If you live around here long enough, you’re going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or the coyote.
Richard F. “Dick” Gordon, Jr., who died Nov. 6 at 88, was a U.S. Naval aviator, and a celebrated astronaut who flew as pilot of the Gemini 11 mission in 1966 and Apollo 12’s command module pilot, on the second manned mission to the moon, in 1969.
But don’t burn without a permit, fire department says
This time of year, when the leaves pile up, and the trash bags full of them become too much to deal with, many people, especially those who don’t live in a congested area, choose to burn them.
Police: Don’t waste time, call 911
Here’s a frightening scenario for today’s parents: Your child normally goes to school and returns on his or her own.
A Glendale kindergarten teacher whose body was found in Mayer was the victim of “multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries to the chest,” according to information released by the Yavapai County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
LOOKING BACK: A 2001 Fatal Flight
On Dec. 5, 2001, just after 10 a.m., a Cessna 182 took off from Ernest Love Field in Prescott, bound for Ajo.
Judge: ‘It’s working in Yavapai County’
A national advocacy group focusing on how defendants are treated while their cases await adjudication awarded Arizona a “B” grade in its first effort to gauge what it calls “pretrial outcomes” across the U.S.
Auto burglaries go ‘up and down like a roller coaster’
With vehicle burglaries becoming a common crime of opportunity, law enforcement officers are advising people to take the simplest precaution: lock the doors.
Are nuclear weapons no longer taboo?
In a world of political posturing grown turbulent, when saber-rattling has become louder than in the past, political scientists from Stanford University and Dartmouth College decided to ask a question: Would Americans support the use of nuclear weapons against civilians to force a nation to surrender?
National Teen Driving Week encourages parents, teens to talk about smartphones
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Roy Bennett, founder of Bennett Oil, died Thursday, Oct. 12, of complications of cancer. He was 80.
Driver: Repossessing cars offers little drama
When your car breaks down and you can’t just make a quick fix to get rolling again, odds are, you’ll call a tow truck to bring you in.
Arizona Oncology Dr. Iyad Hamarneh in Prescott Valley is heavily involved in clinical trials for drugs use to treat breast cancer, and, he said, great strides in treatment have been made.
It’s serious, but can be treated
Women who have been treated for breast cancer can be at a higher risk for developing lymphedema.
All invited to come to Phoenix-area event to help find missing loved ones
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is inviting anyone with a long-term missing loved one or relative to attend its third annual Missing in Arizona Day event at ASU West this month.
City couldn’t afford lifting belts, but a local physical therapist stepped in
In 2015, about 68,000 U.S. firefighters were injured on the job, and 27 percent of those were a result of overexertion or strain, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Arizona authorities ‘Start by Believing’ domestic violence victims
Jami Tiefenthaler was a victim of domestic violence. Her husband abused her both physically and emotionally.
Prescott Municipal Airport Manager John Cox quietly left his position in August, and now, the city manager said, new candidates are being interviewed.
Expert: ‘Evil people’ will find a way to carry out their plans
Based on what we know at this point, it may well have been impossible to prevent the shooting rampage that Stephen Paddock undertook on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, Oct. 1.
The case of the Prescott murder of Craig Stelmasek by his wife, Laura, and her romantic partner, Marzet Farris III, will be featured on the Oxygen Channel’s television network series, “Snapped,” Sunday, Oct. 1.
Mother says he targeted young girls, sent porn via the internet
Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard said Wednesday, Sept. 27, that reports of an adult who had come to Prescott High School and possibly Mile High Middle School campuses masquerading as a student last November are not true.
A few days ago, Pauline Long got the phone call any grandmother would dread: Her grandson was in jail in Alabama, the caller said, and asked him to call her to arrange bail.
Towns have different laws for handling potty complaints
Dom Bianco had … well, he had a pee problem. A woman who routinely walked her dog past his Prescott home also routinely allowed her dog to urinate on his front yard plants.
A 25-year-old man who allegedly masqueraded as a middle and high school student and sent female “classmates” pornographic images of himself by social media has agreed to accept a plea agreement, according to court documents.
The plaque reported missing earlier this week from the Pioneers’ Home grave of Mary Katherine Horony-Cummings, also known as Big Nose Kate, has been found.
