Rookie defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin brings physicality to Coyotes' blue line

Richard Morin Arizona Republic Published 8:24 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 Regardless of how long he sticks with the team, Ilya Lyubushkin seems to be fitting right in with the Coyotes. The Russian defenseman was signed out of his country’s top professional league this offseason to give the Coyotes some depth on the blue line …

National Weather Service: Flash flood watch for portions of south central Arizona

Julian Alberto Hernandez Arizona Republic Published 12:10 AM EDT Oct 7, 2018 The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a flash flood watch for a portion of south central Arizona including the Cave Creek, Mazatzal Mountains, New River Mesa, Rio Verde/Salt River and Tonto Basin areas. The flash flood watch is in effect from midnight …

Arizona Coyotes host Anaheim Ducks for 2018-19 home opener

Arizona Republic Published 5:05 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 The Arizona Coyotes (0-1-0) host the Anaheim Ducks (1-0-0) for their 2018-19 home opener on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Gila River Arena. Here’s everything you need to know before puck drop in Glendale: Kachina pride The Coyotes will wear throwback uniforms featuring the club’s original …

10 Arizona Mattress Firm stores slated for closure as part of restructuring

Arizona Republic Published 12:13 AM EDT Oct 6, 2018 Mattress Firm plans to close 10 Arizona stores as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, which calls for up to 700 stores nationwide to shut, the company said. About 200 of the stores could be closing within days, according to a report Friday by USA TODAY. …

Jon Kyl: Brett Kavanaugh 'eminently qualified,' sex-assault allegations likely

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez Arizona Republic Published 8:31 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who helped Brett Kavanaugh navigate the Senate’s Supreme Court confirmation process before returning to Capitol Hill as a lawmaker, said the FBI investigation did not corroborate allegations he sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers.  In his …

If you're against Prop. 127, we're your clear choice for Arizona Corporation

opinion Justin Olson and Rodney Glassman opinion contributors Published 9:39 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 In the race for corporation commissioner, voters have a clear choice. Two Republican nominees who work in the business community and support policies to keep your rates as low as possible, while ensuring safe and reliable public services and ethical …

2 arrested after undocumented migrants found in truck bed on I-19

Austin Westfall Arizona Republic Published 9:53 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two people after finding undocumented immigrants in the bed of their pickup truck Tuesday night in southern Arizona, officials said. The two arrested are both 17-year-old males and U.S. citizens, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. They …

1 dead in crash after sinkhole opens on US 89 near Cameron

Mike Cruz Arizona Republic Published 1:06 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 One person died in a crash after heavy rain caused a sinkhole to open up Wednesday night on U.S. 89 near Cameron. State troopers responding to a two-vehicle crash at 11:37 p.m. around milepost 471 were advised that one of the vehicles may have run into a large sinkhole, according …

7 officers shot, 1 dead, in South Carolina shooting, authorities say; suspect

Kristin Lam USA TODAY Published 9:16 PM EDT Oct 3, 2018 At least seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, in Florence County, South Carolina, authorities said Wednesday night. Local media reports said the shooting may have escalated from a domestic violence situation Wednesday night. Officers responded to an active shooting in Vintage Place, an …

Soggy morning as Hurricane Rosa remnants continue to move inland across Arizona

Sierra Poore Arizona Republic Published 10:59 AM EDT Oct 2, 2018 Light to moderate rain continues to fall Tuesday morning across the Valley as remnants of Hurricane Rosa move inland, and so far, there have been no reported significant weather-related incidents, according to local authorities.  Rain is expected to fall throughout the day, with a chance …