FLDS leader Samuel Bateman, 10 others indicted in AZ sex crimes case

A new 53 felony federal indictment against the Arizona-based polygamous fundamentalist cult and its leader Samuel Bateman has revealed puzzling new details. The Arizona Federal Attorney’s Office currently has Bateman, a self-proclaimed prophet of the splinter group of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and 10 others sexually assault nine girls ages […]

Santa Cruz County residents start to recover from damaging storm system

Diana and Dan Hulme headed to their home on La Madonna Drive in Scotts Valley on Tuesday with their children Olly and Hazel after a large eucalyptus tree fell and blocked their driveway. (Shmuel Sailor – Santa Cruz Sentinel) SANTA CRUZ — Powerful gusts of wind reaching 130 mph in the mountains on Tuesday and […]

Collaborative Pursues Off-Highway Vehicle Damage Reduction

SEDONA, Arizona — A consortium of five cities, counties, states and federal agencies has launched a major effort to reduce off-highway vehicle damage and obstruction in the Sedona area. The effort is the first focus of a larger effort called the Greater Sedona Recreation Collaborative (GSRC), whose members include the City of Sedona, Yavapai County, […]

Maricopa residents find many problems in brand new homes

Maricopa, Arizona — With lush green lawns, lakes and palm-lined streets, it’s easy to see what draws residents to Province, a new residential community of more than 55 homes in Maricopa. “When you drive into Province for the first time, the scenery is breathtaking,” said Julie Schwarberg. Credit: 12News […]

Mohave County official blasts plans for expanded national monuments – Cronkite News

Mojave County Supervisor Travis Lingenfelter (right) told a House subcommittee that the proposed national monument expansion could hurt the local economy and leave what he calls “poverty.” said there is. (Photo Credit: Liam Coates/Crokite News) Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson) will testify during a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on the impact of the […]

Maricopa County: Kari Lake should be sanctioned for lies during election trial | State

license image source Kari Lake and her attorneys repeatedly lied and falsified evidence in court during last week’s election challenge trial and should be sanctioned for it, the Maricopa County attorney wrote. Submission Tuesday. “The factual errors by Lake and her attorneys are not a series of mere coincidences or zealous advocacy. They represent a […]

Arizona farmers continue to recover from decades long drought | News

Eloy, Arizona – Just a few years ago, Arizona entered the monsoon as it experienced the worst drought in recent memory. Although we have recovered from extreme drought conditions, we are grappling with other issues with our state’s water. Almost the entire state is completely free from drought of any kind, but that could change […]

Dudley Struan Welker Obituary – The Arizona Republic

Former Graham County Superior Court Judge Dudley Struan Welker died on May 22, 2023 at his home in Mesa at the age of 90. Mr. Dudley was born in Safford on October 11, 1932, to Struan Welker and Zella (Moody) Welker, from the frontier of Gila. Valley families. After his mother was killed when he […]