KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - ADOT is making improvements to a stretch of the main highway between Phoenix and Las Vegas. Work started this week to widen a 3-mile segment of U.S. 93, about 20 miles north of Wikieup. The $20 million project includes putting in new lanes for a four-lane divided highway. ADOT says drivers should take into account 10 to 15 minutes of extra travel time.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House has approved a plan to spend millions on a software program schools will use to teach children who don't speak English as their primary language. The measure requires the state to take bids and have the system in place by next year. Republican Rep. Heather Carter strongly opposed the bill, saying it includes a "blank check" to spend millions on a program that pushes one education priority over others.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson police say a gun lost by an officer has been recovered. A statement released by the department announcing the recovery of the Glock handgun doesn't disclose details. Police had said that an officer who helped locate a purse-snatching and shoplifting suspect following a foot chase Monday discovered that his service weapon had been dislodged from his holster.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities at the Arizona-Mexico border have seized what's believed to be the pelt of a large ocelot, which is an endangered species. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Mariposa Port found a tanned hide inside a motorhome during an inspection Monday. The unidentified owner told the specialists that he was given the pelt by a friend in Mexico.
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