News archive from 7 January 2018

Gilbert charter school: 'Alcohol-related' incident led to firings of 6 teachers

An "alcohol-related" incident led to the dismissal of six teachers at a Gilbert charter school in December, the president of the school's parent-teacher organization said. Jamie Germann, the PTO president for Imagine West Gilbert, would not...

 

Former Texas First Lady Rita Clements, 86, dies in Dallas

AUSTIN — Former Texas first lady Rita Crocker Clements, whose passion for politics and historic preservation secured her place in Texas history after her husband became the first Republican governor since Reconstruction in 1979, died peacefully in her...

Chron, 20:42 in Politics
 

Icebreaker a vital lifeline for frozen Smith Island

CLOSE The crew of the J. Millard Tawes clears the way for fuel and supply boats. Buy Photo At 6 a.m., the ice-frosted dock at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield sparkled in pale floodlights under a nearly full moon. The J. Millard Tawes, an icebreaker...

 

Thousands march, call on Ducey and Republican lawmakers to fully fund public schools

Thousands of people lined the streets on Saturday morning near the state Capitol, calling for greater public-education funding and blasting the expansion of a school-voucher program that allows families to use public money for private-school...

 

Dispute over $1.2 million turns deadly at Napa Valley vineyard

A loan dispute over $1.2 million turned sour Monday when authorities said a Napa Valley vintner gunned down an investor among the grapevines in his vineyard, then later turned the gun on himself. Robert Dahl, owner of Dahl Vineyards in Yountville, and...

 

Attorney for woman accusing fired UA coach Rich Rodriguez calls his claims 'disparaging and false'

CLOSE Head football coach Rich Rodriguez has been fired from the University of Arizona. An attorney representing the woman who filed a multimillion-dollar claim accusing ex-University of Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez of sexual harassment...

 

Phoenix police are investigating death of 2-year-old boy

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Phoenix police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was found dead in his north Phoenix home. Phoenix police officers and firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 1000 block of West...

 

Brother of Phoenix woman killed on Christmas: 'I’m burying half my family'

CLOSE Will Smith talks about the tenacious personality of his sister, Iris Ross, and the pain of losing her and her two children, on Jan. 6, 2018. Patrick Breen/azcentral.com The Christmas presents were already picked. A DNA-testing kit for Iris Ross,...

 

Colorado's Tad Boyle on extra satisfaction beating Arizona Wildcats amid FBI probe: 'Hell yes'

Colorado coach Tad Boyle turned 55 on Saturday, and got a resounding birthday gift in the form of an upset win over Pac-12 leader Arizona. It was Buffs' second upset victory against the league's elite, having dispatched Arizona State earlier in the...

AZCentral, 23:52 in Sport
 

'Absolutely no camping': Site of Roosevelt Row homeless camp barricaded with metal fencing

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInHomeless camp on Roosevelt Row FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sarah Decker, 32, is still living on Roosevelt Row on Jan. 4, 2018, after the city of Phoenix says it is illegal. Cheryl...

 

Suddenly, a quandary for the U.S. men's figure skating selection panel

The drama that hovered over the selection of the U.S. women who will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympic singles event fizzled out with little more than a whimper. But choosing the three American men who vie for singles medals at the Winter Games...

 
Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at Camp David on Saturday that he's planning a...

Chron, 02:51 in Politics
 
Trump wishes for better libel laws after book slams him

Trump wishes for better libel laws after book slams him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plainly agitated by a new book portraying him as dysfunctional, President Donald Trump is bemoaning his country's "very weak" liberal laws and making the case that he's "like, really smart" and, indeed, a...

Chron, 02:51 in Politics
 

5 books you won't want to miss this week, including Brad Taylor's new thriller

­ USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Operator Down by Brad Taylor (Dutton, fiction, on sale Jan. 9) What it’s about: Special agent Pike Logan and his team stumble onto an attempted military coup in Africa...

 

Season for Sharing: Non-profits cultivate arts appreciation through music education

CLOSE Your donations to the Season for Sharing campaign benefits local non-profits that help boost education, help older adults, aid victims of domestic violence and support children and families. azcentral.com Every August, the members of the Phoenix...

 
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