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Meadview Man Dies In Motorcyle Crash

A single vehicle motorcycle accident 36 miles north of Kingman injured a Meadview woman and killed her husband. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said 53-year-old Jerry Jennings crashed after losing control of his 1993 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Stockton Hill Road Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Jennings died after transport to Kingman Regional Medical Center. The motorcycle passenger, Jennings’ wife

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VIDEO: Spring Break Skydiving

Spring Break is reaching new heights in Lake Havasu City in 2011. A company based in Mesquite, Nev. is offering skydiving trips over the London Bridge. Cost is roughly $250 per flight, including video. Skydive Mesquite will be taking reservations over the next three weeks. For more details, call 1-877-2GO-JUMP. The first group of college students went up Saturday. To watch video, visit

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Verdict Comes In For Kingman Man

     A Mohave County Superior Court jury acquitted a Kingman man Friday of sexual assault. The jury did find 23-year-old Nathan Keener guilty of unlawful imprisonment.    Keener had been accused of raping his ex-girlfriend last fall. He faces probation when sentenced next month

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Bauer Doesn’t Last In Wickenburg

        The former Kingman Police Captain who retired to take another job didn’t last long as police chief in Wickenburg. Wes Bauer resigned March 7 after almost six months on the job.    Wickenburg Town Manager Gary Edwards said as Bauer’s probationary employment period ran its course parties decided it would be best to part company rather than move

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Busy Night For LHC Firefighters

At the same time some Lake Havasu City firefighters were responding to major crash at Havasu 95 Speedway on Saturday night, other companies were busy putting out a garage fire in the 600 block of Foothill Drive. The fire was under control about five minutes after arriving at the scene.  The occupants evacuated the house safely and no injuries were reported. Damages were

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Racer Seriously Injured At Havasu 95

A race car driver at Havasu 95 Speedway was airlifted by helicopter to a Las Vegas trauma facility after he was injured in a crash Saturday night. The driver, identified as Kenny Van Blargen of Paso Robles, Calif., was described in serious condition. Track Manager Bill Rohzon said the crash took place during a yellow flag as Van Blargen flipped

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Three Injured in Vehicle Accident

   Three people were transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center after being involved in a vehicle accident late Saturday night. According to the fire department, a “Rhino” utility vehicle carrying five people rolled near the intersection of North McCulloch Boulevard and Lake Havasu Avenue. Two other people in the vehicle were release at the scene. The cause of the accident

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Undercover Work Gets BHC Busts

     Three Bullhead City residents were arrested in a Friday sting operation conducted by MAGNET narcotics officers. Bullhead City police Lieutenant Steve Smith said a narcotics officer set up “buys” making telephone calls to known drug dealers.    The dealers were arrested after they arrived in parking lots and sold drugs to an undercover agent. 20-year-old Michael Couch sold

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Doctor Drug Dealer Gets 2.5 Years

  A Las Vegas-based doctor who illegally sold prescription drugs from the pain management clinic he operated in Golden Valley has been sentenced to prison for 2.5 years. Dr. Albert Yeh has also surrendered his license to practice medicine in both Arizona and Nevada.    Dr. Yeh is required to pay fines totaling nearly $700,000 and he has forfeited $2-million

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Hobies Set Sail On Havasu
Photo by Gary Meyers

More than 50 participants are in Lake Havasu City this weekend for the Mid-Winter Hobie Regatta, a sailing and racing event presented by the Lake Havasu Yacht Club. Sunday’s activities begin at 9 a.m. at Windsor Beach State Park. Admission is free. Races take place north of The Island

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Smokestack In Laughlin Comes Down
Photo By Naz Stobe Kirst

   As planned, the 41-story tall smokestack at the defunct Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin came down this morning in front of several onlookers. Owners shut down the once controversial plant in 2005 rather than investing $1-billion in cleaner emissions systems. Today’s stack implosion is considered a major step in the dismantling effort scheduled for completion in

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T-Bolt Teachers, Pupils Hit Court
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Thunderbolt Middle School hosted its annual students vs. staff basketball game and family night last week in front of nearly 200 spectators. In the first game, the 8th-grade Lady Cats defeated the Lady Staff. In the second game, the Men’s Staff, which has never been defeated by the students, was again victorious. Mr. Bitterman nailed a 3-pointer in the opening seconds,

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