July 2, 2013 |
YARNELL, Ariz. - A fast-moving wildfire killed 19 firefighters Sunday afternoon after the blaze raced through an Arizona community, a state forestry official told the Associated Press. Forestry spokesman Art Morrison said the firefighters were caught by the fire near the central Arizona town of Yarnell, about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix. He said the firefighters were forced to deploy their fire shelters, tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat. Earlier Sunday, the 2,000-acre wildfire prompted evacuations of 50 homes in several communities.
June 19, 2013
US Airways Group Inc.'s headquarters building in Tempe, Ariz. has been sold to an Orlando, Fla.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) for $41.8 million. Parkway Properties Inc. bought a 75 percent interest in the 225,000-square foot, nine-story office tower, according to a prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. US Airways, which is the sole tenant, will still own 25 percent of the building valued at $56 million. US Airways, which plans to merge with American Airlines and move the combined carrier's headquarters to Fort Worth, Tex., has an option to terminate the Tempe lease on Dec. 31, 2016, the filing said.
June 3, 2013 |
Wearing a faded blue University of Arizona cap pulled down low on his blond hair and a red Wildcats polo shirt to match, Nick Foles was just another fan in the crowd. The Eagles quarterback was at PPL Park on Saturday afternoon, supporting Arizona in the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships. "Anytime I can go watch my alma mater, it's pretty neat," Foles said. After attending Michigan State his freshman year, Foles transferred to Arizona and started 10 games as a sophomore.
June 2, 2013
The Soul suffered a crushing 64-57 loss in the closing seconds Saturday after the Rattlers intercepted a Dan Raudabaugh pass in their own end zone and then drove the length of the field to score the winning touchdown on a 1-yard plunge by quarterback Nick Davila. More than 7,000 fans at the Wells Fargo Center saw the Soul surrender a 15-point lead to Arizona in the fourth quarter after a dominating defensive performance. "We did a lot of good things today both offensively and defensively," said Soul coach Clint Dolezel.
June 2, 2013 |
Despite entering this year's USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships with back-to-back titles, Dartmouth didn't let itself get too confident. So when the Big Green fell behind late Saturday against Arizona - a rematch of last year's title game - panic didn't settle in. "You're never comfortable," Dartmouth senior Pat Flynn said. To cap a possession late in the second half, Dartmouth captain Madison Hughes shoveled a pass to teammate Kevin Clark, who scored an uncontested try to tie the game.
June 1, 2013
Saturday at 4 p.m., Wells Fargo Center TV: The Comcast Network (8:30 p.m., tape). Records: Soul, 5-4; Rattlers, 9-1. About the Soul: They will try for their third win in a row in a rematch of ArenaBowl XXV, which was won by Arizona, 72-54. . . . Soul defensive lineman Bryan Robinson is No. 1 in the Arena Football League with 121/2 tackles for loss and second with 71/2 sacks. . . . Robinson has six sacks in his last four games. . . . The offense leads the AFL with an average of 311.4 yards per game.
April 14, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Authorities say a package addressed to Sheriff Joe Arpaio discovered in a northern Arizona mailbox would have exploded if opened, leading to serious injuries or death. Maricopa County Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan made the comment Friday at a news conference in Phoenix. He said investigators are trying to locate one person who may have been involved in mailing the package addressed to his boss. The package intercepted late Thursday was addressed to Arpaio at his downtown Phoenix office.
April 5, 2013 |
Chester's Rondae Jefferson scored nine points off the bench for the East all-stars Wednesday night as they fell to the West, 110-99, in the McDonald's All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago. The senior forward bound for Arizona was the first Clipper to be selected for the annual game. He added two rebounds and two assists and shot 4 for 10 from the field. Aaron Gordon, his future teammate at Arizona, earned MVP honors as he poured in 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the West.
April 1, 2013 |
TUCSON, Ariz. - A campaign promising free shotguns for people in Tucson's most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011 that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made the city a symbol of gun violence in America. The nonprofit Armed Citizen Project is part of a national campaign to give shotguns to single women and homeowners in neighborhoods with high-crime rates. The effort comes amid a national debate on gun control after mass shootings in Arizona, Colorado, and Connecticut.
March 31, 2013 |
PHOENIX - An 86-year-old man who carried out a mercy killing by shooting his ailing wife and high school sweetheart in the head was sentenced Friday to probation after an emotional hearing where family members tearfully spoke on his behalf. George Sanders could have faced more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Judge John Ditsworth said his sentence of two years' probation was "individualized and tempers justice with mercy. " "It is very clear that he will never forget that his actions ended the life of his wife," Ditsworth said as Sanders stood, his hands clasped and shaking.