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Arizona in Brief: 6 expected to survive after crash in Phoenix

6 expected to survive after crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say six people who were critically injured in a head-on crash are expected to survive.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says a speeding car lost control at about 8:30 p.m. Friday and struck a small van stopped at a red light at 27th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Fortune says the impact started a domino effect, causing the van to hit a truck stopped at the light and the truck to strike another vehicle.

The sergeant said Saturday that the driver of the speeding car was among the six people hospitalized with injuries and impairment of the driver is suspected as a possible cause in the collision.

Sanders expected in Arizona for rallies to get out vote

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to join Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia for two rallies aimed at encouraging college students to vote.

Sanders will join Garcia for a 10 a.m. Tuesday appearance at the University of Arizona in Tucson, then at 5 p.m. at Arizona State University in Tempe. Garcia, an education professor at ASU, faces Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in the Nov. 6 election.

The Vermont senator is the longest-serving independent in congressional history. The self-described progressive ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2016.

Trial affirmed in NAU shooting case

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — The retrial for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on the Flagstaff campus will move ahead as scheduled.

Steven Jones will be tried in March on murder and other charges in the October 2015 shooting. The date had been postponed while the State Bar of Arizona investigated a conflict-of-interest allegation against two of Jones’ attorneys. The State Bar said this past week it did not find clear and convincing evidence of an ethical violation.

Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton affirmed the start of the three-week trial at a hearing Friday.

A jury in Jones’ first trial deadlocked. Jones maintains he acted in self-defense when he killed 20-year-old Colin Brough and wounded three others.


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