News archive from 9 January 2018

Driver drags Chandler officer behind car, flees onto Gila River Reservation, police say

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 A Chandler police officer was wounded after being dragged by a driver fleeing from a...

 

Suspected bank thief applies for Cottonwood police job

CLOSE Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. A suspected bank thief was arrested Thursday by the Cottonwood police department during what he thought was an interview for a...

 

String of suspicious fires burn more than a dozen locations in Phoenix

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? The Phoenix Fire Department is investigating more than a dozen suspicious blazes in east central Phoenix, all of which ignited in a 12-hour span between Sunday evening and Monday morning. Capt....

 

Red Mountain's Lance Lawson commits to Southern Utah football

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Arizona High School Football Player of the Year nominees: What do they know? | 3:51azcentral sports' Chris Cole asks our High School Football Player of the Year nominees...

AZCentral, 21:30 in Sport
 

FBI: Kansas man, Forest Service worker in altercation before fatal shooting

The FBI said Monday that a U.S. Forest Service officer fatally shot an unarmed Kansas man after an altercation near Sedona on Friday night. Glenn Milnor, an FBI spokesman in Phoenix, said in a statement that the officer shot 51-year-old Tyler Miller...

 

Arizona Coyotes players talk about 'The Bachelor' and it is priceless

Guess who's following "The Bachelor" this season: The Arizona Coyotes.  Radio broadcaster Paul Bissonnette hit the Coyotes locker room to get some expert opinions on this season's "The Bachelor" star Arie Luyendyk Jr., who hails...

AZCentral, 22:54 in Sport
 

U.S. News & World Report online college rankings for 2018: How did Arizona schools do?

CLOSE Higher education reporter Anne Ryman of The Arizona Republic gives five tips to find free money for college. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com One Arizona university — and another with ties to the state — are ranked among the Top 5 in the country for...

 

FBI, LAPD offer warning about kidnapping scam that targeted hundreds in Southern California

When Valerie Sobel answered a call two years ago from a phone number she didn’t recognize, the person on the other end made a threat that would terrify any parent. The caller said, “We have your daughter Simone’s finger,” Sobel said. "Do you want...

 

BMW gives first look at big X7 SUV on the road

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInThe X7: Advance images of BMWs new SUV, set for release in late 2018 FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. A BMW associate works on a pre-production X7 model at the assembly plant in Spartanburg...

 

Team kicked out of league for 'offensive' basketball jerseys

Jerseys worn by a Kings recreational youth basketball team were called out as racist and sexist Sunday by parents, leading to an early end to the team's season. Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League kicked the Kings team out of the league after...

Usa Today, 01:02 in Sport
 

San Diego coalition wants to raise hotel room tax to fund homeless solutions, road repairs and more

A coalition of tourism, business and homeless advocates and organized labor interests has launched a citizens’ initiative to significantly increase the hotel room tax to fund an expanded convention center, homeless solutions and road repairs. The...

 

How Ahwatukee homeowners fought developers and won golf course battle

Average homeowners don't often taken on developers in court. And when they do, they rarely win. But a group of Ahwatukee residents — angered when their neighborhood golf course devolved into an eyesore — did just that. After nearly four years of legal...

 

5 fixes Arizona health officials want to reduce opioid deaths

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEA LOOK AT THE OPIOID CRISIS Slippery battle for patients addicted to opioids | 9:01Addiction sneaks up on pain patients in the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history, and their shared battles for recovery are fraught with...

 

Phoenix weather: Forecasts call for first winter rain of season

The Phoenix area has a 100 percent chance of rain Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service, and may experience a thunderstorm or two throughout the Valley as a low-pressure system moves through Arizona over the next two days. Tuesday...

 

How should Diamondbacks approach Paul Goldschmidt's contract extension?

Twice this offseason, a pair of Diamondbacks officials were asked about the possibility of extending the contract of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Both executives gave similar, unenlightening answers. In November, CEO Derrick Hall talked about how...

AZCentral, 10:37 in Sport
 
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