News archive from 19 May 2017

States make move in fight over health care reform

States make move in fight over health care reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act. The legal move is intended to give the...

Chron, 19:03 in Health
 

Lockdown lifted at 2 Peoria schools, but search for robber ongoing

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A lockdown at two north Peoria elementary schools during a search for an armed robber was lifted just after 3 p.m. Thursday, the Peoria Police Department said....

 

What do Phoenix leaders want in the city budget?

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare An initial Phoenix budget proposes more park rangers, more police officers and outreach workers to help people experiencing homelessness. This week, The Republic asked Phoenix City Council members and the mayor to...

 

Strep throat cases are on the rise in metro Phoenix, Banner Health says

Banner Health has seen an increase in strep throat cases in children throughout its Phoenix-area health-care centers, and is urging parents to watch for early signs of an infection. The "strep" in strep throat is short for Streptococcus,...

 

Rep. John Rogers demands apology over 'monkeys' email

State Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham called for a public apology from Rep. Lynn Greer on the House floor tonight as fallout resurfaced over an email Greer forwarded on Wednesday that included an anecdote on monkeys. "I'm not a monkey,"...

 

Rep. John Rogers demands apology over 'monkeys' email

State Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham called for a public apology from Rep. Lynn Greer on the House floor tonight as fallout resurfaced over an email Greer forwarded on Wednesday that included an anecdote on monkeys. "I'm not a monkey,"...

 

AG: Tucson podiatrist pleads guilty to forging prescriptions for painkillers

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A Tucson podiatrist has pleaded guilty to forging narcotics prescriptions for painkillers that he was addicted to, the Arizona Attorney General's Office said. In...

 

Residents and activists speak out against Mesa's private-jail plan

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Mesa could be the first city in Arizona to privatize its jail operations. Jessica Boehm/azcentral.com The Mesa Police Department proposes to save more than $2 million by sending its misdemeanor offenders to a private...

 

President's 2018 budget to include family leave plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday. The official said the budget — set to be released Tuesday — will include a plan to...

Chron, 21:28 in Politics
 

Elizabeth Thomas' accused Amber Alert kidnapper Tad Cummins indicted by federal grand jury

Tad Cummins, the ex-teacher accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas and prompting Amber Alerts in Tennessee and Alabama, has been indicted on two federal charges. Cummins  faces up to life in federal prison if convicted of transporting a minor with...

 

Elizabeth Thomas' accused Amber Alert kidnapper Tad Cummins indicted by federal grand jury

Tad Cummins, the ex-teacher accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas and prompting Amber Alerts in Tennessee and Alabama, has been indicted on two federal charges. Cummins  faces up to life in federal prison if convicted of transporting a minor with...

 

San Tan Valley high school apologizes for 'inappropriate quotes' in yearbook

A San Tan Valley high school has apologized for publishing "inappropriate quotes" from students in the yearbook, drawing debate on social media. Meanwhile, many students and parents have said the quotes were funny and the controversy has...

 

Bickley: Cardinals' Justin Bethel betting on himself

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSWhat Deone Bucannon's injury means for Cardinals | 2:24azcentral sports insiders Kent Somers and Bob McManaman react to the big news from the first day of...

AZCentral, 22:05 in Sport
 

Sisters' murders unsolved years after killer's DNA freed woman

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Ann and Cecilia Cadigan were brutally murdered on their family farm in Casco, Wis., on Nov. 16, 1991. A decade after locking up the wrong person, the real killer of the Cadigan sisters continues to elude the Kewaunee...

 

Family suffers emotional day after fatal shooting of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Dwan Wakefield, DeAllen Washington, and Byron McBride have been arrested in the shooting death of the 6-year-old.   Ebony Archie collapsed after learning her child had been killed. Unable to stand, a family member...

 
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