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

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. Joseph Wood, who was convicted of murder in the 1989 shooting deaths of his estranged girlfriend and her father, is expected to be executed today. Wood argued he has a First Amendment right to the details such as how the state developed its method for legal injections.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A federal judge in Tucson has started a trial to decide whether the federal government must pay damages to a Mexican citizen who was shot and wounded by a Border Patrol agent near Nogales in 2010. A suit filed on behalf of Jesus Romo contends the agent shot Romo in the back as he attempted to flee back toward Mexico in 2010.

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) - The school district that serves Yarnell has been struggling with declining property values and enrollment since last year's Yarnell Hill Fire. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter says the Model Creek School had a $150,000 budget deficit. It's the only school in the Yarnell Elementary School District. The district is considering a four-day school schedule to save money.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson's $197 million streetcar system will start running Friday. Rides on the nearly 4-mile line will be free for the first three days. Then it will cost $1.50 to ride one way or $4 for an all-day pass. Construction began in 2012 on the Sun Link.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow