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Coronavirus Challenging For Crews Fighting Arizona Wildfires

PHOENIX — This year’s wildfire season has been an extra challenging one for firefighters. Not only have crews had to battle some massive fires around Arizona, they have had to deal with changes in their routine due to the COVID-19 …

Arizona: No. 14 in Population, but No. 1 in Auto Glass Claims

More auto glass claims are filed in Arizona than any state in the nation. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says there’s something fishy about that. Howard Handler, government affairs director for NICB, said he doesn’t believe Arizona highways have that …

Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Opioid Case Against Purdue, Sackler Family

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family — owners of Purdue Pharma LP — funneled out of …

Arizona Launches Safety Plan to Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes

State transportation officials said Wednesday that construction has begun near several Phoenix freeways to get the attention of wrong-way drivers in the wake of several deadly crashes. The Arizona Department of Transportation said crews started work this week on installing …

Arizona Bicycle Thefts Increase 5.3% Each Year

Bicycle theft is increasing in Arizona, according to Markel Specialty. According to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report, from 2007 to 2011, bicycle theft in Arizona rose 5.3 percent each year on average. Over 5,000 bicycles are reported stolen each …

Arizona Considers $1M Liability Coverage for Ridesharing Services

Arizona has joined a number of states debating how to regulate so-called ridesharing programs that have popped up around the country and riled traditional taxi and limousine establishments. An amendment to an unrelated bill being debated in a Senate committee …

200 Plus St. Patrick’s DUI Arrests in Arizona

Officials say more than 200 people were arrested in Arizona for DUI-related offenses over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety released a statewide report of arrests made by several DUI task forces last Friday and …

Man Gets Prison in Arizona Insurance Fraud Case

A man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in state prison in connection with an insurance fraud case in Arizona. Prosecutors with the state Attorney General’s Office say Frederick Farris pleaded guilty to attempted fraud schemes and artifices on …

1st Lawsuit Filed Over Foodborne Illness in Arizona

A customer has filed a lawsuit against a Mexican restaurant in Litchfield Park, Ariz., over an outbreak of bloody diarrhea. The suit filed Monday says Federico’s Mexican Food restaurant was negligent in serving tainted food. Eleven of the 15 people …

Thunderstorm Causes Roof Collapse for Arizona Manufacturing Facility

Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. says a severe thunderstorm caused part of the roof at a manufacturing facility in Prescott, Ariz., to collapse. The firearms maker said Friday that no one was injured. Sturm Ruger said it is making repairs …