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Authorities seeking man who allegedly flashed woman at gas station in Dewey

Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly exposed his genitals to a woman at a gas station and then may have tried following her home Friday, Aug. 16.

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Sheridan Fire area closure important for firefighter, public safety

Due to sightings of non-authorized individuals in the closure area of the Sheridan Fire, fire officials are stressing the significance of the closure order.

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Van t-boned by emergency vehicle, rolls

A van rolled onto its side after being t-boned by a Life Line Ambulance Services vehicle in Prescott Friday evening, Aug. 16, police said.

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Watch: Badger football players talk about upcoming season

Prescott football players Dellin Boyd and Aaron Greene talk about the upcoming 2019 season this fall. Head coach Cody Collett chimes in as well.

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MLB Roundup: Greinke earns 200th win as Astros beat A's 4-1 to stop slide

Zack Greinke threw seven smooth innings for his 200th win, pitching the first-place Houston Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

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Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passing

Rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. and backup wide receiver Brandon Zylstra each had touchdown receptions for Minnesota and the Vikings displayed depth and versatility in their passing game in a 25-19 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

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Authorities: Woman pulls gator from pants during stop

Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges.

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Residents purr-turbed over cat’s ouster from police force

A North Carolina police department is evicting its pet cat named Sgt. Butters, and some residents are mounting a campaign to bring him back.

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Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones

A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go.

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Editorial cartoon (2): August 19, 2019

Editorial Cartoon (2): August 19, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): August 19, 2019

Editorial Cartoon (1): August 19, 2019

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Manieri: Maybe the real Fredo wasn’t so dumb after all

“Fredo has a good heart but he is weak...and stupid.” - Michael Corleone.

Reader Poll:

The Board of Supervisors has approved a property tax increase to pay down pension debt and begin work on a Criminal Justice Center. How do you feel about this? (Choose one or two answers.)

  • I am fine with the property tax hike, the debt payments and the justice center. 7%
  • I oppose the property tax increase; this should go to a vote of the people. 39%
  • The county is looking out for our interests; I'd rather not pay more in property taxes, but these are needs. 8%
  • What happened to pension reform? The county needs to pursue that first. 14%
  • Forget the property tax increase. I am opposed to the justice center (jail). 11%
  • The property tax hurts residents on a fixed income. 20%
  • I do not care. 1%

1018 total votes

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Reader Poll:

The Board of Supervisors has approved a property tax increase to pay down pension debt and begin work on a Criminal Justice Center. How do you feel about this? (Choose one or two answers.)

  • I am fine with the property tax hike, the debt payments and the justice center. 7%
  • I oppose the property tax increase; this should go to a vote of the people. 39%
  • The county is looking out for our interests; I'd rather not pay more in property taxes, but these are needs. 8%
  • What happened to pension reform? The county needs to pursue that first. 14%
  • Forget the property tax increase. I am opposed to the justice center (jail). 11%
  • The property tax hurts residents on a fixed income. 20%
  • I do not care. 1%

1018 total votes

See past polls

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Highlands Center Discovery Gardens makes nature accessible

At the Highlands Center for Natural History’s James Family Discovery Gardens, people of all ability levels have been able to enjoy nature and learn about the natural world around them.

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At a Glance: Hear the Granite Mountain Bel Canto Singers

The Granite Mountain Bel Canto Singers, classical musicians and opera singers living in the Prescott area, are putting on their Summer Serenade on the Sea at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Featuring light comic operettas, the concert benefits the Prescott Community Cupboard.

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Beat the heat at Monsoon Festival

Slide down Union Street on a massive water slide this weekend for the Monsoon Festival, put on by Prescott Events.

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Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability.

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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force.

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US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death

Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.