News archive from 23 February 2018

Southwest Airlines passenger bitten by dog on Phoenix flight

CLOSE After Delta Airlines cracked down on support animals on planes, we explain guidelines on when you can travel with one. A child was bitten by an emotional support dog on a Southwest Airlines plane in Phoenix late Wednesday, adding to the debate...


Tempe couple preserve the feel of mid-century modern ranch house

Maurice Bosc works for Native Resources, a company that specializes in relocating large native trees and provides consulting for desert-friendly landscapes. So it’s not surprising that upcycling, reusing and conserving are the underlying themes of his...


Good guy with gun in Gabby Giffords shooting touts training if teachers are to be armed

CLOSE President Donald Trump Thursday endorsed tighter background checks for purchasing guns and reiterated his calls for trained teachers to carry guns but said he believes armed shooting drills in school are "a very negative thing." (Feb....


'We need to listen to our kids': Florence students hold 17 minutes of silence

CLOSE Students walked out of Mesa High School Wednesday. The walkout came as students in the Phoenix area and the nation are calling for action from lawmakers after the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Hundreds of students at a Pinal...


Ducey again backs state Parks director, says high turnover rates inflated

CLOSE The Republic's politics team talks Steve Montenegro's flirtatious texts, including a topless photo he received, Gov. Doug Ducey's 676 rules and regulations cuts, and the future funding of sports facilities, on Feb. 21, 2018. Nick...


Arizona high school boys lacrosse season preview 2018

While lacrosse is still growing in Arizona, the 2018 high school boys season will bring skilled players and heated match-ups. Teams to watch: Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, Phoenix Brophy Prep, Tucson Salpointe Catholic, Glendale Mountain Ridge, Oro...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

Jay Triano permanent Phoenix Suns coach? Readers sound off on candidacy

CLOSE azcentral sports Jay Dieffenbach and Scott Bordow break down what to watch for the Suns for the rest of the NBA season. The Phoenix Suns have 23 games left to evaluate their players during the 2017-18 season. They also have 23 games left to...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

What do the Winter Olympics and College Football Playoff have in common? Bill Hancock

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Bill Hancock is working at his 13th Olympics, most of those as the U.S. Olympic Committee go-to person for ticketing needs for high-demand events. So, for example, if there is only so much media seating available to cover...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

Game Day: GCU basketball plays host to Seattle

Thursday's game: Seattle at GCUWhen: 7 p.m. Where: GCU Arena. TV/Radio: YurView Cox 4, 1580 The Fanatic, 99.3 FM. Streaming: Watch ESPN app. Outlook: GCU (17-10, 6-5) had not lost back-to-back games all season, before this current three-game losing...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

Game Day: Amidst win streak, Coyotes hoping to close shot disparity

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: Arizona Coyotes 2017 season FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) celebrates a win as time expires as Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

American Leadership Academy's football, basketball programs placed on probation

The Arizona Interscholastic Association's Executive Board has placed Queen Creek American Leadership Academy's football and boys basketball programs on probation for the 2018-19 school year. That means neither will be eligible to compete in the...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

Phoenix Suns duo of Devin Booker, Elfrid Payton highlight areas to watch as stretch run begins

The Suns have lost seven straight games, 12 of 13 and are 4-17 in 2018. So what is there possibly to look forward to as the All-Star break comes to an end? Plenty, as it turns out. Here's a look ahead, at the final 23 games of the season and, more...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

Arizona Coyotes' newly acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper 'excited' for future

Darcy Kuemper was picking up his dry cleaning when he got the call he had been traded from the Los Angeles Kings to the Arizona Coyotes. The goaltender quickly doubled back to his home to pack his things as quickly as he could to catch the next flight...

AZCentral, 19:09 in Sport

Arizona high school beach volleyball season preview 2018

High school beach volleyball returns for the 2018 season. Phoenix Xavier Prep has dominated the highest level. The Gators remain the only school that has won an Arizona Division I beach volleyball state title since it became a varsity sport in 2010....

AZCentral, 19:18 in Sport

Chandler takes aim at 1st boys volleyball state championship

After losing to Anthem Boulder Creek in last year's 6A boys volleyball state championship match, Chandler began to build for this season, knowing it returned one of the best players in the West in Jonny Bowles. The UC-Irvine commit is ready to lead an...

AZCentral, 19:18 in Sport

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