News archive from 2 March 2017

Chickasaw police search for 19-year-old who went missing almost 3 weeks ago

Chickasaw police are looking for a 19-year-old who went missing for almost three weeks ago. Dalton Eric Mizelle was last seen leaving his residence on Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. Police said he was getting into a small, black pickup truck. The vehicle's make...

 

Gulf Shores students recovering, improving after Tuesday's Mardi Gras parade crash

At least two of the three students who remain hospitalized from Tuesday's crash at the front of a Mardi Gras parade in Gulf Shores are showing signs of improvement, Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler said Wednesday. The two students, a...

 
City 'pauses' police body camera rollout over battery questions

City 'pauses' police body camera rollout over battery questions

Hours Police Chief Art Acevedo blasted the city's body-worn camera provider, WatchGuard Video, on Wednesday, saying issues with battery life have lead him to slow the city's ongoing rollout of 4,100 cameras. "I think they think I'm their...

Chron, 19:14 in Politics
 
Final Super 10: Best high school girls basketball teams of 2016-17 season

Final Super 10: Best high school girls basketball teams of 2016-17 season

Imagine if Arizona had an open division in girls basketball. Who knows if 5A champion Gilbert Mesquite gets even with 4A champ Chandler Seton Catholic in the final? And what about 6A champion Surprise Valley Vista? It lost by seven early in the season...

AZCentral, 19:24 in Sport
 

Hot dog restaurant owner out on $50,000 bail for Decatur murder charge

After 252 days behind bars on a murder charge, the owner of Decatur's Downtown Dawgs restaurant has been released on $50,000 bail. Scott Dutton, 34, was released today from the Morgan County Jail. The business owner had been held without bail since he...

 
Lawyers sue Chinese authorities for not getting rid of smog

Lawyers sue Chinese authorities for not getting rid of smog

BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer Cheng Hai has an itemized list of compensation demands from Beijing authorities over the city's smog: 65 yuan ($9) for having to buy face masks, 100 yuan ($15) for seeing a doctor for a sore throat and 9,999 yuan ($1,500) for...

Chron, 19:56 in Health
 
Boivin: Debate about gay athletes calls for compassion

Boivin: Debate about gay athletes calls for compassion

Fifteen years ago, when Suns rookie Amar’e Stoudemire moved into his first Phoenix home, a neighbor welcomed him with a plate of cookies. Unsure of how to respond, the 19-year-old improvised and delivered a pair of signed basketball shoes. If only...

AZCentral, 20:24 in Sport
 
Auditor General: Arizona classroom spending slightly declines

Auditor General: Arizona classroom spending slightly declines

Classroom spending trended downward slightly last year among Arizona's school districts, according to findings from a state report released Wednesday. But the state's school districts are disputing the report. An annual classroom spending...

 
Feds seek ideas to keep Navajo Generating Station in Arizona open

Feds seek ideas to keep Navajo Generating Station in Arizona open

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Mine employees and officials talk about the possible closure of the Kayenta Mine. Mark Henle/azcentral.com Officials met in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to address a lease extension to avoid shutting down the Navajo...

 

Sen. McConnell: Hope to replace ObamaCare in 'next month to six weeks'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News' "The First 100 Days" that he hopes to see action on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare "within the next month to six weeks." McConnell told host Martha...

Fox News, 21:35 in Politics
 

New ASU football facility will be 'game-changer'

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham and construction team members lead a media tour of the new football building being built in the north end zone of Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tom...

AZCentral, 21:38 in Sport
 

Arizona Wildcats won't cry 'SOS' next year, thanks to improved non-conference schedule

TUCSON – Regardless of what happens next week in the Pac-12 Tournament, the Arizona Wildcats can at least partly blame Las Vegas for a blemish on their Selection Sunday resume. UA has only the No. 123-ranked non-conference strength of schedule,...

AZCentral, 21:48 in Sport
 
Tempe Town Lake closed as storm runoff brings debris

Tempe Town Lake closed as storm runoff brings debris

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Thousands of gallons of recent rainwater flows over the Tempe Town Lake dam on March 1, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com Tempe Town Lake is closed indefinitely for boating and other water activities because increased storm...

 

VP Pence: 'No plans' to meet with Putin, Trump will seek common ground with Moscow

Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday that President Trump was "determined to pursue" common ground with Russia, but noted that he had no plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

Fox News, 22:04 in Politics
 

Arizona bill would change rules for gathering petition signatures

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Lawmakers want to change the way signatures are gathered on the ballot in Arizona. It takes at least 152,000 voter signatures to put an initiative on the Arizona ballot. But a proposal now halfway through the legislative...

 

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