News archive from 7 January 2017

Arizona Sports Awards weekly honors for Jan. 5-12

Arizona Sports Awards weekly honors for Jan. 5-12

Each week, the azcentral.com Arizona Sports Awards, presented by Arby's, will honor two Athletes of the Week, presented by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, and an Academic All-Star of the Week. To learn more about the Arizona Sports...

AZCentral, 19:02 in Sport
 

Intel report on Russian interference finds no documents forged

No documents related to the hacks of the Democratic National Committee emails or Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta’s emails appear to be altered or forged, according to a declassified U.S. intelligence report on alleged Russian interference in the...

Fox News, 19:42 in Politics
 
Woman plays in men's professional indoor soccer league

Woman plays in men's professional indoor soccer league

History was made in front of 250 soccer fans in a small Tijuana indoor arena last December. Carolina Jamarillo, who played for Mexico’s under-20 women’s 2014 World Cup team and holds the school record for most goals in a game for Cerrito College,...

AZCentral, 19:49 in Sport
 

Make Way for the Selfie Drones

Drones have always appealed to photographers, but until very recently, they hovered beyond the reach of the average consumer. The outsize price tags and dizzying array of skills required to pilot the aircraft made them a niche product. But those days...

 
Boivin: Your Final Four teams? Got 'em right here

Boivin: Your Final Four teams? Got 'em right here

The road to the Final Four was supposed to be a nicely paved thoroughfare to Glendale. Instead, it’s Bolivia’s famous La Carretera de los Yungas, nicknamed Death Road for its altitude, sharp turns and dangerous drop-offs. Simply, the college...

AZCentral, 20:02 in Sport
 
Naked woman in 70-mile MCSO pickup chase faces multiple charges

Naked woman in 70-mile MCSO pickup chase faces multiple charges

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare Ben Henry, MCSO chief deputy, shares details about the MCSO pickup that authorities say was stolen by a naked woman and then recovered after a 70-mile chase that ended after a crash on Interstate 10 near Eloy. Thomas...

 

Mexico rejects "threats" against foreign firms' investments

MEXICO CITY –  The Mexican government says it rejects the use of threats to sway investment by foreign firms. The Economy Department's Friday statement said it "rejects any attempt to influence companies' investment decisions based on fear or...

 

Police brace for Sri Lanka rally against port lease to China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –  Sri Lanka police are bracing for a big protest by thousands of Buddhist monks and opposition supporters against a government decision to lease a major seaport to a Chinese-controlled venture. The government is holding an...

 
Slain Chandler police detective's widow: 'We don't forget'

Slain Chandler police detective's widow: 'We don't forget'

Chandler police Detective Carlos Ledesma died in a gunfight more than six years ago, after an undercover drug deal went bad. For most of that time, the family, and Ledesma's fellow officers, kept their pain to themselves. But their words and tears...

 
Vehicle fire closes westbound I-8 near Casa Grande

Vehicle fire closes westbound I-8 near Casa Grande

A vehicle fire shuttered westbound lanes of Interstate 8 near Casa Grande on Friday night, officials said. Westbound lanes were closed from milepost 166, about a mile west of Midway Road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. No...

 
Tyler Kost accepts plea deal in San Tan Valley sex-crimes case

Tyler Kost accepts plea deal in San Tan Valley sex-crimes case

Tyler Kost, the San Tan Valley 20-year-old who had been labeled as a serial teen rapist by Pinal County investigators, accepted a plea deal Friday. Kost pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of child...

 
Under inquiry: From governors to lawmen to lawmakers, a look at Arizona public officials who faced investigations

Under inquiry: From governors to lawmen to lawmakers, a look at Arizona public officials who faced...

Public officials have shown that they, too, can find themselves in hot water with voters or even law enforcement. Here is a list of just some of Arizona elected officials whose actions have drawn legal scrutiny over the years: Phoenix Mayor Fred J....

 
Resolution of Allonzo Trier saga could be near for Arizona Wildcats basketball

Resolution of Allonzo Trier saga could be near for Arizona Wildcats basketball

TUCSON — In basketball, there is comfort in consistency. On any given night, you can pencil in Lauri Markkanen for at least 10 points. There’s not much comfort in the ongoing Allonzo Trier situation, even if the consistency has been like clockwork....

AZCentral, 20:43 in Sport
 
Husband's killer given choice: Trial or a plea deal for 20 years in prison

Husband's killer given choice: Trial or a plea deal for 20 years in prison

A woman who shot her husband in their living room, and then smoked a cigarette while he lay dying, had a choice to make Friday: Accept a plea agreement that would require her to spend about 20 years behind bars, or proceed to trial. It appears there...

 
Maricopa County hires team to hack into election system

Maricopa County hires team to hack into election system

Computer experts are attempting to hack into the Maricopa County election system at the invitation of Recorder Adrian Fontes as he seeks to boost security in the wake of cyberattacks on national political groups in the 2016 election. Fontes, who took...

 

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