PHOENIX — Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A Flagstaff man celebrated for the humanity showcased in his photographs and deep connections with Native people has died. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. With AP Photos.


Clinics and hospital emergency rooms across Arizona are crowded with flu patients seeking treatment. The latest statewide figures released by the Arizona Department of Health had 7,978 cases of flu reported so far this flu season, compared with 834 during the same period a year earlier. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 440 words.


WASHINGTON — Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue. By Alan Fram and Ken Thomas. SENT: 1,040 words, AP Photos.


LOS ANGELES — Immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores before dawn Wednesday to begin checking on employees’ immigration status in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump’s presidency. The action appears to open a new front in Trump’s expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests. SENT: 750 words.


— HOUSE-ARIZONA ELECTION: The race for the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks is taking shape, with hopefuls facing a deadline to submit qualifying signatures.

— WIFE SHOOTS HUSBAND: Authorities say a Yavapai County woman fatally shot her husband in the head and then spent two days running errands, including praying at church.

— JAIL DETAINEE MISTAKENLY RELEASED: Mohave County authorities are searching for a woman who was mistakenly released from jail.

— PHOENIX-POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say a suspect has been seriously wounded after a shooting involving Phoenix police.

— 101-YEAR-OLD RUN OVER: A 101-year-old woman has died after being run over by a car in a Prescott Valley grocery store’s parking lot.

— FIVE-VEHICLE WRECK-TWO DEAD: Authorities say two drivers who stopped along an Arizona highway to help following an accident were killed when struck by a tractor-trailer rig changing lanes because of the stopped vehicles.

— ARIZONA WEATHER: Snowfall in Flagstaff area delayed school openings in the northern Arizona city and closed Interstate 40 near Williams for several hours, while heavy rain helped cause a fatal wreck in north-central Arizona.

— SMUGGLING-CONCEALED DRUGS: Two Phoenix women were arrested at an Interstate 19 checkpoint in southern Arizona when found to have packages of pills hidden in their clothing.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-CAMPUSES: The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s ruling that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but the state Legislature can’t make it a crime.

— MULE DEER DOES POACHING: Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say they’re investigating another poaching case.



Arizona coach Sean Miller said he has a hard time reaching this year’s team following a road loss to unranked Colorado. Look for the Wildcats to play hard this week against Oregon. SENT: 430 words.


If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at or 877-836-9477.