Wednesday rejected a death row inmate's claim that FBI agents and Pima County Sheriff's deputies planted evidence that led to his conviction for the 1984 kidnapping and murder of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.

Advocates’ response to DACA decision is swift, broad-based, emotional

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates vowed they would go to court to block a Trump administration plan to wind down a deferred deportation program for young immigrants, almost as soon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the plan Tuesday.