PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge is ordering Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to immediately issue a statement correcting mischaracterizations his staff made about court findings in a racial profiling case. The judge last year concluded Arpaio's office systematically racially profiled Latinos in its immigration and regular traffic patrols. In the past month, two sheriff's officials admitted to erroneously summarizing Snow's findings.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A suspected bank robber has been fatally shot by Tucson police on the city's south side. Police say the officer-involved shooting happened yesterday outside a Wells Fargo branch on 22nd Street. The armed man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn't immediately released.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited "aggressive" panhandling. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills would have made it a misdemeanor offense to aggressively solicit someone in a public place. Brewer said she vetoed the bill because it was unclear how panhandling is statewide issue, and because cities and towns would more effectively deal with such problems.
SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) - The list of agencies enacting fire restrictions in Arizona is growing. Coconino County and the State Forestry Division are joining Prescott, Flagstaff and northern Arizona forests in limiting where people can smoke and build fires, starting today. Officials say the potential is high for wildfires, and they're seeking the public's help to prevent the blazes.
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