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

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The DPS says officers successfully stopped a wrong-way driver on a Mesa freeway early this morning. Officers say several 911 callers reported the wrong-way driver traveling east in westbound lanes of State Route 202. Several officers tried to stop the vehicle before it finally stopped just before going head-on with a DPS vehicle. The 24-year-old driver was arrested.

PHOENIX (AP) - An excessive heat warning is posted today for the Phoenix area, south-central Arizona and much of southwestern Arizona. Forecasters say highs today will range between 110 and 115 degrees in many low desert locations.

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Jan Brewer is asking for a review of the state's execution process after condemned killer Joseph Wood gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before dying. Brewer said late yesterday that she's concerned by how long it took for an administered drug protocol to complete the execution. Brewer says, however, Wood's execution showed justice was carried out.

PHOENIX (AP) - The board that oversees the Arizona State Fair is at least temporarily setting aside its plans to tear down an historic Depression-era building in the face of opposition from preservationists. The Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board voted to shelve plans demolish the Civic Building on the state fairgrounds in Phoenix until further notice.

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