News archive from 15 February 2018

Paxton issues cease and desist letters to school districts for alleged 'electioneering'

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton sent cease and desist letters to three school districts Wednesday saying district officials or staff used social media to advocate for or against political candidates, potentially running afoul of state law. Among...

Chron, 19:08 in Politics

Lawmaker who wants to loosen rules for food trucks owns a food truck

More food trucks could soon pop up on street corners and other public spaces popular with pedestrians in Arizona. State Rep. Kevin Payne, R-Glendale, has proposed a law that would cut local government regulations that food-truck operators say hamper...


Another surprise special election win has Democrats bullish on Texas

AUSTIN -- Upsets in special elections in Wisconsin, Missouri and now Florida have Texas Democrats more convinced than ever that a "blue wave" is developing that will help them make gains in the Republican-dominated state legislature,...

Chron, 19:21 in Politics

I-10 in western Arizona closed after driver flees from troopers, crashes into truck

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/ Part of Interstate 10 was shut down near Quartzsite on Wednesday after the driver of a...


Game Day: Arizona Coyotes begin long homestand against Montreal Canadiens

The Arizona Coyotes host the Montreal Canadiens Thursday. Follow this page for updates from the game. Thursday's gameCanadiens at Coyotes When: 7 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena. TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona/KTAR-AM (620). Outlook: After earning their...

AZCentral, 19:29 in Sport

Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas not assured of job as camp opens

Manager Torey Lovullo suggested Wednesday another position that will be open to competition in Diamondbacks' camp this spring: a corner outfield spot. With A.J. Pollock entrenched in center and David Peralta holding down one of the corners, that means...

AZCentral, 19:34 in Sport

ASU's Bobby Hurley and UA's Sean Miller: 'It's scary how similar they are'

CLOSE The Wildcats and Sun Devils clash for the 234th time in series history. Bobby Hurley is looking to break through with his first win against Arizona as ASU's head coach. The respect between rival programs in Tucson and Tempe always seems to hit a...

AZCentral, 20:16 in Sport

One-handed Windsor wrestler Dylan Wood: 'In my mind, everyone is born differently'

Buy Photo Dylan Wood doesn't know life with the use of two hands. And he has never thought about what life would be like with a pair. What he does know is he has what he has - one hand, one nub, as he calls it. He's taught himself how to ride a bike,...

Usa Today, 20:30 in Sport

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Still missing: A...

Chron, 20:51 in Health

Woman who got attention by giving birth to 7 kids has died

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Patricia Frustaci, who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children but struggled with the financial and publicity fallout and with the heartache of seeing four babies perish, has died. She was 63. Frustaci,...

Chron, 20:51 in Health

Fight of the Week: David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril II; Phoenix champ makes first defense

David Benavidez said it's not going to the scorecards this time. “I'm looking for the knockout,” the super-middleweight titleholder said ahead of his fight Saturday, a rematch against Ronald Gavril at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The...

AZCentral, 21:14 in Sport

Trump, a week after Porter resigned, says he's 'totally opposed' to spousal abuse

WASHINGTON - One week after Rob Porter, his staff secretary, resigned amid spousal abuse allegations, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was "totally opposed to domestic violence," his first condemnation of the alleged conduct...

Chron, 21:20 in Politics

Ducey boasts hundreds of regulations repealed, changed in Arizona during past year

CLOSE In his final State of the State speech before his 2018 re-election campaign, Gov. Doug Ducey lays out his agenda. Gov. Doug Ducey's office said Wednesday the state eliminated or changed 676 regulations in the past year as part of a broad effort...


Florida school shooting: Giffords slams politicians, says 'we chose this fate'

CLOSE A former student went on a shooting rampage at a Florida high school, leaving 17 dead while panicked students barricaded themselves inside classrooms and frantic parents raced to the scene. Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was gravely...


Phoenix's Matt Antoine hopes to cap 'frustrating week' with another medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - It took 10 training runs but maybe, just maybe, skeleton athlete Matt Antoine has solved the perplexing curve 2 at the Olympic Sliding Centre. “In that last training run I was able to get it,” Antoine said Wednesday. “It's...

AZCentral, 21:28 in Sport

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