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Winter storm warning for Northern Arizona

A series of winter storms are approaching northern Arizona over the next few days, starting Thursday afternoon, primary concerns are loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a few days.

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Theft investigation leads to arrest of 3 people; 2 for manufacture of butane hash oil

VERDE VILLAGE – What began as a theft investigation in Cornville has led to the arrest of three people in Verde Village, two for the alleged manufacture of an oil-based form of marijuana known as butane hash oil.

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Drone offers bird’s eye view of Verde Valley rescue operations

New technology used to find lost hikers, aid river rescues, track path of wildfires

The Sedona Fire Department’s newest member may not wear a cape, but does fly, helps rescue people and can leap over tall buildings.

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Despite closure of Arizona Technical College, VACTE plans to expand centralized programs

COTTONWOOD – In the short term, the recent closure of Cottonwood’s Arizona Technical College will affect expansion of some centralized programs by Valley Academy for Career and Technology and Education.

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‘Charlie’s Aunt’ a farce for Mingus high’s theater troupe

School’s Troupe of Ridiculous Thespians to perform 1890s play

COTTONWOOD – The word ‘farce’ is defined as “a light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.”

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Man, tased, arrested after alleged attempted aggravated assault on police officer

A Cottonwood man was arrested Monday for alleged attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and several other charges following a disturbance on Old Town.

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Rabid bobcat put down after attacking four people in Sedona

SEDONA – A bobcat attacked four people in separate incidents in the Sedona area on Thursday, Jan. 12, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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*Update* - Juvenile crime spree nets enough cash for two cheeseburgers and candy

Numerous slashed tires, several counts of burglary, possibly thousands of dollars in damage

An early Sunday morning juvenile crime spree resulted in burglaries at the Verde Lea Market and numerous vehicles, 28 cars with slashed tires, theft of a dirt bike, and $11 of stolen cash that was used to buy two cheeseburgers.

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Suspects impersonate Sheriff’s Office personnel to con citizens out of money

COTTONWOOD – Citizens of Yavapai County continue to be targeted by scammers who impersonate Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

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Cost of red meat at grocery stores around state drops

Money and the supermarket

PHOENIX – A decision by ranchers more than a year ago to increase the size of their herds is hurting them but benefiting Arizona beef eaters.

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Dr. Harris named to college governing board, replaces Al Filardo

CLARKDALE – Though there are two plausible sides to most issues, it’s generally the people able to find common ground who are most successful in building consensus.

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County Supervisors to hear Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition work overview

Supervisors to approve human trafficking awareness proclamation

COTTONWOOD -- The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will meet Wednesday in Cottonwood and will hear a presentation on the work overview from the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition and a brief explanation of a merger between two Verde River organizations.

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Missing Clarkdale man arrested: Nelson came to police station, charged with theft felony

CLARKDALE – James Nelson Jr., who had been reporting missing, came to the Clarkdale Police Station around 1 p.m. Tuesday to speak with officers who later arrested him.

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Three-Car Crash in Cottonwood

Cottonwood police and fire responded to a three-car crash Friday, 3:43 p.m., at the intersection of Mingus Avenue and West SR 89A.

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Police seek Citizen on Patrol volunteers

COTTONWOOD – The Cottonwood Police Department is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in the challenge of becoming a Citizen on Patrol (COP) volunteer.

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Several vehicle burglaries reported in Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – Camp Verde Marshal’s Office received several reports of vehicle burglaries that occurred through the late hours of Jan. 11 and were discovered early Jan. 12.

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Fire destroys home in Cornville

CORNVILLE – Verde Valley Fire District crews were called to a residential fire in Lower Oak Creek Estates Friday at about 3:18 p.m.

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PANT warrant results in 4 arrests

Tactical team used to secure Cottonwood residence

COTTONWOOD -- The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Saturday identified the four suspects arrested in an early morning drug raid Thursday in which officers used “sound bombs/flash bangs” at the Arroyo Seco home located in the Cottonwood Square/Cottonwood Commons community.

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'Flash bangs' wake up Cottonwood neighborhood during raid

Three arrested during PANT search warrant

Verde Valley SWAT made entry at a residence at Arroyo Seco around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on behalf of a PANT initiated warrant, said YCSO Media Relations Coordinator Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Marijuana grow house gets green light

Camp Verde Town Manager Russ Martin confirmed this week that the town has issued a certificate of occupany for this marijuana grow facility, BRLS Properties, LLC., at 2051 State Route 260.

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Cyber Cowboys visit rocket scientist

In December, Camp Verde Elementary School’s Cyber Cowboys Robotics team and cadets visited Dr. Michael Fabian at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott for a tour and perhaps an idea of where some of them may be in the near future.

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A year later, bank burglary still under investigation

Cottonwood Police, FBI, Phoenix PD K-9 Currency Units in collaboration

It’s been almost a year, and authorities continue to seek information regarding the Bank of America burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 27, 2016.

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Emergency crews attack residential fire

Home sustained damage, not said to be total loss

Around 7:11 p.m. Tuesday, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority, along with Verde Valley Fire District and the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office were dispatched to residential fire in the 1400 block of Roundup Road in Camp Verde.

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Accident snarls traffic on SR 260

A multi-vehicle accident tied up traffic on SR 260 near the entrance to McDonalds Wednesday afternoon.

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Verde Canyon Railroad safety program partners with VVFD

The Verde Valley Fire District (VVFD) recently spent many hours on a locomotive with the professional crew of Verde Canyon Railroad (VCRR) to enhance their Emergency Response Plan.