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People & Places: Takes a lot of work to get the horse to do the work

Chino Valley man trains cutting horses

His love of horses is a large part of Phil Jackson’s life. Born in Peoria and raised in Buckeye, Jackson said he has always had horses and ridden consistently since he was a teen, and was into competitive team penning and ranch sorting.

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Pet of the Week: Amelia

Amelia, a Pit Bull/Terrier mixed female, seeks a family. Visit her at the Chino Valley Animal Shelter, 1950 Voss Drive in Chino Valley.

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Cooking with Diane: Potato Onion Bake

If you are tired of mashed, baked or fried potatoes, this potato dish is for you. It is easy to make and very delicious. Goes well with any type of meat.

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People & Places: Discovering the secret to a successful relationship

Chino Valley couple celebrates 63 years together

Denny met Janet in 1950 when they were both in high school. After a courtship, there was a marriage.

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Pet of the Week: Molly

Molly is a German Shepherd/Border Collie mixed female dog looking for a family. She is about 7 years old.

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Murder suspect extradited from California, now in Camp Verde jail

Francis Claude Klettke, accused in the Oct. 26 murder of his father at a campground near Camp Verde, was extradited to Arizona on Nov. 9 after being arrested in Alameda County, California.

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Armed homeowner wards off Cornville burglar

CORNVILLE – A man who heard a burglar rummaging through his cabinets on Saturday, Sept. 17, confronted the suspect with a handgun and ordered him to lie on the floor, but the suspect got away when the homeowner had to leave the room to call police, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Police test stores for underage alcohol sales

Area police conducting a compliance check of 44 convenience and grocery stores on Saturday, Sept. 10, by sending in teens to try to buy alcohol, found that nine stores sold to the underage buyers, according to PVPD Cpl. Tony Lawrence.

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3 arrested in failed robbery attempt

CORDES LAKES – Three men were arrested after two suspects in ski masks forced their way into a home in the 20900 block of East Coyote Lane while carrying weapons on Sunday, Sept. 11, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Pickup strikes gas line in Dewey, forces evacuations

DEWEY – A pickup truck struck a gas line Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, shearing it off and forcing some residents to be evacuated, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

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Man arrested for alleged involvement in screwdriver stabbing attack

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – A family fight on Aug. 20 resulted in one man’s being stabbed with a screwdriver, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Driver stopped for going too slow; deputy finds 3 pounds of pot in car

PRESCOTT – A deputy who pulled over a car for driving 35 in a 75 zone on Interstate 17 on Monday, Aug. 1, found a 17-year-old driver with no license, and seized almost three pounds of marijuana.

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Flash Flood Warning issued for Yavapai County

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Yavapai County until 3:30 p.m.

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Body found on I-17 near Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – A body was found on the shoulder of I-17 northbound near Camp Verde Sunday morning, July 31, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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Rescue-1 helicopter pilot finds stuck driver near Crown King

CROWN KING – A man from Fountain Hills found himself stuck when he tried to drive a rough road in an SUV, and required a lift from the Sheriff’s Rescue-1 helicopter on Tuesday, July 26.

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Fire destroys Dewey home

DEWEY – An overnight fire destroyed a home on Nancy Lane in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 27.

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Sheriff: Watch out for door-to-door scams

PRESCOTT – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be alert to scams that have happened when someone came to the door and was allowed into a home.

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Yavapai County tops state in number of search-and-rescue missions

PRESCOTT – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s search-and rescue (SAR) units were tasked to perform 22 percent of all such missions in Arizona in fiscal year 2015-16, making them the busiest in the state.

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Prescott Valley Wendy’s one of over 1,000 hit by hackers

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Wendy’s said Thursday, July 7 that hackers were able to breach security at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, including the one in Prescott Valley, stealing customers’ credit and debit card details.

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Fuel treatment at Gray Wolf begins this week July 5-11

The Prescott Forest Service (PFS) began Tuesday morning, July 5, its planned prescribed burn at Gray Wolf this week by blacklining along Highway 169.

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House-to-house evacuations ongoing in Big Bug Creek Fire

Big Bug Creek Fire closes Hwy 69 South in Mayer and both sides of I-17

CORDES JUNCTION – A brush fire burning near mile post 262 on Interstate-17 has forced the closure of I-17 in both directions.

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1 dead, 1 injured in Rimrock family violence shooting

RIMROCK – Two people were shot Sunday night, June 26, in a family dispute that left one man dead and another injured.

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Record-breaking heat Monday in Prescott

Highest temperature ever recorded

PRESCOTT – The high temperature in Prescott on Monday, June 20, was either 105 degrees, measured at the airport, or 104 degrees, as measured at the National Weather Service’s Sundog station.

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Mesa man killed in seven-vehicle crash on I-17

DPS revises number of vehicles involved

A Mesa man was killed and five others were injured in a seven-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 17 near Stoneman Lake Road Sunday, June 19, Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.

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Phoenix cop faces federal charges in Cleator Fire

PRESCOTT – A Phoenix Police officer and his cousin have been charged with firing tracer rounds that ignited the 141-acre Cleator Fire in the Prescott National Forest in April, according to a complaint filed in federal court.