News archive from 28 July 2017

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner to give $5K to burned-down LGBT youth center

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The Phoenix Fire Department works to put out a fire in the one.n.ten building in Phoenix near Third Street and Weldon Avenue. After winning a WNBA award for community service, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has...

AZCentral, 19:04 in Sport

Trump's chief of staff in tight spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title. Priebus's fortunes have long been a source of speculation, given his limited role, colorful band of rivals and the president's public slights....

Chron, 19:07 in Politics
Tensions flare in Texas House as lawmakers take up Abbott agenda

Tensions flare in Texas House as lawmakers take up Abbott agenda

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers sounded off on several pet peeves Thursday on the House floor as the chamber began passing bills demanded by Gov. Greg Abbott.  For some, they voiced frustration at the creation of new abortion laws. For others, it was the...

Chron, 19:48 in Politics

Man sends ASU student an unsolicited explicit photo; she messages his mom

The first sentence on 20-year-old Madison Kohn's profile for the dating app Tinder was clear: If anyone sent her an unsolicited explicit photo, she would send it to their mom.  One man man tested her.  Kohn, an Arizona State University student, said...


Chandler police seek charges against Hamilton High School athletic director in sex-assault case

Chandler police are recommending criminal charges against Hamilton High School Athletic Director Shawn Rustad, saying he, along with Principal Ken James and former head football coach Steve Belles, failed to report violent hazing incidents involving...


Sewage pipe from Mexico ruptures, contaminating Arizona water

RIO RICO — Santa Cruz County officials said Thursday that tested samples found excessive E. coli levels in water near a breach in an international pipeline that carries untreated sewage from Mexico into Arizona. Officials say testing from the Arizona...


Lawsuit over mailer asking Arizona businesses to pay fake fee settled

The Arizona Attorney General's Office obtained a consent judgement against a company that posed as a government agency and conned Arizona businesses into paying what it purported was a required fee. The company, Michigan-based Mandatory Poster Agency...

Glendale man accused of beating disabled stepfather to death pleads not guilty

Glendale man accused of beating disabled stepfather to death pleads not guilty

A Glendale man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal beating of his disabled stepfather pleaded not guilty Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. On July 11, Heath McConkey, 47, approached his mother's husband, 72-year-old James...


Oregon, new coach Willie Taggart are already thorns in Arizona Wildcats' side

LOS ANGELES - Oregon coach Willie Taggart entered his press conference at Hollywood and Highland on Thursday morning, and the room went eerily silent. With a smile, Taggart declared: “I was expecting a round of applause!” Could you imagine Chip Kelly...

AZCentral, 21:04 in Sport

Aldi no-frills grocery chain plans Goodyear distribution center — could Arizona stores follow?

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The war between affordable grocery stores is heating up, with Aldi announcing a big expansion. Aldi, a discount grocery chain that is popular throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S., will lay stakes in Arizona, along...


Arizona Made: Our state is filled with growers, creators, manufacturers, builders – take a look

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEARIZONA MADE: MULTITUDE OF PRODUCTS LAUNCHED HEREArizona Made: McClendon's Select | 2:50An interview with Sean McClendon about the family farm that was started in 1975. The farm is located in Peoria, and the company also...


Arizona firefighters have grip on financial power in local elections – but should they?

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Reporters Jessica Boehm and Dustin Gardiner discuss how firefighters are involved in local elections. Thomas Hawthorne/ Former Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo rose to national prominence almost four years...


Todd Graham determined to fix Arizona State's defense

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSDoug Haller at Pac-12 Media Days in Los Angeles | 2:58Doug Haller from azcentral sports and Paul Myerberg from USA TODAY Sports discuss the Pac-12 Media Days and...

AZCentral, 21:49 in Sport

Secretary of State Michele Reagan reviewing new request for voter data

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE President Trump is taking the next step in his effort to crack down on possible voter fraud in the 2016 election. Veuer's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. A leader of President Trump's commission on voter...


Bickley: Diamondbacks embark on their moment of truth

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBJ.D. Martinez on strong performance in win | 1:24Newly acquired Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez on his play in Wednesday's win. SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE...

AZCentral, 22:29 in Sport

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