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Arson suspected in early morning blaze at Newpac Fibre Mill

Arson is suspected in an early morning fire Feb. 5 at Newpac Fibre in Garland Prairie. “The reason we’re calling it an arson is because you have a pile of green logs set on fire and green logs don’t catch on fire. We’re sure that there’s suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire,” said Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon.

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Arizona Game and Fish help West Virginia re-introduce elk to the east coast

“It was the mid-1860s when the last documented elk was killed in West Virginia,” said Steven McDaniel, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “So we’ve been working really hard the last few years to get them (back) there.”

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Nativity pageant takes center stage for Christmas

Cold temperatures did not stop a crowd from attending the second annual Christmas Nativity at the Babbitt-Polson Stage in Williams Dec. 22.

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SpaceX rocket launch lights up northern Arizona night sky

If you saw an unnatural, bright light streaking across the night sky last Friday you were witnessing the launch of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in Southern California.

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Church shootings prompt Williams Police to patrol community churches

Following a mass shooting in a Texas church last year that left 26 people dead and more than 20 people injured, an officer’s presence is, in most cases, a welcome sight.

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Deadly crash claims four on State Route 64

Four people were killed and six people injured, including two children after a head on collision on State Route 64 Dec. 22.

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Williams School District spreads cheer at holiday concert

Williams Unified School District hosted its annual holiday concert Dec. 6.

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Fallen police officers honored Dec. 2 in Williams

In a statewide initiative to honor fallen officers, law enforcement gathered at local cemeteries to lay wreaths, observe a moment of silence and honor fallen officers Dec. 2

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The scars of war: Local veteran transitions into civilian life after Afghanistan War

He was older —much older than most of the men on the small base in the mountains of Afghanistan. His men affectionately thought of him as the grandpa of the base and at 49, Michael Rioux was the oldest man in the unit.

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Man shoots at Williams police, suspect in custody

On Nov. 28 law enforcement took a suicidal suspect into custody after he fired multiple rounds at them.

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