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Shankles’ murder trial postponed until July

KINGMAN — The trial for one of five people charged in a double-murder in Fort Mohave has been delayed. Lucas Wayne Shankles, 22, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of kidnapping. He is being held in custody on a $1.5 million bond.


Plane crash victim remembered as "an amazing person"

BULLHEAD CITY — A Prescott Valley woman who grew up in the Bullhead City and Fort Mohave areas is being remembered for her outgoing personality and sense of humor. Heidi Sue (Morgan) Dowland, 38, died Sunday in a small plane crash in Hualapai Mountain Park.


School threat ‘unfounded’

MOHAVE VALLEY — A threat Wednesday to River Valley High School has been investigated and determined to be unfounded, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday. School and law enforcement officials were made aware Wednesday night of a threat by a student, according to Colorado River School


Arizona legislators could vote on bill banning texting while driving

State legislators will be presented with a bill this month that seeks to put an end to texting while driving. Arizona has, until this year, been one of only three states to permit texting while driving, alongside Montana and Missouri (which still prohibits drivers under 21 from doing so). According


Dice leads by getting out from behind desk

LAUGHLIN — Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Wayne Dice became the leader of the local duty station in August. This office isn’t open to the public. It’s a place for NHP officers to book evidence or complete reports.


One superintendent or two? Boards yet to decide

BULLHEAD CITY — Feelings are mixed about how to structure top-tier leadership of two local public school districts. Each member of the Colorado River Union High School District and Bullhead City Elementary School District governing boards talked Thursday about whether it would be better to have one


Radon education presentation set for Jan. 26 in Laughlin

LAUGHLIN — January is National Radon Action Month and as a result, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is providing statewide presentations. The goal is to teach radon safety and offer radon test kits to Nevada residents. These kits are available for free through Feb. 28 at the statewide


Food bank helps federal workers at Arizona hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal workers at an Arizona hospital that serves Native Americans are getting food donations amid the government shutdown. Dozens of employees, some in medical scrubs, waited in line Friday outside the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Some stood outside and others drove up while volun


Bullhead City couple accused of mail theft, fraud

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City police’s search for a local couple accused of a variety of offenses ended Wednesday evening when they turned themselves in. Ginger Lynn Deboard, 32, and her husband, Bobby Lee Pup Deboard, 34, are suspected of committing a variety of crimes including mail theft, alterin


Bids for Kids benefits local Boys & Girls Clubs

LAUGHLIN — The 28th annual Bids for Kids Charity Auction, to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River, will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at the Aquarius Casino Resort.


Sex trafficking suspect given permission to leave state

A Bullhead City woman accused of human trafficking charges will be allowed to travel to and from California after a decision by a Mohave County Superior Court judge this week. Attorneys for Amanda Yamauchi, 47, asked for a continuance of a pre-trial conference scheduled for Jan. 14, while requesting


DPS: Idaho man arrested in Arizona; 3 abducted kids unharmed

WIKIEUP, AZ (AP) - Authorities say an Idaho man has been arrested in northwestern Arizona for allegedly trying to take his three young children away from their mother and drive them to Mexico.


VIP contributes $10,000 to 12 Tri-state nonprofits

LAUGHLIN — The Volunteers in Partnership, a subcommittee with the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, gave $10,000 to 12 different nonprofit organizations on Jan. 8. The money came from the VIP’s own fund, which it gained from donations after working community events throughout the 2018 year.


Rehab facility to close by mid-March

BULLHEAD CITY — The River Gardens Rehab & Care Center in Bullhead City will be closing by mid-March. The center, at 2150 Silver Creek Road, is operated by Creative Care of Kingman. Creative Care also operates The Legacy Rehab & Care Center at 2812 Silver Creek Road. That facility will remain open, a


AZ troopers rescue children kidnapped from Idaho

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. - Arizona troopers rescued three children Wednesday after their father had allegedly kidnapped them in Idaho. Authorities said the suspect had threatened his wife about taking their children to Mexico.


MHS student accepted to Naval Academy prep school

BULLHEAD CITY — Abigail Brown, a Mohave High School senior, has accepted admittance to the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School beginning this summer. Brown, corps commander of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at the high school and a high-ranking member of the Arizona Wing of th


Arizona SNAP recipients receiving Feb. benefits early due to shutdown

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Economic Security is issuing February food stamp benefits to Arizonans early and in one lump sum as the partial government shutdown continues.


Walker brothers lead Devs to 71-69 win

BULLHEAD CITY — Terrell Walker scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Dust Devils past the host Bulldogs 71-69 at Kingman High School on Tuesday night.


Arizona Teen With Airsoft Gun Shot Dead by Police

A burglary suspect who was fatally shot by an officer in Tempe, Arizona, was a 14-year-old boy and wasn't in possession of a real handgun, police said. The name of the teen and the officer involved in the shooting weren't immediately released Wednesday.


Salazar’s peaking at right time: Grizzlies regain perch, Mohave places eighth at Dan Salyer Invitational

BULLHEAD CITY — T-birds senior Martin Salazar’s best performance was a fifth-place finish at the Joseph City invite on Jan. 4. The first-year grappler has come a long way in a few months, as he garnered second place in the 222-pound classification at the 15th annual Dan Salyer Invitational Tournamen