Authorities say a caregiver at Mesa assisted living facility is accused of sexually assaulting an 85-year-old dementia patient. Mesa police arrested 58-year-old Manuel Corral on Sunday after the woman told the Heritage Village staff that he had assaulted her.
An activist group whose members were cut off from testifying at a Senate hearing on a proposal that would ask voters to enshrine Arizona’s “sanctuary city” ban in the state constitution has filed an ethics complaint against the committee’s chairman.
The Arizona Department of Gaming has released its latest tribal gaming revenue figures. Caroline Oppleman with the department said the $29 million haul thus far in fiscal 2020 marks a significant increase from last year, raising revenue for important services.
The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated patient and fathering her child while she was in his care at a Phoenix long-term care center has been pushed back until April 30. A judge on Tuesday granted a continuance but says he won’t postpone the trial again.
Arizona’s mountains, cinder cones and lava fields attest to the state’s wild geological youth. But those with an ear to the ground know the state’s seismic days are far from over. → Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
The Arizona House is moving forward with an ethics investigation into one of its own. Rep. David Cook is accused of having an improper personal relationship with a female lobbyist and offering the Pinal County sheriff a campaign contribution in exchange for getting rid of a property seizure.
The number of personal vehicles crossing into Arizona from Mexico fell last year, marking the second year of declines. One Nogales port authority representative chalked the drop up to staffing shortages and lane closures.
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Arizona State University plans to launch a small, NASA-funded research satellite from the International Space Station on Wednesday. ASU rocketed the CubeSat to the ISS aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket in November.
Twenty years ago, the Border Patrol was a small agency that didn’t get a lot of attention. But since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, the agency has nearly tripled in size and budget. A small group of agents, dubbed “the Douglas mafia,” rode that wave of growth to the top. ProPublica reporter Melissa del Bosque joined The Show to talk about her latest piece.
The Trump administration has said it will waive federal contracting laws to allow more than 170 miles of southern border wall to be built more quickly. The laws include open competition requirements and other fail-safes — and the move will almost certainly draw criticism. Elliot Spagat is following this story for the Associated Press.
We all have a food story that we tell people to explain how crazy our family is, where we come from, how our grandmother made her orange-carrot jello mold set every Christmas. Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez argues social media is making it easier than ever before to share those stories — and connect through food. She talked to The Show about how her own food story led her in this direction.
Tempe resident Steve Sussex has been locked in a battle with the city over a land dispute that stretches back more than 130 years. Due to some archaic state and federal land policies, his family’s ownership of the land has come under question.