News archive from 28 February 2018

White House outlines prison reform goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House outlined its goals for prison reform Tuesday, stressing a focus on re-entry into society and rehabilitation. Senior White House officials said they are sending their principles to lawmakers for them to draw up...

Chron, 19:01 in Politics

Following sex scandals, Arizona Legislature to convene code of conduct panel

CLOSE The Arizona Capitol has a problem, as detailed in an Arizona Republic investigation. Reporters reached out to lobbyists, lawmakers and staffers to share their stories. We then read those stories aloud. Isabel Greenblatt/ Some...


4 hurt when vehicle crashes in front of Scottsdale Safeway store

Four people were injured Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle crashed in front of a Scottsdale Safeway store, police said.   The collision occurred in front of the store at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard when the vehicle hit a column, Scottsdale...


Sean Miller on way out at Arizona? Writer says Wildcats coach 'knows it's inevitable'

CLOSE Jay Dieffenbach and J.J. Hensley discuss the latest on Sean Miller and the ongoing investigation in our Shot Clock video. Sean Miller's remaining time as the coach of the Arizona Wildcats could be brief, according to longtime Arizona Daily Star...

AZCentral, 19:23 in Sport

Pac-12 Insider: My choices for all-conference awards, including player and coach of the year

Pac-12 coaches this week are voting on all-conference awards. Obviously, this comes at an interesting time. Two of the conference's top players - Arizona's Deandre Ayton and USC's Chimezie Metu - have surfaced in the FBI's investigation into the...

AZCentral, 19:56 in Sport

Foul call: Suns' Jay Triano wondering if it's time to get technical with officials

MEMPHIS - There have been times this season when Suns interim coach Jay Triano has wanted to explode at the officials, when he thinks his young team is getting picked on. But Triano has resisted the temptation to yell and stomp his feet because he...

AZCentral, 19:56 in Sport

Rain moves into Phoenix area; snow expected in Arizona high country

Rain moved across the Phoenix area late Tuesday afternoon, starting in the West Valley, then heading east into central parts of Phoenix and the rest of the Valley, as a cold front made its way into Arizona. The storm was expected to bring more snow to...


Texas says no evidence of election systems being compromised

AUSTIN -- The Texas Secretary of State insisted Tuesday that there is no evidence that voting or voter registration systems were compromised prior to the 2016 election. Those assurances came after NBC News reported that the U.S. intelligence community...

Chron, 19:59 in Politics

Surprise police: Trespasser forces evacuation at Ottawa University

Students and staff were evacuated from the Ottawa University Campus in Surprise Tuesday after a trespasser was found with two guns in his car, police said. Police were called to the campus, near Bullard Avenue and Greenway Road, around 7 a.m., a man...


Phoenix voters to decide whether council can remove members for harassment, discrimination

CLOSE Lauren Peace talks with attorney Sharon Stiller and Michelle Cammarata of Restore Sexual Assault Services about how to identify instances of sexual harassment or assault and what to do about it. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Later this...


Wrongful-death lawsuit revisits 2011 Coronado mansion hanging death

SAN DIEGO — Sheriff's investigators concluded that the 2011 hanging of a woman at a Southern California mansion was a suicide, but a civil wrongful-death lawsuit going to trial this week blames her wealthy boyfriend's brother. The lawsuit was filed by...


Milestone for Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun puts things into perspective

Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun, who will still be 19 years old for another month, is on the heels of his 100th career NHL game played on Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks. For Chychrun, who missed nearly the first three months of the season...

AZCentral, 20:20 in Sport

Goodyear police look into reported threat at elementary school

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Estrella Mountain Elementary School families were sent a notice advising about a possible threat against the Goodyear school Tuesday afternoon. Goodyear police responded to the...


Suit: Colorado sheriff's policy violates immigrant rights

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado sheriff's department is improperly holding people suspected of being in the country illegally on behalf of federal authorities, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Colorado American Civil Liberties Union. The complaint...

Chron, 21:54 in Politics

Bickley: Suns need to hire Dan Majerle as their next head coach

Nostalgia and passion are powerful forces in professional sports. They are twin pillars on Planet Orange. They mean more to Suns fans than most NBA consumers. That's why the next full-time head coach is an obvious choice for a downtrodden...

AZCentral, 22:04 in Sport

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