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Prescott Valley theft suspect escapes vehicle before it plunges over cliff May 27

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A vehicle-theft suspect who led police on a 60-mile chase in central Arizona jumped out of an SUV just before it flew over a cliff and into a canyon, authorities said.

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Tucson Global SuperTanker firefighting aircraft ready for wildfire season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season.

Arizona unemployment rate declines to 4.8 percent in April

Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April, down from 5 percent in March.

Mountain lion found under mobile home deemed threat, killed

Officials will conduct a necropsy and test the animal for rabies.

ADOT: No highway closures around state over holiday weekend

ADOT officials say there will be no highway closures over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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Arizona authorities: Man who died in jail had pneumonia

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say a man who died in January while in custody at the Coconino County jail in Flagstaff suffered from pneumonia caused by strep throat.

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Man dies after jump from interstate overpass near Flagstaff

BELLEMONT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after jumping from an interstate overpass about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Flagstaff despite the efforts of two teenagers who tried to stop him.

Man convicted of murder in Flagstaff stabbing

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors in Flagstaff deliberated less than three hours before convicting a 23-year-old man of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his landlord who was trying to collect overdue rent.

Arizona Snowbowl to stay open into May

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The ski season isn't over yet, at least not for the Arizona Snowbowl.

Utility to try to switch Cholla coal power plant to wood

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest electricity utility plans to test whether a coal-fired plant can instead be fueled by wood chips from pine trees, a conversion that could keep part of the plant open and save jobs of some its workers.

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