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FEMA Updates Yavapai County Flood Maps

Sedona AZ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating flood maps in Yavapai County, Arizona in 2020. New maps will help identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide accurate data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions that result in safer and more resilient communities. Before the new Yavapai County Flood Insurance Rate Maps become... 

Four Incidents Require CCSO Search and Rescue Teams

Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit responded to four incidents over the past week. Due to the level of activity and the nature of the rescues, Search and Rescue determined it necessary to remind those headed outdoors to carry the 10 Essentials for safety. On the morning of October 23, 2019, Search and Rescue was requested to assist with a search for a 22-year-old... 

Sedona Switchbacks Murder Case Arrest

Charged with the murder of Alvin Arvey, Michael Wyffels of Sun City AZ, was arrested in Oregon and returned to Flagstaff AZ to stand trial. Sedona AZ – On October 29, 2019, a suspect was arrested in Portland, Oregon, for his involvement in the August 17, 2019, murder of an unidentified man found deceased along State Highway 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona, in an area known as the Oak... 

Double Murder Suspect in Custody

Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Williams, Arizona man for the murder of his wife and her sister at a home north of Williams. Around 8:37 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019, the CCSO received a call from a Department of Public Safety trooper advising he had been driving on a county road in the Red Lake area when he was flagged down or stopped by the driver of a vehicle. The... 

Man Arrested During Child Exploitation Investigation

Bryce W. Huddleston was arrested on two counts during a child exploitation investigation in northern Arizona. Sedona AZ – Detectives with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the FBI and the Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force, served a search warrant on a residence in the Pittman Valley area of Parks, Arizona. During the search warrant detectives took Bryce W.... 

Commercial Truck Driver Intentionally Driving Wrong-Way on AZ I-40 Shot by State Trooper

Sedona AZ — On Friday, October 25, 2019, at approximately 7:35 in the morning, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper in a fully-marked patrol vehicle stopped a commercial truck and trailer on Interstate 40, east of Flagstaff, to conduct a commercial vehicle inspection. Prior to the traffic stop, the trooper observed the driver and front passenger suspiciously switch places with each... 

AZ Tax Preparer Sentenced to Three Years of Probation

Sedona AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a former tax preparer was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $11,000 for preparing false income tax returns while working at Tax Xpress. Seven Arizona taxpayers were unaware that Tax Preparer Karen Hernandez, 26, had included false information on their returns. The Arizona Department of Revenue’s Criminal Investigations Unit... 

Two New Lawsuits Filed Seeking Records of How CFIUS Investments by Ukraine, China Firms Tied to Hunter Biden

Sedona AZ – Judicial Watch announced today it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State and Treasury Departments seeking documents related to consideration by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of investments in the U.S. by two companies tied to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden – Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings and China’s Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). The... 

Arizona Judiciary Mourns Loss of Retired Judge Raymond Weaver

Historic Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott AZ Sedona AZ – The Arizona Judicial Branch shares its condolences with the family of retired Presiding Judge of the Superior Court in Yavapai County, Raymond W. Weaver, Jr. Judge Weaver passed away on October 2, 2019, at the age of eighty five. Judge Weaver is survived by his wife Patricia and their four children: Robert (Kathryn), Pamela (Bob) Rawlins,... 

American Citizen Arrested as Alleged Spy for People’s Republic of China

Sedona AZ – The Department of Justice unsealed charges on September 30, 2019, in a criminal complaint charging Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, 56, for acting as an illegal foreign agent in delivering classified United States national security information to officials of the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). “According to the allegations, Peng conducted... 
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