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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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The discovery of what's called a suspicious package in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Tucson has prompted the closure of two adjacent streets during the morning commute. Police Sgt. Chris Widmer says the bomb squad is on the scene evaluating the package. The courthouse is located on the southwest corner of Congress and Grenada.

PHOENIX (AP) - State prosecutors are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to order the execution of a man sentenced to death for killing his estranged girlfriend and her father in Pima County in 1989. The Attorney General's Office is seeking a warrant scheduling the execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood III for killing of Debra and Eugene Dietz.

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is due to be sentenced today for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. Authorities say Washington choked the woman and caused a fall that broke her collarbone.

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) - Fire restrictions are now in effect on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests of Arizona. Managers say campfires and coal and wood stoves are allowed only in developed campgrounds, and smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles and developed campgrounds or areas clear of flammable material.

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