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Dynamite Discovery Causes Yarnell Evacuation

Dynamite (pictured above) in use during the construction of Douglas Dam, a Tennessee hydroelectric dam built in record time in the early 1940s to meet emergency energy needs at the height of World War II. (Public domain photo) Sedona AZ (May 18, 2017) – On May 17, 2017, around 2:15 in the afternoon, two men walked into the Yarnell Sheriff’s substation to report finding a box of dynamite while... 

Arizona Department of Ed Kicks Off Summer Food Program

Sedona AZ (May 17, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced the launch of the Arizona Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a summer meal reimbursement program for children ranging from newborns to 18 years old. The SFSP provides children in low income areas the opportunity to receive a nutritious meal while school is not in session during... 

FOIA Lawsuits Target Trump Dossier

Sedona AZ (May 16, 2017) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records of communications and payments between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his private firm, Orbis Business Intelligence (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice... 

Ashfork Man Fires Shots in Domestic Dispute

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2017) – On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Coconino County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a Kaibab Estates West home, a residential subdivision outside Ashfork, AZ. Upon arrival, deputies found no one with injuries, however, several shots had been fired outside the house. During the investigation, CCSO learned that John Wayne Slater, 47, of Ashfork,... 

Keurig Green Mountain Pays $5.8 Mil Civil Penalty

Sedona AZ (May 11, 2017) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on February 21, 2017, that Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., of Waterbury, Vermont, has agreed to pay a $5.8 million civil penalty to the government. The penalty settles charges that Keurig knowingly failed to report a defect and unreasonable risk of serious injury to CPSC immediately with Keurig MINI Plus Brewing... 

Scottsdale Man Dies at Tourist Attraction

Horseshoe Bend area near Page Arizona Sedona AZ (May 8, 2017) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Scottsdale, Arizona man at a tourist attraction about five miles south of Page, AZ. On Sunday, May 7, 2017, around 9:00 in the morning, rangers from the National Park Service (NPS) at Glen Canyon located a phone and water bottle at the cliff edge of Horseshoe... 

Arizona Double Homicide Leads to Colorado Criminal’s Arrest

Sedona AZ (May 7, 2017) – On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at approximately 9:00 in the morning, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Williams, Arizona man reporting that he had found his neighbor dead. Sheriff’s deputies from the Williams District responded to the property and discovered a man and a woman, both adults, deceased by suspected homicide. The Sheriff’s... 

The Best Way to Appreciate Teachers Is to Pay Them

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (May 5, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will kick off “Teacher Appreciation Week,” beginning on Monday, May 8, by visiting five different schools in the greater metro Phoenix area. Superintendent Douglas will visit with teachers in their classrooms, take tours of each school, as well as deliver... 

Everyday Citizens Speak Up for Abused and Neglected Children

Sedona AZ (May 3, 2017) – CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and a CASA volunteer stands as the everyday citizen appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children. Eleven dedicated individuals from Flagstaff, Williams and Page just completed thirty hours of skills training and they will join thirty-five active CASA volunteers from across Coconino County for an... 

Double Homicide Investigation Begins Second Day

Sedona AZ (May 3, 2017) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation of a double homicide north of Williams, Arizona in an area known as Red Lake. CCSO detectives, as well as a team from the Arizona Department of Public Safety comprised of investigators and crime scene technicians, are on the second day of processing the murder scene. The victims have been identified... 
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