News archive from 27 February 2018

Read Arizona football's 'Hideaway Book': Ex-coach Rich Rod just released a copy

CLOSE Republic investigative reporters Craig Harris and Anne Ryman discuss former Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez's claims that an ex-employee and her attorney tried to extort several million dollars from him. Thomas...

AZCentral, 19:01 in Sport
 

Kevin Brady meets with Trump in advance of NAFTA talks in Mexico City

WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, met with President Donald Trump Monday in advance of his weekend trip to Mexico City for talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement...

Chron, 19:07 in Politics
 

Arizona Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker wants chance at October redemption

The lasting image of Taijuan Walker's 2017 season is a bottom of the first inning that needed 48 pitches and took 27 minutes. Walker came off the mound at Dodger Stadium, vanished into the dugout and never took the field again. His outing in Game 1 of...

AZCentral, 19:16 in Sport
 

Texas leads new lawsuit to effectively repeal Obamacare

AUSTIN — Texas teamed up with Wisconsin on Monday to resume the fight against Obamacare by leading the charge in a 20-state lawsuit the group of largely Republican attorneys general hope will kill off the Affordable Care Act. Attorney General Ken...

Chron, 19:21 in Politics
 

Fifth victim dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

CLOSE National Transportation Safety Board investigator Stephen Stein holds a press conference in Boulder City, Nevada, on Saturday’s fatal crash of a tourist helicopter in the Grand Canyon. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com A fifth victim has died after a...

 

Phoenix Suns try to figure out what to do with struggling Tyler Ulis

Think about all the things Tyler Ulis had to overcome to play so well for the Suns last season. He's 5-feet-10. He was a second-round draft pick. He's a career 26.1 percent shooter from 3-point range. Any one of those could keep a player out of the...

AZCentral, 19:52 in Sport
 

Police: Teens created GoFundMe for ammo in threat against San Tan Valley school

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A pair of teens were arrested last Thursday on suspicion of creating a GoFundMe page to raise money for the purchase ammunition they said would be used to shoot at a San Tan Valley high school,...

 

Apache Junction rodeo chairman still hospitalized after stagecoach accident

The chairman of the Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo remained hospitalized Monday after a horse-drawn stagecoach hit parked vehicles during the event in Apache Junction on Saturday, rodeo officials said. Denny Walter was taken to a hospital after...

 

Phoenix strip club bouncer pleads guilty in fatal beating of Daisy Mountain firefighter

CLOSE Daisy Mountain firefighter dies after Phoenix nightclub assault. PHOENIX — One of two Phoenix strip club employees accused in the death of an off-duty Daisy Mountain firefighter last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Maricopa...

 

Police: Ex-Arizona Cardinals player suspected of assaulting woman in Scottsdale

A former running back for the Arizona Cardinals was arrested in Scottsdale last week on suspicion of assaulting a woman, police said.  Marcel Shipp, 39, was arrested Feb. 18 and booked on one count each of assault and disorderly conduct after a...

 

Child labor case tied to polygamous group in Utah-Arizona border town back in court

CLOSE The Department of Labor is looking for children who were not paid for picking pecans in a southern Utah orchard. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to...

 

Forget AzMERIT; Arizona students get other testing options

CLOSE Get the basics on Arizona's measurements of success. Arizona high school students could skip the AzMERIT test and instead take college-entrance exams, but the schools will have to pay for it.  The Arizona State Board of Education on Monday...

 

Arizona Wildcats senior Parker Jackson-Cartwright trying to help team stay focused amid chaos

EUGENE, Ore. - Even before Parker Jackson-Cartwright returned to Arizona early Sunday to play his final two home games as a Wildcat, it was clear he and his teammates were in for a bumpy ride toward Senior Day this week. After the Wildcats played...

AZCentral, 22:39 in Sport
 

Winslow rolls to 3A boys basketball title with lift from large Navajo Nation crowd

CLOSE Winslow's Ricardo Villanueva: "We've been here. They're nervous ... No one runs like us in this state." They came early, many in the large Navajo Nation crowd waiting hours to fill most of the Gila River Arena lower bowl to watch...

AZCentral, 22:51 in Sport
 

Mesa City Council approves initial agreement to bring ASU downtown

CLOSE Mesa wants to create an innovation district in a revitalized downtown. What does that mean? The Mesa City Council approved the first step in bringing Arizona State University downtown during a packed meeting Monday night that drew opponents...

 
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