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A 16-year-old’s living arrangement still hangs in the balance of a legal debate after moving in with his grandparents following the death of his parents in 2019.

By Max Efrein June 30, 2020
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A Prescott woman has pleaded guilty to helping her daughter hide the murder of their family matriarch and profit from the deceased’s estate using a number of fraudulent methods.

By Max Efrein June 25, 2020
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A female dog and her puppies were rescued by authorities after being found abandoned under an Interstate 17 bridge near Cordes Junction earlier this month.

By Max Efrein June 25, 2020
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A Prescott Valley resident was arrested after recklessly crashing his car into an oncoming vehicle along Highway 69 Wednesday night, June 24, police said.

By Max Efrein June 25, 2020
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Authorities have captured an Ash Fork who had two felony drug warrants and was reportedly involved in two recent domestic violence incidents.

By Max Efrein June 24, 2020
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Alleged fentanyl dealers busted in Cottonwood
Suspects believed to have been selling pills from motorhome for months

Two men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly selling fentanyl from a motorhome parked on a property in the 2400 block of South Cedar Lane in Cottonwood.

By Max Efrein June 24, 2020
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Midnight fire damages Prescott Valley residence
No one injured; fire under investigation

A Prescott Valley residence on Sharon Drive was significantly damaged by fire late Tuesday night, June 23.

By Max Efrein June 24, 2020
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Large swaths of land continue to be consumed by fire throughout much of Arizona in what is proving to be a very active 2020 wildfire season.

By Max Efrein June 23, 2020
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A Cottonwood man who was arrested twice earlier this year on charges related to possession of child pornography and indecent exposure has once again been arrested on similar charges, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO).

By Max Efrein June 23, 2020
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Arizona’s law enforcement regulatory board has approved of proposed changes to its current drug standards regarding marijuana, steroids and Adderall use among those seeking to be officers in the state.

By Max Efrein April 21, 2020
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Virus ‘presents new challenges’ for Arizona’s wildfire season
Public use of outdoors is high, early fire restrictions possible

Certain inevitabilities are around the corner that will not wait for COVID-19 to leave. One of those is wildfire season, which, for Arizona, typically begins in May.

By Max Efrein April 21, 2020
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It is a trend being reported across the country as many Americans continue to adhere to federal, state and local directives on how to slow the spread of COVID-19: Criminal activity overall has declined in recent weeks, but domestic violence is on the rise.

By Max Efrein April 16, 2020
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A Cottonwood man was arrested after Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives found him in possession of methamphetamine and a large number of fentanyl pills on Monday, April 13.

By Max Efrein April 16, 2020
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One person died and several others were hospitalized due to a single-vehicle rollover crash on northbound Highway 89A early Wednesday morning, April 15.

By Max Efrein April 15, 2020
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Alas, the first holiday weekend to be impacted by COVID-19 has arrived.

By Max Efrein April 9, 2020
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Last year’s sentencing of an Ash Fork man for attempted murder provided some closure to what had been a 4-and-a-half year frustration for Steve Edgar. Edgar, 73, is the victim in the case.

By Max Efrein April 8, 2020
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Graffiti ‘artist’ rescued after fall from storm drain near Prescott
Rescued Prescott man cited for criminal damage

Emergency responders had to close Highway 89 for several hours while they rescued a Prescott man from a ravine just south of Prescott on Saturday, April 4.

By Max Efrein April 7, 2020
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The Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) has found and arrested a man suspected of doing over $1,000 of damage to a Wells Fargo ATM in Prescott Valley on May 3, 2019.

By Max Efrein April 7, 2020
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Enforcing COVID-19 ‘stay-at-home’ orders in the Quad Cities
At this time, police have no intention to stop drivers, check status

Law enforcement agencies in the Quad Cities appear to be on the same page when it comes to enforcing the emergency proclamations and orders issued by state and local officials regarding COVID-19: They’ll do it, but only if they feel the violators are acting in complete disregard to public safety.

By Max Efrein April 4, 2020
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The U.S. National Guard took measures to combat false information being shared on social media Friday morning, April 3.

By Max Efrein April 3, 2020
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Three dogs that were allegedly abused by a man in Chino Valley on Monday, March 30, are now safe and sound at the Yavapai Human Society.

By Max Efrein April 3, 2020
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In these trying and uncertain times, first responders have been brainstorming ways to stay in touch with the community despite the lack of face-to-face interaction everyone is normally accustomed to.

By Max Efrein April 2, 2020
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A recent 911 call from a quad-city area resident suspected of having COVID-19 went as well as first responders could hope for.

By Max Efrein April 1, 2020
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Police partner with Ring home security company
Enhancing community safety with video sharing

Concerned that someone may have been looking to commit a crime of opportunity, a Prescott Valley resident reported to police that a person was driving a vehicle around the resident’s neighborhood early Monday morning, March 16, and shining a flashlight at homes.

