News archive from 16 February 2017

Moving Tempe splash playground could cost city $2 million

Moving Tempe splash playground could cost city $2 million

Tempe will pay as much as $2 million to move a splash playground from Tempe Beach Park to Kiwanis Park. The city slated about $67,000 to renovate the 16-year-old splash playground in 2016. That estimate then climbed to $300,000 and from there to $1.2...

 

Jury would have final say on death penalty under House bill

A bill that would change Alabama law to give juries the final word on whether to impose a death sentence or life in prison won approval today in the House Judiciary Committee.  Under current law, judges can override the sentence recommendations of...

 

Jury would have final say on death penalty under House bill

A bill that would change Alabama law to give juries the final word on whether to impose a death sentence or life in prison won approval today in the House Judiciary Committee.  Under current law, judges can override the sentence recommendations of...

 
Zack Greinke optimistic about Year 2 with Diamondbacks

Zack Greinke optimistic about Year 2 with Diamondbacks

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBShot Clock: Grace on TV and trades for Goldschmidt or Greinke? | 1:50azcentral sports' Dan Bickley and Jay Dieffenbach react to Mark Grace returning to the air for...

AZCentral, 19:24 in Sport
 

1 seriously injured in Morgan County wreck

Alabama State Troopers said one person was seriously injured in a head-on collision in Morgan County. The wreck occurred in Lacey's Spring on School Road on Highway 36. Troopers said a school bus was at the scene of the wreck, but it was not involved...

 

Georgia trio busted in Alabama for suspected forgery ring

Two men and a woman are under arrest and accused of being part of a forgery ring busted this week in Tuscaloosa County, authorities announced Wednesday. On Monday, said Tuscaloosa police Lt. Teena Richardson, the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force,...

 

1 man dies in boiler explosion in Massachusetts home

REVERE, Mass. — Authorities say a boiler explosion in the basement of a suburban Boston home has killed a man. The Massachusetts fire marshal's office says the victim had gone to check on the boiler in the Revere home at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when...

 
Arizona Coyotes rookies no longer star-gazing

Arizona Coyotes rookies no longer star-gazing

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSSarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Oilers | 0:38Coyotes insider Sarah McLellan looks at the plus and minus in the 5-2 loss to the Oilers. SkipxEmbed...

AZCentral, 19:57 in Sport
 

Huntsville city councilman questioned by police in burglary investigation

A Huntsville city councilman, matching the description of a burglary suspect in north Huntsville, was approached and questioned by police on Monday before the encounter ended. Councilman Devyn Keith lives in the Terry Heights neighborhood where police...

 

Chaffetz asks Justice Department watchdog to probe Flynn leaks

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Fox News' "The First 100 Days" Wednesday night that he would ask the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate leaks of classified information that led to the...

Fox News, 20:01 in Politics
 
Arizona lawmakers propose relief for consumers from unexpected medical bills

Arizona lawmakers propose relief for consumers from unexpected medical bills

Health-care consumers who have been stung by surprise medical bills might soon find some relief from an unexpected source: the Arizona Legislature. The problem occurs when a consumer seeks care after checking to be sure a doctor, clinic or hospital is...

 
Critics sue Uptown development agency, calling it unconstitutional

Critics sue Uptown development agency, calling it unconstitutional

The city's Uptown Development Authority and the economic development zone that feeds it were created in violation of the Texas Constitution, two critics allege in a new lawsuit seeking to void all resulting actions and block Uptown from collecting or...

Chron, 20:13 in Politics
 
A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump's White House is beset by a crush of crises. Divisions, dysfunction and high-profile exits have left the young administration nearly paralyzed and allies wondering how it will reboot....

Chron, 20:13 in Politics
 
Phoenix council denies 'sanctuary city' request, will look at SB 1070 challenges

Phoenix council denies 'sanctuary city' request, will look at SB 1070 challenges

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare TRUMP EXECUTIVE ACTION ON DEPORTATIONSArizona family faces mom's deportation | 1:11Carlos Garcia of Puente Arizona talks about the family of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos on Feb. 10, 2017, in Nogales, Sonora. Mark...

 
Phoenix creates ethics commission after nearly 4-year effort

Phoenix creates ethics commission after nearly 4-year effort

It took the City Council nearly four years, but Phoenix will finally have an independent ethics commission that can investigate elected officials accused of misconduct. City leaders voted Wednesday to create a bipartisan Phoenix Ethics Commission,...

 

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