July 22, 2020

Legal Beat

Last of 15 Defendants Convicted and Sentenced for Prescott-Area Heroin Sales

“Operation Blackwater,” a two-year federal and state investigation focusing on eliminating the heroin trade in the Prescott and Prescott Valley area has wrapped up with the conviction and sentencing of 15 area drug runners. The last of the 15, Jaime Rene Calderon, 28, of Prescott, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Steven P.

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McSally Backs Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Theft of U.S. Research & Intellectual Property by Global Competitors

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) this week cosponsored the Safeguarding American Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation to help stop foreign governments, particularly China, from stealing American taxpayer-funded research and intellectual property developed at U.S. colleges and universities. American taxpayers have been unwittingly funding the rise of China’s military and economy over the last two decades while

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USCIS balks on taking new DACA applications, despite court order

The federal government is currently not accepting new applications for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite a federal court’s order Friday that it resume doing so. A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesperson said Monday that “Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice are reviewing the court decision, and

Light precipitation received over the Pine Fire

Location: Pine Mountain Wilderness-Verde Ranger District (T11N, R5E, SEC 35) Start Date: 07-12-20 Size: 1,747 Percent Contained: 0% Cause: lightning Vegetation: Grass, Brush, and Ponderosa Pine Summary: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) continued to be beneficial on the Pine Fire gathering information and providing fire managers with accurate data. The fire has moved to the North

Legal Beat

Collision Seriously injures 19 year-old Prescott Man

On Monday July 20th, 2020 at approximately 10:25 PM Prescott Police Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Iron Springs Rd. and Miller Valley Rd. (commonly referred to as “four points”) for a report of a collision involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian riding a kick scooter. Through investigation, officers determined

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