News archive from 12 May 2017, page 1

Why the Phillies made right decision, timing to give Mackanin two-year contract extension

PHILADELPHIA - Pete Mackanin isn't going anywhere as the Phillies' manager, and that's a good thing for the organization. General manager Matt Klentak and the Phillies' decision to give Mackanin a two-year extension through the 2018 season with a club...

Usa Today, 21:14 in Sport
 

ASU women's lacrosse preparing to make NCAA debut in 2017-18

Arizona State's addition of men's hockey as a varsity sport always came with the promise of one or more women's sports, funded by a $32 million booster donation primarily designed to elevate hockey from a club program. Hockey will be going into its...

AZCentral, 21:34 in Sport
 

$26K reward offered for arsonists who torched Phoenix senior home

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare A third-alarm fire consumed a care facility that was under construction near Northern and 23rd avenues in central Phoenix on March 18, 2017, said Phoenix Fire Capt. Ardell Deliz. Phoenix police are offering a reward of...

 

Bickley: Cardinals wise to gamble on Blaine Gabbert

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSKent Somers talks Cardinals rookies | 1:48With camp starting tomorrow, players reported today and reporter Kent Somers lays out the future and what the team...

AZCentral, 22:03 in Sport
 

Mesa assistant police chief picked for Gilbert police chief

Mesa Assistant Police Chief Michael Soelberg is likely headed to neighboring Gilbert to lead the town's growing Police Department. According to an email sent to Mesa City Council members, Soelberg will retire from the Mesa Police Department at the end...

 

Arcadia takes advantage of late errors to keep baseball season alive

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Phoenix Arcadia capitalizes on Campo Verde's errors to win 5-2, May 11, 2017. The Titans will play the Coyotes again in the 5A semifinals. No. 11 Gilbert Campo Verde was about to take its historic season into the 5A...

AZCentral, 22:42 in Sport
 

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in...

Chron, 23:10 in Politics
 

After 16-hour bill reading, Alabama House approves new districts

The Alabama House of Representatives approved a plan to draw new boundaries for most House districts tonight after a machine read the 539-page bill in its entirety. The Democratic minority opposed the plan and requested the bill reading, which took...

 

After 16-hour bill reading, Alabama House approves new districts

The Alabama House of Representatives approved a plan to draw new boundaries for most House districts tonight after a machine read the 539-page bill in its entirety. The Democratic minority opposed the plan and requested the bill reading, which took...

 

Alabama education budget headed to conference committee

State lawmakers have sent the education budget for next year to a conference committee. The House of Representatives tonight accepted the Senate's request to send the bill to a committee to try to resolve differences between House and Senate...

 

Law-enforcement training on 'jihadi threat' spurs criticism

An upcoming "anti-jihad" law-enforcement seminar in Mesa funded by a Maricopa County Attorney's Office grant has resurrected concerns from Muslim-American leaders  that such training exercises are Islamophobic. "Understanding and...

 

Alabama education budget headed to conference committee

State lawmakers have sent the education budget for next year to a conference committee. The House of Representatives tonight accepted the Senate's request to send the bill to a committee to try to resolve differences between House and Senate...

 

55 arrested in Arizona in nationwide gang crackdown

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A six-week nationwide operation targeting gang members and others with ties to their criminal activity led to the arrest of 55 people in Arizona, U.S. Immigration and...

 

Transgender officer welcomed back to Argentine police force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina –  Analia Pasantino served in Argentina's federal police as a man for 20 years, then she came out as a transgender woman and was forced to resign. She is smiling these days, though, beaming with pride to be wearing a police...

 

Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

MANILA, Philippines –  Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States....

 

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