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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MST

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada sheriff says authorities still don't have a clue why an out-of-work Arizona nurse blew up a friend's house two years ago in the tiny southern Nevada town of Panaca. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Glenn Franklin Jones drove 250 miles to the home of his former co-worker, lit the fuses on two bombs, and killed himself before the explosion. The bombing destroyed the house, but everyone inside escaped. Jones was the only casualty.

PHOENIX (AP) - Firefighters in Phoenix have rescued five people off mountains in separate incidents with most involving heat-related issues. Four of the distress calls came within a 90-minute span Sunday. Crews helped a 33-year-old man with an ankle injury on Camelback Mountain about 9:15 a.m. He was treated at a hospital for heat-related symptoms. Firefighters then were called to Pima Canyon Trail on South Mountain after a 43-year-old woman ran out of water and was experiencing vertigo.

PHOENIX (AP) - School-choice supporters won legislative passage of a 2017 law to expand Arizona's voucher program, but some now aren't sure whether they want voters to approve or reject a referendum that will decide the law's fate. The Arizona Capitol Times reports the expansion supporters' unease stems from a 20-year-old state constitutional provision under which voter approval of the expansion law apparently would virtually lock in its provisions, including a 30,000-student enrollment cap.

PHOENIX (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a man in a swimming pool at a Phoenix apartment complex. Phoenix firefighters responded to the scene about 11 p.m. Saturday after an adult was reportedly found at the bottom of the pool. He was pronounced dead after firefighters pulled his body out of the water. The name and age of the man haven't been released yet. Police say there was no obvious sign of foul play and their investigation is continuing.

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