Great Circle Media Online - On Air - On Site Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:30:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Great Circle Media 32 32 110354685 Prescott Man Hospitalized For A Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound He Suffered In An Arguement Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:08:47 +0000 Full Story]]> A Prescott man is hospitalized after a domestic violence attack yesterday. Police say officers arrived at the home on the 500-block of South Montezuma Street at around 5:25 p.m. on a report of a domestic situation. A woman at the home called 911 to report her husband had returned to the home after a previous argument and kicked in the door. The woman told police her 67-year-old husband shot her twice and was leaving the home. When officers arrived they found the woman, who was not shot and wasn’t injured. As they went to talk to the man, they heard a gunshot from the home. A short time later the man came out of the home, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He has been taken to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment. There’s no word on what caused the arguments and incident. The case remains under investigation.

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Paul Kulpinski Resigns From FUSD Board, Withdrawls From Re-Election Bid Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:59:03 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff Unified School District governing board member Paul Kulpinski has resigned from the board to take on a new venture. Kulpinski becomes the first partnership director of LAUNCH Flagstaff, which is a community-wide initiative to provide children with a “cradle-to-career” education. LAUNCH Flagstaff is a partnership between FUSD, NAU, United Way of Northern Arizona, the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and other entities. The group’s goals include increasing the number of kids entering kindergarten ready for school, students reading at grade level at the end of third grade and other benchmarks as kids rise through the education ranks. Kulpinski was running for re-election for the board, but had withdrawn his name from consideration. His last day with the board will be Monday, October 31st.

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Gas Prices Down About A Penny In Arizona This Week Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:55:59 +0000 Full Story]]> Gas prices saw a decline across Northern Arizona this week. Triple-A Arizona says gas was down about a penny to $2.17 a gallon in the state. In Flagstaff, gas was down about a cent-and-a-half to $2.37 a gallon, however some stations are selling gas for $2.17 and lower. In the Prescott area, gas was down just over a cent to $2.17 a gallon. Officials say a continued drop in demand should help push down prices further in the state, barring unforeseen circumstances.

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Man Who Was Killed In Wednesday Accident On I-40 Has Been Identified Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:10:09 +0000 Full Story]]> The man who died in Wednesday’s fatal accident that shut down Interstate-40 for nearly six hours in both directions has been identified. DPS says 48-year-old Aaron Anderson of Williams was driving a van when he was hit by a semi-truck and then hit by a second semi, thus destroying the van. The van became wedged in between the two semis. The accident happened on the eastbound side of I-40, four miles east of Williams near Parks at around 3:30 a.m. and Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. DPS says there were several other minor-injury accidents on the westside of the interstate around the same area. Visibility was poor due to smoke from prescribed burns in the area this week. The accident is under investigation.

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YCSO Deputies Seizes Four Types Of Heroin In A Rimrock House Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:34:12 +0000 Full Story]]> Two people were taken into custody in Rimrock after Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies searched a home and found a large quantity of drugs and items used for selling it. Officials say 24-year-old Moriah Calhoun and a 17-year-old suspect were arrested after deputies found different varieties of heroin in the house in the four-thousand block of East Airport Drive late last Friday. Deputies seized 11 grams of heroin total, along with scales, tubes, spoons and other paraphernalia. Calhoun was arrested and booked on charges related to the incident. She is being held on 25-thousand dollars bond.

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YCSO Arrests Two People On Numerous Drug Charges In Rimrock Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:29:17 +0000 Full Story]]> Two people were arrested recently after narcotics officers served a search warrant at Rimrock home. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials arrested 57-year-old Mark Marsalek and 39-year-old Haili Herbert after deputies found over 128 grams of crystal meth, along with drug paraphernalia and items used for selling the drug inside the home. The incident took place in the 39-hundred block of Beaver Vista Road in Rimrock last Thursday. The two were booked on numerous charges related to the incident. They have been released on five-thousand dollars bond each.

