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Wilhoit resident dies in berm collision Friday night

Wilhoit resident Thomas Cavanaugh, 59, died after colliding with a berm at the intersection of Canterbury Lane and Stevenage Lane in Wilhoit on Friday night, Dec. 21.

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Suspect sought after hit-and-run collision with pedestrian Friday night in Cordes Lakes

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help after a man was struck by a vehicle Friday evening while walking southbound on Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes.

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Burglars hit cars in Castle Canyon

At least two unlocked vehicles in the Castle Canyon area of Prescott Valley were broken into overnight between Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 17-18, and others may be unreported, according to a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Volunteer firefighter in Wilhoit killed in ATV collision after holiday party

Cause of collision under investigation

A volunteer firefighter with the Southern Yavapai Fire Department was declared dead at the scene of a vehicle collision after his ATV rolled Saturday night, Dec. 15.

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Family watched man battle for sobriety before he was found dead in Prescott Valley home

Suspected overdose remains under investigation

The stepfather of a 33-year-old man who was pronounced dead in his Prescott Valley home midday Wednesday, Dec. 5, has decided to share about the sudden death so the community may continue its battle against lethal drugs.

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Man found dead in Prescott Valley home

Initial investigation found that illicit drugs may have been involved

A 33-year-old man was found unresponsive in a Prescott Valley home midday Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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24-year-old man dies at mobile home park in Prescott

Prescott Police have confirmed the death, but further information is unavailable.

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Fugitive fatally shot in Phoenix awaited trial in Texas fraud case

PHOENIX — A fugitive fatally shot in Phoenix by at least one federal officer after he allegedly pointed a gun was identified Wednesday as a man accused in Texas on fraud and conspiracy charges.

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Two young men found dead in Prescott Valley home Saturday identified

Both Yavapai College students who graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School

The identities of two 19-year-old men found dead in a Prescott Valley home Saturday morning, Nov. 3, have been released by police.

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Prescott Valley police find two 19-year-old males dead inside home

PVPD, PANT investigating cause of death

Prescott Valley Police officers responded to the 4300 block of Saratoga Drive in Prescott Valley after two 19-year-old males were found unresponsive in their home Saturday morning.

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Suspect dies, DPS troopers hurt in Phoenix shooting on I-17

PHOENIX — Authorities say a suspect is dead after a police chase and shooting on Interstate 17 that has left three state troopers injured.

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Suspect arrested following threatening, intimidating messages

Prescott resident Justin Oquendo, 38, was arrested by the Prescott Police Department Friday, Oct. 26, following reports of threatening and intimidating text messages, according to an email from Prescott Police Department Public Information Officer David Fuller.

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Chandler police searching for suspect after man fatally shot

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Police in Chandler say they are searching for a suspect in a homicide case.

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Suspect in custody after ranger-firearm incident at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON — A ranger at Grand Canyon National Park is on paid administrative leave after discharging his firearm during a scuffle with a suspect Oct. 11.

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Suspicious PV death under investigation

Woman dies in home, witnesses either flee or lie

Prescott Valley police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred in the 3700 Block of Robin Drive this week.

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Man accused of South Carolina killing arrested in Arizona

LEXINGTON, S.C. — South Carolina authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of another man last month has been arrested in Arizona.

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Head-on crash kills 8, including 4 migrants in U.S. illegally

PHOENIX — Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.

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Police arrest 3 for Extreme DUI over Labor Day weekend

Five law enforcement agencies participated in a DUI and Seatbelt Task Force during the Labor Day weekend, which resulted in several arrests and numerous citations.

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Prescott Police seeking public help to arrest those behind firing gunshots Sunday

The Prescott Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find and arrest the culprits who fired gunshots from a four-door Cadillac sedan in the downtown area on Sunday, Sept. 2.

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Child is OK after being hit on bike by car

The mother of Allison Dieterle of Prescott told the Courier today, Sept. 1, that the 9-year-old girl is doing well.

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Plane crashes at Prescott Airport; no signs of life

A small private plane crashed at the Prescott Airport at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

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Authorities investigating shooting death of PHS student

Three weeks after the first day of school, the Prescott High School community was in mourning over the shooting death of a male student this past weekend.

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1 dead in Chino Valley stabbing Friday night

One person is dead after a stabbing incident in Chino Valley on Friday night, June 29.

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Rumors of shooting outside of Bucky's Casino unconfirmed

The Daily Courier has been receiving news tips regarding a man getting shot Friday night, June 29, outside of Bucky's Casino; however, this remains unconfirmed.

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Overheated hiker rescued from Watson Lake area by Prescott Fire

An overheated hiker, unable to continue, was rescued by Prescott Fire Department on one of the trails by Watson Lake at about 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, according to Battalion Chief Scott Luedeman.

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Small brush fire off Highway 89 quick work for firefighters

The Prescott Fire Department responded to a wildland fire on Highway 89 in the Granite Dells area at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, Battalion Chief Scott Luedeman said.

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Young teens damage school playground with ax in Village of Oak Creek

Kids face criminal charges

Four teenagers, ages 12 to 13, are facing criminal charges after allegedly using an ax to damage playground equipment at Big Park School in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Video shows body of construction worker wrapped in US flag

The family of a construction worker who was killed when a drill-rig toppled at a construction site near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is grateful for how firefighters recovered his body.

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Craigslist contact leads to theft

A woman recently reported to the Prescott Valley Police Department that she had given an unknown man $1,500 for a vehicle she had found for sale on Craigslist, according to a news release from the department.

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Officers save life of overdose victim

Victim took pill believed to be laced with fentanyl

Officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) are believed to have helped keep an overdose victim alive until emergency medical personnel could take over in the resuscitation of the victim.

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Woman reportedly causes head-on crash in Cornville; may have been high on meth

Drivers were all wearing seatbelts; only minor injuries

A woman from Mesa is facing several drug-related charges after driving her vehicle head-on into a white van along Cornville Road in Cornville Thursday afternoon, April 12.

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Young man flown to Phoenix hospital after motorcycle accident

Was not wearing a helmet

A 21-year-old man was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital by Native Air Ambulance after a self-inflicted motorcycle accident Friday afternoon, March 9, said Dan Morgan, Prescott Fire Department Battalion chief.

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7-year-old with autism accidentally shoots father with family gun

Child appears to have known where safe, key were

While most of his family was sleeping, a 7-year-old boy with autism pulled a gun from a safe in his home along the 4000 block of North Romero Circle East in Prescott Valley and shot his father in the back Wednesday evening, March 7, police said.

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Teen arrested March 2 for making threats at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday, March 2, at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School for making “threats of violence,” which were overheard by another student at the school, said Jerry Ferguson, Prescott Valley Police spokesman.

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Construction incident in Rimrock results in worker’s death

Backhoe pins man against wall

A construction worker in Rimrock, AZ, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, after being pinned to a wall by a backhoe, police said.

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PV police arrest 16-year-old after reports of disruptive language

Students riding a Humboldt Unified School District bus reported the use of disruptive language from a 16-year-old male student from Bradshaw Mountain High School Friday, Feb. 23.

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Young woman attacked in PV, gets away by hitting attacker's groin

Police seeking described suspect

While walking along the 5400 block of North Ramada Drive in Prescott Valley, a 19-year-old woman was attacked on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) news release.