As suicide rates climb, crisis centers expand
PHOENIX — On a recent Wednesday at 9:47 a.m., two police cars pulled up to Recovery Response Center, a one-story stucco building on a main highway in Peoria, 13 miles from downtown Phoenix.A lanky, sandy-haired man compliantly walked with two officers through an entrance marked “police/EMS drop off.” Three minutes later, the officers walked out, got into their cars and drove away.Ten minutes after that, the 27-year-old was sitting in a small office with a counselor asking him why the police had brought him in. In an even tone, he explained that the government was out to get him, he felt threat...
What's new in Phoenix: Where to eat, stay and play in the Valley of the Sun
PHOENIX — “We put salt on our drinks, not our roads,” quipped a Phoenix native, who had the misfortune of visiting Chicago on a recent frigid day when the sun was MIA.Meteorological bragging rights help explain why Arizona’s capital is the fastest-growing city in the country. Its population swelled by more than 25,000 people over the space of a year, according to the latest census data.The greater Phoenix area has no problem attracting visitors either, especially around this time of year when near-perfect weather beckons, the Sonoran Desert starts to bloom and spring training draws legions of ...
Three dead, 18 injured in bus rollover on I-15 near Fallbrook
NORTH COUNTY, Calif. — A charter bus rolled down an embankment off a rain-slicked Interstate 15 in North San Diego County Saturday morning, killing three people and injuring 18 others.The crash occurred in the southbound lanes south of state Route 76 about 10:20 a.m., according to the North County Fire Protection District.The bus, carrying adults and children, had departed from the Los Angeles area and was headed to San Ysidro, said California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe.It was raining when the bus driver swerved and lost control. The vehicle slid down an embankment and landed on its...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
2 former college volleyball stars, their 2 daughters killed in Missouri car crash
Two former star college volleyball players, including one who played at Syracuse University, were killed in a car crash Friday along with their daughters.Carrie McCaw, 44, and 12-year-old daughter Kacey and Lesley Prather, 40, and 12-year-old daughter Rhyan were on their way to a club volleyball tournament in Kansas City, Mo., when a pickup truck crossed the barrier into the westbound lanes, where it hit their minivan, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.McCaw and Prather were pronounced dead at the scene, while the two girls died at local hospitals.The truck driver, 29-year-old Eli...
New York Daily News
David Murphy: A story about Joel Embiid, Jimmy Rollins, Instagram, and a legacy still unwritten
PHILADELPHIA — Back in the olden days of sports writing, when our hearts were young and Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler did not have Instagram access, we used to rely on the airwaves to provide us the material for our manufactured controversies.The world in general was a wild place back then. Chinese pandemics, Middle East wars, asset bubbles, the whole kit and caboodle. Crazy, crazy stuff. But things were especially funky in our legacy publishing media, which at the time still more or less served as the trough from which the general public consumed its gossipy gruel.Back then, the hands that roc...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michigan reached out to NCAA about Zavier Simpson using AD Warde Manuel's family car
Michigan’s athletic department contacted the NCAA following the traffic accident that occurred while Zavier Simpson was driving a vehicle registered to athletic director Warde Manuel’s wife, a U-M spokesman told the Free Press on Friday.The conversation took place after Simpson’s accident on Jan. 26 and prior to Simpson’s return from a one-game suspension that held him out of a Jan. 28 competition at Nebraska.Simpson, a senior point guard and co-captain, crashed a 2011 Toyota RAV4 registered to Chrislan Manuel. The car is primarily used by Evan Manuel, son of Chrislan and Warde, and a student ...
Detroit Free Press
Electric vehicles are hard to find at the Chicago Auto Show. Next year will be a different story.
The auto industry is betting hundreds of billions of dollars that this is the decade you’re going to buy an electric vehicle.From a sporty Ford Mustang crossover to the rebirth of a brawny GMC Hummer truck, legacy and startup automakers alike have hundreds of electric vehicles in the development pipeline, with industry projections that EV sales will surpass traditional internal combustion engines by 2030.But at the Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 8 to 17 at McCormick Place, full battery-powered EVs were as few and far between as they are on America’s roadways, with only a handful of models ...
'Get over it? … Hell no': Dixie Highway name condemned by Miami-Dade commissioners
MIAMI — Miami-Dade commissioners pledged this week to remove “Dixie Highway” from county road signs after the board’s senior African American member declared the longstanding name a tribute to the states that fought to keep Americans enslaved during the Civil War.“Dixie Highway was named for the Dixie states. … The Dixie states seceded from the union because they wanted to continue the inhumane institution of slavery,” Commissioner Dennis Moss, who represents South Dade, where Dixie Highway is one of the busiest commuting routes, said Tuesday. “This is what the name ‘Dixie’ stands for, and it ...
Fans watch Patrick Mahomes have a blast at Chiefs' Super Bowl parade
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The quarterback to deliver Kansas City its biggest party in at least four years rode in a double-decker bus down Grand Boulevard over the lunch hour. It had been nearly 50 years since Chiefs players tracked through downtown, half a century since a football team closed down this road.The MVP chants began as soon as Patrick Mahomes appeared, and he pressed his hand against his ear, begging for more. Quickly, a fan launched a can of beer toward the vehicle, and Mahomes casually reached out his right hand and snatched it from the air. He popped the tab, gulped the liquid in a ha...
The Kansas City Star
Woman danced on SUV, then crashed through Mar-a-Lago barricades; cops opened fire
MIAMI — A Connecticut woman chastised for dancing on her car at a Palm Beach hotel late Friday morning ended up driving away and crashing her vehicle through two security barricades outside Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club and home, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, before leading a police helicopter on a chase that ended in her arrest.Hannah Roemhild, 30, a trained opera singer, is now in the custody of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.“This is not a terrorist thing,” Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said at a Friday afternoon news conference. “This is someb...