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Voter Registration In Coconino County Hits An All-Time High Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:27:15 +0000 Full Story]]> Voter registration in Coconino County has reached an all-time high. Elections officials say there are 81,461 registered voters in the county, which surpasses the previous mark by early nine-thousand voters set earlier this year for the primary election. Over 87-hundred people registered to vote in Coconino County in September alone. The county is nearly 40-percent Democrat, 25-percent Republican, 34-percent independent and just over a thousand are a member of another party. Three precincts on the NAU campus had the highest increase of registrants in the county. Nearly 48-thousand of 81-thousand registered requested early ballots.

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Flagstaff Fire Crews Were Busy With A House Fire Overnight Near Downtown Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:28:22 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff Fire crews battled a house fire overnight near downtown Flagstaff. Officials were called to the home in the 23-block of South Agassiz at around midnight. When crews arrived they saw smoke coming from the home with two people and their dog outside. Firefighters entered the home and saw a small fire against one of the walls that had burned through to the outside of the house. Crews quickly put the fire out and kept it from spreading to the attic. The cause of the fire appears to have been from an improperly installed pellet stove. The Red Cross was called in to assist the people with a place to stay for the night.

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Coconino County Acquires 220 Acres Of State Trust Land Near Ft. Tuthill Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:55:29 +0000 Full Story]]> The Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department won an auction this morning to acquire 220 acres of state trust land at public auction. The auction was held this morning on the steps of the Coconino County Courthouse in downtown Flagstaff. The winning bid was five-point-three-million dollars and will be funded by dollars previously invested in the County Parks and Open Spaces initiative passed in 2002. The land is north of Ft. Tuthill and includes portions of Soldiers Trail. The land and trails will continue to be open to the public and free to use and not impact current users such as running clubs, mountain biking groups and adventure sports races.

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Some Early Ballot Envelopes In Yavapai County Sent With The Wrong Return Date Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:08:01 +0000 Full Story]]> Some early ballots in Yavapai County were sent out with the wrong return date on the outside envelope. Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman says about 25-hundred ballots have the wrong date on them, but the correct date and addresses were on the ballots themselves. The recorder’s office has sent a letter to those people who were sent the incorrect ballots notifying them of the error. Hoffman says a keying error is to blame to the mistake. The error is on envelopes mailed to the 86303 and 86304 area codes. All early ballots must be delivered to the recorder’s office by 7 p.m. November 8th.

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Man Arrested After Firing Several Shots In A Rimrock Home Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:05:49 +0000 Full Story]]> A man was arrested in Rimrock Sunday morning after he opened fire inside a home. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say deputies were sent to the 45-hundred block of North Tagalong Trail after a man was reportedly drinking and shooting inside the home. As deputies arrived, they heard several shots inside the home and gathered the man’s girlfriend who ran from the house in panic. Also escaping was his brother and his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter. Deputies began talking to the shooter, 29-year-old Richard Henderson and ordered him to surrender. After about an hour, Henderson was taken into custody. Deputies found numerous bullet holes in and around the home and located several firearms, including a shotgun, handguns and multiple boxes of ammo. He was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on multiple charges related to the incident. No one was injured.

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Bernie Sanders Spoke To A Raucous Crowd At NAU Tuesday Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:23:41 +0000 Full Story]]> Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally Tuesday in Flagstaff in support of Hillary Clinton. The event was held at NAU’s Prochnow Auditorium, where a large crowd gathered to see the Vermont senator. The theater was full by 1:30 p.m., an hour before the rally started. Sanders took the podium in front of the raucous crowd and talked for about 45-minutes about everything from education to the environment and took a few shots at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump as well. The brunt of his speech was similar to his speeches earlier this year at Twin Arrows Casino Resort and Pepsi Amphitheater. Sanders left Flagstaff to head to Tucson to hold a rally there Tuesday night.

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NAU Agrees To A Two-Year Deal To Play Illinois State In Football Starting Next Season Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:09:56 +0000 Full Story]]> The NAU football team will take on the Illinois State Redbirds next year and in 2019. The agreement between the two schools was announced today. The first game between the two schools will be in Flagstaff on October 7th. Illinois State is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and are back-to-back conference champions. The Redbirds are 3-4 this season, but they beat Northwestern this season 9-7. The Lumberjacks will play at Illinois State in 2019.

