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Gosar, Arpaio applaud president while in Kingman

KINGMAN – U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, hoping for reelection to Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, and Joe Arpaio, candidate for U.S. Senate, were met with applause at a packed Dambar Steakhouse Tuesday during the Kingman Republican Women meeting.

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Not-guilty plea entered for man in fatal shooting of trooper

PHOENIX — A not-guilty plea was made for an Avondale man in the shooting death of a state trooper during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

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Arizona voters won't see primary debates

PHOENIX — Republican primary voters casting ballots for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona are unlikely to see a televised debate despite calls from two of the three candidates.

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Arizona court to rule on appeal in 2 home-invasion killings

he Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Thursday to rule on a death row inmate's appeal in the shooting deaths of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 home invasion.

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Arizona grandmother covered in bruises after elk attack

An 83-year-old northern Arizona woman says a mother elk left her with deep bruises and lacerations after she tried to guide the mother's calf out of her yard.

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Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries in Scottsdale

Kroger, the biggest U.S. grocery chain, will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix.

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Calendar of Events: August 16-18

You Too! Mentor Session, 10 or 11 a.m., Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. Training on iPads with hearing and vision accessibility apps.

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Highway 89 widening features new roundabout

ADOT: Project should be completed by August 2019

The number of roundabout intersections on Highway 89 is on the rise once again.

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Prescott attorney’s body found in Montana

Cause of death under investigation

The body of longtime Prescott resident and attorney David William Kell, 61, was found by hikers late last month near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area north of Helena, according to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two Arizona firefighters injured after fire engine rolls

Tire blows while driving back from California Carr Fire

Two Arizona firefighters are recovering after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the way home from their fire assignment in California.

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Sex offender arrested for alleged sexual assault in Congress area

A Congress man, who was already on lifetime probation as a sex offender, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her home, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

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Prescott Library meeting-room fees termed a ‘no win’

A move that was intended to generate revenue for the Prescott Public Library reportedly has had the opposite result.

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Gov. Ducey doubles down on gun provision of school safety plan

MESA — Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his push for a law to let judges take guns from some people considered “dangerous’’ even though it was that provision that killed pretty much his entire school safety plan earlier this year.

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A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, 5 Arizona mayors still cling to fight

When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords last summer, five Arizona cities joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris climate standards even if the U.S. wouldn’t.

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Chantry trial: Prosecuting attorney calls former pastor ‘sick, twisted’

Closing arguments follow four weeks of testimony

CAMP VERDE – Prosecuting Attorney Susan Eazer called the defendant in a child assault and molestation case a “sick, twisted pedophile” Wednesday, Aug. 15, during her closing rebuttal.

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Immigrant advocate wants to move his trial out of Arizona

PHOENIX — A longtime advocate for immigrants wants a judge to move his upcoming trial on federal tax charges out of Arizona because of publicity about the case and his past efforts in speaking up for people who were in the country illegally.

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Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

TEMPE — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.

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Hit and run on Navajo Drive in PV leads to arrest

Officers faced “hostile situation” at suspect’s Dewey home

Following reports of a hit and run on Navajo Drive in Prescott Valley Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 15, officers with the Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) were able to track a suspect to his residence in Dewey and eventually arrest him after a prolonged standoff.

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Two Arizona firefighters injured after engine rolls

Tire blows while driving back from California Carr Fire

Two Arizona firefighters are recovering today after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident on the way home from their fire assignment in California.

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Tick-borne infections may become more common as insects move into new territory

Lyme Disease one of country’s fastest-growing infectious diseases

While plague-bearing fleas often command the attention of parents and pet owners, other tiny terrors may go unnoticed.

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Chantry trial: Defense rests in pastor molestation case

Judge dismisses motion for mistrial

CAMP VERDE - Testimony of a former Prescott pastor accused of multiple counts of child molestation and assault continued well into Tuesday.

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Last day to request an early ballot is Friday, Aug. 17

Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman has announced that the last day to request an early ballot be mailed to you is Friday, Aug. 17, for the Aug. 28 Primary Election.

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Superior court concerned over citizens not responding to jury duty summons

Jury selection process overview; court encourages people to do their civic duty

To some, jury duty is perceived as an inconvenience preferably avoided.

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Education tax initiative hinges on ‘percent’ vs. ‘percentage’

The question of whether Arizonans get to vote on a tax hike on the wealthy to raise $690 million a year for education could depend on what a judge thinks of a math teacher’s explanation of the difference between “percent” and “percentage point.’’

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Major upgrades planned at Prescott Airport

$146.5M in improvements over next 20 years

With projects totaling more than $146 million now on the books, the Prescott Municipal Airport is looking at multiple major improvements over the next two decades.


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