Vyto Starinskas

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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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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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Bank of America sign taken out

One motorist was placed into an ambulance and taken to Verde Valley Medical Center following this two-vehicle head-on crash that took out the Bank of America sign in the intersection of Main Street and SR 89A in Cottonwood around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon.

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Three people rescued from floodwaters (with video)

For the second time in three weeks, the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority, along with the Sedona Fire and Verde Valley Fire Departments, rescued motorists attempting low-water crossings in flooded rivers.

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No injuries in Verde Village home fire

The Verde Valley Fire District was on the scene of a mobile home fire on Del Rio Drive in Cottonwood Tuesday morning.

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Emergency crews rescue motorists attempting low-water crossing

No injuries reported

For the second time in three weeks, the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority, along with the Sedona Fire and Verde Valley Fire Departments, rescued motorists attempting low-water crossings in flooded rivers.

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Mingus wrestlers win 2-of-3 in mutliple dual matches

Mingus Union wrestlers defeated Sunnyslope 54-30 and Goldwater 31-24 before losing to Page 52-21 Thursday.

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Spell: ‘marionette’

Fifth-grader Jose Esquer, right, wins the Cottonwood Elementary School spelling bee Friday morning with the word “marionette.”

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‘Sedona Tom’ to the rescue

If you’ve had too much to drink, Tom Nuanez has your back when it’s time to drive home

“Sedona Tom” Nuanez may help save lives with his designated-driver service, but he agrees it might be helping to save his own life at the same time.

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Historical Society, town council work toward fix for Jerome’s Sliding Jail

JEROME -- The Town Council in Jerome has put the future of the sliding jail and the sliding parking lot in the Jerome Historical Society’s court.

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