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Girls suffer heat exhaustion waiting for concert

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Tempe police say several girls passed out from heat exhaustion while waiting for the doors to open at the Marquee Theater for a concert Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Mike Pooley tells the Arizona Republic that an estimated 1,300 girls, ages 13 to 15, waited outside the doors of the venue for the DigiTour concert in temperatures of up to 107 degrees.

Pooley said that when the venue opened its doors at 3 p.m., the girls all rushed all at once, causing minor injuries.

Pooley said that the venue's staff called police for help. Firefighters arrived and treated the girls who had passed out from the heat and several others for dehydration.

No serious injuries were reported, he said.

The DigiTour's website says the event is a touring music and social-media festival.


1 dead in early morning Phoenix shooting

PHOENIX (AP) - Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly opened fire outside a south Phoenix home, leaving one man dead and a woman injured.

Officer James Holmes says a police sergeant on patrol near 40th Street and Southern Avenue heard multiple gunshots around 3:15 a.m.

Holmes says the sergeant discovered a man and a woman hurt in a front yard.

Authorities say the 35-year-old man, who was shot in the torso, later died at a hospital. The 28-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her upper arm and is expected to survive.

Police say the couple and a third person arrived at the home in a car when the male victim got into an argument with two men.

They say one or both of the men shot at the victims.


Navajo Supreme Court dismisses speaker's appeal

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has dismissed a tribal leader's appeal of a lower court decision that allowed his colleagues to put him on administrative leave.

The Farmington Daily Times reported Saturday that the court dismissed the appeal of Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize on Aug. 22 because he did not file required paperwork in time.

According to the two-page ruling, the lower court record and transcripts of the proceedings were never submitted before the Aug. 18 deadline.

Naize filed the appeal July 18 in response to a Window Rock District Court judge's denial of a preliminary injunction to stop the council's actions.

The council stripped Naize of his administrative duties months after he was charged in a criminal case.

Naize says their decision denied him due process.


Phoenix man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend.

Officer James Holmes says authorities located 55-year-old Gary Michaels on Saturday and plan to charge him in the murder of Shannon Leshin.

Holmes says police responded to a west Phoenix home around 12:45 p.m. and found 48-year-old Leshin with a stab wound in her upper body.

She was pronounced dead shortly after.

A witness in the home told police that she saw Leshin speaking with her ex-boyfriend, 55-year-old Gary Michaels, on Friday night.

The witness woke up Saturday and found Leshin in her bedroom and Michaels gone.


Retired Phoenix officer arrested for child porn

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a retired sergeant has been arrested for allegedly possessing images of child pornography in his home.

Sgt. Steve Martos said Saturday that 61-year-old Robert Carrillo is facing 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

A police task force investigating Internet crimes related to children executed a search warrant at Carrillo's Chandler residence on Friday.

Martos says detectives found "a large number of images" and detained Carrillo.

He declined to answer questions from police.

Martos says Carrillo was booked into jail but it was not known if he had an attorney.

According to Martos, Carrillo retired this year after 37 years with the department.


Officials disagree about Wright school's future

PHOENIX (AP) - The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's quest for a way to keep its accreditation status has school board members at odds with the foundation operating it.

The Scottsdale-based Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced last week it would not independently incorporate the school as a way to stay accredited.

The Higher Learning Commission changed its by-laws in 2012 to prohibit accreditation for schools that are operating divisions of a larger organization.

The school's governing board says the program may have to shut down when its accreditation expires in 2017 if a solution can't be found.

Foundation President Sean Malone says he disagrees with the board and that the school is optimistic about partnering with another accredited university.

The school needs an accreditation to offer a Master of Architecture degree.


Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's the corporate equivalent of high-stakes poker.

Tesla Motors has five states bidding to attract a $5 billion factory that will make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The winner is expected to offer publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.

And the package could be far more, because the states don't know what their competitors are offering.

So far, Tesla has done initial work on a potential site in Nevada. But the company will prepare at least one other before making a final decision by year's end.

That leaves California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico wondering what they can do to be a finalist.

So far, the states have passed tax breaks, promised worker-training funds or proposed shelving environmental regulations that could slow the factory's construction.


2 men die in head-on crash in southern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say two drivers are dead following a head-on crash on U.S. 89 in southern Utah.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the crash occurred near Big Water in Kane County not far from the Arizona border shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Deseret News reports that a northbound sedan driven by 53-year-old Jay Russell of Page, Arizona, collided with a southbound sedan driven by 78-year-old Richard Nutt of Douglas, Georgia.

The patrol says the men were the only occupants of their vehicles.

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