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Authorities say a Cottonwood Police Department commander has been killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident.

Cottonwood police say an officer was wounded in an exchange of gunfire during an encounter with a man who reportedly had been charging at passing vehicles in the Yavapai County vehicles.

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Arizona has the worst school counselor to student ratio in the US, at 903 kids per counselor. In Northern Arizona, that ratio is slightly higher, and the majority of districts don’t have a single counselor on staff. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports on what the presence and absence of counselors means for students and staff.

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Police in Cottonwood say a 74-year-old man is dead after fatally shooting himself inside a city building.

State prosecutors say a Cottonwood man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a child exploitation case.