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School shooting threat at Chino Valley High School spurred by social media

Chino police post officers at each of town's schools

Police are investigating an alleged threat made in person and then spread on social media against Chino Valley High School by a former student.

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Town could raise aquatic center fees

Would eliminate sessions, alter fee schedule

Chino Valley town staff is recommending Town Council raise the aquatic center fees, said Community Services Director Scott Bruner at last week’s council meeting.

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A new water master reigns

Ralph Baker seeks to save the customer, district money

Ralph Baker reigns as Chino Valley Irrigation District’s new water master, taking over for 15-plus-year veteran Chris Trinka, according to the district’s Clerk of the Board, Karen Halford.

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Chino Valley in Brief: Coffee with Cops slated for Feb. 28

Coffee with Cops slated for Feb. 28 Coffee with Cops provides casual conversation with local law enforcement.

APS scams still happening

Local law enforcement agencies have become aware of several situations in which citizens have received calls from people identifying themselves as Arizona Public Service (APS) employees.

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Judge rules ‘dark money’ to remain hidden

Commissioner’s fight to uncover APS campaign spending could be at an end

A judge won’t help Bob Burns force Arizona Public Service to disclose the money it has spent — and may spend in the future — to elect candidates of its choice.

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Tis’ the season for IRS tax scams

You open your voicemail and there is a threatening message that says, “There is a legal petition notice filed under your name from the IRS for tax evasion and tax fraud … failure to return the call will result in law enforcement action against you.”

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Two suspects in custody in Ash Fork attempted murder case involving baseball bat

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies have booked two suspects into the Yavapai County jail, one of whom is charged with attempted homicide among other charges, according to YCSO Spokesperson Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Secret shopper scam is back, Sheriff’s Office warns

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was recently notified of the return of the secret shopper survey scam, according to YCSO Spokesperson Dwight D’Evelyn.

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Cities, towns face jail costs, property taxes may increase, if voters don’t extend jail sales tax

It would mean a dramatic loss of millions of dollars if voters do not approve extending the 20-year, quarter-cent sales tax that helps pay to operate the existing Yavapai County jail in the Verde Valley.

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Stun guns, pepper spray on college, university campuses OK’d by state House

State university and community college students would be allowed to carry pepper spray, stun guns and other "non-lethal" weapons under a bill approved by the state House late Thursday.

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Punish doctors who prescribe weed too easily?

Could get a year in prison for not conducting a full medical exam first

State lawmakers are moving to make felons of doctors who don’t follow all the rules when recommending that a patient be allowed to use marijuana.

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Sunset Point, southbound I-17 reopens

Crews placed barrier in area with loose rock above roadway

Interstate 17 southbound is scheduled to close at Sunset Point Rest Area at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 14, to place a barrier where loose rock has been found above the roadway, the Arizona Department of Transportation said just after noon.

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A muddy situation for Chino; town changes name of annual event

In a vote of 3-1, the board decided to rename the event to Chino Mud Run.

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Motor sports not going to happen in Chino Valley, says mayor

Would have cost the town a lot of money

Chino Valley Mayor Darryl Croft said motor sports is not going to happen in Chino Valley.