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*Update* - Long backup on I-17 northbound out of the Valley after vehicle fire

Drivers heading north on Interstate 17 should expect delays due to heavy holiday traffic and the lingering backup from a vehicle fire that temporarily closed the roadway near Sunset Point Rest Area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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YCSO seeks missing person, offers reward

YAVAPAI COUNTY – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating missing person Keely Culver.

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Troopers respond to multi-vehicle collision on I-17

Interstate shut down for hours near Black Canyon City

Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle collision which blocked southbound I-17 for several hours on Sunday evening, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Repair, grading, paving of county roads impacts budget

County supes review requests for new grader, personnel

This past 2016-17 fiscal year was a tough one for county roads, Public Works Director Byron Jaspers told the county board of supervisors during budget talks April 26.

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Body of missing Prescott Valley teen found

The body of Lianna Lefler, 18, was located Friday, May 12, at approximately noon by personnel who were surveying the area for the new connector road on top of Glassford Hill, Prescott Valley Police reported.

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Prescott Valley Police searching for missing teen

Prescott Valley Police are asking the community for help in locating a missing teen.

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Yavapai County’s Tanner Dodt takes second place in State Spelling Bee

Tanner Dodt, the three time Yavapai County spelling bee champion, won second place at the 2017 Arizona State Spelling Bee that took place on March 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona and hosted by the Arizona Education Foundation. The event took place at the Arizona PBS Studios.

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‘Wish to Dance’ at Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts

From the Heart Music and Dance presents the 2017 Spring Dance Performance “Wish to Dance” Saturday May 20th at 2 pm and Sunday May 21th at 3 pm at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 410 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.

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Yavapai County supervisors scrutinizing projects, products, proposals

More people in Yavapai County are dying than babies being born, and the trend will continue for at least another 23 years until it reaches its peak in 2040.

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ADOT: You can help prevent wildfires along highways

PHOENIX – Like a lot of Arizona these days, the hillsides along SR 87 south of Payson look mighty green after a wet winter, said Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Supervisors have 4 days to talk county budget

Officials hear from 6-8 depts each day through Thursday

In the first of four days of Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget talks, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors looked at five departments and its own budget, heard from department directors and gave direction to the county administrator.

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Taxi driver accused of sexual assault on passenger in Prescott

Suspect in custody on $50K bond

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 63-year-old taxi driver after a woman reported that he sexually assaulted her while driving her home.

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College Board gets first look at budget, discusses underserved student populations in county

Board considering putting money aside for institutional scholarships

Despite Arizona’s minimum wage hike and cuts in state funding for community colleges, Yavapai College’s budget is looking pretty stable. This is partly why the college is considering putting more money in the pockets of students who need it most.

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Man who lured minors for sex sentenced to 51 years

Tuesday, 41-year-old Keith Eugene Griffin, of Flagstaff, was sentenced to 51 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections, and consecutive lifetime probation, by the Honorable Michael R. Bluff of the Yavapai County Superior Court.

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YCSO seeks warrant suspect linked to burglary spree

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of 29-year-old warrant suspect James Cody Scott from Cordes Lakes.

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Yavapai judge appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Jennifer B. Campbell has been appointed to Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Senior saved from being conned out of $28,000 ‘Sweetheart Swindle’

An 89-year-old Prescott woman, caught up in a scam that had cost her thousands of dollars, called for help and a Yavapai County Sheriff’s detective prevented an additional loss of $28,000.

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Woman stranded for 5 days rescued by AZDPS helicopter

A 24-year-old female from Texas, traveling in a remote area of the Havasupai Reservation, became stranded when her car ran out of gas, stated the Arizona Department of Public Safety in a news release.

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ADOT focuses on patching potholes in northern Arizona after winter storm

A late winter storm this week and more precipitation expected next week have Arizona Department of Transportation maintenance crews in patrol-and-patch mode as they address pavement-repair needs on I-40 and I-17 in the high country.

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Old Post Office boxes donated to Cornville Historical Society

Cornville Historical Society members, Don Godard, Mike Meehan, Steve Schley and Stephen Cassagio, along with Cornville Postmaster, John Rachel, stirred up a bit of excitement at the Cornville Post Office on Friday, February 10, 2017, when the old Double Eagle post office boxes that
have adorned the lobby for
many years were picked up.

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Prescott OK’s $1.1 million Big Chino groundwater flow model contract

The Prescott City Council has approved a contract with Golder Associates, Inc., Tucson, Arizona, to create a refined groundwater flow model for the Big Chino Sub-basin.

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Body recovered from below Midgley Bridge identified as ASU student

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office: Death likely suicide

The person whose body was recovered Tuesday afternoon from the creek below Midgley Bridge has been identified as a 20-year-old male who was a student at Arizona State University.

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Body discovered beneath Sedona’s Midgley Bridge

SFD crews determined that person in the water was deceased.

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County to consider jail tax this week

County supervisors once again will examine whether to ask voters for a continuation of the quarter-cent sales tax that has funded the county jail since voters approved it in 2000.

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Be ready for snow, blowing dust with powerful storm arriving

ADOT says motorists should be prepared to wait out bad weather

Travelers can expect hazardous driving conditions in northern Arizona from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, while blowing dust is possible in southeastern Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.