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Freshman in Custody After Deadly Shooting on Arizona Campus

One student at Northern Arizona University is dead and 3 wounded

(Newser) - An overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff has left one student dead and three others wounded. A freshman is in custody, and the school tweeted that the "situation is stabilized," with no lockdown in effect. Authorities say the shooting took place as a confrontation between two... More »

Domestic Violence Suspect Kills Ariz. Cop, Self

Officer Tyler Stewart not believed to have fired a shot

(Newser) - A 24-year-old Flagstaff police officer died after being shot by a domestic violence suspect who then killed himself yesterday afternoon in Arizona. Officer Tyler J. Stewart, 24, died at Flagstaff Medical Center, police said. Stewart was looking for the man—identified as Robert W. Smith, 28, of Prescott—about 1:... More »

Ariz. Plane Flips on Landing, Kills Tourist

5 injured in crash after sightseeing tour

(Newser) - A single-engine plane carrying a pilot and six French tourists crashed while landing at a northern Arizona airport, killing one person and injuring five others. The aircraft hit the ground and toppled over near the airport runway amid windy conditions yesterday afternoon in Page, the center of a tourist area... More »

Bones Likely Missing Ariz. Toddler

Police suspect murder

(Newser) - Skeletal remains discovered at the bottom of a wash are likely the bones of a toddler reported missing from an Arizona campground and believed murdered, according to law enforcement authorities. Sylar Newton, 2, was wearing only a diaper when he vanished in the middle of the night from a family... More »

Wildfire Threatens Flagstaff Homes

Hundreds urged to evacuate

(Newser) - A fast-spreading wildfire has swept across nearly 5,000 acres of land on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Ariz., threatening homes and prompting calls for hundreds of evacuations. Firefighters worked through the night against the blaze, which erupted yesterday morning and has been fueled by strong winds, while five helicopters and... More »

Top Towns to Raise Outdoorsy Kids

(Newser) - Backpacker combed through info on outdoor programs and proximity to national forests and parks to find the best cities in the US to raise active, crunchy kids. The results:
  • Boulder, Colo.: "Yes, we live here, but Boulder wins on its merits." Close to woods, glaciers, and mountains,
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