Arizona News

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 …

Arizona DPS Says Copper Thefts May Date Back to 2006

The state Department of Public Safety says its investigation indicates that thefts of copper plates from a southern Arizona plant may date as far back as 2006. It had been believed the thefts began in April 2012, but the DPS …

Brewer Signs Bill on Photo Radar on State Highways

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring state transportation officials to confirm there’s a legitimate safety need before they allow cities to put photo enforcement cameras on state highways. A Senate amendment to House Bill 2477 passed by …

Arizona House OKs Bill on Photo Radar on State Highways

State transportation officials will have to be shown there’s a safety problem before allowing cities to put photo enforcement on state highways under a bill approved Monday by the Arizona House. Cities will also have to show photo enforcement has …

Bill Changes Arizona Pro Athletes Workers’ Comp

A House committee has approved a bill already passed by the Senate that would bar pro athletes in Arizona from filing for workers’ compensation in other states. Republican Sen. John McComish says professional teams came to him with concerns that …

Teen Drivers Face Cellphone Ban Under Senate Bill

Arizona lawmakers are coming after teen drivers’ cellphones. A bill approved by the Senate Committee on Public Safety on Wednesday seeks to prohibit teenagers from using wireless devices while they have their learner’s permit and during the first six months …

Arizona Man Sentenced for Stealing Saguaros

A Scottsdale, Ariz., man has been sentenced to pay restitution of $32,000 and spend eight months of weekends in jail plus five years of probation for stealing cactus from federal land in 2010. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona says …

Phoenix TV Host Unhurt But Shaken After Purse Snatching

Scottsdale, Ariz., police are looking for a man who snatched the purse of a Phoenix television host and fled in an SUV. 3TV reports Lisa Haffner was pushing a shopping cart in the parking lot of a Safeway store on …

Fire at Arizona Pool Building Deemed Accidental

A nighttime fire in a Tucson, Ariz., swimming pool is being called an accident. Fire Capt. Barrett Baker says eight units and 21 firefighters responded to the fire in the boiler room of a building at the Terra Del Sol …

2 Injured in Arizona Collision Involving Pedicab

A driver suspected of being impaired crashed his car into a pedicab in downtown Scottsdale after the Fiesta Bowl, leaving two Kansas State football fans with serious injuries, authorities said Friday. Scottsdale police said Joseph Paul Spano, 27, of Phoenix, …