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Phoenix Man Arrested In Connection With Crown King Robbery And Burglary Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:21:52 +0000 Full Story]]> A man has been arrested in the Crown King area in connection with a robbery and burglary Monday morning. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 34-year-old Sean Sparling of Phoenix went into two cabins and demanded and stole phones from the people inside at around 6 a.m.. In one instance, Sparling threatened to kill the people. Sparling later jumped into a backhoe and started driving it. When deputies found him, he said he was using the backhoe to do some work around the yard and claimed the home as his. It’s then when the homeowner came out of the house to see what was going on. Sparling was arrested and booked on trespassing, burglary, criminal damage, theft and other charges. He remains in custody on 35-thousand dollars bond.

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Flagstaff Police Hosting Drug Drop-Off And Shred-A-Thon Event This Saturday Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:24:53 +0000 Full Story]]> The Flagstaff Police Department is holding another drug drop-off and shred-a-thon coming up this weekend. If you have old prescription medications, sensitive documents, electronics, latex paint, CFLs, batteries or old car seats, you can bring them by the police department this Saturday. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the police and sheriff’s complex at 911 East Sawmill. The event is sponsored by the police department and DEA along with the City of Flagstaff, the Flagstaff Sustainability Program, Mako Shred and Green Solutions.

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Flagstaff Police Are Looking For Information Into HomeCo Theft Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:19:46 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff Police are looking for information on a robbery at a Flagstaff store back on September 29th. Officials say a man walked into the HomeCo store on Butler Avenue at around 2:15 p.m. that day and stole a chainsaw by providing the employee with fictitious identification. If any has information about the incident, or the suspect, call Flagstaff Police or Coconino County Silent Witness.

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Slew Of Prescribed Burns Set For This Week In The Coconino National Forest Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:06:05 +0000 Full Story]]> Fire managers with the Coconino National Forest will try again Tuesday to conduct a series of prescribed burns. Two projects, the Eastside and Griffith Springs, were postponed last week due to unfavorable conditions. The Eastside Project will burn about two miles south of Little America near the Pine Canyon subdivision and the Heckethorn community. About 375 acres are planned to be burned. The Griffith Springs project will burn around 300 acres about a mile northwest of Kachina Village near Forest Highlands. Smoke from both fires are expected to be seen from Flagstaff and surrounding communities. Other burns are planned this week for near Kachina Peak, Stoneman Lake and near the C.C. Cragin Reservoir.

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YCSO Deputies Arrest 17-Year-Old Cottonwood Teen In Connection With A Rimrock Murder Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:13:44 +0000 Full Story]]> Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 17-year-old Cottonwood teen in connection with a murder in Rimrock. Officials were called to the four-thousand block of East Airport Drive at around 11:45 p.m. Friday night regarding the shooting of 25-year-old Jarrod Rogers, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Rogers’ wife was present at the time of the shooting and was assaulted by the suspect, but was not seriously injured. After a search, deputies arrested the Hispanic teenager in connection with the shooting. Investigators say the victim might have been targeted by the teenager. The 17-year-old has been charged with murder, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

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Bernie Sanders To Campaign In Flagstaff For Hillary Clinton Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:10:51 +0000 Full Story]]> Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be making his third political stop in Flagstaff, this time campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The Flagstaff Early Vote Rally will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at NAU’s Prochnow Auditorium. Doors open at 1 p.m.. Sanders is expected to talk about the economy and other important issues at the event. Sanders visited Flagstaff earlier this year while he still was running for the Democratic nomination. He held rallies at Twin Arrows Casino Resort and at the Pepsi Amphitheater. Sanders will then go to Tucson that night to hold a rally there. To get tickets to the event, go to

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NAU Blasts Idaho State For Homecoming Win Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:08:43 +0000 Full Story]]> The NAU Lumberjacks defense played a huge role again this week as NAU destroyed Idaho State, 52-7, in the Skydome for homecoming. NAU gained over 500 yards of total offense against Idaho State. Quarterback Blake Kemp was 23-37 for 319 yards and four touchdowns and one interception in the win. Defensive end Peli Anau had a monster of a game for NAU. He had two-and-a-half sacks, a pass deflection that led to an interception, four solo tackles and a forced fumble. The Jacks improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big Sky and will be at home again next Saturday as they host the Montana Grizzlies. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. with the pregame show set for 3 p.m. on flagship state Hits 106 in Flagstaff and 97.9 The Eagle Rocks in Prescott.

