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VA Fires Former D.C. Medical Center Director

Sedona AZ (September 20, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has fired former Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center. Washington D.C. Medical Director Brian Hawkins was removed from his position with the Veterans Administration. The department undertook this... 

ATV Rider Found Deceased

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2017) – On September 12, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a man called Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office dispatch to report finding a deceased person still trapped underneath an ATV on Forest Road 97B in the Groom Creek area. The location is about three miles south of the Wolf Creek Road intersection. It appeared the body had been there for several days. The caller was... 

Lake Powell Microburst Overturns Boats and Injures Several

Page AZ building damaged by microburst. Sedona AZ (September 14, 2017) – A microburst has been reported in the Page, Arizona area. Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently responding to several injuries, overturned water craft with occupants in the water, and other needs on Lake Powell and throughout the area. Currently the most serious water related injuries and damage appear to have... 

ADOT wrong way technology test successful

Sedona AZ (September 12, 2017) – Thermal cameras now being tested for detecting wrong-way vehicles on freeway off-ramps in the Phoenix area successfully alerted authorities to two recent overnight incidents along Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in the northwest Valley. Early Sunday, September 10, a thermal camera being tested at the Loop 101 interchange at 75th Avenue detected a wrong-way vehicle... 

Arizona’s ESSA State Plan Approved by the US Department of Education

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (September 7, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced the approval of Arizona’s consolidated state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). “I am extremely proud of the hundreds of hours of work put into developing this plan by my staff here at the... 

Pro Tem Judge Applications Accepted

State capitol building in Phoenix AZ Sedona AZ (September 6, 2017) – Due to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s appointment of Judge John Napper to Division 2, the Superior Court in Yavapai County announces it is accepting applications for the position of a fulltime Judge Pro Tem. Applications for Seasonal Judges Pro Tem are also being accepted. Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good... 

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Labor Day Holiday

Sedona AZ (September 5, 2017) – The following is a Labor Day activity report from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office: The extended weekend of September 1-4, 2017, resulted in a large number of calls stemming from outdoor activity in northern Arizona. CCSO deputies also doubled proactive patrols of neighborhoods and forested areas, compared to its non-holiday weekend patrols, to address issues... 

Use Safe Phone Zones Over Labor Day Weekend

Sedona AZ (August 31, 2017) – As Arizona residents prepare for travel during Labor Day weekend, Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski encourages motorists to avoid distracted driving by utilizing the state’s “Safe Phone Zones”. Fourteen ADOT rest areas were designated as “Safe Phone Zones” in 2014. These locations provide a place where drivers can safely... 

Local Immigration Enforcement Suspicious Letter

Sedona AZ (August 26, 2017) –  The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has been advised of an investigation being conducted by Flagstaff Police Department involving a suspicious letter that was received by a city resident. The letter contained false statements about local law enforcement being involved in immigration enforcement. The letter begins with “Attention to all un-documented/illegal... 
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