Bengals powered by 3 young stars: Burrow, Chase, Higgins
CINCINNATI — (AP) — Joe Burrow says the Cincinnati Bengals' championship window should stay open for years. “The window is my whole career,” the franchise quarterback said matter-of-factly after the Bengals clinched their second straight AFC North title. With the best years ahead for Chase and Higgins, the famously frugal Bengals could have some hard choices. They’ll have their work cut out for him to do that.”The 23-year-old Higgins is in his third season out of Clemson. “Then, we got the vet with (Tyler Boyd) teaching me and Ja’Marr all the little things, and I feel like that’s helping us out tremendously.”Like Burrow, Higgins has a four-year entry-level contract and will soon become eligible for an extension.wftv.com
Four players ejected in Kings-Rockets altercation: 'that's the fight we'll need for the playoffs'
Early in the fourth quarter, Malik Monk and Rockets guard Garrison Mathews sprinted to the backcourt after a loose ball. The two came face-to-face in a heated exchange and players from both sides rushed to the altercation near the Rockets’ bench to separate them. Things got chippy between the Rockets and Kings 👀Four players were ejected from the game. “At the end of the day that's the fight that we need as a team, that's the fight that we'll need this season, and that's the fight we'll need for the playoffs." He was fined $25,000 and ejected in a December win over the Toronto Raptors when frustrations boiled over regarding the officials.wftv.com
Sabonis nearly has triple-double, Kings top skidding Rockets
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 25 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists as the Sacramento Kings beat the skidding Houston Rockets 135-115 on Wednesday night. “It starts with our two All-Stars," Kings coach Mike Brown said about Sabonis and De'Aaron Fox. We have a long way to go.”Alperen Sengün became the youngest center in NBA history with a triple-double. “Appreciate my whole team.”Jalen Green had 26 points for the Rockets, who have lost eight consecutive games and 13 of their last 14. “It was a combination of missing good and open shots,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said about the final quarter.wftv.com
Kings coach Mike Brown enters NBA COVID-19 protocols, will miss game vs. Nuggets
The Sacramento Kings will be without coach Mike Brown on Tuesday night. Brown entered the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols on Tuesday, the team announced just hours before the game was set to tip in Sacramento. He is reportedly experiencing mild symptoms, according to ESPN's Marc Spears, but he hopes to be cleared to return soon. Mike Brown has mild symptoms and hopes to be cleared to coach soon, a source said. https://t.co/iXCtAKMpMx — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) December 27, 2022Fernandez is in his first season with the Kings after spending the last several years under coach Mike Malone in Denver.wftv.com
Mike Brown and the Kings are fighting for respect from opponents, fans and even refs
DETROIT — The Sacramento Kings are on a constant quest for respect in their turnaround season, a battle that extends beyond the court and onto the sidelines. "Every time we step on the floor, we have to prove our worth," Brown said Friday night before the Kings beat the Pistons. There’s an expectation to do more than just compete, and Brown holds them to that standard. “Even if the refs are having a bad night, we’re having a bad night or, you know, buses broke down. But that quest for respect has turned vocal, with Brown still aware enough to turn the camera inward.wftv.com
Kings HC Mike Brown fined $25k after ejection in comeback win over Raptors
Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown was fined $25,000 after an explosive ejection in a 124-123 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the NBA announced Friday. After the win, Monk explained how Brown's ejection motivated the team. "So Mike just had to take one for the team and bring the energy up and we just fed off that." "I think the fact that he fought so hard for his players and then the players responded," Kings assistant coach Jordi Fernandez said after the game. "I think this is for coach, obviously fighting for all of us and then very happy for the players."wftv.com
The Kings are scoring a ton of points. So how are they doing it?
