News archive from 7 February 2018

ASU football hoping to finish strong with 2018 recruiting class

This is not an idea place for Arizona State football. Or any team. Entering this week, the Sun Devils' 2018 recruiting class ranked lowest among its power-conference peers, according to recruiting service Rivals. It's the price of the coaching change,...

AZCentral, 19:03 in Sport

#BookmarkThis: Author Kristin Hannah: 'I want to write a book you can’t put down'

Kristin Hannah’s new novel, The Great Alone (St. Martin’s Press), is the story of Leni Allbright, a teenager whose inner strength is tested when her father, a volatile former Vietnam War POW, moves his family to a remote frontier town in rugged 1970s...


Child fatally injured during Scottsdale Fire Station tour

A toddler died from injuries suffered while touring a Scottsdale Fire Department station this past weekend, city officials confirmed Tuesday. The boy, just under 2 years old, was fatally injured Saturday by apparatus bay doors at the Scottsdale Fire...


Man arrested in stabbing death of woman in Tempe Food City parking lot

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman in a grocery store parking lot early Monday, Tempe police said. Kody Vaught was arrested in connection with the death...


White defends $1M loan to his campaign, says cash is there

AUSTIN -- A day after he reported raising a surprise $1.1 million for his underdog gubernatorial campaign. including a $1 million loan from himself, Democrat Andrew White on Monday was scrambling to explain where that cash is. On his latest...

Chron, 19:17 in Politics
2nd man has gene editing; therapy has no safety flags so far

2nd man has gene editing; therapy has no safety flags so far

Doctors say they have treated a second patient in a historic gene editing study in California. In an update Tuesday, they say no major side effects or safety issues have emerged from the first man's treatment nearly three months ago. Gene editing is a...

Chron, 19:48 in Health

U.S. 60 in Tempe closed at Mill Avenue after pedestrian struck

Westbound lanes of U.S. 60 are shut down in Tempe late Tuesday afternoon after an accident involving a pedestrian on the freeway, the state Department of Public Safety said. The accident happened east of the Kyrene Road underpass and caused major...


Kevin Sumlin set to positively impact recruiting as coach of the Arizona Wildcats

TUCSON - The recruiting community views Kevin Sumlin as a five-star hire for the Arizona Wildcats. That doesn't necessarily mean Sumlin and his staff will be able to bring a string of five-star prospects to Tucson. Nor does it mean his impact will be...

AZCentral, 20:40 in Sport

Kristaps Porzingis leaves game vs. Bucks with apparent knee injury

CLOSE Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis discusses All-Star Weekend and defending his title in the Skills Challenge. NEW YORK - The Knicks set out this season to change the culture and if that meant changing the roster, so be it. But the decision of whether...

Usa Today, 20:51 in Sport

Energy regulators consider calling nuclear power 'clean' energy, boosting other goals

CLOSE The World Economic Forum estimates solar and wind are now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries. Video provided by Newsy Arizona could see the development of more solar, wind and other renewable energy under a...


Officials seize $3.5 million worth of marijuana, equipment, guns during arrest

Three men were arrested on suspicion of running an illegal marijuana growing operation in western Maricopa County, officials said Tuesday. The Sheriff's Office identified the suspects as 57-year-old Ramon Lopez-Frausto, 26-year-old Luis Alberto...


Man arrested in Colts' Edwin Jackson's death has been charged in federal court

The alleged drunken driver in a crash that killed an Indianapolis Colts player and another man has been charged in federal court with illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien.  The man, Manuel Orrego-Savala of Guatemala, has been deported...

Usa Today, 21:47 in Sport

Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO amid sexual misconduct allegations 

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wynn Resorts says in a statement casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO amid sexual misconduct allegations.


Attorney's report adds more allegations against Scottsdale schools' ex-CFO

CLOSE The Arizona Attorney General's Office is investigating procurement practices for school renovations in the Scottsdale Unified School District. This video has been updated to include information about Hunt & Caraway's 2013 contract with the...


Glendale man who reported finding woman's body in 1988 now charged with her murder

A Glendale man who reported finding a woman's body 30 years ago in a desert area near Carefree Highway and 99th Avenue has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting and killing the woman, officials said. Donald Lee Scott, 55, was arrested at...


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