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House, Senate appropriations committees vote on plan

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Will the Arizona Legislature pass a budget this week? It’s possible, but several large hurdles remain. On Wednesday, appropriations committees in both chambers of the Arizona Legislature moved through votes on spending bills for the $11.8 billion plan. It’s one of the first steps toward passing a budget that would fund state government starting July 1.  It remains unclear if the Senate GOP will have enough votes to ultimately approve a budget once bills make it to the floor. At least three GOP lawmakers were still opposed to the budget as of Wednesday afternoon. The Senate Republicans hold 17 seats in […]

Steven Holmes: Border Patrol Agent Charged With Multiple Sexual Assaults

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Tucson Police Border Patrol Agent Steven Holmes An Arizona Border Patrol agent was charged with multiple sexual assaults spanning seven years, Tucson police announced Wednesday. Steven Holmes, 33, was arrested Tuesday. Holmes is charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault. A woman who said she met Holmes through a dating app told investigators on May 13 that he sexually assaulted her after the two went on a date, police said. Police said the Tucson Police Department’s Adult Sexual Assault Unit’s investigation uncovered “multiple victims with similar reports.” The alleged incidents took place between January […]

Arizona Prisons Criticized After Banning Book About Police Targeting Black Men : NPR

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A state prison in Florence, Ariz. Civil liberties advocates are protesting a policy that denies state inmates the right to read a book about the impact of the criminal justice system on black men. AP hide caption toggle caption AP A state prison in Florence, Ariz. Civil liberties advocates are protesting a policy that denies state inmates the right to read a book about the impact of the criminal justice system on black men. AP State corrections officials in Arizona are facing calls to reverse a ban on a book that that explores the impact of the criminal justice system […]

Mesa man arrested for molesting four children in his home | Arizona News

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A Mesa man has been arrested for the sexual abuse of four children in his home.  Mathew Arrington, 55, was first arrested on May 7 after the first victim came forward.  [WATCH: Mesa adoption advocate arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse] Court documents state that Arrington was released on bond with an ankle monitor on May 9. Arrington’s wife then called Mesa police on May 11 stating that three more victims had come forward.  After speaking with the victims, Mesa police arrested Arrington again on three counts of sexual abuse, two counts of child molestation, […]

BC-AZ–Arizona News Digest, AZ | NASCAR

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Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORIES: […]

Sierra Vista man arrested for alleged sexual conduct with teen | Arizona News

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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — A Sierra Vista man has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old. Alexander Leever, 24, faces charges of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. On Monday, May 20, police received information from a third party that Leever was having a sexual relationship with the teen. Police say additional information revealed that the relationship had been going on for a few months. On Monday, May 20, officers searched Leever’s home, and reportedly found several pieces of “evidence,” according to police. Leever was taken into […]

School counselor in Laveen accused of showing naked pictures to kids | Arizona News

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LAVEEN, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — A Laveen man working as a counselor at an after-school program has been arrested for allegedly showing naked pictures to students. Arthur Douglas, 19, faces four charges of furnishing obscene materials to minors. Police say Douglas was working as an assistant counselor at Paseo Pointe Elementary School in Laveen when he showed two students inappropriate images on his cell phone. The victims were a 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. The students reported the incident to other staff members, telling them that Douglas had shown them multiple pictures of naked people and their private parts. Douglas […]

Wealthtrust-Arizona Position in Facebook (FB) Has Lifted as Share Price Rose; Facebook (FB) Stake Held by Tpg-Axon Management Lp

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Wealthtrust-Arizona Llc increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 2856% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthtrust-Arizona Llc bought 5,712 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,912 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $775,000, up from 200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealthtrust-Arizona Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $530.45 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $1.01 during the last trading session, […]

Lost gun, movie-bound assault story mark Ann Arbor police chief candidates’ pasts

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ANN ARBOR, MI – Resumes for Ann Arbor’s three police chief candidates show a combined 87 years of experience in law enforcement. But the interview process for Michael Cox, Jason Forsberg and Bryan Jarrell last week highlighted career moments not included among the bullet points of accolades. During the three-day ordeal, Jarrell and Cox addressed headline-grabbing moments in their careers: a lost gun and an officer-on-officer assault headed for the big screen. When prompted during an interview Friday with city council, Jarrell, police chief in Prescott Valley, Arizona, said his biggest mistake was accidentally leaving a gun in a public […]

Kelly Townsend bill banning politics in the classroom might be back

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CLOSE The teacher strike lasted six days and ended when lawmakers passed a $400M increase to education funding. But teachers say they’re not done fighting. William Flannigan, azcentral For months, Republican state legislators have tried unsuccessfully to introduce controversial proposals to ban political speech from the classroom. As the legislative session nears its conclusion, Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, might be making one more last-ditch attempt. While the Arizona Senate Rules Committee considered key budget bills Tuesday, the committee also cleared one of Townsend’s bills on political speech in the classroom, House Bill 2032, to move forward.  Her bill would prohibit a school employee from […]