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Beware of Porch Pirates: 6 tips to protect holiday deliveries

‘Tis the season to take advantage of online prices and have your Christmas gifts shipped right to your home.

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California uses supertanker to fight fires, but Arizona doesn’t

GAO sides with manufacturer in a complaint against USFS

This summer, as the Goodwin Fire threatened Mayer, many Arizonans wondered why the world’s largest air tanker wasn’t dumping slurry on it.

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PV Police Chief faces more serious repercussions after loss of gun

2-days’ unpaid suspension, must attend firearm safety course

After further investigation, Prescott Valley Town Manager Larry Tarkowski decided to come down harder on Police Chief Bryan Jarrell for losing his gun.

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Area departments exceed, or come close to national average in police-to-citizen ratio

For the most part, residents of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley live in safe communities.

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Cancer, not flames, biggest danger to firefighters

New laws help victims cope with medical bills

The most dangerous part of firefighting may not be the danger of being burned in a fire.

Woman held by Prescott Valley police in case of mistaken identity

FedEx employee wrongly was identified as part of a sting operation, later let go

Tracy Baker had no idea what was in store for her when she stopped into the Prescott Valley Walmart on Nov. 16 to cash a Moneygram card.

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6 tips for deer vs. car encounters

Dawn and dusk are prime time for deer to be active

This time of year, deer are frequently found on the road, especially as you drive farther out of populated areas, and they’re one of the most common animals to be struck by drivers, most often just as the sun is rising or setting.

MatForce survey looks at accidental overdose deaths

Many die from mixing drugs, medical examiner says

A 15-month examination of nine accidental drug overdose deaths in Yavapai County, backed by MatForce, concluded that “it’s not an opioid crisis, but a drug crisis,” according to Executive Director Merilee Fowler.

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Gun sought after PVPD chief leaves service weapon in library restroom

Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell lost his service weapon, apparently leaving it in a public restroom over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, before he realized it was missing and reported it.

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Tips for living with coyotes; rule No. 1 - Don’t feed them

If you live around here long enough, you’re going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or the coyote.

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