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Where do seized drugs go? Here’s what happens to evidence, assets after a bust

Local law enforcement agencies say meth is on the rise again. There have already been several large drug busts in Yavapai County just this year. Thursday, Prescott Valley police officers found 52 pounds of meth during a traffic stop on Interstate 17.

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Q&A with Verde Valley Teacher of the Week Karen Amoscato

Teaching the CNA program at Valley Academy for the past three years, Karen Amoscato is “passionate about the nursing profession and her students,” says Bob Weir, Valley Academy superintendent.

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CLIP: U.S. Senator Martha McSally talks key issues facing the Verde Valley

U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited the Verde Valley Friday as part of her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. The purpose of the tour is for her to get to know as many communities as possible and figure out ways they can be helped at the federal level.

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WATCH: Full interview with U.S. Senator Martha McSally

U.S. Senator Martha McSally made a stop in Cottonwood Friday during her 15-county “two ears, one mouth" tour. She met with community leaders and stakeholders at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce building to learn about major issues facing the Verde Valley. We got to catch up for a few minutes to talk about what she learned, as well as water policy, the Cottonwood Land Exchange and more.

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Pima County experiences Arizona’s first measles case in 2019

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year there have been five outbreaks — in New York, Texas, and Washington State for a total of more than 120 cases.

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Third-grader wins Yavapai County Spelling Bee

Homeschooled third- grader Aliyah Alpert emerged as champion on during the 73rd annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee, Saturday, March 9, in the historic auditorium at Prescott Mile High Mid School.

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Casey Rooney to retire from the city of Cottonwood after 12 years of service

Cottonwood Economic Development Director turned in his resignation Friday

Cottonwood Economic Development Director Casey Rooney will be retiring from the city, effective April 1.

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The Nose Knows: County K9s partner with DPS task force

Drug dealers and criminal smugglers now have one more thing to worry about when driving through Yavapai County.

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Yavapai College board approves tuition hike beginning in 2019 fall semester

The Yavapai College District Governing Board approved a tuition increase for the college Tuesday at its monthly board meeting.

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Board of Supervisors approves money for new SWAT vehicle

PRESCOTT -- It is out with the old and in with the new for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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I-17 sign alerts motorists on best travel times to Sedona

Motorists fuming in the one-hour-plus traffic jams between the Village of Oak Creek and West Sedona on State Route 179 probably wish they had more information before driving into that weekend traffic quagmire.

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Supreme Court unable to find Stringer law application

A spokesman for the Arizona Supreme Court told Capitol Media Services that his agency is unable to find Stringer's 2003 application form seeking permission to practice law in this state.

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Bald eagle web cam captures real-time drama of survival

LAKE PLEASANT – Bald eagles are nesting at Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix, and thanks to the Arizona Game & Fish Department, you can observe one pair of parents-to-be through a live webcam.

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Arizona Bar initiates investigation of State Rep. David Stringer

David Stringer's legal problems multiplied Wednesday as the State Bar of Arizona launched an investigation to determine if he lied on his application to practice law here.

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Furlough fallout: Partial government shutdown enters fifth week

Trespassers reported at Montezuma, Tuzigoot amid government shutdown

As the partial shutdown enters its fifth week, several incidents of trespassing have been reported at Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle, said National Park Service Superintendent Dorothy FireCloud.

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Delinquent tax lien sale set for Feb. 12

It is time for the annual Yavapai County Treasurer Office’s tax lien sale, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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20-year-old inmate found dead in Coconino County jail cell

A 20-year-old man was found dead in a Coconino County Detention Facility early Monday morning, according to the Coconino County Sherriff’s Office.

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WATCH: Hundreds turn out for the 2019 Sedona Women's March

Hundreds of Sedona and Verde Valley citizens turned out for the third annual Sedona Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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County P&Z rejects Rojo Grande after 8-hour meeting

Former Sedona mayor said developer trying to sell ‘a skunk that doesn’t stink’

Yavapai County Planning & Zoning commissioners listened to more than six hours of public testimony and read several hundred emails and letters during their meeting. Ultimately, they unanimously voted to deny the proposal to develop a 172-acre senior-oriented manufactured home park to take the place of the El Rojo Grande Ranch just outside Sedona.

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Beaver Creek artist brings parents, children together with school murals

During the winter break, Conn oversaw a special project as parents and students painted murals with positive messages on the bathroom walls at the school’s 600 building.

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Kyla Allen stepping down from Cottonwood City Council

Vice Mayor cites husband's health, housing as reason for leaving dais

Cottonwood Vice Mayor Kyla Allen is stepping down from her seat after the next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

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County drug enforcement funding faces reductions

Recent changes in law and criminal activity have threatened funding for Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, a multi-agency task force charged with drug enforcement in Yavapai County.

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Yavapai County: Even first-class manufactured homes not wanted where not properly zoned

Cari Gorman-Salisbury owns a 2-acre lot surrounded by R1L-175 zoning which limits property owners to site-built structures. Mistakenly believing her property, acquired in 2017, provided for manufactured homes, she bought one and had it delivered one day in September to the property located on the west side of Orme Road off Rocking J Lane in the Dewey area.

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YCSO reports Christmas Eve burglaries in VOC area

On Christmas Eve, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office responded to several burglaries in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Partial government shutdown: What parks are still open in Arizona?

As the United States heads into day three of its partial government shutdown, people may noticed "closed" signs on nearby national parks.

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