FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin has a razor-thin lead over rancher Gary Kiehne for the Republican nomination in the 1st Congressional District. As of yesterday, Tobin led by 346 votes. Some ballots have yet to be counted. The winner will face Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in the November general election.
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman who left her two children in a hot car while she attended a job interview has regained custody of her two children. Shanesha Taylor only had visitation rights to her two young sons after her March 20 arrest. Maricopa County prosecutors agreed to dismiss abuse charges against the 35-year-old single mother if she successfully completes a diversion program.
PHOENIX (AP) - Gasoline prices around Arizona are lower at the pumps for the eighth consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.43 a gallon heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend. That's more than 2 cents lower than last week. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.29 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.68.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A passing police officer spotted smoke and flames coming from an Avondale home and alerted occupants who were able to get out before fire destroyed the residence. Sgt. Brandon Busse says no one in the home immediately responded so the officer broke a window and attempted to kick open the front door. A man then came to the door, and the officer was able to get the residents outside.
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