Prescott

Prescott has approved survivor benefits for another widow of a wildland firefighter who died three years ago.

The city's Public Safety Retirement Board reviewed and approved survivor benefits claim made by Marsena Thurston. She's the widow of Granite Mountain Hotshot Joe Thurston.

The 32-year-old Thurston was among 19 firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013.

The elite Granite Mountain Hotshots were trained to confront wildfires head-on and prevent their spread.

Prescott Police Department

Two Arizona police departments are using new surveys to try to raise awareness of domestic violence.

The Daily Courier reports that the Prescott and Prescott Valley police departments worked with Northern Arizona University to develop the Domestic Violence Lethality-Risk Assessment. It has two parts: One survey intended to be administered by a police officer and another that can be used as a self-assessment.

The City of Prescott has reached a settlement with environmental regulators over new pollution limits for Watson Lake. The agreement requires another look at the limits once more data is collected.


David KadlubowskI/The Arizona Republic

  Families of 19 fallen firefighters in north-central Arizona say they haven't seen money raised in their name by a Phoenix nonprofit organization.

The Arizona Republic reports that Prescott Firefighter Charities now is asking the Arizona Foundation for Charitable Support to stop using the Granite Mountain Hotshots' logo.

The foundation hasn't distributed funds from a 2014 golf tournament held in Prescott and a similar event held at a Scottsdale course last month.

  The family of an international aid worker from Prescott who was killed while being held captive by the Islamic State group wants a playground built in her memory.

The Daily Courier in Prescott says Kayla Mueller's parents are hoping the local chapter of the Kiwanis service organization can raise $80,000 for the Kayla's Hands playground.

The project is one of the top 10 entries vying for $25,000 in a competition sponsored by Kiwanis International.

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