Paramedic arrested in shooting, suspected in burglary
PHOENIX (AP) - Buckeye police say a Fire Department paramedic is accused of shooting up another driver's car and is a suspect in the theft of firefighting gear, ballistic vests and drugs from a fire engine. Police say 39-year-old Frank R. Zepeda was arrested Thursday on suspicion of criminal damage and other crimes in the March 2018 shooting that damaged a parked car belonging to a Glendale woman who earlier cut off another vehicle in her neighborhood. According to police, Zepeda was implicated in the car shooting during an investigation into an April 2018 firetruck burglary in Buckeye. Online court records don't list a defense attorney for Zepeda who could comment on the allegations.
Appeals court upholds ruling on Phoenix improvement district
An appellate court has upheld a Maricopa County Superior Court judge's ruling that creation of a special business-improvement district for downtown Phoenix was subject to a 2016 state law changing how such districts are formed.
Grand Canyon routs California Baptist 91-58
PHOENIX (AP) - Damari Milstead and Oscar Frayer scored 18 points apiece as Grand Canyon easily defeated California Baptist 91-58 on Thursday night. Carlos Johnson added 16 points for the Antelopes. Frayer also had seven rebounds for the Antelopes. Trey Drechsel had seven rebounds for Grand Canyon (16-10, 9-4 Western Athletic Conference). California Baptist scored 26 second-half points, a season low for the team. Jordan Heading had 15 points for the Lancers (14-11, 5-6), whose four-game winning streak ended with the loss. De'jon Davis added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Milan Acquaah, the Lancers' leading scorer heading into the matchup at 21 points per game, scored only 7 points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Preocupa a peloteros actual mercado de agentes libres
TEMPE, Arizona, EE.UU. (AP) - El titular del sindicato de jugadores de las Grandes Ligas, Tony Clark, dijo el jueves que los comentarios del pitcher Adam Wainwright sobre una posible huelga corresponden a la preocupación generalizada entre los agremiados sobre un mercado de agentes libres que a decir de ellos se ha vuelto disfuncional. Al inicio de un recorrido por campamentos de pretemporada, Clark señaló que no podía sacar conclusiones sobre el mercado basándose solo en el contrato de 300 millones de dólares y 10 campañas que Manny Machado alcanzó con los Padres de San Diego, el segundo más jugoso en la historia de las mayores.
Thursday's baseball: Clark ‘curious’ why Machado deal took so long
Players’ union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright’s comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional.
3 dead, 1 arrested after car crashes while fleeing deputy
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say three passengers are dead and the driver has been arrested after a pursuit ended with a crash southeast of the Phoenix area. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says a deputy tried to stop a car that had an expired registration and was speeding in San Tan Valley on Tuesday morning. The car pulled away at a high speed. The driver later lost control, and the car crashed into a concrete barrier. A 16-year-old boy and two 18-year-old men were killed in the crash. They were not wearing seat belts. The sheriff's office says the 17-year-old driver, who sustained minor injuries, faces three counts of first-degree murder. Authorities have not released the names of the driver and passengers.
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Hinostroza gets shootout winner as Coyotes beat Oilers 3-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Vinnie Hinostroza scored in regulation and get got the winner in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the short-handed Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Josh Archibald also scored for the Coyotes, who have won four of their last six. Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots through overtime and then three of the four attempts in the tiebreaker. Adam Larsson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had goals for Edmonton, which was without star forward Connor McDavid due to the flu. Mikko Koskinen had 33 saves as the Oilers lost their fifth straight and 11th in the last 12 (1-8-3). Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl and Arizona's Alex Galchenyuk scored in the second round of the shootout.
Manfred: Slow market may be ‘much ado about nothing’
Hours after Manny Machado agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with San Diego, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the slow free-agent market is "a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day.".
Police: Fatal shooting occurred after man 'took offense'
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man who allegedly "took offense" about a traffic encounter has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the other vehicle. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Friday the encounter led to the arrest of Edward Rodriguez Madera on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing Tuesday night of Mohamed Shah Bin Salim. Thompson said investigators determined that the incident began when the other vehicle drove in front of Madera's car at a convenience store. According to police, Madera followed the other vehicle for about 2 miles (3 kilometers) and then shot at it before driving away.
Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller
BOSTON (AP) - Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a life-size bottle of their highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales representatives into getting patients on higher doses. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston of wealthy Insys (IN-sis) Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor and four other onetime executives. They're charged with scheming to pay doctors bribes in exchange for prescriptions of the drug meant for cancer patients with severe pain. They have all denied wrongdoing. In the video, sales reps rap about titration, the process of increasing the strength of a patient's prescription until it reaches the adequate level.
Internet company must pay more than $200K in restitution
PHOENIX (AP) - An online business that offered fraudulent investment opportunities must pay more than $200,000 in restitution. The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Thursday that Charles Richard Montoya Mayville has been ordered to repay consumers up to $265,000. Prosecutors say Mayville's company, Alternative Online Design, sold work-from-home opportunities and advertising services. But complaints arose that the company promised that people who bought a website built by it could make thousands of dollars in commissions every month. The attorney general's office found that Alternative Online Design could not prove any customer made back the money spent on its services.
