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Forest supervisor retires after long stints in Arizona, Utah

Jul. 31, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West has retired after 33 years of serving in the U.S. Forest Service. Deputy Forest Supervisor Michelle Paduani will be the acting forest supervisor as the Southwestern Regional Office searches for a replacement...

Crowds of Arizona Republicans compete in contested primaries

Jul. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's congressional primaries are packed with Republican candidates as the party tries to chip away at the state’s majority Democratic delegation. They have a good chance with redistricting that favored the GOP. Flipping just one district in November...

Trump postpones Arizona rally following ex-wife's death

Jul. 15, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is postponing a rally scheduled for Saturday in Arizona following the death of his first wife. Trump said the rally in Prescott Valley was rescheduled for July 22. Trump planned the rally to support the candidates he's...

Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s officials said Robert McDowell, 61, of Mayer has been booked into a Prescott jail on suspicion of first-degree murder....

Arizona man is convicted of stealing Social Security checks

Jun. 13, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Chino Valley man has been convicted of stealing Social Security checks from his daughter and putting the money in his own bank account. Prosecutors said a Yavapai County Superior Court jury found 58-year-old David Lawrence Schuck guilty of one count each of...

Sheriff: 13-year-old accused of threatening school shooting

May. 26, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested on terrorism charges after alleging threatening to shoot up the Prescott middle school he attended, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said. The student allegedly made the threat three times May 17 while speaking to the bus...

Arizona history-May 29-June 4

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Sunday, May 29 On this date in 1856, Camp Moore in the Sonoita Valley was renamed Fort Buchanan. On this date in 1873, a troop of the 5th Cavalry established a camp on the San Carlos River near Gila. It became the headquarters for the military government of the San...

Small plane has engine failure and goes down in Prescott

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane went down shortly after takeoff from Prescott Regional Airport, but the pilot escaped injury. They say the pilot was the only person aboard the Cessna 172 when he reported engine failure around 9 a.m. Sunday and he put the...