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Two suspects in custody in Ash Fork attempted murder case involving baseball bat

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies have booked two suspects into the Yavapai County jail, one of whom is charged with attempted homicide among other charges, according to YCSO Spokesperson Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Secret shopper scam is back, Sheriff’s Office warns

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was recently notified of the return of the secret shopper survey scam, according to YCSO Spokesperson Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Editorial: Protect free speech, or stamp out hate?

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, eight students from Paradise Valley High School placed their backpacks on the ground, then laid down on the floor.

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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.

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Police: Man stabbed when found in 'compromising situation'

Attacker jailed; victim flown to Phoenix hospital with punctured lung, fractured ribs

A man was stabbed with scissors on Sunday, Feb. 11, during a fight that took place in a residence located along the 8000 block of Canyon Lane, Prescott Valley, according to a Prescott Valley Police Department news release.

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Sheriff’s deputies looking for Cornville burglary suspect

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man they said burglarized a Cornville home Wednesday, Feb .14, and was seen leaving with a stolen television, YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Editorial: Lawmakers embrace dark money once again

Last summer Prescott voters had their first experience with dark money in a local election.

Suspicious fire at Bagdad home

Deputies seeking arson/burglary suspect

A Bagdad resident woke up early Monday, Feb. 12, to a smoky home.

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Small wildland fire near Paulden claims half acre of brush

Another reminder of how dry it is

A small wildland fire a few miles north of Paulden on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land claimed about 1/2 an acre of grass and brush midday Sunday, Feb. 11.

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1987 cold case murder suspect indicted in Texas, arrested in Prescott

Same man indicted for second time for strangulation of young woman in 1987

A Prescott man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a young woman in Texas in 1987.

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Editorial: A tax by any other name still is a tax

Poll: How would you prefer to fund necessary road improvements or the Highway Patrol?

If it looks like a duck, feels like a duck, and sounds like a duck, it might be a duck.

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Quad Cities in Brief: AARP providing TaxAide

AARP TaxAide has begun walk-in service for tax preparation for the 2018 tax season at the Gateway Mall, Suite 374. Service will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Business in Brief: Cheryl Rolland joins Country Bank as Sr. Business Development Officer

Cheryl Rolland joins Country Bank as Sr. Business Development Officer Cheryl Rolland has been hired as Senior Business Development Officer at Country Bank.

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Editorial: Come on APS, the Super Bowl?

A reader who lives on the 300 block of North Sheldon wrote in this week.

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Granite Dells topic of today’s CWAG meeting

How will the proposed Arizona Eco Development annexation impact popular trails and riparian habitat in the Granite Dells?

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Wildland fire in Chino Valley started by lawnmower

FD spokesperson: ‘It was a close one’

A wildland fire along the 900 block of S. Reed Road in Chino Valley burned about a third of an acre of grassland before Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) crews were able to put it out Thursday, Feb. 8.

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Editorial: Latest texting ban has chance of becoming law

Our state lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to text while driving.

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Chiropractic office co-owner released on bond after arrest for sex with minor

Kimberly Korba, 41, has been released from the Yavapai County jail on a bond of $125,000.

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‘Catch 22’ felon No. 12 arrested in Phoenix

Reporting party offered $500 reward from Yavapai Silent Witness

Robert Wayne Dozier — No. 12 of “Catch 22” in December, 2017 — has been arrested in Phoenix at his place of employment by the Phoenix Police Department.

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Man arrested for assaulting 4-year-child, child’s mother

Mother choked, kicked after attempt to protect child

A Prescott man has been arrested after his girlfriend reported that he beat their 4-year-old son and then turned his anger on to her when she tried to stop the abuse.

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Instacart grocery delivery service to expand to Quad Cities

Instacart, a retail grocery delivery service that uses shoppers to hand-pick and deliver groceries from local stores, announced Thursday, Feb. 1, that it would start operations in northern Arizona on Feb. 8.

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Editorial: Prescott and its residents safer than ever

There is more to what The Daily Courier published this past week, “Prescott Fire Department gets upgrade in fire-risk rating,” than the number 4 and the number 2.

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Editorial: Congressman Gosar should stop the grandstanding

Paul Gosar was elected to represent the people of this district as our representative in Washington, D.C. His words and actions reflect on all of us.

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Prescott Fire Department gets upgrade in fire-risk rating

City rating improves from four to two

Lower insurance rates could be on the horizon for local property owners, after the latest improvement in the Prescott Fire Department’s rating with the Insurance Services Office.

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‘Backpack Full of Cash’ documentary to air Feb. 5

Prescott Education Advocacy Council, in collaboration with Save Our Schools Arizona, will screen “Backpack Full of Cash,” a documentary in the Mile High Middle School Hendrix Auditorium at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5.

