Williams

BLM

Arizona leads the nation this year in illegal drone flights over wildfires.  These “drone incursions” force firefighters to ground aircraft bearing water and fire retardant. That delays critical firefighting and puts lives at risk. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Arthur Gonzales/iNaturalist

Citizen Science Projects involve a lot of data recording, and you don’t necessarily expect to find anything startling or new. But Forest Service ranger Arthur Gonzales did when he was on a hike with his family near Williams. He was taking photos for a public project on the Kaibab National Forest to document plants and animals when he came across a rare beetle. 


Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona Game and Fish authorities have seized a bobcat, deer and javelina that were being kept as pets near Tucson.

kjct8.com

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it has obtained a criminal complaint and arrest warrant for a 29-year-old Grand Junction, Colo., man alleged to have committed a double murder near Williams earlier this month. Derrick Shawn Barnett was arrested Fri, May 5 near Dolores, Colo., and faces numerous charges in the killings of 67-year-old Michael Dimuria and his 64-year-old wife Nora Dimuria. 

The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen car on an Arizona freeway fired his handgun several times during the incident, hitting a motor home and shooting at least once at a deputy during a foot pursuit, police said.

Pages