The Kings made two discrete decisions during the offseason aimed at ending what has become the longest postseason drought the NBA has ever seen . The Kings enter Wednesday's action ranked 27th in the NBA in points allowed per possession outside of garbage time, according to Cleaning the Glass . After annihilating the Nets on national TV, the Kings now rank second in the whole stinkin' NBA in offensive efficiency, according to NBA Advanced Stats , behind only the East-leading Celtics. The glass-half-empty take: The Kings' offense will level out at least a little. Fox won't keep shooting an obscene 84 percent at the cup and 56 percent from floater range.wftv.com
NBA confirms refs missed Tyler Herro travel on game-winning 3-pointer vs. Kings
A missed call from NBA officials in Miami may have cost the Sacramento Kings a game. The NBA acknowledged Thursday that officials missed a crucial call in the final seconds of the King’s 110-107 loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Herro should have been called for traveling before making a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds to play, according to the Last 2 Minute Report released Thursday. “I got all the space I needed to knock it down," Herro said after the game. The best ball-handlers in the NBA carry often.wftv.com
Adam Zimmer, former Vikings defensive coordinator and son of Mike Zimmer, dies at 38
Adam Zimmer, offensive analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals and son of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, died on Monday night at age 38. Mike was Cincy's defensive coordinator in 2013, and Adam was the assistant defensive backs coach. When Mike was named head coach of the Vikings in 2014, Adam came along and became the linebackers coach. In 2020 he was named co-defensive coordinator along with defensive line coach Andre Patterson. When Mike was fired from his job with the Vikings following the 2021 season, Adam was let go along with him.wftv.com
Bengals' Burrow is practicing, should be ready for opener
Bengals Camp Opens Football FILE - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) takes part in drills at the team's NFL football stadium, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean, File) (Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Three weeks after having an appendectomy, Joe Burrow is fully participating in training camp with an eye toward getting ready for the regular-season opener next month. The Bengals quarterback was in full uniform as he threw crisp passes in seven-on-seven drills for a second day Monday. For him, it’s (about getting ready for) Pittsburgh. Rookie cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt, who missed the preseason opener because of a core muscle injury, was still absent Monday.wftv.com
Burrow to miss part of Bengals' camp after appendectomy
Bengals Camp Opens Football FILE - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) takes part in drills at the team's NFL football stadium, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Cincinnati. Bengals owner Mike Brown said the team already has an eye on structuring finances so they can pay Joe Burrow enough to stay in Cincinnati when the star quarterback becomes eligible to negotiate a new contract next year. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean, File) (Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has had a successful appendectomy, but there is no timetable for his return to the field, coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday. Taylor said he didn't expect the star quarterback to fall behind in practice. Burrow had surgery Tuesday and Taylor expected Burrow to be released from the hospital Wednesday, which happened to be the first official day of workouts for the Bengals.wftv.com
Joe Burrow to miss part of training camp after appendectomy
Bengals Camp Opens Football FILE - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) takes part in drills at the team's NFL football stadium, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Cincinnati. Bengals owner Mike Brown said the team already has an eye on structuring finances so they can pay Joe Burrow enough to stay in Cincinnati when the star quarterback becomes eligible to negotiate a new contract next year. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean, File) (Jeff Dean)CINCINNATI — (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had had a successful appendectomy, but there is no timetable for his return to the field, coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday. Taylor said he didn't expect the star quarterback to fall behind in practice. Burrow had surgery Tuesday and Taylor expected Burrow to be released from the hospital Wednesday, which happened to be the first official day of workouts for the Bengals.wftv.com
Is standout S Jessie Bates III the odd man out in Bengals' long-term plans?
NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions Oct 17, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cincinnati Bengals free safety Jessie Bates (30) after the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports - 17035491The Cincinnati Bengals have some bills coming due. While less than he desires, $12.9 million is nearly twice the total $6.8 million Bates earned over the entirety of his four-year rookie contract. Is he willing to sit out the entire season on principle with a long-term deal in 2022 already off the table? Not mentioned in that list is Bates, who appears the odd man out for the Bengals' long-term plans.wftv.com
AP source: Celtics' Hardy accepts offer to become Jazz coach
