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  • Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

    Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:04 PM EST2017-11-09 21:04:23 GMT
    Friday, November 10 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-11-10 23:37:08 GMT
    The sheriff in a remote California county says wildfires last month crippled modern technology including cellphones, land lines and internet.
    The sheriff in a remote California county says wildfires last month crippled modern technology including cellphones, land lines and internet.
  • Stubborn wildfire advances in Alabama

    Stubborn wildfire advances in Alabama

    Monday, February 15 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-02-15 22:53:49 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 6:54 AM EST2016-02-16 11:54:08 GMT
    Fire crews continue battling that large wildfire in the Grand Bay National Wildlife Preserve. The blaze now covers more than 4,000 acres of marshland and woods in Mississippi and Alabama. 

    Fire crews continue battling that large wildfire in the Grand Bay National Wildlife Preserve. The blaze now covers more than 4,000 acres of marshland and woods in Mississippi and Alabama. 

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  • Yarnell Hill Fire survivor: ‘It’s a tough life to live’

    Yarnell Hill Fire survivor: ‘It’s a tough life to live’

    Monday, May 2 2016 5:13 PM EDT2016-05-02 21:13:31 GMT
    Yarnell Hill Fire survivor Brendan McDonough in an interview on Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Yarnell Hill Fire survivor Brendan McDonough in an interview on Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Brendon McDonough writes about a life of anxiety and survivor’s guilt since that tragic June day on the eve of the release of his new 288-page book, "My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor.” 

    Brendon McDonough writes about a life of anxiety and survivor’s guilt since that tragic June day on the eve of the release of his new 288-page book, "My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor.” 

  • UPDATE

    Ramsey Canyon Fire stands at 85 acres

    Ramsey Canyon Fire stands at 85 acres

    Sunday, December 11 2016 9:05 AM EST2016-12-11 14:05:34 GMT
    Sunday, December 11 2016 2:02 PM EST2016-12-11 19:02:43 GMT

    The Ramsey Canyon Fire in the Coronado National Forest was blackening 85 acres as of around 11 a.m. Sunday.  

    The Ramsey Canyon Fire in the Coronado National Forest was blackening 85 acres as of around 11 a.m. Sunday.  It is burning between Carr and Ramsey canyons.

  • Memorial park for Granite Mountain hotshots to open

    Memorial park for Granite Mountain hotshots to open

    Sunday, November 27 2016 12:34 PM EST2016-11-27 17:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, November 27 2016 12:34 PM EST2016-11-27 17:34:45 GMT

    The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park will open to the public on Nov. 30. It's located two miles south of Yarnell on State Route 89. 

    The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park will open to the public on Nov. 30. It's located two miles south of Yarnell on State Route 89. 


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  • Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-25 03:57:40 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-11-25 04:39:44 GMT
    Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

  • City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-25 04:15:44 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-25 04:20:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

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