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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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Lottery says this year marks the most tickets sold in its 33-year history. Officials say the Lottery generated more than $720 million in sales this fiscal year, 4.5 percent higher than the previous year. They say Lottery beneficiaries as a result have received more than $175 million in net funding over the past year. The revenues for winners have risen 33 percent in the past five years.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Border Patrol has installed 10 new rescue beacons in the southern Arizona desert. The beacons allow migrants to push a red button that calls for help in the case of an emergency. The Border Patrol says the beacons help save the lives of migrants who get lost in the desert or wander too long.

PHOENIX (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in federal prison for injuring a baby boy he was babysitting on the Gila River Indian Community. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Christopher Earl Terry also was sentenced yesterday to three years of supervised release following his prison term. Terry pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The National Park Service turns 98 years old Monday and is waiving entry fees across the country in celebration. Getting into the Grand Canyon and other national park units in Arizona will be free. Fees for camping, reservations, tours or use of concessions still apply. The Park Service was established on Aug. 25, 1916 and includes 401 park units.

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