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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MST

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PHOENIX (AP) - State health officials say there have been at least 523 pneumonia and flu deaths in Arizona so far during the current flu season, adding to over 200 more than at the same time last season. The state Department of Health Service says many flu-related deaths are due to complications of flu infections such as pneumonia and that death certificates infrequently list influenza itself as the cause of death.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State University police say a former student has been arrested and is accused of making threats against people in the university's athletics program. Police say they learned of the threats at noon Friday and arrested 20-year-old Edward Robinson eight hours later without incident at an off-campus location.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Avondale are searching for suspects who fired weapons in a restaurant parking lot, leading to a nearby high school to go into lockdown. Avondale police spokesman Ray Emmett says officers responded to a report of shots fired outside a Dairy Queen on Friday afternoon. An altercation occurred between two vehicles with shots being fired from both cars. There were no injuries.

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's state government continues to collect more revenue than expected when lawmakers drafted the current budget last spring. The latest monthly report by the Legislature's budget staff says revenue through January totaled nearly $250 million more than forecast and that the monthly gain is due mostly to the individual income tax.

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