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Embry-Riddle women’s hoops glides past Grace College

PRESCOTT — It hasn’t taken long for Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team to adjust to a new system under first-year coach Michael Trujillo. If anything, the Eagles are picking up right where they left off last season – as potentially legitimate contenders in the Cal Pac Conference.

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UAB's Johnston, Ubosi torch N. Illinois in Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnston III threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Xavier Ubosi, and UAB continued its resurgence two seasons after shutting down its football program, beating Northern Illinois 37-13 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night.

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NAZ Suns complete trade with Spurs for Hollis Thompson, Livio Jean-Charles

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Hours after announcing they waived their 2018 second round draft pick, Northern Arizona completed a trade with the Austin Spurs for the returning player rights of Livio Jean-Charles and Hollis Thompson on Monday afternoon.

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Judge delays Flynn sentencing, 'not hiding disgust' at crime

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general to prison.

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Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

BALTIMORE — Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression.

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'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75.

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Diner finds valuable pearl in his oyster dish

A lucky diner says he happened upon a pearl while eating an oyster dish at a famous New York City restaurant.

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Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald’s with bag of weed

Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald’s drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana.

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Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town

A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town has let officials know exactly how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Dec. 19, 2018

Editorial cartoon (2): Dec. 19, 2018

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Editorial cartoon (1): Dec. 19, 2018

Editorial cartoon (1): Dec. 19, 2018

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Graham: Let mystery gifts remain under wraps

It was a plastic model of a Super Guppy, and my brothers and I were more excited about it than any gift under the tree that year. Well, at least until we found out what was beneath the gift wrap.

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Review: Spit spot! Blunt's a practically perfect Poppins

In the half-century since the original "Mary Poppins" debuted, we've learned a lot about refined sugar, frankly none of it good.

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When Christmas gets weird

When it comes to Christmas, it’s understood that Santa Claus has his list of naughty and nice, but what about when Christmas gets weird?

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Dance to Yavapai College jazz groups

The Yavapai College jazz ensembles, the Roughriders and the Trailblazers, are putting on a different kind of concert next week called “Holiday Swing.”

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Birth announcements: Week of Dec. 16, 2018

Birth announcements: Week of Dec. 16, 2018

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McKenzie Scott and Jon Szymanski announce engagement

McKenzie Scott of Prescott, Arizona, daughter of Benjamin and Melissa Scott of Prescott, is engaged to Jon Szymanski of Chino Valley, Arizona, son of Gerald Szymanski and Diana Hyde of Chino Valley.

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YEI! sends post-hurricane care packages to Florida group

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Yavapai Exceptional Industries’ (YEI!) Executive Director Brad Newman received a special message: a thank-you from Ron Sharpe, the Executive Director of The Arc of the Bay, a Florida organization providing support and training for adults with disabilities.

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Arizona All Service Plumbing opens new office

Arizona All Service Plumbing, LLC recently celebrated the opening of its new office with a Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Monday Club holiday program

Again this year, the Prescott High School Madrigals were instrumental in opening the holiday season Dec. 3 for the Monday Club Inc. affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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American Family Insurance donates $1,000 to Yavapai Big Brother Big Sisters

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters received a $1,000 donation from the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation in November.

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Obituary: James A. Sarti

James A. Sarti, age 75, of Prescott, Arizona, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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Obituary Notice: Steven Shaw

Steven Shaw, age 71, of Chino Valley, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 9, 2018, in Chino Valley.

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Obituary Notice: John Smith

John Smith, age 90, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on Dec. 14, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.