ADOT Receives Approval for Local Transit Funds
The Arizona Department of Transportation has received approval for Local Transit Assistance funds. In a memo to the City of Prescott, Teri Kennedy, Assistant Director of Grant Services for ADOT indicates the department has received approval from the Governor’s Office to process fiscal year 2009 Local Transportation Assistance Funds during fiscal year 2008. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s release of a letter from the Northern Arizona Council of Governments, advising providers and users of the Prescott transportation voucher program that state funds may not continue. NACOG’s Teri Drew says the organization is pleased to announce the continuation of this critical service to the community, and officials will make every attempt to provide vouchers for January without delay. The release of grant funds insures the program will continue through next June.
That's a Wrap!
A New York based production company has wrapped up filming in Prescott. According to City officials, the company was in Prescott to film for an Italian travel show called “Easy Driver,” which is in its fourth season. The first morning included transporting the brand new and prototype “green” cars, including BMW, Audi, Cadillac and VW to Watson Lake.
The crew of seventeen included talent and staff from Italy, as well as production staff from New York. Officials add the second day of filming included B-roll shots around Prescott and driving scenes on Highway Eighty-nine. Department of Public Safety officers were on hand to advise and coordinate the routes. The crew then headed out to the Grand Canyon.
The President’s Cup Champion Arizona Sundogs will present limited edition bobblehead dolls at tonight’s game. The dolls will be presented to the first fifteen hundred fans through the doors of Tim’s Toyota Center, which open at six. In addition to the bobblehead giveaway, the Sundogs are asking fans to bring new or like new youth sized coats and jackets to the center, in support of the Argosy West and Computers’ and Miller Valley Elementary School’s coat drive. The school is in need of youth sizes five to sixteen. In addition, members of the Salvation Army will once again be located outside the two main entrances of the Center with their familiar red kettles, to collect donations. Donations collected during the November twenty-ninth game totaled more than one hundred fifty dollars. Tonight’s contest between Arizona and the Texas Brahmas is the first ever meeting between the two teams.
Carjacking - Not
Another DUI suspect has made up a claim of being carjacked. A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy was nearly struck head on while traveling north on Highway eighty-nine, outside of Yarnell. The Deputy turned around and tried to catch the southbound vehicle, but it refused to stop. The driver attempted to negotiate an embankment on Luna Way but became stuck on the edge. Two females exited the vehicle and ran into a nearby ravine, while refusing orders to stop. Later, both females told Deputies they had been carjacked by Hispanic men and ran from the area because they were terrified. Eventually, eighteen year old Prescott Valley resident April Newman’s passenger admitted they made up the story so Newman could avoid a DUI charge.
Newman continued refusing to admit she had been driving, but she was arrested for extreme DUI, DUI under age twenty-one, felony flight and underage alcohol consumption. Earlier this month, another DUI suspect reported a fictional carjacking in Cornville. She was also charged with DUI.
Two Dewey-Humboldt committees and one Prescott committee will hold meetings tomorrow and Friday. The Dewey-Humboldt Groundwater Resource Advisory Committee meets at Town Hall at ten tomorrow, for discussion of assignments of board members concerning water in the Bradshaws. At three on Friday afternoon, the Town’s Capital Improvement Projects Committee will also meet at Town Hall, for review of criteria and possible projects in light of the Town’s Vision 2028. Tomorrow afternoon at three, Prescott’s Water Conservation and Safe Yield Committee will discuss a Conservation to Safe Yield proposal and proposals that were presented to City Council last month. The meeting will be held in the Public Works Conference Room on Virginia Street.
Catch 22 - David Dehart
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for David Dehart in today’s Catch-22 feature. Dehart is a forty-five year old white male who is five feet eight inches tall and weighs about one hundred fifty-five pounds. He has brown eyes, long brown hair and he sometimes wears a moustache. Dehart is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. His last known address was at 26635 Grandview Drive in Congress. Anyone who has information on this seventeenth Catch-22 suspect could earn holiday spending money in the amount of five hundred dollars cash. To earn the reward, call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 with the information within ninety days of this broadcast.
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