Tucson attorney Ali Farhang recently phoned Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain, introduced himself and pitched a plan for the Raiders to play their 2019 home schedule at Arizona Stadium.,The man who created the Arizona Bowl and has become part-owner of the indoor football league’s Tucson Sugar Skulls, is not shy about an attempt to execute a grandiose Act III, putting the National Football League in Tucson — if only for a season.,+1 

Before settling in Las Vegas, the NFL’s Raiders would be smart to call Tucson home in 2019, Ali Farhang believes.,Or, perhaps, the Raiders could be creative, schedule a preseason game or two at Arizona Stadium, and play the ’19 regular-season schedule — eight home games — in a variety of Western cities.,In the hallway to his office is a subway sign that reads: read more

Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.

Christmas in Fairfield was a wonderful time this year, thanks to the hard work of the City of Fairfield, Chamber of Commerce, and many community volunteers, churches, organizations and small businesses.,Beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving and going through December, folks enjoyed two Shop Local events, a Christmas-themed Parade, official Tree Lighting, Live Nativity performances, Contests, Giveaways, Winter Sports (including the new Ice Slide Races), Carousel Rides, Balloon-making Elves, Stilt-walking Nutcrackers, and so much more.,Two of the events: Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration on December 1st and Jingle All The Way Winter Sports Event on December 15th; were hosted and sponsored by the City of Fairfield.,Although these two Christmas celebrations are funded by the City of Fairfield, it is the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, along with a host of local volunteers, who take time to plan, organize, and staff the events.,Local retailers did well during this year’s Christmas events, says Pate, who received feedback from Chamber members.

• Doug Ford made a quick stop in Kingston on Sunday to greet supporters five days before voters choose a new government for Ontario.,• A Kingston Health Sciences Centre cardiologist has co-written a study to send out an alert to colleagues across North America to be on the lookout for a condition known as Lyme carditis, which is related to Lyme disease and affects the electricity of the heart.,After 23 years as a Liberal riding provincially, Kingston and the Islands voted the NDP’s Ian Arthur to be its member of the provincial parliament, squeezing ahead of Liberal incumbent Sophie Kiwala and the Progressive Conservatives’ Gary Bennett.,• Anna Workman of the Kingston Blues is the golden girl once again at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships.,• The city’s planning committee voted unanimously late last week to approve a large apartment complex on Princess Street in the Williamsville District corridor, clearing another hurdle for Podium Developments, the building’s owner.

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The fallout from the Flint water crisis will continue in 2019, with two top state officials facing trial on charges related to the lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.,Buy PhotoDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer  (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News) read more

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It will be a Rose Bowl of firsts when No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 9 Washington.,Jim Tressel led Ohio State to a 26-17 win over Oregon in the 2010 Rose Bowl for his only appearance in the storied game, and Meyer’s third Big Ten title team is bringing him to California for the first time.,Ohio State won the inaugural CFP after the 2014 season, and the Buckeyes defeated Southern California in the Cotton Bowl last season with the Rose Bowl hosting what would be an instant classic semifinal between Georgia and Oklahoma.,Meyer is set to retire after the Rose Bowl and said his career would have felt incomplete without leading a team in the first and oldest bowl game.,Both Fuller and Gaskin said the Rose Bowl still resonates with younger generations of football players, though their memories of the game might be more likely to include Texas quarterback Vince Young than games between the Big Ten and Pac-12 representatives.

Buy PhotoOwnership of Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises that share a building on Lebanon Road plans to build a new restaurant for Taco Bell on land next to the existing building.,(Photo: Andy Humbles / The Tennessean)

Taco Bell: Ownership of Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises that share a building on Lebanon Road plans to build a new restaurant for Taco Bell on land next to the existing building.,(Photo: Andy Humbles / The Tennessean) read more

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) celebrated the “top off” of the School of Science Building at Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC).,Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and and Curren Price along with the entire LA City Council, recognized the Taste of Soul (TOS) family food festival team and Hyundai Motor Company on Monday, May 21, at City Council Chambers.,On Tuesday, February 6, the Los Angeles City Council (LACC), and its president, Herb Wesson, honored Black local media professionals who have helped shape Southern California through the production and dissemination of news.,The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and its partners made history with the unveiling of Banc of California Stadium, the home venue for LA’s newest sports franchise.,ft. MLK Community Health Medical Office Building will be the new home of the MLK Community Medical Group, which recruits doctors from prestigious medical centers across the nation who have a desire to serve in a safety-net was found dead of a crystal meth overdose in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment on July 27, 2017.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It will be a Rose Bowl of firsts when No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 9 Washington.,Jim Tressel led Ohio State to a 26-17 win over Oregon in the 2010 Rose Bowl for his only appearance in the storied game, and Meyer’s third Big Ten title team is bringing him to California for the first time.,Ohio State won the inaugural CFP after the 2014 season, and the Buckeyes defeated Southern California in the Cotton Bowl last season with the Rose Bowl hosting what would be an instant classic semifinal between Georgia and Oklahoma.,Meyer is set to retire after the Rose Bowl and said his career would have felt incomplete without leading a team in the first and oldest bowl game.,Both Fuller and Gaskin said the Rose Bowl still resonates with younger generations of football players, though their memories of the game might be more likely to include Texas quarterback Vince Young than games between the Big Ten and Pac-12 representatives.