News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press

News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press

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PHOENIX (AP) - A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing today in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona. Sharper is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women in November in Tempe.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House will vote on a Senate bill today that would allow ranchers to kill endangered wolves in self-defense. The bill would allow livestock owners to kill a Mexican wolf if one was caught attacking livestock or a person. Wildlife activists say the bill violates the federal Endangered Species Act.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Police Department is investigating allegations that two on-duty officers were seen playing cards in a patrol car in a downtown parking garage. Sgt. Trent Crump says two officers approached their supervisor and have been reassigned until the investigation is complete. Trump calls the alleged incident unacceptable and embarrassing to the department and its officers.

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by Sierra Vista police last weekend. Sierra Vista police say 40-year-old Lauro Jesus Avechuco was shot Sunday night when a police officer tried to stop a car on Arizona 92 near Golden Acres. A passenger in his car fled and has not yet been found.

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