BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ
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MOTHER’S DAY BAIL OUT
PHOENIX _ A national coalition is spearheading a plan to help dozens of jailed black women around the country spend Mother’s Day with their families. For the third year, the National Bail Out collective has organized Black Mama’s Bail Out as part of an ongoing effort to highlight how the bail system leaves a disproportionate number of minorities stuck in jail before they’ve even been tried. By Terry Tang. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
MCALLEN, Texas — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials at the McAllen Border Patrol Station that the Pentagon would not withdraw its military support prematurely. By Robert Burns. SENT: 850 words, photos.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila’s family has worked in the wine industry of California’s Napa Valley in some form. He went to college on a baseball scholarship but the passion of flowery aromas and crisp peach flavor remained in his soul and he eventually got a degree in fermentation sciences. His dream: His own vineyard. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 540 words, photos.
_ POLICE SHOOTING-COCONNO COUNTY: The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says a gun-wielding man was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy during an encounter with deputies responding to a domestic violence report.
_ TEEN KILLED-STOLEN TRUCK: Authorities say a 16-year-old girl killed in a rollover wreck on Interstate 10 in Phoenix was not wearing a seat belt, did not have a driver’s license and was driving a stolen truck at high speed when she lost control.
_ TRUCK STOP SLAYINGS-SUSPECT: A former long haul trucker whom authorities say is linked by DNA to slayings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois has been ordered hospitalized at a psychiatric facility to determine if he’s mentally competent to stand trial on rape charges outside Cleveland.
TUCSON, Ariz. _ Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. He died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family and the university said. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. SENT: 380 words, photos.
PHOENIX _ The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in the third game of series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m. MST.
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