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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The death of a man whose body was found in a Peoria irrigation canal is being investigated as a homicide. Investigators believe the man had been shot. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say two passers-by found the body near an intake of a water treatment plant this morning.

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix cactus nursery says it lost nearly all of its stock in yesterday's flash flooding. Cox Cactus Farms co-owner Jessica Cox says floodwaters swept away hundreds of cactuses and other plants. She estimates it will take two years to fully recover from the storm. The National Weather Service said some areas received more rain yesterday than they had all last summer.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson police have found a mortar shell near a busy business corridor. Police shut down the area of Oracle and Wetmore roads for several hours today after someone discovered the mortar shell near several car dealerships. The department posted a picture online that shows a rust-covered mortar shell. It's unclear how long the shell had been there.

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia says criminal and administrative investigations are being conducted into last week's officer-involved fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman. Garcia also has asked the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to independently review the criminal investigation and make the final case decisions.

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