A Coconino County Sheriff’s search and rescue team has
located three people who were overdue on a hiking trip in the rugged West Fork
area of Oak Creek
Canyon. Spokesman Gerry
Blair says the 73-year-old Flagstaff man, who
was with a 31-year-old man and woman from Michigan, went out Sunday and were due back
Arizona officials are still
waiting for details of any possible plan to reopen Grand Canyon National Park.
And, Governor Brewer’s press aide, Andrew Wilder says even though the Interior
Department has announced it would consider offers from the states to use local
dollars to fund park operations, a conversation with Secretary Sally Jewell
provided few details.
A former lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted by a state grand jury. The indictments cover campaign contributions made to several current and former Arizona politicians.Gary Husk was a lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl.
Obama administration says it may allow states to use their own money to re-open
some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
Governor Jan Brewer is one of a handful of governors who have been asking for
Arizona election officials have completed an initial step in determining whether a referendum submitted by opponents of a recently approved election law will be on the ballot next year.Opponents of the law, which would trim the state’s permanent voting list and limit who can return mail-in ballots for a voter, have filed what they say are more than 146,000 petition signatures in an effort to force a statewide vote.
The storm front kicking up winds and dust here in the Valley is also
bringing lower temperatures, and up north the thermometer is really
going to drop. Flagstaff residents better have their ice scrapers and
snow shovels ready when they get up Thursday morning.
An investigation by an independent legislative agency found that the board that licenses doctors in Arizona broke state law by not following proper licensing procedures and violated other regulations. The board has reprimanded its executive director and is making changes to the way it reviews license applications, The Arizona Ombudsman’s Office launched the investigation after a complaint from a staffer on the Arizona Medical Board.
Arizona veterans could have their benefits cut off if the government shutdown is not over by Nov. 1. That was the message the Veterans Affairs Secretary delivered Wednesday to a congressional committee.
Part of the intensity of the Phoenix City Council’s District 8 race has been related to the assertion by some that the council seat should be held by an African-American. Former Councilman Calvin Goode has said that when the district system in Phoenix was instituted, "It was determined that District 7 would be for Latinos and District 8 would be for African-Americans.
The tragic Yarnell Hill Fire has a continuing impact. Last weekend, an official report on the fire was released. In the ensuing days, Prescott’s fire chief agreed to leave his position, and the Yarnell Fire district chief resigned.
The Phoenix City Council is in the midst of change. Once
results are official following Election Day on Nov. 5, there will be
two new members of the council. One will come from District 8 in south Phoenix.
Whether it is because of the success of "Avenue Q," Jason Segel’s character in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” or because it is just fun to watch cloth creations say unexpected things, the popularity of puppets appears to be climbing.
Journalist Jana Bommersbach was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Phoenix New Times, a regular columnist for Phoenix Magazine and she wrote the authoritative story of one of Arizona’s crime legends in the book "The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd.
On Wednesday, Arizona carried out the first of two executions scheduled for this month. Edward Schad, the oldest person on its death row was put to death this morning.The 71-year-old Schad was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital at the state prison in Florence, and was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.
If you’re planning to go camping this weekend, you might
have a difficult time finding a place to do so. Now, due to a lack of federal government funding, the U.S. Forest Service
has closed all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Coconino National Forest.
man has been arrested for selling counterfeit high-end brand name items at swap
meets and other places. Phoenix
police Detective James Holmes says 40-year-old Rafael Castro and a woman
identified as a person of interest were taken into custody after 921 knockoff
items were seized following a five-month-long investigation.
It should be windy and much cooler over the next couple days
as a Pacific storm system moves through Arizona.
Darrel Onton of the National Weather Service in Flagstaff says winds will be increasing as
the storm approaches.
Governor Jan Brewer says federal officials are continuing to
refuse her request to re-open the Grand Canyon
with state funds. She says she is continuing to speak with officials in
an effort to re-open the park.
The cost of food is on the rise, and chicken is leading the
way. The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a typical
market-basket of items is up 6 percent from last quarter. Marketing manager
Peggy Jo Goodfellow says their shoppers found the average price of a pound of
boneless chicken breasts was up $4.
We hear from Meryl Streep who's nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," and J.K. Simmons who's nominated for his performance in the film "Whiplash."