A 19-year-old has drowned near Roosevelt Lake, according to officials with the Gila County Sheriff's Office.
Siblings Willa Rawlings, 6, and Colby Rawlings, 5, and cousin Austin Rawlings, 5, died while trying to cross the creek about 75 miles northeast of Phoenix. Willa and Colby’s parents, Daniel and Lacey Rawlings, and four other children were rescued.
The Excessive Heat Warning will affect parts of Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties.
According to the National Weather Service, the heat warning goes into effect at 10 a.m. on August 24 and is set to expire at 8 p.m. on August 28. The warning covers most of the Valley, including Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Deer Valley, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Queen Creek.
As of Aug. 26, the Griffin Fire burning north of Globe has burned 60,056 acres with 28% containment.
The Salt Fire has burned about 20,000 acres near Roosevelt Lake.
A helicopter has crashed while battling the Polles Fire, killing the pilot, according to fire officials.
The US 60 was closed from mileposts 254 to 311 because of multiple brush fires in the area, including the Salt Fire.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says both directions of the highway are closed between mileposts 242 and 255.
The death of Kimberly Chavez Lopez Byrd comes as schools everywhere are scrambling to figure out how to start the school year in the middle of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Kimberly Chavez Lopez Byrd, a teacher, passed away from COVID-19 on June 26. Two other teachers, who shared the same classroom, tested positive for the virus.
The Tonto National Forest will be closed starting July 2, however, some areas like lakes and certain forest roads will still be accessible.
The Bush Fire burning northeast of the Valley has increased in size and is burning nearly 200,000 acres of land. Those who were evacuated were allowed to go back home over the weekend.
The search for a missing 91-year-old man has ended on a tragic note.
Arizona Representative David Cook reportedly had a romantic relationship with a lobbyist and used his influence to try to stop a seizure of her property.
The United Food Bank is delivering two semi-trucks full of food on Thursday morning to more than 1,000 households that are part of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The event began at the Hon-Dah Casino and continues while supplies last.
Gila County officials found a 32-year-old man deceased at the bottom of Workman Creek Falls. The sheriff released a statement on the Glendale man's death.
Arizona continued the COVID-19 testing blitz on May 26, this time at Ponderosa Family Care in the Rim Country. The family practice has tested more than a thousand people and doctors say so far, results are showing the area has been mostly spared.
Officials with the Gila County Sheriff's Office are looking for information on an incident that left a calf shot in the head with an arrow.
Recreational shooting is being temporarily prohibited in three national forests in Arizona.