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Arizona MVD recommends $12 ID Cards for kids

PHOENIX — Children and infants obviously aren’t going to get behind the wheel of a vehicle to drive anywhere, but they can still get an ID card from Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division.

APS temporarily halts customer disconnects

PHOENIX — Arizona Public Service announced that it will temporarily suspend disconnections for residential customers who are behind on their payments and launch a review of its disconnection policies.

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I-40 closures near Williams could cause travel delays through June 21

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Northern Arizona drivers on Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff should plan for possible delays while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues improving the roadway surface between Parks and Williams.

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Volcanic soil, old artillery shells challenge Maroon Fire crews

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain — not extinguish — a wildfire burning in the Coconino National Forest northeast of Flagstaff.

YCSO: Man dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound following confrontation with deputies

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. — A man is dead of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound after an incident with Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies June 7 east of Chino Valley, according to a YCSO press release.

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Fourth of July parade participant applications open until June 28

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Williams Fourth of July parade until June 28.

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Community invited to Fourth of July prayer event

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A number of Williams residents plan a special Fourth of July prayer with prayers for world peace, the nation, community and other matters, according to event founder Lucy Adams.

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Chino Valley man arrested for allegedly shooting 16-year-old girl in head on Perkinsville Road

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. — A 19-year-old Chino Valley man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 16-year-old girl June 16.

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Community calendar: week of June 19

Upcoming news and events in Williams and the surrounding communities.

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Arizona Snowbowl announces infrastructure expansions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Arizona Snowbowl recently announced plans to expand the infrastructure and create new facilities at the ski resort.

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Late start predicted for 2019 Arizona monsoon season

The towering, often terrifying thunderstorms that signal the start of Arizona’s monsoon season typically begin in mid-June and last through the end of September, but meteorologists say we’ll likely see a delayed start this year.

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Short police chase nabs suspects in counterfeit money scheme

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The typically quiet downtown area of Williams turned busy June 11 when a man suspected of passing fake $20 bills at local businesses led police officers on a short chase.

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AZGFD to decide predator contest fate this month

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Some people call it barbaric. Others say it’s their right. Coyote killing contests, as they’re called, are a hot topic of debate in Arizona.

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CCSO investigates possible aggravated assault in Ash Fork

ASH FORK, Ariz. – Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for shots fired near Randall Boulevard in Ash Fork around 11 p.m. June 13.

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Truck hauling eggs catches fire, blocks southbound I-17

Arizona Department of Transportation reported a closure earlier this morning on southbound I-17 at Arcosanti Road in Cordes Junction for an egg truck that caught fire.

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Route 66 in Flagstaff narrowed to one lane for signal installation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – West Route 66 in Flagstaff is going to be narrowed to one lane in each direction overnight for the next five weeks starting Monday, June 17, while the Arizona Department of Transportation installs a pedestrian hybrid beacon at the intersection with Blackbird Roost Street.

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Cruisin' the streets: Historic Route 66 Car Show rolls into Williams

The 4th annual Historic Route 66 Car Show rumbled into Williams June 8-9.

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Greater Williams Community Fund grant reception is June 13

As a way of giving back to the community, Mayor John Moore has proclaimed June 14 as Greater Williams Community Fund Day (GWCF).

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Ignitions end on the Sunflower prescribed fire southeast of Williams

Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest continue operations on multiple prescribed fire projects on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts.

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Suspects in counterfeit bills incident in custody

Two suspects in custody following counterfeit bills incident.

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Alert: Motorcycle rider passes counterfeit $20 bills in Williams area

According to a June 11 police alert, a white male wearing a bandana, orange hoodie and riding a black motorcycle is passing counterfeit $20 in the Williams, Arizona area.

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Flagstaff Police searching for felony suspect

The Flagstaff Police Department is currently searching for Aaron C. Fountain, 36, of Vail, Arizona.

Prescott Valley theft suspect escapes vehicle before it plunges over cliff May 27

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A vehicle-theft suspect who led police on a 60-mile chase in central Arizona jumped out of an SUV just before it flew over a cliff and into a canyon, authorities said.

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Tucson Global SuperTanker firefighting aircraft ready for wildfire season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season.

Arizona budget includes money to expand I-17

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's next state budget will help pay for building additional lanes along 23 miles of Interstate 17 north of the Phoenix area in two stretches where traffic can be clogged, particularly on summer and holiday weekends and after wrecks.