Jennifer Lopez bringing ‘It’s My Party: The Live Celebration’ to Atlanta
To celebrate her birthday, the multi-hyphenate entertainer will bring an all new show to fans in 24 cities across North America this summer, including a stop in Atlanta on Monday July 22nd at the All-New State Farm Arena.
Arizona man accused in 1997 rape case, is extradited to Ohio
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested and extradited to northeast Ohio to face charges in a 1997 cold case. They say 50-year-old Samuel W. Legg III is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Authorities say Legg has been living in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. He was indicted last month on two first-degree felony counts of rape and was being held on a $1 million bond. Authorities say the case involved a 17-year-old victim. Legg was formerly a truck driver who lived in the Cleveland area. The Ohio Attorney General's Office says Legg was linked to the sexual assault through DNA. It was unclear Wednesday if Legg had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Theo Epstein: Joe Ricketts emails don’t reflect Cubs’ values
The Cubs' Theo Epstein criticized emails from the patriarch of the family that owns the team and said Addison Russell won't play for Chicago again unless he meets the team's high expectations while completing his domestic violence suspension.
Blackface scandal prompts others to confront their memories
Mark Acosta remembers so many of the details. He was in fourth grade in a predominantly Hispanic mining town in Arizona and his teachers painted his face black for a play where he portrayed comedian Flip Wilson and his character Geraldine.
Agency defends officers who used stun gun on handcuffed man
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Officials at a police department in metro Phoenix defended its officers who were captured on body-camera video repeatedly shooting a handcuffed man with a stun gun during an encounter in a motel parking lot. A lawsuit stemming from the July 2017 encounter alleged one Glendale officer kicked Johnny Wheatcroft in the groin during a struggle, while another officer shot him with the stun gun in the testicles. Glendale police held a briefing Monday to respond to the excessive force allegations after a video of the encounter surfaced on local TV. The police department has acknowledged its officers used stun guns on Wheatcroft and that an officer kicked him during a struggle.
Records: Buckeye woman killed with box cutter and hammer
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Buckeye have released the name of a homicide victim and say they're searching for a transient who's considered a suspect. They say the victim was 69-year-old Sally Haese. Officers were called around 2:30 a.m. Monday about a woman who had been attacked inside a home in the Shepard Estates subdivision. When officers arrived, they found Haese inside the home with critical injuries. Buckeye Fire Department crews transported Haese to a hospital, where she died. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy that will determine the cause of death. Police say they are looking for a 29-year-old woman who knew Haese but did not live with her.
The Latest: Agency defends stun-gun use on handcuffed man
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a federal lawsuit filed over alleged excessive force by suburban Phoenix police (all times local): 7 p.m. Officials at a police department in metro Phoenix are defending officers who were captured on a body-camera video shooting a handcuffed man with a stun gun in a motel parking lot. A lawsuit stemming from the July 2017 encounter says one Glendale officer kicked Johnny Wheatcroft in the groin during a struggle, while another officer shot him in the testicles with a stun gun. Glendale police responded to the excessive force allegations Monday after a video of the encounter surfaced on local TV over the weekend.
Buckeye police say a suspect is in custody in homicide case
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Buckeye say they are investigating a homicide. Officers were called around 2:30 a.m. Monday about a woman who had been attacked inside a home in the Shepard Estates subdivision. When officers arrived, they determined that the suspect had fled the scene. They found a woman in her late 60s inside the home with critical injuries. Buckeye Fire Department crews transported the woman to a hospital, where she died from her injures. The name of the victim hasn't been released yet. Police say it's not believed to be a random act of violence as it appears the woman and her attacker knew each other.
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Arizona health facility rape spurs video surveillance push
Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. Cameras are most commonly used, but they pose privacy issues, and advocates and experts disagree about their effectiveness.
Cindy McCain apology shows challenge for mixed-race families
Cindy McCain has apologized after she claimed she stopped a case of human trafficking at the Phoenix airport when she reported a toddler with a woman of a different ethnicity and "something didn't click. " Police said they investigated but there was no evidence of a crime. The incident draws attention to the suspicion that parents, relatives, nannies and others face when they travel with children who don't look like them.
Cindy McCain reporta erróneamente caso de tráfico humano
PHOENIX (AP) - Cindy McCain se disculpó tras alegar que frustró un intento de tráfico humano en el aeropuerto de Phoenix cuando reportó a la policía haber visto a una mujer con un niño pequeño de una etnia distinta. La policía investigó y determinó que no había ilegalidad alguna. "Agradezco a la policía por haber actuado responsablemente", escribió McCain en Twitter. "Pido disculpas si dije algo sobre este tema que haya distraído de la obligación de reportar todo movimiento sospechoso", añadió la mujer, que es una activista en contra del tráfico humano.