British Tabloid Corrects false London Bridge story

  LAKE HAVASU CITY — The London Bridge is safe not only from bulldozing, but also from false allegations from a British newspaper. After the U.K.’s The Sun ran a story claiming the city’s iconic London Bridge could be “bulldozed” to make room for drug tourism, the Convention & Visitors Bureau sprang into action. As a result, the newspaper ran a page

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Raburn dies unexpectedly; other changes for local fire districts

By DAVE HAWKINS KINGMAN — Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Chief Darrell Raburn died unexpectedly this week. His wife called 911 at about 7:30 a.m.  Monday, July 21, according to assistant Bullhead City Fire Chief Scott Neal. Neal said Raburn was unresponsive when emergency medical personnel arrived at his home. Raburn was pronounced dead following transport to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. Raburn’s

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MCSO investigates homicide in Fort Mohave

FORT MOHAVE — Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a suspicious homicide. Approximately 2:48 p.m., Saturday, deputies responded to Valley View Medical Center regarding The victim is identified as Joseph Raymond Farmer, 37, of Mohave Valley, according to Trish Carter, spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Farmer was brought into the emergency room; however, he did not survive. Investigations determined

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Havasu’s honor stained, but iconic bridge in tact
London Bridge/Aran Johnson

By HEATHER SMATHERS    LAKE HAVASU CITY – The London Bridge isn’t falling down, and the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is fighting back at The Sun, a British newspaper, for what the CVB calls erroneous claims made by the paper that suggest the bridge is doomed. In a press release Monday, the CVB says The Sun newspaper

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BHC police arrest suspected child molester

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City Police arrested Jason Alan Long, 41 of Bullhead City, for numerous felony counts of sexual offenses against a child. Last week, an 8-year-old boy disclosed to another family member that his uncle, Long, had exposed him to child pornographic movies and images. After further investigation, detectives learned that Long allegedly also engaged in sexual conduct with

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ADEQ geo-engineering townhall draws crowd

KINGMAN — Officials from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality presented information on geo-engineering Wednesday night in Kingman. The video of the meeting can be found here. Information on ADEQ’s website about geo-engineering, called Contrails, not Chemtrails, can be found here

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ADEQ launches webpage ahead of ‘chemtrail’ meeting

By HEATHER SMATHERS KINGMAN — Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials have launched a new webpage detailing the lack of evidence of “chemtrails” ahead of a public meeting on the subject scheduled for Wednesday. “Based upon all data presented in the paragraphs below, and the Department’s understanding of the formation of contrails, ADEQ has not found any evidence that chemtrails

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ADEQ officials to hold chemtrail meeting

By HEATHER SMATHERS KINGMAN – Residents concerned with chemical spraying in the skies over Mohave County will have an opportunity to hear from state officials at an upcoming meeting. Mark Shaffer, public information officer for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, said in emailed comments, that ADEQ’s administrative counsel, Sherri Zendri, and public affairs director, Beth Hager, are scheduled to

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Mohave County officials taxpayer friendly, report says

KINGMAN — Most local officials from the three largest cities in Mohave County, as well as the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, have received a favorable rating from the Americans for Prosperity, a political action group dedicated to “educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process.” The report, released in May, uses

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Loader convicted of murder, dismemberment

By DAVE HAWKINS KINGMAN –  A Kingman man has been convicted in the murder and dismemberment of a temporary house guest in November, 2011. The Mohave County Superior Court jury deliberated 90 minutes May 29 before finding George Loader, 37, guilty of first degree murder and the abandonment of the body of John Oppenheim, 51. Defense attorney Chris Ackerley argued that

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LHC Constable Arrested

By DAVE HAWKINS LAKE HAVASU CITY –  Lake Havasu City Constable Bob Crabtree faces prosecution for allegedly assaulting his daughter. The May 26 incident occurred at Crabtree’s home on Diablo Drive. Police Captain Richie Sloma said Crabtree had already left the residence when officers responded to a call for service. Officers returned the morning of May 27 and arrested Crabtree for

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UPDATED: Angius testifies at Congressional Hearing in support of Hatchery

By HEATHER SMATHERS WASHINGTON – Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hildy Angius spoke to a Congressional subcommittee about the negative impacts a loss of funding to the federal Willow Beach Fish Hatchery is having on the tri-state. Angius, district 2, gave her testimony to the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. She asked

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