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Silver Alert Canceled For A Missing Prescott Valley Man Who Was Found Okay Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:58:55 +0000 Full Story]]> A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing Prescott Valley man, who hadn’t been seen since midnight Saturday morning, but was found in good condition. Prescott Valley Police say 66-year-old David Paiva was on foot at 7970 North Paradise Canyon when he disappeared. He was found at 9035 Antelope Meadows Drive at around 4:12 p.m. When emergency responders arrived, they found Paiva disoriented and appeared confused. He was treated at the scene and taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

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Flagstaff Falls At Home, Coconino Defeated On The Road Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:37:47 +0000 Full Story]]> Both the Flagstaff Eagles and Coconino Panthers lost Grand Canyon Region games Friday night. The Eagles were at home in the Skydome as the faced the Mingus Marauders. Tyler Kelly scored four touchdown, two rushing, two receiving to lead the Marauders to a 49-14 win over Flagstaff. The Eagles had three turnovers and a couple of costly penalties that cost them the game. The Panthers traveled to Prescott to take on the Badgers. Prescott jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they beat Coconino 49-7. The Eagles are at home again next week to face Prescott, while Coconino travels to Cottonwood to take on Mingus.

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Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee Passed Away Friday Morning In Tuba City Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:02:54 +0000 Full Story]]> Another member of the heroic Navajo Code Talkers has passed away. Sergeant Major Dan Akee died this morning in Tuba City at the age of 94. Akee was born in 1922 and served the Marines on four Pacific Islands, including Iwo Jima, during World War Two. Earlier this year, the home he built 60 years ago in Tuba City was renovated with help from Navajo Veterans Affairs and other people to help. He was able to move back into his home after living in a double-wide trailer. Both Senator John McCain and Governor Doug Ducey have expressed their sympathies to Akee’s family.

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Motorcyclist In Critical Condition After A Morning Accident In Flagstaff Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:25:42 +0000 Full Story]]> There was a serious accident involving a motorcycle in Flagstaff this morning that has left one person in critical condition. Police say a motorcycle collided with a car at around 8:30 a.m. in the four-thousand block of South Lake Mary Road. When officers arrived they found the motorcyclist, 18-year-old Lukas Karlsson of Scottsdale, badly injured. He was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. A preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was heading south in the inside lane, when the car exited a private driveway and turned left in front of him. The accident is under investigation.

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Laveen Man Arrested In Cottonwood After He Stabbed Signs And Damaged Property Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:27:19 +0000 Full Story]]> A Laveen man has been arrested for disorderly conduct after he was caught in Cottonwood Wednesday. Police say 45-year-old Lonnie Hogan was taken into custody after they received several 911 calls about his unusual behavior. Hogan was seen punching signs and throwing rocks at cars in the area of State Route 89A and Cove Parkway. Officers say Hogan tore apart a concrete pillar, stabbed restaurant signs and stabbed the air before they arrived. Hogan was extremely disorderly and was extremely sweaty. When officers asked him his name, Hogan said DBB and made other sounds. He also attempted to bite one of the officers and kick another while in handcuffs. Hogan faces charges of assaulting a police officer along with disorderly conduct and defacing public property.

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Prescott Valley Couple Arrested After An Accidental Shooting Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:00:41 +0000 Full Story]]> A Prescott Valley couple has been arrested on various drugs and weapons charges. Police say Amanda Paladino said she accidentally shot herself while cleaning a shotgun in the home she shares with her boyfriend, Christopher Lapointe. Investigators say the story changed when Lapointe told officers he was outside the home at the time of the shooting. Detectives found drugs and various weapons in plain sight in the home where three girls also lived. The girls are a 14-year-old with disabilities and a pair of ten-year-old twins. Lapointe is a convicted felon and is prohibited to possess a firearm. He was arrested and booked on drug and firearms charges, including alleged misconduct involving weapons. Paladino was booked on similar charges, plus three counts of endangerment because the girls were in the home at the time of the shooting. She was treated for injuries received in the shooting.

