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Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer

Sep. 15, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah line pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of tampering with evidence, weeks after being stopped on a highway with young girls in an enclosed trailer. Samuel Bateman, 46, was indicted earlier...

Flagstaff increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour

Sep. 13, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Flagstaff is increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour starting Jan. 1, a raise of $1.30. Voters passed a minimum wage act in November 2016 that stipulated the city’s minimum wage would be increased annually by the increase in the cost of...

Armed suspect fatally shot in Arizona ID'd as a Missouri man

Sep. 08, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Northern AZ Officer Involved Shooting Team is investigating the fatal shooting of a man who allegedly robbed a gas station store in Flagstaff and threatened people with a weapon. Flagstaff police on Thursday identified the man as 51-year-old Donald Wayne...

Northern Arizona's Burcar building toward a bigger future

Sep. 01, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Burcar sits in the front row of the large auditorium as a thunderstorm rolls over Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks onto the Northern Arizona campus. The wall of windows on the room's north side offers a perfect view of the lightning strikes and...

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

Aug. 08, 2022 16:14 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....