News archive from 3 February 2018

Sell me Mrs. Rita? Iconic Tempe psychic's house for sale

Iconic psychic Mrs. Rita apparently didn’t see this one in the tarot cards. Her longtime downtown Tempe house is on the market for $2.9 million. "Mrs. Rita" became famous when the Tempe band Gin Blossoms named a song after her in 1992. She...


Bickley: Bubba Watson finding his game and forgiveness at Waste Management Phoenix Open

Life isn't always fairways and green jackets. Bubba Watson knows better than anyone. This time, he has no complaints. He just received his championship ring from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, a Class AA baseball team that is now part of his investment...

AZCentral, 19:13 in Sport

Police discover apparent murder-suicide while conducting welfare check

CLOSE Readers can send news tips to via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. Phoenix Police Department detectives are investigating the deaths of two people in an apparent murder-suicide, according to a...


Coyotes' Antti Raanta feeling 'better' after car accident, will travel with team

With everything that's happened in his first seven-plus months in Arizona, all Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta needs is a close encounter with a rattlesnake for him to start penning his memoir. He's just not sure if the genre will be horror or...

AZCentral, 19:27 in Sport

Arizona Diamondbacks’ payroll continues to climb

CLOSE azcentral sports' Dan Bickley and former Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez catch up in a special edition of our Shot Clock video. The Diamondbacks' signing this week of catcher Alex Avila to a two-year, $8.25 million contract gives them 20...

AZCentral, 19:47 in Sport
Backlash or not, NFL players determined to ramp up their political activism

Backlash or not, NFL players determined to ramp up their political activism

When the final whistle blows at the Super Bowl on Sunday, it will mark the end of one of the most political turbulent years in the National Football League's history and one in which the players have responded by flexing their political muscle in ways...

Chron, 19:51 in Politics

After kick-starting AZ's police opioid plan, Kingman rescuers 'doing the best that we can'

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEA LOOK AT THE OPIOID CRISIS Slippery battle for patients addicted to opioids | 9:01Addiction sneaks up on pain patients in the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history, and their shared battles for recovery are fraught with...


Glendale shooting leaves one man dead, another arrested

A Phoenix man was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting another man at his ex-girlfriend's apartment Thursday night, Glendale police said. David Jiminez Resendiz, 24, was visiting a friend at her apartment, located in the 5700 block of North 59th...


Meet the azcentral team at the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are headed back to Asia for the first time in 20 years and The Arizona Republic/azcentral is sending four staffers to be part of the USA Today Network team in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Jeff MetcalfeMetcalfe is covering his 14th...

AZCentral, 20:00 in Sport

Attorney: Plea deal in works for teen accused in Hamilton assault case

A criminal case against a teenager charged as an adult in connection with a sexual-assault investigation involving Hamilton High School football players is expected to be resolved this spring, the teen's lawyer said Friday. At a court hearing, Cindy...


Golfers keep tradition of give-aways at Waste Management Phoenix Open's famed 16th hole

The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open is known for its party atmosphere, but what's a party without some good favors? It's become a tradition over the years for golfers to hand out gifts to fans in the grandstands that surround the hole, and Friday was no...

AZCentral, 20:43 in Sport

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson would like to work his day job at a Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - This is the third Super Bowl site at which David Johnson has worked for sponsors, doing such things as interviews on radio row and conducting clinics for kids. Each year, Johnson has dreamed of working his regular job at a Super Bowl:...

AZCentral, 20:43 in Sport

Michael Jordan-owned golf course pollutes St. Lucie River in violation of Florida rules

CLOSE The proposal for an 18-hole golf course, being developed by NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, is under review by the county. Jordan has picked a 226-acre site in Hobe Sound, east of Interstate 95 and north of Bridge Road. LIDIA...

Usa Today, 21:19 in Sport

Is ASU basketball in danger of playing its way out of the NCAA Tournament?

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEASU MEN'S BASKETBALL 2017-2018 SEASON Hurley on loss to Washington | 2:01ASU coach Bobby Hurley speaks after a loss to Washington. SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEASU MEN'S BASKETBALL 2017-2018 SEASON Shot Clock: ASU's tourney...

AZCentral, 21:35 in Sport

Fan favorites rule the day at Waste Management Phoenix Open

As Rickie Fowler left the interview area and Phil Mickelson approached, they paused momentarily to trade compliments and fist bumps. “I'm three (shots) behind you,” Mickelson said. “Gotta get paired with you on Sunday.” “Sounds good to me,” Fowler...

AZCentral, 22:23 in Sport

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