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Gas Price Climb A Few Cents This Week Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:42:33 +0000 Full Story]]> Gas prices saw a bit of an increase this week. Triple-A Arizona says gas was up almost four cents a gallon to $2.17 across the state. In Flagstaff, prices were up three cents a gallon to $2.39 on average. However, some stations are selling gas for $2.19 and lower. In the Prescott area, gas was up about a half-cent to $2.19 a gallon. Officials say the reason for the rise was nerves about OPEC meetings set for the end of November to identify the details of an output agreement. OPEC could alter production in order to sustain an elevated crude price.

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Overnight Closures Scheduled For I-17 South Of Flagstaff Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:34:43 +0000 Full Story]]> ADOT is planning overnight closures this weekend on Interstate-17 south of Flagstaff. Crews will stop north and southbound traffic at milepost 337, just south of John Wesley Powell Boulevard while utility crews are working. The closure is expected to begin at 11 p.m. Saturday and continue to 5 a.m. Sunday. Each of the five closures is expected to last around 15 minutes. Drivers who plan to travel during that time, should allow for extra time to get though the work zone.

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Power Outage Scheduled For Kachina Village Tonight Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:28:39 +0000 A power outage is scheduled for tonight for Kachina Village. APS crews will cut the power to around 250 homes between Bear Howard and Canyon Loop to repair a damaged utility line along the Kachina Trail. The outage is expected to last from midnight until 4 a.m.

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Historic Brewing Company Medals At The Great American Beer Festival Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:07:08 +0000 Full Story]]> One of Flagstaff’s own brewery is one of America’s best. Historic Brewing Company was the lone Arizona brewery to earn a medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver last weekend. Historic won a silver medal for their “Avant-Chard” beer in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer category. It’s the second time in three years that an Arizona brewery won a single medal in the competition. However, it’s the second straight year a Flagstaff brewery has medaled. Last year Beaver Street Brewery won for their R&R Oatmeal Stout. The event included nearly 18-hundred breweries from all 50 states.

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Over 200 Knives Were Confiscated At Last Week’s Donald Trump Rally In Prescott Valley Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:02:26 +0000 Full Story]]> Over 200 knives were confiscated at the Donald Trump rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center last week. Prescott Valley police say even though authorities put the word out to leave weapons at home, people still brought them to the event. Police say however if you went to the rally and had your knife confiscated, you can now get them back. Authorities say you will need to describe the brand of knife, the number of blades as well as other characteristics of the weapon. Knives can be picked up at the Prescott Valley Police Department’s records office at 7601 East Civic Circle from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If people don’t claim their knives, they will be disposed of.

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Truck Driver Rolls Semi, Two Trailers While Allegedly High On Meth Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:52:37 +0000 Full Story]]> A truck driver is facing DUI and other charges after he rolled a semi-truck towing two trailers Tuesday morning in Prescott. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 60-year-old Tommy Baysinger got into the accident at around 6:45 a.m. on Iron Springs Road. Authorities say Baysinger was driving too fast, crossed over the centerline and rolled the truck. The double trailer load of hay spun 180 degrees and also flipped. Investigators found meth and drug paraphernalia when it fell out of the driver’s door as the cab was uprighted. Baysinger was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for treatment and was found to have been impaired by meth at the time of the accident. Baysinger was arrested as he was released from the hospital and has been booked on multiple charges related to the accident.

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Two People Are Arrested Near Ash Fork On Multiple Drug Charges Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:29:30 +0000 Full Story]]> Two people were arrested Monday after they were pulled over on Interstate-40 near Ash Fork. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle regarding traffic violations and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. During a check of the car, they found two large bags of marijuana in the trunk and two bags of marijuana edibles in the back seat. The marijuana and edibles totaled about 50 pounds. Deputies arrested 24-year-old Ronney Luna and 23-year-old Brooke Newell, both of Texas, on multiple drug charges. They remain in custody on 50-thousand dollars bond.

