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‘Have paddle, will travel’: Pickleball has become a tourist draw in Prescott, say advocates

When it comes to Prescott’s tourist draws, a number of traditional attractions come to mind. Scenic lakes, ponderosa-pine forests, a quaint downtown, and the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” regularly top the list. But pickleball?

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Prescott man facing aggravated assault charges released on bond

Robert David Pearsall, 41, a Prescott man for whom the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issued a $50,000 warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, turned himself in Friday, Sept. 14, according to Dwight D’Evelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator.

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Community Calendar: Sept. 16-20

Help out a good cause today with the Empty Bowls of Prescott fundraiser, and then attend the Peace Festival in the Park.

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Polls: Race to replace Flake in Senate a toss-up

PHOENIX — Three new polls this past week show the race to replace Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate is pretty much a toss-up.

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Prescribed burn set for Chino district begins Sept. 17

Fire managers on the Chino Valley Ranger District are planning to begin the Yolo Prescribed Burn Monday, Sept. 17, according to a news release from Prescott National Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely.

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Today in Arizona History for week of September 16

On this date in 1879, the Reverend R.A. Windes, the first Baptist missionary to Arizona, arrived in Prescott.

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Need2Know: Land development allowed adjacent to ERAU; Dutch Bros opens in Prescott; PV pizza place; Talking Glass

Congressman Paul Gosar unveiled a bipartisan bill in Washington, D.C., last week that, if successful, will allow Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to develop a 16-acre vacant parcel adjacent to the northeast corner of Willow Creek Road and Heritage Park Road in Prescott.

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Brian Bergner promoted to PNN news/sports editor

Prescott News Network has promoted Brian Bergner Jr., current sports editor at The Daily Courier, to PNN news/sports editor. The promotion became effective Sept. 13.

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Major plant expansion at Printpack will create 30 new local jobs

Printpack Inc., which manufactures flexible and rigid plastic packaging, has started moving dirt on a $45 million, 38,000-square-foot plant expansion near the west side of its Prescott Valley facility on Second Street, just off Highway 69.

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Registered sex offender charged with killing 2 Arizona girls who went missing

TUCSON, Ariz. — A registered sex offender jailed since last year has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced Saturday.

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Virus affecting deer in Yavapai Hills area near Prescott

A disease affecting some mule deer in the Yavapai Hills community and surrounding areas near Prescott has been confirmed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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Man charged with killing 2 Arizona girls who went missing

A man who is in jail has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced Saturday.

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Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies.

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Scots take over Loch Watson for Highland Games

Caber tossing unlike any other sport, participant says

Whether it was simply a desire to get out of the house and do something like Tatton White, or coming to represent his family and Scottish heritage like Ethan McCallum, the 2018 Prescott Highland Games and Celtic Faire had no shortage of attendees Saturday, Sept. 15.

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Experts, public discuss state of Arizona’s criminal justice system

Town Hall: What can be done to improve the system?

More than $1 billion is spent annually in Arizona to maintain the state’s criminal justice system, according to data gathered by Arizona Town Hall, an independent nonprofit membership organization.

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Police search for armed person at Prescott High School, turn up nothing

Social media runs rampant

Prescott Police investigated a report Friday evening, Sept. 14, of an armed individual at Prescott High School, 1050 Ruth St., dressed in camouflage clothing, according to a news release.

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Poverty rate falls in Arizona, but still exceeds national average

An estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million – or one state resident in seven – living below the poverty level, new data show.

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Fraud Alert: Your Social Security Number isn’t suspended. Ever.

A caller says that he’s from the government and your Social Security Number (SSN) has been suspended. He sounds very professional. So you should do exactly what he says to fix things…right?

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Barnett found guilty of murdering Williams couple

A jury has found Derrick Barnett guilty on all counts in the murder trial of Williams residents Nora and Michael DiMuria.

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Arizona man fakes Down syndrome, hires women to bathe him, change his diapers

Police say they have arrested an Arizona man who pretended to have Down syndrome and hired caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers.

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Prescott man faces aggravated assault charges; released on bond

Robert David Pearsall, 41, has turned himself in to face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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PeaceBuilders plan week of activities leading to Day of Peace

Mission: To inspire the community to believe in – and work toward – a more peaceful, livable world

Beginning with stories, ending with a candlelight vigil, the Prescott PeaceBuilders have a week of activities and events in store for all ages and all people residing in the Quad Cities.

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Hard hats still hard to fill in Yavapai County

The backlog of construction projects in Yavapai County continues to grow as area builders grapple with a hangover from the Great Recession -- finding enough skilled workers.

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Mountain Club is focus of new Prescott Fire Dept. fuels reduction grant

The Mountain Club neighborhood will join three other forested Prescott areas in getting grant help to reduce the risk of fire by removing hazardous fuels.

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Prescott Valley Job Fair draws hundreds to Event Center

Organizers said more than 300 people turned out for the 4th-annual Prescott Valley Job Fair, held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the PV Events Center.

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