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Suspect sought in attempted murder in Ash Fork

ASH FORK, Ariz. – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has opened an attempted murder investigation and issued a warrant seeking a suspect who allegedly stabbed his 69-year-old mother at her home in Ash Fork last night.

Wildlife officials reviewing death of Mexican gray wolf

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers are investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf found last month in New Mexico.

Federal agency considers Arizona mine's expansion plan

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Federal land managers are considering a company's plan to expand a gold and silver mine onto federal land in northwestern Arizona.

Tests find no harmful bacteria in Arizona romaine lettuce

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A federal report shows no pathogenic forms of E. coli or salmonella were found in samples of romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.

Arizona unemployment rate unchanged in July at 4.9 percent

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, unchanged from June.

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Bear breaks into house, leaves by pushing through a wall

A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the Kool-Aid Man.”

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Boulin Fire northeast of Williams at 1,155 acres

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest continues to manage the Boulin Fire, a lightning caused fire 9 miles north of Interstate 40 off of Spring Valley Road near the Beale Wagon Trail.

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Boulin Fire at 756 acres, drone intrusion averted

Fire officials are reminding the public to not operate drones near active wildfires.

Ducey picks deputy chief to lead Arizona child safety agency

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a new director for the Department of Child Safety.

Access to Mormon Lake through south entrance only starting Aug. 5

The north entrance of Mormon Lake Road is scheduled to be closed for several weeks starting Aug. 5.

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Arizona fire burn map reveals erosion, flooding risks

Burn maps from a northern Arizona fire have revealed a risk for post-fire erosion and flooding in populated communities.

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Williams 911 report

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) from August 5-11 — • Officers responded to an alarm on Route 66, business secure; • Officers assisted Lifeline on Route 66;

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A days work: Ponderosa Fire responds to I-40 RV fire

Ponderosa Fire Department responds to a fully engulfed RV fire July 21.

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Kaibab Forest manages Boulin Fire for resource benefit

Kaibab National Forest is managing the Boulin Fire, a lightning caused fire 9 miles north of Interstate 40 off of Spring Valley Road.

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Luxury camping company eyes area near Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — A glamour camping — aka “glamping” company who have voiced plans to put 125 luxury camping tents in a remote area near the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness brought out 30 to 40 concerned neighbors and residents in Verde Valley last week.

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Williams hires new city manager

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After nearly a year and a half without a permanent city manager, Williams City Council hired Chase Waggoner to fill the position Aug. 8.

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Eikenberry expands veterans services, reaches out to Coconino Community College

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —Eric Eikenberry uses his experience in higher education and the military to assist Arizona Army National Guard soldiers at Camp Navajo with employment, education and financial counseling.

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Kaibab Forest outlines plans for Three Sisters prescribed fire

Fire will run close to town in September or October

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Residents of Williams are being advised of a large prescribed fire being planned for an area just north of the city’s boundary this fall.

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Lightning caused fire on Williams Ranger District being monitored

The fire is located around nine miles north of Parks.

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*Update* - UPDATE: Stranded motorist attacks good Samaritans; dies after falling off vehicle

Gray Mountain, AZ – A couple from Arkansas was attacked when they stopped to help a stranded motorist on Highway 89 near Gray Mountain August 5.

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Grand Canyon Deer Farm focuses on giving back with August fundraisers

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm is focusing on giving back to other organizations helping out in their communities.

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ADOT detectives nab man who purchased sports car with stolen identity

Suspect stole information of a dealership customer

A man who allegedly used a stolen identity to purchase a sports car and stick the victim with the bill was arrested on a felony warrant after detectives with the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General brought the case before a grand jury.

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Williams 911 report

The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) from July 31- August 5 — • Officers took in found property on Clover Hill;

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Williams Fire responds to multiple semi truck and car accidents in July

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) has had a busy summer.

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A history of fire prevention the Smokey Bear way

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Sporting his ranger flat hat and army green trousers, Smokey Bear has become more than a symbol for fire prevention — he’s become a national treasure.