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Flagstaff’s Comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan Unveiled At City Council Meeting Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:07:01 +0000 Full Story]]> The Flagstaff City Council met in a work session last night. The council heard the nuts and bolts of the comprehensive parking management plan for the first time. There will be parking meters in downtown Flagstaff as well as areas of the southside. Residents and businesses will have permit parking in areas as well. Parking will be a dollar an hour and parking rates will be in effect Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday’s and holidays will be free. The new parking plan will go into effect in March of 2017 with a soft roll-out with a full implementation by May of 2017. The council will talk about the plan more in the coming weeks until a vote is cast.

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Suspect Wanted In Camp Verde Shooting Arrested In San Tan Valley Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:33:32 +0000 Full Story]]> A man who was wanted in connection with the death of a 31-year-old Camp Verde man early Monday morning has been arrested. Camp Verde Marshal’s say 27-year-old Levi Jones was arrested by Phoenix Police at around noon Tuesday in San Tan Valley. Jones was the prime suspect in a death of John Warren Silva, who fatally shot inside a Circle K. Law enforcement responded to a call at 2:20 a.m. inside the Camp Verde store on Main Street and found Silva dead. Authorities say Jones and a female friend approached Silva and another female at the store and the women began to fight. Jones then allegedly shot Silva and left. Jones was released from prison in February after serving time for third-degree burglary and was on supervised parole.

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Coconino National Forest Calls Off Prescribed Burns For Tuesday Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:56:05 +0000 Full Story]]> Coconino National Forest officials have called off today’s prescribed burns for areas near Flagstaff. The burns were scheduled for the Griffith Springs Loop and trails near the Pine Canyon Subdivision. The area includes Flagstaff Loop, Arizona Trail and Skunk Canyon. Fire managers postponed the burns due the fact the area was still wet from recent rains. The fires could take place tomorrow.

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Reward Offered For Missing Flagstaff Teen Last Seen In Sedona Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:09:41 +0000 Full Story]]> A reward is being offered into the whereabouts of a Flagstaff teenager, who has been missing since Wednesday, August 17th. Family members say 17-year-old Melody Murphy was last seen a month ago in Sedona with an older man. They say they think that people could think she is a daughter or granddaughter of the man and wouldn’t report a sighting. Family officials say a one-thousand dollar reward has been issued for information leading to finding Murphy. Flagstaff Police say Murphy was reported as a runaway from a shelter she was staying at. She is five-feet-four inches tall and 100 pounds with blondish brown hair and blue eyes. Her hair color could be different since she has been reported missing. Murphy has been in the Prescott area back on August 20th where her phone was pinged and has also been spotted in Show Low and Sedona. If anyone knows her whereabouts, call police.

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One Dead, Three Injured In An Off-Road Vehicle Accident Near Cleator Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:50:36 +0000 Full Story]]> An off-road vehicle crash claims the life of a 66-year-old woman this past weekend near Cleator. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say deputies were called to the scene near the Desoto Mine Saturday. When personnel arrived, people who stopped had already started life-saving measures, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say a 69-year-old man was driving the vehicle with the woman, a 15-year-old boy and a 39-year-old man riding as passengers. The vehicle began to climb a hill when the left side tires hit a rock, causing it to flip over, roll backwards and eject all of riders. The driver and the two males were airlifted to a Phoenix hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All four victims weren’t wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

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Coconino National Forest Schedules Prescribed Burns Near Flagstaff This Week Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:00:13 +0000 Full Story]]> Prescribed burns are scheduled for the Coconino National Forest this week. Fire managers are planning several burn projects set to begin on Tuesday. Two of the projects will be close to Flagstaff and produce large smoke plumes. The Eastside Project should start Tuesday near the Pine Canyon subdivision and the Heckethorn community, which is about two miles south of Little America. Around 375 acres are expected to be treated on that project. The second is the Griffith Spring Project, which is one mile north of Kachina Village near Forest Highlands. That burn is around 300 acres and is also expected to start on Tuesday. Burns are also expected to be conducted south of Stoneman Lake and near the C.C. Cragin Reservoir, formerly known as Blue Ridge. The Flagstaff Fire Department and Kaibab National Forest also have scheduled prescribed burns for this week.

