News archive from 17 August 2017

Congressman Steve Lynch joins Boston Herald Radio

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch joined Boston Herald Radio's "Morning Meeting" with Hillary Chabot and guest host Scott Ferson to talk about President Trump's comments on Charlottesville, the verdict in the Teamsters extortion trial and more....

 

3 Arizona inmates found guilty of trying to kill jail guard

FLORENCE — Three Arizona inmates were found guilty of assaulting and conspiring to kill a jail guard. Robert Villalobos, 30, Santiago Sanchez, 27, and Mauricio Moraga, 26, were found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, The Casa...

 
2 former Phoenix officers accused of forcing teen to eat pot could lose certifications

2 former Phoenix officers accused of forcing teen to eat pot could lose certifications

Two former Phoenix police officers accused of forcing a teenager to eat marijuana may lose their law-enforcement certifications in Arizona, according to records from the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. Richard G. Pina and Jason E....

 
Abbott plans to be a player in GOP legislative primaries

Abbott plans to be a player in GOP legislative primaries

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, upset that the Texas House "dilly-dallied" and let property tax reform die during a special legislative session, made clear Wednesday that he plans to get involved in 2018 campaigns to help elect candidates who...

Chron, 19:35 in Politics
 

2 full-time jobs: How 3 ASU football players handle sports and academics

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: High expectations for ASU Athletics | 2:07azcentral sports' Greg Moore and Mark Faller discuss the expectations for ASU sports as well as the...

AZCentral, 19:39 in Sport
 

Arizona man arrested in girlfriend's 1992 death in Southern California

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? An Arizona man was arrested this week on suspicion of killing his girlfriend in Southern California 25 years ago amid a custody battle over their...

 
Lawmaker wants Confederate symbols removed from Texas Capitol

Lawmaker wants Confederate symbols removed from Texas Capitol

AUSTIN -- A state lawmaker wants all Confederate symbols removed from the Texas Capitol grounds, including a plaque that is 40 steps away from his office that rejects the idea that the south seceded from the Union over slavery. Rep. Eric Johnson,...

Chron, 20:32 in Politics
 

Goodyear man accused of shooting mother as she slept

A Goodyear man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of waking his mother as she slept, then shooting her, according to a Maricopa County Superior Court record. Gabriel Anthony Torres, 21, is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder,...

 

Here are the six Confederate monuments in Arizona

The controversial, and sometimes violent, debate over Civil War memorials honoring Confederate soldiers has raged across the nation for the past couple of years. But the issue isn't only a Southern one. Arizona has half a dozen such memorials. And...

 

Search for missing World War II soldier died with his mom. Now, there's a new clue - and hope

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Delta's John S. Murphy VFW Post #7130 closed this spring. Relatives of Murphy, a World War II airman whose remains have not been recovered, were able to retrieve his medals and memorabilia from the empty VFW building....

 

Apply for the 2018 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship in Phoenix or Indianapolis

Pulliam Journalism FellowshipJoin us for the summer of 2018. The Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star, two of the largest papers in Gannett Co.'s USATODAY NETWORK, are seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news...

 

1-year-old boy fights rare botulism infection; doctors expect full recovery

Cole Hansberger has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale since Aug. 6, his first birthday. The day before her turned 1, Cole's mother, Jackie Hansberger, noticed his head was drooping as he crawled. By 5...

 

National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE A time-lapse video by Harun Mehmedinovic of Skyglow shows the Grand Canyon filled with oceanlike clouds as the sky above it is clear. Harun Mehmedinovic/Skyglow Project PHOENIX  — The federal government announced...

 

Phoenix councilman's social-media post called racially insensitive in wake of Charlottesville violence

Councilman Sal DiCiccio deleted a Facebook and Twitter post on Wednesday after numerous social-media users accused him of minimizing racism with a meme. The brouhaha started when DiCiccio posted an image, on both social platforms, that read,...

 

Man's body found in Phoenix alley investigated as homicide

A 27-year-old man was found dead Wednesday morning in an alley near Oak and 12th streets in Phoenix, police said. Police were called to the scene about 7:30 a.m.  Circumstances surrounding the victim's condition were suspicious and the death is being...

 
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