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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it’s reached an agreement with the BNSF Railway Company to begin the cleanup of three abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. 

AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan

They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico’s oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon’s midcentury heyday.


Arizona Senator John McCain is calling on Turkey’s President to hold security personnel accountable for an attack on protesters in Washington DC this week. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

Flagstaff Police Department

2 p.m. UPDATE: 

Flagstaff Police say they’ve arrested the suspect in the Wednesday night shooting in the parking lot of the Coconino County Detention Facility. Thirty-eight-year-old Flagstaff resident David Scrum was arrested for attempted second degree homicide and booked into the Coconino County Jail. Police received a call identifying the suspect after photos of Scrum were posted online and by media outlets. Police discovered he had been taken to the hospital. Officers found Scrum who confessed to the shooting. Investigators have requested search warrants for the suspect’s vehicle and home to retrieve the firearm and other evidence. 

Bonnie Stevens

Northern Arizona University is home to a giant collection of dried plant specimens that scientists across the globe use as a resource center. The Deaver Herbarium is essentially a plant museum that holds more than 120 thousand samples from the Southwest, some gathered more than 100 years ago. Biologist Tina Ayers is the director and curator.