Scott Orr

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Could your TV be spying on you?

As the Internet of Things grows, security concerns mount

Your smart TV could be watching you while you’re watching it.

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Prescott eye doctor restores teen’s vision

Someone had to read his school books to him

Deiden Bennett, a 17-year-old high school student, was doing poorly in school, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

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Prescott Gateway Mall sells to New York investment group, will include Hotshots museum

Prescott Gateway Mall has been sold to the Kohan Retail Investment Group of Great Neck, New York.

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Need2Know: FooteWork celebrating 20 years; Sam’s has not sold; Golden Nugget rentals holds open house; Northern Arizona Pain Institute offers new treatment

FooteWork turns 20 In January 1998, Ken Foote opened FooteWork Auto License and Title Service.

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Fire sprinklers for homes save lives, property

Systems growing in popularity, requirements add cost, value

No longer found exclusively in commercial buildings, the fire sprinkler system has moved into homes.

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Governor asks for more fire prevention funds after dry winter

Dry winter could mean increased wildfire threat

This year’s exceptionally dry winter has prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to ask the Legislature to boost funding for fire prevention efforts in the coming budget year, which begins July 1.

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Self-defense classes growing in popularity

Even kids find a need to fight back, but physical ability is only a part of the battle

If you’re worried about defending yourself in case of an attack, but don’t want to carry a firearm, the natural next choice is martial arts training, and more people are looking into it.

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Need2Know: Dunkin’ Donuts still coming to PV; Munchkinland opening in Prescott; uBreakiFix now open

The Prescott Valley Dunkin’ Donuts, set for the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Centre Court, has been delayed by various situations — including a couple of building plan changes — but is still on track for a groundbreaking by the end of March, said Ben Hooper, Prescott Valley’s Economic Development coordinator.

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Bill would make animal cruelty a harsher felony

Tougher classification would take sentencing decision from judges

Linking the crime to domestic violence, a Senate panel voted Thursday to expand state laws of what constitutes animal abuse and demand harsher penalties.

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Should the media name mass murderers?

Movement to not name them grows in hopes of stopping future attacks

Like most media outlets, The Daily Courier does not publish stories about school bomb threats unless there’s a specific, compelling reason to do so.

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