Another food recall is announced by Yavapai County Community Health services. According to Health Information Officer David McAtee, Advance Pierre Foods is recalling over 15 thousand pounds of its Fast Classics Steaks. Advance says cases and individual pouches of the cooked, frozen products may contain pieces of plastic. McAtee adds the steaks were produced in December 2012 and have a Best By date of March 21st, 2014. County Health Services is urging consumers to return the product to the point of purchase. In the event of illness, contact your health care provider.
Where there's smoke, there's probably a prescribed burn in progress. Prescott National Forest Fire Managers say they plan on burning debris piles left over from thinning projects in the area west of town this week. Spokeswoman Debbie Maneely explains. Maneely says wet winter conditions are a good time for prescribed burns. Pending weather conditions, burning will continue throughout the month in the Prescott and the Mingus Mountain areas. For updated burn information, call 777-5799 or go online to fs.usda.gov.
Popular Goldwater Lake Park could be getting a face lift. Pending Prescott City Council approval, the park will be expanded to include a new entry road and restrooms. Parks and Recreation Director Joe Baynes explains this project will also include more parking. Baynes says Goldwater is one of the city's busiest parks. Council will consider the engineering and design contract during its voting session at 3 this afternoon. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.
A Phoenix couple visiting Prescott may get a longer stay in Yavapai County than they expected…in jail. Stephanie Isban and Michael Brandon are facing assault and shoplifting charges following an incident at Wal-Mart on Highway 69. The store Crime Prevention Officer spotted the couple walking out with a cart full of merchandise. One problem, they hadn't paid for it. That's when the officer notified Prescott Police. Lieutenant Ken Morley explains that this type of activity is not uncommon. Morley says Isban was uncooperative with officers. In addition to shoplifting, Brandon is facing possession charges after drugs and paraphernalia were found in his car. Isban faces multiple charges including aggravated assault on an officer and resisting arrest.
A human smuggling operation is discovered during a routine traffic stop on I-17. Yavapai County Sheriff's Deputies stopped the van in the Cordes Junction area last week for an equipment violation. That's when the unlicensed driver's human cargo was discovered. Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn explains. D'Evelyn says the van was designed to haul a heavy load. The driver and 4 others fled the scene. They haven't been located. The remaining 10 have been taken into custody by immigration officials.
Prescott Unified School District voters could see a bond or budget override election, but some questions need to be answered first. According to Assistant Superintendent Joe Howard, during its voting session tonight the board will consider pre-election consulting services. He adds it all comes down to funding. Howard says this is step one towards laying the groundwork for an election. Howard explains the election issue has been looked at for a few months now. School board members will consider a 21 thousand dollar Consultant Agreement at 5:30 tonight. The meeting will be held in the District Office Boardroom on South Granite Street.