News archive from 18 January 2018

Why is Alabama football recruiting Arizona so much lately?

Alabama is so deeply entrenched in the South that it doesn't need to go far to find a wealth of football talent to add to its championship-caliber program. So why the love for Arizona? Since last spring, four Arizona high school quarterbacks have been...

AZCentral, 19:06 in Sport
 

Records: Woman tells police she 'snapped,' then strangled her mother

A Chandler woman arrested on suspicion of strangling her mother then calling 911 on Tuesday told a police dispatcher, ''I hope so,'' when asked if her mother was dead, according to court records. Elizabeth Ramirez, 59, later told police she...

 

#BookmarkThis: Oprah, Barry Jenkins get 'Railroad' author Colson Whitehead's vote

CLOSE During a #BookmarkThis chat, Oprah Book Club author Colson Whitehead ('The Underground Railroad') says he doubts Winfrey will run, though. Colson Whitehead’s best-selling 2016 novel The Underground Railroad — winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the...

 

Rich Wellbrock resigns as Basha football coach, may be headed to Mountain Pointe

After only one season leading Chandler Basha's football program, Rich Wellbrock resigned on Wednesday. As a result, he could be in line for one of the state's high-profile coaching jobs, including at Mountain Pointe, Cactus or Brophy Prep, his alma...

AZCentral, 19:46 in Sport
 

Records: Chandler man held girlfriend captive, assaulted her for two weeks

A Chandler man has been arrested on suspicion of holding his girlfriend captive and beating and sexually assaulting her for more than two weeks while she was tied to a bed, according to court records. On Jan. 8, Chandler police responded to a call...

 

Grand Canyon basketball looks to sweep the Midwest schools in WAC play this week

Thursday's gameGrand Canyon at Chicago State When: 6 p.m. Where: Jones Center, Chicago. Stream/radio: WAC Digital Network, 1580 The Fanatic, 99.3 FM. Update: Grand Canyon (12-6, 2-1) is coming off an 84-71 win at home against Texas-Rio Grande Valley....

AZCentral, 19:54 in Sport
 

Phoenix police identify man shot by officer after produce truck crash

CLOSE Phoenix police shot and wounded an armed man who had been driving a stolen produce truck on Jan. 10, 2018. Sgt. Jonathan Howard said the suspect pointed a gun at officers. Officials on Wednesday identified a man suspected of pointing a gun at...

 

Avondale police seek person of interest in man's shooting death

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Police are searching for a person of interest' in connection with the shooting death of a man in Avondale on Wednesday. Officers responded to a shooting call just before 1 p.m. near First...

 

Justice inquiry rebukes Phoenix DEA boss for 'unprofessional relationship'

Justice Department inspectors say the top Drug Enforcement Administration agent in Arizona had an "unprofessional personal relationship" with a subordinate and gave her preferential treatment. An investigative report and summary from the...

 

Alicia Keys shows off her cars in Instagram post from Phoenix driveway

Music superstar Alicia Keys is spending some time at her Phoenix Camelback Mountain house, which she pulled off the market last year. Keys, known for the Grammy-award winning “Girl on Fire,” posted an Instagram photo Monday striking a cool pose on the...

 

After 'candid' meeting, Coyotes defenseman Jason Demers is hitting his stride

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Morin's plus-minus from shootout loss to Sharks | 1:25Coyotes insider Richard Morin breaks down Arizona's shootout loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. SkipxEmbed...

AZCentral, 20:16 in Sport
 

Nominate now for Who's Next: Health & Fitness

Aside from our one friend who resolved to eat more burritos, most of us mark the new year with some version of being more healthy. No better time than January, then, to nominate up-and-comers in the world of health and fitness for our Who's Next...

 

High school girls basketball rewind: Momentum buster

A look at the top Arizona high school girls basketball games across the state on Tuesday. Spotlight gameWith Phoenix Shadow Mountain making a move in 4A, Chandler Seton Catholic was able to slow that momentum and let the Matadors know who still owns...

AZCentral, 21:02 in Sport
 

Scottsdale teachers have 'no confidence' in superintendent, school board

CLOSE The Arizona Attorney General's Office is investigating procurement practices for school renovations in the Scottsdale Unified School District. This video has been updated to include information about Hunt & Caraway's 2013 contract with the...

 

Five candidates for the New York Jets' open offensive coordinator job

CLOSE Jets writer Andy Vasquez talks about what acting owner Christopher Johnson and GM Mike Maccagnan had to say as the Jets wrapped up their 2017 season on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Florham Park. The Jets' search for an offensive identity...

Usa Today, 21:35 in Sport
 
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