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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death Of Mother

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An 18-year-old Flagstaff man has pleaded not guilty in the strangulation death of his mother. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Zachariah Pine entered the plea during an arraignment Monday in Coconino County Superior Court. Police said Pine called 911 on Feb. 20 to report that 52-year-old Becky Pickering wasn’t breathing. She was found unconscious and lying on the kitchen ... Read More »

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death Of Mother

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An 18-year-old Flagstaff man has pleaded not guilty in the strangulation death of his mother.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Zachariah Pine entered the plea during an arraignment Monday in Coconino County Superior Court.

Police said Pine called 911 on Feb. 20 to report that 52-year-old Becky Pickering wasn’t breathing. She was found unconscious and lying on the kitchen floor with a pool of blood around her heard.

Responders were unable to revive her, and she died the next day at a hospital. The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office said she died from strangulation.

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Man Sought In Chino Valley Bank Robbery

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Authorities are asking for help locating a man they believe robbed a Chino Valley bank Friday north of Prescott. Kevin Lee Campbell is suspected of robbing the National Bank of Arizona in the 400 block of Highway 89 at about 6:00 p.m. Friday, according to Lt. Vincent Schaan, spokesperson for the Chino Valley Police Department. Campbell was last seen driving ... Read More »

Man Sought In Chino Valley Bank Robbery

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Authorities are asking for help locating a man they believe robbed a Chino Valley bank Friday north of Prescott.

Kevin Lee Campbell is suspected of robbing the National Bank of Arizona in the 400 block of Highway 89 at about 6:00 p.m. Friday, according to Lt. Vincent Schaan, spokesperson for the Chino Valley Police Department.

Campbell was last seen driving a tan or gold 2002 Chevy Trailblazer with Arizona plate ABD-9409. He has gray hair and green eyes and is about 5 feet 10 inches tall. Campbell was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a dark colored baseball hat and sunglasses, Schann said.

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Oklahoma Man Arrested In Bomb Threat To Sheriff Arpaio

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A man accused of mailing a homemade bomb to Sheriff Joe Arpaio in April 2013 was arrested after Postal Inspectors and FBI agents executed a search warrant on his Oklahoma residence last Thursday.

Gregory Lynn Shrader, 55, of Jay, Okla., was charged with willfully making a threat after investigators discovered he tried to send an improvised explosive device through the mail to Arpaio’s headquarters in Phoenix from a post office box in Flagstaff, records show.

Postal workers in Flagstaff noticed the suspicious package by its excessive stamp postage and typewritten addressee label, according to a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Arizona.

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Oklahoma Man Arrested In Bomb Threat To Sheriff Arpaio

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A man accused of mailing a homemade bomb to Sheriff Joe Arpaio in April 2013 was arrested after Postal Inspectors and FBI agents executed a search warrant on his Oklahoma residence last Thursday. Gregory Lynn Shrader, 55, of Jay, Okla., was charged with willfully making a threat after investigators discovered he tried to send an improvised explosive device through the ... Read More »

One Teen Dead After Playing Russian Roulette

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Police say a teen is dead after playing Russian Roulette over the weekend. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old David Henry of Yuma accidently shot himself and later died as a result of the game Friday. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Alfonso Zavala tells us more.   The incident took place at a friend’s home in the 13000 block of South ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Hosts County-Wide Yuma Youth Town Hall

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Arizona Western College is hosting a county-wide Yuma Youth Town Hall, to give Yuma County high school students an opportunity to engage in discussion of topics that affect Yuma County. The group of over 100 Yuma County high school students will gather on Friday at the Schoening Center at AWC’s main campus. These students will have been surveyed prior to ... Read More »

One Person Charged In Connection With Vehicle And ATV Theft

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is charged in connection with the theft of an ATV and another vehicle, causing headaches for drivers following an accident Friday. Police say 26-year-old Iovany Alerge of Somerton allegedly stole the ATV near the area of West County 16th Street and South Avenue “B”. After being pursued, he fled from the quad ... Read More »

Man In Custody After Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Woman


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 Police say one person is in custody following the alleged sexual assault of a woman. Police say they received a report of the incident Sunday. Police say the suspect, identified as 27-year-old John Alexander Rood the Third of Yuma was arrested on Sunday night. The victim told deputies that her ex-boyfriend had given her a ride home from a party. ... Read More »

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