News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press - Tucson News Now

News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze hasn't threatened any structures but charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona. Sonoita-Elgin Fire District Battalion Chief Kevin Venos says the O'Donnell Fire doubled in size yesterday evening when the wind shifted during a burnout operation in O'Donnell Canyon.

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Firefighters have gotten a stronger hold on a wildfire burning near Sierra Vista, allowing some crews to be released from duty. Fire managers report that the 240-acre Brown Fire in the Huachuca (wah-CHOO'kuh') Mountains now is 75 percent contained. The blaze began April 13 and is burning in brush and timber in steep and rugged terrain.

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police are looking for two men suspected of robbing nearly a dozen Phoenix-area pharmacies at gunpoint since last summer. Police say the men are accused of threatening pharmacists with a handgun to get oxycodone. They say the most recent robbery was April 5. Police describe one robber as Hispanic and in his mid-20s to 30 years old. They say the other is black and the same age.

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say the brother of a suspect in the shooting of an off-duty security guard at a Phoenix bar last month has also been arrested. Police say 22-year-old Max Flores was arrested last week on a murder charge. Authorities say 33-year-old Jesus Rafael Lozano-Vidal died March 14 after a closing-time altercation. They say Max Flores is being charged with committing a felony in which someone was killed.

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