PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer is appealing the federal government's denial of disaster assistance for the June wildfire that killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Yarnell. The governor says the tally of uninsured damage has gone up and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't take into account the high number of poor and elderly residents in the area.
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Phoenix police officer charged with murder and animal cruelty has returned to the witness stand after a tearful day of testimony. Richard Chrisman says he feared for his life when he fatally shot a man during a domestic violence call. He maintains his shooting of 29-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and his dog in October 2010 were justified.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal wildlife officers have fatally shot seven aggressive javelinas that have chased and attacked people in a Tucson neighborhood. Arizona Game and Fish Department officials tell the Arizona Daily Star that a woman was attacked and injured while walking her dog in the eastside Tucson neighborhood last week.
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva (gree-HAHL'-vuh) is in Nevada today to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies.