PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year in which one of its self-driving SUVs fatally struck a pedestrian in suburban...
The Latest: Flagstaff airport beats one-day snow record
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):
The Flagstaff airport has beat its all-time daily record for snowfall set more than a century...
Heaviest snowfall from storm in Arizona has already fallen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The heaviest snowfall from a winter storm moving through northern Arizona has already fallen, though snow showers are expected to continue Monday and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says the Flagstaff airport has seen more than 14 inches (35 centimeters) of snow from the storm.
Six to eight inches (15 to 20 centimeters) have fallen in Payson, four inches (10 centimeters) in Show Low and four to seven inches (10 to 17 centimeters) in Prescott.
Flood watch issued for much of Arizona as storm moves in
A flood watch was issued for a broad swath of Arizona due to widespread rainfall expected from a storm moving in from California.
The flood watch was to be in effect noon Thursday to Friday afternoon, and communities in the watch area included Kingman, Tucson, Prescott, Lake Havasu City, Wickenburg and Safford, but not Phoenix.
The National Weather Service said rain totals up to 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) are possible across lower deserts, with higher totals in higher terrain.
Kirkland mail carrier accused of swiping gift card from mail
KIRKLAND, Ariz. (AP) — A Kirkland mail carrier has been arrested for stealing a gift card from the mail.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that 56-year-old Lavada Pierce was booked on charges of theft, fraudulent credit card use, credit card theft and fraud.
She has since been released. It wasn't immediately known if she had an attorney.
Prescott center honoring firefighters has seen 15K visitors
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A center honoring 19 fallen Prescott area firefighters has received nearly 15,000 visitors since it opened last year.
Cowboys promote Kellen Moore, hire Jon Kitna as QB coach
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have promoted Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator and hired former Dallas quarterback Jon Kitna to replace Moore as QB coach.
Moore is replacing Scott Linehan after one season on the coaching staff, and just one year after retiring as a player. Moore was quarterback Dak Prescott's backup in his final season in 2017.
Arizona House may vote on expelling embattled lawmaker
PHOENIX (AP) — A Democratic Arizona lawmaker asked the state House of Representatives Monday to expel Republican Rep. David Stringer after a newspaper reported that he was charged with sex offenses in 1983 in a case that was later expunged.
Republicans voted to pause the House session before lawmakers could vote on the expulsion request by Democratic Rep. Reginald Bolding.
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Vermont’s Green Mountain College to close in May
POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain College in Poultney announced Wednesday that it would close its doors after graduation in May due to declining enrollment.
The decision to close the school that describes itself as focusing on environmental, social and economic sustainability was announced at an all-college meeting.
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Thieves vandalize, steal from Prescott Valley light display
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Prescott Valley say someone last month damaged a popular holiday light display and then stole accompanying equipment.
Prescott Valley police said Tuesday they are seeking the public's help in finding the suspects who committed the Grinch-ly act just two days before Christmas.
According to police, several displays at the Valley of Lights near Fain Park were left damaged Dec. 23.
Authorities ID woman killed in Kingman plane crash
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman killed in the crash of a small plane in northwestern Arizona.
Mohave County Sheriff's officials said Monday that 38-year-old Heidi Sue Dowland, of Prescott Valley, died at the scene of Sunday's crash in Kingman.
They say 43-year-old Christopher Adam Anderson, also of Prescott Valley, was also injured.
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City: Small plane crashes at Arizona airport; no injuries
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crash landed in Prescott, and no injuries were reported.
According to the city, the crash happened Thursday afternoon at Prescott Regional Airport when the aircraft turned sharply, became inverted and came to rest upside down.
Authorities say that in addition to the pilot apparently suffering no injuries, the crash did not result in a fire and no commercial air traffic was interrupted.
Authorities: Arizona fire volunteer dies in ATV accident
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a volunteer firefighter in north-central Arizona has died in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reported Monday that 61-year-old Peter Cannata died in the accident Saturday evening in the Prescott Valley area after leaving a holiday gathering held by members of the Southern Yavapai Fire Department. He reportedly had told friends he was heading head home.
Prescott’s Sharlot Hall Museum to begin $2 million expansion
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — After 90 years, a Prescott museum known for its large collection of photos and documents of Arizona history is getting an update.
Arizona journalism saga has poisoning claim, nasty divorce
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga.
Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the allegations in one of the small-town newspapers he owns, the 13,000-circulation Prescott Daily Courier.
Man found dead inside Prescott Valley home
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Prescott Valley police are investigating after a man was found dead in his home.
Authorities say officers were called Wednesday around 12:40 p.m. to a home on Copper Hill Drive to check on a man who was unresponsive.
Responding officers say paramedics treated the 33-year-old man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheriff’s deputies in Arizona credit police dog in drug bust
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Arizona say a police dog helped them arrest a woman suspected of selling methamphetamine around the Prescott Valley area, personally making deliveries in her white Dodge SUV.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that department deputies pulled over 38-year-old Amanda McMurren of Phoenix last week for a vehicle registration violation.
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Arizona city leaders want lawmaker out over race comments
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona city council voted Tuesday to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash of criticism and the loss of his chairmanship on a key committee.
Tuesday's 6-1 vote by the Prescott City Council comes just days after the Phoenix New Times published Rep. David Stringer's latest remarks. Stringer ignored calls to resign after similar comments this summer and easily was re-elected last month.
Arizona GOP lawmaker faces backlash over comments on race
PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona lawmaker who faced a backlash in June after saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing school integration faced new criticism Friday about his views on race and was booted from a committee chairmanship.
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3 Mexican gray wolf sisters arrive at Arizona zoo
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Three young Mexican gray wolves from the California Wolf Center in Julian, California, have made a new home in Prescott, Arizona.
1 wallaby killed, 2nd injured in fire at zoo in Prescott
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one wallaby was killed another seriously injured when a fire at a nonprofit zoo in Prescott destroyed one small exhibit building and damaged a second.
Fire officials say a heat lamp in the building that was destroyed was "the only possible source of ignition" for the fire that occurred Monday evening at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary , formerly Heritage Park Zoo.
Prescott Valley police ID bodies of 2 men found in residence
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Prescott Valley have identified the bodies of two 19-year-old men found in a residence last weekend.
They say the deaths of Gunner Bundrick and Jake Morales remain under investigation.
The cause of the deaths have not been released yet.
Man accused of manslaughter in July death of dad in Bagdad
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say a 30-year-old man is accused of manslaughter in the death of his father in Bagdad.
They say Nathan Winwood's arrest came after the county medical examiner confirmed 69-year-old Kenneth Winwood died from blunt force trauma to the head.
The elder Winwood and his son had a verbal argument on July 8.
Prescott Valley police: Bodies of 2 men found in residence
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Prescott Valley police say dead bodies of two 19-year-old men were found in a residence Saturday.
No identities or information about possible causes of death was released.
However, a brief statement released by police said police, a multi-agency narcotics trafficking task force and the Yavapai County Attorney's Office are conducting an investigation.
The Latest: Tucker’s extra-point streak snapped at 222
The Latest on the NFL's Week 7 (all times EDT):
Baltimore's Justin Tucker picked the worst possible time for the first missed extra point of his career.
The seventh-year kicker was wide right on an extra point that would have tied the Ravens' game against New Orleans with 24 seconds remaining. It snapped a streak of 222 consecutive made PATs by Tucker.
There have been five missed extra points in this week's games, marking the third week this season there have been five or more missed PATs.
3 accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills in Prescott area
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Three Phoenix-area residents are accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills at a Prescott-area Costco store.
Prescott police said 56-year-old Debra Hernandez, 52-year-old Robert Greves and 56-year-old were arrested Monday on suspicion of charges that included forgery and fraudulent schemes.
According to police, the three allegedly passed several counterfeit $100 bills and were found to have additional counterfeit bills in their possession after their arrests.
Authorities in Arizona arrest man in false homicide report
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say a man has been arrested following a false homicide report.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Monday a man identifying himself as "Bob" called an emergency cleanup company, said he killed his wife and asked about having blood cleaned from carpets.
Prescott doesn’t feel need to preach unity with Cowboys
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott took plenty of time away from the cameras trying to explain why he thinks the Dallas offense is close to breaking through the struggles most responsible for the Cowboys' losing record.
The quarterback at one point looked for help in his description from Cole Beasley, the receiver who sounded off recently about the frustration his group feels in a sound bite that was perceived as a shot at Prescott.
Embry-Riddle University officially opens new residence hall
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A new residence hall at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is official open.
Pickup truck lands on top of car in Arizona, no one hurt
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a pickup truck landed on top of a car after the truck was hit by another vehicle and went flying through the air. The car was crushed but no one was hurt.
Firefighters in the small city of Prescott north of Phoenix say it was amazing that the two people in the car and the woman driving the pickup were not hurt after the crash Sunday night.
Ex-Crown King District fire chief accused of stealing funds
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the former chief of the Crown King Fire District for the alleged theft of public funds.
Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 50-year-old Mark Dillon is jailed on suspicion of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. A forgery charge remains under investigation.
Dillon was the district's fire chief from August 2016 to June of 2017.
Prescott to contribute $50,000 to fallen hotshots memorial
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The Prescott City Council will contribute $50,000 to a courthouse plaza memorial honoring 19 firefighters who died in 2013.
The members of the Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by flames in a brush-choked canyon while fighting a wildfire in nearby Yarnell on June 30, 2013. It was the deadliest day for firefighters since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Developer bids $7.2M for about 23 acres of State Trust Land
PHOENIX (AP) — A developer has successfully bid $7.2 million for about 23 acres of State Trust Land in Phoenix.
State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins says Phoenix-based Pederson Group's bid Monday was $2.58 million more than the subject parcel's appraised value of $4.62 million.
Proceeds from the auction will be invested to benefit the Arizona Pioneers' Home in Prescott and adult and juvenile correctional institutions around the state.
Wilson 2 TDs, Thomas 2 picks, Seahawks beat Cowboys 24-13
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Carson dished out punishing runs. Russell Wilson made smart, decisive throws at key moments. A defense led by Bobby Wagner and an unhappy Earl Thomas forced turnovers, making Dak Prescott and Dallas look meager trying to move the ball.
The Seattle Seahawks returned to a familiar, old formula to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start, beating the Cowboys 24-13 on Sunday.
"This is how we want to play. We couldn't be any more specific about it," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November.
The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17.
The permits, which cost $20 each, can be purchased at the Bradshaw Ranger and Chino Valley Ranger District offices. The Verde Ranger District will sell them beginning Nov. 19.
Today in Arizona History
PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Sept. 16
On this date in 1879, the Reverend R.A. Windes, the first Baptist missionary to Arizona, arrived in Prescott.
On this date in 1882, the first flow of Santa Cruz River water through the nozzles of the Tucson Water Company's mains took place at Congress and Main Streets in Tucson.
On this date in 1899, a Southern Pacific engineer, coming in to Globe, sounded his whistle to clear cattle off the tracks and stampeded the steer into the Globe stockyards.
Pilot who died in plane crash at Prescott’s airport is ID’d
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after the small plane he was piloting crashed short of a runway at Prescott's airport.
Yavapai County Sheriff's officials announced Thursday that the victim was 71-year-old Brian Branter of Prescott.
The county medical examiner had to check dental records to identify the man.
Single-engine plane crashes near Prescott airport; 1 killed
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are using dental records to identify a pilot who died after a small plane crashed short of a runway at Prescott's airport.
Prescott police say the one person aboard the single-engine plane was killed when it crashed about a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) from the approach end of a runway Wednesday night.
A photograph of the crash site appears charred wreckage in a field adjacent to the airport.