News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated - Tucson News Now

News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. MST

PHOENIX (AP) - A Christian minister seeking the congressional seat of a disgraced Arizona congressman is labeling reports that that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash." Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro attacked the news reports, but didn't deny receiving the texts. Montenegro is one of 12 Republicans running in a Feb. 27 primary to replace U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. He resigned in December.

PHOENIX (AP) - Police are investigating after gunfire erupted in west Phoenix, leaving three men dead and the suspect critically wounded. According to police, officers were called to the suspect's home late Wednesday afternoon in response to a domestic violence dispute.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Another winter storm will move across northern Arizona on Thursday and Friday, with parts of Interstates 17 and 40 affected by blowing and drifting snow. The National Weather Service says windy conditions Thursday will be followed Thursday night and Friday by snowfall accompanied by cold temperatures. Forecasters say light to moderate accumulations of snow are expected above 5,000 feet, with snow levels nearly down to valley floors by late Friday.

(AP) - Thousands of students in Florida and many others at dozens of high schools across the country have walked out of class to protest gun violence and to honor the victims of last week's massacre in Florida. Some of Wednesday's protests lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Impromptu planning for demonstrations stretching from Arizona to Maine was shared on social media.

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