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Tornadoes tear across Arizona, damage homes

A rare swarm of tornadoes shoved semis off highways and destroyed homes in the pre-dawn darkness Wednesday, leaving startled residents wondering if they were in Arizona anymore or had woken up in the twister-prone Midwest. Full story

One of 3 escaped inmates captured in Colo.

One of three inmates who escaped from a northwest Arizona prison has been captured, authorities said Sunday. Full story

Hundreds flee Arizona fires

  A major wildfire continues to burn and eat up thousands of acres near Flagstaff, Arizona. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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  Ariz. wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

Wildfires burning near Flagstaff, Arizona threatened hundreds of homes on Monday as windy conditions continued to fan the flames. KPNX's Ed Tribble reports.

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  Wildfire blaze across Flagstaff

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In this photo taken Jan. 7, 2011, Chelsea Cook, right, watches as Jack Schurz uses a pipette during a science experiment at Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Middle School Institute of Technology and Engineering is the kind of accelerated, specialized magnet program that Flagstaff Unifie

An SUV lays on its side after sliding off a snow packed off ramp
An SUV lays on its side after sliding off a snow packed off ramp

An SUV lays on its side after sliding off a snow packed off ramp at I-17 and Airport Road in Flagstaff, Ariz. , Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. There were no serious injuries but three passengers were treated at the scene. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher)

Brian King of Cypress, Ca., scrapes snow and ice off his truck in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Brian King of Cypress, Ca., scrapes snow and ice off his truck in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Brian King of Cypress, Ca., scrapes snow and ice off his truck Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 2010 in Flagstaff, Az. King is trying to return home from a Christmas trip but is trapped in Flagstaff due to the closure of Interstate 40 and Interstate 17 from the blizzard that hit northern Arizona. (AP Pho