News archive from 1 May 2016

Canarsie, Brooklyn, rebuilds Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes with help from more than 100 volunteers

Canarsie, Brooklyn, rebuilds Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes with help from more than 100 volunteers

The effects of Hurricane Sandy can still be felt in an often overlooked corner of Brooklyn. Parts of Canarsie were ravaged by flood waters that streets, destroyed belongings and left basements a mess. On Saturday, more than a hundred volunteers with...

 
Prince's death, Day 10: Sports anchor fired for tribute

Prince's death, Day 10: Sports anchor fired for tribute

The latest on the investigation into the singer's death, his estate and tributes: 6:19 p.m. ET: A Nashville TV sports anchor says he was fired for his on-air Prince tribute the night of the singer's death, The Tennessean reports. On April 21, WZTV...

 

Railbelt utilties' rivalries are wasting millions of dollars

Alaska’s Southcentral power utilities built at least one power plant over the past few years that we don’t need, and maybe more. But there is a solution to make the best of it and prevent similar mistakes. Electric loads in Anchorage have dropped for...

 
NFL draft tracker 2016: Seven-round breakdown on picks

NFL draft tracker 2016: Seven-round breakdown on picks

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books, and we have a full review of all the picks. Take a look back at every selection from 1-253, as well as our analysis through the first three rounds. 1. Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee Titans) – Jared Goff, QB,...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 
10th Dallas Book Festival offers a daylong sense of surprise

10th Dallas Book Festival offers a daylong sense of surprise

It was hardly surprising that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright drew a capacity crowd to his appearance at Saturday’s 10th annual Dallas Book Festival, nor was it surprising that so many of the stories he shared provoked the reactions they...

 
5 more local high school products taken in NFL draft

5 more local high school products taken in NFL draft

After being chosen in the fourth round Saturday by the Green Bay Packers, former Tucson Santa Rita and Oro Valley Canyon del Oro linebacker Blake Martinez posted on Instagram a picture with his family, saying, "Such an honor to be apart of the...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport
 
Children living in lower-income areas are more susceptible to asthma

Children living in lower-income areas are more susceptible to asthma

Children in the state’s lower-income urban communities suffer more serious bouts of asthma caused by dirty air and other pollutants – despite decades of state and local monitoring and repeated concerns that air in their neighborhoods is dangerous to...

 
One man dead in Pinal officer- involved shooting

One man dead in Pinal officer- involved shooting

A Pinal County man was killed in San Tan Valley Friday during a shooting with sheriff's deputies investigating a hit-and-run accident. The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Combs and Rittenhouse roads after the suspect had...

 
Footage of flippant Del Taco manager in Peoria goes viral

Footage of flippant Del Taco manager in Peoria goes viral

A viral video of a flippant Del Taco manager confronting customers at a drive-through window has made the rounds on various social-media channels this week, resulting in the dismissal of the manager, the fast-food chain says. The video, shot in...

 
Phoenix crash: Mother, baby in critical condition after emergency C-section

Phoenix crash: Mother, baby in critical condition after emergency C-section

A late-night crash in west Phoenix on Friday forced doctors to perform an emergency C-section on a woman who was eight months pregnant to save her baby's life. Phoenix police said the crash occurred at about 11 p.m. in the area of Thomas Road and 49th...

 
Missing 9-month-old baby, mother found in Sedona area

Missing 9-month-old baby, mother found in Sedona area

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office have found a Verde Valley woman and her 9-month-old daughter "are OK" after an Amber Alert was issued Saturday morning. Sheriff's deputies located 33-year-old Belinda Marie Hartman and her daughter Tori...

 
Surprise considering bond measure for new fire stations, recreation centers

Surprise considering bond measure for new fire stations, recreation centers

Surprise residents could soon have a new recreation center, aquatic facility and pickleball court — but only if they vote to hike their property taxes by about 65 percent. The Surprise City Council is considering whether to put a bond before residents...

 

Man shot, killed in front yard, neighbor charged in his death, Florence police say

A former corrections officer was shot and killed Friday afternoon by his next door neighbor, according to Florence police and media reports. Charles Hugh Perkins, 77, of Florence was shot and killed in the front yard of his home in the 200 block of...

 
North Phoenix ATV crash kills 2

North Phoenix ATV crash kills 2

Phoenix police are investigating a fatal ATV crash in north Phoenix that killed two people. Both victims were described as being in their early twenties and were discovered dead by a passerby in the area of North 52nd Street and East Jomax Road. It...

 
Arizona public schools send special-needs students to private schools

Arizona public schools send special-needs students to private schools

Kerry Thomas is a mother of eight kids, seven of whom have different disabilities. The Buckeye Elementary School District near Thomas' house, like all school districts, is required by law to provide free and adequate education to all of...

 

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