A new round of monsoon weather made its way through parts of the Phoenix area on July 25, as a Flood Watch remains in effect across Arizona.
The counties under an Excessive Heat Warning on June 16 are Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai.
The counties included in the heat warning are Coconino, Graham, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma.
“Safford Police Department Officers, Graham County Sheriff's Office deputies and an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper returned fire at a male subject in Safford,” DPS said in a statement.
Along with restricting campfires and smoking, the forests’ heightened restrictions prohibit or impose limits on activities such as shooting, welding, using chain saws, running generators and driving motor vehicles off roads.
The Arizona Dept. of Transportation reopened State Routes 261, 273 and 473 on April 14. They all lead to lakes in the White Mountains and are normally closed every winter season.
Authorities said they learned Betty may be with Timothy Schultheis, a 23-year-old South Carolina resident. On March 30, Schultheis was arrested.
Federal prosecutors said 51-year-old Brian Lisanti pleaded guilty to destroying government property by breaking the lock on a fee envelope collection tube on the Coronado National Forest near Safford.
Graham County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 50-year-old Pierre Romelus of La Vergne was located last week in the Grant Creek area near the Mount Graham International Observatory.
10-week-old kitten, now named Echo, was saved from a pipe leading to a sewage channel of a vacant Arizona home.
The 2021-2022 school year has begun and some districts in Arizona are requiring face coverings to be worn in the classroom. Check to see the mask policies for your child's school.
Pima Police officials say a young girl who was swept away during a flash flooding on Thursday did not survive. The incident happened on July 22.
A large portion of Arizona, including all of the Phoenix area, will be under a Flash Flood Watch starting July 22 until July 25.
The Graham County Sheriff’s Office has rescinded the Pinnacle Fire evacuation order for the Black Rock area. 34,417 acres have burned and the fire is 60% contained.
Phoenix saw a record-breaking high of 118°F on Thursday.
Two communities in Graham County have been ordered to evacuate due to the Pinnacle fire, which is burning in the Santa Teresa Mountains.
New evacuations have been ordered for the Pinnacle Fire, which is burning west of Safford in the Coronado National Forest. The community of Klondyke, south of Whiting Ranch Road needs to evacuate immediately. The fire has burned 17,453 acres and is 15% contained.
The Pinnacle Fire has burned 15,801 acres west of Safford. The fire started last week in the Coronado National Forest and is 0% contained. A "GO" alert for evacuations has been issued for the Black Rock Ranch area.
About one-third of the population on the southeastern Arizona reservation had been infected over the past year. Now, the average number of positive COVID-19 cases is down to less than 1% a week.
Check election results for all Arizona counties and watch a live feed of their vote counting process.