News archive from 3 March 2017

Russell Westbrook's historic season: 5 things to know

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSBooker on Carter's ejection, "chippy" loss in Memphis | 1:28Suns guard Devin Booker discusses Vince Carter's ejection after hitting Booker with an elbow...

AZCentral, 19:00 in Sport
 
Tempe Town Lake reopens; Salt River will still look like river

Tempe Town Lake reopens; Salt River will still look like river

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 The Salt River is behaving like a real river now — with actual water in it. The science behind it is...

 

Ducey proposes $64M to fix lead, mercury, AC issues in Arizona schools

A $600 million infrastructure proposal Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has submitted to President Donald Trump includes tens of millions of dollars to address several public-health and capital-related issues in Arizona schools. The governor's proposed...

 
My Turn: Why I sponsored bill to help build new Arizona Coyotes arena

My Turn: Why I sponsored bill to help build new Arizona Coyotes arena

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and azcentral's Craig Harris discuss the latest on the Coyotes' search for an arena and the Diamondbacks' feud with the county over Chase Field. Senate Bill 1149 “dropped the puck,” so...

AZCentral, 19:25 in Sport
 
Man in critical condition after near-drowning in Scottsdale

Man in critical condition after near-drowning in Scottsdale

Scottsdale fire crews responded to a drowning call involving an elderly man on Thursday afternoon, officials said. The incident occurred in the 7200 block of East Loma Lane, according to the Phoenix Regional Dispatch Center. According to Scottsdale...

 
One injured in Phoenix police shooting, officers OK

One injured in Phoenix police shooting, officers OK

Phoenix police were involved in a shooting east of downtown Phoenix late Thursday afternoon that left one person injured. No officers were injured in the shooting, police said. The shooting occurred near 24th and Van Buren streets after 4:30 p.m....

 

Texas rancher caught in regulatory web after rare spider found on land

GEORGETOWN, Texas –  John Yearwood says his land is being held hostage by a tiny spider he’s never seen. The fourth-generation Texan had never heard of Texella reyesi until crews came out to widen a nearby road more than a decade ago. As with many...

Fox News, 19:32 in Politics
 

No offseason: HS coaches could gain year-round control of athletes if AIA proposal passes

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare The AIA legislative council will vote Friday on a proposal that would allow high school coaches in all sports to have offseason access to their athletes without restrictions, except for football, where helmets and...

AZCentral, 19:33 in Sport
 

Quinn Dornstauder, ASU women beat Utah to advance in Pac-12 Tournament

SEATTLE - Quinn Dornstauder scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and fifth-seeded Arizona State beat No. 12 seed Utah 72-54 on Thursday in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament. Sabrina Haines scored 12 points and Sophie Brunner 11 for the Sun...

AZCentral, 19:33 in Sport
 

Kushner, Flynn met with Russian ambassador in December

President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had a previous undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador in December at Trump Tower in New York, officials confirmed Thursday to Fox News. The meeting...

Fox News, 19:38 in Politics
 

Arizona Wildcats AD Dave Heeke's new job: Sell 'great place' to donors, fans

TUCSON — Almost 30 years ago, Dave Heeke and his wife, Liz, hopped into a Chevrolet Nova and drove from Michigan to Oregon. His job: To sell Ducks football tickets. Heeke had a desk and a phone book — “we used phone books in those days,” he said with...

AZCentral, 19:55 in Sport
 

3 accused of abusing autistic child in Escambia County

Authorities arrested three adults Thursday who mentally and physically abused an autistic child at a Pensacola recreation center in December. Rose Patterson James, 53, Jarrett Peter Clifton, 20, and Kemon O'Brian Johnson, 19, allegedly harmed and...

 
Pence reportedly used private email account to discuss state business

Pence reportedly used private email account to discuss state business

Vice President Mike Pence allegedly used a personal email account, which was hacked, during his time serving as Indiana governor, according to a report released Thursday. The IndyStar reported Pence discussed homeland security issues and sensitive...

Fox News, 20:17 in Politics
 

Coyotes feel there's plenty of reasons to stay sharp

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSRadim Vrbata, Shane Doan remain with Coyotes after NHL trade deadline | 1:33Coyotes General Manager John Chayka, winger Radim Vrbata and captain Shane Doan...

AZCentral, 20:18 in Sport
 

Rep. Gowdy: Sessions statement 'not tantamount to perjury'

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. told Fox News' "The First 100 Days" Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' failure to disclose two conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to Congress "is not tantamount to perjury."...

Fox News, 20:24 in Politics
 

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