Fifteen years after a Prescott woman went missing, the victim of a murder, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still working the case of Arleen Cilione, said YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
Someone took the plaque off Big Nose Kate’s grave
The gravesite of Mary Katherine Horony-Cummings, also known as Big Nose Kate, has been vandalized and a plaque was stolen from the grave marker at the Arizona Pioneers’ Home cemetery.
Arizona DUI arrests hit 26,060 last year, 4,817 of which were impairment by drugs
A report released earlier this year said that the number of fatal crashes nationwide in which drug-impairment was a factor surpassed fatal collisions involving alcohol in 2015.
Remember when being late for class meant a tardy slip and a trip to the principal’s office?
Gun club is only school-sanctioned organization like it in Arizona
There’s a gun club at Kingman High School.
With three colleges in the Prescott area, it’s sometimes easy to forget that they were a starting point for people who have gone on to become successful and, in many cases, well known.
The Cottonwood Police Department and Yavapai County Attorney’s Office have seized $15,500 from a fraud scheme and returned it — through court action — to an elderly couple, according to a news release issued by the County Attorney.
‘Before everything else, she was a very devoted and proud mother.’
Valerie Jean Creek, a well-known community volunteer was killed on Sept. 4 when she was struck by a van while riding her bicycle along with her son on Highway 69.
Not these days, say educators
Every year, as millions of students around the country return to school, some inevitably run afoul of schools’ dress and appearance codes.
Bodies were found in Yavapai County
The Phoenix Silent Witness program has joined with Yavapai Silent Witness to help solve two cold-case murders, said Steve Skurja, Yavapai Silent Witness program director.
There’s a big construction job on the horizon, but there may not be enough workers to build it
With the new Deep Well Ranch master-planned community project planned for vacant ranchland along Highway 89 between Prescott and Chino Valley comes a question.
Chiefs say they’re welcome, but they just don’t apply
Women have been among the ranks of firefighters since the late 1800s, but now, over 130 years later, they still make up a tiny minority of the fire service, with just three in the Quad Cities.
Not much needs to be said to introduce the music of Eric Clapton, known for decades as one of the best guitarists in the world.
In times of major natural disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey or even wildfires like the Goodwin Fire, authorities need to reach many residents as quickly as possible to notify them of events such as evacuations.
The Town of Prescott Valley’s annual Patriot Week events kick off Saturday, Sept. 8, and continue on until Sept. 15.
Resources to help are available
Yavapai County’s suicide rate has been trending upward since 2010, and — by one statistical measurement, suicides per 100,000 people — the county leads the entire state.
She reportedly got what she wanted: to stay here
Prescott Valley police officers in foot pursuit of a teenage girl shocked her with a Taser to force her to stop running toward a busy street Thursday, Aug. 31, PVPD spokesman Sgt. Jason Kaufman said.
She reportedly got what she wanted: to stay here
Prescott Valley police officers in foot pursuit of a teenage girl shocked her with a Taser to force her to stop running toward a busy street on Thursday, Aug. 31, PVPD spokesman Sgt. Jason Kaufman said.
Hackers lock-up your data, demand ransom (money) to free it
If your computer hasn’t been hit by a ransomware attack, count yourself lucky.
The Folk Sessions radio show presents its 15th year of live concerts in Prescott this season, bringing one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors, an A-List Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter, Bluegrass from The Bay, a guitjo, and its second sing-a-long concert, and first “Acoustic Christmas” performance.
Technology advances so officers can chat in private
For decades now, law enforcement agencies have been beefing up their radio technology to keep unauthorized listeners from hearing their transmissions.
Backer looking for different location after hearing concerns
The plan to bring motorsports back to the region has hit a detour. The man behind the Chino Valley racetrack project hinted last week that the location of the track might not be at the Old Home Manor when all is said and done.
The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, which has filed several complaints against local ambulance provider Life Line Ambulance for slow response times, is now the focus of a state investigation because it transported a patient in a fire engine while on one of those calls.
Hurricane Harvey has had an impact much farther inland than many people may recognize.
In Marion County, Florida, the school superintendent issued a ban on homework in 31 elementary schools for this semester, and it made national headlines.