A southwest Arizona
man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting
to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of
the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical
condition after making a tragic mistake.
A popular tourist attraction in Southeastern Arizona may be closing down. Bisbee’s underground mine tour may be a safety hazard. City officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified them it’s terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour out of safety concerns.
The top prosecutor in Apache County
is warning a newly-appointed legislator that he needs to prove his residency or
lose his seat.
When State Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. resigned to take a job in Washington, D.
Baseball fans may see fewer managers arguing with umpires next year. Instant replay for almost every play of a game has tentatively been approved for next season. Owners, umpires and the players union must give the plan final approval.
Several fires continue to burn across Arizona. Two of those in the Tonto National Forest were caused by lightning last week. The White and Cain fires have burned more than 1200 acres.
Lightning can be seen over the mountains in the Prescott National Forest on Saturday.
Two recent cases in the Valley brought the term “mercy killing” to the forefront. In one, 86-year-old George Sanders shot his wife, Virginia. He said she insisted that he kill her to alleviate her suffering, related to a number of health problems, including multiple sclerosis.
A woman once convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son will be in court Friday. Debra Milke was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of her son. That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court earlier this year.
A federal judge in Phoenix has sentenced a Venezuelan Air Force
colonel to 19 months in prison for conspiring to export military
aircraft engines to his home country. A local businessman was also
involved in the scheme.
A year-long investigation into the illegal sale of
prescription drugs by the Mesa Police Department has resulted in 12 arrests so
far. The department’s Street Crimes Unit has spent the last 12
months looking into people who either own or operate Yerberia shops in the
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions
on public lands in Yuma, La
Paz, and Mohave
Counties as of 6 this
morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the
Starting in November, 1.1 million Arizonans will be trying
to buy food for $4.15 a day. That is
because of cuts in the SNAP program, more commonly known as food stamps. The Association of Arizona Food Banks is
bracing for the challenge of feeding those who are affected, but President Angie
Rodgers said that likely will last just a few weeks.
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday. They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first
breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite
News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s
increasingly rare in the wild.
A piece of
9/11 history will soon be taking root in Prescott. The city was presented with
a seedling Wednesday from a tree rescued from the rubble of the terror attacks
in New York City. Prescott received the gift in honor of its resiliency after
the loss of 19 elite fire fighters in June.
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while
he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper
says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off
when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
It's the latest on the stalled merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. The carriers had high hopes of completing that merger by the end of this month, but a suit filed by the Department of Justice and several states including Arizona has put those on hold.
( Phoenix, AZ ) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against a key component of Arizona's public campaign finance system called Clean Elections. Justices found a matching funds provision burdens privately financed candidates and third party groups.