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Fatally Shooting His Wife In A Prescott Neighborhood Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:09:19 +0000 Full Story]]> Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials have arrested a man for allegedly fatally shooting his wife early Saturday morning in a Prescott neighborhood. Deputies were called to an area of the 100-block of Wells Fargo Road at around 5 a.m. regarding 41-year-old Delissa Blair, who had sustained a gunshot wound. She was taken to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center and was pronounced dead. Blair was pregnant at the time. Deputies found a weapon at the scene. Officials arrested Delissa’s husband, 41-year-old Kenneth Blair and booked him on two counts of second degree murder. Kenneth told police he accidentally shot Delissa after they struggled over a handgun. He told investigators later that he became upset with Delissa and shot her. The couple has two kids ages five and eleven-years-old. The investigation is ongoing.

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NAU Beats Montana State To Get First Big Sky Win Of The Season Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:22:45 +0000 Full Story]]> NAU scored the first 20 points of the game and had to hang on to beat the Montana State Bobcats Saturday, 20-14 in Bozeman. The Bobcats had the ball and were driving when NAU’s Xavier Stephens recovered a fumble with 20-seconds left at the NAU 35 yard line. Freshman running back Joe Logan had another strong game running the football. Logan had 21 carries for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Quarterback Blake Kemp was 24-for-40 for 195 yards passing. NAU outgained Montana State 405 yards to 281. The Jacks had just three penalties and no turnovers. NAU improves to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the Big Sky. NAU comes home for homecoming next week as they take on the Idaho State Bengals. Kickoff in the Skydome is at 4 p.m. with the pregame show starting at 3 p.m. on Hits 106 in Flagstaff and 97.9 The Eagle in Prescott.

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YCSO Deputy Saves The Life Of A Suicidal Man In Paulden Sat, 08 Oct 2016 23:21:25 +0000 Full Story]]> A Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy is being called a hero today after he saved the life of a young man last Thursday. The deputy arrived to an area on Rome Way in Paulden after a report of a suicidal male in his 20s. A friend of the man received a text from the man about an hour before the incident and was trying to talk him out of hurting himself. When the man didn’t answer back, his friend called the Sheriff’s office. After the deputy arrived, he entered the home and had to force his way into a bedroom through a locked door. When the deputy entered the room, he found the man not breathing with several belts wrapped around his neck. The deputy removed the belts and started CPR and after a few moments the man started breathing. The man was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center and is expected to survive. The man was upset regarding issues involving his girlfriend and their children and indicated he was “tired of living” and “couldn’t take it anymore.” The timely call and the actions of the deputy led to the man’s life being saved.

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Coconino Falls To Bradshaw Mountain For Homecoming, Flagstaff Wins On The Road Sat, 08 Oct 2016 06:03:29 +0000 Full Story]]> The Coconino Panthers celebrated their 50th birthday for homecoming Friday night, by taking on the Bradshaw Mountain Bears. The Panthers gave students, fan and alumni a great show and had a 26-20 lead over the Grand Canyon Region leaders. However, the young Panthers couldn’t hold the lead as they fell 55-32. A key part of the game happened in the third quarter when the Panthers trailed 34-32, they picked off quarterback Gunner Bundrick in Bears territory, only to fumble it back to Bradshaw Mountain. The game marked the regular season finale at Cromer Stadium as well for Coconino. The Panthers are now 2-5 on the season and 1-2 in the region. The Flagstaff Eagles traveled to Kingman to play Lee Williams High School to try to snap a two-game losing streak. The Eagles knocked off the Volunteers 32-7 and are now 4-3 and 2-1 in the region. The Panthers hit the road next week as they travel to Prescott to take on the Badgers. The Eagles are at home to battle the Mingus Marauders.

