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Past articles by Max:

Phone calls between murdered teacher and primary suspect show rocky relationship

Jail phone calls between a murdered Glendale kindergarten teacher and the main suspect in her murder, reveal a turbulent and romantic relationship between the two, according to phone records recorded → Read More

Police: Flagstaff teacher abused children for more than a year

A Flagstaff elementary school teacher arrested on suspicion of child molestation repeatedly abused two young children for over a year, according to interviews with the victims disclosed by Flagstaff Police. → Read More

Killip teacher, chess coach arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor

A Flagstaff elementary school teacher was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of child molestation. → Read More

Suspect in Flagstaff Christmas murder pleads not guilty to assault

A man arrested for second-degree homicide on Christmas Day pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault on Tuesday. → Read More

Former NAU teacher accused of stalking faces more charges

An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for a former Northern Arizona University teacher after she failed to appear in court. Melissa Santana, 36, is accused of stalking U.S. Forest → Read More

Suspect in Flagstaff Christmas murder indicted for assault

A man arrested for second-degree homicide on Christmas day after allegedly beating a woman to death was indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 4, but not for murder. → Read More

Flagstaff officer-involved shooting declared justified

The shooting and killing of a man in a Walmart parking by Flagstaff police last year was deemed justified by the Navajo County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday. → Read More

Report: 16-hour delay in call for help in Flagstaff Christmas homicide

A Flagstaff woman who allegedly was beaten to death by her boyfriend and left out in the cold on Christmas Day, was left bloodied on the floor of an apartment → Read More

Flagstaff-based hunting outfitter to pay $30K for refunds

A Flagstaff hunting outfitter was order to pay $30,000 in restitution after allegedly failing to provide services to 10 consumers, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. → Read More

Flagstaff's first baby of 2018 an 'Emmie winner

Cydney Shaum and her husband Taylor Dustin smiled a weary smile at their 6 pound 5 ounce baby girl, Emmie Jean Dustin. It was the couple’s first child and the → Read More

2017 in Review: Flagstaff spoke out against Trump policies

The year 2017 dawned with a new administration taking office and hundreds in Flagstaff promptly turning out to march in support of equal rights and reject what local march organizers → Read More

"She was my best friend" Family grieves after Flagstaff Christmas murder

Rosemary Begay had prepared for the possibility that her daughter Nicole Joe, 40, would die after her struggles with alcoholism led her to a liver disease diagnosis. → Read More

Flagstaff fallen officer remembered three years later

Flagstaff Police and other law enforcement across Northern Arizona showed they still have not forgotten “Stewey” as over 100 members of law enforcement once again gathered Wednesday afternoon in the → Read More

Red Cross Disaster Action team dealing with high number of Flagstaff house fires

Volunteers with the Northern Arizona Red Cross Disaster Action Team are used to giving aid to victims of house fires. However, this December has been an especially busy month. → Read More

Flagstaff woman murdered on Christmas, boyfriend arrested

Flagstaff Police arrested a man on Christmas Day on suspicion of second-degree homicide after he allegedly beat his estranged girlfriend and left her outside in the cold in the 2200 → Read More

Flagstaff murders and NAU shooter trial highlight 2017

The year in crime in brought no closure to Flagstaff’s most high-profile shooting as a jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of NAU shooter Steven Jones. → Read More

Law enforcement toy drive brings joy across Flagstaff region

Police officers across Coconino County loaded their patrol vehicles with toys throughout the week to give holiday gifts to children in need during the county’s Northern Arizona law enforcement toy → Read More

Delayed charges common in murder cases

On July 25, James Womble stabbed his Flagstaff landlord Peter Gillespie, killing him. Womble wasn’t charged with second-degree murder until three months later. → Read More

Downtown Flagstaff sees Thanksgiving weekend business boom

Salt + Peak Boutique owner Erica Borunda seemed to embrace a regular Monday after dealing with what she described as a “really busy weekend” during downtown Flagstaff’s Thanksgiving shopping events, → Read More

Stalker charges surprise students of accused professor

The last time Northern Arizona University student Shannon McKinley saw the professor who taught her interior design class was on Monday, Oct. 30. → Read More