The Latest: Interstate 40 reopens in northeastern Arizona
HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on an Interstate 40 closure in Arizona (all times local):
Authorities have reopened Interstate 40 in northeastern Arizona after learning that lines downed on the highway are phone lines, not power lines as originally thought.
Former forensic interviewer sentenced to time behind bars
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former forensic interviewer who testified in numerous northern Arizona court cases has been sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $8,150 in restitution for embezzling money from her employer, Northern Arizona Healthcare.
A Coconino County ...
Nez leads Shirley in vote for Navajo Nation presidency
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez had a significant lead late Tuesday over his opponent in the race for the tribe’s top post in an election marred by widespread reports of ballot shortages.
Nez had nearly double the votes of former two-term President Joe ...
Fractious Arizona Senate race heads into final hours
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Rep. Martha McSally barnstormed rural Arizona on Monday while Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema dashed around its urban core in Phoenix as the congresswomen tried to drum up every last vote in the final day of their neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors will allow Flagstaff Snow Park at Fort Tuthill to use potable water for snowmaking.
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company’s right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon.
An Obama-era decision prohibits new mining claims on roughly 1,562 square miles outside the boundaries of the national park through 2032. But that doesn’t ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a former Northern Arizona University student who was shot on the Flagstaff campus has appealed the dismissal of a conflict-of-interest allegation against the shooter’s attorneys.
The State Bar of Arizona did not find clear and convincing evidence that ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Wendy Rogers proudly proclaims she’ll support President Donald Trump’s agenda if elected to represent a vast congressional district in Arizona.
Democratic incumbent Tom O’Halleran says he’s less concerned with politics than policy.
The 1st ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country’s most popular national parks.
Investigators from the ...
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The retrial for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting on the Flagstaff campus will move ahead as scheduled.
Steven Jones will be tried in March on murder and other charges in the October 2015 shooting.
The date had been ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about the sentencing of a man in a murder case, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Derrick Barnett will serve his sentence in a county jail. He will serve the sentence in a state prison.
A corrected version of the story is ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Snowplows were clearing highways in high country in northern and eastern Arizona on Tuesday as a winter weather advisory remained in effect through noon for elevations over 6,500 feet (1,981 meters).
The National Weather Service said drivers should plan on slippery ...
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his estranged girlfriend, who police say was beaten and left in the cold before she died.
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A trial over water rights is underway in one of the longest-running court cases in Arizona history.
The case will determine who has rights to water from the Little Colorado River basin. The claims number in the thousands and likely exceed the water ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say they’re investigating the discovery of human remains just south of Cameron.
They say hunters reported finding the remains Sunday in the area west of Highway 89N near Cedar Wash.
Although the investigation is still ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University says it recently discovered a student had rented out a dorm room on Airbnb.
University spokeswoman Kim Ott said Friday the school contacted the vacation rental site and had the listing removed. She says the student remains enrolled at the ...
Flagstaff man gets probation for negligent homicide
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff man has been sentenced to three years of probation for negligent homicide for his involvement in a 2017 murder at a motel.
After spending a total of 168 days across two stints in Coconino County Jail, Kayson Russell was released from custody last ...
No late spring frost means big apple crop in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Flagstaff area is seeing a bountiful apple harvest months after avoiding its usual late spring frost.
That means late-season bloomers such as apples are more likely to survive and produce fruit, according to the National Weather Service.
Longtime Flagstaff ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Overnight storms dropped several inches of snow in northern Arizona.
National Weather Service meteorologists in Flagstaff say a cold front moved through the area early Sunday.
They say Snowbowl Estates got 4 1/2 inches of snow while Williams received 2 inches ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A weather system moving across the West could provide northern Arizona with what the National Weather Service says will be “a taste of winter” this weekend and stormy or breezy conditions elsewhere in the state.
Forecasters in Flagstaff say northern Arizona will ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 15-mile (24-kilometer) stretch of a northern Arizona highway is closed because of damage from heavy rains and officials say the closure likely will last a while and result in a lengthy detour.
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Thursday that ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County sheriff’s officials are warning about a phone scammer masquerading as a deputy.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Erika Wiltenmuth said in a news release Wednesday that residents have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be a Coconino County ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review an Obama-era action that put land around the Grand Canyon off-limits to new mining claims, ending the legal battle as environmentalists keep a close eye on actions by the Trump administration that they fear could lead to more access for ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Flagstaff say they’re investigating the death of a New Mexico woman.
