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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... 

AZDPS Former Employee Arrested by FBI

Sedona AZ — On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in coordination with Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), arrested former AZDPS employee Rene Algara as a result of an FBI criminal investigation. Previous to his arrest by the FBI, Algara was terminated by the Department of Public Safety. Algara was arrested on 21 felony charges related to money... 

ADOT I-17 Phoenix to Sunset Point lane improvements by 2023

Sedona AZ – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced significant improvements to Interstate 17 north of Phoenix. The governor was joined by the directors of the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona Office of Tourism along with business leaders, local elected officials and transportation stakeholders. The announced improvements are the result of... 

Arizona Severe Teacher Shortage Impact

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman Sedona AZ – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s released the following statement on the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) recent survey detailing the state’s severe teacher shortage: “Newly available survey data from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) shows... 

New Jersey Man Indicted For Hizballah Jihad Terrorist Activities

Sedona AZ – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (“NYPD”),... 

Flagstaff Man Faces Sexual Conduct with a Minor Charges

Jeffery Slaughter arrested and charged with four counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor in the Doney Park neighborhood of Flagstaff, AZ. Photo courtesy CCSO. Sedona AZ – On September 16, 2019, the Coconino County Arizona Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Slaughter, a 46-year-old Doney Park resident, on four counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor. On September 8, 2019, it had been reported to... 

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Labor Day 2019 Holiday Activity

Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office had a busy Labor Day Weekend 2019! The extended holiday weekend of August 30 – September 2, 2019, resulted in a number of calls stemming from outdoor activity in Northern Arizona. Outdoor activity resulted in increased numbers of responses to activities such OHV/ATV traffic issues, disturbing the peace complaints, lost/overdue hikers, camper... 

Body of missing New Mexico man found in Arizona

Coconino County Arizona Sedona AZ –  The body of a missing New Mexico man, Craig Cavanaugh, 44, of Farmington, was identified in Coconino County, Arizona. Cavanaugh was reported missing to the Farmington Police Department on July 5, 2019. He was last seen in Farmington on July 4, reportedly headed to Peoria, Arizona for a job, but he never arrived. Cavanaugh’s phone was last pinged in Payson,... 

Tip Leads to Stolen Vehicles at Maricopa Chop Shop

Sedona AZ — On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the Arizona’s Border Strike Force (ABSF) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) investigation lead to a search warrant resulting in the recovery of several stolen vehicles, stolen car parts, the arrest of one suspect, and the dismantling of a chop shop. James M. Zavala, 46, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail for ten counts of theft of means of... 

Arizona New Education Leadership Position Among First in Nation

Sedona AZ – The Superintendent of Public Instruction announced the hiring of Erica Maxwell as the Arizona Department of Education’s first-ever Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Ms. Maxwell has over 25 years of experience as a certified educator. Her experience includes roles as an administrator in the Chandler Unified School District, instructional coach at Skyline Gila... 
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