Ducey touts law enforcement at border
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is touting his role in bringing together multiple law enforcement agencies to combat crime at the border.
Ducey on Wednesday held an event with leaders of the Border Strike Force, along with guns and drugs seized during their operations. The collaboration started in 2015 to bring together local, state, tribal and federal authorities to target borderrelated crimes.
Ducey insisted his appearance wasn’t part of his re-election campaign. But he’s been vocal about his role as a border state governor on the campaign trail and has come out strong against calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Three Democrats running in a primary who hope to unseat Ducey say they’ll remove National Guard troops from the border, while Ducey has stood by his decision to send them.
Fire guts Phx. supermarket after roof collapses
PHOENIX — A threealarm fire gutted a supermarket in west-central Phoenix during a monsoon storm Wednesday evening and authorities were trying to determine if the building was struck by lightning.
There was no immediate report of any injuries and fire officials said nobody was in the supermarket when they arrived on the scene.
Crews from the Glendale and Phoenix fire departments battled the blaze for hours after it broke out around 6 p.m.
More than an inch of rain had fallen in a 45-minute span in the proximity of the Safeway store on 35th and Northern avenues before the fire.
Phoenix Fire crews say they responded to a report of a roof collapse at the supermarket with a possible fire associated with the collapse reportedly in the back of the large store.
Television footage showed the supermarket completely engulfed in flames with a huge plume of black smoke visible for miles over the city.
GOV. DOUG DUCEY