News archive from 11 May 2017

New Birmingham superintendent's $202,000 contract receives approval

A week after Lisa Herring accepted the job as Birmingham City Schools superintendent, the board of education has approved her contract. Herring will receive an annual salary of $202,000, a sum she agreed to last week. Her contract also includes a car...

 

Meet of Champions gives track athletes chance to make up for state

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: 2017 Arizona high school track and field state championships FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Runners make their way around the track during the State Championships for Track and...

AZCentral, 19:08 in Sport
 

No spring ball motivating Notre Dame Prep football players like never before

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Notre Dame Prep football looks forward to season despite lack of spring practice. Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep's football field wasn't empty this spring. The lacrosse team that ended its season last week with a state...

AZCentral, 19:08 in Sport
 

Suns point guard Tyler Ulis has ankle surgery

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSSuns look to emulate Warriors, Thunder in rebuild | 1:18As the Suns look to rebuild through the NBA draft, they are looking to Golden State and Oklahoma City as...

AZCentral, 19:08 in Sport
 

Michael Phelps, ASU coach Bob Bowman end lease on Baltimore facility

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare The most decorated Olympic swimmer of all-time joined ASU's Curtain of Distraction Thursday night. Did it work? Video by Patrick Breen/azcentral sports The world's greatest swimmer, Michael Phelps, and his coach who now...

AZCentral, 19:08 in Sport
 
Comey firing compared to Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre'

Comey firing compared to Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey drew swift comparisons to the Nixon-era "Saturday Night Massacre." Both cases involve a president getting rid of an official leading an investigation that...

Chron, 19:27 in Politics
 
Senate rejects House changes to Houston pension bill

Senate rejects House changes to Houston pension bill

AUSTIN — The Texas Senate on Wednesday refused to concur with House-passed amendments to a reform bill designed to resolve financial problems for Houston's pension system. Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican who is the author of the legislation,...

Chron, 19:35 in Politics
 

Lawmen bust intricate hydroponic marijuana grow system; $320k in product seized

An investigation into a drug complaint in Shelby County led lawmen to an elaborate marijuana grow. Jason Patrick Center, 47, is charged with trafficking marijuana. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with bond set at $1 million. The Shelby...

 

Lawmen bust intricate hydroponic marijuana grow system; $320k in product seized

An investigation into a drug complaint in Shelby County led lawmen to an elaborate marijuana grow. Jason Patrick Center, 47, is charged with trafficking marijuana. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with bond set at $1 million. The Shelby...

 

Arizona Cardinals sign QB Blaine Gabbert

The Cardinals went through the busiest time of free agency and then the draft without adding a quarterback, but that streak ended on Wednesday, according to a report. Blaine Gabbert, a former starter with the Jaguars and 49ers, is signing a one-year...

AZCentral, 19:48 in Sport
 

ASU womens golf wins NCAA regional in Texas

The Arizona State women's golf team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2014 after winning the Lubbock Regional on Wednesday by 21 shots. ASU finished 22-under, easily winning its first regional title since 2009 and its sixth...

AZCentral, 19:48 in Sport
 
The Latest: GOP lawmaker: I didn't come to 'defend' Trump

The Latest: GOP lawmaker: I didn't come to 'defend' Trump

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a town hall held by a Republican who helped pass a House health care overhaul bill (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A New Jersey Republican lawmaker instrumental in helping the GOP-led House pass a health care...

Chron, 19:55 in Health
 

Trump to host Turkish president at White House on May 16

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Turkey's president next week at the White House. The White House said in a statement Wednesday that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn) will visit on May 16. Erdogan's...

Chron, 20:09 in Politics
 

Tajae Sharpe, Titans teammate accused of assault in Nashville man's lawsuit

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Titans players Tajae Sharpe and Sebastian Tretola were allegedly involved in a brawl at a Nashville bar. Buy Photo A Nashville man has filed a federal civil lawsuit alleging a Tennessee Titans football player beat him up...

Usa Today, 21:11 in Sport
 

Tajae Sharpe, Titans teammate accused of assault in Nashville man's lawsuit

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Titans players Tajae Sharp and Sebastian Tretola were allegedly involved in a brawl at a Nashville bar. Buy Photo A Nashville man has filed a federal civil lawsuit alleging a Tennessee Titans football player beat him up...

AZCentral, 21:44 in Sport
 

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