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Editorial: ‘Lowest of the low’ is this teacher

Gregory Salcido is a teacher of history and U.S. government at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California.

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Names of Chino Valley fire victims released

Investigation into exact cause ongoing

The names of a man killed and a woman injured during a backyard fire in Chino Valley on Monday, Jan. 22, have been released.

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Embry-Riddle pilot is Arizona’s flight instructor of the year

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University flight instructor Oluwadamilola “Dami” Coker has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration as Flight Instructor of the Year for the state of Arizona.

Quad Cities in Brief: Democratic Women of Prescott Area offers scholarships

In its annual effort to promote the college educations of young people, the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area plans to award two high school seniors who are college-bound a $1,000 scholarship each.

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Editorial: Arizona owes Hotshots’ portion of state pension

Thankfully, tragedies do not happen every day.

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Citibus to stop service Jan. 31 after 96 years, company says on Facebook

Prescott Transit Authority has announced it will halt its Citibus service as of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Trash-collection change in the works for some Prescott homes and businesses located on alleys

First phase begins Monday

Starting Monday, Jan. 29, more than 120 homes and businesses in and near the downtown area will begin transitioning from the city’s individual 65-gallon trash containers to 300-gallon containers that will serve multiple addresses.

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Editorial: Don’t limit the voters’ choices in U.S. Senate race

Rep. Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, feels that he should have more sway with Arizona’s U.S. Senators so he has proposed a bill that would require any candidate for that office to receive the blessings of the elected officials in the legislature before voters can decide who they want.

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Ex-PV animal control officer gets jail time, lifetime probation, for attempted luring a minor

A former Prescott Valley Animal Control officer, arrested in July and accused of luring a minor for sex, was sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, receiving jail time and lifetime probation.

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Editorial: Be careful before taking children from their parents

This week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that DCS acted unconstitutionally by removing the children from the care of their parents without a court order.

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Former local judge elected Arizona’s vice chief justice

Robert Brutinel replaces John Pelander

Robert Brutinel has been elected as Arizona Supreme Court’s new vice chief justice.

Delinquent tax lien sale set for Feb. 13

The Yavapai County Treasurer’s Office is gearing up for its annual tax lien sale, set to take place Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Chino fire kills one, injures another

Camp fire next to motor home appears to be cause of blaze

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority personnel, responded to reports of a fire along the 2300 block of West Road 4 ½ North Chino Valley at about 2:30 a.m. Monday.

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Shootout in Chino Valley leaves one dead

YCSO: Victim drove onto private party, fired a shot at resident

Three men became involved in a shootout in Chino Valley Saturday night that left one man dead, according to a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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Editorial: Federal shutdown is politics at its worst

The headline said it all: “Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing.”

Sheriff lauds Governor’s plan to spend $837,000 on police training

Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher is praising Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to spend $837,000 in new funding for the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST), which in turn, funds law enforcement academies across the state.

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Editorial: It’s worth looking at liability minimums, but be careful

Usually when the editorial board of The Daily Courier discusses what opinion to take on a topic, we find consensus quickly.

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Rain, some snow expected for Prescott area late Friday night, Jan. 19, through Saturday

Potentially hazardous driving conditions for higher elevations

The Southwest will experience its second significant storm system of the cold season late Friday night, Jan. 19, through Saturday evening, Jan. 20.

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Editorial: There is no privacy when doing the public’s business

There is no question that laws written decades ago have a hard time keeping up with technology.

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Burglary suspects sought in theft of tools

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information the public may have regarding the theft of tools worth several thousand dollars from a construction site off Old Senator Road.

Congress Fire gets a grant

Yavapai County’s Congress Fire Department is one of two volunteer fire departments in Arizona to receive a grant from RDO Equipment Co., to assist with the departments’ urgent needs.

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Oklahoma felon arrested at Walmart after alleged assault

Sale of bus in PV turns ugly, forcing victim to pull out a gun

A fugitive felon from Oklahoma was apprehended in the clothing section of the Walmart Supercenter in Prescott Valley Monday evening, Jan. 15, after he allegedly shattered a Prescott man’s truck window with a knife at the nearby Maverik gas station.

Eight unlocked vehicles burglarized in Quailwood area

Police looking for suspect, remind residents to lock their car doors

Sometime during the nighttime hours of Friday night and Saturday morning, Jan. 12 and 13, eight vehicle burglaries occurred in the Quailwood area of Prescott Valley.

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Local pioneer Draper family plot receives improvements

Two civic organizations helped improve a family plot in the Citizens Cemetery this past fall with labor and materials.

Prescott in Brief: County supervisor holds first of 2 community meetings today

County supervisor holds first of 2 community meetings today