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UPDATE: Man arrested in Rimrock accused of killing his wife

Duran, 28 was arrested on first-degree homicide and aggravated assault with deadly weapon charges after his 35-year-old wife was found with several stab wounds in Doney Park.

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Rep. Stringer ordered to turn over files in 1983 sex arrest

The House Ethics Committee voted Wednesday to require Rep. David Stringer, facing complaints about his remarks and a 1983 arrest on sex charges, to submit to an interview with attorneys and produce certain documents with no promise to keep the information secret.

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Meth Impact: Cottonwood rise in meth investigations reflect countywide trend

By 2011, meth-related felonies in Yavapai County dropped down to 1,895 from 2,739 in 2005. But in 2012, crimes started to gradually increase again and in 2018, numbers spiked back up to 2,502.

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Cottonwood explores mitigating aircraft noise

Neighbors say airport a threat to Cottonwood’s ‘quality of life’

the airport was here first. “The beacon at the Cottonwood Airport is one of the oldest structures in the city”

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Verde Connect a Camp Verde business bypass?

New road project plan presented in Cottonwood, Camp Verde

VERDE VALLEY – Verde Connect representatives spoke to a full Camp Verde council chamber for more than an hour Wednesday.

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Mingus Union looks to hire second assistant principal

New administrator would have ‘strong focus on curriculum and instruction’

With a 4-to-0 vote, the district’s governing board voted Tuesday to support Gee’s plan to hire a second assistant principal for the school, a person who would complement Allen Mitchell, the school’s assistant principal and dean of students.

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Cottonwood seeking applicants for open board positions, volunteers

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants for vacant seats on its Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission.

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Homicide suspect arrested in Rimrock

At 9:30 a.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said YCSO units now have the suspect in custody in Cornville. CCSO detectives are now on the scene.

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Camp Verde resident opens up about her time as Rosie the Riveter

Today the Camp Verde resident is 93 and a bit of a firecracker, no holds barred as they say. But it wasn’t always that way, she said.

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Blue Marble Challenge at Camp Verde elementary

According to Camp Verde Elementary Principal Britta Booth, 52 teams have signed up for this year’s event, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s gymnasium.

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Clarkdale reviewing applicants for town manager position

The town will now go through the process of narrowing 68 applications down to four to six candidates, according to current Town Manager Gayle Mabery.

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Simonton business park under review by Camp Verde Town Council

The purpose of the plat is to provide “complete detail and engineering design for compliance” with the town’s subdivision regulations and for construction of improvements “that meet or exceed the town standards,” according to council’s March 20 agenda packet.

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Camp Verde council could approve dangerous structure demolition

Wednesday, council could approve the abatement of one such building, a single-family manufactured home located on Clear Creek Drive in the Verde Lakes community.

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Arizona House passes bill to put more restrictions on voter registration

The state House voted Monday to create some new crimes for certain voter-registration activities in a move several lawmakers suggested will suppress voting, particularly by the young and minorities.

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Arizona legislation would bar cities, counties from regulating landlords

HB 2115 would leave untouched any ordinance that already was in place at the beginning of the year. But the measure, approved by the Senate Government Committee on a 4-3 party-line vote, says anything new would be strictly off limits.

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New Police Chief for Sedona

The City of Sedona has offered the position of chief of police to Capt. Charles Husted of the Sacramento Police Department, according to Brenda Tammarine, City of Sedona. Husted has accepted the position, she said. In 2017, David McGill became the chief of police for the Sedona Police Department in 2017 and stepped down in November 2018. Ron Wheeler was named interim chief of police until now. Captain Charles Husted is seen in a Sacramento Police Department video in the above photo.

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Arizona company hopes to create nation’s largest marijuana dispensary operation

PHOENIX -- An Arizona firm that already grows, processes and sells marijuana in multiple states is buying another company to create was will likely be the nation’s largest operation.

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6 Questions with Jenniffer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen’s voice is beamed across the Verde Valley air waves on five radio stations as producer for Yavapai Broadcasting News.

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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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Former Mingus executive assistant accused of forging MUHS letter

A 46-year-old Rimrock woman who also serves as executive assistant to Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison is facing felony charges of tampering with public records and taking the identity of the other.

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Aloha Sedona: Taste of Hawaii comes to Red Rock country with Poke restaurant

Poke “is a traditional Hawaiian dish,” explained Nichols. Its raw ahi (tuna) mixed with sesame seeds, soy sauce, several types of seaweed, sesame oil and a little bit of honey.”

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LISTEN: 4 things you need to know about the fourth annual Verde Valley Comic Expo

Cosplayers, comic book fans, artists and anyone in between will have the chance to support their local library Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 South Sixth Street.

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Woman arrested after shoplifting from Walmart

Kuhlt said Forlano shoplifted approximately $166 from Walmart. Because she used a backpack and tote to conceal the items, the charge becomes a felony according to Arizona Revised Statutes.

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Senate passes school consolidation bill on third read

Thursday, the Arizona State Senate floor voted 17-13 to pass SB 1073, the bill that could lend ease to efforts to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts.

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Cottonwood to look at Thunder Valley Rally statistical analysis

The annual Thunder Valley Rally event operated at a loss to the city in 2018 but by small margin, according to Cottonwood City Manager Ron Corbin.

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