Jazz Hardy Basketball FILE - Former San Antonio Spurs summer league head coach Will Hardy looks on during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game against the Utah Jazz on July 7, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the new coach of the Utah Jazz, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) (Rick Bowmer)Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy has accepted an offer to become the coach of the Utah Jazz, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday. Hardy will become an NBA head coach for the first time. Hardy spent one season in Boston, helping the Celtics reach the NBA Finals.wftv.com
Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams
Al Attles and Lenny Wilkens were the next two Black coaches to get opportunities; they would eventually become champions as well. But most of those Black coaches have either lasted in their first job no more than three years or not gotten a second chance at leading a team. Out of that meeting, the NBA Coaches Equality Initiative was born. There are three Black coaches in the NFL: Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Houston’s Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay’s Todd Bowles. “I’m particularly proud of numbers and roughly 50% of our head coaches are Black now, the goal is that that's not newsworthy," Silver said.wftv.com
Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams
In the last 12 months, eight coaching jobs have been filled by Black candidates — and for the first time, half the league’s franchises, 15 of the 30, have Black head coaches. Al Attles and Lenny Wilkens were the next two Black coaches to get opportunities; they would eventually become champions as well. But most of those Black coaches have either lasted in their first job no more than three years or not gotten a second chance at leading a team. Out of that meeting, the NBA Coaches Equality Initiative was born. There are three Black coaches in the NFL — Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Houston’s Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay’s Todd Bowles.wftv.com
Warriors welcome back coach Steve Kerr from COVID protocols
Kerr said his symptoms were mild with a cough and congestion but his biggest concern was not to get anyone around him sick. “It really wasn't too bad,” Kerr said Sunday, still waiting on his team's opponent from Game 7 of the Mavericks-Suns series. Associate head coach Mike Brown, who last weekend became the next coach of the Sacramento Kings, filled in for Kerr as Golden State wrapped up the series with a 110-96 win in Game 6 on Friday night. Guard Gary Payton II said everyone is thrilled to have Kerr back in the building and locker room. He couldn't sit there and think, ‘What would I do?’” and that led to the Warriors staff starting Kevon Looney in the clincher.wftv.com
Grizzlies rout Warriors to avoid elimination, force Game 6
The Warriors lost for the first time with assistant Mike Brown filling in for coach Steve Kerr, who missed his second straight game since testing positive for COVID before Game 4. Golden State, thanks to Poole coming off the bench, had outscored Memphis' reserves each of the first four games. Then the Grizzlies opened the third quarter outscoring Golden State 20-6, prompting fans to start chanting “Whoop That Trick." They did it by outscoring Golden State 24-5 on second-chance points with a 18-4 edge on the offensive boards. Golden State beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 56 on April 21, 1973.wftv.com
Curry, Warriors rally past Grizzlies 101-98 for 3-1 lead
Stephen Curry converted eight free throws over the final 45.7 seconds on the way to 32 points, leading the Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter comeback for a 101-98 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr out with COVID-19, Brown steps in
Grizzlies Warriors Basketball Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, right, reacts to referee Courtney Kirkland (61) after a call during the first half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Western Conference playoff semifinal against the Memphis Grizzlies in San Francisco, Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening and will be replaced by associate head coach Mike Brown on the bench for Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors said Kerr had just received his result approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes before tipoff at Chase Center. Brown on Sunday reached agreement to become coach of the Sacramento Kings but will stay with the Warriors through their postseason run. ___More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
AP source: Kings hire Mike Brown as new coach
Kings Coach Basketball FILE - Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown gestures during an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in San Francisco, Nov. 4, 2019. The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Brown as their new head coach. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (Jeff Chiu)The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Golden State assistant Mike Brown as their head coach. Brown previously had two stints as head coach in Cleveland where he guided the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2007 and had one stint as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Ranadive then hired former Warriors assistant Luke Walton has head coach in 2019 and promoted former Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry to interim coach after Walton was fired last November.wftv.com
Commemorating "Bloody Sunday" 57 years later
Monday marks 57 years since "Bloody Sunday," when approximately 600 people were attacked by state and local police while marching peacefully in Alabama to demand an end to discrimination in voter registration laws. CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright joins CBS News' Lana Zak to discuss the significance of that day as well as its relation to voting rights legislation currently in congressional limbo.news.yahoo.com
New York City's R-32 subway cars reach the end of the line
