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

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PHOENIX (AP) - Two days after the Phoenix area experienced flooding from heavy monsoon rain, the forecast calls for more showers and thunderstorms with a possibility of more flooding. The National Weather Service also says there's a threat of flooding of low-lying areas and washes in the Phoenix area, as well as in Yavapai and Coconino counties to the north. Some residents are still searching for pets including horses and dogs that were swept away by flooding.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies have identified a man whose body was found in a Peoria irrigation canal earlier this week. He was identified as 35-year-old Rolland Tockey. His hometown wasn't immediately available, but deputies say he was arrested in February on assault and disorderly conduct charges. Investigators consider his death a homicide, saying that the body had wounds consistent with a gunshot.

PHOENIX (AP) - A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ordered the state to immediately increase funding to public schools this budget year by nearly $317 million. The order from Judge Katherine Cooper formalizes a ruling she made last month requiring the state to boost funding to make up for inflation. Gov. Jan Brewer said last month that the state plans to appeal. The judgment could cost more than $1.6 billion over five years.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State University reports record enrollment for the fall semester, with increases in transfers, international students and veterans. ASU officials anticipate an overall enrollment of over 82,000 students, an increase of nearly 8 percent from last year. At the University of Arizona, enrollment is also at record levels. Preliminary figures show approximately 41,800 students are expected for the fall semester, for an increase of nearly 3 percent.

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