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Flagstaff forest thinning project facing $4.5 million shortfall

Flagstaff city staff says a $10 million bond approved by voters five years ago will no longer be enough to cover the costs of thinning forests around the city’s watersheds.

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Dead goose falls from sky, knocks hunter unconscious

A waterfowl hunter is in stable condition after a dead goose fell from the sky and knocked him unconscious.

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Identities released in Saturday’s lethal helicopter crash

The deceased passengers are Becky Dobson, 27; Jason Hill, 32; and Stuart Hill, 30, all from the United Kingdom.

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4 injured in 3-vehicle accident on US 93 Sunday evening

One person was flown to a hospital in Las Vegas and three others were transported by ambulance to Kingman Regional Medical Center after a three-vehicle accident Sunday night on U.S. Highway 93.

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Man killed by Kingman Police Saturday night

An unidentified man was killed Saturday by a police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call at the Zuni Village RV Park, 2840 Airway Ave.

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Funding for high school freshmen vocational programs may be coming for Kingman students

Arizona legislators have introduced a bill to restore partial funding for high school freshmen taking classes through Joint Technical Education District vocational education programs.

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Water forecast is bleak for major reservoir in Southwest US

One of the most important reservoirs in the southwestern U.S. will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of the region, forecasters said Wednesday.

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Will an immunocontraceptive work to control the burro population?

From her home in Miami, Florida, Marybeth Devlin champions wild horses and burros roaming public lands, working independently and voluntarily as an advocate for the animals found mostly in the West.

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Number of babies born exposed to opioids growing at alarming rate

At the urging of Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona lawmakers approved sweeping new regulations of opioids designed to curb the state’s sprawling opioid epidemic, which has seen overdose deaths nearly double in the past decade.

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State Briefs | Phoenix police ID firefighter arrested in station thefts

Phoenix police have identified a 36-year-old city firefighter who is accused of entering fire stations and stealing from fellow firefighters, sometimes after setting trash fires to keep crews away.

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Disgraced former gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona prison

Prison records show that disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona.

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F-16 lands safely at Phoenix airport after striking a cable

The pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon based out of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson has landed safely at a Phoenix airport after striking a cable.

Wildfire in southeastern Arizona remains under investigation

Authorities say the cause of a wind-driven wildfire that has charred about 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) in southeastern Arizona remains under investigation.

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Grand Canyon helicopter crash 'horrible'; 4 rescued, 3 dead

Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed under unknown circumstances on Saturday evening on the Hualapai Nation's land near Quartermaster Canyon, by the Grand Canyon's West Rim.

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4 survivors of tour helicopter crash in Grand Canyon rescued

Four survivors of a tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon were airlifted to a Nevada hospital Sunday

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Clinician finds new way to help DUI offenders

Michael Esser, a clinician at TASC Solutions, wrote a workbook called “Self-Preservation” to help rebrand DUI education by getting to a place where charges can be reduced and address the person as a whole.

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Fourth year running, MCC will not raise tuition

Mohave Community College will not to raise tuition next year, which means the college has not touched the tuition rate in four years.

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Grant funds could help with Kingman’s roads

Bill Shilling told City Council at last week’s regularly scheduled meeting there are potential projects Kingman could embark on which could receive Community Development Block Grant funds for 2018.

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Teacher shortage discussed at educational forum

The shortage of teachers was the hot topic at the Mohave Republican Forum Wednesday.

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Exchange program will streamline local transportation projects

The Arizona Department of Transportation has brought back the Highway User Revenue Fund Exchange program, which allows cities to design and build transportation projects using state funding rather than go through the federal-funding process.

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State senate panel votes for harsher punishments in animal cruelty cases

Linking the crime to domestic violence, a Senate panel voted Thursday to expand state laws of what constitutes animal abuse and demand harsher penalties.

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Brill announces 4th District candidacy

Dr. David Brill of Prescott has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, an office currently held by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Prescott).

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Phoenix police ID firefighter arrested in station thefts

Phoenix police have identified a 36-year-old city firefighter who is accused of entering fire stations and stealing from fellow firefighters, sometimes after setting trash fires to keep crews away.

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Healthy blood donors needed

United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive. Healthy donors are needed because of this season’s flu outbreak.

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*Update* - 3 dead in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

A tour helicopter carrying seven people on board crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people and injuring four others.