News archive from 9 February 2018

Guns, gallows humor and threats: The chaotic hours that led to Don Shooter's expulsion

CLOSE Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard records the vote to officially expel Rep. Don Shooter from the House on Feb. 1, 2018. Carly Henry/azcentral.com J.D. Mesnard, the speaker of the House of Representatives, was barreling toward the state Capitol...

 

Parents of child who died after Scottsdale fire station accident hire lawyer

CLOSE Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. The parents of a toddler who died after suffering injuries during a tour of a Scottsdale Fire Department station have hired a...

 

Last of Mexican drug trafficking group sentenced

Prosecutors say they have slammed the door on a Mexican drug cartel that operated with impunity for years on an Arizona tribal reservation, using “scouts” to avoid detection and “resuppliers” to keep their marijuana flowing into the U.S. In one...

 

Toyota unveils new off-road trucks at the Chicago Auto Show

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInChicago Auto Show: The latest models FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Attendees to the the Chicago Auto Show walk between the showrooms at the McCormick Place Convention Center on Feb. 8,...

 

Arizona inmate walks away from work crew in Phoenix

A search is underway for an Arizona prison inmate who walked away from a work crew in Phoenix on Thursday, officials said. Skyler B. Martin walked away from a supervised off-site work crew near the 2500 block of South 27th Avenue, the Arizona...

 

What we know about misconduct allegations against Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville

CLOSE Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville was fired from Tempe Preparatory Academy in December 2017 over allegations that he gave former underage students alcohol and made unwanted sexual advances toward one. The Tempe City Council, on Thursday, will...

 

Flagstaff student faces charges after school threat seen on Snapchat

A Flagstaff middle-school student faces charges in connection with a threat against a school that was sent on Snapchat, officials said. Flagstaff police were notified of a threat aimed at a middle school Thursday shortly before 11 a.m., according to a...

 

Bickley: Suns facing a pivotal offseason after extinguishing the Valley's patience

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Elfrid Payton trade analysis: No-risk deal for Suns | 2:05azcentral sports' Scott Bordow takes a look at the trade that brought Elfrid Payton to Phoenix from...

AZCentral, 21:06 in Sport
 

White House wants to change pay for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House wants to change how more than 1.5 million federal workers are paid, emphasizing performance-based raises instead of the current system that generally increases pay based on tenure. Senior officials with the Office of...

Chron, 21:26 in Politics
 

Police ID one of two people killed in head-on crash in west Phoenix

Police have identified a 57-year-old woman who was one of two people killed and three injured Wednesday morning in a crash in west Phoenix. Josephine Saldana was the driver of one of the two vehicles that crashed head-on, police said. The passenger of...

 

Tucson couple files sexual assault lawsuit vs. Georgia Tech coach

TUCSON - A Tucson-area couple has filed a lawsuit against Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner, claiming sexual assault and sexual battery by the former University of Arizona standout. Tucson TV station KOLD reports the suit was filed Thursday...

AZCentral, 22:02 in Sport
 

Peoria police seek help identifying man who was found dead in December

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Peoria police are seeking the public's help identifying a man whose body was found in the area of 75th Avenue and Grand Avenue on Dec. 18, officials said. It is unclear how the death occurred...

 

Twenty-five cops were caught cheating on a promotional exam. Nobody got fired. Some still got promoted.

CLOSE Two and a half years ago, an internal investigation at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department uncovered that 25 employees attempted to cheat their way to a higher rank by sharing questions and answers from a confidential promotional exam....

 

Interim security clearances are routine, but are they risky?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rob Porter, who resigned from his White House job following allegations that he abused his two ex-wives, held an interim security clearance while working as President Donald Trump's staff secretary. Interim clearances are routinely...

Chron, 01:23 in Politics
 

Kelly getting scrutiny after senior aide's resignation

Now Playing: In Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah's first White House press briefing, he responded to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman's remarks that the Trump presidency "is not going to be OK." (Feb. 7) Media:...

Chron, 01:23 in Politics
 
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