Wife won't be charged in husband's death

The Pima County Attorney's Office has decided not to file charges against a Marana woman originally thought to have killed her husband.

Toni Marie Mayfield, 57, was arrested May 18 after police went to her Continental Ranch home, where her husband Jerry Dean Mayfield was found dead.

She originally faced possible second-degree murder charges, but County Attorney's Office spokeswoman Isabel Burruel-Smutzer said there was insufficient evidence to support the charges.

Patrick McNamara

Sheriff's helicopter makes hard landing

Three Pinal County Sheriff's Office employees escaped injury after the helicopter they were in made an emergency landing after losing power.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll said the helicopter landed safely around 7 a.m. Tuesday just north of Interstate 8.

The sheriff's office Raven 1 helicopter was on a routine maintenance flight operation when the pilot began having engine problems, she said.

The pilot was able to make an emergency landing on a dirt field, missing nearby high-tension power lines.

Ingersoll said a tactical flight officer and another aviation unit deputy also were aboard the helicopter.

All three men received precautionary medical evaluations at a nearby medical facility, she said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

The Associated Press