Officer kills dog after finding dead chickens
It was a grisly death and one that 19 people witnessed, including several children in Young last year.
Dog sniffs out suspect
After a 24-hour manhunt, police Tuesday arrested an armed robbery suspect just blocks from where it all started.
Update at 4 p.m.: Police arrested Daniel Righos, who they suspect robbed the One Stop, in a vacant building south of El Rancho around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Several businesses were sporting boarded up windows Monday, including Chase Bank, Fletcher’s and Payson Packaging, after a busy weekend.
A Gila County Superior Court judge Thursday denied a Payson man’s request to take back a guilty plea for allegedly stealing discarded, scrap ammunition from a local manufacturer.
What started as a slow day at the One Stop abruptly turned into a frightening ordeal Monday afternoon when a masked man robbed the convenience store at gunpoint.
They are well-known businesses, but when they re-open, you might not recognize them.
Deputies, volunteers gain vital certification
Hovering over Shoofly, Bill Pitterle willingly threw himself off a helicopter skid. Dangling by a rope over the rocky terrain and several low, ruin walls, the only thing remaining from its once Indian inhabitants, Pitterle unlocked his rappel device and slowly descended, careful not to spin his body below the whizzing rotor blades.
Hellsgate distributes free ATV helmets
After their son died in an ATV accident last year just east of Payson, a Valley family found a way to both honor his memory and hopefully, prevent future tragedies.
An attorney with the Gila County Attorney’s Office has left the office.
Medical cases account for 70 percent – fires just 2 percent
With the fire department’s call volume rising steadily, Payson’s new fire chief is exploring creative ways to handle more calls without a budget boost.
A woman battling a lifelong drug addiction is going to prison after she continued to drive impaired despite repeated attempts at rehab.
Petra Luh was sleeping on a tiny couch in Granny’s Attic New Year’s Eve after a snowstorm blocked her from getting home. At 3 a.m., she awoke when the lights went out in the multi-room antique store off Highway 260. In the dark, she heard a metallic sound. She figured it was just the storm.
Child abuse nets 2.5-year prison term
A man that says he murdered his mother when he was a teen because she abused him, is heading back to prison after beating his own children.
Maker says selling unsafe ammunition endangered public
A Payson man who admitted taking scrap ammunition from his employer and selling it, asked a judge Monday to recant his guilty plea and set a trial date after the state reportedly didn’t give him the plea deal he expected.
With plenty of negative press about law enforcement nationally, our local police chief is asking residents to show support for officers Friday during National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD).
The community has rallied behind a local family with a fundraiser planned this weekend in Pine after they unexpectedly lost their infant son.
Distraught masseuse pulled a gun, now she’s headed to prison
Despite a last-minute plea to stay with her baby a few more weeks, a former Payson massage therapist went to prison Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
A “crime of passion” landed a 33-year-old man in prison for 1.5 years.
Change effective townwide, not just Heather Circle area
A construction code amendment that drew considerable public outcry at a recent Planning and Zoning Commission meeting passed through the town council without so much as a peep.
Industrial park will still go through planning, zoning hearings
Town staff is in the midst of hammering out a pre-annexation development agreement with the future owner of the Rim Ranch (also known as Fox Farm) for the site of a reported ammunition manufacturing facility.
Pet Chihuahua perishes in blaze
A young couple is picking up the pieces after losing everything, including their dog, in a devastating fire early Monday morning.
Storm dumps a foot of snow, snarling traffic, delighting visitors
Just before noon Wednesday, the police scanner in Payson sprung to life with officers around Rim Country radioing in call after call of slide-offs and vehicles slip-sliding into each other.
Freezing conditions hinder firefighters
Battling below freezing temperatures and a raging hot fire, firefighters had their hands full with a blaze in the Forest Hills Condominiums early Monday morning.
One man claims police harassment
Three Payson men are facing charges after a drunken brawl ended with a snapped telephone pole and a crashed car.
Man convicted for beating wife, children
A man facing a prison sentence for abusing his wife and children asked a judge for more time Monday to present his case.
Hellsgate and Payson firefighters extinguished a small, but rather suspicious vehicle fire Tuesday afternoon in Star Valley.
After nearly four months of work, the Town of Payson will unveil its float at Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix.
Councilor, town attorney at one last meeting
The council said goodbye last week to two long-standing town figures as it welcomed a new town councilor and staff just in time for the New Year.
Two years after stealing a pickup for a joyride, a Payson man wound up on probation after his sentencing on Monday.
Calling him a “mean, violent drunk,” Superior Court Judge Peter Cahill on Monday sent Brian Apps to prison for 3.5 years for beating and torturing his wife.
If you are a business owner, you may have already met Jason Larson, the town’s new code compliance specialist tasked with enforcing everything from business signage to overgrown yards.
Technology blackout drives Rim Country residents nuts
All it took was one break and most of Rim Country was without phone, TV and Internet service for much of Tuesday, crippling businesses and leaving subscribers wondering how this could happen.
The search for a new town attorney has hit a roadblock once again.
A Phoenix man survived a rollover Sunday morning south of Payson, but was killed when another driver lost control and struck him.
A former Rim Country student died this weekend when his vehicle rolled north of Payson and caught fire.
Residents begin returning to Canal Apartments
With soiled carpet and water-soaked walls replaced, the first round of residents moved back into the Canal Senior Apartments Monday and everyone is expected to be back home by Christmas, staff says.
A 29-year-old Payson man faces a slew of child abuse charges after reportedly slapping around his girlfriend’s children.
Residents protest plan to loosen access requirements
Despite some residents’ objections, the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended the Payson Town Council increase the number of homes allowed on a cul-de-sac to comply with a model, international fire code.
A 70-year-old Chandler grandfather is accused of molesting his 12-year-old Payson granddaughter repeatedly and attempting to assault his then 17-year-old granddaughter as well.
Health Alliance donates $5,000 to help homeless residents
The Mogollon Health Alliance Monday donated $5,000 to help the residents of the Canal Senior Apartments, who were displaced last month due to water damage.
As gas prices steadily fall elsewhere, the cost per gallon in Rim Country remains high and that’s frustrating drivers.
Whew. Just in time.
The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday will take up subdivision access.
Two-car pileup in Star Valley
A 23-year-old Payson man is expected to survive a Wednesday night vehicle accident, police say.
A 23-year-old Payson man is expected to survive a vehicle wreck Wednesday night, police say.
A grand jury indicted a Payson man recently for allegedly repeatedly molesting his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter.
A man who said he was so angry he blacked out and assaulted his brother-in-law was sentenced to probation Monday.
Open range poses threat on Houston Mesa Road
If you have driven along Houston Mesa Road in the past few months, you have probably seen them and maybe nearly hit one. Several hundred black cows are roaming free, grazing along the roadway which leads to Mesa del Caballo and other communities under the Rim.
With Payson’s attorney of eight years leaving and his replacement recently turning down the job, things were looking grave for the town last week until they found Kane Graves.