KJACK News Update October 3rd 2018

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:00 am

I’m Nicholas Bratcher with KJACK News and these are your top headlines for Wednesday October Third.

While conditions here in Flagstaff were rainy, several Phoenix Drivers were swamped yesterday as Tropical Depression Rosa swept through Arizona. The Phoenix area recieved more than two inches of rain, and a flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service. Flooding caused the overflow of a north Phoenix river bed, Requiring the rescue of six individuals in waist deep water.

Also in wake of Tropical Depression Rosa, Utah Governor Gary Herbert has declared a state of emergency. He fears communities near recent wildfire burn scars could be at risk from the flooding, And on Monday, Herbert mobilized 200 members of Utah’s National Guard to build flood barriers south of Salt Lake City.

A lawyer’s request has been denied to move the retrial of a border patrol agent from Tucson to Phoenix. Jim Calle, who is representing border patrol agent Lonnie Schwartz argued that media coverage of his first trial had tainted the southern Arizona Jury pool, But according to The Arizona Daily Star, Judge Raner C. Collins denied the motion, calling it “A Tad Premature.” Lonnie Schwartz is accused of the fatal shooting of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez through a border fence in Nogales in 2012.

While Tropical Storm Rosa is moving onward from Flagstaff, Please be cautious of a fifty percent chance of Thunderstorms for today’s weather forecast. And Make sure you wear long sleeves, We’ve got a high of sixty-seven degrees with a low of forty-three degrees.

Those were your top headlines, I’m Nicholas Bratcher with KJACK News.