They say the body of 32-year-old Vanessa Lee was found Sunday afternoon in the Rio De Flag area.
Police say a citizen discovered the body and notified police.
University student from California killed in Arizona wreck
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern Arizona University student from California was killed and three other people injured when a pickup went off a national forest road and struck a tree.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office identified the student killed in the wreck Friday ...
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Remnants of Hurricane Rosa to bring rain to Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona could be drenched next week.
The National Weather Service says remnants of Hurricane Rosa are expected to hit the state Sunday, bringing heavy rain, high winds and the threat of localized flooding.
Up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) could fall in some ...
Will Smith’s bungee jump: The latest stunt near Grand Canyon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.
One of cinema’s most iconic endings wasn’t filmed in the national park in ...
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Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor
LEUPP, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff.
Up to 20 Navajo college students will work on the project that’s expected to be complete next summer. Officials broke ground ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The longtime publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun is retiring, marking the second major shift in leadership at the newspaper since July.
Don Rowley led the Flagstaff paper for 23 years, overseeing changes that included the addition of a Saturday newspaper in 1992 and ...
3 men, teen ID’ed as victims in ATV crash off Arizona cliff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the identities of four people killed when their ATV plunged off a northern Arizona cliff.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified victims in the weekend crash near Blue Ridge as 37-year-old Reymond Martinez, 38-year-old ...
Authorities unsure what led ATV to go off Arizona cliff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona are trying to figure out how an ATV went off a cliff, killing all four men riding in it.
Coconino County Sheriff’s officials recovered the bodies Monday of the victims of a weekend crash near Blue Ridge.
Sheriff’s spokesman Jon ...
Wildfire smoke over northern Arizona expected to lessen
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire that’s shrouded parts of northern Arizona is expected to lessen this week.
The lightning-caused wildfire has been burning in a rugged area near Sedona since late July, keeping it out of reach for firefighters.
A spokesman for the Coconino ...
Bodies of 4 men in ATV crash off an Arizona cliff recovered
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The bodies of four men apparently killed in a fiery crash of an ATV that went over a northern Arizona cliff have been recovered, authorities said Monday.
Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said a 10-acre fire and rugged terrain made it difficult for rescuers to get ...
The Latest: Bodies of 4 Arizona men recovered in ATV crash
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on an ATV crash in Arizona that has killed four people (all times local):
Authorities in northern Arizona say the bodies of four men killed in a fiery ATV crash have been recovered.
Coconino County sheriff’s officials say a 10-acre ...
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe’s top elected post.
One of Nez’s primary election opponents, Vincent Yazzie, alleges Nez failed to disclose a misdemeanor conviction for drunken driving in 2002. Yazzie argues ...
Less snow prompts push to lengthen Grand Canyon visit season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — With snowfall dwindling at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, tourism promoters see an opportunity to stretch out the visiting season at the less popular side of the canyon so more people experience it and spend money in the region.
The canyon’s North Rim is fully open ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured after falling while navigating a popular climbing formation in Flagstaff.
Coconino County sheriff’s officials said Monday the child fell roughly 20 feet (6.1 meters) and suffered injuries to his head and wrist.
Grand Canyon river rafter missing after trying to aid wife
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A California man remains missing three days after trying to rescue his wife during a river rafting trip in the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon National Park officials said Monday with few clues about his whereabouts, the search for 67-year-old Mike ...
PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Sept. 9
On this date in 1899, the Southern Pacific train was held up at Cochise and $10,000 stolen. Two Cochise County law enforcement officers were later caught and convicted of the crime.
On this date in 1921, Old Fort Rucker burned. The 42-year-old fort, ...
PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Sept. 9
On this date in 1899, the Southern Pacific train was held up at Cochise and $10,000 stolen. Two Cochise county law enforcement officers were later caught and convicted of the crime.
On this date in 1921, Old Fort Rucker burned. The 42-year-old fort, ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready to welcome visitors to its reservation known for towering waterfalls that cascade into blue-green ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man from Russia has drowned in a reservoir along the Utah-Arizona border, authorities said Wednesday.
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kurganov, 20, of St. Petersburg was with a group of 29 foreign nationals who met up at Lake Powell and rented three pontoon boats. Some ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A forensic interviewer in northern Arizona has pleaded guilty to embezzling from her employer by falsifying documents to conceal side work.
State prosecutors say Carli Moncher entered a plea agreement to one count each of theft and perjury.
A sentencing ...