News Briefing for June 27, 2019

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 am

At Northern Arizona University, a group of people from the engineering department is working to find ways to reduce crashes between cars and bicycles. The The Arizona Daily Sun’s Kaitlyn Olson is reporting that the Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research, under the leadership of professor Edward Smaglik, hopes to gather data from crash prone intersections, and run it through computer programs to test the effectiveness of proposed solutions. The project will be led by the laboratories associate director, Brendan Russo.

Flagstaff Police have exonerated a man accused of involvement with the “Riptide” drug operation in Northern Arizona. The Flagstaff Police Department offered an apology yesterday for arresting Temayne Nez earlier this month, and dismissed the charges against him. Nez was one of thirty five individuals arrested on June 18, in connection with the operation which had activity in several locations in Northern Arizona including Flagstaff and Williams.

Coconino County has a new presiding Judge. The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed Judge Dan Slayton to the position, having worked in the superior court since 2005. The judge, a graduate of Northern Arizona University and Seattle University Law School, will begin serving Flagstaff July 1.

Skies today are expected to be mostly clear, the low estimated at 46 degrees. We’ll have south southwest winds at 9 to 14 miles per hour this morning, which will increase to 17 to 22 miles per hour in the afternoon. The wind could reach 32 miles per hour. Tonight clear skies and a low around 45 with a southwest wind at 8 to 13 miles per hour, with maximum possible speed estimated at 18 miles per hour. There is no chance of rain in the current forecast.