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Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his state police chief who got out of a speeding ticket after showing his Department of Public Safety identification.

DPS Director Pulled Over For Speeding On I-17

Dec 5, 2019

The director of Arizona's public safety department has apologized after it was revealed he was pulled over for driving over 90 mph on a state highway in October.

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Authorities re-opened State Route 179, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Release. No explosives were found inside the vehicle.


A bomb threat at the Chase Bank in the Village of Oak Creek has caused the closure of State Route 179 at Verde Valley School Road.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Yavapai County authorities say a 72-year-old Prescott Valley man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher announced he will not seek another term, and will retire from the force at the end of 2020.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged two women with various counts of extreme animal cruelty after receiving reports of a dog on their property who had suffered a serious leg wound but was not being treated.

Skeletal Remains Found In 2009 Identified As Prescott Man

Oct 30, 2019
(Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say skeletal remains found in Yavapai County's Thumb Butte area in 2009 have been identified as a Prescott man. County sheriff's officials say DNA verified the remains were those of Anthony J. Sanchez.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reports a big drug bust in Ash Fork this week. According to a written statement, the sheriff’s office says the arrests were made during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Ash Fork Monday morning.

Zac Ziegler

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning those in the Dewey-Humboldt area to stay away from the tailings pile near the Iron King Mine as well as the Humboldt Smelter.


Evacuations of several homes and campsites near Prescott prompted by a wildfire have been lifted due to heavy rainfall.