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Prosecutor: Suspect in 1979 killing may be a serial killer

Nov. 19, 2019 10:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer charged with killing a California woman in northern Nevada 40 years ago may have killed other women in the late 1970s, Nevada’s attorney general said. “All evidence points to defendant being a serial killer,” state Attorney General Aaron Ford...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Arizona man accused of impersonating law enforcement officer

Nov. 13, 2019 8:35 AM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County authorities say a 72-year-old Prescott Valley man is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer. County sheriff’s officials say Joseph Collins was arrested Saturday. It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer who could comment on the allegation. An...

Yavapai County sheriff planning to retire in December 2020

Nov. 5, 2019 10:56 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher says he plans to retire following the completion of his current term in December 2020. Mascher made the announcement Tuesday during a staff meeting and sent an email to employees about his retirement decision. He has been with the sheriff's office...

'Wizard Rock' that disappeared from Arizona forest returns

Nov. 2, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A boulder that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago from a national forest in Arizona is back, and forest officials aren't asking any questions. Prescott National Forest officials said a forest employee on patrol Friday noticed that the 1-ton boulder dubbed "Wizard Rock" had been...

Dallas QB Dak Prescott doing a number on the New York Giants

Oct. 31, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It's easy to assume games between Dallas and the Giants are going to be a running backs' showcase featuring Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys and Saquon Barkley of New York. The two finished 1-2 in rushing last season with Elliott gaining 1,434 yards and Barkley 1,307. They also...

Skeletal remains found in 2009 identified as a Prescott man

Oct. 29, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — 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. They say Sanchez was originally reported missing in November 2007. His...

The Latest: Trump hails military strike on Islamic State

Oct. 28, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a U.S. military raid in Syria, according to President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Australia's prime minister has welcomed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but...

Today in Arizona History

Oct. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Oct. 27 On this date in 1870, Sharlot Hall, writer and historian and founder of the Sharlot Hall Museum in the Old Governor's Mansion at Prescott, which she had helped preserve and restore, was born. On this date in 1887, ground was broken in Tucson for the University of Arizona. On...

Prescott Valley police arrest 3 in retail thefts

Oct. 23, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Prescott Valley say three people are in custody in connection with thefts from retail stores. They say the police department received calls last Thursday of several people stealing merchandise from a store at a Prescott mall and a sporting goods store in Prescott...