News archive from 23 February 2017

Turner: Firefighters delay on pension reform spurs more cuts

Turner: Firefighters delay on pension reform spurs more cuts

Mayor Sylvester Turner made good Wednesday on his earlier hints that the fire pension trustees' failure to agree to reform terms would see the fund receive deeper benefit cuts than it had tentatively agreed to last fall. The fire fund has remained...

Chron, 19:01 in Politics
 
Arizona Coyotes hoping Brad Richardson returns this season

Arizona Coyotes hoping Brad Richardson returns this season

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSSarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Ducks | 0:38Coyotes insider Sarah McLellan looks at the plus and minus in the 3-2 win over the Ducks on Monday....

AZCentral, 19:03 in Sport
 
Fundraiser to help ailing former Tempe police horse Officer Moose

Fundraiser to help ailing former Tempe police horse Officer Moose

Although retired, Officer Moose still observes passers-by with the alertness of an officer on patrol. The 10-year-old was a Tempe police horse for more than a year when he fell ill with a neurological condition that has baffled veterinarians. He walks...

 

Krauthammer on Congress: 'It can't get its act together'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that while many Americans are hoping the Republican-led Congress will tackle big ticket items like tax reform and health care this year, legislators in...

Fox News, 19:46 in Politics
 

Trump administration revokes Obama-era transgender bathroom guidance for schools

The Trump administration Wednesday revoked federal guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama that allowed public school students to use restrooms and other facilities corresponding to their gender identity. A document submitted to the Supreme...

Fox News, 19:46 in Politics
 

DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald...

Chron, 19:54 in Politics
 
Phoenix crews rescue injured hiker on Camelback Mountain, the 2nd in 2 days

Phoenix crews rescue injured hiker on Camelback Mountain, the 2nd in 2 days

Phoenix fire officials were called to rescue an injured hiker on a Camelback Mountain trail Wednesday afternoon, the second in two days at the popular recreation area. Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Rob McDade said rescue crews responded to the Echo...

 

It's not 'just a money thing,' sheriff says in opposing pistol permit bill

Pistol permits are a financial boon to the Madison County sheriff's department but that's not why Sheriff Blake Dorning opposes a Senate bill that would eliminate them. "We hear it's just a money thing," Dorning said Wednesday. "No,...

 
Dinner, drinks and a flick: Dine-in movie theaters coming to Chandler, Tempe

Dinner, drinks and a flick: Dine-in movie theaters coming to Chandler, Tempe

Southeast Valley residents who frequent south Chandler's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a movie theater and restaurant combo, will soon have two more options. A second Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is planned to open in Tempe early next year and a Flix Brewhouse...

 
Carlos Ghosn stepping down as Nissan CEO

Carlos Ghosn stepping down as Nissan CEO

Carlos Ghosn, one of the best-known leaders in the automotive industry, is stepping down as CEO of Nissan, which he brought back from the brink of financial ruin and turned into a powerhouse encompassing a pantheon of global car brands. Under Ghosn,...

 
USA Today Network launches site for whistleblowers to securely send documents

USA Today Network launches site for whistleblowers to securely send documents

The USA Today Network has launched a digital site where potential whistleblowers can securely provide documents to network investigative reporters. The site, https://newstips.usatoday.com, uses SecureDrop, a document-submission system managed by the...

 

Judge blocks California law barring IMDb from posting actors' ages

A California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting actors' ages raises First Amendment concerns and does not appear likely to combat age discrimination in the entertainment industry in any meaningful way, a federal judge said...

 

1 arrested after marijuana plants found in Jackson County home

A man was arrested after three marijuana plants and other chemicals were found inside his home, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said they arrived at the home of Jeffery McCormack after receiving a report of a man wanting to commit...

 
Accused of securities fraud, Phoenix investment firm is forced out of business

Accused of securities fraud, Phoenix investment firm is forced out of business

A Phoenix-based investment firm has been expelled from membership in an important industry group, and the company's chief executive officer barred from the securities industry, over allegations of the improper sale of municipal bonds. FINRA, the...

 
Dog dies in Chandler apartment fire

Dog dies in Chandler apartment fire

An apartment fire in Chandler on Wednesday left a family dog dead, fire officials said. The fire broke out midafternoon in an apartment near Galveston Street and McQueen Road just east of downtown Chandler, officials said. Firefighters from both the...

 

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