Good morning, Arizona. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Monday’s high will be 112, but, the weather will cool by a degree or two each day for the rest of the week.
The high temperature will be 107 by Thursday, possibly the coolest day of the work week.
There are showers and thunderstorms in the mountains of east Gila County but by Tuesday the state will see drier air, all but eliminating the chance of rain in Phoenix.
PHOENIX POLICE SHOOT, KILL MAN IN CAVE CREEK
Police shot and killed a Cave Creek man Sunday who officers said fired his rifle at a police helicopter and then at officers on the ground.
Nicholas Johnston, 47, was shot by officers in the front yard of a home near Cave Creek Road and Desert Willow Parkway at about 10 a.m.
Phoenix Police received a call of domestic violence at the home, said Sgt. Alan Pfohl, a department spokesman.
Pfohl said police were told Johnston had been drinking, damaging property and had an argument with his mother.
METS PROMOTE TIM TEBOW
The stats might not show it, but the Mets feel like Tebow has shown improvement in the minors.
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Just before sharing a tidbit of information with reporters, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson noted that it wasn’t “front-page news.’’
Perhaps, but just about everything involving Tim Tebow is worthy of a headline.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback will be promoted from low-Class A Columbia (S.C.) to high-A Port St. Lucie (Fla.) starting Tuesday, Alderson said.
Going into his final game with the Fireflies on Sunday, Tebow was batting .222 with three homers and 23 RBIs. He had 69 strikeouts in 212 at-bats and an on-base-plus slugging percentage of .651.
TEEN MISSING FOR A YEAR FOUND ALIVE
A North Carolina teenager who has been missing for over a year, was found alive in Georgia, and a 31-year-old man is facing charges related to her disappearance, according to the FBI.
According to the FBI, Hailey Burns, now 17, was found at a home in Duluth, Ga. Federal investigators said 31-year-old Michael Wysolovski was taken into custody and is facing felony first-degree cruelty to children and felony false imprisonment, in addition to additional charges in Georgia.
WCNC-TV reported in June 2016 that Burns, then 16, vanished after walking out of her home in Charlotte. Burns’ family members say Hailey has Asperger’s Syndrome and left her home without her medication.
TODAY IN HISTORY
- In 1483, Richard III began his reign as King of England (he was crowned the following month at Westminster Abbey).
- In 1870, the first section of Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Boardwalk was opened to the public.
- In 1925, Charles Chaplin’s classic comedy “The Gold Rush” premiered at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
- In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a second term of office by delegates to the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia.
- In 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.
- In 1950, President Harry S. Truman authorized the U.S. Air Force and Navy to enter the Korean War.
- In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower joined Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway. Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson knocked out Floyd Patterson in the third round of their match at New York’s Yankee Stadium to win the heavyweight title.
- In 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city’s residents, declaring: “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner).
- In 1967, French actress Francoise Dorleac (frahn-SWAHZ’ DOHR’-lee-ahk), the 25-year-old sister of Catherine Deneuve, was killed in a car crash in Nice (nees).
- In 1977, 42 people were killed when a fire sent toxic smoke pouring through the Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee. Elvis Presley performed his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
- In 1987, Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. announced his retirement, leaving a vacancy that was filled by Anthony M. Kennedy.
- In 1997, the first Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling (ROHL’-ing), was published in the United Kingdom (it was later released in the United States under the title “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).
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