Category: Arizona State News

Small Plane Crash

Four people have been hospitalized following a small plane crash in Wickenburg off U.S. 60.  The plane buzzed a large trash container and clipped a wing when it landed in a yard several feet from a home.  It’s unknown whether the plane was taking off or landing when it crashed.  It’s also unclear whether the plane  experienced mechanical issues. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is working the investigation with Wickenburg Police and the NTSB. —Kris...

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Border Shooting At Port Of Entry

Tense moments at the Nogales Port of Entry Thursday as a driver is shot when he tried to hit customs and border protection officers at the Mariposa Crossing.  Paula Beeson, who heads up the Agency’s Tucson Sector, says the suspect swerved his car intentionally targeting agents to get across the port. Officers and a border  patrol agent open fired on the suspect.  The suspect was struck and transported to the hospital.  The suspect’s passenger sustained minor injuries and has been detained.  No officers or agents were injured. —Kris Dugan  ...

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Climb For The Fallen

“Climb For The Fallen.” This event provides the local firefighters a way to remember their fallen brothers by climbing 110 stories at the local high-rise. The first year over 90 firefighters from surrounding areas came out to be apart of this humbling tribute.  This event gives the firefighters a chance to recreate the events of 9-11 as the FDNY heroes responded to the Twin Towers. Each firefighter  carries a lanyard that has the sketch of one of the fallen 343 as a tribute to the ultimate sacrifice they made. Firefighters also wear turnout gear and carry tools, just as the FDNY firefighters did in 2001.  Climb For The Fallen occurs across the state and at ASU’s new stadium...

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9-11 Memorials In Arizona

Never Forget. The Nation marks the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly three-thousand innocent souls.  Arizona will be commemorating the day with several special events to honor the fallen.   “9-11 Healing Fields” is the nation’s longest, consecutive-running 9-11, 2001 tribute event.  One American flag is flown for every person killed in the terrorist attack. The public is welcome to attend a walk of remembrance through the flags at Tempe Beach Park.  Opens at 6 a.m., Friday and remains open through Sunday when a memorial service begins at 5:46 a.m. on 9-11.  The following is all events for the 9-11 Healing Fields:    Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:00 p.m. – Freedom Concert Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5:46 a.m. – Memorial Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 a.m. – Memorial Reading of Victims’ Names Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Candlelight Vigil   The City of Phoenix Memorial Ceremony: A 9-11 Memorial begins at 9:00 a.m. Friday at City Hall Atrium. Ceremony includes posting of an American flag that flew over Ground Zero during the rescue and recovery operation at the World Trade Center.  Phoenix Mayor Greg Station will join Fire and Police Honor Guards and Pipe and Drum Corps as they play and perform the moving Bell Ceremony. Arizona has a 9-11 Memorial in Phoenix at Wesley Bolin Plaza, across from the State Capitol open everyday of the...

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Man Blows Off Fingers At Shooting Range

A 31-year-old Kingman man is hospitalized after a mishap at a shooting range in Golden Valley.  spokeswoman Trish Carter with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says Joshua  Clark made a costly mistake when he loaded his black powder rifle with a double charge.  The rifle exploded and blew off two fingers.  It appears  Clark’s rifle kept jamming and Clark kept loading the rifle with ammunition thinking that was the problem.  —Kris...

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