Friday, July 25 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:13:01 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials...Full Story >
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -
Matt's Saloon, on Whiskey Row, is the type of place where the locals work and play; where dogs belly up next to the bar with their owners; now where folks from around town come to remember the lost.
"We went to elementary school together," said Alicia McCarthy, referring to 28-year-old victim Scott Norris.
McCarthy, who works as a bartender at Matt's Saloon, always knew Norris was going to be a firefighter.
"I thought he was so perfect for that job. (He's) the only one I could ever imagine doing that job, and he loved it," she said.
The news of the tragedy was especially hard for McCarthy.
"It was terrible. I think I cried until Monday afternoon," she said between tears.
McCarthy knew she wanted to help. So, she said she is donating all of her tips from earlier this week to help out the victims' families.
Matt Vrassard, who co-owns the bar, also wanted to help. One of his former bartenders is the wife of 23-year-old victim Robert Caldwell.
"Our heart just sank for her, and for the rest of the 18. It was just such hard news to hear," he said.
Vrassard had T-shirts made to memorialize the victims. He ordered them Monday and started selling them Thursday.
"One hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward the charity," he said.
Already, most of the T-shirts have sold out. The bar has raised more than $3000 for the families.
"It's not much but at least it's something, but it can help with whatever they would need it for. So I just figured any little bit probably helps," said McCarthy.
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Thursday, July 24 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:23:25 GMT
The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identities of four people who died after a single-engine plane crashed in rough terrain northwest of Sedona on Sunday.Full Story >
The victims were the pilot, Jonathan McGeary, 22, of Flagstaff; Levi Wallace, 23, of Prescott; Johanna Naber, 18, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Canada; and Sabrina Giebelen, 19, of Krefeld, Germany.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:59:16 GMT
Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.The ArizonaFull Story >
Use of cables and helicopters to drag and lift logs from forest slopes are among thinning alternatives under consideration to protect Flagstaff from wildfire and its watershed from flooding.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >