News archive from 8 July 2017

Firefighters plan to ask voters for a raise

Firefighters plan to ask voters for a raise

Houston firefighters will begin gathering petition signatures Saturday to place a measure on the November ballot asking voters to mandate parity in pay between corresponding firefighter and police officer ranks. The move follows the fire union's...

Chron, 19:03 in Politics
 

How valid is new study that shows HS football not a major risk for depression, cognitive impairment later...

A new study, using Wisconsin players from the late 1950s, shows that playing high school football isn't a major risk factor for depression and cognitive impairment later in life. The study by the Journal of American Medical Association Neurology with...

AZCentral, 19:16 in Sport
 
Police: 16-year-old used ax in burglary of Mesa home

Police: 16-year-old used ax in burglary of Mesa home

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after he used an ax to gain entry into a Mesa house and demanded cash from a victim who had locked herself in...

 
Trump's next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies

Trump's next budget hopes to eliminate some federal agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration aims to further tighten its grip on spending, issuing a memo Friday that calls for eliminating some federal agencies and cutting government jobs as part of the upcoming fiscal 2019 budget. Office of...

Chron, 19:42 in Politics
 

Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko: Fighters pull no punches before rematch

It makes perfect sense for Amanda Nunes to open her women’s bantamweight title defense at UFC 213 on Saturday by launching the same hammer punches that made first-round wrecks of Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. In aiming those fists at Valentina...

 

Court records: Man found passed out in Phoenix with needle in arm, 2 kids in car

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE A Phoenix man was arrested after police said he was found in his car with a needle in his arm and his two children in the backseat, according to court records. Maricopa County Superior Court A homeless man who was seen...

 

Todd Marinovich, 48 years old and newly sober, set to play football again for desert team

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Todd Marinovich joins the SoCal Coyotes Buy Photo It's hard not to root for a successful Todd Marinovich turnaround. The former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback prodigy, whose football career and life has...

Usa Today, 21:27 in Sport
 

'Count these bullets': Man denies shooting friend in head, changes story with evidence, court records say

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with accidentally shooting his friend in the head, according to court documents. Pedro Alejandro Claro-Fernandez,18,...

 

Teenager shot in back by police says he was wrongfully targeted

An 18-year-old Exeter man paralyzed after he was shot by police in April is recovering in a San Jose hospital while his attorney is demanding Tulare County law enforcement file charges against his client, release information about the incident or drop...

 

Big League Dreams ballpark in Gilbert closes for repairs, will reopen in 2019

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The Big League Dreams eight-field ballpark in Gilbert shuttered unexpectedly July 7, 2017. It will reopen in early 2019. During that period, it will undergo $11.6 million in repairs. After years of controversy and legal...

 

While parts of the state battle fires, Southern California finds different ways to get through the heat wave

They said it could break records, and the heat wave that enveloped Southern California on Friday didn’t disappoint. Even dogs had to seek relief wherever they could find it as downtown Los Angeles matched its record high of 96 degrees for the day and...

 

Manhunt in northern Arizona: New photos released of arsonist who shot at firefighter

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Jon Paxton of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office talks about the hunt for someone who shot at a U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter. Authorities have released new images of the man who is being sought in...

 

1 killed in crash on State Route 87 south of Chandler; traffic disrupted

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com One person was killed in a collision late Friday afternoon...

 

Just Cool Cars: This Ford isn't quite a Model A or a T

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard talks to Larry "Cigar Larry" McCullah about his 1928 Ford Model A/R at a car show in Huntington Beach, Calif. HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- We've come across plenty of Ford Model Ts....

 

Weekend picks for book lovers

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include The Child, a mystery that revolves around the discovery of a baby's skeleton. The Child by Fiona Barton; Berkley, 365 pp.; fiction At the center of The Child is journalist...

 
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