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Robert David Pearsall III, a fugitive with felony warrants in Yavapai County who was convicted in 2019 on charges of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault, was captured and taken into custody after three years on the run by Payson Police on July 22, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) stated in a news release.

July 23, 2021
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Update: Heavy thunderstorms produce localized flooding in parts of Quad Cities Friday afternoon
Authorities tell residents not to risk driving through flooded streets, roadways

Flooding from a severe monsoon storm early Friday afternoon, July 23, closed Prescott Valley streets in the vicinity of Roundup and Viewpoint drives as well as Robert Road, from Tranquil Boulevard to Highway 89A, the Prescott Valley Police Department reported in the mid-afternoon.

By Doug Cook July 23, 2021
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When Michele Michaels became program manager at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing four years ago, she started keeping track of those who called seeking services but couldn’t afford the care.

By MIKENZIE HAMMEL, Cronkite News July 23, 2021
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Grimmway Farms has voluntarily issued a recall of certain carrot products because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella, according to a news release from Yavapai County.

July 23, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for daytime lane closures and intermittent full closures on north- and southbound Highway 69 at the intersection of Spring Lane near Cordes Lakes.

July 23, 2021
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Police K-9 teams from across state give demo in Prescott Valley
Several law enforcement agencies participate in event as part of annual ALEKA conference

Professional K-9 handlers from at least 15 different law enforcement agencies across Arizona converged on Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley for an hour and a half on Tuesday night, July 20, to demonstrate scenarios in which they use their specially-trained dogs.

By Doug Cook July 22, 2021
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Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk happens Friday, July 23, as attendees are sure to enjoy the casual ambience of Prescott’s historic area and discover the diverse techniques and mediums utilized by local artists. This free event is from 5 to 8 p.m.

July 22, 2021
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Art and Wine enthusiasts will converge on the Yavapai County Courthouse plaza, located at 120 S. Cortez St. in Prescott, for the annual Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8.

July 22, 2021
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National Night Out for Yavapai County will take place at the Courthouse Square at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 30, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) stated in a news release.

July 22, 2021
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The Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) stated in a news release that it is reporting an increase of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in various areas in Prescott Valley.

July 22, 2021
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Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon while a Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West.

By NATHAN HOWARD, Associated Press July 22, 2021
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A federal appeals court on Thursday, July 22, tossed out the claims of former state Rep. Don Shooter that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives.

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Pleas for vaccination continue as cases increase
Phoenix-area hospitals to mandate shots for staff; Prescott medical centers ‘monitoring’ situation

One of Arizona’s biggest hospital systems renewed a call Thursday, July 22, for people to get vaccinated, citing an increase in seriously ill COVID-19 patients in just a few weeks.

By Staff and wire reports July 22, 2021
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Coves on Prescott’s lakes have begun to slowly fill up again this month in the midst of above-average rainfall.

By Cindy Barks July 22, 2021
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Prescott reports nearly 5 inches of monsoon rain so far in July
Significantly exceeds 2020 summer precipitation total

After several months of barely a trace of precipitation, Prescott’s July rainfall has already more than doubled the total moisture for 2021.

By Cindy Barks July 22, 2021
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What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case?

By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press July 22, 2021
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The number of migrants stopped at the Southwest border continued to surge last month, to the highest level for June in at least 20 years, but officials caution that those numbers could have been inflated by repeat attempts by the same people.

By ALYSSA MARKSZ, Cronkite News July 22, 2021
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Although the percentage of those unwilling to take a COVID-19 vaccine has remained unchanged since May, Arizonans are showing less concern about the risks, according to a new survey by OH Predictive Insights.

By RITHWIK KALALE, Cronkite News July 22, 2021

One of two New York women accused of assaulting passengers on a flight, causing it to be diverted to Phoenix, has pleaded not guilty to charges.

By Associated Press July 22, 2021
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The American Dental Association says it’s no longer backing six-term U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who worked previously as a dentist.

By Associated Press July 22, 2021
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The Highlands Center, located at 1375 S. Walker Road in Prescott, presents an acoustic weekend with the new Prescott group, Ponderosa Grove, featuring vocalist Candace Devine along with Guitarists/Vocalists Drew Hall and Johan Glidden Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24.

July 21, 2021
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The Coalition for Compassion and Justice will host a grand reopening celebration for its thrift store in its renovated headquarters at 531 Madison Ave. on Friday and Saturday, July 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By Nanci Hutson July 21, 2021
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Prescott Valley Public Works Department officials stated in a news release this week that their town road projects budgeted for fiscal year (FY) 2021-2022 are designed to improve traffic flow in town.

July 21, 2021
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To date, eight Prescott residents have applied to fill the vacancy on the five-member Prescott Unified School District Governing Board, with a 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday, July 22, for anyone else who wishes to be a candidate, Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter said.

By Nanci Hutson July 21, 2021
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New Prescott Police Chief Amy Bonney was sworn into office Wednesday, July 21, 2021, by Prescott City Clerk Sarah Siep.

July 21, 2021

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