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Flagstaff City Council To Hear City’s Comprehensive Parking Management Plan Starting Tuesday Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:55:12 +0000 Full Story]]> The City of Flagstaff’s comprehensive parking management plan will be presented to the city council starting next week. Information presented at Tuesday’s meeting, and the following week’s meeting, will include the equipment lease, contracts for the equipment and software, parking lot leases and a fee schedule. City officials will also discuss payment kiosks and several other related items. The plan will put kiosks in downtown to charge for parking and is scheduled for a soft start in March of 2017. There will be a test period at that time with the system expected to go live by May of 2017. Money raised from the parking meters will go toward a future parking garage built in downtown Flagstaff.

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Paving On Townsend-Winona Road Begins Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:12:33 +0000 Full Story]]> Paving work has begun on Townsend-Winona Road east of Flagstaff. ADOT crews are paving the two-mile stretch of road between Leupp Road and Interstate-40. Work will take place Monday through Friday between six a.m. and six p.m. Westbound drivers coming from Leupp Road should consider taking Townsend-Winona Road west to Cosnino Road or into Flagstaff in order to access I-40. Eastbound I-40 drivers heading toward Leupp Road should consider taking Townsend-Winona Road or Cosnino as alternates. The project is funded by Prop 403 county funds, which was passed by voters last year. The project is set to be finished by mid-November.

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New Poll Has Congressional District One Race Neck-And-Neck Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:00:14 +0000 Full Story]]> A new poll shows a tight race in Congressional District One. The poll conducted by Moore Information shows Democrat Tom O’Halleran with a 39-36 lead over Republican candidate, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. Green Party candidate Ray Parris has six-percent of the vote. As close as the race is, 20-percent are undecided. Babeu beat five other candidates in the Republican primary, while O’Halleran ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

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Gas Prices A Little Higher This Week In Arizona Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:49:52 +0000 Full Story]]> Despite the switch to winter blend gasoline, gas prices are higher in Arizona this week. Triple-A Arizona says gas was up two-cents a gallon statewide to $2.14 a gallon. In Flagstaff, gas actually fell seven-tenths of a cent to $2.36 a gallon, however some stations in town are selling gas for $2.15 a gallon. In the Prescott area, gas was up a penny to $2.18 a gallon. Officials say gas may wobble up and down a little over the next few weeks as the markets react to OPEC, refinery maintenance and hurricane activity on the east coast.

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Prescribed Burns In Flagstaff Set To Begin Saturday Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:39:08 +0000 Full Story]]> Flagstaff Fire officials are planning prescribed burns this next week starting tomorrow morning. Tomorrow’s burn will take care of 75 acres on the western edge of Observatory Mesa area. Winds are projected to carry smoke to the northwest, limiting smoke impacts to Flagstaff. Next week, fire managers are planning two other prescribed burns. Forty acres are planned to burn in the Rogers Lake area and another 35 acres will burn near the Naval Observatory just south of the I-40 corridor. The burns are part of forest restoration initiatives within the city.

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Yavapai Regional Medical Center Agrees To Pay Six-Million Dollars In A Medicare Settlement Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:58:37 +0000 Full Story]]> A Prescott hospital is paying millions of dollars in a Medicare settlement. The Yavapai Regional Medical Center will have to pay nearly six-million dollars in the settlement after average hourly wages the hospital paid its employees were exaggerated from 2006 until 2009, so Medicare reimbursed the hospital more money than it was actually due. Medicare overpaid the hospital just over 15-million dollars during that time. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says whistleblower Gregory Kuzma, who no longer works at the hospital, will receive over a million dollars in the settlement. In agreeing with the settlement, the hospital doesn’t have to admit any wrongdoing in the matter.

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Donald Trump Rally In Prescott Valley Called A Success From Law Enforcement Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:47:31 +0000 Full Story]]> Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has left Prescott Valley and continues on the campaign trail, but the numbers are in on how many people attended the rally Tuesday. Prescott Valley Police say around 20-thousand people went to the Prescott Valley Event Center to either see Trump inside the arena or hang out outside. During the course of the rally, there were around 50 protesters, with four arrests for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Two of the four people were asked to leave and then came back and were arrested. The safe environment was due to several agencies who lent law enforcement officials to the Prescott Valley Police Department to help with crowd management.

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