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Deliberations to resume in Glendale police killing

PHOENIX (AP) - A Maricopa County Superior Court jury is to resume deliberations Monday in the murder trial of an Arizona man accused of shooting a Glendale police officer during a 2007 traffic stop.

The jury began deliberating Thursday in the trial of 40-year-old Bryan Wayne Hulsey but recessed for the weekend without reaching a verdict.

Hulsey is charged with killing police officer Anthony Holly in February 2007.

Hulsey was a passenger in a vehicle that had been pulled over for speeding and not having a license plate.

Holly was there to serve as backup to another officer who made the stop.

Hulsey is also charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Defense attorneys have denied Hulsey killed Holly and suggested that Holly was unintentionally shot by the officer who pulled over the vehicle.


Phoenix police motorcycle officer hurt in accident

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a collision with another vehicle.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the accident occurred Sunday night at an intersection where the other vehicle reportedly was turning.

Thompson says the officer's injuries apparently are not life-threatening.

No additional details are immediately available.


Ruling disallows probation ban on medical pot use

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.

A split ruling issued Friday by a three-judge state Court of Appeals panel in Tucson overturns a Cochise County Superior Court judge's order that a drug-case probationer not use medical marijuana.

The probationer had agreed to a plea agreement that included the prohibition but later tried to changed.

The panel's majority ruling says judges can normally prohibit use of marijuana as a term of probation. But the majority ruling says that authority must bow to the medical marijuana law's provision that exempts use of marijuana for medical purposes from criminal laws.

A dissenting judge disagreed, citing the probationer's acceptance of the terms of his probation.


Monday deadline to register for Arizona primary

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Secretary of Secretary's Office is holding a voter registration drive on Monday, the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 26 primary election.

The office's registration drive will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. inside the Executive Tower near 19th Avenue between Adams and Jefferson streets about a mile west of downtown Phoenix.

To be eligible to register, a person must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Arizona and at least 18 years old.

People also can register online at the office's website - - and at county offices around the state.


UA donors slow to give for president's office


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - University of Arizona officials say donations to renovate a new executive office suite used by the school's president have been hard to come by.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the school has only raised $2.7 million for the office at Old Main, the Tucson campus' 1891 landmark building, since April 2013.

Some alumni say they don't see why money should be spent on moving President Ann Weaver Hart and her staff from their current offices into the suite.

Chris Sigurdson, a spokesman for Hart, says most people think the move is a natural fit.

The suite was approved by a UA board for a $13 renovation on the condition it be paid entirely with donations.

The approval came shortly after Hart's hiring in 2012.


Arizona college nursing program on probation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The nursing program at Coconino Community College has been placed on probation.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the Arizona State Board of Nursing has enforced an 18-month probation period.

The decision was issued July 10 after the board found eight violations of the Nurse Practice Act.

The allegations include insufficient instruction in pediatric nursing before patient contact, a faulty staffing ratio and inadequate documentation of evaluations of certain clinic faculty.

College officials say the staffing should be in compliance as the program goes from 80 to 40 students by spring 2016 because of budget cuts.

The violations arose after students complained to the board in December.

Officials at Flagstaff Medical Center, which gives $100,000 annually to the program, say they have confidence in the college.

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