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Police issue sex offender community notifications

BULLHEAD CITY — Police released Level 2 sex offender community notifications on Tuesday.Offenders are assigned classification after assessment by the Bullhead City Police Department through evaluation of the circumstances surrounding their conviction and other criminal history. Convicted sex offende

MOHAVE DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-16 06:47:00

A few hitches in Laughlin River Regatta reported

The Laughlin River Regatta brought thousands of revelers to the Colorado River this past weekend, following a lazy current to Lake Havasu. It wasn’t all fun and games for some of the regatta’s participants, however.

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 06:14:00

Appeals court upholds ruling in lawsuit against Bullhead City

KINGMAN — An appellate court ruled Tuesday in favor of Bullhead City in a lawsuit filed against the city.In February 2016, Robert Jacobsen was at a gazebo in Rotary Park, a 211-acre park in Bullhead City with access to the Colorado River, when he leaned on the gazebo railing, which broke, causing hi

MOHAVE DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-16 06:52:00

Last day to file papers for declaration for the NUSD Board of Trustees elections

“Mary McNeil, NUSD superintendent, will check with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters to possibly appoint someone to that area,” said Cindy Smith, administrative assistant to the superintendent. “But we’ll know more by tomorrow or Friday including what steps we have to take.”

MOHAVE DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-15 21:49:00

Suspect in Fort Mohave double murder may face additional charge

KINGMAN — A Bullhead City suspect in a January double-murder in Fort Mohave was back in court Monday.Francisco Javier Romero, 26, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of abandonment of a dead body. He is charged in the murders of Mona Carter, 51,


How they voted: Needles City Council

How they voted: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority meeting in regular session on Aug. 14, 2018. Council members Tona Belt, Louise Evans, Shawn Gudmundson, Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and Mayor Ed Paget M.D. were present. Councilor Tom Darcy participated via teleconference call fr

MOHAVE DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:29:00

Menus of the Needles Unified School District

Free breakfast offered daily before school and during nutrition break includes oatmeal, egg bowls, pancakes, waffles, french toast, pigs in a blanket, donut balls, cinnamon or strawberry bagels, a variety of cold cereal, oatmeal chocolate chip or banana chocolate chip breakfast bars, yogurt, fresh f

MOHAVE DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-14 22:33:00

Our Views: No, the press is not the enemy of the people

There are a lot of things to dislike about the so-called “mainstream media.” But for all of its flaws, the American press fulfills an essential role in our society, holding government of all levels accountable when nobody else will.President Trump and his followers do a disservice to the idea of a f

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-16 05:37:00

Lake Havasu City police chief counting down toward retirement

Lake Havasu City Police Chief Dan Doyle has started the countdown for his retirement. However, that date could still be up to five years away.An application for Dan Doyle to enter a Deferred Retirement Option Plan with the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System was approved by the local p

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 06:15:00

Details emerge in McDonald's parking lot slaying: Suspect faces first-degree murder, held on $2M bond

Pictured booked at the La Paz County Jail in neighboring Parker, Arizona, 49-year-old local Troy Elliot Washington is currently facing a felony first degree murder with malice charge in relation to the July 27 death of Diane Washington in the Blythe McDonald’s parking lot.

PVVT.COM - 2018-08-15 03:19:00

Food sellers find ways to adapt during power outage

Walmart employees remove products from the dairy department on Sunday following a weekend power outage in Bullhead City. Some parts of the city were without electricity for more than 15 hours. Walmart opened on Sunday but had limited stock in the dairy, meat and frozen foods departments.JILL McCOOMB


Mohave County Search and Rescue could receive ambulance

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will decide this month whether to approve the donation of a former ambulance to the county’s Search and Rescue program.According to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Anita Mortensen, the ambulance was purchased by a Lake Havasu City memb

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 06:20:00

Suspected abductor of 1-year-old Havasu girl faces multiple felony charges

Lake Havasu City Police detectives are still attempting to ascertain a motive for the abduction of 1-year-old Joanne Mclaskey, who was taken from her parents’ home by a Havasu man this past weekend.Patrick Colley, 55, was arrested Aug. 11 on charges of kidnapping, theft of a means of transportation


Mohave County prosecutors seek trial date in Rector case

Mohave County prosecutors are seeking a trial date for a man accused in the 2014 slaying of a Bullhead City child.Mohave County Deputy Attorney Greg McPhillips said the victims in the case want Rector to stand trial. According to Rector’s defense, however, Mohave County attorneys have yet to provide

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-08-15 06:20:00

Bullhead City man indicted in weapons offense

KINGMAN — A Bullhead City man was indicted Thursday on charges of firing a gun at two people.A Mohave County grand jury indicted Cory James Mason, 29, on charges of vehicle theft and trafficking in stolen property in one case and aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon and misconduct wi


Tribe expresses its opposition to event

BULLHEAD CITY — The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe staged a protest of the Laughlin River Regatta Saturday with one goal in mind.“Our ultimate goal is to end it,” said Tribal Chairman Tim Williams. “That there isn’t another regatta in 2019 or after that.”FMIT has been the most vocal and united critic of t


Judge OKs testimony about victim’s drug, alcohol use

KINGMAN — A Superior Court judge has ruled that a homicide victim’s drug and alcohol use may be heard in the upcoming trial for a Bullhead City man accused of the kiling.Jake Patrick Biunno, 22, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He is being held in county jail on a $100,000 bond. H


City justice complex closed due to A.C. failure

All employees in the complex impacted by the warm temperatures were released from work duties or moved to City Hall, 2355 Trane Road, according to a statement released by city officials.


Storm causes power outage in some northwestern Arizona towns

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly 23,000 Mohave Electric Cooperative customers are without power in northwestern Arizona after a storm disabled a transformer.


Area assesses storm damage: 75 mph gust reported in Bullhead City

BULLHEAD CITY — Residents got their power back and began assessing the damage Sunday following a vicious monsoon storm that lashed the Tri-state Saturday night.The storm hit a little after 7 p.m. Saturday, first with high winds that kicked up a major dust storm about 20 minutes later. Rain and light