Maricopa County

Number of coronavirus cases in Arizona now up to 18

Mar 16, 2020

Health officials say there are now 18 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Arizona health officials say they have yet to determine how a third patient with the new coronavirus became infected. 

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Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost a bid to erase his criminal conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order.

Authorities say a former state juvenile corrections officer facing sexual exploitation of a minor charges has died in a Phoenix jail two days after being arrested. 

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An Arizona elected official has resigned amid charges he paid women from the Marshall Islands to give up their children for adoption in the U.S. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s resignation Tuesday came after county leaders suspended him.