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Probe of Arizona senator's comments on Buffalo shooting done

Jun. 24, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for the Arizona Senate's ethics committee submitted a report Friday on his investigation of a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York. But the report from...

Arizona fires sweep land rich with ancient sites, artifacts

Jun. 20, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As Jason Nez scans rugged mountains, high desert and cliffsides for signs of ancient tools and dwellings unique to the U.S. Southwest, he keeps in mind that they're part of a bigger picture. And, fire is not new to them. “They have been...

Warm, dry, breezy weather to challenge fire crews in Arizona

Jun. 16, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews battling a pair of wildfires in northern Arizona were expecting some growth Thursday because of warm, dry and breezy conditions, but rain that could help quell the blazes is on its way. Both blazes were moving through grass, brush and pine trees...

Police: Flagstaff shooting leaves 2 men dead, woman wounded

Jun. 16, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man shot and wounded his estranged wife before fatally shooting her male friend and then turning the gun on himself, Flagstaff police said Thursday. They said the shootings occurred Wednesday night at the woman’s home she had recently moved into. ...

Summer rainy season sets up across Four Corners region

Jun. 15, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Some Arizona residents were battered by flooding last year when the summer rainy season known simply as the monsoon unleashed on mountains that have been scorched by flames — a concern again this year for residents in the throes of a particularly ferocious wildfire...

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

Jun. 14, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through the northern half of the nation’s oldest national park, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream, officials said Tuesday. Remarkably,...

Northern Arizona watches winds as Western wildfires blaze

Jun. 14, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures Tuesday allowed firefighters across the U.S. West to get a better handle on blazes that have forced hundreds of people from their homes. As red flag warnings expired and winds died down in northern Arizona, firefighters...

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

Jun. 13, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day of hot, dry and windy weather as crews from California to New Mexico battled wildfires that had forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. Roughly 2,500 homes have been evacuated because of two wildfires...

Flagstaff wildfire forces evacuations, steadily grows

Jun. 13, 2022 02:49 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuations are in effect in parts of northern Arizona as a wildfire about 6 miles (9 kilometers) north of Flagstaff steadily grew Sunday, authorities said. Coconino National Forest officials said the Pipeline Fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. by a fire...

Arizona sheriff who operated boat drunk off probation early

Jun. 09, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to cut probation short for Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes, who pleaded guilty to operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Rhodes received a year of supervised probation in December for misdemeanor offenses at...