PHOENIX (AP) - A 92-year-old Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility is scheduled to be arraigned. The hearing Thursday will mark Anna Mae Blessing's second court appearance since the July 2 shooting death of 72-year-old Thomas Blessing at the Fountain Hills home they shared. Anna Blessing is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former government contractor has been convicted of stealing and selling U.S. military equipment from his Arizona home. The U.S. attorney's office in Arizona says 38-year-old Michael Dale Gilbert, of Young, was found guilty Wednesday of three counts of theft and unauthorized sale of government property. He also was convicted on one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. He will be sentenced Oct. 9.
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona murder suspect who fled the country 15 years ago is being held without bond in Phoenix after being extradited from Argentina. Federal authorities say 46-year-old Paul Eischeid had fought his extradition for seven years before exhausting all his appeals with the Argentina government's legal system by last month. The 46-year-old Eischeid was arrested in 2003 after being indicted for drug trafficking and other violations. He also was suspected in the 2001 murder of a Mesa mother of six.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The University of Arizona says two federal grants totaling $3.9 million will help bolster training of students to provide health care in rural communities and other areas deemed to be underserved. Officials say the grants provided for the Arizona Health Education Centers and the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grants will provide hands-on training opportunities for students who will become future clinicians.
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