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NACFD board member sentenced, must vacate office

The case is closed on 81-year-old Victor Albert Riccardi Jr., providing he successfully completes three years of probation, pays $1,357 in restitution and vacate his position as board member of Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District.

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Judge to set Rector trial date at next hearing

Last week’s decision by prosecutors to withdraw the death penalty for Justin James Rector, who is accused of child kidnapping, rape and murder wasn’t well received by the public, but it’ll go a long way toward getting the trial started 3½ years after the crime was committed.

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8 things to know for today's City Council meeting

Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

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Changes at annual Kiwanis scholarship dinner, but same community mindset

“There’s great pride in this dinner because you see the product,” Raymond said of the dinner and the scholarships it raises.

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Chamber CEO prepared to 'hit the ground running'

“But I’m not an HR guy,” he said. “It was great experience and I learned a ton, but I like building economies.”

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Local crews assist at nearby fires

Yucca Fire District sent a wildland fire engine and three firefighters to help battle the 500-acre Gould Fire in Parker on Feb. 13, with the crew assigned to structure protection.

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State House votes to spend money on traffic signage

State law already spells out that motorists must drive on the right half of the road unless passing someone going in the same direction.

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State Sen. Steve Farley is in the gubernatorial race

“I’m an insider who is like a mole for the citizens,” Farley said. “I want people to take advantage of that.”

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Kingman Concert Band to play free concert March 4

Kingman Concert Band never, ever disappoints, conductor Julie Gragg promised.

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Havasu man allegedly steals $130 in cash from Havasu’s VFW box

A 38-year-old Lake Havasu City man was cited and released on charges of theft when he allegedly stole $130.

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Gas tax remains stable, counties have to raise road funds on their own

On a voice vote Monday, the Senate agreed to permit the state’s 13 rural counties, for the first time ever, to ask their voters whether they’re willing to impose a one-cent sales tax

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Strange but true: German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

Officers were able to free the men, who were too drunk to explain how their unfortunate predicament had come about.

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Health and Human Services Committee approves adding new requirements for abortion providers

Women who want an abortion would have to tell state health officials exactly why

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Gov. Ducey calls for $2M to improve state trooper facilities

Gov. Doug Ducey's administration wants the next state budget to include $2 million to replace dilapidated housing

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Impaired driver collides with DPS trooper on 69; highway closed 5 hours

A Prescott Valley man was arrested on multiple felony charges after his truck collided with an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper’s vehicle Sunday evening, Feb. 18, according to a Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) press release.

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Murder suspect's accomplice pleads guilty in Cranston case

William Glen Sanders has agreed to cooperate with Mohave County Attorney’s Office in testifying against his former friend, Alfredo Blanco, accused of first-degree murder of real estate agent Sidney Cranston Jr.

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Freeze watch in effect through Wednesday

Freezing conditions can damage water pipes, pets could suffer from frostbite and hypothermia and sensitive plants left outdoors will die.

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Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ is coming to Lee Williams High School

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is coming to Lee Williams High School again to perform one of Shakespeare’s famous plays, “The Tempest.”

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Playground improvements coming to a park near you

Playground equipment throughout Kingman could soon be getting much-needed updates, as many have not been revitalized or replaced since being installed.

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Tis’ the season for IRS tax scams

You open your voicemail and there is a threatening message that says, “There is a legal petition notice filed under your name from the IRS for tax evasion and tax fraud … failure to return the call will result in law enforcement action against you.”

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Swedish artist Sofia Talvik in Kingman for Thursday performance

Swedish singer, Sofia Talvik is on her 2018 tour, “The Close Connection Tour.”

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Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations.

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House panel OKs stronger penalty for docs not following rules on medical marijuana

State lawmakers are moving to make felons of doctors who don’t follow all the rules when recommending that a patient be allowed to use marijuana.

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Arizona man pleads guilty to manslaughter in roommate death

An Arizona man who tweeted that he needed to move out of the home where he was living before he killed his roommates has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the subsequent shooting death of the owner of the suburban Phoenix house.

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State Briefs | Man accused of striking man in head with bat during fight

A 31-year-old Ash Fork man is accused of hitting another man in the head with a baseball bat during a fight outside a bar.

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