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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MST

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Thousands of acres of national forest land near Flagstaff could be transferred to the state under a proposed exchange as part of an effort to meet a federal commitment to the Hopi Tribe. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that in exchange for federal land, the state would provide large tracts of land elsewhere in northern Arizona to the Hopi Tribe under a 1996 agreement approved by Congress to resolve a long-festering dispute with the Navajo Nation.

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.

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