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Next phase of Sunset Point Rest Area renovation will begin Sept. 28
Rest area will be closed to general public through next spring

PHOENIX – While crews have been working behind the scenes at the Sunset Point Rest Area along Interstate 17 at milepost 252 since July, the next phase of work will require the rest area to close to the general public Sept. 28.

September 22, 2022
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ARIZONA - The Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem Way to Sunset Point is set to begin soon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

September 20, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah line pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of tampering with evidence, weeks after being stopped on a highway with young girls in an enclosed trailer.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 20, 2022
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SEDONA, Ariz. — Authorities are trying to identify four people who died in a fiery crash involving a passenger car and a tractor-tractor near Sedona.

By Associated Press September 20, 2022
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BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a mummified body found by police in the bathtub of a northwestern Arizona home as they investigated a burglary.

September 15, 2022
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Flagstaff is increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour starting Jan. 1, a raise of $1.30. Voters passed a minimum wage act in November 2016 that stipulated the city's minimum wage would be increased annually by the increase in the cost of living beginning in 2023.

September 14, 2022
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WASHINGTON – The average price for gas in Arizona fell to $3.99 a gallon Thursday, the first time in months it has been below $4 and a sharp decrease from the record high of $5.388 hit just two months ago.

By Tristan Richards, Cronkite News September 14, 2022
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A Prescott man has been arrested for selling stolen catalytic converters.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 14, 2022
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PHOENIX – Measles is making a comeback in Maricopa County with three confirmed cases – the first since 2019. Two of the patients are children, and one of them required hospitalization.

By Paloma Garcia, Cronkite News September 13, 2022
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DENVER — The intensifying crisis facing the Colorado River amounts to what is fundamentally a math problem.

By Chris Outcalt and Brittany Peterson, The Colorado Sun and The Associated Press September 13, 2022
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 29-year-old hiker was found in Zion National Park Aug. 28 and pronounced dead, ending a four-day search and rescue mission that extended beyond the park’s southern border.

By Associated Press September 6, 2022
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SEDONA, Ariz. —Recreational vehicles, cars and tent campers have been blocked by large red rocks from popular forest campsites and are now corralled into eight new designated dispersed camping sites just west of Sedona, according to the U.S. Forest Service Aug. 26.

By Vyto Starinskas, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 6, 2022
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WASHINGTON – While the rest of the nation was posting a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, highway deaths in Arizona were falling by nearly a third, according to a recent report.

By John Brown, Cronkite News September 6, 2022
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Coconino County Sheriff’s Office K9 Dex recently received a K9 Storm vest from Mark and Melody Stephenson.

September 6, 2022
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A second-grade student at a southeastern Arizona elementary school is facing charges for allegedly bringing two guns and ammunition to school, authorities said Aug. 31.

By Associated Press September 6, 2022
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Authorities have released the name of a teenage girl who died when a school van was hit from behind by a semi-truck in eastern Arizona and then pushed into another vehicle.

By Associated Press September 6, 2022
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Motorists traveling State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon should add about an hour of travel time, said Ryan Harding, Public Information Officer for Arizona Department of Transportation.

By By Vyto Starinskas, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 6, 2022
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Williams City Councilmember Bernie Hiemenz was recognized by the league for his 24 years of public service, and incoming Williams Mayor Don Dent was recognized for his 28 years of service.

By Wendy Howell September 6, 2022
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Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare has announced the opening of the Northern Arizona Healthcare Medical Group — Medical Oncology clinic in Flagstaff.

September 6, 2022
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now offering a mobile application to modernize the tagging process for hunters and provide them with additional technology options, streamlining the tagging and harvest reporting process.

August 30, 2022
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Introduced invasives can have devastating effects on native wildlife and ecosystems An angler recently sent us a photo of a fish he caught from the Salt River.

August 30, 2022
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The state of Utah and two Republican-leaning rural counties sued the Biden administration Aug. 24 over the president’s decision last year to restore two sprawling national monuments on rugged lands sacred to Native Americans that former President Donald Trump had downsized.

By Sam Metz and Brady McCombs, Associated Press August 30, 2022
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HOLBROOK, Ariz.. - A student at Holbrook Indian School has died and four others were injured after a school bus with 19 people was rear-ended by a semi-truck the morning of Sunday, Aug. 28, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 28, 2022
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PHOENIX (AP) — A controversial Arizona law restricting how the public can film police faced its first legal challenge Tuesday with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

By Terry Tang, Associated Press August 23, 2022
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) deputies arrested a 54-year-old Prescott man Aug. 17 for allegedly breaking into a Paulden home and assaulting a young girl in the early morning hours.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 23, 2022

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