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Man arrested in death of Navajo woman; remains found in 2021

Aug. 08, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Pinon man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Navajo woman who was reported missing in 2019, according to authorities. Federal prosecutors said 30-year-old Tre C. James was taken into custody last week on suspicion of first-degree murder and...

Undercover investigation lands Arizona police chief on leave

Aug. 04, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Flagstaff police chief has been placed on administrative leave pending an independent investigation into how the department conducted an undercover operation in 2019 that targeted massage parlors, city officials confirmed Thursday. Dan Musselman has been...

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...

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

Jul. 29, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that drenched parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from casino ceilings and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that may repeat through the weekend, a National Weather...

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...

Trial called off in case of Flagstaff boy starved to death

Jul. 27, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The upcoming trial for the grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who died after being locked in a closet and denied food has been called off. Ann Martinez was scheduled to go on trial next week on first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse charges....

Coconino County OKs $5M transfer to deal with flood problems

Jul. 27, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has approved the immediate transfer of $5 million to the county’s flood control district to deal with monsoonal flooding problems. Meanwhile Wednesday, Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy declared a state of emergency to...

Arizona National Guard fills sandbags to help prevent floods

Jul. 17, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered members of the Arizona National Guard to help with flash flood mitigation efforts around Coconino County. Recent monsoon rains dropped lots of rain on wildfire burn scars in the Flagstaff area. About 30 members of...

Man who dated Arizona teacher gets life for her murder

Jul. 12, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man who brutally killed an Arizona elementary school teacher after she bailed him out of jail will spend the rest of his life prison, a judge said Tuesday. Charlie Malzahn, 32, was given a life sentence with no chance of parole in Coconino County Superior...

Woman driver arrested after police chase in northern Arizona

Jul. 10, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A 74-year-old New York woman who allegedly was driving erratically on a revoked driver’s license has been arrested following a pursuit through three northern Arizona cities and towns, authorities said. Sedona police said they received numerous calls about...