Associated Press | Scott Applewhite


 A 44-year-old Prescott man who fled in 2019 while on trial for a brutal attack on a camper the previous year has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being apprehended in Payson in late July, authorities said.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say the body of a Prescott man who had been missing since last month has been recovered from a ravine on the outskirts of the city. 


Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person. Authorities say Patrick James Higgins, 49, was last July 12th when he went four-wheeling with friends in the Bannie Mine area on the outskirts of Prescott near Walker. The vehicle they were riding in became stuck, and Higgins reportedly hiked out of the area for help. He has not been seen since. He is described as a white male, last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Anyone with information is urged to call the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Prescott Police Department or 911.

Today marks eight years since 19 wildland firefighters from Prescott perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Only one member of the crew survived. It remains the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Friday, June 11

Jun 11, 2021

It’s Friday, June 11. A warming trend is set to continue this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Excessive heat warnings will be in effect beginning Saturday and Sunday for communities including Prescott and Grand Canyon Village. Forecasters say temperatures could surpass 110º next week in lower elevation regions of Yavapai County.


‘Progress’ On Slate Fire Near Flagstaff, Forest Officials Say

Officials with the Prescott National Forest will implement State II fire restrictions beginning this Friday, June 11th, at 8 a.m.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office via AP

Shelly Harmon was long suspected of killing her roommate in central Arizona in 1988. 


KNAU's Morning Rundown: Tuesday, March 23

Mar 23, 2021

It's Tuesday, March 23. Arizona's Department of Health Services reported this morning 26.8% of the state population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine. The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulation in northern Arizona in areas at 5,500 feet or higher.


Our top morning headlines: 


Vaccines Available For Residents 16 And Older At State-Run Sites, ADHS says

Arizona Department of Transportation

A storm dropped snow across much of northern Arizona Saturday, prompting partial closures of several highways.

“Roads are slick, and drivers should delay travel if at all possible,” the Arizona Department of Transportation said on Twitter.

Westbound Interstate 40 was closed Saturday afternoon about halfway between Ash Fork and Williams “due to winter weather and crashes,” ADOT said.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Thursday, March 11

Mar 11, 2021

Snowfall Could Affect Visibility, Road Conditions