News archive from 2 May 2017

Former Mesa gymnastics coach pleads guilty to sex crimes with minor

Former Mesa gymnastics coach pleads guilty to sex crimes with minor

A former gymnastics coach in Mesa pleaded guilty to charges of sexual and attempted sexual conduct with a minor during an appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday. Nolan Knuckles pleaded guilty to one count of sexual conduct with a minor...

 

Woman arrested for angrily stomping on car windshield in Cullman parking lot

Cullman police have arrested a woman who kick in the windshield of a car Monday afternoon. A video showing Barbara Emily Lowery, 24, destroying the windshield went viral after it was posted on Twitter by Scott Sams. In the video, you can see Lowery...

 

Woman arrested for angrily stomping on car windshield in Cullman parking lot

Cullman police have arrested a woman who kick in the windshield of a car Monday afternoon. A video showing Barbara Emily Lowery, 24, destroying the windshield went viral after it was posted on Twitter by Scott Sams. In the video, you can see Lowery...

 

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks 'seriously considering' run for Senate

A final decision is still more than two weeks away but U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks may well run for the Senate later this year. The Republican Brooks, in his fourth term in the House of Representatives, told AL.com on Monday that he is "seriously...

 

Bill would extend graduation opportunity for students who fail 2 STAAR tests

AUSTIN -- The state Senate on Monday agreed to extend a program that lets Texas high school students who fail two state standardized tests to graduate anyway. Senate Bill 463 by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would allow a school committee made up of...

Chron, 19:15 in Politics
 

Arizona State baseball hosts Stanford, softball hosts Cal

This page is for coverage of Arizona State baseball and softball for the week of May 1-7. This week, ASU baseball hosts Stanford, while ASU softball hosts Cal. After this weekend, ASU baseball plays eight of its final 11 games on the road, while...

AZCentral, 19:28 in Sport
 

1 of 2 escaped inmates from Barbour County captured in Deatsville

The U.S. Marshalls have captured one of the two inmates who escaped from a Barbour County work release center last week. Bobby Lee Taylor, 38, was arrested Monday after a tip led authorities to an address in Deatsville where Taylor was hiding. He was...

 

Arizona Diamondbacks figuring out when it's best to rest

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBA.J. Pollock on controversial play: "You guys saw the replay" | 1:41Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock speaks about the controversial call that went...

AZCentral, 19:53 in Sport
 

Eclipse photo on new U.S. stamp was taken by Arizonan known as 'Mr. Eclipse'

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Even the United States Postal Service is gearing up for the rare solar eclipse craze with a stamp that changes when you touch it. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more. An Arizona man is behind the image on a new,...

 

Sun City man arrested in wife's shooting

A Sun City man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and critically injuring his wife during a domestic dispute Sunday.  Karl LePak, 52, was booked on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after his wife was shot in...

 

Australian Talbot arrives to help Phoenix Mercury replace retired Aussie Taylor

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Camille Little talks about joining the Phoenix Mercury at the start of at training camp. Video: Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports Occasionally the master plan works perfectly. The Phoenix Mercury drafted Stephanie Talbot...

AZCentral, 20:32 in Sport
 
Watchdog groups worry 'revolving door' bill is being gutted

Watchdog groups worry 'revolving door' bill is being gutted

AUSTIN – When state Rep. Charlie Geren filed a bill to ban former legislators from becoming lobbyists for two years, Hugh Brady offered another way to try to stop the revolving door. Brady, director of the Legislative Lawyering Clinic at The...

Chron, 21:09 in Politics
 

Opening statements made in Phoenix double-murder case

The former girlfriend of a man accused of killing two people then burying them in the backyard of his mother's home will be the key witness against him, a prosecutor told a jury Monday during opening statements in a double-murder trial. Maricopa...

 

Basha football players learning to keep pace with new coach Rich Wellbrock

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Coach Rich Wellbrock is keeping the pace quick for his new Basha football players at spring practice on Monday. Richard Obert/azcentral sports Rich Wellbrock is used to the 130-something football players who showed up...

AZCentral, 22:32 in Sport
 

Arizona couple identified in New Mexico Walmart double shooting

GALLUP, N.M. — The victims of a double shooting at a Walmart in New Mexico have been identified as a couple from Arizona. The Gallup Independent reported Thursday that the victims are 70-year-old Virginia Leichliter and 70-year-old Gary Crakow. The...

 

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