The New York City subway system has been up and running for more than a century, but through the decades, the cars passengers ride in have always been evolving. As CBS' Errol Barnett reports, the most recent upgrade has finally taken some legendary cars off the tracks.news.yahoo.com
Saturday Sessions: David Byrne’s America Utopia perform "Burning Down the House
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne rose to prominence in the mid-1980s with his band, "Talking Heads." For his 2018 album, "American Utopia," Byrne launched a groundbreaking world tour that has now become a hit Broadway show. For “Saturday Sessions,” Byrne and the cast of "American Utopia," perform "Burning Down the House."news.yahoo.com
Judge dismisses suit in fatal Salt Lake City police shooting
A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Utah man who was shot at nearly 30 times and killed as he ran away from Salt Lake City police in 2020. U.S. District Judge David Barlow ruled that the civil rights of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, 22, were not violated when he was shot and killed by Officers Neil Iversen and Kevin Fortuna, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. Palacios-Carbajal's family filed the civil suit against the officers and police Chief Mike Brown in September 2020, alleging the officers engaged in “gratuitous violence” by repeatedly shooting at him after he was already on the ground and incapacitated.news.yahoo.com
Police charge man in fatal shooting of Utah football player Aaron Lowe
Arrest made: An arrest was made in the shooting death of Aaron Lowe, a sophomore cornerback at the University of Utah. Lowe was killed Sept. 26 during a party in Salt Lake City. (Rick Scuteri/Associated Press, file )SALT LAKE CITY — Police in Salt Lake City said they have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with last week’s shooting death of University of Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe. The person accused of murdering @UUtah student Aaron Lowe is in custody! Because of those tips and the unrelenting pursuit of justice from our homicide detectives, we have arrested the person accused of murdering Aaron Lowe.wftv.com
Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe fatally shot at party
SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe was fatally shot early Sunday at a house party in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Lowe’s death is being investigated as a homicide,“I am deeply saddened by the shooting death of Aaron Lowe,” Brown said in a statement. “This talented young man touched the lives of so many here in Salt Lake City and in Texas. The Salt Lake City Police Department grieves with and offers our condolences to the Lowe family and the University of Utah community. “We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement.wftv.com
Team USA stunned by Nigeria in Olympic exhibition tuneup
Team USA loses Team USA player Bam Adebayo passes the ball during the team's exhibition basketball defeat against Nigeria. (David Becker/Associated Press)LAS VEGAS — Team USA has fielded the Dream Team in the Olympics. >> Read more trending newsNigeria handed Team USA a stunning 90-87 defeat in its first exhibition basketball game before the Olympics, ESPN reported. pic.twitter.com/JjAYHEsaTy — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 11, 2021“I’m kind of glad it happened,” Team USA coach Gregg Popovich told reporters after the game. Five years ago, Team USA beat Nigeria by 43 points in an exhibition game, according to ESPN.wftv.com
Barbershop offers coronavirus shots, in addition to cuts and shaves. Some see it as a national model.
'Why not go where people already have trust?' Black business leaders, University of Maryland and Biden White House hope to recruit barbers to replicate Hyattsville effort nationwide.washingtonpost.com
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.
Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans
“The goal for us next season is to play a standard season ... an 82-game season and playoffs. A typical NBA season has a regular season that lasts for nearly six months, followed by about a two-month postseason. The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are set to begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8 — if those games are held. “And, obviously, there are many NBA players who participate in the Olympics for other countries. The U.S. roster for the Tokyo Olympics will be 12 players; there were another 34 players competing for other countries at the Rio Olympics as well.
Mayfield throws 2 TD passes, Browns hold off Burrow, Bengals
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow, who threw three TD passes and showed incredible poise in just his second game. Burrow's third TD pass — a 9-yarder to Tyler Boyd with 43 seconds left — pulled the Bengals within five, but the Browns recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock. But the reigning Heisman Trophy winner matched Mayfield pass for pass and showed why the Bengals believe he can turn them around. Uzomah in the second quarter, but Cincinnati's defense couldn't slow down the Browns and Mayfield tossed a 6-yard TD pass to a wide-open Hunt gave Cleveland a 21-10 lead.
Kerr, Nurse among NBA coaches wondering about Olympic plans
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Golden State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he or anyone else from the NBA will be there at all. FIBA pushed back the dates for the four remaining qualifying tournaments to June 29 through July 4, 2021, meaning they would end 19 days before the rescheduled start of the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Toronto coach Nick Nurse is scheduled to coach Canada in that qualifying tournament and, he hopes, the Olympics. Nurse, Popovich and Kerr surely arent the only coaches wondering on this point.
Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Teleconferences Related to Social Problems Impacting Public Safety
This week, the Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice held hearings on social problems impacting public safety, specifically homelessness, federal programming, and substance abuse. The Operation deployed a three-pronged approach: law enforcement, treatment and housing, and dignity of work designed to help individuals become self-sufficient. Mr. Fox asserted that law enforcement plays a role in the success of treatment courts across the nation. When law enforcement work side-by-side with other providers and agencies, it significantly affects the outcome. Mike Sena argued that to successfully address substance abuse in our communities, the public safety community needs real-time data.justice.gov
NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind
Researchers on Wednesday described the first published findings from the Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft launched in 2018 to journey closer to the sun than any other human-made object. The findings, offering fresh details about how the sun spawns space weather, are reshaping astronomers understanding of violent solar wind that can hamper satellites and electronics on Earth. The probe eventually will travel within about 4 million miles (6 million km) from the suns surface, seven times closer than any previous spacecraft. The probe has endured extreme heat while flying through the outermost part of the suns atmosphere, called the solar corona, that gives rise to solar wind - the hot, energized, charged particles that stream outward from the Sun and fill the solar system. They carry a tremendous amount of energy.This will dramatically change our theories for how the corona and solar wind are being heated, Kasper added.feeds.reuters.com
Former Fox News host Shepard Smith once worked for Channel 6, and covered GG Allin pooping on a stage
click to enlarge Screenshot via YouTubeBack in November of 1991, the now deceased legendary punk rocker GG Allin was arrested in Orlando for pooping on stage at the Space Fish Cafe, and a very green former Fox News host Shepard Smith covered it as a local correspondent.In a clip recently posted to Reddit , a young Smith reports for the now defunct WCPX, and can be seen interviewing the clubs owner and witnesses. I would say, you never really know when GG Allin performs, said club owner Mike Brown, who also added everyone in the crowd thought it was funny when Allin not only crapped into his hands, but ate it and threw it into the crowd.The clip is not only a remarkable time capsule of early 90s Orlando nostalgia, its also wild to see the humble origins of Smith, who just abruptly departed from Fox News Of course, Allin later missed his court date, and the state attempted to suspend the club owner's liquor license, reports the Orlando Sentinel . "This is one of the most immoral and disgusting things that I have had to deal with, said then Orlando Police Sgt. Bill Mulloy to the Associated Press.See, there's always a Florida connection.orlandoweekly.com
Mackenzie Lueck's Body Found in Utah Canyon: Police
Mackenzie Lueck's body was found Wednesday in a canyon outside of Salt Lake City, police said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told reporters at a news conference that her remains were located in Logan Canyon, nearly 100 miles north of the city. Charred human female tissue that matched Lueck's DNA had previously been discovered in murder suspect Ayoola Ajayi's backyard last week, according to police. Officials said last week that Ajayi faces charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and desecration of a body in Lueck's death. RELATED STORIESAgency Owner Says Mackenzie Lueck Murder Suspect Made Her 'Uncomfortable in My Core'Mackenzie Lueck Mourned by Friends as Suspect Found to Have Been Accused of Rape in PastAlleged Mackenzie Lueck Killer Was Like Ted Bundy, Says Former House Cleaner
Body of murdered Utah woman found, police say
(CNN) - The body of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been found in a canyon north of Salt Lake City, police said Friday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said in a news conference that he was "relieved and grief-stricken" to report that Lueck's body was recovered Wednesday in Logan Canyon, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. Investigators were subsequently able to forensically confirm it was Lueck, Brown said. The 23-year-old was last seen in the early morning hours of June 17 when she was dropped off at a park in North Salt Lake City. A subsequent search of the burn area yielded "several charred items that were consistent with personal items of Mackenzie Lueck," Brown said.
Prosecutors in Mackenzie Lueck case granted extension to file charges
(CNN) - The man suspected of killing missing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck will continue to be held in jail without bail for another week after prosecutors on Tuesday received an extension to file charges. Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and booked into the Salt Lake County jail. He is expected to be charged with Lueck's murder and several other counts, including aggravated kidnapping, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said. The University of Utah student texted her parents at around 1 a.m. after landing at Salt Lake International Airport, police said. Ajayi told him the soundproofing was for listening to loud music.
Mackenzie Lueck murder suspect: Here's what we know
Police said the investigation showed Ajayi and Lueck's phones were both at the park within a minute of each other. Ajayi denied knowing what Lueck looked like, Brown said, but investigators found several pictures of her on his phone. A neighbor told CNN that Ajayi said he was using part of the home as an Airbnb. Reached for comment Thursday, a spokesman for Airbnb told CNN the company was "urgently investigating." His neighbor, Tom Camomile, told CNN prior to his arrest that Ajayi was a "smart guy" and a "computer geek."
Cell phone photos and a rideshare lead to Utah man's arrest in murder
Police search a home in Salt Lake City during the investigation into a missing Utah student. That was around the time Lueck's phone stopped receiving data or location services, police saidAyoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and is expected to be charged with aggravated murder. He also faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body, according to Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown. She stopped communicating about 3 a.m.Lueck texted her parents at 1 a.m. on June 17 when she landed at Salt Lake City International Airport, police said. The Lyft driver said she did not appear to be in distress, according to Salt Lake City police assistant chief Tim Doubt.
Man charged in death of Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck
A man was arrested Friday in the death of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. "Excavation of the burned area was conducted, which resulted in the finding of several charred items, that were consistent with personal items of Mackenzie Lueck," Brown said. Lueck, 23, landed at the Salt Lake City airport on June 17. Ayoola Ajayi SALT LAKE COUNTY JAILThrough social media and phone records, authorities determined that Lueck communicated with Ajayi the day before her disappearance. "The death of Mackenzie Lueck is devastating news," University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins said in a statement.cbsnews.com