By Max Efrein March 21, 2020
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The Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) recently acquired a phlebotomy restraint chair for use in DUI enforcement thanks to funding support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

By Max Efrein March 21, 2020
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A non-injury, two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Pioneer Parkway caused some traffic to be diverted Friday afternoon, March 20.

By Max Efrein March 20, 2020
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By the time someone is 25 years old, high school, college, military and/or initial work experience is usually already in the rearview mirror.

By Max Efrein March 19, 2020
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At a time when many people are isolating themselves in their homes due to COVID-19, wet, heavy snow caused a great deal of Prescott area residents to be without power much of Thursday, March 19.

By Max Efrein March 19, 2020
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The outbreak of COVID-19 is rapidly changing, creating a significant challenge for U.S. public health departments, schools, community organizations and the public.

By Max Efrein March 18, 2020
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A 19-year-old Chino Valley man was arrested in Prescott Valley after a significant number of fentanyl pills were found in a vehicle he was driving on Saturday, March 14.

By Max Efrein March 18, 2020
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The Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team (YCSRT) were able to find and bring to safety stranded individuals last Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12.

By Max Efrein March 17, 2020
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Law enforcement and other first responders throughout the Quad Cities have begun taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 among their staff and the public at large.

By Max Efrein March 16, 2020
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A significant winter storm is expected to impact Northern Arizona Wednesday and Thursday, March 17 and 18. (Courtesy)

By Max Efrein March 16, 2020
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Crossing the street gets safer in Prescott area
Pedestrian safety improvements slated for some of Prescott’s busiest intersections

In the past month, two pedestrians have been struck by vehicles at the intersection of Iron Springs Road/Whipple Street and Willow Creek Road/Miller Valley Road.

By Max Efrein March 13, 2020
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Forged $100 bill caught at Chino Valley business
Businesses, public warned to look out for fraudulent currency

A forged $100 bill was passed by unknown persons at a business in Chino Valley on Monday, March 9, according to police.

By Max Efrein March 12, 2020
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Semi-truck rollover blocks northbound I-17 near Camp Verde
Drivers told to take detour through quad-city area

Northbound Interstate 17 was closed for several hours at milepost 282, just south of Camp Verde, due to a rolled semi-truck Wednesday afternoon, March 11, according to officials.

By Max Efrein March 11, 2020
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The National Weather Service office near Flagstaff has issued a flash flood watch for Yavapai County and surrounding counties starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, and continuing until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13.

By Max Efrein March 11, 2020
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Police have arrested a Las Vegas man they believe stole a vehicle from Findlay Toyota in Prescott over the weekend.

By Max Efrein March 10, 2020
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Firefighters were able to save the majority of a Paulden home that caught fire early Monday morning, March 9.

By Max Efrein March 10, 2020
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Police candidates could see relaxed rules for past marijuana use
Rules for prior drug use under review by Arizona law enforcement board because of changes in societal norms, legalization

Arizona’s law enforcement regulatory board will soon consider whether or not to revise its current drug standards in regard to marijuana use among those seeking to become officers in the state.

By Max Efrein March 7, 2020
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As peak fire season fast approaches, wildfire management agencies are tuning their resources and bringing on additional staff to manage the seasonal workload.

By Max Efrein March 6, 2020
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FBI thinks missing Prescott woman accidentally drowned
Prescott resident was vacationing in Belize

Saturday, March 7, marks seven weeks since Prescott resident Alison MacKenzie went missing while on vacation with her boyfriend in Belize.

By Max Efrein March 5, 2020
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This coming St. Patrick’s Day, which lands on Tuesday, March 17, a DUI task force will be deployed in and around the Prescott area with the goal of taking impaired drivers off the road.

By Max Efrein March 3, 2020
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Do you see the posted speed limits as more of a suggestion and think it’s OK to go a bit faster? Some state lawmakers agree and are moving to effectively make that the law in Arizona.

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The VA medical center in Prescott was temporarily locked down after a patient on the campus made a threat early Monday afternoon, March 2.

By Max Efrein March 2, 2020
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Power went out for more than 1,400 Arizona Public Service (APS) customers in and around downtown Prescott midday Monday, March 2.

By Max Efrein March 2, 2020
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Chandler Blankenship has pleaded guilty to abusing a 3-year-old girl at the now-closed Gummy Bear Early Learning Center in Prescott Valley on July 9, 2019.

By Max Efrein February 29, 2020
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Police are investigating a suspicious death at a Prescott Valley home where a garage fire took place midday Thursday, Feb. 27.

By Max Efrein February 28, 2020
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An 84-year-old Prescott woman damaged the front door of a business in downtown Prescott with her car after jumping the curb along Montezuma Street midday Friday, Feb. 28, according to the Prescott Police Department (PPD).

By Max Efrein February 28, 2020
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A dump truck rolled on Highlander Place in Prescott while trying to unload gravel onto a private property midday Friday, Feb. 28.

By Max Efrein February 28, 2020

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