If anyone knows why the Granite Mountain Hotshots left a safe area on top of the Weaver Mountains west of Yarnell and descended into a box canyon that became the worst death trap in the nationwide history of such crews, it's Brendan McDonough. The only survivor of the 20-member hotshot crew that pe ... More >>
Although the fire is no more, the 21,000-acre Slide Fire is still affecting the area between Sedona and Flagstaff.State Route 89A -- undoubtedly one of the state's best highways as far as scenery and driving excitement are concerned -- is now having problems with floods.
The Junipine Fire that broke out north of Sedona earlier this week -- the second wildfire in the area in the last month -- didn't turn into anything to worry about.The Forest Service announced yesterday that the small fire, initially estimated at 12 acres, had been 100 percent contained.
The wildfire that started nearly two weeks ago near Slide Rock State Park, north of Sedona, is now 90 percent contained.According to information released by the Forest Service, the fire was about 21,200 acres yesterday, about the same size it was two days prior. Officials don't expect the fire to sp ... More >>
A wildfire started yesterday afternoon just north of Sedona, near Slide Rock State Park.The "Slide Fire" was estimated to be 400 to 450 acres as of about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, according to information provided by the Forest Service.
Out of the largest metro areas in the country, the Phoenix metro area is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians.Recently released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show Phoenix is near the top in pedestrian deaths, but that's partly because Phoenix is one of the biggest ci ... More >>
Another wildfire is burning just about five miles east of Yarnell, where 19 firefighters were killed and several homes were ruined by a fire several weeks ago.Yarnell appears to be the closest community to the 850-acre French Gulch Fire, and although firefighters have been able to contain a small am ... More >>
If you've noticed that there seem to be more wildfires every year in the western United States, your observation is correct.The wildfires are costly to fight, and can be deadly for firefighters, as was the case with the Yarnell Hill Fire. The risk of wildfires in the western U.S. will only increase, ... More >>
Three of the four people killed in a mid-air plane collision north of Phoenix late last month were certified flight instructors, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report.The NTSB report says the planes were on a similar path the morning of May 31, before they both made ... More >>
Jesus Cabrera-Molina admits he was drunk and high on cocaine the night his SUV struck and killed Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz, but he denies he was behind the wheel, according to court documents obtained by New Times.Phoenix police have been fairly mum about the reasoning behind Molina finally ... More >>
The BBC has released the footage of a 2012 helicopter crash in Coolidge, which happened during the filming of a scene for the South Korean version of the automotive show Top Gear.The crash -- which was not planned -- took place almost a year ago, and involved a military helicopter, the Bell AH-1 Cob ... More >>
An Arizona Department of Corrections worker is accused of ramming into an SUV with six passengers -- five of them kids -- on Interstate 10 last week, causing some of the children to be ejected from the vehicle.The reason 35-year-old Ricardo Castro allegedly ran into this SUV on November 20 was that ... More >>
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever lost control of his truck "for an unknown reason" on a dirt road, leading to the fatal rollover, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office says. Dever, 60, died at the scene following the one-vehicle crash at about 6:30 p.m. last night on Forest Road 109 about two mile ... More >>
Wildfire season started early in Arizona this year. There are currently four wildfires burning throughout the state, the largest of which is the Sunflower Fire, burning about 20 miles south of Payson in the Tonto National Forest. Phoenix New Times freelance photographer Andrew Pielage made the tre ... More >>
If Phoenix police are right on this one, then just about nothing was appropriate inside the sedan that crashed head-on into a Chevrolet truck yesterday morning.Police say a 5-year-old boy in the sedan died in the crash, as cops believe not only was the boy not restrained by a car seat, it appears he ... More >>
The trails on the Superstition Mountains near the site of last week's plane crash are now open for business, even as wreckage from the crash -- including human bone fragments, apparently -- remains on the mountain.The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says one hiker's already found a bone fragment ne ... More >>
MCSOChristino Torres Romero admitted to being involved in the hit-and-run death of Daniel PollackAccording to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man responsible for the hit-and-run death of Daniel Pollack, the son of Valley real estate mogul Michael Pollack, is an illegal immigrant.Arpaio sa ... More >>
Silent WitnessDaniel Pollack was killed in a hit-and-run incident Sunday morning. His father is offering $50,000 for info about his son's death.Valley real estate mogul Michael Pollack's son was killed over the weekend when he was hit by a truck while crossing a Scottsdale street. The driver didn ... More >>
Mesa Police DepartmentJose Padilla-RodriguezMesa police arrested a man they say is responsible for a fatal hit and run incident early Sunday morning, during which one of the victims' legs was severed.The leg, however, was not found at the scene.Police suspected the leg might have become attached ... More >>
www.needlenose.comDan Quayle's totally cool with Barack Obama playing golf.Barack Obama may be the Ben Quayle-certified "worst president in history," but if you ask the freshman congressman's old man, the president spending time on the golf course as the entire world slips into chaos is A-OK.Obam ... More >>
Chefs Kazuto Kishino (left) and Koji Hashimoto from Hana won't be attending this weekend's culinary fest.Family emergency following the devastation in Japan from today's earthquakes and tsunamis has prompted the owners of Hana Japanese Eatery to drop out of the lineup for this weekend's Devoured ... More >>
Photo by Matthew HendleyIn a DUI even Governor Jan Brewer probably couldn't get away with, police say an allegedly drunk 56-year-old man crashed his truck straight into Phoenix police headquarters early Thursday. Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells New Times the man was driving his 2003 ... More >>
Jim Repetto's alive and well -- and chances are he's going to prison.If you're awaiting sentencing after being convicted of ripping off a large-scale cranberry juice manufacturer for more than a million dollars, lost at sea isn't a bad place to be. Assuming you don't want to actually be lost at s ... More >>
Photo by Matthew HendleyForget Qwest's "Heavy Duty Internet" commercials -- the Qwest truck that crashed into a Phoenix home Tuesday morning seems pretty heavy duty as well. Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells New Times that a worker driving a Qwest utility truck crashed into a home at ... More >>
musclecars.faketrix.comFor the second time this week, a Valley speedster put the pedal a little too much to the metal -- and the consequences were fatal. Police say two people were killed after their car crashed into a house on the corner of East Osborn Road and North 25th Street in Phoenix ... More >>
For the second time in less than a month a person was hit by a train in Flagstaff. And, for the second time in less than a month, a person has died after being hit by a train in Flagstaff.The latest casualty of the Flagstaff railroad tracks is 57-year-old John Burgin, of Glendale.Flagstaff police ... More >>
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Last week, a source who was front-and-center to witness wildfires that raged in northern Arizona told New Times that the Department of Public Safety placed photo-radar cameras on an emergency road as response crews tried to battle the blaze.The DPS, however, now says those claims are false.
www.radarroy.comDespite the blazing wildfires that engulfed parts of northern Arizona over the weekend, it seems the Arizona Department of Public Safety wasn't going to allow a pesky inferno to stop it from dishing out photo-radar speeding tickets.As the fires raged, a source who was at the ... More >>
Treasurer Dean Martin had a scare this afternoon after a plane crashed into a high school where he was meeting with forest officials.You may have heard about the airplane that crashed into a central Arizona high school this afternoon, and it turns out that Arizona Treasurer and gubernatoria ... More >>
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