March 7, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Stories on an after-school skating program, dance therapy and more

Families with firearms can take steps to keep their kids safe

Families with firearms in the home can take classes to learn how to keep children safe and introduce them to shooting when they're ready.

Parents, advocates rally after Queen Creek High loses five to suicide

Parents and suicide prevention advocates rallied in front of a Queen Creek school that has lost five students to suicide since May

Arizona’s Miller to remain coach, calls report ‘inaccurate, false and defamatory’

Sean Miller will remain coach of the Arizona men's basketball team. He said Thursday that reports he discussed payment to a player were false.

Arizona teachers: How do you feel about gun control?

The latest school shootings in Parkland, Florida, have led to recommendations that teachers take on responsibilities beyond the classroom, such as carrying guns in school.

Spotlight not just on Arizona’s Sean Miller, but college basketball, too

A report that an FBI wiretap intercepted Sean Miller discussing payments to a star basketball player has raised questions about the past and future of the sport and triggered reaction from many that they’re not surprised about the current firestorm.

In wake of shooting, educators look at social media impact on students

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, Arizona educators said they regularly grapple with the benefits and drawbacks of social media that gave students a firsthand account of the trauma, while empowering them to act.

300 Mesa High students walk out in support of stricter gun control

About 300 Mesa High School students walked out in support of gun control and solidarity with Parkland, Fla. school shooting victims. The pop-up protest started on Snapchat

‘Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do’: Cubs’ Rizzo reflects on returning to hometown after school shootings

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was back at training camp Monday after attending a vigil at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in the aftermath of a school shooting there last week.

Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism

WASHINGTON - A Bureau of Indian Education official told a House panel that his agency is making "strong improvements" in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau's budget - claims greeted skeptically by lawmakers.

‘Wanting to die’: Sexual assault victim shares story with athletes, including ASU’s

The impact of Larry Nassar's crimes is far-reaching and has prompted college athletic departments across the country to have deeper conversations about sexual assault on campuses. That includes Arizona State, which has an education program in place and brought in a victim of sexual assault to speak to the team.

MCSO trains K-9 dogs to protect and serve

MCSO trains canines to detect drugs and apprehend suspects Visuals: broadcast package by Richard a couple of weeks ago