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) - Flash flood watches are in effect for most of Arizona today as moisture from Tropical Storm Odile (oh-DEEL') begins moving its way northward across the desert Southwest. The National Weather Service says heavy rain is expected this week across most of the state, including the Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff areas.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Crews are cleaning up after 39 cars derailed from a Union Pacific freight train near Picacho (pih-KAH'-cho) Peak last night. The derailment's cause isn't immediately known, but UP spokesman Mark Davis says the train crew had reported shortly before the derailment that it was slowing the train because of rain.

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - An Army Reserve military intelligence headquarters unit is moving from Rhode Island to southern Arizona's Fort Huachuca (wah-CHU'-kuh). The announcement says the move transfers 72 positions, including 58 positions for part-time reservists who participate in monthly drills and two weeks of annual training.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State coach Todd Graham and athletic director Ray Anderson are donating a total of $1 million to a fundraising campaign to renovate Sun Devil Stadium. ASU says the donations are the largest gifts in school history by athletic department employees. Arizona State began a $50 million fundraising campaign earlier this year for the $225 million project.

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